Graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Long Beach, Calif. in 2008, where he hit .407 (114-for-280) with 24 doubles, ten triples and six home runs in 97 games…also pitched, going 11-2 with a 1.11 ERA (94.1IP, 15ER) and 144K in 13 games started…played in the 2007 AFLAC All-American High School Baseball Classic…was named to the Baseball America All-American Second Team in 2008...Is a product of Major League Baseball’s Urban Youth Academy in Compton, Calif...Played golf growing up and has participated in numerous charity golf tournaments.
Hit .216/.330/.313 (83-for-384) with 54R, nine doubles, two triples, 8HR, 40RBI, 62BB, 4HBP, 2SF and 10SB in 130 games with the Yankees…appeared defensively in CF (81G/64GS) and LF (55G/46GS), posting a .996 fielding percentage (226TC, 1E)…recorded four outfield assists...Played in a career-high 55 games in LF after just playing in a combined 57 games over his first nine seasons in the Majors and for the first time since 2017...Recorded 10SB, marking the fourth time in his career he has stolen at least ten bases in a season (also 13SB in 2015, 11SB in 2018 and 10SB in 2017)...Reached base a career-high-tying four times in seven games (4/30 at Kansas City, 5/3 at Toronto, 6/7 at Minnesota, 7/2-G1 at Cleveland, 7/8 at Boston, 8/7 at St. Louis and 9/28 at Toronto)…was one of three players in the Majors in 2022 to record five games with at least 2H and 2BB in the same game, joining Pittsburgh's Bryan Reynolds and San Diego's/Washington's Juan Soto...Reached base in 5-of-15 PA with the bases loaded, going 3-for-13 with two doubles, 1HR, 14RBI and 2BB...Hit .306 (15-for-49) with 8R, 1HR, 4RBI, 10BB and 2SB in 17 games during the month of April...Reached base in each of his first nine games with a PA to start the season from 4/8-19, batting .345/.459/.448 (10-for-29) with 4R, 1HR, 3RBI, 7BB, 1SB and 1SF in that span...Hit his first HR of the season on 4/12 vs. Toronto with a two-run HR in the second inning…also made his first appearance in LF since 9/29/17 vs. Toronto...Was placed on the paternity list on 4/26 and reinstated on 4/29...Hit .321/.410/.434 (17-for-53) with 8R, one double, one triple, 1HR, 8RBI, 6BB, 2HP and 2SB over a 16-game span from 6/2 (G1)-20…reached base in 13 of those games...Hit a go-ahead RBI triple in the ninth inning on 6/20 at Tampa Bay…was the first go-ahead triple by a Yankee in the ninth inning or later since Scott Brosius’ RBI triple on 4/10/01 at Kansas City…was his ninth career hit that tied the game or gave his team the lead in the ninth inning-or-later (first since a go-ahead HR in the ninth on 7/23/19 at Minnesota)…was his first triple since 9/22/20 at Toronto...Hit a game-tying three-run HR in the ninth inning on 6/23 vs. Houston…was his 10th career hit (second of the season) that either tied the game or gave his team the lead in the ninth inning-or-later…marked his fourth career HR that either tied the game or gave his team the lead in the ninth inning-or-later (first since a go-ahead two-run HR in the ninth inning on 7/23/19 at Minnesota)...Batted .333/.465/.579 (19-for-57) with 13R, three doubles, one triple, 3HR, 12RBI, 14BB and 2SB over a 20-game span from 6/29-7/26…reached base in 15 of those games...Recorded at least 1XBH in five straight games from 7/5-9, the longest such stretch of his career...Hit 3HR in a four-game span from 7/6-9 after hitting 3HR in his first 70 games of the season (4/8-7/5)...Homered in back-to-back games from 7/6-7 for the 13th time in his career and for the first time since 4/23- 24/21 (also 2G)...Hit his first career grand slam in the ninth inning on 7/6 at Pittsburgh (2-for-2, 2R, one double, 1HR, 4RBI)… was his first game with multiple extra-base hits since 4/30/21 vs. Detroit (one double, 1HR)…his 4RBI marked a season-high and tied for the second-highest single-game RBI total in his career, trailing only his 6RBI on 6/1/17 at Toronto (also 4RBI on 7/1/18 vs. Boston)…with Aaron Judge also hitting a grand slam, it marked just the fifth time in franchise history the Yankees have hit multiple grand slams in a single game: also three grand slams on 8/25/11 vs. Oakland (Robinson Canó/Curtis Granderson/Russell Martin), two on 9/14/99 at Toronto (Paul O’Neill/Bernie Williams), two