Married Jaime … has three daughters: Clarke, Rylee, Blake...Attended the University of Louisville … was named Third Team All-Big East in 2013 and Second Team in 2012...Is a 2010 graduate of Loveland (Ohio) High School … played baseball, basketball and football.
Appeared in 25 games (16 starts) in right field, nine (four) in left and three (three) in center... Batted .348/.363/.565 (16-46) at home, .291/.328/.509 (16-55) vs. RHP and .435/.458/.696 (10-23) in day games...Came off the bench on 7/26 vs. Minnesota and went 3-4 with two doubles … hit a three-run homer off Kris Bubic in the second inning on 7/31 at Kansas City … the Sox held on to win, 3-2...Extended the Sox lead to 2-0 with a solo homer in the eighth on 8/7 vs. Cleveland … went 3-4 on 8/21 at the Cubs...Recorded the final putout in right field to complete Lucas Giolito's no-hitter on 8/25 vs. Pittsburgh...Hit a game-winning, RBI single ("butcher boy" play) as a pinch hitter on 9/14 vs. Minnesota … hit a go-ahead, RBI triple in the 10th on 9/22 at Cleveland … hit his third home run on 9/27 vs. the Cubs, a solo shot off Adbert Alzolay...Postseason Presence: Went 3-12 (.250) with a double, homer, RBI and run scored in three games of the American League Wild Card Series at Oakland … started all three games in the outfield (two in right and one in left)...Went 2-4 with a double (fourth inning), homer (second inning off Jesús Luzardo), RBI and run scored as the starting right fielder in Game 1, his first career postseason game...Became the first player in White Sox history to homer in his first postseason at-bat … also became the first Sox player with an extra-base hit in his first two career postseason plate appearances, and the first AL player to accomplish the feat since Tampa Bay’s Evan Longoria in Game 1 of the 2008 ALDS vs. the White Sox.
Split the season between Chicago and Class AAA Charlotte ... Appeared in 86 games (65 starts) in center field with the White Sox … hit .313 (26-83) vs. left-handers, compared to .201 (29-144) vs. right-handers … went 17-60 (.283) with RISP ... Improved his average from .212 (11-52) in 26 games before the break to .251 (44-175) over 63 games in the second half ... Made his season debut as a pinch runner on Opening Day (3/28) at Kansas City … made his first start on 4/1 at Cleveland … hit his first home run of the season on 4/7 vs. Seattle ... Was optioned to Charlotte on 5/5 … was recalled by the White Sox on 7/19, replacing Charlie Tilson … recorded three straight multihit games from 7/19-21 at Tampa Bay ... Hit safely in eight of nine games from 8/22-9/1, going 10-29 (.345) with three doubles, three RBI and four runs scored ... Batted .310 (18-58) with three doubles, four home runs, seven RBI and six multihit efforts over his final 18 games from 9/10-29 ... Homered on 9/10 vs. Kansas City, his first since 7/26 vs. Minnesota … hit a homer in three of his next seven games.
Spent his first full season in the major leagues, making 124 starts in center field ... Raised his average from .166 in 2017 to .235 in 2018 … the +.069 increase was the third-largest in MLB (minimum 300 plate appearances) behind Boston's Mookie Betts (.082; .264 to .346) and the Cubs' Ben Zobrist (.073; .232 to .305) … hit .275 (38-138) in 40 games from 8/12-remainder of the season ... Ranked second on the team with 16 stolen bases and fourth with 143 games played ... Made his first career Opening Day roster, starting in center field on 3/29 at Kansas City … reached base safely four times, going 2-3 with two walks ... Hit leadoff in consecutive games on 5/12-13 at the Cubs, going 4-8 with one double and three runs scored ... Batted .340 (16-47) with a .574 slugging percentage and nine runs scored over a 13-game stretch from 5/23-6/5 … matched his career high with four hits on 5/23 vs. Baltimore (second time), including his first home run of the season ... Missed four consecutive games from 6/7-10 due to a strained right hamstring ... Collected two hits on 7/4 at Cincinnati in front of several friends and family (was born in Cincinnati and lives in Loveland, Ohio) ... Robbed a pair of home runs with over-the-wall leaping catches in consecutive games from 8/6-7 vs. the Yankees … went over the wall to steal home runs from Greg Bird on 8/6 and Kyle Higashioka on 8/7 ... Took away a third home run on 8/12 vs. Cleveland, robbing Yonder Alonso of a three-run homer in the ninth … the three homer-robbing catches saved Sox pitchers seven runs ... Homered in consecutive games for the first time in his career on 8/12 vs. the Indians and 8/13 at Detroit … posted six multi-hit efforts in 10 games from 8/18-27 ... Was named MLB Defensive Player of the Month for August by Sports Info Solutions ... Snapped a 2-2 tie with a game-winning, two-run homer in the fifth on 8/22 vs. Minnesota … collected three hits on 8/27 at Yankee Stadium ... Scored the winning run in the 12th inning on 9/12 at Kansas City after singling with one out.
