Grew up playing catch with his sisters, Shelby and Taylor...Was the Angels' 2016 winner of the Heart & Hustle Award...Pursued his wife starting freshman year, going so far as to flip her a baseball asking her out after warming up for one of his games…Jennifer finally gave that ball back to Kole the following year with the answer inscribed: "Yes"...Has two children: Knox and Lenox...Grew up playing catch with his sisters, Shelby and Taylor...Was the Angels' 2016 winner of the Heart & Hustle Award...According to his ASU Media Guide bio, he chose the school because he's "been a Devil my whole life at heart" and he wanted his grandfather, who has always been a Sun Devil fan, to be able to watch him play...Hit .563 (9-for-16) with three home runs and 11 RBI in the 2009 College World Series, earning All-CWS honors... Graduated from ASU with a Bachelor of Integrated Studies (BIS) degree on May 15, 2010, the same day he homered in a win over the University of Arizona in Tucson...Co-captain as a senior and named First Team All PAC-10.
Made 39 starts in RF and three as the DH in 2nd and final season with ARI…his 51 games were fewest since 2013 due to three stints on the injured list. Underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee on 3/3 and opened the season on the IL…was activated on 4/9 and batted .292 (14-48) in 13 games before suffering a torn left hamstring on 4/27 that required surgery on 4/30…was moved from the 10-day to the 60-day IL on 5/5 before having a rehab assignment at Reno from 6/28-7/9…returned to the Diamondbacks on 7/10 and hit .191 (17-89) in 23 G before returning to the IL on 8/12 with a left hamstring strain…played at Reno on 9/16 and was activated the following day but hit just .222 (8-36) in final 15 contests…went 0-for-10 in his final five games.
Named the D-backs' Most Valuable Player by the Arizona chapter of the BBWAA after leading the team in multiple offensive categories, including home runs (16), RBI (40), slugging pct. (.526) and OPS (.864)…tied for the team lead in total bases (100) and runs scored (35)...Tied for third in the NL in home runs (also: 5 others) and tied for ninth in RBI (also: Didi Gregorius/PHI and Wil Myers/SD)...Named NL Player of the Week for Sept. 14-20, his first such honor, after hitting .458 (11-for-24) with 1 double, 6 homers and 12 RBI.
Set career highs in home runs (33), slugging pct. (.467), OPS (.792), extrabase hits (63) and runs scored (92) in his sixth full season with the Angels...Was the first Angels right fielder with 30+ home runs in a season since Hall of Famer Vladimir Guerrero in 2004 (37), and was the third right fielder in club history with multiple 25+ homer campaigns (also: 2015), joining Guerrero (2004-06) and Tim Salmon (1993, '95-97, 2000) [stats as right fielder only]...Led off 25 times and posted an .818 OPS...Had back-to-back games with 3 extra-base hits on July 23-24 @ Dodgers, the second player in club history to do so (also: Albie Pearson in 1962).
Finished seventh big league season with the Angels, hit 19 home runs, tied for the second most of career... Marked the fifth straight season tallying at least 15 home runs...Joined Tim Salmon (9 seasons) and Vlad Guerrero (5 seasons) as the only Angel right fielders to homer 15 times in at least five different seasons... 10 of 19 home runs came in the month of July...Only three Angels hit more in the month of July in franchise history: Trout 12 HR in July, 2015, Juan Rivera 11 HR in July 2006 and Don Baylor 11 HR in July, 1979...After opening the season batting .145 in first 50 games, went on the D.L. with a right oblique strain...Returned from the D.L. June 18th and went on to hit .242 (77/318) with 17 doubles, a triple, 18 home runs, 46 RBI over his final 87 games of the season... Named a finalist for the Rawlings Gold Glove Award in right field (award won by Boston's Mookie Betts)... Despite time on D.L., seven defensive runs saved ranked third in the Majors among right fielders...According to fangraphs.com, 2.7 Ultimate Zone Rating (UZR) ranked third by a Major League right fielder.
In sixth big league season, all with the Angels, appeared in at least 155 games for the third consecutive year...The 155 games ranked second on the Club behind only Andrelton Simmons' 158 G ... Drew a career-high 71 walks while 19 home runs marked the second most of career...Connected for 12 home runs in the first half, most of career before the All-Star break ... Registered a .988 fielding percentage, good for second in the American League by a right fielder...10 assists as a right fielder were tied for second in the Majors.
Set new career highs in doubles (35), triples (5), runs (91), walks (67) and OBP (.348) in fourth season (third full) with the Angels...Tied a career best in hits (161, also in 2015)...Is just the second Angels right fi elder all-ti me to tally 35 doubles, five triples and 15 home runs in a single season: Garret Anderson in 1998...91 runs scored were the most by a Halo right fi elder since Bobby Abreu (96 R) in 2009...Signed three-year contract extension with Angels Jan. 18, 2017.
