Played at the University of Tennessee, where he majored in psychology...was a semifinalist for the 2016 Golden Spikes Award, an award given annually to the best amateur baseball player in the country... in 2015 was named the Cape Cod League's Most Valuable Player, the league’s best professional prospect and Summer Collegiate Baseball Player of the Year...follow on Twitter @LilSenzii.
With two outfield assists shared the team lead with Shogo Akiyama... From 8/19-9/13, missed 27 games (12-15) while on the injured list...from 9/1-9/12 rehabbed at the alternate training site... Returned to the lineup on 9/14 and helped the Reds win 10 of their last 13 games to earn their first Postseason berth since 2013... On 9/14 was reinstated from the injured list and was designated the 29th player for that day's doubleheader... in Game 1 started in CF (0-3) in his first appearance for the Reds since 8/14 vs Pit...didn't play in the nightcap, but following the doubleheader sweep was added to the 28-man roster... In the sixth inning of the 4-3 win in Game 1 of the doubleheader sweep on 8/2 at Det, singled off Carson Fulmer for his 100th Major League hit... Started in CF in both games of the Reds' series sweep loss at Atl in the Wild Card Series.
In his Major League debut made 92 starts, all in CF, and 104 apps overall...With 12 HR and 14 stolen bases, became the first Reds player with at least 10 HR and 10 SB in his Major League debut season since Chris Sabo had 11 HR and 46 steals in his 1988 Rookie of the Year season...Didn't debut until 5/3 but still ranked among the National League rookie leaders in outfield assists (4, T3rd), walks (T6th), stolen bases (8), doubles (T8th), multi-hit games (28, T8th), runs scored (9th) and extra-base hits (36, T9th)...Led the Reds in starts in CF (92) and in starts batting leadoff (62)... tied Yasiel Puig for the team lead in stolen bases (14)...Because of a right shoulder injury did not start any of the Reds' last 23 games of the season and, while not on the injured list, was unavailable to play the last 19 games...Made his last start of the season on 9/3 vs Phi...on 9/4 was scratched with right shoulder soreness...pinch hit on 9/5...pinch ran on 9/6...pinch ran on 9/7, his last appearance of the year...An MRI on 9/6 revealed a tear in the labrum of his right shoulder... had surgery on 9/24...Is the only player in Reds history, and one of only 22 players in Major League history, to produce three HR in his first four Major League apps...Produced 3 leadoff HR (5/6 vs SF off Drew Pomeranz, 6/12 at Cle off Zach Plesac, 8/17 vs StL off Miles Mikolas)...Zack Cozart (4 in 2012) and Drew Stubbs (3 in 2009) are the only other Reds rookies with at least 3 leadoff HR in a season...On 5/3 was promoted from Louisville and that night vs SF made his Major League debut, started in CF and batted second in the order (1-5, 2bb, 1r)...Recorded his first career hit in his Major League debut (single off Tony Watson), his first HR in his second appearance (solo off Dereck Rodríguez), his first stolen base in his third game and both his first career leadoff HR (off Drew Pomeranz) & first career two-homer game in his fourth appearance...On 5/4 vs SF, in the fifth inning homered behind Derek Dietrich as the second of back-to-back HR off Dereck Rodríguez...became the first Reds batter to homer in his first or second career appearance since Drew Stubbs did it in his second game on 8/20/09 vs SF, also at GABP...In the 12-4 win on 5/6 produced his first career leadoff HR (Drew Pomeranz) and his first career multi-homer game (both off Pomeranz)...Reached base safely in each of his first 16 apps at Great American Ball Park, a streak snapped on 6/2 vs Wsh (20-68, .294, 4hr, 7rbi, .364obp)...was the longest such home streak by a Reds player to start his career since Drew Stubbs reached base safely in each his first 25 apps at GABP spanning the 2009 and 2010 seasons...From 5/3, the date of his promotion, through 6/8 started in CF in 32 consecutive games and played every inning...that 32-game streak of consecutive starts was the longest by any Reds player this season and was snapped on 6/9 at Phi, but in the seventh inning of that 4-3 win he pinch hit, singled and then scored the go-ahead run before playing the last 3 innings in CF...In the 10-2 win on 5/26 at Cubs had