Signed by the Atlanta Braves as a non-drafted free agent on July 3, 2015...Signed by Matias Laureano...Tabbed by Baseball America as the No. 21 international prospect at the time of his signing.
In his fourth professional season, split the campaign between Double-A Mississippi and Triple-A Gwinnett, hitting .277/.340/.462 (135- for-487…Set single-season career highs in games played (130), home runs (12), RBI (61), runs scored (63), doubles (36), triples (9) and walks (43)... His nine triples were tied for the most in the Braves farm system, while he ranked second in doubles and extra-base hits (57)…He also had 135 hits and 225 total bases, totals that both placed fourth in Atlanta's organization... Began the season with Mississippi and was a Southern League Mid- and Post-Season All-Star after compiling an .815 OPS (.278/.340/.474) in 104 games…Named by the organization as the M-Braves' co-Player of the Year with OF Drew Waters... Also tabbed as Mississippi's Player of the Month for May, and again for June…Had seven home runs and 24 RBI with a .991 OPS in 26 games in June... Selected to the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at Progressive Field in Cleveland…Started in center field for the N.L. squad and led off…Went 0-for-4... Received his first Triple-A promotion on 8/5… Played in 26 games with the Stripers to close out the season and batted .274/.337/.411 (26-for-95) with 10 extra-base hits (8 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR)... Reached base safely in his final 14 contests with Gwinnett, including hitting safely in 13 of them... Concluded the year ranked by MLB.com as the Braves' No. 1 prospect... Named by Baseball America as the "Fastest Baserunner" in Atlanta's organization…Also tabbed as being the "Best Defensive Outfielder" and as having the "Best Outfield Arm" in the system... Selected to Atlanta's 40-man roster on 11/19.
Played the full season with Single-A Rome and batted .281/.335/.343 over 119 games...Paced Rome in games (119), at-bats (469), runs, hits, triples and stolen bases to earn Rome's Player of the Year distinction from the organization...Ended the season in the Top 10 among Braves farmhands (minimum 200 at-bats) in triples (T1st, 8), stolen bases (2nd, 32), hits (3rd, 132), runs (7th, 60) and batting average (10th, .281)...Named a South Atlantic League Mid-Season All-Star after batting .300 (74-for-247) with a .354 on-base percentage over 62 games in the season's first "half."...Entered the season ranked by Baseball America as Atlanta's No. 13 prospect.
Appeared in 57 games between the GCL Braves and rookie-level Danville in his first professional season, batting .309 (68-for-220) with 28 runs, 11 extra-base hits and 21 RBI between the two clubs...His .309 average paced all Braves farmhands (min. 200 at-bats)...Played 27 games with the GCL Braves before advancing to Danville on 7/31...Exited the season named by Baseball America as the 10th-best prospect in the Gulf Coast League, and the ninth-best farmhand in the Appalachian League.