Resides in Richton, MS during the offseason...Participates in the Dreams Come True, the Autographed Memorabilia Donation and the Autographs for a Cause (donates money to the Detroit Tigers Foundation) programs; attended Keeping Kids in the Game; participated in the annual Play Ball Weekend pregame activities, the annual Holiday Giving Party with families from TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors) and the Tigers Winter Caravan...Named second team All-SEC as a junior in 2013 at LSU after hitting .294/.390/.448 with 42 runs scored, 11 doubles, one triple, six home runs and 31 RBI in 59 games...selected a freshman All-American in 2011 after hitting .338/.395/.467 with 36 runs scored, 11 doubles, one triple, four home runs and 32 RBI in 56 games.
Played in 30 games for the Tigers in 2020, though he finished the season on the injured list with a left hand fracture…slashed .286/.333/.515 on the season with nine doubles, five homers and 14 RBI... Was one of the hottest hitters in the American League to start the season, posting hits in nine of his first 13 contests…was 14x42 over that span, with nine extra-base hits and 12 RBI... Among qualified AL hitters between Opening Day and Aug. 10, he ranked first in slugging percentage (.786), tied for fourth in extra-base hits (9), tied for fifth in home runs (5) and sixth in batting average (.333)... Hit an inside-the-park home run on Aug. 10 vs. Chicago (AL), finishing the contest 1x3 with a run scored and pair of RBI…was club’s first inside-the-park home run since Nick Castellanos had one on Aug. 22, 2017, vs. New York (AL) and the first at Comerica Park since Whit Merrifield on Aug. 9, 2019... Had knocks in seven of nine games from August 19-30…hit .273/.286/.333 with six runs scored, two doubles and an RBI over that span.
Limited to 88 games in 2019 due to three separate stints on the injured list...Sidelined from March 25-April 11 with a left A/C joint sprain...Had a career-long, 12-game hitting streak from May 24-June 6, hitting .419/.468/.698 with four doubles, one triple, two home runs and eight RBI…had six multi-hit efforts during the streak...Posted the second multi-homer game of his big league career and drove in a career-best five runs on June 8 vs. Minnesota...Belted the second leadoff homer of his Major League career on June 23 at Cleveland...Hit .354/.410/.646 with nine doubles, two triples, five home runs and 15 RBI over 27 games from May 24-June 25…led the American League in batting average (min. 95 at-bats) over that span, while he was third in on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
Completed his first full season at the Major League level in 2018, appearing in 129 games...Named the Detroit Tigers winner of the MLBPAA's Heart and Hustle Award..Belted the first walk-off home run of his big league career in the first game of the doubleheader on April 20 vs. Kansas City...Hit the first leadoff home run of his Major League career on May 15 vs. Cleveland...Committed his first error of the season on August 4 at Oakland, snapping his errorless streak at 104 consecutive games, dating back to September 11, 2017. ..Sidelined from August 13-27 with a right hamstring strain.
Combined to play in 146 games between Detroit and Triple A Toledo in 2017...Made an Opening Day roster at the Major League level for the first time in his career...Hit the first home run of his Major League career on April 4 at Chicago (AL) with a three-run blast off of José Quintana -- became the first Tigers rookie to homer on Opening Day since Kirk Gibson in 1980...Notched the first triple of his Major League career on April 13 vs. Minnesota...Sidelined from April 23-May 7 with a left lip laceration...Recorded his first career multi-home run game on September 5 vs. Kansas City…finished with a careerhigh three RBI for the second time during the season (other, April 4 at Chicago (AL))...Had his consecutive errorless streak to begin his Major League career snapped at 47 games on September 11 at Cleveland.
Spent most of the 2016 season in the minors, splitting the year between Double A Erie and Triple A Toledo before making his major league debut late in the season...On restricted list from April 7-May 17... Assigned to Double A Erie to begin the season -- hit .312 (24x77) with 11 runs scored, six doubles, two triples, four home runs and 20 RBI in 20 games with the SeaWolves...Named the Eastern League Player of the Week for the week ending May 29 after hitting .357 (10x28) with five runs scored, two triples, four home runs and 14 RBI... Promoted to Triple A Toledo on June 6 -- played in 79 games with the Mud Hens and batted .243 (71x292) with 33 runs scored, 14 doubles, five triples, three home runs and 23 RBI... Hit safely in 11 of his first 12 games with Toledo from June 6-17 -- batted .333 (15x45) with five runs scored, two doubles, two triples, two home runs and seven RBI during the 12-game stretch...Had his contract purchased from Triple A Toledo on August 30... Made his major league debut on August 30 vs. Chicago (AL), going 2x4 with a run scored, a double and two RBI -- became the first Tiger to record two-or-more hits and drive in two-or-more runs in his major league debut since Hank Reibe on August 26, 1942 at Philadelphia... Recorded two doubles and scored two runs in the second game of his major league career on August 31 vs. Chicago (AL) -- became the first Tiger to record multiple hits in the first two games of his major league career since Alex Avila had three straight multi-hit games from August 6-11, 2009... Played in 13 games with the Tigers and hit .214 (6x28) with three runs scored, three doubles and two RBI... Appeared in 21 games with the Salt River Rafters in the Arizona Fall League and hit .329 (27x82) with 11 runs scored, five doubles, one home run and 13 RBI -- was named to the Arizona Fall League's All-Prospect Team... Ranked as the sixth-best prospect in the Tigers organization by Baseball America following the season.