MLB first baseman and right fielder who took on a starting role for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2009.
He played at Victor J. Andrew High School before being selected in the 14th round of the 1999 MLB Draft by the Atlanta Braves.
He became the first Pirate in history to hit a home run out of PNC Park and into the Allegheny River on June 2, 2013.
He was born and raised in the suburb city of Harvey, Illinois.
He hit his first career home run as a Pittsburgh Pirate against Tim Lincecum in 2009.