Resides in Sarasota, FL...Majored in communications at Long Beach (CA) State...Previously attended University of Miami (2008)...Is the nephew of former Major Leaguer Mike Greenwell...Earned allstate honors as a junior and as a senior at Sarasota High School (FL)...Led Sarasota to the 2007 State Championship with a 29-3 overall record...Signed by Steve Leavitt.
Spent the majority of the year with Triple-A Gwinnett before being recalled on 9/1 to Atlanta as a part of September roster expansion. In his third season with Gwinnett, hit .256 (130-for-507) with 18 2B, 15 HR and 61 RBI in 136 games. Led Gwinnett in games (136), home runs (15), total bases (195) and RBI (61), ranked second in runs (62), tied for third in hits (130), and tied for fourth in doubles (18). Tied for the International League lead in games played, tied for sixth in at-bats (507) and tied for seventh in walks (61). Earned a pair of International League Player of the Week awards, first for the week ending on 4/28 (.500, 9 R,13 H, 3 2B, HR, 4 RBI, 7 games) and again for the week ending on 8/25 (.385, 9 R, 5 HR, 9 RBI, 7 games). Homered in a Gwinnett-franchise-record five straight games from 8/17-21 and paced Gwinnett with 15homers on the season (T20th in IL). Posted a Gwinnett team-best 14-game hitting streak 4/20-5/4: .421 (24-for-57).•Entered 2014 as the 15th-best prospect in the Braves organization, according to
Enters 2014 as the 15th-best prospect in the Braves organization, according to Baseball America. Made his Major League debut on 7/4 vs. MIA with a pinch-hit at-bat (1 K). Recorded his first Major League hit on 7/5 at PHI, a ninth-inning pinch-hit single off J. Papelbon. Named by the organization as Gwinnett Player of the Year after hitting .318 (102-for-321) in 85 games, logging 24 doubles and 18 home runs before a promotion to Atlanta on 7/4. Picked up back-to-back Player of the Month honors in Gwinnett after hitting .340 (35-for-103) with 19 RBI in May and then .317 (33-for-104) with 10 homers and 23 RBI in June. Named to both the International League All-Star team and 2013 Sirius XM All-Star Futures Game. Entered 2013 as the 18th-best Braves prospect according to Baseball America. Played in 24 games with Aguilas Cibaenas of the Dominican Winter League, hitting .291 (25-for-86) with three doubles, two triples, a pair of home runs and eight RBI.
Made Triple-A debut with Gwinnett in 2012, appeared in 53 games and hit .180 (35-for-194) with four doubles, four HR, 19 runs scored, 20 RBI and three stolen bases...Hit .583 (7-for-12) with a HR and two RBI as a designated hitter ... Hit just .154 (28-for-182) with three home runs and 18 RBI when starting at third base...Led the International League in individual errors (22, all at third base) despite playing in 50 games defensively ... Posted a .831 fielding percentage at third base...Transferred to Double-A Mississippi on 6/5 where he played for the remainder of the season...Hit .315 (94-for-298) with 24 doubles, 5 HR and 51 RBI for Mississippi...Entered 2012 as the 11th-best Braves prospect according to Baseball America.
Entered 2012 as the 11th-best Braves prospect according to Baseball America...Broke a 65-year-old mark and set a new Carolina League record by hitting 52 doubles with High-A Lynchburg...Named the Braves Minor League Player of the Year and ranked fifth in home runs (20) and fourth in RBI
(82) among all Braves farmhands...Ranked among Carolina League leaders in batting average (.286, 3rd), home runs (20, 3rd), RBI (82, 4th), hits (138, T-3rd), doubles (52, 1st), slugging percentage (2nd, .526), total bases (254, 2nd) and extra base hits (74, 1st)...Earned Carolina League mid-season and post-season All-Star honors...Named organizational Player of the Month for Lynchburg in April (.243, 7 HR, 11 RBI) and July (.317, 2 HR, 19 RBI, 13 doubles, 13 runs scored).
In his first professional season, combined to hit .302 with two home runs, 24 RBI, 19 doubles and
two triples in 70 games between Danville (R) and Rome (A)...Played 36 games at third base (35 starts), 33 games at first base (30 starts), one game in right field and was the designated hitter three times...Signed on 6/18 and recorded his first professional hit, a double, in his first game on 6/23 at PRN...Promoted to Rome on 8/16 after 49 games with Danville.