Engaged to Laura Carrío … has two children: Robinson and Angelina … his son is named after Robinson Canó...Received a record $31.5-million signing bonus from Boston...Represented Cuba in the following international tournaments: 18U World Championships in Taiwan (September 2013), World Port Tournament in the Netherlands (July 2013), 16U World Championships in Mexico (August 2011) and the COPABE Pan American 16U Championship in Mexico in October 2010...Attended Eide High School in Cienfuegos, Cuba.
Was a finalist for the American League Rawlings Gold Glove Award® at third base...His slash line dropped to .224/.319/.388 from .315/.367/.548 in 2019 … 17 of his 26 hits went for extra-bases...Reached base safely in 42 of his 52 games...Tested positive for COVID-19 prior to the start of the season and missed the majority of Summer Camp … battled recurring symptoms and after-effects throughout the season...Home and Road: Batted .248/.347/.455 (25-101) with five home runs and 19 RBI at home, compared to .202/.292/.313 (20-99) with one homer and five RBI on the road...YoYo Went Streaking, Part I: Reached base safely in his first 16 games from 7/24-8/10, hitting .299 (20-67) with four doubles, three homers, six RBI, seven walks, eight runs scored and a .365 on-base percentage...YoYo Went Streaking, Part II: Recorded a career-high 21- game on-base streak from 9/25/19-8/10/20 … at the conclusion of the streak, it was the third-longest active in MLB behind Houston's Alex Bregman (33) and the Mets' Brandon Nimmo (32) … batted .310 (25-84) with five doubles, four homers, eight RBI, seven walks, and a .881 OPS during the 21-game stretch...Fell a triple shy of the cycle on Opening Day (7/24) vs. Minnesota … helped erase a five-run deficit with a game-tying, three-run homer in the second inning off José Berríos...Went 0-5 on 8/11 at Detroit, snapping his eight-game hitting and 21-game on-base streaks (dating back to 2019)...Starting History: The Sox tied the major-league record on 8/16 vs. St. Louis (10th time) by hitting four consecutive home runs in the sixth inning … Moncada started the run with a three-run homer off Roel RamÍrez with two outs in a 1-0 game, and Yasmani Grandal, José Abreu and Eloy Jiménez followed with solo shots off the Cardinals right-hander...Hit a solo homer the following night vs. Detroit...Registered three multi-hit efforts in a four-game span from 9/8-13, going 8-20 (.400) with two doubles and three RBI … collected three hits on 9/13 vs. Detroit (first since 8/3) and hit three triples in a six games from 9/19-24...Snapped a career-high, 29-game homerless streak on 9/26 vs. the Cubs with a two-run shot in the sixth inning … matched his season-high with three RBI and posted his first multi-RBI effort since 8/18...Went 1-13 (.077) with a run scored and walk in three games of the AL Wild Card Series at Oakland … started all three games at third base … hit in the No. 2 spot twice and the fifth spot once...Made his postseason debut in Game 1 (0-4) … singled and scored a run in Game 3 for his only hit of the series.
