Selected by the Diamondbacks in the seventh round of the 2012 June Draft out of Fordham (N.Y.) Prep School…committed to Virginia Tech before signing with the Diamondbacks.
Spent the entire season with Double-A Montgomery, appearing in 108 games with 101 starts (81-SS, 14-CF, 6-2B)…marked his first career action in the outfield…tied his career high with 9 HR, and his 17 2B were one shy of matching his career high…hit .193 (22-for-114) in his first 38 games through May 25, and .254 (66-for-260) in 69 games after that…named the Southern League Player of the Week for May 29-June 4, batting .565 (13-for-23) with 3 2B, 1 3B, 3 HR and 10 RBI in 6 games, including 5 multi-hit efforts.
Limited to 75 games with Class-A Charlotte…made his season debut on May 16 after missing over a month with a left hamstring injury…hit .254 (33-for-130) with 14 SB in 33 games for the Criollos de Caguas in the Puerto Rican Winter League.
Assigned to Charlotte for his first season in the Rays organization…appeared in 47 games, plus 4 games with the GCL Rays rehabbing from a two-month absence with right wrist tendinitis… also had a pair of stints on the disabled list due to his left shoulder.
Led the Midwest League with 50 SB, which ranked 7th among all minor leaguers…ranked among MWL leaders in runs (94, 1st), hits (158, 2nd), triples (15, 1st), total bases (233, 2nd) and avg. (.290, 8th)…reached base safely in 74 consecutive games from April 22-July 16, breaking the minor league record (71) shared by Kevin Youkilis and Kevin Millar, according to MLB.com…named to the MWL midseason and postseason All-Star teams and was the league's Prospect of the Year…named to the Diamondbacks Organizational All-Star Team by MLB.com and the Low Class-A All-Star Team by Baseball America…acquired by the Rays along with outfielder Justin Williams from the Diamondbacks on Nov 14 in exchange for righthander Jeremy Hellickson…played 23 games for the the Indios de Mayaguez in the Puerto Rican Winter League… ranked by Baseball America as the No. 10 prospect in the Rays system following the season…the publication also tabbed him as the Most Exciting Player and Best Defensive Shortstop in the MWL in its Best Tools survey.
Assigned to Class-A South Bend in early-June out of extended spring training…hit .315 (29-for-92) over his final 28 games there.
Recorded 22 SB in 25 attempts between the Rookie-level AZL Diamondbacks and Missoula… ranked 5th in the Arizona League with 20 SB.