I grew up and Panama City, FL and after graduating from Mosley High School, I went on to play for the University of Alabama in Huntsville.
After my senior year in 2001, I signed with the Arizona Diamondbacks before the draft. After spending 5 years with Arizona, I spent some time with the Cincinnati Reds and Philadelphia Phillies organizations.
Over my 14 years, I have hit many career milestones and have several hitting records along the way.
We'll see where I end up next season...
About Me and My Career
Baseball has been in my blood ever since I can remember. It seems that no matter where I went or what I was doing I always had a bat in my hands. I knew from an early age that baseball was all I ever wanted to do.
Now that my playing carreer is winding down and coming to an end, I want to pass along my experiences and all of the knowledge that I have acquired on to the next wave of players who have aspirations of becoming a professional player someday.
I went to high school in Panama City, FL and after leading the entire state in hitting (.527 avg) and being selected to Team Florida, I went on to play at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. During my 4 years there, I went on to set many season and career records that I still hold to this day...including career batting average, homeruns, rbi's and total bases. My Juinor year was my best of the 4....hitting .368 with 24 homeruns and 93 rbi's.
After my senior year I signed with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2001. I spent 5 seasons with Arizona, making it to Triple A and leading the entire organization in homeruns and rbi's for 2 consecutive seasons (2003 and 2004). In 2003 I set the single season homerun record for Lancaster in the California League with 31, to go along with 108 rbi's and being named to the USA Today minor league all star team.
After a couple of short stints with Cincinnatie and Philadelphia, I've been playing independent ball hoping the big leagues will call one day. Over my 13 (and still counting) years of playing in the professional ranks I have learned from the best of the best and I want to pass along what I've learned to the next wave of all stars!
Career Stats and Highlights
Highest level: AAA
Signed by Arizona Diamondbacks in 2001
Career Stats: .270 avg. 201 HR 877 RBI in 1252 Games
2013 Stats (Kansas City/Amarillo): .261 avg. 24 HR 15 2B 93 RBI in 95 Games
2012 Stats (Abilene): .270 avg. 12 HR 21 2B 61 RBI in 78 Games
2011 Stats (El Paso/Fargo): .276 avg. 16 HR 29 2B 76 RBI in 98 Games
2010 Stats (El Paso): .305 avg. 14 HR 22 2B 66 RBI in 74 Games
2010: Player Of The Year - El Paso (.305 14 HR 22 2B 66 RBI in 76 Games)
2004: Led Diamondbacks organization in Homeruns (21) in 311 at-bats
2003: California League All-Star, USA Today Minor
League All-Star Team, Led Diamondbacks organization in Homeruns and
RBI’s (.312 31 HR 108 RBI) 2001: Northwest League All-Star (.278 12 HR 51 RBI 24 2B in 76 games)