on 6/29/87 at Toronto (Don Mattingly/Dave Winfield) and two on 5/24/36 at Philadelphia-AL (both by Tony Lazzeri)...With Hicks' and Judge's grand slams on 7/6 at Pittsburgh and Josh Donaldson's grand slam on 7/7 at Boston, the Yankees hit three grand slams over a two-game span…according to Elias, it marked the ninth time in Major League history a team has hit three grand slams over a two-game span…joined the 2011 Yankees (3GS on 8/24/11), 2006 Mets (3GS from 7/16-18/06), 2000 Mariners (3GS from 8/8-9/00), 2000 Dodgers (3GS from 5/20-21/00), 1996 White Sox (3GS from 5/18-19/96), 1980 Brewers (3GS from 4/10-12/80), 1925 Pirates (3GS from 6/20-22/25) and 1901 Brooklyn Superbas (3GS from 9/23-24/1901)...Batted .342/.490/.579 (13-for-38) with 9R, one double, one triple, 2HR, 6RBI and 11BB over a 12-start span from 7/7-26…recorded multiple hits in six of those 12 starts...Recorded a solo HR in the third inning and a triple in the fifth inning on 7/7 at Boston (2-for-4, 2R, one triple, 1HR, 1RBI)…also homered on 7/6, homering in back-to-back games for the first time this since 4/23-24/21… was the first Yankee to collect a triple and HR in the same game since Brett Gardner on 5/6/19 vs. Seattle...Left the game on 7/12 vs. Cincinnati in the third inning with a right shin contusion (0-for-1)…precautionary X-rays on his right shin were negative...Exited the game on 7/24 at Baltimore in the ninth inning with cramping in his hamstring...His RBI single in the second inning on 8/7 at St. Louis snapped an 0-for-32 stretch at the plate...Hit a solo HR in the seventh inning on 9/18 at Milwaukee…marked his first HR since 7/9 at Boston...Hit his 100th career HR with a game-tying solo shot in the third inning on 9/23 vs. Boston…was the second Yankee to hit his 100th career home run in 2022 (also DJ LeMahieu on 6/9 at Minnesota)…was the sixth Yankee in franchise history to hit his 100th career HR against the Red Sox, joining Brett Gardner (4/17/19 at Yankee Stadium), Mike Pagliarulo (9/18/88 at Fenway), Don Mattingly (6/27/87 at the original Yankee Stadium), Bill Skowron (7/10/60 at Fenway) and George Selkirk (9/21/40 at the original Yankee Stadium)…homered in consecutive games for the 14th time in his career and second time in 2022 (also 2G from 7/6-7)...Appeared in two postseason games for the Yankees, starting in LF in both ALDS Games 4 and 5 against Cleveland (0-for-3, 1BB)…exited ALDS Game 5 in the third inning with a knee injury after colliding with Oswaldo Cabrera in the outfield…was not on the Yankees' ALCS roster vs. Houston.
Hit .194/.294/.333 (21-for-108) with 13R, 3 doubles, 4HR, 14RBI and 14BB in 32 games with the Yankees… missed the final 126 games of the season due to a left wrist injury...Went 3-for-4 with 1 double on 4/13 at Toronto…his seventh-inning double marked the 100th of his career… marked his most hits in a game since 7/6/19 at Tampa Bay (also 3H)...Drew a pinch-hit walk and scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch in the eighth inning on 4/20 vs. Atlanta… snapped his six-game streak without a walk, his longest since a seven-game streak from 9/24/18-5/18/19...Homered in consecutive games from 4/23-24 for the first time since 7/23-24/19...Hit a solo HR in the third inning on 4/30 vs. Detroit, snapping an 0-for-18 stretch...Hit a tie-breaking RBI single in the eighth inning on 5/5 vs. Houston…marked his first go-ahead or game-tying hit in the eighth inning or later since 7/23/19 at Minnesota (go-ahead two-run HR in the ninth inning)...Went 3-for-3 with 1R, 1RBI and 1BB on 5/6 vs. Houston, reaching base a career-high-tying four times (15th time, first since 9/21/18 vs. Baltimore)…also tied his season high in hits...Hit .345/.444/.517 (10-for-29) with 6R, 2 doubles, 1HR, 6RBI, 5BB, 1HP and 1SF in his final 10 games from 4/30-5/12...Was placed on the 10-day injured list on 5/16 (retroactive to 5/13) with a left wrist sprain…was transferred to the 60-day I.L. on 5/30…missed the remainder of the season...Underwent surgery on his left wrist on 5/26…the surgery was performed by Dr. Donald Sheridan in Arizona...Following the season, played for the Leones del Escogido of the Dominican Winter League and hit .265 (13-for-49) with 5R, 4 doubles, 1HR, 9RBI and 4BB in 12 games.
