Full name is Chase Jordan Headley…is married to Casey and the couple has two children, Colt and Cale…his brother, Nate, was the director of baseball operations for the University of Tennessee. Graduated from Fountain-Fort Carson High School in Colorado where he played varsity baseball and basketball all four years…was named valedictorian and an all-conference basketball player…as a senior, was selected to play on the Colorado Rockies All-Star Team, consisting of the best prep players in the state…was also selected to the Colorado Rockies Select Scout Team. Began his college career in 2003 as a shortstop at the University of the Pacific (Calif.), where he led his team in hits and the Big West Conference in walks…transferred to the University of Tennessee, where he was teammates with Luke Hochevar, J.P. Arencibia and Julio Borbón …garnered All-America, All-SEC and Academic All-America honors with Tennessee and helped lead the Vols to the 2005 College World Series. Earned Academic All-America honors at Tennessee in 2005 with a 3.63 GPA in sport management…originally majored in sports medicine at Pacific. Was named the 2016 "Ben Epstein - Dan Castellano 'Good Guy'" award winner by members of the New York chapter of the BBWAA…received his award at the annual writers dinner on 1/21/17. Visited with pediatric patients in the Lerner Children's Pavilion at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) on 6/9/15…hosted three HSS pediatrics patients at the Yankees vs. Nationals game that night as part of the "Headley's Heroes" program, which honors individuals and organizations that make a differrence in the community.
Hit .253 (118-for-467) with 58R, 18 doubles, 14HR and 51RBI in 140 games (134 starts at 3B, 1 at DH) in his second full season with the Yankees…ranked third among Yankees position players with 2.6 WAR (FanGraphs), trailing only Gary Sánchez (3.2) and Didi Gregorius (2.7)…hit in every spot in the starting lineup except leadoff. Had 8SB, his most since 2013 (also 8SB)…stole second base on 4/6 vs. Houston-his first stolen base since 9/10/14 vs. Tampa Bay-to snap a span of 171 games without a stolen base…stole a base in consecutive games (4/15-16) for the fifth time in his career (first since 9/12-13/13). Drew a walk in six straight games from 4/8-16 (7BB total), equaling the second-longest streak of his career and his longest since 9/15-21/12 (also six games)…was the longest walk streak by a Yankees batter since Brett Gardner also walked in six consecutive games from 5/15-21/14. From his 32nd birthday (5/9) through the end of the season, batted .271/.347/.432 (105-for-387) with 54R, 18 doubles, 14HR and 49RBI in 115 games…over his first 25 games of the season, hit .163/.253/.163 (13-for-80) with 4R, 2RBI and no extra-base hits…reached base safely in a season-high 13 straight games from 5/9-22. Had an RBI in four straight games from 5/10-13, his longest RBI streak since 9/12-15/13 (also 4G)…immediately followed a career-long 23-game RBI drought (4/8-5/9). Hit two-run HR in the second inning of 5/12 win vs. Kansas City…was his first extra-base hit of the season and snapped a 170AB homerless stretch, dating to 9/12/15-G1…homered in consecutive games (5/12 and 5/13) for the first time since a career-high three-game HR streak from 9/13-15/13 w/ San Diego (also did so from 7/4-5). From 6/22 through the end of the season, hit 11HR with 37RBI in 77 games (had 3HR and 14RBI in his first 63G). Hit his fourth career grand slam and first since 9/9/12 vs. Arizona w/ San Diego (off Takashi Saito) in 6/22 win vs. Colorado…was the first grand slam by a Yankee in 2016…was his 11th career game with at least 4RBI and first since 8/30/15 at Atlanta (4RBI)…had just 3RBI in his previous 23 games (5/26-6/21). Collected his 500th career RBI with a solo HR in 6/29 win vs. Texas. Had 5HR in July, his highest total for a single calendar month since Sept. 2013 (also 5HR)…led Yankees hitters in July in home runs, runs scored (15), RBI (13), slugging percentage (.506) and OPS (.855). Collected his 1,147th career hit with a fifth-inning single on 7/25 at Houston, surpassing Roy Hartzell (1,146) for most ever by a Colorado-born player. Was replaced defensively at 3B by Alex Rodríguez in the ninth inning of 8/12 win vs. Tampa Bay, Rodríguez's final game with the Yankees.