Made 91 starts in center field with the White Sox...Batted .319 (15-47) over his first 17 games with the Sox and .138 (35-254) over his final 80...Was recalled from Class AAA Charlotte on 5/27 … made his major-league debut that day as a pinch runner in Game 1 of a doubleheader vs. Detroit...Made his first career start in Game 2 of the DH vs. the Tigers, playing center field and batting ninth … recorded his first hit, a single off Shane Greene in the eighth...Collected his first multihit efforts in back-to-back games on 6/8 at Tampa Bay and 6/9 at Cleveland... Was optioned back to the Knights following the game on 6/9...He and wife, Jaime, welcomed their first child, daughter Clarke, on 6/12...Was recalled for the second time on 6/20 … doubled on 6/21 at Minnesota for his first extra-base hit … collected his first two RBI and recorded a career-high four hits on 6/22 at Minnesota...Hit his first career home run on 6/25 vs. Oakland, a solo shot off Sonny Gray in the third inning... Hit a go-ahead, bases-clearing double on 7/23 at Kansas Cit… broke a 1-1 tie with a game-winning, solo homer in the sixth on 7/24 at the Cubs...Made an over-the-wall leaping catch in center field to rob Brian McCann of a home run on 8/8 vs. Houston...Hit two triples on 8/11 vs. Kansas City, the first Sox player to accomplish that feat Alejandro De Aza on 8/16/11 vs. Cleveland...Went 3-4 with a solo home run and three RBI on 9/11 at Kansas City … marked his third multihit effort in his last four games after recording zero in his previous 25 contests... Was 0-21 with one RBI, three walks and two runs scored over his final eight games of the season from 9/24-10/1... Appeared in 46 games with Class AAA Charlotte...Entered the season ranked by MLB.com as the No. 12 Prospect in the Sox system … also tabbed by Baseball America as the Best Defensive Outfielder in the Sox organization...Attended a player symposium in Washington D.C. in January hosted by Major League Baseball and the MLBPA.
Combined to hit .259/.344/.406 with 30 doubles, 12 triples, seven home runs, 46 RBI, 90 runs scored, 45 stolen bases and 56 walks over 129 games between Class A Winston-Salem, Class AA Birmingham and Class AAA Charlotte. His 45 steals tied for fifth-most in the minor leagues, and his 12 triples tied for sixth. Ranked among the Sox organizational leaders in triples (1st), runs scored (1st), stolen bases (1st), extra-base hits (T1st, 49), total bases (3rd, 207), walks (3rd), doubles (T4th) and hits (T5th). Opened the season with Birmingham before being transferred to Winston-Salem on 5/9 … recorded eight multihit efforts with the Dash before being promoted back to the Barons on 5/24. Compiled a 12-game hitting streak with the Barons from 7/5-16 (.426, 23-54) … was transferred to the Knights on 7/18 for the remainder of 2016. Entered the season rated by Baseball America as the No. 7 Prospect, Fastest Baserunner and Best Defensive Outfielder in the White Sox organization.