Professional Career

Known for roles as a catcher, first baseman, and designated hitter, my minor league career spanned from 2000 to 2007. I began my journey in professional baseball after being drafted in the second round, 50th overall, by the Anaheim Angels in 2000 out of El Capitan High School. 

During my early years in the Angels' organization, I showcased impressive potential. In fact, Angels farm director Tony Reagins once regarded me as "the most impressive of the young guys in big league camp." 

In my debut season with the rookie-level Butte team in 2000, I posted a .255 batting average, along with 8 home runs and 45 RBIs. That year, I earned recognition as one of the top 10 prospects in the Angels organization by Baseball America.

In 2005, I joined the Texas Rangers organization, playing in both Class A and AA levels. Interestingly, I also tried my hand at pitching for the first time in my professional career while with Bakersfield in 2005. In just 2/3 of an inning, I delivered a flawless performance on the mound while simultaneously blowing out my elbow, resulting in Tommy John surgery. I recovered and returned, but after spring training in 2007, I then tore my labrum and decided to pivot my career to coaching. 

Throughout my minor league career, I compiled a .245 batting average, 64 home runs, and 299 RBIs.