Hit .259 (150-for-580) with 74R, 29 doubles, 11HR and 62RBI in 156 games (148 starts at 3B) in his first full season with the Yankees...led the team in hits...Per Fangraphs, recorded a 26.6 pct. line-drive rate, sixth-highest in the Majors...Singled home the go-ahead run in the eighth inning of 4/8 win vs. Toronto...was his third game-winning RBI in the eighth inning or later as a Yankee (also a "walk-off" single in his Yankees debut vs. Texas on 7/22/14 and a "walk-off" HR vs. Boston on 9/4/14)...Played all 19 innings in 4/10 loss vs. Boston at 3B, hitting a ninth-inning, game-tying solo HR (was 1-for-7 with 1BB)...was his second HR to tie the game or give the Yankees the lead vs. Boston in the ninth inning or later (also a ninth-inning "walk-off" solo HR on 9/4/14 off Koji Uehara)...was his third career game-tying HR in the ninth inning or later (also a solo HR in the ninth on 9/6/13 vs. Colorado and a two-run HR in the ninth on 4/13/12 at Los Angeles-NL, both with San Diego)...since 2010, was just the Yankees' second game-tying HR with two outs in the ninth inning (also Mark Teixeira's solo HR off Francisco Rodriguez on 5/11/14 at Milwaukee)...was the Yankees' first game-tying HR with two outs in the bottom of the ninth since Shelley Duncan's three-run HR on 8/15/07 vs. Baltimore...Hit three-run HR and was 2-for-4 with 4RBI and 1SF in 5/11 win at Tampa Bay, his most RBI in a game since 9/9/12 vs. Arizona w/ San Diego (4RBI)... Had at least 1H and 1R in a career-high seven straight games (6/17-24), just the second such streak by a Yankee since 2011 (Gardner, 8G from 5/6-14/14)...hit .355 (11-for-31) in those seven games...Hit his 100th career home run in 6/23 loss vs. Philadelphia, a solo shot off Sean O'Sullivan in the fifth inning...snapped a 105AB homerless stretch (his first HR since 5/25 vs. Kansas City)...Batted .370 (30-for-81) with 15RBI in 21 games in July, raising his season batting average from .246 to .273... marked his most hits in a calendar month since July 2014 (31H) and his most RBI since September 2012 (30RBI)...his .370 batting average was his highest ever in a calendar month in his career (min. 15AB)...Recorded his 1,000th career hit with an eighth-inning single off Kevin Jepsen in 7/3 win vs. Tampa Bay...Hit safely in a season-high 12 straight games from 7/23-8/4, batting .435 (20-for-46) with 14R, 4 doubles, 1HR, 12RBI and 3BB during the stretch...Reached base safely (via hit, walk or HBP) in 22 straight games from 7/23-8/15, matching the second-longest such streak of his career (28 straight from 8/20-9/21/12 and 22 straight from 7/3-28/13)...Drove in the game-winning run on a "walk-off" groundout in the 10th inning in 8/17 win vs. Minnesota...was his seventh career "walk-off" RBI, third as a Yankee and third career "walk-off" plate appearance that was not a hit...Hit two-run HR and reached base safely in each of his five plate appearances (tying a career high, eighth time, first since 9/16/12 vs. Colorado w/ San Diego) in 8/30 win at Atlanta, going 3-for-3 with 3R, 1 double, 4RBI and 2BB before being removed defensively in the seventh...with teammate Stephen Drew (4-for-4, 3R, 4RBI, 2BB), became the first pair of Yankees teammates to both record at least 3R, 3H and 4RBI in the same game since Tino Martinez (4-for-6, 3R, 4RBI) and Scott Brosius (4-for-6, 4R, 6RBI) on 8/23/99 at Texas...Made his postseason debut with the Yankees in 10/6 AL Wild Card Game loss vs. Houston, going 0-for-2 with 1BB...according to Elias, entered the 2015 playoffs as one of five active Major Leaguers to appear in at least 1,000 career regular season games without ever playing in the postseason, joining Jose Bautista, Edwin Encarnacion, Adam Lind and Alex Rios...all except Lind made their playoff debuts in 2015.
