Graduated from Garibaldi Secondary School in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada...Primarily a hockey player as a child, began playing baseball because he became bored during his summers...Named 2013 Rawlings 3rd Team All-American and First Team All-Region (Canada & Puerto Rico Region)...Played for the Canadian Junior National Team in 2012. ..Member of Team British Columbia that played in the 2012 Canada Cup Tournament in London, Ontario, Canada. Earned MVP of the Gold Medal Game...His father, Terry, is a former Mr. Canada, winning the national body building title in 1975...Committed to play college baseball at Oregon State University before selected by the Mariners in the 3rd round of the June, 2013 First-Year Player Draft...Attended Major League Baseball’s Rookie Career Development Program after the 2017 season...Grew up playing the piano...Is an avid fan of the Calgary Flames. His favorite player was Jarome Iginla. ..Represented Team Canada in the 2017 World Baseball Classic and 2016 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game in San Diego...Switched his uniform No. from 41 to No. 27 prior to the 2021 season...Resides in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada with his wife, Stephanie, and their daughter, Audrie Marilyn (1/9/23).
Sacrifice Flies (seven, sixth), Sprint Speed (29.8 ft/sec, eighth), Stolen Bases (14, T-20th) ..Missed a total of 58 games over three different stints on the Injured List...Initially landed on the 10-Day Injured List due to a right shoulder impingement (5/20-6/6) and then suffered a left hamstring strain that caused him to miss an additional 40 games (6/20-7/13 and 9/17-end of season). ..Ranked 8th in the NL in Sprint Speed (29.7 feet/sec). Has ranked in the NL Top 8 in each of the last three seasons...Has driven in 50+ RBI in consecutive seasons (2021-22). ..Stole 14 bases in 18 opportunities, T-20th in the NL...Was 4-for-11 (.364) with 12 RBI with the bases loaded...Batted .354/.385/.521 (17-48) with a .905 OPS in 13 June games between injuries...Hit a three-run home run while driving in a single-game career high five runs on Opening Day vs. Pittsburgh (4/7)...Became the third Cardinal to have five RBI on Opening Day, joining Del Gainer (1922) and Wally Roettger (1928)...Extended his streak of homering on Opening Day to three games (2020-22), breaking Mark McGwire's franchise record (1998-99)...Recorded two walk-off RBI with the bases loaded: 8/16 vs. Colorado via HBP and 8/27 vs. Atlanta via walk.
Posted career highs in every offensive category...His 34 home runs were the most ever by a Cardinals left fielder and 5th most by a Cardinals outfielder in a season....Missed 17 games with two stints on the Injured List, first with a right groin strain (4/11-4/22) and then with a fractured left hand middle finger (5/18-5/26)....Named NL Player of the Month for September/October, the first Cardinal to win the monthly honor since Paul Goldschmidt (July 2019). Batted .328, while leading MLB with 31 runs scored, tied for the MLB lead with 13 HR (Marcus Semien), and tallied 30 RBI and 21 extra base hits....Named National League Player of the Week (Sept. 13-19)....Was the first Cardinal to hit 11 or more homers in the month of September since Mark McGwire, who holds the top three marks in the month for the Cardinals with 15, 12, & 12....Reached base safely in a team-high 22 straight games (5/14-6/16)....Scored a run in a career-high nine straight games (9/11-9/20)....Hit his first two Major League triples (8/29 at PIT & 10/2 vs. CHI). His first triple snapped a streak of 766 career at-bats to begin a career without a triple after entering the day as one of three active players in MLB without a triple in that many at-bats (Victor Caratini & Daniel Vogelbach)....Demolished NL West clubs with a .360 BA (36-100) with 10 HR and 20 RBI. His 1.164 OPS was highest among all MLB players with 100 or more at-bats....Was 4-for-4 with a home run (9/24 at CHI-2) when making contact on 3-0 counts this season....Led all NL left fielders in assists (7), which were most by a Cardinals outfielder since Matt Holliday (8 in 2010)...Ranked 6th in the NL in Sprint Speed (29.7 feet/sec). Has ranked in the NL Top 7 in each of the last two seasons....Ranked 8th among MLB batters with a 10.6% Barrel Rate....Average home run distance was 414 feet, ranking 14th among MLB home run hitters. Ranked 11th in MLB in highest average exit velocity (93 MPH).