Hit .225/.379/.414 (38-for-169) with 28R, 10 doubles, two triples, six HR and 21RBI in 54 games in his fifth season with the Yankees…reached base safely multiple times in a team-high 29 games…had more walks (41) than strikeouts (38)…tied for fifth in the Majors in walks (tied for second in the AL) and ranked third in the Majors with an AL-best 5.15 plate appearance to walk ratio (Juan Soto-4.78, Bryce Harper-4.98)...Despite undergoing “Tommy John” surgery in October 2019, did not miss a regular season game due to recovery from the procedure...Reached base safely in 17 straight games from 7/25-8/17, collecting 13H and 16BB over the span…matched the second-longest on-base streak of his career (21G from 5/23-6/14/17 and 17G from 8/4-22/18)...Walked in a career-high-tying seven straight games from 7/26-8/5 and again from 8/7-16 (also 7G from 7/7- 17/15)…were the longest single-season streaks by a Yankee since Aaron Judge’s seven-game streak from 9/24-30/17... Scored at least 3R in a game for the sixth time in his career and first since 9/21/18 vs. Baltimore (career-high-tying 4R) on 8/11 vs. Atlanta (1-for-3, 3R, 1BB)...Over his final 30 games, posted a .408 OBP (24H, 24BB, 1HP)...In Game 1 of 8/30 doubleheader vs. the Mets, hit a game-tying two-run HR with two outs in the seventh inning to force the game into extra innings…was his first homer to tie the game or give the Yankees the lead since 7/23/19 at Minnesota (two-run HR to give the Yankees a 12-11 lead)…exited Game 2 of the doubleheader for a pinch-runner in the fifth inning with cramping in both calves (1-for-2, 1BB)...In seven postseason games, batted .308/.424/.423 (8-for-26) with 6R, 1 double, 1 triple, 3RBI and 6BB, reaching safely in 14-of-33 plate appearances…reached base multiple times in each of his first five games of the postseason, the longest streak by a Yankee since Curtis Granderson’s five-game streak from 2010-11...Set a postseason career high with 3H in ALDS Game 1 at Tampa Bay at Petco Park...Did not appear in a spring training game in Florida while rehabbing from “Tommy John” surgery…went 0-for-3 in two spring training games in New York.
Hit .235 (52-for-221) with 41R, 10 doubles, 12HR, 36RBI and 31BB in 59 games (55 starts in CF, 1 at DH) in his fourth season with the Yankees...Had six game-tying or go-ahead RBI when trailing in the ninth inning or later (go-ahead two-run HR with two outs in the ninth on 7/23 at Minnesota, game-tying solo HR with two outs in the ninth on 7/6 at Tampa Bay, game-tying two-run single with two outs in the ninth on 5/26 at Kansas City, and a sac fly with one out in the ninth on 5/20 at Baltimore)...Missed the Yankees' first 40 games of the season from 3/28 (retroactive to 3/25) - 5/12 on the 10-day injured list with a lower left back strain..combined to hit .167 (3-for-18) with 4R, 2 doubles, 1HR and 1RBI in five rehab games with Single-A Tampa and Triple-A Scranton/WB, with all 3H coming on 5/11...Made his season debut in Game 2 on 5/15 vs. Baltimore..recorded his first hits of the year on 5/18 vs. Tampa Bay..hit his first HR of the season on 5/19 vs. Tampa Bay...Hit a game-tying two-run single with two outs in the ninth on 5/26 at Kansas City..since 1999, was the seventh game-tying or go-ahead hit by a Yankee with two outs when trailing by multiple runs in the ninth inning or later, joining Brett Gardner (HR on 5/5/17 at Chicago-NL), Didi Gregorius (1B on 4/30/17 vs. Baltimore), Mark Teixeira (grand slam on 9/28/16 vs. Boston), Alex Rodriguez (HR on 9/17/10 at Baltimore), Shelley Duncan (HR on 8/15/07 vs. Baltimore) and Paul O'Neill (HR on 5/13/01 vs. Baltimore)...Doubled and homered on 6/4 at Toronto after not collecting an extra-base hit over his prior 10 games...Homered in three straight games with a plate appearance from 6/4-7, just the second time in his career he homered in