Married to Amanda…the couple met as freshmen at Kennedy Kendrick Catholic (Pa.) High School in 2006...Born and raised in Norristown, Pa….other Norristown natives include Hall of Famers Tommy Lasorda (baseball), Mike Piazza (baseball) and Geno Auriemma (college basketball)...Was a member of the University of South Carolina baseball team that won two national titles (2010-11) and was the national runner-up in 2012...His 28 career hits in the College World Series are tied with Dustin Ackley for the most all-time…was named to the CWS All-Tournament Team in three straight seasons (2010-12)...Was a member of the University of South Carolina Baseball team that won two national titles (2010-11) and was the national runner-up in 2012...Has two dogs, Jax and Ella Mae…@jaxandmaeeveryday on Instagram...Also has two cats, Kit and Dottie, named after the sisters from the movie "A League of Their Own."...Has a full sleeve of tattoos on his left arm (seven total)...Enjoys woodworking…made the majority
of the furniture in his house in Columbia, S.C. and spent the 2020/21 off season building a greenhouse.
Named the D-backs’ Player of the Year by the Arizona chapter of the BBWAA after hitting .242 (141-for-583) with 25 doubles, two triples, 36 home runs, 94 RBI and 69 walks in 160 games...set career highs in games, triples, home runs, RBI, walks...Ranked among MLB leaders in homers (seventh) and AB/HR (ninth, 16.19)...His 23 solo home runs ranked third in the NL...His 18 home runs when the team was behind tied for the most in the NL (also: Juan Soto)...Tied for fifth in club history with 36 home runs in a season (also: Paul Goldschmidt in 2013 and '17)...His 21 home runs on the road tied for the third most by a D-back in franchise history (also: Paul Goldschmidt in 2018)...His .312 (64-for-205) average from Aug. 9-end of season was the sixth-best in the NL in that span...His .235 isolated power (SLG minus AVG) was a career-high [min. 50 PA] while his 19.6 strikeout pct. marked a career low...Homered in a career-high three straight games (May 16-17 and Aug. 14-16)...Won his fi rst NL Rawlings Gold Glove Award® in 2022...Led all first basemen with 17 defensive runs saved, the most by a first baseman since Joey Votto's 18 in 2017 [source: The Fielding Bible]...Was also awarded the 2022 Fielding Bible Award for first base by Sports Info Solutions, joining Paul Goldschmidt (2013, '15, '17) as the only other D-backs first baseman to win the award...Finished the season with a career-high .996 fielding pct. (5 E in 1192 TC)...Was a 2022 NL Louisville Slugger® Silver Slugger Award™ finalist with Paul Goldschmidt (STL) [*won the award], Freddie Freeman (LAD), Pete Alonso (NYM) and Matt Olson (ATL)...Was 1-of-8 players in the Majors to play 160+ games in 2022 and became just the sixth D-back in franchise history to play 160+ games in a season and first since Paul Goldschmidt in 2013 (160).
Played in 115 games due to a pair of stints on the injured list and hit .244 (98-for-401) with 23 doubles, 1 triple, 10 home runs and 46 RBI... Posted a career-high .993 fielding pct. (6 E in 816 TC)... Had a .768 OPS in the second half (.620 mark before the All-Star break)... On the 10-day injured list twice with right oblique issues: April 12-May 2 (strained right oblique) and May 12-28 (right oblique soreness)... Matched his career-high with four hits Aug. 27 @ Phillies and Sept. 30 @ Giants (fourth time).
Hit .271 (59-for-218) with 18 doubles, 1 triple, 7 home runs and 34 RBI in 57 games with Arizona...Ranked third in the NL in doubles...Led the team with 83 hard hit balls (95+ mph) and ranked eighth overall in the Majors…also led the team with a 48.5 hard-hit pct., 90.4 average exit velocity and a 417-foot average per home run...Hit .313 (21-for-67) off breaking balls, compared to .259 in 2019...Had an RBI in a career-high 5 straight games from Aug. 24-29 (10 RBI total)...Made 14 starts as designated hitter in 2020 and batted .373 (22-for-59)...Was the first-ever D-backs designated hitter on an Opening Day.
