Resides in Scottsdale, AZ during the offseason with his wife, Caroline... Played college baseball at the University of Arizona, where he was named Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention in 2012, when he led the league with a .369 batting average...helped the Wildcats to the College World Series championship in 2012.
Led the Tigers with 15 home runs and ranked second with 52 RBI in 2019... Hit the first walk-off home run of his Major League career on May 5 vs. Kansas City, a three-run shot in the 10th inning off Ian Kennedy... Made a pair of pitching appearances during the season...allowed two runs on one hit with one strikeout in 1.0 inning on May 16 vs. Oakland, while he pitched a scoreless inning on August 7 vs. Chicago (AL)... Belted the first pinch-hit homer of his big league career on May 25 at New York (NL)...marked Detroit's first pinch-hit homer since September 28, 2018 at Milwaukee, when Dawel Lugo went deep off of Josh Hader... Selected the Tigers Player of the Month for May, batting .305/.328/.627 with four doubles, five home runs and 13 RBI in 21 games... Had a career-high, nine-game hitting streak from May 23-June 1, hitting .400/.419/.733 with four doubles, two home runs and seven RBI... Homered in consecutive games for the first time in his career on June 19 at Pittsburgh and June 21 at Cleveland... Drove in a career-high four runs on July 31 at Los Angeles (AL).
Saw the first Major League action of his career in 2018, playing in 74 games with the Reds...also appeared in 49 games with Triple A Louisville...Played 20 games with Louisville in May, hitting .361/.405/.611 with eight runs scored, seven doubles, one triple, three home runs and eight RBI...Made his Major League debut on May 22 vs. Pittsburgh, pinch hitting in the sixth inning...Recorded the first hit of his big league career on May 24 vs. Pittsburgh, hitting a single off Ivan Nova in the fourth inning...added two more hits in the game, including his first career double...Belted his first Major League home run on June 16 at Pittsburgh, a solo shot off Michael Feliz...Hit for the cycle on July 18 at Rochester, becoming the sixth player in Louisville history to hit for the cycle...Made his first career pitching appearance on August 13 vs. Cleveland, retiring all three batters he faced, including a strikeout of José Ramírez...Started four straight games at 2B, 3B, RF and 1B from September 8-11...became the first Reds player to start four consecutive team games at four different positions since Jerry Hairston Jr. played 2B, SS, CF and RF from September 18-21, 2008.
Spent the season at Louisville in his first season at Class AAA...led the Bats in runs scored (58), doubles (31), HR (16), RBI (64), extra-base hits (50) and total bases (201)...ranked fourth in the International League in extra-base hits (50) and T5th in doubles (31)...among all Reds minor leaguers ranked T4th in HR and fifth in RBI...became the first Bats player with at least 15 HR and 15 stolen bases in a season since Todd Frazier in 2011...in the 13-6 vs Rochester on 8/20 had 3 HR and 7 RBI...was the first Bats batter with 3 homers in a game since Austin Kearns on 7/5/05 at Indianapolis...fell 1 RBI shy of Mark Dougherty's single-game franchise record (6/21/87 vs Denver)...joined Sebastian Elizalde as the only players to spend the entire season on the Bats' roster...reached base safely in 96 of his 124 apps and hit safely in 81 games...from 7/25-7/28 homered 4 times over 5 apps, including once in each game of the 7/25 DH at Syracuse...on 12/20 was invited to 2018 Major League spring training camp.
Spent the season at Class AA Pensacola, where he led the Blue Wahoos with 16 HR, 65 RBI and 182 total bases...was a mid-season Southern League All-Star and SL Batter of the Week for 5/30-6/5...among all Reds farmhands ranked second in HR and fourth in RBI...among Southern League leaders ranked T4th in HR and third in slugging percentage (.434)...averaged a home run every 26.19 plate apps, third-best ratio in the league...following the season played for Peoria in the prestigious Arizona Fall League (16g, .333, 7 2b, 2hr, 11rbi, 1sb, 9r)...made 8 apps at 3B, 6 apps at 1B and 1 appearance in the OF...played in the Fall Stars Game...on 12/9 was invited to 2017 Major League spring training camp, his first.