The 2013 season will be Pounds first in a Sioux City uniform.
Pounds spent most of the 2012 season with the Double-A and Triple-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers, before being released in early August and signing with the Lincoln Saltdogs. The 27-year-old had a rough season at the plate hitting .195 between the three clubs in 94 games. He collected 57 hits, 11 doubles, three triples and seven home runs.
Prior to 2012, the Houston, TX native had strong years with the Tigers affiliates. Statistically, 2011 was Pounds’ best year hitting .276 in 119 games with the SeaWolves and Mudhens, Tigers’ Double-A, Triple-A affiliates. He combined for 118 hits, 30 doubles and nine home runs, while plating 56 runs and producing 51 runs batted in.
Over his career, the right-hander has collectively hit .255 in over 1,600 at-bats with 419 hits, 89 doubles, 11 triples and 29 home runs.
Defensively, Pounds has held down the hot corner of the infield throughout his entire career. In just over 1,000 chances, he has a .925 fielding percentage, yielding only 75 errors at third base. He has produced 212 putouts, assisted in 717 outs, while taking part in 58 double plays.