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.
Made his major-league debut with a two-game stint in Atlanta in August…Spent the rest of the season at the club’s alternate training site...In his first career game, 8/21 vs. Philadelphia, got the start in left field and hit ninth…Went 1-for-4, singling off LH Cole Irvin... Came on as a defensive replacement, also in left field, in his second game… In his minor-league career, played just 22 games in left field, his fewest of any position he has played…Spent the majority of his time in center field (370 games, 362 starts) and also played right field (31 games, 30 starts)...Entered the season ranked by MLB.com as the Braves’ No. 1 prospect…Was the No. 14 prospect overall, including the fourth-best outfielder, trailing A.L. Rookie of the Year runner-up Luis Robert, the Angels’ Jo Adell and Mariners’ Jarred Kelenic...Named by Baseball America as the “Best Baserunner”, the “Best Defensive Outfielder” and as having the “Best Outfield Arm” in the Braves organization.
Made each of the Braves’ three postseason rosters and appeared in all 12 games…Hit .182/.280/.364 (4-for-22) with one double, one home run, four RBI and four runs scored... Started six games, Games 2-7 of the NLCS, all in centerfield…OF Adam Duvall suffered a strained left oblique during the middle of an at-bat in Game 1. Pache replaced him in Game 1, marking his first career postseason plate appearance…Came on with a 1-2 count and worked a walk...Appeared as a pinch runner or defensive replacement in the first five games...Started Game 2 of the NLCS at 21 years, 329 days old, becoming the youngest player to start in center field in the League Championship Series or World Series since fellow Braves OF Andruw Jones in 1998...Drove in one run in each of his first four career postseason starts, Games 2-6 of the NLCS, becoming just the second player in baseball history, his age or younger, to record an RBI in four straight postseason games…Current Washington OF Juan Soto also drove in one run in four straight in the 2019 World Series, Games 4-7…Soto’s stretch began with his 14th career postseason game...His first RBI was a run-scoring double in Game 2, the first RBI of his career, regardless of game…Since RBI were officially recorded in 1920, he is the first position player in Braves history to record an RBI in the postseason before doing so in the regular season…Pitcher Jorge Sosa did so for Atlanta in Game 3 of the 2005 NLDS…No player in the majors had done that since Houston’s Lance McCullers in Game 7 of the 2017 World Series, and no position player had done so since Colorado’s Seth Smith in Game 4 of the 2007 NLCS...With the RBI, became just the eighth center fielder his age or younger to drive in at least one run in any postseason game, joining, among others, Hall-of-Famers Joe DiMaggio, Willie Mays and Mickey Mantle... Hit his first career homer in Game 3… Also became the first player in franchise history to homer in the postseason before doing so in the regular season…Only six others in baseball history have done that, including most recently by Philadelphia’s Joe Blanton in Game 4 of the 2008 World Series…Only two other non-pitchers are on this list...At 21 years, 330 days, was the fourth-youngest Braves player to homer in the postseason…Andruw Jones did so three times at this age or younger and Ronald Acuña Jr. and Brian McCann each did so twice...Also became just the fifth-youngest center fielder to homer in the playoffs, with only Acuña Jr., A. Jones, Mantle and Bryce Harper younger.
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.