Batted .262 (50-for-191) with 28R, 8 doubles, 6HR and 17RBI in 58 games (49 startsat 3B, six at 1B and one at DH) with the Yankees... Was acquired by the Yankees with cash considerations from San Diego in exchangefor INF Yangervis Solarte and RHP Rafael De Paula on 7/22... Made his Yankees debut and hit 14th-inning "walk-oﬀ" single in 7/22 win vs. Texas, going1-for-4 with 1RBI after entering the game as a pinch-hitter for Wheeler in the eighth andremaining in the game at 3B…became the ﬁrst player to record a "walk-oﬀ" hit as his ﬁrst Yankees hit since Alfonso Soriano hit an 11th-inning "walk-oﬀ" HR on 9/24/99 vs. TampaBay (in a 4-3 Yankees win)…became the ﬁrst player with a "walk-oﬀ" hit in his Yankees debut since Roy Weatherly hada "walk-oﬀ" double on 4/22/43 vs. Washington (in a ninth-inning 5-4 Yankees Opening Day win)-credit:Elias…was his fourth career "walk-oﬀ" hit and ﬁrst since a 10th-inning HR on 8/21/12 vs. Pittsburgh w/ San Diego... Recorded either an extra-base hit or an RBI in each of his ﬁrst four games for the Yankees (7/22-25)…becamethe ﬁrst player to do so after playing for another team earlier in the season since Lee Mazzilli in his ﬁrst ﬁvegames for the Yankees after being acquired from the Rangers in 1982-credit: Elias... Hit safely in each of his ﬁrst eight games with the Yankees (7/22-29)…according to
Elias, became the ﬁfth player to begin his Yankees career with a hitting streak of at least eight games after playing for another clubearlier that season, joining Ichiro Suzuki (ﬁrst 12 games in 2012), Rey Sanchez (10 in 1997), Wayne Tolleson(nine in 1986) and Pasty Dougherty (nine in 1904)…hit his ﬁrst HR as a Yankee in 7/27 loss vs. Toronto... Did not make an error over a 62-game stretch at third base from 5/23-8/13…was the second-longest errorless streak at third base of his Major League career (67 games from 2012-13)... Made his ﬁrst career start-and third appearance-at 1B in 8/4 win vs. Detroit... Hit ninth-inning, "walk-oﬀ" solo HR and was 1-for-4 in 9/4 win vs. Boston…was his third career "walk-oﬀ" HR (last: 8/21/12 vs. Pittsburgh w/ San Diego)... Missed four games (9/12-14) after being hit by a pitch in 9/11 win vs. Tampa Bay…was hit in the jaw in the ninthinning (by Jake McGee) and was removed from game... Was ejected by HP Umpire Marty Foster after the ﬁrst pitch of his AB in the seventh inning of 9/15 loss at TampaBay (arguing balls and strikes)…was his third career ejection and ﬁrst since 8/19/12 w/ San Diego vs. San Francisco... Was the ﬁnal batter on 9/18 vs. Toronto, reaching on a "walk-oﬀ" ﬁelding error in the ninth that brought in thegame-winning run…was the third Yankees "walk-oﬀ" win that ended in a Headley AB (also 9/4 vs. Boston-HR and 7/22 vs. Texas-single)... Hit .229 (64-for-279) with 27R, 12 doubles, 7HR and 32RBI in 77G w/ San Diego... Was placed on the 15-day disabled list from 4/25-5/10 with a strained right calf