American League Leaders: 3rd-AVG (.315); T10th-OPS (.915); 11th-SLG (.548); T12th-3B (5) ... Established career highs in most offensive categories despite appearing in just 132 games ... Improved his average from .235 in 2018 to .315 … the .080 improvement was the fourth-best in franchise history … teammate Tim Anderson (+.097) set the club record (STATS) ... Ranked among the AL third basemen leaders in average (1st), on-base percentage (2nd, .367), slugging (2nd), OPS (3rd), total bases (3rd, 280), extra-base hits (3rd, 64), hits (4th, 161), doubles (4th, 34), home runs (4th, 25) and RBI (4th, 79) ... High Marks: Was one of just three players in MLB to hit .300-plus with 30-plus doubles, 25-plus home runs, 75-plus RBI and 10-plus stolen bases, joining Cody Bellinger of the Dodgers and Arizona's Ketel Marté … became just the fourth player (sixth time) in franchise history to record those numbers in a season, joining Álex Ríos (2012), Carlos Lee (2004) and Magglio Ordóñez (1999-2001) ... His 25 home runs were the second-most by a switch-hitting third baseman in MLB behind Arizona's Eduardo Escobar (35) … became just the 10th White Sox third basemen (13th time) to hit 25-plus home runs in a single season ... Batted .322/.377/.569 (115-357) with 21 homers vs. right-handers, and .299/.345/.500 (46-154) with four home runs vs. lefties … by comparison, hit .209 (31-148) vs. LHP in 2018 ... Ranked fifth in the AL with a .321 road average (85-265) … hit .308 (94-305) in the first half and .325 (67-206) after the break ... Scored 22 runs in March/April, tied with Ray Durham (2000) for the fifth-most in franchise history during the months ... Was Chicago's Opening Day third baseman on 3/28 at Kansas City after switching from second base during spring training ... Hit safely in each of his first six games of the season, going 11-24 (.458) with four doubles, two home runs, 10 RBI, nine runs scored and a 1.394 OPS … tied for the second-fastest in franchise history to reach 10-plus hits and 10-plus RBI … Carlos Quentin (five games, 2011), Floyd Robinson (six, 1962), Zeke Bonura (six, 1937) and Joe Jackson (six, 1920) also reached those numbers in 10 games or less ... Reached 10 RBI in six-player games, tied for the fourth-fastest in club history behind Quentin (2011), Magglio Ordóñez (5, 2004) and Jackson (1920) ... Connected on his first home run as part of a three-hit effort on 3/30 at Kansas City … hit a 438-foot home run to right field on 4/3 at Cleveland ... Reached base four times on 4/14 at the Yankees for the second time on the season and 10th time in his career … recorded his first career multihomer game on 4/16 vs. the Royals ... Hit a 458-foot home run on 4/19 at Detroit, the longest on the club to that point of the season ... Recorded his second career multihomer game on 5/13 vs. Cleveland … his first home run registered a 110 mph exit velocity ... Hit safely in 11 consecutive games from 5/28-6/10, going 17-45 (.378) with two doubles, three home runs, seven RBI, four walks, five runs scored and a 1.051 OPS ... Ranked third in the AL in June with a .381 average, trailing Boston's Brock Holt (.397) and the Yankees' DJ LeMahieu (.395) … ranked second in OPS (1.101), fourth in slugging percentage (.667) and fifth in on-base percentage (.435) ... Homered in back-to-back games on 6/4-5 at Washington … matched his career-high with four hits on 6/9 at Kansas City ... Left the game on 6/10 vs. the Nationals with back tightness and missed the next four games … returned to the lineup on 6/16 vs. the Yankees (0-1) before leaving the game ... Returned to the lineup on 6/19 at the Cubs and hit safely in his next six games … connected on his first career home run at Fenway Park on 6/24 ... Hit a game-tying solo homer in the 10th on 7/3-2 vs. Detroit as part of his third career multihomer effort (one from each side of the plate) … became the seventh player (10th time) in club history to homer from both sides of the plate, and first since Melky Cabrera on 7/23/15 at Cleveland ... Scored the game-winning run from first base on José Abreu's RBI single in the 11th on 7/20 at Tampa Bay ... Surpassed his 2018 home run total with a three-run shot on 7/22 vs. Miami … went 3-4 with two doubles and a homer on 7/27 vs. Minnesota ... Left the game on 7/30 vs. the Mets with a strained right hamstring and was placed on the injured list on 8/1 (retro to 7/31) … was returned from his rehab assignment with Class AAA Charlotte, where he played in five games, and was reinstated from the injured list on 8/22 … doubled and homered in each of his first two games off the IL on 8/22-23 vs. Texas ... September to Remember: Hit .412 (.42-102) with 11 doubles, two triples, three home runs, 15 RBI, eight walks, 21 runs scored, three stolen bases, 15 multihit efforts and a 1.102 OPS over 26 September games … led the majors during the month in average and hits and ranked among the leaders in doubles (2nd), OBP (T3rd, .455), total bases (6th, 66) and OPS (11th) ... YoYo Went Streaking: Established a new career-high by reaching base in 19 straight games from 9/2-22, hitting .468 (36-77) with 10 doubles, two triples, two homers, 13 RBI, eight walks, a 1.239 OPS and 14 multihit efforts … recorded a 10- game hitting streak from 9/12-23, going 22-45 (.489) with six doubles, two triples, one homer, nine RBI, eight runs scored, nine multihit efforts and a 1.278 OPS … recorded seven straight multihit efforts from 9/15-22 (.484, 15-31), one shy of tying the club record of eight (previously done nine times) ... Went 0-4 on 9/24 vs. Cleveland before hitting safely in each of his final five games from 9/25-29 … hit his first career pinch home run on 9/28-2 vs. Detroit.
