Spent the entire season with Class AAA Louisville in the Cincinnati organization…ranked among the team leaders in doubles (2nd, 27), triples (T2nd, 2), stolen bases (3rd, 17), RBI (4th, 49) and on-base percentage (4th, .331)…hit .287 (39-287) vs. lefties and .294 (35-119) with RISP…went 4-10 (.400) with a home run and 12 RBI with the bases loaded…was 14-17 in stolen base attempts…batted .304 (28-92) with eight doubles, two home runs and 11 RBI over 24 games in May…hit a game-ending grand slam on 9/2 vs. Indianapolis…signed by the White Sox as a free agent on 11/22.
Spent the minor league season at Class AAA Louisville, where he led the Bats in HR (15) and
ranked second in RBI (45)...among all Reds minor leaguers ranked fifth in HR (17)...was promoted to the Reds
when rosters expanded on 9/1...made 8 apps for Cin, including starts on 9/20 at Chi (CF) and 9/23 vs LAD
(RF)...scored a run in each of his last 4 apps...on 9/3 vs Phi pinch hit in his Major League debut and walked
(off Justin De Fratus)...on 9/20 at Chi produced an infield single off Manny Corpas for his first career hit...on
9/23 vs LAD hit his first Major League home run (2-run off Ronald Belisario)...for the Bats had a 2-homer game
(8/22 at Indianapolis) and a grand slam (7/13 vs Gwinnett)...from 5/17-6/29 was on Louisville's disabled list
with a strained right shoulder and made 5 rehab apps in Goodyear...following the season played for Estrellas
de Oriente in the Dominican Winter League (21g, .176, 2 2b, 1 3b, 2hr, 10rbi, 1sb)...in spring training hit .316 in
20 apps (5 2b, 1hr, 3rbi)...on 11/30 was non-tendered but agreed to a minor league contract with an invitation
to 2013 Major League spring training camp.
Was the organization's Minor League Hitter of the Year and a Southern League All-Star...
in Baseball America's Best Tools issue was rated Best Infield Arm in the Southern League...combined to hit
.346 (34 2b, 7 3b, 12hr, 64rbi) in 122 apps at Carolina (4/7-7/22) and Louisville (7/24-9/5)...led all Reds minor
leaguers in batting average...was the organization's Player of the Month in both June (25g, .418, 10 2b, 5 3b,
1hr, 8rbi, 3sb, 1.111ops) and July (19g, .425, 5 2b, 6hr, 20rbi, 1sb, 1.184ops)...from 6/18-7/7 put together
a 16-game hitting streak...from 5/10-5/17 was on Carolina's disabled list with a sprained left middle finger...
on 10/26 was added to the 40-man roster...played for Estrellas de Oriente in the Dominican Winter League
(31g, .297, 8 2b, 2hr, 10rbi).
For Class A Sarasota ranked among Florida State League leaders in games (134, 1st), doubles (32, 2nd)
and at-bats (493, 2nd)
At Class A Dayton was a Midwest League All-Star...had a 12-game hitting streak
from 4/26-5/10 (21-47, .447)...following the season played for Oriente of the Dominican Winter League.
Spent the season with Dayton in the Reds organization…hit .293 (41-140) against lefties…posted a .538 average (7-13) with the bases loaded…batted .288 (23-80) in April and .281 (19-83) in August…recorded a season-high six RBI on 7/5 vs. Great Lakes.
Hit a combined .289 (63-218) with 13 doubles, a triple, four home runs and 32 RBI over 60 games between the Gulf Coast League Reds and Rookie Billings … batted .393 (22-56) against lefties … hit safely in 23 of his last 27 games with the GCL Reds … was promoted to the Billings on 8/16 … reached base safely in 15 of his 17 games with the Mustangs.
Spent the entire season with the Dominican Summer League Reds.
Made his professional debut with the DSL Reds … was signed by Cincinnati as a free agent on 5/3.