Selected by the Yankees in the second round of the 2016 June Draft out of the University of Louisville, where he was teammates with Grant Kay (2014) and Brendan McKay (2015- 16)…was a team captain, second team All-ACC and third team All-American as a junior, batting .376/.470/.564 (62-for-165) with 14 2B, 5 HR and 29 RBI as the Cardinals made a run to the Super Regionals…graduated from Naperville North (Ill.) High School in 2013.
Named Most Valuable Player for Double-A Montgomery by the Rays Baseball Operations department…marked his first season in the Rays organization; was acquired in a three-team trade involving Steven Souza Jr. …named to the Southern League midseason and postseason All-Star teams… led the SL with 91 runs, 135 hits and a .384 OBP, ranked 2nd with 76 RBI, 3rd with 68 BB and 215 total bases and 4th with a .282 avg. …his 19 HR and 76 RBI both tied for 4th among Rays minor leaguers…was 1 HR shy of becoming the first Rays minor leaguer with a 20-HR, 20-SB season since Justin Ruggiano in 2007…named SL Player of the Month for August, batting .305 (25-for-82) with 5 HR and 14 RBI…played 11 games for the Leones del Escogido in the Dominican Winter League…ranked by Baseball America as the No. 13 prospect in the Rays system following the season
Split the season between Class-A Tampa and Double-A Trenton, batting .297/.384/.452 (138-for-465) with 26 2B, 5 3B, 12 HR, 53 RBI and 14 SB…ranked 6th among Yankees minor leaguers in avg. …earned an Aug 1 promotion after 100 games with Tampa…led the Florida State League with a .397 OBP and ranked 2nd with a .301 avg. and .460 SLG…on July 29 at Daytona (Reds), went 4-for-5 with 2 HR and a career-high 6 RBI, the first multi-HR game of his career…named to the FSL postseason All-Star Team and the Yankees Organizational All-Star Team by MLB.com…ranked by MLB.com as the No. 5 second base prospect following the season…ranked by Baseball America as the No. 14 prospect in the Florida State League… the publication also tabbed him as the Best Hitter for Average in the Yankees organization in its Best Tools survey.
Led Yankees minor leaguers with a .321 avg. in his first professional season…tied for 2nd in the New York-Penn League with 77 hits, ranked 3rd with 48 runs and a .412 OBP and ranked 4th in avg. …hit .363 (58-for-160) over his final 42 games of the season, including .411 (23-for-56) over a 14-game hitting streak from July 28-Aug 13…named to the NYPL midseason All-Star Team and Baseball America's Short-Season All-Star Team…ranked by Baseball America as the No. 19 prospect in the Yankees system following the season.