Drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 28th round of the 2003 amateur draft, but did not sign.
Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1st round (4th pick) of the 2006 amateur draft. Signed June 21, 2006.
Traded to Toronto for Travis Snider; July 30, 2012
Traded to Philadelphia for Rob Rasmussen and Erik Kratz; Dec. 3, 2013