Married Kelly … attended U.E. Valles del Tuy High School … is an avid fan of the Los Angeles Lakers … Shaquille O'Neal was his favorite player.
Spent the entire season with Class AA Birmingham ... Threw out 41.0 percent (28-69) of attempted baserunners ... Was disabled list from 4/29-6/1 (fractured right index finger) and 7/5-21 (strained right biceps) ... Appeared in three games with Caracas of the VWL.
Split the season between Class AA Corpus Christi in the Houston organization and ClassAABirmingham in the White Sox system … also appeared in one game with ClassAAACharlotte. Threw out 33.8 percent (22-65) of attempted baserunners between the three stops. Was designated for assignment on 6/25 and traded to the Sox on 7/2 for cash considerations … was assigned to ClassAA Birmingham and hit safely in his first five games (8-17, .471). Batted .359 (23-64) with a .419 on-base percentage and eight multihit games in July
Broke out while playing at three different levels in the Astros system: Double A Corpus Christi (32g), Class A Advanced Lancaster (27g), Class A Quad Cities (13g)...in his 72 games across the three clubs, batted .321 (80x249) with six doubles, two homers, 37 RBI and a .409 OBP...threw out 24-of-51 (47.1%) runners attempting to steal...began the year at Quad Cities, where he hit .326 (14x43) with one double, one triple and a .482 on-base percentage in 13 games...hit in 10 of his 13 contests while throwing out 63.0% of runners attempting to steal (10-for-16)...moved up to Lancaster on May 7 and went on to hit .340 (36x106) with two homers, 15 RBI and a .388 OBP in 27 games...hit two homers on May 31 at High Desert...finished up his time with the JetHawks on an eight-game hitting streak (.419, 13x31)...promoted to Corpus Christi on June 30...hit .300 (30x100) with two doubles, 12 RBI and a .395 OBP in 32 games with the club...made his pitching debut on Aug. 9 vs. Midland, facing two batters (hit batter, strikeout).
Played in 46 games at Class A Short Season Tri-City, batting .246 (30x122) with four doubles, one triple, three homers, nine RBI and a .348 on-base percentage...threw out 15-of-33 runners attempting to steal (45.5%)...
Spent the year at Rookie Level Greeneville, batting .240 (25x104) with four doubles, two homers, 10 RBI and a .342 on-base percentage... threw out 41.7% of runners attempting to steal (10-of-24).
Returned to the GCL Astros for his second season, playing in 27 games...hit .244 (22x90) with a .299 OBP...caught 10-of-17 runners attempting to steal (37.0%).
Played in 30 games in the GCL, batting .172 (16x93).
Missed the season due to injury.
Played in 31 games in his professional debut with the DSL Astros, batting .167 (15x90).