Mark Teixiera
Third Baseman
6-2, 218
Severna Park, Md.
(Mount St. Joseph)

2009: Signed free agent contract valued at more than $180 million over eight years on 1/6.

2008: Started season slowing going just 2-for-19 over first four games....heated up hitting .297 over remainder of month of April....belted three home runs in 6/22 victory over Seattle....Traded from Atlanta to Anaheim 7/29....Hit .386 during month of August for Angels.

2007: Texas franchise-record consecutive games streak ended at 507 by placement on the 15-day disabled list (strained left quadriceps) 6/9....made rehab start for Class AA Frisco 7/11....activated by Texas 7/13....traded to Atlanta Braves 7/30....homered in each of his first three games with Braves 81/ to 8/3....delivered back-to-back two-homer games 8/19 and 8/20....named National League co-Player of the Week for Aug. 20-26 after hitting .414 (12-for-29) with two doubles, three home runs and 11 RBI during seven game stretch....also named National League Player of the Month for August.

2006: Member of Team USA for inaugural World Baseball Classic....went 0-for-15 during WBC....earned second Gold Glove Award at first base after committing just four errors in 1,480 chances.

2005: Winner of American League Gold Glove and Silver Slugger Awards at first base....Elected to start at first base for the American League in the Major League All-Star Game at Detroit....led the AL in home runs at the All-Star Break....represented the U.S. in the All-Star Home Run Derby....went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer in All-Star Game 7/12....named the American League Player of the Week for August 29 to Sept. 4 after hitting .414 with three home runs and 12 RBI during eight game stretch....belted 100th career home run 9/6 at Minnesota to join Joe DiMaggio, Ralph Kiner, Eddie Mathews and Albert Pujols as the only players in history to hit 100 home runs in their first three Major League seasons....finished season with .301 batting average as well as 144 RBI -- the most ever by a switch-hitter.

2004: Named American League Player of the Week for June 28 to July 4 hitting .385 with five homers and 11 RBI during that stretch....Selected as American League Player of the Month for July after hitting .300 and slugging .750 with 13 home runs (including two grand slams), 30 RBI, and 27 runs during the period....hit for the cycle while driving in seven runs 8/17 vs. Cleveland....won Silver Slugger award as the top offensive first baseman in the American League.

2003: Led American League with eight home runs during Spring Training while earning spot on Opening Day roster....made Major League debut 4/1 at Anaheim....started season going 0-for-16 before collecting first Major League hit with sixth inning double off Oakland's Mark Mulder 4/9....belted his first Major League home run off Oakland's Ted Lilly 4/10....hit .298 while collecting 19 of his 26 home runs and 66 of his 84 RBI in home games....also hit .295 vs. left-handed pitching vs. .242 mark against right-handers....finished fifth in the American League Rookie of the Year balloting.

2002: Sidelined at start of season by injury to left elbow....finally made professional debut 6/1 collecting doubles in his first two at-bats with Class A Charlotte (Florida State League)....hit first professional home run 6/5 vs. St. Lucie....overall, hit safely in first 12 games as a pro (17-for-48, three home runs, 10 RBI)....named Florida State League Player of the Month for June (.324, seven home runs, 28 RBI)....promoted to Class AA Tulsa 7/12....named top prospect in both the Florida State League and the Texas League by Baseball America....went 5-for-5 including a solo home run while batting right-handed and a three-run homer batting left-handed in Arizona Fall League debut 10/1....also switch-hit homers 10/6 and completed season as the only player to hit switch-hit home runs in a single game in the 11-year history of the league....named AFL player of the week for October 1-7 while batting .444 with four homers, five runs scored and eight RBI in four games....Fall campaign ended prematurely due to a strained muscle in his side.

2001: First-team pre-season All-America selection by Collegiate Baseball and Baseball America....homered in back-to-back games against nationally-ranked Rice and Nebraska in season-opening visit to Houston for Rice Invitational....earned ACC Player of the Week honors Feb. 12 for overall tournament performance which included 6-for-11 effort at plate with a double, two home runs, five RBI, and four walks....suffered broken ankle while avoiding collision with left fielder Matthew Boggs during second inning of 2/23 game vs. Elon....hitting .500 (12-for-24) with four home runs and 11 RBI at time of injury....returned to lineup 5/11 at North Carolina doubling on the first pitch he saw in the top of the first inning while going 3-for-4 with two RBI and a walk on night....homered in the midst of five RBI effort 5/12 at UNC....awarded inaugural Jason Varitek Award recognizing the top collegiate scholar-athlete in Georgia by Atlanta Braves 400 Club....named to the Dean's List for spring semester....also named to ACC Academic Honor Roll for 2000-2001....selected fifth overall in June draft by Texas Rangers....reached agreement with Rangers on four-year, $9.5 million deal 8/22.

