Selected out of the University of the Pacific…as a sophomore, became the first player in program history to hit for the cycle…his brother, Tyler, is one year older and also played for Pacific, and was selected as a senior in the same draft in the 14th round by the White Sox.
Spent a second consecutive season with Double-A Montgomery and ranked among Southern League leaders in avg. (.280, 10th), doubles (25, tied for 6th), extra-base hits (40, 10th) and slugging pct. (.459, 8th)…tied for 8th among Rays minor leaguers in both doubles and extra-base hits…made 56 starts in left field, 14 starts at catcher and two pitching apps…hit for the cycle in a 5-1 win on June 5 vs. Tennessee (Cubs)…was the second cycle in Biscuits history, joining Elliot Johnson in Game 4 of the 2006 SL Championship Series, and first in the regular season…named to the Rays Organizational All-Star Team by MLB.com.
Tied for 7th in the SL with 65 RBI, which ranked 9th among Rays minor leaguers…named to the SL midseason All-Star Team…named SL Player of the Week for Aug 27-Sep 3, batting .481 (13-for27) with 4 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR and 9 RBI.
Split the season between Class-A Charlotte and Double-A Montgomery, batting .294/.324/.433 (123-for-418) with 8 HR and 74 RBI…his Aug 2 transfer was the first in-season promotion of his career…tied for 2nd in the Florida State League with 67 RBI, earning FSL midseason and postseason All-Star honors…his 74 RBI between the two levels ranked 2nd among Rays minor leaguers behind Jesús Sánchez (82)…hit .313 (15-for-48) in 14 games with the Surprise Saguaros in the Arizona Fall League…ranked by Baseball America as having the Best Strike-Zone Discipline in the FSL in its Best Tools survey.
Spent the entire season with Class-A Bowling Green…led Rays minor leaguers with 81 RBI…tied for 2nd in the Midwest League in runs batted in and tied for 3rd in runs…named to the MWL midseason All-Star Team…made 65 starts at catcher, his first career action there.
Spent his first professional season with Rookie-level Princeton…appeared in 65 games, all starts (64-3B, 1-1B)…led the Appalachian League with 34 XBH, tied for 2nd with 128 total bases and tied for 3rd with 11 HR, 20 2B and 47 runs…hit 11 HR, all coming in his final 46 games, including the first multi-HR game of his career on Aug 28 at Johnson City (Cardinals).