three straight (also 6/17-19/18)...His first inning two-run HR on 6/29 at Boston at London Stadium was the first Major League homer ever hit in London...Hit game-tying solo HR in the eighth inning on 7/5 at Tampa Bay, his third career pinch-hit home run...Hit a game-tying ninth-inning solo HR on 7/6 at Tampa Bay..was his fifth career home run in the eighth inning-orlater that either tied the game or gave his team the lead, and his second in as many days...Collected his 500th career hit with a third-inning single on 7/23 at Minnesota..hit go-ahead, two-out, two-run HR in the ninth inning to give the Yankees a 12-11 lead..was his second game-tying or go-ahead HR in the ninth inning or later of the season and third of his career (also game-tying solo HR in the ninth on 7/6 at Tampa Bay and go-ahead two-run HR on 9/26/16 at Toronto)...Was placed on the 10-day injured list on 8/4 with a right flexor strain..was transferred to the 60-day I.L. on 9/28..was removed from Game 2 vs. Boston in the middle of the eighth on 8/3 with an elbow injury..was 2-for-3 with 2R and 1BB in the game after entering in an 0-for-17 drought...Was reinstated from the 60-day injured list and added to the Yankees' postseason roster prior to the start of the ALCS vs. Houston..reached three times (1H, 2BB) in ALCS Game 4 and collected his first hit since 8/3-Game 2 vs. Boston..hit his second career postseason home run in ALCS Game 5, a three-run HR in the first inning off Justin Verlander that provided the margin of victory..both of his career postseason HRs have been tie-breaking three-run homers off Cy Young winners (broke a 3-3 tie in the third inning of 2017 ALDS Game 2 at Cleveland with a three-run HR off Corey Kluber)...Underwent UCL reconstruction surgery on his right elbow on 10/30..the surgery was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles...Signed a seven-year contract extending through the 2025 season with a club option for 2026 on 2/25.
Hit .248 (119-for-480) with 90R, 18 doubles, 3 triples, 27HR, 79RBI, 90BB and 11SB in 137 games (129 starts in CF, 2 at DH) in his third season with the Yankees…set single-season career highs in runs scored, hits, home runs, extra-base hits (48), RBI and walks (previous: 54R, 15HR, 33XBH, 52RBI, 51BB in 2017; 90H in 2015)...Ranked third among Major League switch-hitters with 27HR…is the seventh switch-hitter in Yankees history to hit at least 25HR in a season, joining Mickey Mantle (10x), Bernie Williams (5x), Mark Teixeira (4x), Tom Tresh (3x), Jorge Posada (2x) and Nick Swisher (2x)...Hit 11HR in 31G as a leadoff hitter and 16HR in 106G in all other spots in the lineup…had 21HR over his final 88G after hitting just 6HR in his first 49G...Was the first Yankee with multiple inside-the-park HRs in the same season (4/13 at Detroit and 5/19 at Kansas City) since Mickey Mantle (three in 1958)…became the sixth player in the last 20 seasons (since 1999) to have multiple ITP HR in the same season, joining Charlie Blackmon (2017), Brandon Barnes (2014), Tony Gwynn Jr. (2010), Mark Teahen (2008) and Jimmy Rollins (2004)...Joined Didi Gregorius as the first pair of Yankees each with at least 20HR and 10SB in the same season since 2009 (Damon/Rodriguez)...Hit .636/.690/1.045 (14-for-22) with 9R, 1 double, 1 triple, 2HR, 5RBI and 6BB in seven games against Kansas City, the third-highest BA by any player against a single opponent in 2018 (min. 15AB) behind only Steve Pearce (.667, 10-for-15 vs. Kansas City) and Scooter Gennett (.654, 17-for-26 vs. Los Angeles-NL)…had multiple hits and reached safely at least three times in each of his six starts vs. Kansas City, tying the Yankees' Roy White (8/15/70-6/4/71) for the longest such streak by an opponent in Royals history...Was placed on the 10-day disabled list from 3/30-4/12 with a right intercostal muscle strain (missed 11 