•Drafted third overall by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 2001 amateur draft.
•Earned a major league promotion in his first professional season, making his major-league debut against Roy Halladay and the Toronto Blue Jays in Toronto on September 13...suffered the loss after allowing five runs on five hits in six innings.
•Picked up his first major-league victory versus Anaheim on May 30, 2003.
•Collected his only major league hit and RBI when he doubled off Florida’s Jason Vargas on April 13, 2006 while with San Diego.
•Member of USA Baseball’s college national team in 2000.