Resides in Lakeland, FL during the offseason with his wife, Maria, son, Thiago, and daughter, Mila...Participates in the Dreams Come True program, participated in "Dia en el Parque" and the pregame ceremony prior to the annual ¡Fiesta Tigers! game and attended the Detroit Tigers Winter Caravan and TigerFest...Recommended/signed by German Robles for the Tigers.
Completed his first full season with the Tigers in 2017, appearing in 73 games...Made an Opening Day roster at the Major League level for the first time in his career...Had a career-high three hits on May 27 at Chicago (AL)...Drove in a career-high three runs and hit the first triple of his Major League career on June 2 vs. Chicago (AL)...Recorded a career-best, seven-game hitting streak from May 25-June 8, hitting .423 (11x26) during the streak...Hit the first home run of his Major League career on July 6 vs. San Francisco...Batted .333 (15x45) with eight runs scored, one double, one triple, one home run and eight RBI in 21 games during June/July...On the paternity list from September 12-15.
Spent most of the 2016 season with Triple A Toledo - hit .266 (131x492) with 59 runs scored, 28 doubles, two triples, four home runs and 48 RBI in 131 games with the Mud Hens... Drove in a season-high four runs and went 2x6 with a double on April 29 at Charlotte...Played in 29 games during June and hit .314 (33x105) with 10 runs scored, seven doubles, one triple, one home run and eight RBI... Named the International League Player of the Week for the week ending July 3 after hitting .438 (14x32) with three runs scored, four doubles, one triple and four RBI in eight games during the week... Recalled from Triple A Toledo on August 13... Made his season debut with the Tigers on August 13 at Texas, going 1x3 with a run scored...Optioned to Triple A Toledo on August 21... Recalled from Triple A Toledo on September 5.
Spent the majority of the 2015 season with Triple-A Toledo -- hit .261 (133-for-509) with 61 runs scored, 22 doubles, one triple, four home runs and 48 RBI for the Mud Hens. Selected to the International League's midseason and postseason All-Star Team. Named a Tigers Organizational All-Star by MiLB.com. Began the season by hitting safely in 11 of his first 12 games -- batted .408 (20-for-49) with eight runs scored, two doubles and 10 RBI during the stretch. Hit .317 (26-for-82) with 12 runs scored, two doubles, one home run and 13 RBI in the month of April for Toledo. Recalled from Triple-A Toledo by the Tigers on May 24. Made his major league debut on May 25 at Oakland, getting the start at shortstop and going 0-for-3. Collected the first hit of his major league career on May 27 at Oakland with a sixth inning single off of Sean Doolittle. Optioned to Triple-A Toledo by the Tigers on May 28. Hit a grand slam and drove in a season-high five runs vs. Syracuse on June 10. Recalled from Triple-A Toledo by the Tigers on July 17. Optioned to Triple-A Toledo by the Tigers on July 18. Recalled from Triple-A Toledo by the Tigers on September 4. Recorded first multi-hit game of his major league career in game two on September 13 at Cleveland...also recorded his first RBI with a RBI double. Connected for the first walkoff hit of his major league career on September 18 vs. Kansas City, hitting a RBI single in the bottom of the 12th inning. Recorded the first stolen base of his career on September 28 at Texas. Appeared in 21 games with the Tigers in September/October and hit .246 (15-for-61) with six runs scored, three doubles and five RBI. Played for Leones del Caracas in the Venezuelan Winter League and hit .295 (31-for-105) with 20 runs scored, eight doubles, four home runs and 14 RBI. Ranked as the eighth-best prospect in the Tigers organization following the season by Baseball America.
Appeared in a career-high 131 games as he split the season between Class A Lakeland and Double-A Erie in 2014...Assigned to Class A Lakeland to begin the season...Batted .252 (40x159) with 30 runs scored, eight doubles, a triple, one home run and eight RBI in 41 games before having his contract transferred to Double-A Erie for the remainder of the season on May 21...Led the Eastern League with 164 putouts...Blasted a grand slam and recorded a season-high four rBI on August 8 versus New Britain...Compiled a season-high 12-game hitting streak August 15-29...Tabbed the eastern League Player of the Month for August after batting .410 (34x83) with 17 runs scored, six doubles, three home runs and 15 RBI in 25 games during August...Batted .305 (89x292) with 45 runs scored, 23 doubles, a triple, five home runs and 32 RBI in 90 games with Double-A Erie.
Limited to 37 games with Class A Lakeland due to three separate stints on the disabled list in 2013...Sidelined April 4-May 21 with a right hamstring strain...Sidelined May 25-July 11 with a right hamstring strain...Sidelined August 24-September 3 with a right ankle sprain...Batted .215 (32x149) with one home run and 12 rBI in 37 games with Class A Lakeland on the season...Played for Mesa in the Arizona Fall League and batted .158 (6x38) with five runs scored in 13 games.
Topped all Florida State League shortstops with a .966 fielding percentage as he spent the entire 2012 season withSingle A Lakeland. ... Collected a season-best three hits on April 30 versus Daytona -- matched the high with three hits on May 18 versus St.Lucie and August 1 versus Brevard County. ... Saw action in seven games during the Florida State League playoffs, batting .207 (6x29) with three RBI. ... Named the best defensive infielder and rated as possessing the best infield arm in the Tigers organization following theseason by Baseball America.
Led all Midwest League shortstops with a .963 fielding percentage, 590 total chances, 371 assists and 75 double playsduring the 2011 season with Single A West Michigan. ... Tabbed the best defensive shortstop and rated as possessing the best infield arm in the Midwest League by BaseballAmerica. ... Collected a season-high four hits on April 10 versus Lansing. ... Hit .386 (17x44) with a triple and nine RBI over a 12-game stretch June 4-18. ... Named the 25th-best prospect and best defensive infielder and rated as possessing the best infield arm in the Tigersorganization following the season by Baseball America. ... Saw action in 20 games with Salt River in the Arizona Fall League following the season, batting .118 (8x68) with twotriples and four RBI.
Tabbed the Gulf Coast League Tigers Player of the Year during the 2010 season. ... Batted .372 (16x43) with a double, three triples and an RBI over an 11-game stretch July 22-August 3. ... Had his contract tranferred to Single A Oneonta for the remainder of the season on August 29 ... Named the 20th-best prospect in the Gulf Coast League and 28th-best prospect in the Tigers organization following theseason by Baseball America.
Made his professional debut with the Venezuelan Summer League Tigers during the 2009 season. ... Led the Venezuelan Summer League with 27 stolen bases. ... Topped all league shortstops with a .954 fielding percentage, 373 total chances, 141 putouts, 215 assists and 45double plays.