team games)…played two rehab games with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre...Hit two-run inside-the-park HR and solo HR in 4/13 win at Detroit…was his first career inside-the-park HR and first by a Yankee since Curtis Granderson on 8/21/11 at Minnesota…it had been 1,022 games since Granderson's homer, the Yankees' second-longest drought with no inside-the-park HRs in team history (1,523 games from 8/30/99-5/14/09)…is the first Yankee to hit both an inside-the-park HR and a homer over the fence in the same game since Hank Bauer on 5/30/56-G2 vs. Washington at Yankee Stadium (Stats Inc.)…Bauer homered off Camilo Pascual leading off the first inning and hit a two-run inside-the-park home run off Tex Clevenger in the eighth…was his fourth career multi-HR game (first since 6/9/17 at Baltimore)...Made his first career start in the cleanup spot in the starting lineup in 5/20 win at Kansas City...Hit .279 (24-for-86) with 6HR in 24 games in June…had a season batting average of .230 (32-for-139) with 5HR in 39 games through the end of May...Played in his 500th Major League game in 6/4 Game 1 win at Detroit (0-for-4, 1BB)...Homered in a career-high three straight games from 6/17-19...Hit leadoff HR in 6/26 win at Philadelphia…was his third career leadoff HR and first as a Yankee (first since 9/7/15 at Kansas City w/ Minnesota)...Reached base safely multiple times in 18-of-22 home games from 7/1-8/19, batting .343/.510/.643 (24-for-70) with 22R, 3 doubles, 6HR, 16RBI and 25BB over the span... Hit two-run HR and two solo HRs and was 3-for-4 with 1BB in 7/1 win vs. Boston…was his first career 3HR game and the first by a Yankee since Alex Rodriguez on 7/25/15 at Minnesota…became the fourth player (second Yankee) with 3HR in a game at the current Yankee Stadium, joining Curtis Granderson on 4/19/12 vs. Minnesota, Detroit's J.D. Martinez on 6/21/15 and Kansas City's Lorenzo Cain on 5/10/16…was joined by Texas' Ronald Guzman on 8/10/18…is the first Yankees leadoff hitter ever to hit 3HR in a game and just the 27th instance in Major League history (joined by St. Louis' Matt Carpenter on 7/20/18)…homered from both sides of the plate for the second time in his career (also 4/13/17 vs. Tampa Bay)…was his fifth career multi-HR game and second of the season (also 4/13 at Detroit-2HR)...Had 49BB in 61 games following the All-Star break, tied for second-most in the Majors (tied for first in the AL)...Drew at least 1BB in 10 consecutive starts from 7/15-8/2 (13BB total), tied for the longest such streak by a Yankee since Jorge Posada's 11-start walk streak from 5/11-29/04...Posted a .433 OBP over a 39-game span from 7/26-9/5 (37H, 36BB, 1HP)...Hit eighth-inning game-tying two-run HR in 8/28 win vs. Chicago-AL…was his first game-tying HR since 8/17/15 at Yankee Stadium w/ Minnesota…was his third career go-ahead HR in the eighth inning or later, but his first with his team trailing...Had an extra-base hit in four straight games from 9/19-22 (2 doubles, 1 triple, 2HR) after not having an XBH over his previous 12 games...Scored a career-high-tying 4R in 9/21 win vs. Baltimore (also 8/12/15 vs. Texas), going 2-for-3 with 1HR, 2RBI and 2BB…hit in the leadoff spot in the starting lineup for the first time since 8/30 vs. Detroit...Recorded his first "walk-off" hit as a Yankee and the third of his career (also singles on 5/15/14 vs. Boston and 9/16/14 vs. Detroit) with an 11th-inning double on 9/22 vs. Baltimore to clinch the Yankees' postseason berth...Was removed from 9/24 win at Tampa Bay in the bottom of the fourth inning with a tight left hamstring…missed the following three games with the injury...Hit .222 (2-for-9) with 1R, 1 double and 1RBI in three postseason games…was removed from ALDS Game 1 at Boston in the fourth inning with right hamstring tightness and missed the following two games.