three hits and four runs scored...became the first Reds batter since at least 1908 to score four runs in a game within his first 21 career apps and the first Reds leadoff hitter with four runs in a game since Billy Hamilton did it on 5/5/17 vs SF...In the 17-9 win on 7/13 at Coors Field produced a career-high four hits, including a double and two triples, and fell a home run shy of the cycle...Went hitless on 6/2 vs Wsh, snapping his season-high nine-game hitting streak (14-41, .341, 5 2b, 1hr, 5rbi, .378obp) and a 20-game on-base streak that tied Joey Votto's for the longest by a Reds hitter in 2019 (26-86, .302, 6 2b, 2 3b, 1hr, 8rbi, 4sb, .358obp)...In the eighth and ninth innings of the 12-5 loss on 8/8 vs Cubs, as a part of a double switch made his only Major League appearance at 2B...On 9/1/night at StL snapped a season-high 0-for-17 skid (8/28-9/1) with a solo HR off Daniel Ponce De Leon...Was one of five Reds players to make his Major League debut (IF/OF Josh VanMeter, OF Brian O'Grady, RHP Jimmy Herget, RHP Joel Kuhnel)...Began the season on Louisville's injured list with a right ankle sprain suffered on 3/25 during a spring training game in Goodyear...came off the IL on 4/23 and made eight apps for the Bats before he was promoted on 5/3...Participated in his second straight Major League spring training camp as a non-roster invitee...in 12 spring training apps for the Reds hit .308 (6 2b, 3rbi, 4sb)...was reassigned to minor league camp on 3/22, just two days before the Reds broke camp...Entered the season rated 10th on Baseball America's Top 100 Prospects list.
On 6/28 had season-ending surgery to reduce a fracture in his right index finger...there was no damage to the tendon in that finger...on 10/16 had arthroscopic surgery to clean out bone spurs in his left elbow...prior to that elbow surgery played LF and CF during the Reds' instructional league games...suffered the finger injury on 6/22 while playing for Class AAA Louisville...when injured ranked fifth in the International League in hitting and finished his season with an active 11-game hitting streak (22-50, .440)...from 5/8-5/28 also was disabled with symptoms of vertigo...for the Bats played 2B (28g), 3B (14g) and SS (1g)...on 4/30 vs Columbus hit an inside-the-park home run..was the organization's Player of the Month for June (19g, .387, 8 2b, 3hr, 16rbi, 3sb, .434obp, .613slg, 1.047ops)...following the season was rated by Baseball America the best player in the organization, the International League's best defensive second baseman and the IL's sixth-best prospect overall...entered the season rated by Baseball America and MLB.com the best prospect in the organization...was a non-roster invitee to 2018 Major League spring training camp, his first.
2017: In 119 apps at Class A Daytona and Class AA Pensacola combined to hit .321 with 40 doubles, 3 triples, 14 HR, 65 RBI and 14 stolen bases...received the Sheldon "Chief" Bender Award as the organization's Minor League Player of the Year, was a Baseball America All-Star, Southern League Player of the Week for 8/7-8/13 (5g, .522, 4hr, 9rbi, 1.690ops) and participated in both the Florida State League All-Star Game and SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game...was the organization's Player of the Month for August (22g, .359, 4 2b, 6hr, 16rbi, 4sb, 1.092ops)...following the season was rated by Baseball America the second-best prospect in the Southern League and fourth-best prospect in the Florida State League...also was rated the FSL's best batting prospect and best defensive third baseman...among all Reds minor leaguers was rated best hitter for average and infielder with the best arm...among all Reds minor leaguers ranked second in hitting (.321) and fourth in RBI (65)...2016: Following the season was rated by Baseball America the top prospect in the Midwest League and by MiLB.com the top prospect in the organization and 43rd-best prospect overall...was an MiLB.com Organization All-Star...made his professional debut on 6/17 for Billings vs Missoula and went 2-for-3 with a run scored, 2 RBI and a stolen base...was hit by a pitch in his first plate appearance...at Class A Dayton, his .567 slugging percentage and ratio of extra-base hits per game (.57) were the highest marks in franchise history for a player with at least 50 apps.