September 28, 1987
25th round, 2008 by LAD
Acquired from the LA Dodgers with James Loney,
Rubby De La
Ivan De Jesus for Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett,
Nick Punto, and cash considerations (Oct. 2012)
School: Smithfield (NC)
Traded to Pittsburgh with
Stolmy Pimentel, and
Jesus for Joel Hanrahan and
Brock Holt (Dec. 2012)
Versatile bench player capable of
playing corner outfield positions and first base. Can play center
field in a pinch. Fringe-average hit tool. Swing is on the long side
and can trigger on slowly. Tends to swing and miss too much.
Creates leverage with hips. Solid-average power potential. Struggles with advanced
off-speed stuff. Leads to being prone to striking out. Below-average speed.
Average defender at first base and in left field. Doesn't have the range to play
center field or right field in more than an emergency. Average arm.
Projects as bench player at the major league level, capable of filling in