Played in 141 games after beginning the season on the disabled list…collected a career-high 35 doubles...Began the season on the 15-day DL with a fractured left thumb sustained in Spring Training…reinstated from the DL on April 17 and made his season debut that day at Los Angeles-NL...Over his first 27 games from April 17 - May 17, hit .296 (29-for-98) with eight doubles, four home runs, 13 RBI and 13 runs scored...Reached base safely in 22-straight games from July 3-28, hitting .308 (24-for-78) with 12 extra-base hits and 14 runs scored over that span…was the longest such streak by a Padre in 2013 and the second-longest of his career, behind a stretch of 28-straight games from August 20 - September 21, 2012...Had a season-best 13-game hit streak from April 26-May 8 (.400, 20-for-50), the second-longest streak by a Padre in 2013 behind Will Venable's 15-game hit streak (August 2-18) and second-longest of his career...In the second half, hit .280 (60-for-214) with 18 doubles, one triple, six home runs, 19 RBI and 26 runs scored in 59 games…in the first half, hit .229 (70-for-306) with 17 doubles, one triple, seven homers, 31 RBI and 33 runs scored in 82 games...His .829 OPS in the second half was fourth-highest in the Majors among third baseman with at least 200 plate appearances...During the month of September, batted .305 (25-for-82) with seven doubles, five home runs, 14 RBI and 11 runs scored in 24 games played…seven doubles were the most by a Padre in September while his five homers and 14 RBI were second-most behind Jedd Gyorko's seven homers and 20 RBI…posted a .997 OPS in the month of September (.424 on-base percentage and a .573 slugging percentage), the seventh-best mark in the NL...His 10 doubles in July were tied for second-most by a National Leaguer (also, Hanley Ramirez-LAD), one shy of the Giants' Pablo Sandoval...Played 36 games while batting fourth in the order, hitting .290 (38-for-131) with 11 doubles, six home runs, 19 RBI and 18 runs scored with a .397 on-base percentage and a .511 slugging percentage...In a series at Atlanta from September 13-15, homered in all three games, the longest such streak of his career and longest by a Padre since Adrian Gonzalez homered in four-straight games in 2010 (April 21-25, 2010)…three homers were the most in a single series by a Padre in 2013…over a 10-game stretch from September 4-15, hit five home runs, including in back-to-back games on September 4-6...On April 28 vs. San Francisco, went 3-for-3 with a homer and a pair of doubles…according to ELIAS, only four other Padres had ever gone 3-for-3 or better with all of their hits going for extra-bases: Sixto Lezcano on July 31, 1982 (4-for-4, 2 doubles, 2 homers), Ken Caminiti on July 4, 1998 (3-for-3, 2 doubles and a homer), Ryan Klesko on May 21, 2001 (3-for-3, 2 homers and a triple) and Brian Giles on August 18, 2004 (3-for-3, a double, a triple and a homer)...Recorded a double in four consecutive games from September 25-28, tied for the longest such streak of his career (2x, also: June 5-8, 2012) and tied for the longest such streak in Padres history (several times)...Finished the season by hitting .295 (36-for-122) with 11 doubles, five home runs, 15 runs scored, a .403 on-base percentage and a .508 slugging percentage over his final 35 games from August 15 through the end of the season, raising his average on the year from .236 to his final mark of .250...With 80 career home runs, is five shy of Johnny Frederick (1929-34) for the most home runs by a player born in the state of Colorado.
Enjoyed the best season of his career, finishing fifth
among National League Most Valuable Player voting, earning
his first career Rawlings Gold Glove and Louisville Silver
Slugger awards and unanimously being named the Padres
MVP by the San Diego chapter of the Baseball Writers'
Association of America (BBWAA) following the season.