NL Ranks: Outfielder Zone Rating (.978, 1st), Fielding Pct (1.000, T-1st), Putouts/9 IP (2.33, 6th), Sprint Speed (29.6 feet/second, T7th)...Won his first career Gold Glove Award, becoming the first left fielder in Cardinals history to earn the coveted defensive trophy... Joined Curt Flood, Willie McGee, Jim Edmonds and Jason Heyward as the 5th outfielder to win a Gold Glove in St. Louis...Led all MLB left fielders in total chances/9 (2.33), putouts/9 (2.33), range factor/9 (2.33), outs above average (4), defensive runs saved (9), ultimate zone rating (5.7), defensive runs above average (3.9), SABR defensive index (7.0), and defensive WAR (0.8)...Also paced National League outfielders in zone rating (.978), while ranking 5th among NL left fielders with 344.0 innings played...Among all MLB players, ranked 4th in SABR defensive index and T7th in 9 defensive runs saved...Shared lead among MLB outfielders in fielding percentage (1.000). Was flawless in the field in 89 chances, committing zero errors in 344.0 innings...Co-led the Cardinals with Brad Miller by smacking 7 home runs. Hit all seven HR’s against right-handed pitchers...Led the Cardinals in at-bats/home run (19.86 AB)...Tied for the Cardinals lead with eight multi-RBI games, but did not have more than two RBI in any game. Had three go-ahead RBI, which all were game-winning...Recorded a career-high seven putouts vs. Pittsburgh (8/27-2)...Hit game-tying, two-RBI single with two outs in bottom of the 9th vs. Kansas City (8/26)...Batted .600 (3-5) with 5 RBI in bases loaded situations...Homered on Opening Day vs. Pittsburgh (7/24)...Became the first Cardinals designated hitter to bat 9th in the starting lineup (9/27) since Marlon Anderson in the 2004 World Series at Boston...His team-leading sprint-speed (29.6 feet/second) ranked 7th across MLB...His average home run trot speed (20.8 seconds) was the fastest among Cardinals with multiple homers.
2020 POSTSEASON: Did not record a plate appearance in the Wild Card Series at San Diego while playing in all three games...pinch ran for DH Matt Carpenter in Game 1 and pinch ran for Yadier Molina in Game 2...played 2.0 innings in left field as a defensive replacement in Game 3.
Began the season on the Opening Day roster, and played in 14 games before landing on the 10-day Injured List (4/16- 25) with an ulnar nerve subluxation in his right elbow after making a throw to the plate from centerfield...Batted .301 (25-83) with 4 HR & 12 RBI in 23 July games...His 25 hits in July were T2nd among team leaders (Goldschmidt, 28)...Posted a career-high seven game hitting streak 7/13-19 (13-29, .448) hammering 4 HR and 12 RBI during the stretch. Had four consecutive multi-hit games during the stretch (7/15-18)...Produced the game-winning RBI in both wins vs. ARI (7/13-14)...Tallied 11 RBI over a five-game stretch (7/13-17) with three multi-RBI games and two games with a season-high 4 RBI (vs. ARI 7/13 & vs. PIT 7/15)...Had his first career multi-home run game vs. PIT (7/15) tying his career-high with 4 RBI...Missed 25 games (8/3-29) on the 10-day Injured List with a strained left wrist... Played six injury rehab games between Springfield (AA) & Memphis (AAA), batting .273 (6-22, HR)...In 23 home games, batted .345 (20-58), 4 HR & 1.000 OPS...Post All-Star Break, was ranked 3rd on the team in hits (19), 3rd in BA (.302), 3rd in RBI (12), T3rd in HR's (4) & T3rd with 2 GW-RBI at the time he went on the I.L...Led the Cardinals with a 29.9 feet/sec. Sprint Speed, as calculated by Baseball Savant; ranking 6th in the National League...Homered on 4/14 vs. CIN in Mexico Series in Monterrey, Mexico...Batted .251 with 13 HR and 28 RBI in 47 games between Memphis (AAA) and Springfield (AA) including an injury rehabilitation appearance...After the season, rated as the No. 12 prospect in the Pacific Coast League in Baseball America's Best Tools Survey.
Named the Cardinals Minor League Player of the Year...Recognized as 2018 Pacific Coast League Post-Season All-Star with teammate RHP Dakota Hudson...Baseball America 2nd team all-Triple A...Was recalled from Memphis (AAA) on 4/19 and made his Major League debut at Wrigley Field vs. CHI (4/19) as a pinch-hitter vs. Jon Lester and struck out...Recorded his first MLB RBI on a sac fly scoring Yadier Molina vs. CIN (4/21)...Recorded his first Major League hit off Yacksel Rios vs. PHI (5/18) in his 7th career MLB game...Became the first Cardinals rookie to homer in 3 straight games (5/19-21) since Paul DeJong (7/7-9/17) and was the 3rd MLB rookie to pull off the feat in 2018 (Ohtani 4/3-6 & Villanueva 4/14-16)...Hit first MLB home run (solo) off Luis García, to tie game in 6th vs. PHI (5/19)...Ranked 10th among National League rookies with 9 HR's...His nine home runs in his first 61 Major League games ranked 9th most in Cardinals history...Hit 35 home runs between Memphis (26) and St. Louis (9)...Hit his first career walk-off home run and first extra inning home run in the 10th inning vs. SF (9/22) off Mark Melancon...Led the Cardinals with a .523 slugging percentage post All-Star Break...Walked as a pinch-hitter & then hit 3-run HR (#8) on a 3-0 count vs. PIT (9/11)...Averaged a HR/14.44 AB, leading N.L. rookies (100 AB min.) & 2nd in MLB...Homered in consecutive games on four occasions (Last: 8/26-8/28)...Scored a run in four straight games (5/18-5/21)...Hit safely in the six games after his 2nd recall (5/18-23), including 3 home runs...Hit first career pinch-hit home run (#4) to tie game in 8th at LAD (8/22) off Scott Alexander...Missed eight games due to groin inflammation (8/4-13)...Was recalled to St. Louis from Memphis (AAA) five times with the final time on July 31...Recorded his first career pinch-hit single, the eventual game-winning RBI (started 0-8) including a stolen base (#1) vs. COL (8/1)...Canada native batted .311, 26 HR & 63 RBI in 64 games for Memphis (AAA)...Was leading the Pacific Coast League & ranked 2nd in the minors with 26 HR at time of recall...Posted 6 multi-HR games in AAA with a season-high 3 HR vs. Colorado Springs (7/22)...HR by Month: April (6), May (7), June (6), July (7)...Posted 20 games with multiple-RBI.
