Originally signed by the Pirates as a non-drafted free agent on July 26, 2010...Signed by Rene Gayo and Orlando Covo...Played for Team Colombia in the World Baseball Classic qualifier in 2013 and 2017...Became the first Colombian-born player to appear in a game for the New York Mets and was the 14th overall in the majors.
Spent the entire season with Triple-A Syracuse in the Mets organization, hitting .248/.330/501 (101-for-407) with 29 doubles, 24 home runs, 66 runs scored, and 64 RBI in 117 games...Named an International League Mid-Season All-Star...Finished second on Syracuse in hits, runs scored, and total bases, and tied for second in home runs...Set a career-high in home runs, including recording three multi-home run games (6/9, 7/20, and 8/15)...Had a season-long 11-game hitting streak from 6/9-22, hitting .421 (16-for-38) in this stretch...Elected free agency on 9/1.
Appeared in 53 games (17 starts) for Cincinnati; his first Major League games since the 2015 season with New York-NL... Had his contract selected from Triple-A Louisville on 7/6 and spent the remainder of the season with the Reds...Hit .184 (16- for-87) with five home runs in 53 games...Led the Reds with three pinch-hit home runs, including hitting his first career pinch-hit home run on 7/13 at STL...Appeared in games at four different positions for Cincinnati: 13 games at second base, 11 games in left field, four games at third base, and one game at first base...His time in the outfield was his first Major League experience in the outfield, and his games at first base and third base were his first at the corner infield positions at any level...Before having his contract selected, he played in 71 games between Class A-Advanced Daytona and Triple-A Louisville, hitting a combined .297 (80-for-269) with nine home runs.
Spent the season with Triple-A Louisville, hitting .264 (63-for-239) with 17 extra-base hits, 31 runs scored, and 42 RBI in 68 games...Had season-ending surgery to debride his right shoulder on 8/1.
Split the season between Triple-A Las Vegas and Triple-A Louisville...Started the season at Triple-A Las Vegas, hitting .276 (99-for-359) with 13 home runs, 61 runs, and 55 RBI...Named to the SiriusXM MLB Futures Game as part of the World Team... Traded by the Mets along with LHP Max Wotell to the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for OF Jay Bruce on 8/1...Finished the season with Triple-A Louisville, appearing in 24 games for the Bats and hitting .266 (17-for-64) with two home runs.
: Began the season with Triple-A Las Vegas...Recalled by the Mets on 5/1...Was the youngest position player in the Major Leagues at the time of his call-up...Went 3-for-3 with three RBI on 5/6 vs. BAL...His three hits and three RBI matched his careerhigh...He became the second Mets player age 21-or-younger to go 3-for-3 (or better) in a game...Set a career-best, at the time, 11-game on-base streak from 5/6-6/15, hitting .316 (12-for-38) during this stretch...Also set his career-best hitting streak (four games) during this stretch (6/12-15)...Recorded five home runs and 15 RBI through his first 32 career Major League games, both the most by a Mets second baseman in team history after 32 games...Placed on the 15-day disabled list on 5/16 (retroactive to 5/15) with a fractured tip of his right middle finger...Reinstated from the DL on 6/11 and optioned back to Triple-A Las Vegas on 6/30...Recalled again on 9/8 following the completion of the Triple-A season.
Had his contract selected from Double-A Binghamton on 8/29 and made his Major League debut later that night vs. PHI, making the start at second base and going 0-for-3...Was 20 years and 179 days old at the time of his debut...Recorded his first Major League hit on 8/30 vs. PHI, singling off of RHP Jerome Williams...Connected on his first career home run on 9/1 at MIA (RHP Henderson Álvarez)...Became the youngest player to hit a home run (20 years, 182 days) for the Mets since José Reyes on 8/28/03 (20 year, 78 days)...Also recorded his first career triple in the same game, becoming the youngest player in Mets history to hit both a home run and a triple in the same game...He finished the season as the youngest player on any Major League roster...Started the season with Class A-Advanced St. Lucie, hitting .307 (87-for-283) in 67 games...Was promoted to Double-A Binghamton on 6/19, appearing in 61 games for the Binghamton Mets and hitting .340 (82-for-241) with 10 home runs in 61 games...Became the first Mets position player to start the season on a Class-A roster in a non-rehabilitation assignment and appear in the major leagues later that same season...Named the Mets Organizational Player of the Year...Named a Florida State League All-Star...Named a MiLB.com Organization All-Star.
Split the season between Class-A West Virginia and Class-A Savannah...Started the season with Class-A West Virginia, appearing in 109 games and hitting .265 (112-for-423) with 27 doubles, 11 home runs, 69 runs, and 56 RBI...Named a South Atlantic League Mid-Season All-Star...Named to the SiriusXM MLB Futures Game as part of the World Team...Traded by the Pirates to the New York Mets in exchange for C John Buck and OF Marlon Byrd on 8/27...Finished the season with Class-A Savannah, appearing in seven games and hitting .316 (6-for-19).
Spent the entire GCL season with the GCL Pirates, appearing in 53 games and hitting .281 (56-for-199) with 11 doubles, four triples, seven home runs, 41 runs, and 27 RBI...Named the Topps GCL Player of the Year...Closed out the season with ShortSeason A State College, playing in seven games for the Spikes.
Played his first professional season with the Venezuelan League Pirates, appearing in 65 games and batting .308/.413/.472 (66-for-214) wiht 26 extra-base hits, 42 runs, and 27 RBI...Made his professional debut on 5/16 at the VSL Reds.