2000: ACC Player of the Year and winner of Dick Howser Trophy as National College Baseball Player of the Year who turned in one of the most successful and decorated seasons in Georgia Tech history....Also named National Player of the Year by the Sporting News and Baseball America....Named first team All-American by USA Today/Baseball Weekly, Collegiate Baseball, Baseball America, the Sporting News, and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association....Named a first-team GTE Academic All-America....A finalist for the Golden Spikes Award, given to the top amateur player in the nation....first team all-ACC selection at third base.... Led the ACC in batting average (.427), runs scored (104), home runs (18), slugging percentage (.772) and on-base percentage (.547) while also ranking among the top-five in hits (104), RBI (80) and triples (4)....Named to the all-tournament team at the 2000 NCAA Atlanta Regional after blasting two home runs and driving in seven runs during the regional....Delivered the game-winning hit in the ACC Tournament Championship game against Clemson with a two-run double in the bottom of the seventh to give Tech a 5-4 lead en route to the 8-4 victory....Went 6-for-18 (.333) in the ACC Tournament and 11-for-22 in NCAA Tournament....Named ACC player of the week three times....Broke the Tech record and had the second highest total in ACC history for runs scored in a season (104)....Became the fastest Georgia Tech player to reach 100 career RBI when he accomplished the feat in just his 86th game....Blasted two home runs, and drove in a career-high seven runs at Mercer on April 11....Registered a 19-game hitting streak from late March into mid-April....Led the ACC with 67 walks, including 17 intentional passes, to record the second highest total in Georgia Tech history.... Homered in each of the last two games of the regular season at Wake Forest....Had an on-base percentage of .647 when leading off an inning, and hit .447 with runners on base....Was highly productive from both sides of the plate hitting .474 against lefties and .405 versus righties....Had six homers against left-handed pitching (in 78 at bats) and 12 long balls versus righties (163 at bats)....Hit .452 in 24 ACC games, while drawing 29 walks and striking out just five times....Has good instincts on the basepaths, successful in 13 of 14 stolen base attempts....Showed a very good eye at the plate, and struck out just 23 times in 241 at bats (1 K per 10.5 at bats)....Participated on the USA Baseball National Team during the summer of 2000 posting 23 game hitting streak.

1999: First-team all-Atlantic Coast Conference and ACC Rookie of the Year....Selected national Freshman of the Year by Collegiate Baseball magazine....Tech's leader in batting average, runs, hits, home runs, doubles, RBI, walks, and second in stolen bases....Ranked in the ACC's top 10 in all of those categories except runs....Set Tech freshman records for RBI (65) and base hits (83) and tied another for doubles (18)....Came close to freshman marks (records in parentheses) for batting average (.392) and home runs (16)....Became the first freshman to lead Tech in batting since 1978....Only Tech player to play in, and start, every game, and batted third for all but two games....Named ACC Player of the Week for the week of Mar. 1-7, in which he was 10-for-19 with two home runs and 11 RBI....Had a team-high 25 multi-hit games, including five four-hit games and three 3-hit games....Reached base safely in 55 of 58 games, including a streak of 44 straight....Led Tech in on-base percentage (.478) and was three behind Matthew Boggs in walks....Posted the team's longest hitting streak, hitting safely in 16 consecutive games from Mar. 19-Apr. 13....Hit .340 with five HR and 23 RBI against ACC teams during the regular season....Was 4-for-5 with four runs scored and 4 RBI against Charleston Southern on Mar. 3....Went 4-for-5 with two stolen bases against Maryland on Mar. 28....Drove in four runs on four different occasions....Hit .407 at home, .364 on the road....Drove in runners from third with less than two out 17 times in 21 opportunities....Some teams (Florida State and N.C. State, in particular) took to shifting three infielders to the right side of second base late in the year when he batted left-handed....ACC Tournament: 4-for-13, one RBI, scored four runs....Tech's first freshman to start at third base since Brandon Hensley in 1992, and the first freshman to lead the Jackets in batting since Tommy Thompson in 1978.....Received an invitation to the USA Baseball trials in June, but declined and played at Orleans in the Cape Cod League during the summer (.289-7-26)....Hit a home run and was his team's MVP in the CCL All-Star Game....Received the Robert A. McNeese Award as the Cape League's most outstanding professional prospect....named to the Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Honor Roll.

