2009 - Started season at Corpus Christi (Texas - AA) . . . Had one at-bat before being reassigned to Lexington (South Atlantic - A) . . . Hit .241 for the Legends with three homers and 31 RBI in 89 games . . . Started off hot hitting .288 in 18 May games . . . Hit nearly 100 points better on the road (.285/.189) in nearly the same number of games (45 home/44 road) . . . 15 multi-hit games . . . Drove in three runs three times (6/13, 7/9, 7/27) . . . Went 4-for-4 with a double and three RBI against Asheville on June 13 . . . Fell a homer shy of the cycle on August 9 against Asheville when he went 3-for-4 with an RBI and three runs scored.
2008 - 30th round selection by Houston (902nd overall) . . . Hit .282 for the Tri-City ValleyCats (New York-Penn - A-) . . . Smacked 10 doubles, two triples and cranked five homers for Tri-City . . . Finished the season with a flourish hitting .500 (10-for-20) in his final five games with three doubles, a triple, a homerun, six RBI and six runs scored . . . Went 3-for-6 with a double, homerun, three RBI and three runs scored on August 30 against Vermont.