Spent his first full season in the major leagues ... Became the fifth player in franchise history (age 23 or younger) with at least 30 doubles, 15 home runs and 60 RBI in a single season, joining Chet Lemon (1977), Frank Thomas (1991), Paul Konerko (1999) and Carlos Lee (1999) ... Also became the first Sox player (23 or younger) to add 10-plus stolen bases to the previous numbers ... Was one of six players in the American League with at least 30 doubles, five triples, 15 homers and 60 RBI, joining Boston's Andrew Benintendi and Mookie Betts, Detroit's Nicholas Castellanos, Oakland's Matt Chapman and Texas' Jurickson Profar also accomplished the feat ... Hit the first five leadoff home runs of his career, tied for the third-most in the AL and sixth-most in the majors ... His 217 strikeouts led the majors and were the second-highest total in major-league history behind Arizona's Mark Reynolds (223 in 2009), Chicago's Adam Dunn (222 in 2012) and Baltimore's Chris Davis (219 in 2016) ... Hit 15 of his 17 homers off right-handers and 10 at Guaranteed Rate Field … batted .244/.324/.435 vs. right-handers, compared to .209/.287/.297 vs. lefties ... Batted a monthly high .301 (28-93) in September … led off 97 times (.246/.324/.434; 14 HR, 48 RBI), hit in the No. 6 spot in 20 games and No. 7 in 14 ... Committed 21 errors, fourth-most in the major leagues ... Made his first career Opening Day roster, starting at second base on 3/29 at Kansas City ... Hit his first home run on 3/31 at Kansas City, sparking Chicago's three-run eighth inning rally en route to a 4-3 win ... Reached base four times (2-3, 2B, 2 BB, 2 RS) for the third time in his career on 4/9 vs. Tampa Bay ... Stole a base in four consecutive games from 4/16-20, the longest streak by a Sox player since Alejandro De Aza from 5/29-6/2/12 (also four) ... Hit a two-run home run on 4/17 at Oakland … connected on his first career grand slam on 4/18 at Oakland, becoming the fifth-youngest White Sox to hit a slam ... Fell a single shy of the cycle on 4/23 vs. Seattle … tripled in the first inning, doubled in the second and homered in the fourth ... Leadoff Lumber: Connected on his first career leadoff homer on the first pitch on 4/25 vs. Seattle and added his second on 4/26 at Kansas City … became the fourth Sox player to lead off consecutive team games with a homer, joining Adam Eaton (6/25-26/16), Alejandro De Aza (5/8-10/13) and Kenny Lofton (7/18-19/02) ... Was on the disabled list from 5/5-14 with a strained left hamstring suffered on 5/4 vs. Minnesota ... Connected on a three-run homer on 5/23 vs. Baltimore, snapping a 15-game drought ... Hit his third career leadoff homer on 6/5-1 at Minnesota … marked his first multi-hit effort since 5/17 vs. Texas ... Established a career high with six RBI on 6/24 vs. Oakland, hitting a bases-clearing double and three-run homer … his six RBI were the most by a Sox second baseman since Tadahito Iguchi's seven on 6/25/06 vs. Houston ... Snapped an 8-8 tie with a game-winning, bases-clearing triple in the 12th on 7/3 at Cincinnati … marked his second career go-ahead hit in the ninth or later (8/10/17 vs. Houston) ... Reached base four times on three hits, including a solo home run, and a walk on 7/15 vs. Kansas City ... Connected on his fifth leadoff home run on 8/1 vs. Kansas City … his RBI double in the 10th on 8/3 at Tampa Bay marked his third career game-winning hit in extra innings (also 8/10/17 vs. Houston an 7/3/18 at Cincinnati) ... Homered on 8/21 vs. Minnesota, the fourth of his career from the right side … went 2-4 with a RBI on 8/25 at Detroit, snapping a streak of 19 consecutive games without a multihit effort ... Hit a game-tying, two-run double in the sixth on 8/27 at the Yankees … hit a two-run home run on 8/31 vs. Boston, his former team ... Recorded consecutive three-hit games on 9/20 at Cleveland and 9/21 vs. the Cubs … reached the 60-RBI mark on 9/20.
