He and his wife, Jacquelyn, have a daughter named Parker, and a golden retriever named Rookie....Son of Mike and Kelli...has a younger brother, Justin....Jacquelyn is the founder and CEO of 1UP Sports Marketing, which represents a number of professional athletes, including the NFL’s Danny Amendola, Bradley Chubb, Julian Edelman and Patrick Mahomes....Committed to play baseball at Auburn University prior to being drafted by Colorado...Won a gold medal in the Pan American Games as a member of Team USA when he was a senior in high school at Oak Mountain (AL) High School, where he was teammates with Joey Gallo...he started on the varsity at shortstop as a freshman....David was able to dunk a basketball when he was in eighth grade.
Split the campaign between Nashville (Brewers' AAA) and Rochester (Nationals' AAA), playing in a combined 85 games and hitting .279 (89-for-319) with a .345 OBP, .442 SLG and .787 OPS... Received a Spring Training invitation by MIL and was reassigned to minor league camp on April 28... Played in 67 games for Nashville through July 10, batting .294 (74-for-252) with 15 doubles, one triple, nine home runs and 41 RBI until he was granted his unconditional release on July 11... Signed a minor league contract with WSH 11 days later on July 22, and he went on to play 18 games with Rochester and slashed .224/.304/.343 to finish the season... Was released by the Nationals on Aug. 15 and signed with San Diego as a Minor League free agent on Dec. 5 with an invitation to ML Spring Training.
On the 10-day injured list from 5/26-6/30 with a left ribcage contusion...Released by Texas on 8/4...Signed as a free agent with Milwaukee on 8/17.
Was limited to just 24 games in final season with COL due to back and shoulder injuries…made starts in CF (17), LF (3), DH (2), and RF (1)…his .183 AVG, .222 OBP, .247 SLG, and .470 OPS were all career lows…had a .980 (1 E/51 TC) fielding percentage.
Named to his first career All-Star team and appeared in a career-high 100 games, batting .302 with 15 home runs and 61 RBI ... Named as a reserve to the National League All-Star team ... entered the game in the fifth inning, replacing Ronald Acuña Jr. in center field ... singled in his lone at-bat, an eighth inning hit off left-hander Brad Hand ... came around to score on a Pete Alonso single ... Batted .308 (93-for-202) with 55 runs, 23 doubles four triples, 12 home runs and 51 RBI in the first half ... his 23 doubles ranked tied for sixth in the National League prior to the All-Star break ... Two stints on the injured list, April 9-18 with an abdominal strain and Aug. 3 through the end of the season with a high right ankle sprain suffered on an attempted diving catch in center field ... Hit his second grand slam and recorded a career-high five RBI on June 26 at San Francisco ... it was the first grand slam at San Francisco in Colorado history ... Recorded a career-high four hits, including his fifth home run of the season, May 30 vs. Arizona ... FInished his season on a 10-game hitting streak prior to being placed on the injured list on Aug. 3 ... it was his third career hitting streak of at least 10 games, his second with a single season ... Batted .319 (37-for-116) off left-handed pitching, the Majors' second-highest batting average by a left-handed hitter off lefties (highest in the National League). Hit .319 (30-for-94) with runners in scoring position, and .324 (12-for-37) with runners in scoring position and two outs ... Hit .367 (44-for-120) with two outs, the second-highest average in MLB and the highest in the NL ... Homered in each of the Rockies' first two home games of the season April 5-6 ... also homered in consecutive games June 23-24 at Los Angeles-NL and at San Francisco.
