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Full Name: Kevin Edmund Youkilis Primary Position: 1B,3B
Height/Weight: 6'1"/220 First Game: May 15, 2004
Birthdate: March 15, 1979 MLB Experience: 4 years
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio
Bat/Throw: Right/Right


Biography

Kevin Youkilis (Kevin Edmund Youkilis) was born on March 15, 1979 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He made his Major League debut on May 15, 2004 for the Boston Red Sox. In 2004, his rookie year, he hit .260 with 7 home runs and 35 RBI. Youkilis played for the Boston Red Sox for his entire 3 year career.

Dubbed the "Greek God of Walks" in the popular book Moneyball, Youkilis has become known for his exceptional plate discipline. In 2006, as the full-time starting first baseman and filling in at the lead-off spot for the injured Coco Crisp, Youkilis has taken his game to a whole new level. He has shown exceptional defensive ability, and is a major part of Boston's league-leading defense, with 1 error and a .997 fielding percentage. He's also developed into a legitimate power hitter, with a .317BA and a .429 OBP through the first two months of 2006.

Postseason

Youkilis got his first postseason hit of his career in Game 1 of the 2007 ALDS, a homerun into the monster seats in the first inning of Angels pitcher, John Lackey.

Scouting Report

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
2004 BOS A 72 208 38 54 7 35 .260 .367 .413 11 0 33 45 4 0 0 0 1
2005 BOS A 44 79 11 22 1 9 .278 .400 .405 7 0 14 19 2 0 0 0 0
2006 BOS A 147 569 100 159 13 72 .279 .381 .429 42 2 91 120 9 0 5 0 12
2007 BOS A 145 528 85 152 16 83 .288 .390 .453 35 2 77 105 15 0 4 0 9
Total 408 1384 234 387 37 199 .280 .383 .434 95 4 215 289 30 0 9 0 22

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
2004 BOS A 3B 65 54 506 47 106 5 7 0 0 0 0 0 .968
2004 BOS A DH 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2005 BOS A 1B 9 5 47 48 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2005 BOS A 2B 2 1 7 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2005 BOS A 3B 24 14 139 10 29 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2006 BOS A LF 18 17 134 36 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2006 BOS A OF 18 17 134 36 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2006 BOS A 1B 127 117 1030 1035 70 5 110 0 0 0 0 0 .995
2006 BOS A 3B 16 10 92 11 27 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 .927
2007 BOS A 1B 135 124 1094 990 90 0 101 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2007 BOS A 3B 13 12 108 5 30 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 .921
Total OF 18 17 134 36 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total 1B 271 246 2171 2073 160 5 215 0 0 0 0 0 .998
Total DH 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Total 2B 2 1 7 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total LF 18 17 134 36 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total 3B 118 90 845 73 192 11 15 0 0 0 0 0 .960

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Trivia

  • He is a member of both the 2004 and 2007 World Series teams for the Red Sox.


See also

  • On June 25, 2007, Youkilis played in his 120th consecutive game at first base without an error, breaking the prior Red Sox record set in 1921 by Stuffy McInnis.
  • On September 7, 2007, he played in his 179th consecutive game at first base without an error, which broke the prior American League record set in 1973 by Mike Hegan.
  • Youkilis' streak at the end of the regular season was 190 games; while he was charged with a fielding error in the sixth inning of an October 16, 2007, playoff game against the Cleveland Indians, postseason games are not included in the record. Therefore, early in the 2008 season, Youkilis could break the Major League record of 193 consecutive error-free games, held by Steve Garvey.
  • On April 2, 2008, on an unassisted game-ending play against the Oakland A's, Youkilis broke the Major League record for most consecutive errorless games by a first baseman, at 194 games.

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