Hit .423 (33-for-78) with 14 homers, 33 RBI, 39 runs and a .574 on-base percentage in 29 games during his
senior year at Jesuit (CA) High School...Also played basketball in high school...Played for USA Baseball's junior national team in 2005...Hit .464 with 11 RBI in 8 games, helping Team USA
win a silver medal in the Pan American Championship in Mexico.
Participated in the 2009 Red Sox Rookie Development Program.2011For a 2nd straight year saw Major League action with Boston as a September call-up...Was recalled to Boston on 9/13 and played in 6 Big League games through the conclusion of the season, all
at 1st base...Went 0-for-5 at the plate with 2 runs scored...Made 1st ML appearance of the year 9/13 vs. TOR as a pinch-runner for Adrian Gonzalez in the 8th inning...Spent the entire minor league season at Triple-A Pawtucket, hitting .265 (130-for-491) with 31 doubles, 2
triples, 14 homers, 78 RBI and 65 runs in 136 games...Stole a career-high 5 bases in as many attempts...Led the International League and topped Sox farmhands with 80 walks...Paced Pawtucket and ranked among
IL leaders in games (T-3rd), at-bats (4th), hits (T-8th), doubles (T-8th), RBI (T-7th) and total bases (T-14th, 207)...Topped IL 1st basemen in games (132) and double plays (123) at the position...Tied for 5th in the IL with 23 RBI in July and tied for 7th in the month with 6 homers...Hit .288 (30-for-104)
with a .910 OPS, his best marks of any full month...Notched 8 multi-hit and 6 multi-RBI efforts in July...Hit .333 (13-for-39) with a home run and 7 RBI over his final 12 tilts with PawSox...Hit a pair of grand slams,
both at McCoy Stadium, 7/16 vs. Durham and 8/6 vs. Buffalo...Went deep in both ends of a doubleheader on 5/18 at Columbus...Also homered in back-to-back tilts on 6/3-
4 at Durham, 7/3 vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and 7/4 at Rochester and 8/5-6 vs. Buffalo...Went 2-for-10 (.200) with a double, a homer and 2 RBI in 3 playoff games for the PawSox.2010Saw 1st Major League action as a September call-up after playing most of the year
with Triple-A Pawtucket.
Selected from Pawtucket on 9/6 and appeared in 18 games with the Sox, all at first base, including 11 starts.
Went 0-for-4 in his ML debut, a start at first base on 9/6 vs. TB...At 22 years, 346 days old, became the youngest
Red Sox to appear at the position since Cecil Cooper at 22 years, 289 days old on 10/4/72 at DET.
Reached base safely in 10 of 15 Big League games with a plate appearance.
Notched 1st ML hit on 9/8 vs. TB, a single off Matt Garza in the 4th inning...Collected 1st RBI later in that
game with a run-scoring single in the 7th.
Combined to hit .274 (129-for-471) with 37 doubles, 3 triples, 15 home runs, 69 RBI and 62 runs scored in 130
games between Double-A Portland and Triple-A Pawtucket...Ranked 5th among all Sox farmhands in homers.
Promoted to the PawSox on 4/29 for his 1st Triple-A action...Batted .330 (31-for-94) in last 25 games with
Pawtucket beginning 8/10, tops on the team during that span...Tallied 12 extra-base hits (8 doubles, 1 triple, 3
home runs) and 16 RBI in that time.
Earned Red Sox Minor League Defensive Player of the Month for August/September, making only 2 errors at
first base during that time.2009Spent 1st full season at the Double-A level, playing 119 games for Portland...Was 1 of 6 Sea Dogs to earn mid-season All-Star honors and went 0-for-2 for the North squad in the Eastern
League All-Star Game on 7/15 at Trenton...Hit .272 (81-for-298) with 8 homers and 42 RBI in 79 games prior to the All-Star break...Batted .154 (23-for-
149) with 1 home run and 9 RBI in 40 games after...Belted 8 of his 9 home runs in 64 games through 6/28, but did not go deep again until 8/27, a span of 155
at-bats...Hit a pair of round trippers on 5/16 at New Britain (G1)...Reached base safely in 90 of his 119 games...Appeared in 95 games at 1st base and 24 at DH...Twice recorded 4 hits in a game, 4/18 at Binghamton (4-for-6) and 6/3 vs. Binghamton (4-for-5)...Set a
Double-A career high with 5 RBI on 4/26 vs. Connecticut.2008Named the Red Sox Minor League Offensive Player of the Year, splitting the season
between Single-A Lancaster and Double-A Portland in just his 2nd professional season...Between Lancaster and Portland, combined for a .317 batting average (139-for-439), 18 home runs and 80
RBI, ranking among Sox farmhands in batting (3rd) and RBI (T4th)...Named the organization's Best Hitter for Average for the 2nd straight year by Baseball America...Also ranked
by the magazine as the No. 3 prospect in the California League and the No. 4 prospect in the Eastern League...Appeared in 77 games for Lancaster to begin the season...Ranked 7th in the California League with a .317
clip (97-for-306) at the time of 7/16 promotion to Portland...Hit .395 (34-86) against California League lefties...Posted career-high, 16-game hit streak with Lancaster from 5/15-6/13, batting .464 (32-69) with 2 home
runs and 17 RBI...Reached base safely in 36 of 41 games with the Sea Dogs, including 20 straight from 7/30-8/20...Earned Eastern League Player of the Week honors for 8/11-17 after going 10-for-21 (.476) with 2 homers and
6 RBI...Ranked 2nd in the EL with 26 RBI in August...Became the 4th player in Sea Dogs history with 2 grand slams in a season (8/5 and 8/14)...Hit .182 (2-11) with a home run and an RBI in 3 playoff games with Portland.2007Split 1st professional season between Single-A Greenville and Lancaster...After the season, rated the No. 3 prospect in the Red Sox farm system, the No. 2 position player, according
to Baseball America...Finished tied for 5th in the South Atlantic League with 71 walks and tied for 6th with 35 doubles...Earned the Red Sox Minor League Quality Plate Appearances award in April (shared with Iggy Suarez) and
May...In April, hit .314 (27-for-86) with 11 walks and a .392 on-base percentage...Posted a .320 clip (32-for-100)
with 18 walks and a .424 on-base percentage in May...Posted season-high, 11-game hitting streak from 5/8-20, batting .442 (19-for-43) with 2 homers and 9 RBI...Hit safely in 18 of final 21 games with Greenville from 7/30-8/22, batting .320 (24-for-75) over that stretch
to earn a promotion to Lancaster the following day...Reached base safely in 9 of 10 games with the JetHawks,
going 12-for-35 (.343)...Went 3-for-12 (.250) with a homer, 3 runs and 2 RBI in 4 playoff games against Lake Elsinore.