Set career-highs in several offensive category,including hits (173),
home runs (31), RBI (115), runs scored (95), walks (86), OBP
(.376),SLG(.498) and OPS(.875)...played in a career-high tying
161 games (2x,also 2010),hit a career-high tying 31 doubles (2x,
also 2009)and stole a career-high tying 17 bases (2x,also 2010).
Led the NL with 115 RBI, the third-most among all Major League
players...just the second Padre in team history to lead the NL in
RBI (also, Dave Winfield - 118 RBI in 1979).
His 115 RBI ranked tied with Joe Carter (1990) for seventh-most in a season all-time by a Padre.
Garnered a Greatness in Baseball Yearly Award (GIBBY) following the season for Breakout Hitter of the Year.
Became just the 10th player in Padres history to win a Gold Glove and just the second to win for third base...led all
Major League third basemen with 159 starts and 1,397.0 innings played at third base...committed just 10 errors in
424 total chances, the most total chances among all NL third basemen, for a .976 fielding percentage, second-best
in the Majors among qualifying third basemen.
Also became just the 10th player in Padres history to win a Silver Slugger Award, and just the third to win at third
base, joining Ken Caminiti (1996) and Gary Sheffield (1992)...became just the eighth NL third baseman ever to
win both the Gold Glove and Silver Slugger in the same season...just the fourth Padre to win both in one season,
joining Tony Gwynn (1986-87, 89), Benito Santiago (1988, 90) and Caminiti (1996).
Was named Player of the Month twice in 2012, for both August and September.
POM award for August was his first career monthly award...first Padre to receive the award since Tony Gwynn in May
of 1997...in 28 games total in August, hit .306 (33-for-108) with 10 home runs and 31 RBI, leading all of MLB in RBI
that month and ranking tied for the most home runs...just the second player in Padres history to lead MLB in both
HR and RBI in any month each team played 10 games with the only other by Caminiti in August of 1996 (ELIAS).
Garnered his second-straight POM award in September, becoming just the second Padre in team history to win
the award twice in one season with the only other by Ken Caminiti who also won for both August and September in
1996...only other Padre to win multiple monthly awards was Tony Gwynn (five).
Over 26 games in September, hit .324 (33-for-102) with nine home runs and 30 RBI, the most RBI among all MLB
players in September and tied for the most homers among NL players.
According to ELIAS, his back-to-back months with 30-or-more RBI in August and September made him the only
player in Padres history to have two months with 30-or-more RBI in the same season.
Overall in the second half, hit .308 (89-for-289) with 23 home runs and 73 RBI, leading all MLB in RBI after the All Star Break...led all NL players in home runs in the second half,ranking second in MLB behind Miguel Cabrera (26).
His 23 home runs in the second-half of the season were the second-most ever by a Padre after the All-Star Break,
trailing only Ken Caminiti who hit 28 home runs in the second half of the 1996 season.
His 73 RBI after the All-Star Break were also the second-most ever by a Padre in the second half trailing only
Caminiti's 81 RBI in the second half of 1996.
Had 16 games with three-or-more RBI in 2012, the most among all Major League players and most by a Padre since
Greg Vaugn had a franchise-record tying 17 such games in 1998 (also, Dave Winfield in 1979)...Ken Caminiti is the
only other Padre to have 16 such games, doing so in 1996.
Finished with the third-most walks among all National Leaguers (86), trailing Dan Uggla (94) and Joey Votto (94).
Started 159 of the Padres 162 games in 2012, all at 3B...started 141 games batting third.
Reached base safely (via hit, walk or HBP) in 146 of his 161 games in 2012, setting a new Padres record, passing
Tony Gwynn (144 in 1987), according to ELIAS.
First hit of the season came on 4/8 vs. LAD, a grand slam...first Padre to hit a GS for his first hit of a season since
Aaron Cunningham also did so on 6/15/10 vs. TOR...Headley's second career grand slam (also, 8/5/11 at PIT).
