The Totals - Hit .271 (156x576) with 66 runs, 29 doubles, 25 home runs and 78 RBI in 149 games with Oakland... Daytime Driver - In 55 day games, hit .310 (70x226) with 36 runs, 14 doubles, 13 home runs and 36 RBI… among AL leaders, ranked T6th in RBI, T7th in home runs and 10th in batting... Do the Splits - Against left-handed pitchers, hit .314 (43x137) with 8 doubles, 7 home runs and 22 RBI…vs. right-handers, hit .257 (113x439) with 21 doubles, 18 home runs and 56 RBI…his .314 average vs. southpaws ranked 14th-best in the AL... Start it Up - When leading off an inning, hit .330 (35x106), the 8th-highest average in the AL... Early Power - Belted 19 of his 25 home runs in his first 77 games (4/3-6/28)…but hit just 6 home runs over his final 72 games (6/29-10/1)... For Openers - Made his first career Opening Day roster
Was called up by Oakland July 15 and started 72 of the A's 73 games after the All-Star Break at third base in his Major League debut…led ML rookies in doubles after the break (20) and topped American League rookies in hits (82) and extra base hits (33)…also ranked second in the AL in home runs (13), RBI (37) and runs (36)…overall, he tied for fourth among AL rookies in doubles, ranked fifth in multiple hit games (23), sixth in home runs and total bases (141), seventh in extra base hits, eighth in hits and RBI and tied for eighth in runs…hit .305 in his 72 games with Oakland after combining to bat .326 with 14 home runs and 64 RBI in 85 games with Double-A Midland and Triple-A Nashville… was honored as the A's Organizational Hitter of the Year and was named to both the Baseball America Major League All-Rookie Team and Minor League All-Star Team as the third baseman…his .305 batting average was the second best mark in Oakland history by a rookie with 250 or more plate appearances to Mitchell Page, who batted .307 in 1977… his .524 slugging percentage was second best to Mark McGwire's .618 in 1987…hit .223 over his first 28 games through Aug. 13…then batted .349 over his final 45 contests…improved each month after joining the A's…hit .241 with two home runs and seven RBI in July, .303 with four home runs and 10 RBI in August and .355 with seven home runs and 19 RBI in September…had a .313 (21-for-67) batting average against left-handed pitchers compared to .302 (61-for-202) against right-handers…also batted .333 in the seventh inning or later, .328 on the road, .316 with runners in scoring position and .313 at night…hit 13 home runs in 72 games, which tied for fourth most in Oakland history among players to appear in fewer than half of the A's games (80 games or fewer)…led A's third basemen with 72 starts, which were the most by an A's rookie since Eric Chavez had 98 in 1999…committed nine errors for a .954 fielding percentage…started games at every spot in the order except first and second…had his best success with a .368 average in 15 games in the six spot.
Began his professional career with the AZL Athletics, where he hit .214 (6x28) with 4 runs, 1 triple, 2 home runs and 8 RBI in 11 games…transferred to short-A Vermont on July 25, batting .233 (34x146) with 12 runs, 10 doubles, 4 home runs and 21 RBI in 36 games.