JockBio Vital Stats
  • Texas Rangers • Outfield • #32
  • Height: 6' 4"
• Weight: 235 • Born: 5/21/81
  • Josh was the first high school position player taken first overall in the draft since Alex Rodriguez in 1993.
  • As a minor leaguer, Josh started every game by leaning into the stands and giving his mother a kiss on the cheek.
  • Josh belted two triples and was named MVP of the 2000 Southern League All-Star Game.
  • In 2008, Josh became the first person to win AL Player of the Month honors in April and May of the same season. The only players to do ths in the NL are Mark McGwire (1998), Bobby Bonilla (1988) and Eric Davis (1987).
  • Josh set a record with 28 long balls in the first round of the 2008 Home Run Derby.
  • In a 2008 game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Josh became the sixth player in history to be walked intentionally with the bases loaded.
  • In 2008, Josh joined Alex Rodriguez and Ruben Sierra as the only Rangers to lead the AL in RBIs and total bases in the same season.
  • Despite playing in a hitter-friendly stadium, Josh batted almost 100 points higher on the road in 2009.
  • In 2010, Josh set a team record for three-hit games in a season.
  • Josh was one of six Rangers to go to the 2010 All-Star Game. The others were Vladimir Guerrero, Elvis Andrus, Michael Young, Neftali Perez and Ian Kinsler.
  • Josh has one of the quickest swing in baseball. It was once clocked at 110 mph.
  • When Josh was traded to the Rangers, John Narron agreed to come with him as a special assignments coach.
  • If Josh has a relapse, his punishment is now up to the Commissioner’s discretion.
  • As a condition of his reinstatement, Josh gets tested for drugs every three days.
  • Josh has size 19 feet. His eyesight is 20/10. What most people see at 10 feet he sees at 20 feet.
  • One of Josh’s favorite foods is Fruity Pebbles cereal.

 


 

 


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Ruben Sierra,
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