Attended St. John's University and in his three seasons there batted .371 (233-for-628) with 48 doubles, 24 home runs, 156 RBI and 33 stolen bases in 166 games....Batted .402 (86-for-214) with 59 runs, 19 doubles, three triples, nine home runss, 56 RBI and 21 stolen bases in 2011....Named a third team All-American, first team All-BIG EAST selection, Golden Spikes Award Semifinalist and third team Academic All-American his junior season...Is a two-time All-BIG EAST selection and Freshman All-American....Ended his St. John's career by ranking second on the all-time leaderboard with a .370 career avg., sixth in hits (237), third in RBI (157), fourth in doubles (48) and fifth in home runs (25). > Engaged to Brittany Pinto.
Made his first career Opening Day roster and batted .312 with 37 extra base hits and an .833 OPS in 100 games....Missed most of the final two months of the season with inflammation in his lower back....Among NL leaders (prior to going on the DL) ranked fifth in hits (116), tied for seventh in doubles (25), eighth in on-base pct. (.374) and eighth in batting average (.309)....Posted a .996 fielding pct. and made just two errors in 461 total chances at second-base....Recorded his first career game-ending RBI on April 22 vs. Los Angeles-NL, hitting a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 9th inning to give the Giants a 3-2 walk-off win...Hit his first HR of the season May 3 vs. Los Angeles-AL off RHP Jered Weaver…his homer was part of back-to-back HRs with leadoff hitter Nori Aoki in the 1st inning…it was the fourth time ever the Giants had started a game with back-to-back homers....Recorded a career-best 11-game hitting streak from May 3-15, batting .310 (13-for-42) during the stretch....Was elected by MGR Bruce Bochy to his first All-Star team…became the seventh Giants second baseman to make an AS roster....Was placed on the 15-day disabled list Aug. 3 with inflammation in his lower back…underwent an MRI Aug. 5 in San Francisco that confirmed inflammation in his lower back and revealed no structural issues....Returned from his rehab assignment at triple-A Sacramento and was reinstated off the 15-day disabled list Sept. 7....Appeared in just three games before being removed from the game on Sept. 9 at Arizona after feeling some discomfort in his back when swinging a bat and when he dove for a ball at second base....Was placed on the 60-day disabled list Sept. 16 missing the remainder of the season…went through a second round of MRIs and scans and his condition didn't worsen when he returned to the field, and the tests confirmed that he was just dealing with inflammation, not a chronic issue.
Rookie second baseman made his Major League debut in mid-June and established himself as one of the top NL rookies in 2014, hitting .305 (82-for-269) with 10 doubles, two triples, a home run and 18 RBI in 73 games...Led all NL rookies in batting average and on-base pct. (.343) while tying for fourth in multi-hit games (25) and placing sixth in hits...Was one of eight Giants to play second base, joining Brandon Hicks (59 starts), Ehire Adrianza (15), Joaquin Arias (10), Matt Duffy (5), Dan Uggla (4), Marco Scutaro (3) and Tony Abreu (0)...started 66 games at second, which were the most starts at second by a Giants rookie in a single season since Robby Thompson started 145 games in 1986...Went 31-for-83 (.373) versus left-handed pitchers...since the team moved to San Francisco in 1958, only two Giants rookie left-handed batters hit at least .300 against southpaws in at least 50 at-bats: Willie McCovey in 1959 (.340) and Will Clark in 1986 (.308) (Elias)...Hit .317 (46-for-145) in 39 road games, the eighth-highest avg. among Giants rookies with at least 100 PAs on the road since 1958...Had his contract purchased from triple-A Fresno and was added to the Major League roster on June 21 while the Giants played the D-Backs in Arizona...hit .321 (94-for-293) with 50 runs, 14 doubles, five home runs and 45 RBI in 74 games with triple-A Fresno...SF was hesitant to make a move and wanted Panik to continue his growth at triple-A, but the trio of big league second basemen on SF's roster (Adrianza, Arias, Hicks) struggled for over a month, combining to hit .179 (40-for- 223) with 21 RBI from May 1-June 21...Beginning Aug. 4, hit .345 (67-for-194) for the fifth-highest clip in the bigs behind LAD's Carl Crawford (.403), DET's Victor Martinez (.362), teammate Buster Posey (.354) and PIT's Starling Marte (.354).
Spent the entire season with double-A Richmond, batting .257 (134-for-522) in 137 games...Finished second in the Eastern League in games played (137) and led the Squirrels in plate appearances (522)...Served as the Squirrels everyday 2nd baseman and #2 hitter in the lineup…he made 117 appearances at 2nd base and 128 starts batting second in the order...Topped EL second basemen with a .987 fielding percentage, committing just seven errors in 545 total chances...Named as a replacement to the Eastern League Midseason All-Star Team, appearing in the Eastern League All-Star Game in New Britain, CT...Got off to a hot start, enjoying his finest month of the season, batting .320 (31-for-97) in April...Entered the season rated as the #2 prospect in the Giants' organization by Baseball America...Enters the 2014 campaign rated as the 9th-best prospect in San Francisco's chain by Baseball America.