Completed fourth year with the Angels (second full season), batti ng .256 (161/630) with 78 runs scored, 23 doubles, two triples, 26 home runs and 83 RBIs... Established new career highs in home runs, RBI and walks (45). 26 home runs were the most by a Halos right fielder since Vladimir Guerrero in 2008 (27) and most by a homegrown right fielder since Tim Salmon's 34 in 2000...Homered off Zack Greinke Sept. 7 and off Clayton Kershaw Sept. 8...Was the only Major Leaguer to homer off both pitchers... Collected first career multi -home run game July 18 vs. Boston. Registered 11 assists, which ti ed for seventh in the A.L. and ti ed for fourth Major League right fielder... Was the first Angel to tally 10 or more outfield assists since Torii Hunter in 2012 (14). 159 games ti ed a franchise mark for games by a right fielder, set by Devon White in 1987...Made starts batting 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th. Won first career Gold Glove aft er posting a .989 fielding percentage, good for second among A.L. right fielders while 11 assists ranked third...Committed just four errors in a league leading 357 total chances...Also led American League right fielders in defensive runs saved (6) and ultimate zone rating (13.8).
In first full season with Angels, hit .272 (134/493) with 31 doubles, three triples, 17 home runs, 90 runs scored and 58 RBI...After batting .221 (23/104) in his first 28 games, posted a .285 average (111/389) remainder of year...Spent a majority of season batting leadoff for Halos, posting a .281 (126/448) clip in the role with 17 home runs, 86 runs scored and 58 RBI...Became third player (4th occurrence) in franchise history to log 30 doubles and 15 home runs in a single season batting leadoff: Brian Downing in 1982 and Darin Erstad in 1998 and 2000...His 17 home runs were good for seventh most in club history by a Halo leadoff hitter...Angels went 48-13 when he scored a run, including a 36-4 mark after July 1...Was ninth Angels leadoff batter (12th occurrence) to score 85 or more runs in a season (last, Mike Trout in 2012)...Made just one error in 123 starts in right field, establishing a new club record for fewest errors as a right fielder while his .996 was also a new club record by a right fielder (min. 100 GS)...Named a finalist for a Rawlings Gold Glove Award at the right field position...Made his first career Opening Day roster, becoming Club's first home grown Opening Day right fielder since Tim Salmon in 2003...Missed 31 games after leaving April 15 contest with a sprained right ankle.
Hit .282 (55/195) with seven doubles, two triples, eight home runs and 32 RBI in 58 games with the Angels…Made season debut on July 28 at Oakland after spending a majority of the season with Triple-A Salt Lake…Led AL rookies in RBI and was tied for first in home runs after call-up... Club went 25-24 in his 49 starts, including 20-12 over his last 32... Logged first career home run and first career 4-hit game on Aug. 2…Was the first Angel to collect four hits in a game during his first 30 games since Alfredo Amezaga on May 29, 2002 and just the ninth Halo ever...Was one of three different Angels to hit their first home run in 2013 (G. Green and J.B. Shuck)... Hit four home runs from atop the Angels lineup this season, second most all-time by a Halo rookie (M. Trout, 30, 2012)... Had a streak of eight straight games with an RBI from Aug. 24-Sept. 2, the second longest such streak by an Angel rookie in franchise history (W. Joyner, 10 games, July 4-13, 1986)... According to ELIAS, his 11 straight road games with an RBI (Aug. 24-Sept. 12) were the longest single-season road RBI streak since Ryan Howard in 2006…Was also the first Major League rookie with an RBI in 11 straight road contests since the Halos' Wally Joyner in 1986 (13 straight)…Was the first American League player with an RBI in 15 of 16 starts since Gee Walker in 1937... Hit .354 (85/240) with 15 doubles, six triples, 12 home runs and 49 RBI in 59 games for the Bees…If he qualified, his .354 average would have ranked second in the PCL at the time of his call-up…Was leading Bees in homers and ranked third in RBI.
Spent a majority of season with Triple-A Salt Lake...Hit .298 (122-for-410) with 30 doubles, seven triples, 14 home runs and 73 RBIs with Bees...His .298 clip ranked second on club while he finished tied for first in runs (79), second in triples and third in hits (122), RBIs and doubles...Batted .303 (91-for-300) and hit 12 of 14 homers vs. right-handed pitching compared to .282 (31-for-110) vs. lefties...Tabbed as a PCL Mid-Season All-Star after batting .298 (81-for-272) with 21 doubles, 10 homers and 53 RBIs before Minor League All-Star break...Went 4-for-23 (.174) throughout three stints with Angels in 2012 (21 G)...Collected a hit in all three big league starts...Made his Major League debut with Angels in right field May 22 @ Oakland as a ninth-inning defensive replacement for Mark Trumbo...Doubled off Oakland's Jarrod Parker on May 23 for first ML hit...The game also marked first big league start (RF)...Initially had contract purchased on May 21...Received club's 2012 Fred Haney Award, given annually to top rookie in Angels' Spring Training...Hit .354 with seven doubles, one triple and six RBIs during spring.
Named Angels' Kenny Myers Minor League Player of the Year in 2011 after batting .324 (166-for-512) with 22 home runs and 99 RBIs for Inland Empire...Ranked third in California League in total bases (280), fourth in hits, fifth in RBIs and sixth in average (tied for sixth) and home runs.
Began his professional career with Rookie level Orem...Ranked second on club in doubles (14) and RBIs (42).