Was acquired by the Cardinals in a trade with the Seattle Mariners on July 21 for LHP Marco Gonzales ... Combined to bat .246 with 31 home runs and 95 RBI over 130 games in Triple-A between Tacoma and Memphis ... His 12 home runs hit with 37 games at Memphis were two shy of ranking in the Top 10 among Cardinals minor leaguers ... Ranked T5th in all of Minor League Baseball with 31 home runs and was 1 of 11 players to hit 30 or more home runs ... Ranked among Pacific Coast League leaders in home runs (31, T-4th), RBI (95, 4th), total bases (247, 5th) and games played (130, 3rd) ... His 60 extra base hits ranked T5th in all of Triple-A ... Recorded 11 RBI in the Pacific Coast League playoffs, the most by any player in the Triple-A postseason ... Posted three games with 5 or more RBI during the season ... Drove in a season-high 7 RBI at Reno, one RBI shy of his career-best ... Hit his fourth career grand slam, coming vs. Reno (6/6) ... Posted three multi-home run games (6/23 at Reno, 7/4 at Reno & 7/20 at Albuquerque) bringing his career total to eight ... Played for Team Canada in the 2017 World Baseball Classic making three starts in left field and recording one hit, a single vs. Colombia (3/11) ... Rated as the No.5 prospect and "Best Power Hitter" in the Cardinals organization by Baseball America.
Played in a career-high 130 games with Jackson (AA) ... Named Southern League Most Valuable Player and was a Southern League Mid-Season and Post-Season All-Star ... Named Southern League Player of the Year by Baseball America ... Named to Baseball America's Minor League All-Star Team ... Was 1 of 4 finalists for USA Today's Minor League Player of the Year and 1 of 10 players nominated fo MiLB Offensive Player of the Year ... Led all Mariners minor league players with a career-high 102 RBI ... Led the Southern League in RBI (102), slugging (.508), OPS (.882), extra base hits (54), total bases (256) and intentional walks (4) ... Ranked among Southern League leaders in home runs (24, 2nd), at-bats/home run (20.50, 2nd), on-base percentage (.374, 2nd), batting (.293, 4th), hits (144, 5th), walks (62, 5th), doubles (26, T6th), runs (68, 8th) and games (130, 8th) ... Had multi-home run game at Pensacola (4/23), his 5th career multi-homer game ... Established a career-high with 8 RBI vs. Pensacola (6/8), including a two-out walk-off grand slam, his third career grand slam ... Batted .448 (13-29) with playoff highs for hits (13), runs (7), home runs (3), RBI (9), on-base percentage (.515) and slugging (.828) in the Southern League postseason.
Ranked T-2nd in Minor League Baseball with 32 home runs. Was 1 of 7 players to hit 30 home runs in Minor League Baseball. Ranked 3rd in MiLB with 12.72 AB/HR ... California League Post-Season All-Star. • Led the California League in home runs (32), AB/HR (12.72) and tied for first in intentional walks (4) ... Ranked among California League leaders in RBI (87, 6th), on-base percentage (.874, 8th) and extra base hits (55, T8th) ... Led all Mariners minor league players with 87 RBI ... Played in 19 games for Peoria in the Arizona Fall League, batting .292 (21-72) with 3 HR and 14 RBI ... Named to the Arizona Fall League Rising Stars Game, batting 3rd in the order and played right field for the West Squad. Went 1-for-2 in the game with a run scored and a stolen base ... Ranked among AFL leaders in home runs (3, T6th), RBI (14, T8th), runs (15, T9th), slugging (.486, 10th), on-base percentage (.395, 10th) and total bases (35, T10th) ... Posted three multi-home run games (5/9 vs. Visalia, 5/15 at High Desert & 7/23 vs. San Jose) ... Played for Team Canada who won a gold medal in the PanAm Games.
Was on disabled list (5/12-7/31) after fracturing 5th metacarpal on right hand. Included rehab stints with AZL Mariners (R) and Everett (SS-A) ... Hit first career multiple home run game with two vs. Beloit (8/5) ... Hit two grand slams over the course of three days (8/14 at Wisconsin & 8/16 vs. Beloit).
Hit first professional home run vs. AZL Brewers (7/10) off Jorge Ortega as part of a 4-for-4 game, establishing his single-game high for hits.