Hit his second grand slam of the season on 9/9 vs. ARI, third of his career.u Had four multi-homer games in 2012, the first four multi-homer games of his career(4/18 at COL, 5/28 at CHI, 8/10
at PIT and 9/7 vs.ARI)...multi-homer game on 8/10 at PIT was his first career game homering from both sides of
the plate...four multi-homer games the most in a season by a Padre since 2001 when Ryan Klesko had five and
Phil Nevin had four.
Homered in three-straight at-bats from 8/10-11 at PIT, tying a club record (9x)...the three home runs on came on
three consecutive pitches.
Had a season-best 12-game hit streak from 6/26-7/7, batting .298 (14-for-47) over that streak...second-longest hit
streak of his career and tied for the longest by a Padre in 2012 (also, Chris Denorfia, 6/6-25).
Named National League Player of the Week for 8/6-12, his first career weekly award...hit .333 (8-for-24) with three
home runs and 11 RBI that week.
Had a career-high tying three doubles on 4/16 at COL (2x, also 9/21/09 at PIT)...tied for the most ever in a game
by a Padre (several times).
In 81 games at Petco Park, hit .272 (82-for-301) with 13 home runs and 51 RBI, the most RBI by any Padre in a
season at Petco...finished tied for the second-most hits (82, also Mark Loretta in 2004) in a season at Petco and
finished with the second-most home runs (Adrian Gonzalez - 14 in 2008).
Hit his second career walkoff home run on 8/21 vs. PIT in the bottom of the 10th inning (also, 4/16/10 vs.ARI).
Collected a career-high six RBI on 9/2 at COL, the most RBI by a Padre since Adrian Gonzalez also had six RBI
on 5/19/10 at LAD.
On 7/30 at CIN reached base safely (via hit or walk) five times and did not score a run while the team scored 11
total...first Padre ever to reach base safely five times in a game and not score a run while the club scored 10-or more (ELIAS).
Played in 113 games, making 102 starts at third base...missed 39 games due to a fractured finger on his left hand...Switch-hitter batted .264 (73-for-276) from the left side of the plate and .352 (37-for-105) from the right side of the plate...was a career .240 hitter from the right side prior to the 2011 season...Had a career best 16-game hitting streak from 5/21-6/6, hitting .339 (20-for-59) over that stretch...longest hitting streak by a Padre since Adrian Gonzalez had two 17-game streaks in 2006...Belted his first grand slam while tallying a career-high five RBI 8/5 at PIT...Had a season-high four hits in three games, all on the same road trip (6/13-22)...first Padre to have three games with four-or-more hits on a single road trip and first to do so in any six-game span (6/14, 6/17, 6/20)...Placed on the DL due to his injured finger on 8/8 (retroactive to 8/6) and was reinstated 9/19...at the time he was placed on the DL, he led all ML third basemen with a .292 batting average and was tied for third in both walks (51) and doubles (28).
In his second full Major League season, appeared in
161 games, including 156 starts at third base.
Finished second on the club (behind Gonzalez)...in runs scored, hits,
doubles, RBI and walks...Set a career high with 17 steals in 22 attempts...tied for second on
the team (with Gwynn, behind Venable)...stole nine bases in his first
31 games without getting caught...Hit at a .285 clip (120-for-421) as a left-handed batter and .217 (41-
for-189) as a right-handed batter...hit .289 (91-for-315) on the road
and .237 (70-for-295) at home...his better averages both against right-handers and away from PETCO Park combined
for a .322 (74-for-23) average against righties on the road...607 of his 610 at-bats came as a third baseman...went 0-for-3 as a pinch-hitter...Hit safely in 26 of his first 31 games, including an eight-game hitting streak to start the season...over the 31-game
stretch, hit .325 (40-for-123)...Made 13 errors on the season, including five in his first 10 games (.966 fielding percentage)...following the first 10
games, committed just eight errors and posted a .978 fielding percentage...Ranked among top National League third basemen in games played (1st, 158), innings played (1st, 1407.2), total chances
(2nd, 388) and assists (2nd, 293)...had the fourth fewest errors among qualifying third basemen.
