Alex Presley

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Alex Presley
Alex Presley Astros May 2014.jpg
Presley with the Houston Astros
Houston Astros – No. 8
Outfielder
Born: (1985-07-25) July 25, 1985 (age 29)
Monroe, Louisiana
Bats: Left Throws: Left
MLB debut
September 8, 2010 for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Career statistics
(through June 16, 2014)
Batting average .261
Home runs 20
Runs batted in 68
Stolen bases 22
Teams

Alexander "Alex" C. Presley (born July 25, 1985) is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball.

Early and personal life[edit]

Presley was born on July 25, 1985 in Monroe, Louisiana. He graduated from Neville High School and attended the University of Mississippi.

Professional career[edit]

Pittsburgh Pirates[edit]

Presley was selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 8th round (230th overall) of the 2006 Major League Baseball Draft.

Presley started his pro career with the Williamsport Crosscutters in 2006. He played for the Hickory Crawdads in 2007. Presley spent the 2008 and 2009 season with the Lynchburg Hillcats.

Presley was promoted to the major leagues for the 1st timec on September 8, 2010,[1][2] and made his MLB debut the same day, getting his first major league hit off Atlanta Braves pitcher Cristhian Martínez.

He started the 2011 season with the Pirates' AAA team, Indianapolis. Presley was leading the Indians with a .336 batting average with eight home runs and 36 RBI[3] when he was called up to MLB Pittsburgh on June 27, 2011.[4] His .336 batting average was also the third-best in the International League at the time of his call up.[5]

Presley hit his first home run on June 27, 2010 against Billy Buckner of the Toledo Mud Hens, and also posted the Indians first-ever cycle on the same day.

On April 7, 2012, Presley hit his first walk-off hit—an infield single off of Joe Blanton in the 10th inning, scoring Michael McKenry to give the Pirates a 2-1 win over the Phillies. Presley went 2-for-5 in the game.[6]

Presley in 2012

Presley was recalled by the Pirates from Indianapolis on May 31, 2013.[7] He had a game-winning, walk-off single against the St. Louis Cardinals on July 30, 2013, giving the Pirates the division lead.[8]

Minnesota Twins[edit]

Presley was traded to the Minnesota Twins on August 31, 2013 in exchange for Justin Morneau.[9]

Houston Astros[edit]

On March 27, 2014 Presley was claimed off waivers by the Houston Astros.

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