Got married to his wife, Andrea, in December 2022...During the offseason, he spends his time in Mexico and Arizona and enjoys traveling to Cancún...His younger brother, Luis, is an infielder in the Milwaukee Brewers organization...His favorite player growing up was Vinny Castilla...Has a dog named Choco.
Appeared on his second straight Opening Day roster; placed on the Injured List with a left oblique strain on 6/10, began a rehab assignment with Double-A Bowie on 7/2, and reinstated on 7/4; placed on the Injured List with a right knee sprain on 9/28, ending his season...Set career highs in games (118), at-bats (403), hits (100), doubles (17), home runs (16), runs scored (50), RBI (51) and walks (30); had 16 career doubles, eight career homers, 36 career runs, 41 career RBI and 30 career walks entering the season...Won his first career Rawlings Gold Glove at third base, the first O's fielder to win one since Manny Machado (3B) in 2015; is the third O's third baseman to earn the honor, joining Machado (2x) and Brooks Robinson (16x); became the fourth Mexican-born player to win a Gold Glove, joining Fernando Valenzuela (P, LAD) in 1986, Aurelio Rodriguez (3B, DET) in 1976, and Ruben Amaro, Sr. (SS, PHI) in 1964...Led AL third basemen with 14 Defensive Runs Saved, per Sports Info Solutions, and with a 10.9 Ultimate Zone Rating, per FanGraphs; his DRS was the best in a single season by an O’s third baseman since Manny Machado’s 18 in 2015 while his UZR was the best by an Orioles defender since J.J. Hardy’s 11.4 in 2014 and the best by a Baltimore third baseman since Machado’s 20.8 in 2013...Tied for the AL lead among third basemen with seven Outs Above Average, per Statcast, since tracking began in 2016, his OAA is tied for the most by an O's third baseman with Manny Machado in 2016...Finished fourth on the O's with 2.6 fWAR, per FanGraphs...Tied for the team lead with 11 game-winning RBI with Anthony Santander, the most by an Oriole since Adam Jones and Jonathan Schoop both tallied 13 GW RBI in 2017...Slashed .272/.328/.467 (49-for-180) with nine doubles, one triple, eight home runs, 23 runs, 23 RBI, 14 walks, two hit-by-pitches and one stolen base in 53 road games compared to .229/.287/.372 (51-for-223) with eight doubles, eight homers, 27 runs, 28 RBI, 16 walks, and three hit-by-pitches in 65 home games...Hit 12 of his 16 home runs against right-handed pitching...Batted .329/.380/.575 (24-for-73) with three doubles, five home runs, 11 runs, 18 RBI and six walks in 22 July games; the 18 RBI are his most in any month of his career...Delivered a walk-off walk against Aroldis Chapman in the 11th inning on 4/15 vs. NYY, his third career walk-off plate appearance, joining 7/25/21 vs. WSH (fielder's choice off of Brad Hand) and 4/13/21 (G2) vs. SEA (RBI single off of Casey Sadler)...Tallied his first career multi-homer game on 7/15 at TB...Hit a two-run home run off of Colin Poche in the eighth inning on 7/26 vs. TB, his first career go-ahead homer in the eighth inning-or-later...Stole his second career base on 8/2 at TEX...Slugged a three-run homer off of Yusei Kikuchi on 8/8 vs. TOR, his first career first-inning home run...Hit a two-run home run off of Cristian Javier in the sixth inning on 8/26 at HOU in a 2-0 win...Knocked a pinch-hit single in the ninth inning on 9/18 at TOR; later scored the go-ahead run on Adley Rutschman's single...Set a career-high with three walks on 9/21 vs. DET...Hit his first career triple in the second inning on 9/27 at BOS; finished a double shy of the cycle before exiting the game with right knee discomfort, which later landed him on the Injured List and ended his season...Appeared in his 200th career game on 9/7 vs. TOR; is one of 52 Mexican-born players with 200+ MLB games; he and his brother, Luis, are the second brothers born in Mexico to play in at least 200 MLB games, joining Vicente and Enrique Romo...Went 0-for-7 with a walk in two rehab games with Double-A Bowie.