Batted .273 (68-for-249) with 16 home runs and 48 RBI over 77 games with Colorado ... Recalled from Triple-A the first time on April 22 and slashed .275/.309/.484 in 32 games before being placed on the DL on June 1 with a broken right foot, suffered by a foul ball on May 30 vs. San Francisco ... Reinstated from the DL on July 27 and optioned to Triple-A … recalled for the last time on Aug. 5 ... Named the National League Player of the Week for Sept. 24-30 … batted .333 (10-for-30) with six home runs ... Hit home runs in five consecutive games Sept. 24-28, the fourth player in franchise history to record a home run in five or more games, joining Dante Bichette (Aug. 1-5, 1995), Larry Walker (June 18-23, 1999) and Nolan Arenado, who homered in a franchise record six-straight games Sept. 1-5, 2015 ... Hit the first grand slam of his Major League career on Sept. 10 vs. Arizona ... Batted .286 (22-for-77) with seven doubles, two home runs, nine RBI, one walk and 19 strikeouts in 19 games with Triple-A Albuquerque ... Made his postseason debut in a start in right field in the Wild Card Game, then started in left field during Game 1 of the NLDS … entered Game 2 as a defensive replacement and had one at-bat … went 0-for-11 in the postseason.
Appeared in only 19 total Minor League games, missing most of the season with a stress reaction in his ribcage...Began the season on the 10-day disabled list after suffering a stress reaction in his rib cage in Spring Training … transferred to the 60-day disabled list on June 27 … reinstated from the disabled list on July 17 and optioned to Albuquerque...Played in two rehab games with High-A Lancaster July 12-13, where he batted .429 (3-for-7) with one home run and two RBI...Played in 17 games for the Isotopes, batting .243 (17-for-70) with two doubles, two triples, two home runs and 14 RBI … played in his last game of the season on July 31.
Made his Major League debut in a start, July 25 at Baltimore, and recorded his first Major League hit in the seventh inning off Yovani Gallardo...Recorded a hit in each of his first 17 career games, tying the MLB record for longest hitting streak to begin a career, set by the Cincinnati Reds' Chuck Aleno in 1941...His .315 batting average (70-for-222) tied Todd Helton (1998) for the highest by a Rockies rookie (min. 200 at-bats)...Recorded at least one hit in 50 of 63 games overall, with 16 multi-hit games...Hit his first career home run in the sixth inning on July 27 off Baltimore' Dylan Bundy...Hit leadoff for the first time Aug. 19 and hit a home run in his first at-bat … was the first Rockies player other than Charlie Blackmon to hit a leadoff home run since Dexter Fowler on June 2, 2013 vs. Los Angeles-NL...Began the season with Double-A Hartford, where he was named a Midseason All-Star … batted .278 (80-for- 288) with 21 doubles, two triples, 13 home runs and 16 stolen bases...Was promoted to Triple-A Albuquerque July 4, where he batted .484 (30-for-62) with six doubles, two triples, five home runs and 16 RBI in 16 games prior to having his contract selected by the Rockies.
Spent a majority of the season with Double-A New Britain ... suffered a lacerated spleen May 28 after an on-field collision and underwent surgery immediately thereafter...Played six rehab games with Short-Season Boise July 6-15, and batted .125 (3-for-24) with a double and an RBI...Returned to New Britain and hit .292 (31-for-106) with nine doubles, one triple, three home runs, eight RBI and eight stolen bases over the remainder of the season.
Split the season between Low-A Asheville and High-A Modesto, hitting a combined .299 (153- for-512) across both levels...Named a Mid-Season and Post-Season All-Star in the South Atlantic League, a Baseball America Low Class A All-Star, as well as MiLB.com Organization All-Star. Finished in the top 10 in the South Atlantic League in both batting average (.309) and slugging percentage (.500)...Recorded double-digit home run and stolen base totals in a single season for the first time in his career...After the season, was ranked the 22nd overall prospect in baseball by Baseball America, and the top prospect in the Rockies organization.
Appeared in 10 games for Low-A Asheville before missing the remainder of the season with a hamstring injury...Following the season, was ranked the Rockies' sixth-best prospect by Baseball America...Named the "Best Hitter for Average" in the Rockies system by Baseball America...Ranked as the number 71 overall prospect in baseball by MLB.com.
In his first professional season, led the Pioneer League in batting average (106-for-280, .379), slugging percentage (.625) and OPS (1.048)...Ranked second in triples (10), tied for second in runs (62) and doubles (22) and tied for fourth in RBI (57)...Named the Pioneer League Player of the Year and a Pioneer League Post-Season All-Star … named to the Topps Short Season All-Star Team, and was named MiLB.com Organization All-Star...Named the second-best Rockies prospect by Baseball America.