Selected by the Texas Rangers in the first round (30th overall) of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft...Acquired by the Atlanta Braves from the Texas Rangers in exchange for LHP Dario Álvarez and RHP Lucas Harrell on July 27, 2016...Acquired by the Detroit Tigers along with LHP Joey Wentz from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for RHP Shane Greene on July 31, 2019...Claimed off waivers by the Atlanta Braves from the Detroit Tigers on Feb. 12, 2021.
Did not appear in the majors in 2021...Played 81 games at Triple-A Gwinnett, and, in 266 at-bats, record 75 hits for a .282 batting average...Had 13 extra-base hits, 14 RBI and three stolen bases...Primarily appeared in the outfield, but also received playing time at first base, second base and designated hitter...In his professional baseball career, has appeared at every defensive position except for catcher.
In his second major-league season, played in 18 games with Detroit and hit .172/.273/.207 (5-for- 29) with one double, four RBI, three walks and five runs scored...Had two separate stints with the major league club…Started the season at the club’s alternate training site in Toledo… Recalled to Detroit on 7/31, before being optioned on 8/14…Recalled again on 9/1, and was optioned on 9/18...Made eight starts, six of which came in right field…The other two came in left field...Also made one pitching appearance… Pitched 1.0 inning on 9/9 vs. Milwaukee… Allowed four hits and four runs, surrendering two home runs...Four of his hits on the season came with runners on base…Hit .333/.467/.417 (4-for-12) in those situations...With runners in scoring position, had three hits in nine at-bats (.333) with one double and four RBI...Went 1-for-4 (.250) as a pinch hitter with two strikeouts...In his first plate appearance of the season, on 7/31, hit a two-run double off Cincinnati’s Raisel Iglesias in the eighth inning…Detroit won, 7-2...Entered the game in the seventh inning as a pinch runner and scored on a wild pitch.
Made his Major League debut in 2019 with the Tigers after being acquired from Atlanta on July 31...Selected to the International League midseason All-Star Team...Hit safely in 12 straight games from April 24-May 6, hitting .381/.480/.762 with five doubles, one triple, three home runs and 11 RBI...Finished the month of May hitting .317/.385/.712 with nine doubles, one triple, 10 home runs and 22 RBI in 26 games...Blasted a pair of home runs on July 7 vs. Durham...Made his Major League debut on August 2 at Texas, going 1x2 with a triple and a stolen base...became just the fourth Tiger since 1908 to hit a triple in his big league debut and first since Andres Torres on April 7, 2002 vs. Cleveland...was also the seventh player in club history to draw two-or-more walks in his Major League debut and first since Lance Parrish in the second game of a doubleheader on September 5, 1977 vs. Baltimore...Drew a pair of walks in each of the first two games of his big league career, becoming the first Tigers player to do so since at least 1908...Hit the first home run of his Major League career on August 8 vs. Kansas City, a game-tying shot in the seventh inning...Had a career-high three hits, including a solo home run, on August 19 at Houston.
Named Double A Mississippi's Player of the Year in 2018 as he played in 128 games...Ranked sixth in the Southern League with 44 extra-base hits, while he was tied for eighth with 17 home runs, ninth with 69 runs scored, tied for ninth with 57 walks and tied for 10th with five triples...Scored five runs and went 3x4 with two home runs and four RBI on August 9 at Jacksonville...Selected Mississippi's Player of the Month for August after hitting .265/.371/.518 with four doubles, one triple, five home runs and 14 RBI in 25 games.
Appeared in 124 games with Double A Mississippi in 2017 as he completed his first full season in the Braves organization...Ranked tied for third in the Southern League with six triples, while he was tied for eighth with 15 home runs...Had three extra-base hits on June 3 at Jackson, hitting a triple, a pair of home runs and driving in three... added a second multi-homer game on August 2 at Mobile...Sidelined from August 7-16 with a left great toe blister...Hit .316/.393/.481 with five doubles, one triple, two home runs and six RBI in 21 games during August.
Played his fourth professional campaign between two High-A stops within the Texas Rangers and Atlanta Braves organizations in 2016...Opened the 2016 season with High-A High Desert of the California League and clubbed 25 home runs with 59 RBI and 13 stolen bases, while batting .272 (90-for-331) in 88 games prior to a midseason trade from Texas to Atlanta on 7/27...After joining the Braves organization, played in 35 games, all with the Carolina Mudcats, and batted .250 (31-for-124) with three home runs, 11 RBI, 21 runs scored and a .384 on-base percentage through the remainder of the season...Set career highs in nearly every offensive category including career bests with 28 home runs, 29 doubles, nine triples, 70 RBI, 17 stolen bases, 94 runs scored and 123 games played for the High Desert Mavericks and the Carolina Mudcats... Combined to hit a career-high 28 home runs between High Desert and Carolina, eight more than any other Braves minor leaguer…Also combined for a career-high 70 RBI which would rank third among Braves farmhands... Had a .935 OPS spanning 88 games with High Desert…Finished with a .915 OPS between High Desert and Carolina, which would qualify as the top mark in the Braves farm system...Finished with 66 extra-base hits, tied for the sixth most among all minor league batters and eight behind the Single-A leader...At the time he was acquired by Atlanta, led the California League in home runs (25), slugging percentage (.583) and extra-base hits (49)...Batted over. 300 during April (.309, 25-for-81) and July (.343, 23-for-67)…Hit below .250 during May (.223, 23-for-103), June (.231, 21-for-91) and August (.240, 24-for-100)...Was the starting second baseman for the California League All-Star team…Went 1-for-2 with one double...Was the starting second baseman for the United States team in the Future's Game played in San Diego, Calif….Went 0-for-1 with one walk...Following the 2016 campaign, played in 22 games for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League…Batted .261 (24-for-92) with four home runs, 14 RBI, an .855 OPS and 23 runs scored…Tied for the AFL lead with 48 total bases, while he ranked fifth in slugging percentage with a .522 mark... Entered the 2016 campaign ranked by Baseball America as the 28th-best prospect in the Texas Rangers organization.