In his first full Major League season, appeared in 156 games for the Padres while setting career
highs in nearly every offensive category.
Started in 136 of his 156 games, including 111 in left field and 25 at third base...majority of ... starts at third came in
place of an injured Kevin Kouzmanoff during the second half of the season.
... Ranked among team leaders in games played (2nd), at-bats (2nd), hits (2nd), doubles (T1st), home runs (T3rd), RBI
(3rd), runs scored (3rd), batting average (2nd), on-base percentage (2nd) and slugging percentage (3rd).
... Hit .305 (91-for-298) on the road as opposed to .208 (51-for-245) at home...28 of his 38 multi-hit games came away
... Ranked second on the club after the All-Star break with a .293 batting average (76-for-259) and third with a .377 on-base
percentage...collected 19 doubles, one triple, four home runs, 31 RBI and 36 runs scored.
... Switch-hitter batted .270 (98-for-363) from the left-side while hitting .244 (44-for-180) as a righty.
... Tallied a career-high five hits 9/21 at PIT...finished 5-for-6 with three doubles, one home run, two RBI and two runs
scored...11 total bases in the game...also had one four-hit and seven three-hit games in 2009.
Played in all 91 of the Padres games after his recall
from Triple-A Portland 6/17...prior to the season, named
No. 1 on Baseball America's Padres Top 10 Prospect list
and No. 32 among the Top 100 Prospects in baseball...
also tabbed best hitter for average in the SD system...Finished among National League rookie leaders in batting
average (5th, .269), home runs (T-7th, 9), RBI (T-8th, 38), multi-hit
games (7th, 22), runs (9th, 34), hits (T-7th, 89), total bases (6th,
139), doubles (4th, 19), stolen bases (T-10th, 4), walks (T-7th, 30),
on-base percentage (8th, .337), slugging percentage (5th, .420),
extra-base hits (T-5th, 30) and outﬁeld assists (T-6th, 2)...10-game
hit streak tied for third-longest stretch among NL rookies...Batted .276 (32-for-116) with four homers and 15 RBI while
batting right-handed and .265 (57-for-215) with ﬁve homers and
23 RBI when hitting from the left side...24 of 30 walks and 13 of
19 doubles came while batting lefty. sports management...In 48 road games, hit at a .301 clip (55-for-183)...45-for-139 (.324) with 30 RBI with runners on...hit .345 (38-for-110) with 20 RBI and 30 walks when ahead in the
count compared to .143 (16-for-112) with ﬁve RBI and no walks when behind...Played 82 games in left ﬁeld and seven at third base...posted a .969 ﬁelding percentage in left, committing ﬁve errors
in 163 total chances with two assists in 713.0 innings...one error in 13 total chances in 55.0 frames at third base...After joining the Friars on 6/17, hit safely in his ﬁrst ﬁve contests, going 7-for-20 (.350) with two homers...Collected ﬁrst Major League home run and RBI 6/18 at Yankee Stadium...Hit safely in 15 of ﬁrst 17 tilts 6/17-7/5 and 22 of 25 contests 6/17-7/17...Career-high 10-game hit streak 6/25-7/5, going 10-for-39 (.256)...tallied a nine-game hit streak from 8/5-14, batting
.433 (13-for-30) with four doubles, two homers, ﬁve RBI and seven runs during that span...Homered in back-to-back games for the ﬁrst time 8/6-7 at NYM...ﬁrst career steal 8/7 at NYM...Single-month-best .293 clip (29-for-99) in 26 September tilts...16-for-47 (.340) with six doubles and seven RBI over ﬁnal 12 games of the season 9/15-28...career-high four hits
9/19 at WSH, driving in game-winning run in 14th inning...Chosen as the "Best Batting Prospect" in the Paciﬁc Coast League for the 2008 season in Baseball America's
annual "Best Tools" survey featured in the publication's 8/25-9/7 issue...Began the season with Portland, hitting .305 (79-for-259) in 65 games before his call-up...played 56 games in left
ﬁeld and eight at third base...In 30 May games, batted .357 (45-for-126) with 10 doubles, seven long balls and 19 RBI, slugging .619 during
the month...45 hits in May marked the most for a Portland batter in one month since the team returned to the
Paciﬁc Coast League in 2001...5/8 at Omaha went 5-for-5 with a walk, reaching base in each of six plate appearances...became just the 10th
Portland batter in eight seasons to log ﬁve hits in a game.