Hit .266 (80-for-301) with 54R, 18 doubles, 15HR, 52RBI, 51BB and 10SB in 88 games (50 starts in CF, 16 in LF and 10 in RF) in his second season with the Yankees…set single-season career highs in runs, doubles, home runs, RBI and walks…of his 15HR, 12 were hit at Yankee Stadium... Recorded his second career multi-HR game (also 5/13/13 vs. Chicago-AL w/ Minnesota) in 4/13 win vs. Tampa Bay…homered from both sides of the plate in the game, becoming the ﬁrst Yankee to do so since Mark Teixeira on 7/31/15 at Chicago-AL…hit 4HR in a ﬁve-game span from 4/13-19... Hit his ﬁrst career pinch-hit HR in the eighth inning of 4/19 win vs. Chicago-AL…was the ﬁrst pinch-hit HR by a Yankee since Billy Butler on 9/16/16 at Boston... Reached base safely in a career-high 21 consecutive games from 5/23-6/14…hit .342/.413/.595 (27-for-79) with 16R, 11 doubles, 3HR, 17RBI and 11BB during the stretch... Established career highs with 6RBI and 3 doubles in 6/1 win at Toronto, going 4-for-5 with 2R…was the third Yankee since 1954 with at least 6RBI without a home run (also Jorge Posada-6RBI on 6/6/98 vs. Kansas City and Joe Girardi-7RBI on 8/23/99 at Texas)... Was placed on the 10-day disabled list from 6/26-8/10 with a right oblique strain…combined to appear in seven rehab games with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and Double-A Trenton from 8/2-9…was removed from 6/25 loss vs. Texas in the top of the ﬁfth inning with the injury... At the time he was placed on the D.L. on 6/26, had a .398 OBP, ninth-best in the Majors and second-highest in the AL behind only teammate Aaron Judge (.440)... Hit eighth-inning go-ahead solo HR in 8/14 win vs. the Mets…was his second career go-ahead HR in the eighth inning or later (also a tie-breaking two-run HR in the ninth on 9/26/16 at Toronto)... Was placed on the 10-day disabled list from 9/3-25 with a left oblique strain…was removed in the seventh inning of 9/2 win vs. Boston with the injury... Prevented a grand slam in the ﬁrst inning of 9/6 win vs. Tampa Bay, reaching over the CF fence to catch Wilson Ramos' bases-loaded ﬂy out and holding the Rays to a sac ﬂy on the play…was removed defensively in the seventh…was reinstated from the 10-day D.L. prior to the game... Hit his second career pinch-hit home run in 9/28 loss vs. Tampa Bay (also 4/19/17 vs. Chicago-AL)... In 13 postseason games, hit .196 (9-for-46) with 5R, 2 doubles, 1HR and 5RBI…hit safely in each of his ﬁrst six postseason games, the sixth-longest hitting streak to begin a postseason career in Yankees history: Thurman Munson (11G), Chris Chambliss (10G), Derek Jeter (9G), George Selkirk (9G) and Earle Combs (7G)... Made his postseason debut in the Yankees' AL Wild Card win vs. Minnesota…in ALDS Game 1 loss at Cleveland, collected the Yankees' ﬁrst hit of the game-and only extra-base hit-with a sixth-inning double... Hit his ﬁrst career postseason homer in ALDS Game 2 loss at Cleveland, a go-ahead three-run HR oﬀ Corey Kluber.
Hit .217 (71-for-327) with 32R, 13 doubles, 8HR and 31RBI in 123 games (52 starts in RF, 20 in LF and 20 in CF) in his first season with the Yankees…was the only Major League player to make at least 20 starts at all three outfield positions in 2016…was the first Yankee to do so since Joe DiMaggio in 1936. Of the 16 outfield throws of at least 100 mph tracked by MLB Statcast in 2016, three were by Hicks…had an outfield assist to nab Danny Valencia at the plate to end the fourth inning on 4/20 vs. Oakland, with a throw recorded at 105.5 mph by MLB Statcast, making it the fastest throw by an outfielder since Statcast debuted at the start of the 2015 season…the previous record was 103.1 mph by Houston's Carlos Gomez in September 2015. Made his Yankees debut in 4/5 Opening Day loss vs. Houston, starting in LF…collected his first hit as a Yankee with a seventh-inning single in 4/6 win vs. Houston. Missed four games from 4/23-26 with left shoulder bursitis…suffered the injury in 4/22 win vs. Tampa Bay diving for a fly ball in the fourth inning. Hit game-winning solo HR-his first HR as a Yankee-in the seventh and was 1-for-2 in 5/6 win vs. Boston…was his first career go-ahead HR in the seventh inning or later…snapped an 85AB homerless stretch (first HR since 9/17/15 vs. Los Angeles-AL w/ Minnesota). Hit .280 (23-for-82) with 4HR and 9RBI in 26 games in August…over the first four months of the season, batted just .187 (39-for-209) with 3HR and 19RBI in 86 games. From 8/11-10/2, hit .286/.350/.440 (26-for-91) with 11R, 2 doubles, 4HR and 10RBI in 28 games. Was placed on the 15-day disabled list from 9/5 (retro. to 9/1) - 9/20 with a Grade 2 right hamstring strain…suffered the injury in 8/31 win at Kansas City and underwent an MRI in Baltimore on 9/1, revealing the strain. Hit a go-ahead two-run HR in the ninth inning of 9/26 win at Toronto…was his ninth career game-tying or go-ahead HR, his first in the ninth inning or later…was his first home run on the road in more than a year (9/7/15 at Kansas City w/ Minnesota)…each of his first 7HR of the season came at Yankee Stadium.
