Resides in Nashville, TN during the offseason...Visited patients at the Children's Hospital of Michigan and distributed Starlight Brave Gowns; attended Keeping Kids in the Game and the Negro Leagues Weekend Legacy Luncheon; participates in the Tigers Dreams Come True, the Autographed Memorabilia Donation and Autographs for a Cause (donates money to the Detroit Tigers Foundation) programs; participated in a Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Build, in the annual PLAY Ball Weekend pregame activities and the Tigers Winter Caravan...Played college baseball at the University of Tennessee, where he earned first team All-SEC honors in 2014 and 2015...selected to play for the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team in 2014...Recommended/signed by Harold Zonder for the Tigers.
Spent most of 2020 in the Major Leagues, outside of an 18-day stint when he was optioned to the alternate training site in Toledo...Finished the season with three doubles, three home runs, nine RBI and six runs scored while batting .167/.224/.300 in 36 games for the Tigers...Hit a two-run home run in the third inning on July 28 vs. Kansas City, giving Detroit a 4-3 lead…it was his first hit of the season, and 13th homer of his career…the blast also marked the fifth go-ahead home run of his career, and fourth game-winning RBI...Had some mid-season success between Aug. 24 and game one of the doubleheader on Sept. 4… had RBI in four-of-eight games over that span, going 6x12 with a double and two homers.
Completed his first full Major League season in 2019, playing in 104 games...Finished the season with 10 home runs, becoming the 12th Tigers rookie since 1990 to hit 10-or-more home runs in a season...Hit a two-run home run in the top of the 10th inning on March 28 at Toronto to break a scoreless tie… became the first Tigers player to hit an extra-inning home run on Opening Day since Alan Trammell off Lee Smith on April 4, 1988 at Boston...Crushed the first grand slam of his Major League career on April 6 vs. Kansas City…marked the first grand slam by a Tigers rookie since Brennan Boesch in 2010 and the first go-ahead grand slam by a Detroit rookie since Clete Thomas on June 7, 2009...Sidelined from April 18-May 9 with a right quad strain....Sidelined from July 30-August 22 with a concussion...Belted a pair of home runs for Triple A Toledo on August 24 at Columbus...Homered in consecutive games on September 8 at Oakland and September 10 vs. New York (AL), marking the first time in his career he's homered in back-to-back games.
Spent most of the 2018 season with Triple A Toledo, appearing in 122 games...also saw the first Major League action of his career, playing in 17 games with Detroit...Selected the Tigers Minor League Player of the Year for the third consecutive season, leading Detroit's player development system with 23 home runs and 77 RBI...Named to the International League Midseason and Postseason All-Star Teams, while he was selected an Organizational All-Star by MiLB.com...Finished the season tied for the International League lead with 23 home runs, while he was third with 77 RBI, 67 walks and a .480 slugging percentage, fourth with 213 total bases and an .844 OPS, tied for fourth with 47 extra-base hits and sixth with a .364 on-base percentage...Had a 12-game hitting streak from April 24-May 7, hitting .447 (21x47) with 10 runs scored, five doubles, one triple, four home runs and 15 RBI...Belted a pair of home runs on May 13 at Louisville...Sidelined from June 27-July 12 with a right calf strain...Made his Major League debut in the ninth inning on September 9 vs. St. Louis...Picked up the first hit of his Major League career on September 10 vs. Houston, singling in the sixth inning off Justin Verlander...Posted the first multi-hit game and RBI of his big league career on September 16 at Cleveland, going 3x5...also had a three-hit performance on September 27 at Minnesota...Hit the first two home runs of his Major League career and drove in six runs on September 20 vs. Kansas City...became the first Tigers player to hit his first two career home runs in the same game since Brent Clevlen on August 1, 2006 at Tampa Bay and the first Tigers player since 1908 to have a six-RBI game in the first 11 games of his career...Ranked as the eighth-best prospect in the Tigers organization and the 17th-best prospect in the International League by Baseball America following the season...also rated as the best power hitter in the Tigers system.