High School: Ninth round draft choice by the Boston Red Sox in 1998 who declined a reported $1.5 million bonus offer to come to Tech....Rated No. 12 in the nation in Baseball America's top 50 prep prospects....Selected 1998 first-team all-America by Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball and ABCA....Earned USA Today all-USA first team honors in 1998....Selected as a member of Maryland's Crown all-stars....Earned USA Baseball 1997 Amateur Junior Player of the Year honor for the state of Maryland....Selected Maryland Player of the Year by USA-Today in 1998....Set state records for career home runs (29), RBI (105) and runs scored (128)....Earned MVP and batting award at the 1997 American Legion state tournament....Participated in 1997 Team One National Showcase....Three-time Baltimore all-Metro selection in 1996, 1997 and 1998....Member of the Maryland State Amateur Baseball Coaches all-State team in 1997....Once hit three homeruns in one game....Hit .518 with 10 home runs and 40 RBI in 1997....Even more impressive, hit .492 with 21 home runs and 105 RBI in summer ball in 1997....Hit .548 with 12 home runs and 36 RBI for Mount St. Joseph in 1998....Graduated 12th in senior class....Member of the National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society....Lettered three years for Coach Dave Norton at Mount St. Joseph....Also lettered one year in basketball and soccer.

Personal: Mark Charles Teixeira (pronounced "tuh-SHARE-uh")....Born April 11, 1980....Son of John and Margaret Teixeira....Father played baseball at the U.S. Naval Academy and his uncle Pete played baseball at the University of Florida and in the Atlanta Braves organization....Enjoys playing golf and listening to music....Undecided major in the Ivan Allen College of Management, Policy and International Affairs.

Georgia Tech Statistics
Year    G-GS    AB    R    H   Avg.  2B  3B  HR  RBI   TB   Slg%  BB  SO  SB-A   Fld%
1999   58-58   225   61   87  .387   18   0  13   65  144  .640   39  27  11-13  .876 
2000   66-66   241  104  103  .427   21   4  18   80  186  .772   67  23  13-14  .902
2001   16-16    62   13   26  .419    5   0   5   20   46  .786   18   8   3-3   .909
Total 140-140  528  178  216  .409   44   4  36  165  376  .712  106  50  27-30  .891

Summer Stats        AVG  GP   AB   R   H  2B  3B  HR RBI  BB  SO  SB-SBA  
1999 Orleans       .289  39  149  30  43  11   2   7  26  23  29   4-5
2000 USA Baseball  .385  30  117  26  45   8   1   5  23  16  26  10-14

Pro Career        AVG    G   AB   R   H  2B 3B  HR RBI  BB  SO  SB CS 
2002 Charlotte   .320   38  150  32  48  10  2   9  41  21  24   2  0
     Tulsa       .316   48  171  31  54  11  3  10  69  25  36   3  2  
2003 TEXAS       .259  146  529  66 137  29  5  26  84  44 120   1  2
2004 TEXAS       .281  145  545 101 153  34  2  38 112  68 117   4  1 
     Frisco      .000    1    3   0   0   0  0   0   0   0   1   0  0
2005 TEXAS       .301  162  644 112 194  41  3  43 144  72 124   4  0  
2006 TEXAS       .282  162  628	 99 177  45  1  33 110  89 128   2  0
2007 TEXAS       .297   78  286  48  85  24  1  13  49  45  66   0  0
     Frisco      .000    1    2   0   0   0  0   0   0   2   0   0  0
     ATLANTA	 .306   54  208  38  66   9  1  17  56  27  46   0  0	
2008 ATLANTA     .283  103  381  63 108  27  0  20  78  65  70   0  0	 
     ANAHEIM     .358   54  193  39  69  14  0  13  43  32  23   2  0
MLB Totals       .290  904 3414 566 989 223 13 203 676 442 694  13  3