Hit .256 (90-for-352) with 48R, 11 doubles, 11HR and 33RBI in 97 games (87 starts in CF, four in LF, four in RF) with the Twins...batted .307 (31-for-101) with 6HR and a .870 OPS off left-handed pitching...following the season, was named the 2015 Charles O. Johnson Award winner for "Most Improved Twin" by the Twin Cities Chapter of the BBWAA...Posted a .996 fielding percentage (254TC, 1E)...tied for 11th in the AL with nine outfield assists...Was recalled from Triple-A Rochester on 5/12 when Shane Robinson was placed on the Family Emergency List...Was placed on the 15-day disabled list on 6/14 with a right forearm strain...played in six rehab games with Rochester...was returned from rehab and reinstated from the D.L. on 7/3...Hit .346 (27-for-78) with 15R, 2 doubles, 2 triples, 4HR, 16RBI, 11BB and a .424 OBP in 23 games in July...Recorded five straight multi-hit games from 7/25-30, including consecutive 3H games on 7/29 and 7/30 (9-for-20)...Hit his first career leadoff HR (off Nick Martinez) in 8/12 win vs. Texas...tied a career high in hits in the game, going 4-for-5 with 4R, 1HR and 2RBI...Was placed on the 15-day disabled list on 8/20 with a left hamstring strain, suffered running to first base to beat out a ground ball on 8/19 at Yankee Stadium...was returned from rehab and reinstated from the D.L. on 9/4... Reached base safely in a career-high 13 straight games from 9/4-17, with 13H, 8BB and a .344 OBP over the span...Began the season with Rochester, batting .342 (51-for-149) with 2R, 13 doubles, 3HR and 20RBI in 38 games...Was traded to the Yankees on 11/11 in exchange for C John Ryan Murphy.
Made Twins Opening Day roster for second consecutive season and was Opening Day centerfielder, batting eighth March 31 at Chicago-AL, going 2-for-3 with a double...Hit three-run home run April 24 at Tampa Bay, the first three-run homer of his career...Placed on 7-day disabled list May 2 with concussion-like symptoms, after crashing into the centerfield wall the previous night against Los Angeles-NL; reinstated May 9...Placed on 15-day disabled list June 13 with right shoulder strain, an injury he suffered diving for a ball June 7 vs. Houston; went on rehab assignment with Double-A New Britain, was reinstated from DL and stayed at New Britain, getting optioned directly there...Hit second career minor league grand slam July 20 at Reading...Hit .297 (44-for-148) in 43 games for the Rock Cats, including a .347 (35-for-101) batting average in July...Transferred to Triple-A Rochester August 5...Hit first career Triple-A home run August 14 at Indianapolis (24th career Triple-A game)...Recalled September 2...Hit second career walk-off hit September 16 vs. Detroit, an infield single off Joe Nathan giving the Twins a 4-3 win.
