For the second consecutive season, split time between the Major League club and the Triple-A Gwinnett Braves. Combined to hit .324 (164-for-506) with 33 doubles and 75 runs 142 games between to two levels...Appeared in 46 games over two stints for the Major League club, from 7/26 through the end of the season and batted .266 (34-for-128). Recalled 7/13 and optioned 7/17...Smacked his first career home run 8/15, a two-run, two-out shot off OAK's Jesse Chavez...Set a career high with three hits on two separate occassions, 8/31 vs. MIA and 9/17 vs. WSH...Collected his first career pinch-hit in 8/8's sixth inning vs. WSH...Reached base safely in 28 of his 30 starts via hit, walk or hit-by-pitch. Batted .284 (33-for-116) with four doubles and 16 runs scored in his starts...Defensively for Atlanta, made 17 starts at second base, eight at third base and five at shortstop...Had a career-year at GWI, as he finished with the second highest batting average in the International League with a .344 (130-for-378) mark and was named the Gwinnett Braves Player of the Year by the organization...Earned GWI's Most Valuable Player team award after leading the club in batting average and OPS (.866)...Selected to the International League All-Star team. Started at third base and went 1-for-4 with a run scored in the Mid-Summer Classic at Durham...Named to the International League postseason All-Star squad. Was named as the All-Star Utility Player after receiving votes at second base, shortstop, third base, outfield and designated hitter...Was in the top 10 among Braves minor league hitters in several offensive categories, including batting average (2nd, .344), hits (T5th, 130), doubles (6th, 29), on-base percentage (7th, .379), slugging percentage (2nd, .487) and OPS (4th, .866)...At the time of his 7/26 callup, ranked among International League leaders in hits (1st, 130), batting average (2nd, .344), total bases (2nd, 185), doubles (T2nd, 29), triples (T3rd, 5), OPS (4th, .866), runs scored (T4th, 58), extra-base hits (T4th, 39), on-base percentage (5th, .379) and slugging percentage (7th, .487)...Selected as the International League Player of the Week, for the week ending 7/14 after batting .692 (18-for-26) with six doubles, 2 triples, one home run and six RBI over seven games...Went 32-for-104 (.308) in 27 June contests as he was selected the organizational GWI Player of the Month...Led GWI with 41 multi-hit games. Had a six-game multi-hit streak, 7/7-12. Put together a 10-game hitting streak, 7/4-17: .618 (21-for-34), seven doubles, two triples, one home run and eight RBI...Fell a hit shy of the cycle three times in a five-game span, 7/7 vs. Syracuse (3-for-4, 1B, 2B, HR), 7/8 vs. Syracuse (3-for-4, 1B, 2B, 3B) and 7/11 at Norfolk (4-for-5, 1B, 2 2B, 3B)...Smacked back-to-back home runs, 6/24-25...Played five positions defensively for GWI: first base (1), second base (25), third base (41), shortstop (20) and left field (8).
Split the season almost equally between Mississippi (AA) and Gwinnett (AAA), playing in 59 games and 58 games, respectively. Also appeared in four games with the Major League club...Batted a combined .254 (108-for-425) with 14 doubles, a pair of triples, three home runs and 38 RBI in 117 games between the two minor league stops...Had his contract purchased on 8/16 vs. WSH and made his Major League debut as a defensive replacement that evening, tallying one putout and two assists on three total chances...Recorded his first Major League hit with an infield single in the second inning off WSH's Gio Gonzalez on 8/18. Collected two hits in the game, his only two hits with the Major League club...Opened the season with Mississippi, where he hit .243 (53-for-218) in 59 games before earning a promotion to Gwinnett (AAA) on 6/23...Garnered Gwinnett's Player of the Month award for August after batting .304 (28-for-92) with three doubles and five RBI in 25 games...Reached base safely via hit, walk or hit-by-pitch in 34 of 38 games from 4/16-6/9...Stroked a season-high four hits on 5/7, ending the night 4-for-6 with two doubles, three runs and two RBI.