He and his wife, Kayla have daughters, Marley and Mia Rose.
Split the season between Kansas City and Miami, while also playing with the Marlins' Triple-A club in New Orleans…Hit a combined .160 (8-for-50) with no home runs or RBI in 24 games at the major league level... Started the season with the Royals after making his third consecutive Opening Day roster...Appeared in six games with Kansas City and hit .176 (3-for-17) before the club designated him for assignment on 5/10... The Marlins claimed him on 5/17 and he made his Miami debut the next day at LAD…Appeared in 15 games for the Marlins, going 5-for-33 (.152) and making eight starts at third base and two starts at second base... The Marlins designated him for assignment on 6/23 before outrighting him to Triple-A New Orleans on 6/27...Spent the remainder of the season with the Baby Cakes, compiling a .302 (45-for-149) average with a .379 on-base percentage in 49 games...Played shortstop, second base and third base for New Orleans
Made the Opening Day roster for the second straight season and appeared in 54 games, including starts at second base (29) and third base (10)...Had three stints with the Royals: Opening Day-May 18, June 8-Aug. 31 and Sept. 6-end of season...Hit his first home run in his 293rd career at-bat on Sept. 15 off Dillon Overton, a three-run shot…the three RBI set a career high…he's the first Royal to have his first homer be a three-run shot since Aaron Guiel on June 26, 2002...Hit .366 (15-for-41) through his first 14 road games but just .128 (5-for-39) on the road after that…he's a career .284 hitter away from home...Hit .317 (20-for-63) vs. AL Central opponents and just .167 (14-for-84) vs. everyone else…his career .314 average within the division is the best among Royals since 2014 (min. 150 at-bats)...Hit .294 (20-for-68) through June 29, but just .177 (14-for-79) after that...Had a .379 on-base percentage when leading off an inning…his career .412 OBP when leading off an inning ranks second among American League players since 2014 (min. 60 plate appearances)...Hit .290 (18-for-62) with nine of his 13 RBI in the seventh inning or later.
Made his first Opening Day roster and spent a majority of the first-half in the big leagues…however, he was optioned to Omaha on July 3 and didn't return to the Majors until September 1...Batted .290 with five doubles and eight runs scored in 43 games with the Royals…made starts at shortstop (14), second base (eight) and third base (six) during the year...Hit .333 (12-for-36) against left-handed pitching…also hit .318 (7-for-22) with a .444 on-base percentage when leading off an inning...Recorded a .316 batting average (25-for-79) vs. A.L. Central foes with four doubles and six RBI…victimized Detroit the most, hitting .390 against the Tigers...Went 11-for-24 (.458) during the month of September…that included his first four-hit game on September 20 at Comerica Park...Made one appearance in the 2015 postseason, delivering the go-ahead RBI single in the 12th inning in Game 5 of the World Series...Has two career postseason hits, both of them coming in the 12th inning… in the 2014 Wild Card Game vs. Oakland he drove in the tying run with an infield single and came around to score the winning run.
Christian made his Major League debut on July 2 and had three separate stints with the Royals...He also played in 86 games at Triple-A Omaha...Collected three hits twice with Kansas City, including on July 4 at Cleveland...With two doubles and a triple in that game, he became the second Royal to record 3 extra-base hits in their first Major League start, joining Mark Quinn who hit two homers and doubled vs. the Angels on September 14, 1999...He also recorded three hits, a run scored and his first steal on August 14 vs. Oakland...Fractured the distal tip of the middle finger on his right hand on September 2 vs. Texas and was placed on the disabled list September 17 (retroactive to Sept. 7)...Activated from the 15-day D.L. on September 28, and went 2-for-2 with a two-run double in the season-finale at Chicago...Hit .311 (107-for-344) with 18 doubles, 8 homers, 55 runs scored and a .366 on-base percentage at Omaha...Batted .337 (28-for-83) with 4 doubles, a homer and 12 runs scored, earning his first call-up June 30...Collected three hits in a game nine times, while he recorded his first multi-homer game July 17 vs. New Orleans...Batted .319 (61-for-191) with a .435 slugging percentage (10 doubles, 4 homers) away from Werner Park.
Christian was named Omaha (AAA) Player of the Year by the Royals organization, spending the entire year with the Storm Chasers... Ranked eighth in the Pacific Coast League with a career-high 140 hits...also set career highs in games (131), at bats(512), runs scored (72), homers (12) and total bases (194)... Helped lead Omaha to PCL and Triple-A Championships, going 6-for-27 (.222) with two doubles, a homer and four runs scored in the postseason... Following the season, hit .284 (25-for-88) for Ponce in the Puerto Rican Winter League.
Christian had a solid second full season of professional baseball and was both a Texas League All-Star and named Northwest Arkansas Player of the Year by the Royals organization...Was promoted to Omaha (AAA) in August and hit .412 in five games before having his season end prematurely due to a right eye injury suffered on a foul tip...Following the season, batted .301 with 26 runs scored in 39 games with 13 stolen bases in 17 attempts for Ponce in the Puerto Rican Winter League and was named the league's Rookie of the Year.