Has an older brother, Adonis, who played third base for the Atlanta Braves (2015-17)... Married to his wife, Yasmari and they have a son, Chris Jason (6/6/17)... Resides in Ruskin, Fla.
Signed by the Cardinals as a minor league free agent, February 24, 2017 and received an invitation to Major League Spring Training... Named a Texas League Mid-Season All-Star, but did not play in the game... Batted a combined .290 with 15 home runs, 65 RBI, 34 double and 15 stolen bases over 124 games in his first professional season in the USA between Springfield (AA) and Memphis (AAA)... Led all Cardinals minor leaguers with 34 doubles and ranked among the Top 10 in hits (129, 4th), runs (64, 8th), home runs (15, T-7th), RBI (65, 5th), stolen bases (15, T-7th) and slugging percentage (.476, 5th). Posted 34 multi-hit games and five games with two or more doubles... Played in 10 postseason games during the Pacific Coast League playoffs batting .359 (14-39) with five doubles, three home runs, six RBI and eight runs scored. Led all postseason players in hits (14) and tied for the lead in extra base hits (8)... Hit a two-out, two-run walk-off home run off Eric Yardley in the bottom of the 11th inning of Game 2 of the Pacific Coast League championship series vs. El Paso (9/14) to break a scoreless tie and give the Redbrids a 2-0 series lead... Tallied two multi-home run games in Springfield (8/11 at Corpus Christi & 8/28 vs. Tulsa)... Homered in consecutive games twice (5/21-22 vs. NW Arkansas & 8/10-11 at San Antonio & Corpus Christi 2 HR)... Recorded a season-high three doubles and tied his season high (also 7/4 at Round Rock) with four hits vs. Corpus Christi (8/20)... Rated as the "Best Outfield Arm" in the Cardinals organization by Baseball America.