Hit .259 (137-for-529) with 26 doubles, 29 home runs and 73 RBI in a D-backs' rookie-record 152 games in his first full season in the Major Leagues …also set a club rookie record with 86 runs scored...Among NL first basemen, ranked sixth in slugging pct. (.475) and OPS (.822), tied for sixth in home runs (27) and ninth in RBI (68) [stats as 1B only]...Ranked among NL rookies in home runs (2nd), RBI (2nd), total bases (2nd, 252), runs scored (T-2nd), slugging pct. (3rd, .476), OPS (3rd, .825), average (4th), doubles (4th) and hits (5th)...Finished second among D-backs rookies all-time in home runs, RBI, slugging pct., OPS and total bases, third in on-base pct., tied for third in hits and tied for fifth in doubles [min. 350 PA].
Hit .163 (8-for-49) with 2 doubles, 3 home runs and 6 RBI in 37 games over 5 stints in his second season with the D-backs...Hit 2 pinch-hit home runs (both off Clayton Kershaw/LAD)...Suffered a facial fracture on Sept. 24 vs. Dodgers and was placed on the 60-day disabled list on Sept. 29...Batted .299 (97-for-324) with 25 doubles, 18 home runs and 71 RBI in 84 games with Triple-A Reno... Named Pacific Coast League Player of the Week for July 9-15.
Hit .250 (3-for-12) in 11 appearances in his first season with the D-backs...Named Pacific Coast League Most Valuable Player after batting .309 with 34 doubles, 32 home runs and 114 RBI in 133 games with the Aces...He was named a PCL mid- and postseason All-Star, and ranked among the Minor League leaders in RBI (1st), extra-base hits (1st, 75) and home runs (T-2nd), while he led the PCL in runs (104) and total bases (307). POSTSEASON: Played in 2 NLDS games vs. Dodgers as a pinch-hitter.
Led Class AAA Gwinnett with 18 HR, 64 RBI, 131 games and 64 runs scored...played left field and first base for the Tides, while also serving as the designated hitter...hit .312 as the DH or the first baseman....was International League Player of the Week for 8/15-8/21 (.333, 4 2b, 3hr, 7rbi)...hit 14 of his 18 HR off righthanded pitchers.
Enters 2016 as a top Orioles prospect, according to Baseball America (No. 14), Baseball Prospectus (No. 10), and MLB.com (No. 13) • Tied for second in the International League in games played (138), led the league in at-bats (534), tied for third in doubles (33) and extra-base hits (52), and was fourth in total bases (226) • Led the Tides in home runs (18), RBI (74), and runs scored (68) • Named IL Player of the Week for the period of 7/20-26 after batting .414 (12-for-29) with four doubles, three home runs, 10 RBI, and nine runs scored over seven games • Slugged two solo home runs on 9/3 vs. Gwinnett, his lone multi-home run game of the season • Batted .306 (45-for-147) against left-handers while playing with Triple-A Norfolk • Hit .337 (33-for-98) in 25 June games with the Tides • Collected 13 extra-base hits and 21 RBI in 26 July games with Norfolk • Made his first stint of the season with the Orioles on 7/8 at Minnesota and went 1-for-2 with a walk (started at DH and batted fifth in the lineup) • Was called up for his second stint with Baltimore on 9/15 and appeared in six games for the Orioles following his second call-up of the season
Named the Brooks Robinson Minor League Player of the Year...Hit a combined .288/.357/.489 with 53 extra-base hits, 96 RBI and 73 runs scored in 139 total games with Double-A Bowie (.301/.367/.516 in 95 games) and Triple-A Norfolk (.259/.335/.428 in 44 games)...Had his contract selected from Triple-A Norfolk, September 17 and made his ML debut that night, collecting 1st big league hit, a double off of J.A. Happ, in the 7th inning...Hit first ML HR, September 20 vs. BOS, a 4th inning solo shot (Rubby De La Rosa)...Led all Orioles minor leaguers in home runs (26) and RBI (96)...Named the first baseman for the Eastern League Season Ending All-Star Team, finishing the season among the EL leaders despite being promoted to Triple-A in July, ranking 2nd in RBI (77), 3rd in slugging (.516) and 6th in average (.301)...Also was Named EL Player of the Week twice: weeks ending April 20 and May 18...Rated by Baseball America as the Orioles #3 prospect following the season, as the Best Power Hitter in the Orioles system, and as the Best Defensive First Baseman in the Eastern League...Selected by Baseball America to the Second Team All-Star Team and Double-A All-Star Team following the season.
Named Organizational Player of the Month for April, as he hit .360 (31-for-86) with three home runs and 16 RBI...Selected to the MLB All-Star Futures Game...Named Carolina League Player of the Week for week of July 1-8.
Batted .284 with two home runs and nine RBI in 22 games...Was named the New York-Penn League Offensive Player of the Week for July 16-23.