Resides in Houston, TX during the offseason...Played his college baseball at Texas Christian University, where he was named the Conference USA Freshman of the Year in 2004 after breaking the TCU school record with 97 hits...also played football at TCU as a quarterback and saw his first game action as a junior in 2005 with a touchdown run vs. Air Force...was inducted into the TCU Hall of Fame in September, 2016.
Split the 2017 season between the St. Louis Cardinals and Washington Nationals organizations...Hit .317 (20x63) with 10 runs scored, four doubles, one triple, two home runs and 11 RBI in 23 games with Triple A Memphis in May...Recorded the first triple of his Major League career with St. Louis on June 13 vs. Milwaukee.
Spent the entire 2016 season with Triple A Toledo, appearing in 122 games...Selected to the International League Midseason All-Star Team...Ranked second in the International League with a .505 slugging percentage, while he was tied for second with 78 runs scored, 78 extra-base hits, third with a .387 on-base percentage, tied for third with 33 doubles and fifth with 70 RBI...Finished the month of May with a .354 (34x96) batting average, 21 runs scored, eight doubles, two triples, six home runs and 23 RBI...Sidelined from June 18-30 with a right groin strain...Belted a pair of homers and drove in six runs as part of a four-hit performance on September 1 at Columbus.
Played his second season with Chibe Lotte in Japan in 2015, appearing in six games and batting .091 (1x11).
Completed his first season with Chibe Lotte of Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball League in 2014...played in 67 games and hit .270 (50x185) with four home runs and 28 RBI.
Saw time in 108 games with Triple A Memphis in 2013...Batted .304 (31x102) with runners in scoring position, while he had a .538 (7x13) average with 13 RBI in bases loaded situations...Posted a .354 (17x48) batting average with 12 runs scored, four doubles, three home runs and 11 RBI in 20 games during April...Hit a pair of home runs, including his 100th career Minor League home run, on August 25 at Iowa.
Limited to 67 games with Triple A Columbus in 2012...Collected a season-high four hits on July 27 vs. Toledo...Appeared in 15 games during July, hitting .373 (19x51) with eight runs scored, nine doubles, one home run and nine RBI...Sidelined from August 1-September 11 with a left groin strain.
Spent entire season in AAA Columbus where led the club in games played (124), hitting .246 (106-431) with a teamhigh30 doubles, 2 triples, 13HR & 58RBI...Was tied for 4th in the IL in walks (67), T10th in doubles, T14th in runs (66)and T19th in games...From April 14-May 8 he hit .370 (30-81) with 5HR & 20RBI (22RS) in 21 games...Hit .355 (11-31)with 2 2B, 2HR, 5RBI and 7RS in 8 Triple A playoff games...Had an epic game on April 21 in a 19-3 win vs. Louisville, going 4-for-5 w/5RS, 3HR & club record 10RBI...Enteredthe game hitting .195 and exited hitting .261...Tied club records for single-game HR/runs scored...Hit .259 (75-279,.839OPS) off RHP and .204 (31-152, .633OPS) off LHP...Appeared in games at first base (16), left field, right field...From August 1 thru the end of the season he hit .351 (34-97) with 13 2B, 2HR & 12 RBI in 28 games.
Appeared in nine games (two starts in LF, two in RF) with the Yankees in 2010, batting .167 (3-for-18) with 2RBI...Wasrecalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre prior to June 13 vs. Houston...Made his Major League debut that day,starting in RF and going 1-for-4 with 1BB...Singled in his first career plate appearance (off Brian Moehler), becomingthe second Yankee to accomplish the feat over the last four seasons (also Ramiro Pena on 4/9/09 at Baltimore)...Collected his first Major League RBI with a two-run single in the ninth on June 27 at Los Angeles-NL, entering thegame in LF in the fourth inning for an injured Brett Gardner and going 2-for-3...Scored his first Major League run andwas 0-for-3 with 1HBP in July 3 win vs. Toronto...Was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on July 4 when OF Marcus Thames was reinstated from the 15-daydisabled list...Began the season with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Bare, batting .274 (101-for-368) with 48R, 20 doubles,10HR and 45RBI in 104 games...Ranked second on the team with 40BB...Started games in LF, RF, 1B and DH...Carried a .341 average (14-for-41) with runners in scoring position and two outs...Acquired by the Yankees off waiversfrom the San Diego Padres on April 7...Was designated for assignment on Sept. 15 and claimed by the Indians twodays later and optioned to Columbus (did not appear in a game with the Clippers)...Outrighted off 40-man roster toAAA Columbus on November 3.
Saw his first Triple-A action, appearing in 135 game for Portland.... Played in left field (103 games), at first base (17 games) and as designated hitter (14 games).... 135 games played ranked fourth in the PCL.... Ranked among Portland leaders in games played (1st), at-bats (1st), runs scored (2nd), hits (2nd), doubles (1st), home runs(1st) and RBI (2nd).... Named to the PCL All-Star team, going 1-for-2 with a double off the bench...also participated in the Triple-A All-Star HomeRun Derby, winning with 15 home runs in the three-round competition.... Posted a .323 (82-for-254) average on the road while hitting just .205 (44-for-215) at home...15 of his 20 homers cameaway from Portland.
Spent the entire season with Double-A San Antonio...finished fifth in the Texas League with 67walks... Named a starter for the Texas League All-Star Game... Earned Padres Minor League Player of the Month honors for May for the second straight season, hitting .357 (35-for-98)with seven doubles, four home runs, 19 RBI, 21 walks and 18 runs scored in 28 games...tallied 10 multi-hit contests duringthe month, including three, three-hit games and one four-hit effort...compiled a 13-game hit streak 5/4-17, batting .396(19-for-48).Hit .376 (32-for-85) against left-han ... ded pitching compared to .261 (92-for-352) against righties...batted .318 (62-for-195)on the road and .256 (62-for-242) at home.... Went on the disabled list with a right shoulder strain 8/28...missed the end of the season and the playoffs.... Played for the Peoria Saguaros in the Arizona Fall League and went 20-for-96 (.208) with eight doubles, three homers, 20RBI, 16 runs and 14 walks in 24 games.... Selected to play in the third annual Arizona Fall League Rising Stars Showcase game...started in left field and went 1-for-2with a home run and two RBI.
Combined to hit .294 (142-for-483) with 23 doubles, three triples, 22 home runs and 104 RBIbetween Single-A Lake Elsinore and Double-A San Antonio...finished among Padres minor league leadersin home runs (3rd) and RBI (1st)...named San Diego's No. 7 prospect entering the season according toBaseball America.... Selected to the California League Mid-Season All-Star team.... Garnered Padres Minor League Player of the Month honors for May, batting .356 (36-for-101) with seven doubles, eight homers,28 RBI and 27 runs in 28 games for the Storm.... Promoted to San Antonio 7/12 and played 49 regular season and five playoff games with the Texas League championshipclub.
In his professional debut, earned Northwest League All-Star honors at Short-A Eugene...also nameda Baseball America Short-Season All-Star.... Led the NWL in on-base percentage (.439), ranked second in slugging (.576), second in batting average (.343) and fifth inextra-base hits (27).... Hit .511 (24-for-47) with 10 RBI during a season-best, 13-game hitting streak from 8/8-21...named Northwest League Batterof the Week for 8/14-20.