Name is pronounced row-SELL her-RARE-uh...in 2018 attended his third Major League spring training camp...spent his first 5 professional seasons as an infielder before he transitioned to the outfield in 2015...in 2014 played in the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at Min's Target Field...in 2013 was the South Atlantic League's Most Valuable Player and Most Outstanding Minor League Prospect...also in 2013 was a SAL and TOPPS Class A All-Star..in 2010 was a mid-season Dominican Summer League All-Star.
In his first stint at Class AAA spent the season at Albuquerque...played LF (70g, 61gs), RF (2g), 3B (5gs) and 2B (3g, 2gs)...also made 5 apps at DH...made his only professional appearance as a pitcher in the 13-10 loss vs El Paso on 6/24 (1ip, 2h, 1er, 0bb, 0k, 1hr)...in the top of the 14th inning of that loss allowed a 3-run HR to Ryan Schimpf that snapped the 7-7 tie...on 11/6 became a minor league free agent...on 11/17 was signed by the Reds to a minor league contract with an invitation to 2018 Major League spring training camp.
Played the whole season at High-A Modesto, though was limited to 72 games due to injury...Was selected to play in the Futures Game as the Rockies lone representative...Missed part of April (18 games) and nearly all of May (one game) due to injury...had his best month of the season in June, batting .289 (24-for-83) with five doubles, two home runs, 10 RBI and 14 runs in 21 games...The switch-hitter batted .138 (11-for-80) against left-handed pitchers and .287 (56-for-195) vs. right-handed pitchers...Saw nearly equal playing time at shortstop (40 games) and third base (30 games).
Spent the entire season with Single-A Asheville, setting career highs in a number of offensive categories, including games (126), at bats (472), hits (162), doubles (33), home runs (16), RBI (76), walks (61), stolen bases (21), on-base percentage (.419), slugging (.515) and OPS (.933)...His .343 average led the South Atlantic League and was the 2nd-highest among Rockies minor leaguers...Was named the Most Valuable Player of the SAL following the season, along with being named to the All South Atlantic League All-Star Team, SAL Most Outstanding Major League Prospect and a Topps Class A All-Star...Baseball America ranked him as the 3rd prospect in the Rockies organization and he was also labeled as the Best Athlete by the same publication...MLB.com rated him as the 99th top minor league prospect following the season.
Played in 110 games between Low-A Asheville and Short Season Tri-City...began the season with the Asheville Tourists as a 19-year-old and hit .202 (43-for-213) with 8 doubles, 2 triples, 1 home run and 26 RBI in 63 games...was sent to Short-Season Tri-City and hit .284 (55-for-194) with 30 RBI for the Dust Devils.
Was the primary shortstop for the Rookie Level Casper Ghosts...played in third-most games among all Ghosts and had the second-most at-bats...his eight triples on the season were tied third-most in the Pioneer League...was named PL Player of the Week for 6/27-7/3...was rated by Baseball America as the fifth-best prospect in the Pioneer League.
Spent his first professional season with the Rockies DSL club as the primary shortstop...played in the most games, and had the most hits, doubles, RBI and the second-most stolen bases among all Rockies...named a DSL Mid-Season All-Star...named by Baseball America as the 12th-best prospect in the Rockies system.
Signed for 2010 season.