Opened the season with Class AAA Charlotte before joining the White Sox in July ... Batted .179/.319/.330 with six doubles, one triple, three home runs, 11 RBI, 13 runs scored and four multihit efforts over his first 33 games from 7/19-9/8 … by comparison, hit .299 (26-87) with two doubles, five homers, 11 RBI, eight walks and an .882 OPS over his final 21 from 9/9-10/1 ... Increased his average from .105 in July to .238 in August to .274 in September. l Six of his eight home runs came vs. right-handers … hit in the No. 2 spot in 34 games (.265/.346/.471; 7 HR, 15 RBI) ... Was recalled from Charlotte on 7/19 and made his White Sox debut as the starting second baseman that night vs. the Dodgers … went 0-2 with a walk ... Recorded his first hit with the Sox on 7/21 at Kansas City, a bases-clearing triple off Ian Kennedy … finished with a careerhigh four RBI … hit his first major-league home run on 7/26 vs. the Cubs, a solo shot off Jake Arrieta in the seventh inning ... Left the game in the sixth inning on 7/31 vs. Toronto after colliding with right fielder Willy García attempting to catch a pop up in shallow right … was diagnosed with a right knee contusion (x-rays were negative) and missed the next two games ... Registered his first two career multi-hit efforts on 8/4 and 8/6 at Boston … hit a game-ending, RBI single in the 11th inning on 8/10 vs. Houston and a game-tying, solo home run off Ken Giles in the ninth ... Became the first White Sox player to record a game-tying homer in the ninth and game-ending hit in extra innings since Tyler Flowers on 9/8/14 vs. Oakland and the first Sox rookie since Joe Crede on 8/27/02 vs. Toronto (STATS LLC) ... Registered two doubles on 8/22 vs. Minnesota, his first career game with two extra-base hits … drove in the game-tying run with a RBI single in the eighth on 8/24 vs. the Twins ... Was placed on the 10-day disabled list on 8/25 with a bone contusion of his right shin and was reinstated on 9/5 ... Hit his first career home run off a left-handed pitcher on 9/9 vs. San Francisco, a solo shot off Josh Osich ... Went 4-5 with a home run, RBI and five runs scored on 9/14 at Detroit … the four hits were a career high and the five runs scored tied a franchise record (10th time, last Tim Raines on 4/18/94 at Boston) … reached base safely six times, the first Sox to accomplish the feat since Alex Ríos on 7/9/13 at Detroit ... Homered in consecutive games for the first time in his career from 9/14-15 at Detroit … connected on a game-winning, two-run home run in the fourth on 9/22 vs. Kansas City ... Appeared in 80 games with Charlotte … at the time of his promotion, ranked among the International League leaders in runs scored (4th, 57) and in stolen bases (5th, 17) ... Was cited by Baseball America as the Best Batting Prospect and Most Exciting Player in the International League ... Was named to the IL All-Star Team, was selected to play for the World Team at the All-Star Futures Game (also 2016) and was named IL Batter of the Week for 5/1-7 ... Recorded four hits on 4/7 vs. Norfolk and 6/16 vs. Indianapolis ... Went 19-45 (.422) with one double, one triple, one homer and three RBI during his 11-game hitting streak from 4/22-5/5 ... Entered the season rat by Baseball America and MLB.com as the No. 2 Prospect in baseball … also rated by Baseball America as the Sox Best Hitter for Average, Fastest Baserunner, Best Athlete and Best Infield Arm