IN THE BIGS: Went 4-for-18 (.222) in eight games overall with the Friars...notched a pinch-hit single in the 13th inning of the Padres Wild Card tie-breaker at COL on 10/1...recalled from Double-A San Antonio on 9/25 for a second stint with the Padres...went 3-for-17 (.176) with a double and a run scored in seven games during his first stint with the club from 6/15-27...contract purchased by San Diego on 6/15 and made Major League debut that day as the starting third baseman in Chicago against the Cubs.
BEST IN TEXAS: Unanimously named Texas League Player of the Year after leading the league with a .330 average (143-for-433) in 121 games with San Antonio...also led all Texas League hitters with a .437 on-base percentage and .580 slugging percentage...finished among league leaders in hits (143, T-4th), doubles (38, 3rd), extra-base hits (63, 3rd), homers (20, T-4th), RBI (78, T-4th) and runs scored (82, 5th)...also named a Texas League Mid- and Post-Season All-Star, Baseball America Double-A All-Star and received the Texas League's Topps Player of the Year award.
TOPPING THE SYSTEM: Received the Padres 2007 Minor League Player of the Year award, selected annually by the club's baseball operations staff...finished third in the system in batting (.330)...named the organization's Player of the Month in April, batting .360 (31-for-86) with eight doubles, five home runs, 17 RBI and 17 runs scored in 24 games for the Missions during the month...also earned the honor in June after hitting at a .408 clip (20-for-49) with five doubles, six home runs, 11 RBI and 13 runs scored in 14 games for San Antonio.
ON A MISSION: Helped lead San Antonio to a Texas League title...knocked two home runs in the playoffs while batting .269 (7-for-26) with four RBI and six walks over seven contests.
Earned California League Mid- and Post-Season All-Star honors after batting .291 (141-for-484)
in 129 games for Single-A Lake Elsinore...named the Padres No. 5 prospect and player with the best
strike-zone discipline by Baseball America entering the season...Ranked fourth among Cal League leaders in walks (74) while pacing all third basemen in games played (127)...Finished 10th in the organization in batting average and led the Storm in hits...compiled 38 multiple-hit games...Named California League Player of the Week for 5/29-6/4 after batting .346 (9-for-26) with four homers and eight RBI
in seven games...Hit .347 (33-for-95) during the month of July and continued his hot hitting in August, going 21-for-57 (.368) with 15 RBI
during a season-best 13-game hitting streak 8/18-30...Played for the Peoria Saguaros in the Arizona Fall League following the regular season...batted .257 (26-for-101) with
six doubles, three homers and 12 RBI in 28 games.
Spent most of his debut season with Short-A Eugene...promoted to Single-A Fort Wayne 8/31
and concluded season playing in four games with the Wizards...Led the Emeralds in hits (59), doubles (14), total bases (97), RBI (33) and walks (34)...Started and finished his stint in Eugene on a season-high seven-game hitting streaks, 7/1-7 (.419; 13-for-31) and
8/24-30 (.357; 10-for-28)...Finished the month of July with 22 RBI in 29 games.