His .361 OBP led American League rookies and ranked fourth among Major League rookies; he became the ninth O’s rookie (since 1954) to record a season with an OBP of .360-or-higher (min. 295 PA), and the first since Hyun Soo Kim in 2016 (.382)...Had the third-highest fWAR among O’s hitters (1.6), behind only Cedric Mullins (5.3) and Austin Hays (2.4); his 1.6 fWAR also ranked sixth among AL rookies...Slashed .288/.371/.420 (59-for-205) with 16 multi-hit efforts in 60 games after being recalled from Triple-A Norfolk on 6/27, compared to .246/.328/.386 (14-for-57) in 25 games prior; his .371 OBP from 6/27 on led AL rookies and ranked second among MLB rookies during that span (min. 200 PA)...Hit safely in 12 of his last 13 games and reached base safely in all 13; slashed .316/.409/.368 (12-for-38) with two doubles, six walks, four runs, and four RBI in this span...Recorded a career-high-tying five-game RBI streak from 8/21-26 (also: 5/15-6/29)...Recorded six extra-base hits (2 HR, 4-2B) in a five-game span from 8/19-24, his most in any five-game span in his career...Recorded three-straight multi-hit games two different times, from 7/3-6 and 8/21-24; tied for the second-longest streak by an O’s batter in 2021; had never recorded multiple hits in consecutive games prior to 2021...Stole his first career base in his 54th career game on 7/23 vs. WSH; has 45 career stolen bases in 674 minor league games...Caught the final out, a line out to shortstop, of John Means’ no-hitter on 5/5 at SEA...Placed on the 10-day Injured List (right adductor strain) on 9/22, ending his season...Made his first career Opening Day roster.
Made his Major League debut on 8/20 vs. BOS, entering the game as a pinch-hitter in the ninth inning (struck out)...Recorded his first career hit, a single on the first pitch he saw from LHP Martín Pérez in his first at-bat in the third inning on 8/22 vs. BOS...Made his first career start (2B) on 8/22 vs. BOS; made his first career start at SS on 9/22 at BOS...Collected a career-high three hits on 9/24 at BOS...Hit safely in a career-high five-straight games to close out the season, hitting .400 (8-for-20) during this stretch...Recorded his first Major League home run on 9/25 at TOR; a solo homer off RHP Shun Yamaguchi in the fifth inning...Recorded his first career double, run scored, and RBI (collecting two of each) on 9/24 at BOS...Made four starts at shortstop (five games) and two starts at second base (four games)...Recalled from the Alternate Training Site to serve as the 29th man on 9/4...Had three different stints with the Orioles.
Split the season between Class A-Advanced Palm Beach, Double-A Springfield, and Triple-A Memphis, hitting a combined .262/.362/.419 (90-for-344) with 10 home runs and 55 RBI in 103 total games... Ranked tied for seventh among Cardinals minor leaguers in doubles (24) and 10th in RBI... Placed on the 7-day injured list with a fractured cheekbone on 6/8; suffered the injury between innings on 6/8 at Reno while taking a throw down to second base before the bottom of the second inning... Reinstated from the injured list on 7/8, and played in six games for Palm Beach and two games for Springfield before returning to Memphis... Recorded his first career multi-home run game in minor league baseball on 8/5 vs. El Paso, homering twice... Recorded a season-high four hits and four RBI in the game on 8/9 at Sacramento.
Infielder played in 90 games between Springfield (AA) and Memphis (AAA) starting games at second base (47), third base (13), shortstop (7) and first base (7)...Batted .300 with 13 HR, 44 RBI and 28 doubles...Ran off a 14-game hitting streak (7/1-15), batting .375 (2156) during the streak...Ranked 3rd among Cardinals minor leaguers hitting 28 doubles...Appeared in five Pacific Coast League playoff games and the Triple-A National Championship...Played for Caneros de los Mochis in the Mexican Pacific League in the off-season batting .318 with 10 HR, 34 RBI, 34 walks, a .432 on-base perceantage in 50 games...Led the Mexican Pacific League in on-base perecentage (.432) and ranked among the league leaders in batting (.318, 6th), home runs (10, T-5th), walks (34, T-4th), slugging (.542, 3rd) and HR/AB (17.30, 3rd)...Hit three home runs with seven RBI vs. Obregón (11/28) including a 1st inning grand slam (homered in 3rd & 6th too) and scored four runs.
Played in 106 games for Diablos Rojos del México of the Mexican League...Named a Mexican League All-Star at second base...Led the Mexican League in runs scored (91) and hit by pitches (25), ranked tied for second in extra-base hits (51), fourth in slugging percentage (.577), tied for fourth in total bases (224), and fifth in on-base percentage (.433)...Recorded a 32-game on-base streak from 5/12-6/21; tied for the sixth longest in the Mexican League...Recorded four multi-home run games on the season, including a career-high three home run game on 5/13 vs. Aguascalientes.
Appeared in 43 games for Diablos Rojos del México, batting .301/.418/.382 (41-for-136) with 42 runs scored...Recorded a 27-game on-base streak from 4/29-5/29, with a .446 on-base percentage during this stretch.