Was named Baseball America's Minor League Player of the Year after combining to hit .294/.407/.511 with 31 doubles, six triples, 15 home runs, 62 RBI, 72 walks, 94 runs scored and 45 stolen bases over 106 games between Class A Salem and Class AA Portland in the Red Sox organization ... Tied for fifth in the minor leagues in steals and tied for 11th in runs scored ... Made his major-league debut with Boston in September … appeared in eight games with the Red Sox, including four starts at third base ... His contract was purchased from Class AA Portland on 9/2 and made his major-league debut that night at Oakland as a defensive replacement at third base in the seventh … drew a walk in his first plate appearance and scored a run in the eighth ... Made his first start on 9/3 at the A's, going 2-5 with a double, RBI and two runs scored … collected his first hit and RBI off Daniel Mengden … recorded his first multihit effort on 9/4 ... Became the first player to earn Baseball America's top minorleague honor as a member of the Red Sox organization, as well as the first Cuban native to win the award in its 36-year history ... Led Red Sox farmhands in steals and ranked among the organizational leaders in runs scored (2nd) and extra-base hits (T2nd, 52), homers (4th) and average (6th) ... Scored four runs in a game three times and stole multiple bases nine times, including three on three occasions ... Opened the season with Salem and was named to the Carolina League mid and postseason All-Star teams ... Reached base safely in each of his first 20 games, including a 15-game hitting streak from 4/10-26 (.351, 20-57) ... Was named CL Player of the Week for 5/2-8 after hitting .320 (8-25) with three doubles, three homers, nine RBI, 13 runs scored and six walks ... Compiled a 10-game hitting streak from 5/12-21 (.364, 12-33) and batted .380 (19-50) in June … drove in five runs on 6/2 vs. Myrtle Beach ... Was promoted to Portland on 6/21 … batted .307 (27-88) with seven home runs, 18 RBI and 21 runs scored over 18 games in July for the Sea Dogs ... Was named Most Valuable Player of the All-Star Futures Game on 7/10 in San Diego … started at second base for the World Team and hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth. Recorded his first career multihomer game on 7/18 at Trenton … posted a 10-game hitting streak from 7/25-8/12 (.317, 13-41) ... Played for Surprise in the Arizona Fall League, hitting .292 (7-24) with one homer, three RBI and six runs scored over six games before suffering a season-ending sprained left thumb ... Following the season, was ranked by Baseball America as the No. 2 Prospect, Fastest Baserunner and Best Athlete in the Red Sox organization … entered the season rated by MLB.com as the No. 1 Prospect ... White Sox acquisition recommended by Joe Butler, John Tumminia and Keith Staab.
Made his professional debut with Class A Greenville after signing with the Red Sox as an international free agent ... Was named the Red Sox Minor League Base Runner of the Year after leading the organization with 49 stolen bases in 52 attempts (94.2 percent) … stole multiple bases in a game 15 times in 81 games ... Was named to the South Atlantic League postseason All-Star team … led Greenville in OPS (.817), steals, and walks (42) ... Made his professional debut on 5/18 vs. Lexington (0-3, 2 R, BB) and hit his first home run on 5/30 at Lexington ... Was named the Red Sox Minor League Base Stealer of the Month for July (13-14) and August/September (27-29) ... Reached base safely in 24 consecutive games from 7/12-8/15, hitting .340 (32-94) with eight doubles, five homers and a .585 SLG … hit an inside-the-park homer on 7/15 vs. Augusta ... Scored a run in 17 of his first 21 games after the All-Star break (25 total) … recorded multiple hits and scored multiple runs in four consecutive games from 7/12-16 (homered in first three) ... Scored at least one run in seven consecutive games from 8/18-28 (11 total) … stole three bases on 8/27 vs. Greensboro ... Following the season, was ranked by Baseball America as the Best Prospect in the Red Sox organization and the SAL … was rated by the publication as the Best Athlete, Fastest Baserunner and Possessing the Best Infield Arm in the Boston system ... Was recommended/signed by Eddie Romero
Played two seasons for Cienfuegos in Cuba's Serie Nacional ... Was a teammate of José Abreu in 2012-13.