Participated in his first Twins major league spring training and made the Twins Opening Day roster for the first time in career, leading off and playing center field April 3 vs. Detroit, going 0-for-4 with a walk...became the fourth different Twin to make his major league debut as the Opening Day leadoff hitter, joining Sergio Ferrer April 5, 1974; Hosken Powell April 5, 1978; and Jim Eisenreich April 6, 1982...Recorded first major league hit and RBI April 4 vs. Detroit, hitting a two-run single in the eighth inning off Brayan Villarreal...Recorded first career extra-base hit with a double April 27 vs. Texas...Reached base safely in 10 straight games April 15-28...Recorded first multi-homer game May 13 vs. Chicago-AL...according to Elias, he became the first Twins rookie to homer in back-to-back plate appearances in one game since Corey Koskie went deep in consecutive trips April 15, 1999 at Tiger Stadium...Hit first career three-hit game May 22 at Atlanta...Homered in consecutive games May 28 and 30 vs. Milwaukee...Placed on the 15-day disabled list June 10 with a left hamstring strain...played six games on rehab assignment with Triple-A Rochester and reinstated July 2...Hit .400 (10-for-25) with eight runs scored in first seven games back from the DL, including first career four-hit game July 8 at Tampa Bay...Optioned to Triple-A Rochester August 1...at time of option led AL rookies in runs (37) and tied for first in stolen bases (9)...had nine outfield assists, which ranked first among all AL players...Placed on 7-day disabled list August 13 with a right heel bruise, reinstated August 20...Despite playing 81 games, still finished tied for first among AL rookies in outfield assists (9), which also led the club...also, among AL rookies, was tied for fifth in home runs (8), tied for sixth in walks (24), eighth in runs scored (37) and tied for 10th in doubles (11).
Spent entire season with Double-A New Britain. ... Named Twins minor league Player of the Week July 6, batting .381 (8-for-21) with one double, one home runs, two RBI and six runs scored
in six games. ... Set New Britain single-season record in runs scored (100) and triples (11)...led Eastern League in runs scored, triples and walks (79). ... Had season-high with five hits July 25 vs. Binghamton...recorded 33 multi-hit games. ... Batted .318 (35-for-110) with a .433 on-base percentage in 30 July games and .319 (36-for-113) with a .402 on-base percentage in 28
August games. ... Ranked first among Twins minor leaguers in runs scored and stolen bases (32), second in triples (11) and walks (79), fourth in total bases
(217), and fifth in hits (135). ... Named to Eastern League postseason All-Star team. ... Named outfielder on MiLB.com Twins organizational All-star team. ... Ranked eighth best prospect in Eastern League by Baseball America and named to the Baseball America Double-A All-Star team. ... Ranked fifth best prospect, best strike zone discipline, best defensive outfielder and best outfield arm in the Twins system by Baseball
America entering the 2013 season. ... Added to Twins 40-man roster in November. ... Played for the Bravos de Margarita in the Venezuelan Winter League, batting .204 (11-for-54) in 16 games.
Spent entire season with Single-A Ft. Myers...ranked fourth best prospect, best defensive outfielder and best outfield arm in the Twins system
by Baseball America...rated best outfield arm in the Florida State League by Baseball America...ranked 18th best prospect in Midwest League by
Baseball America...played for Mesa Solar Sox in the Arizona Fall League, batting .294 (30-for-102) with 25 runs, eight doubles, five triples, three
home runs, 21 RBI and 18 walks in 30 games.
Spent entire season in Single-A Beloit...led team in on-base percentage (.401) and stolen bases (21)...finished second in doubles (27)
and triples (6), and third in games played (115) and at-bats (423)...named to 2010 Midwest League All-Star Game...named Twins minor league
Player of the Week September 3...ranked fifth best prospect in Midwest League by Baseball America...ranked second best prospect, best strike
zone discipline, best defensive outfielder and best outfield arm in the Twins system by Baseball America...named honorable mention on MiLB.
com's 2010 Twins organizational All-Star team.
Finished third on Single-A Beloit in walks (40)...ranked the best prospect in Midwest League by Baseball America...ranked top prospect,
best strike-zone discipline, best athlete, best defensive outfielder and best outfield arm in the Twins system by Baseball America entering 2010.
Led GCL Twins in hits (55), home runs (4), RBI (27), walks (28) and stolen bases (12), and ranked eighth in GCL in average (.318)... named
Twins minor league Player of the Week July 25-August, batting .400 with one home run, four runs scored and four RBI...named Rookie Class All-Star
by Baseball America...named top ranked prospect in GCL by Baseball America...GCL Postseason All-Star...ranked top prospect, best strike-zone
discipline, best athlete, best defensive outfielder and best outfield arm in the Twins system by Baseball America entering the 2009 season.