Andrew Ahyim Aplin…resides in Suisun City, CA…graduated from Vanden (CA) HS in 2009…attended Arizona State University, where he played for 3 seasons (2010-12).
With AAA Fresno, hitting .250 (21x84) with 14 runs, 3 doubles, 1 triple, 1 home run, 13 RBI and a .375 on-base mark in 32 games…DFA'd by Houston on May 22…acquired by Seattle from Houston for player to be named later or cash on May 24…DFA'd by Seattle on June 2 and outrighted to Tacoma on June 5…in 47 games with AAA Tacoma, hit .243 (36x148) with 21 runs, 8 doubles, 2 triples, 5 home runs and 25 RBI…on 7-day DL, July 17-Aug. 19, with a right knee sprain…appeared in 2 rehab games with AZL Mariners.
Spent his entire season with Triple-A Fresno. Hit .223 (89-for-399) with 15 doubles, four triples, five homers and 21 stolen bases. Appeared in 103 games in center field, 98 of which were starts. Found his most success batting leadoff, as he was hitting .285 (37-for-130) with six doubles, two triples, two homers and eight stolen bases in 32 games. Made his second appearance in Major League Spring Training, after being added to the 40-man roster prior to the season. Batted .185 (5-for-27) in 13 games with the big league club. Was reassigned to minor league camp on March 20. Assigned to Fresno out of Spring Training. Got off to a rough start in April, batting only .122 in 16 games. Bounced back to have a solid May and June, batting .264 (52-for197) with a .714 OPS (.338 OBP/.376 SLG) in 52 games. Played winter ball for the Tigres del Licey in the Dominican Winter League following the season.
Combined to hit .296 (100x338) with 10 doubles, two homers, 40 RBI, 32 steals and a .413 on-base percentage in 105 games between Triple A Fresno (74g) and Double A Corpus Christi (31g)...set single-season career highs in stolen bases and OBP...made his ﬁrst appearance as a non-roster invitee at Major League Spring Training and went 1x14, but walked ﬁve times for a .316 OBP in 16 games...reassigned to minor league camp on March 24...began his season at Fresno, hitting .200 (15x75) over 23 games before being reassigned to Corpus Christi on May 16...was with Corpus from May 16-June 20, dominating the level with a .343 (36x105) average and a .906 OPS...promoted back to Fresno on June 20 and ﬁnished his campaign hitting .310 (49x158) over his ﬁnal 51 games...made his ﬁrst and only career pitching appearance on Aug. 29 at Omaha, tossing 1.0 scoreless inning in the Grizzlies 9-5 loss...played in nine postseason games as the Grizzlies won the Triple A Championship, hitting .273 (9x33) with eight runs scored...added to the Astros 40-man roster on Nov. 20.
Combined to hit .265 (120x452) with 14 doubles, six homers, 65 RBI, 26 steals and a .372 on-base percentage in 126 games between Triple A Oklahoma City (98g) and Double A Corpus Christi (28g)...reached the Triple A level for the first time in his career...spent the majority of the season at Double A Corpus Christi, where he was a Texas League Midseason All-Star and his 13 outfield assists ranked tied for third in the league...at the time of his promotion to Triple A on Aug. 1, was leading Corpus Christi in hits (95), RBI (50) and walks (65)...also ranked second in the Texas League in walks, third in on-base percentage (.379) and fifth in RBI at the time of his promotion...named Corpus Christi's "Good Hands" Defensive Player of the Year...played in the Arizona Fall League following the season and hit .269 (18x67) with one homer, nine RBI and a .388 on-base percentage in 19 games for the AFL Champion Salt River Rafters...entering the year, was ranked by Baseball America as the Astros No. 19 prospect.
Spent the entire season at Class A Advanced Lancaster, where he was a California League Midseason and Postseason All-Star...hit. 278 (139x500) with 32 doubles, seven triples, nine homers, 107 RBI, 24 steals and an .800 OPS (.376 OBP/.424 SLG)...along with OF George Springer, became the first Astros minor leaguers to record 100+ runs and 100+ RBI in the same season since OF Jon Gaston did so in 2009...his 107 RBI led the California League and ranked sixth in Lancaster club history for a single season...also ranked fifth in all of minor league baseball in RBI...ranked second in the California League in runs (102) and walks (83)...made just one error in the outfield for a .997 fielding percentage while adding seven outfield assists...was named the California League Player of the Week for the week of May 20-27...was also an MiLB.com Organization All-Star...was named the Astros No. 24 prospect entering the season.
After getting drafted by Houston in the fifth round of the June draft, hit .313 (84x268) with 13 doubles, seven triples, seven homers, 24 steals and an .879 OPS (.386 OBP/.493 SLG) in 68 combined games between Class A Advanced Lancaster (24g) and Class A Short Season Tri-City (44g)...led the New York-Penn League in OPS (.978) and slugging percentage (.537) while ranking second in batting average (.348), third in on-base percentage (.441) and tied for fourth in steals (20) while with Tri-City...was named a 2012 TOPPS Shortseason/Rookie All-Star...received Tri-City Offensive Player of the Month honors in July...along with IF Carlos Correa, was tabbed by Baseball America as the "Best Defensive Player" in the Astros 2012 draft class.