Married, wife's name is Brooke...Originally selected by the New York Yankees in the 28th round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft (did not sign)...Attended Florida State University and The Bolles School (FL)...Selected by the Orioles in the first round (No. 25 overall) of the 2015 First-Year Player Draft...His mom played softball at Santa Fe College (FL) and his dad was a 13th round draft pick by the San Diego Padres in 1991...Growing up, his mom was a University of Florida fan, but his dad was a Florida State fan...Knows some card and magic tricks, and enjoys hunting...Was high school baseball and football teammates with NFL tight end Hayden Hurst and grew up in the same neighborhood as NFL running back Derrick Henry.
Homered in back-to-back games (8/10-12) for the fourth time in his career and second time in 2021 (also: 5/24-25); had five home runs in his final 25 games after not homering in 23 games prior...His home run on 6/19 vs. TOR traveled 437 ft., the farthest home run of his career...Recorded his second career multi-homer game on 8/12 vs. DET (2 HR), his first since a two-homer effort on 9/5/20 vs. NYY...Slugged his 12th homer of the year on 9/7 vs. KC; nine of his final 15 hits (since 7/27) went for extra-bases (5 HR, 4-2B) ...His last seven homers came at home, after hitting his first five of the year on the road...Slashed .228/.353/.526 (13-for-57) with five home runs, two doubles, 10 walks and an .879 OPS in his final 25 games (since 8/10)...His seven multi-walk games and 7.23 PA/BB led the O’s; his 7.23 PA/BB ranked sixth in the AL and 15th in the majors among batters with at least 300 plate appearances...Among players with a batting average less than or equal to .205, his .324 OBP ranked second behind only TEX-NYY’s Joey Gallo’s .351 OBP (min. 300 PA)...Placed on the 60-day Injured List (right knee osteochondral defect) on 9/21, ending his season; also had a stint on the 10-day Injured List (left hamstring strain) to begin the season.
Homered in four-straight games from 9/5-9 for the first time in his career; had homered in consecutive games only one other time in his career (two-straight, 9/19-21/18)...Homered in three consecutive at-bats (9/5-6); his first three hits of the season...Recorded his first career multi-home run game on 9/5 vs. NYY...Recorded multi-hit games in consecutive games for the second time in his career from 9/5-6 (also: 8/19/20/2019)...Collected a career-high-tying three hits on 9/9 at NYM (fourth time); reached base safely in all five plate appearances (3 H, HBP, BB)...Drove in a career-high four runs on 9/14 vs. ATL...Recalled from the Alternate Training Site at Double-A Bowie on 9/1 (second stint with the O’s); hit .230 (17-for-74) with 7 HR, 13 R, 15 RBI, 14 BB, 2 HBP in 23 games after the recall...Finished the season going 4-for-39 (.103) with 9 BB and 16 K in his final 12 games...Led the Orioles with 20 walks...Had three multi-walk games on the season (7/29 vs. NYY, 9/4 vs. NYY (G2), and 9/19 vs. TB); has six total for his career...Went 0-for-14 with six walks and eight strikeouts in his first eight games of the season; was optioned to the Alternate Training Site on 8/5...Made 20 starts in right field and 10 starts in left field...Appeared on his first career Opening Day roster.
Recalled from Triple-A Norfolk on 5/28 and made his season debut that night, recording a career-high three hits (3-for-4, SB)... Matched his career-high with three RBI on 9/24 at TOR (also: 9/29/18 vs. HOU)... Set a career-high with three hits three different times (5/28 vs. DET, 8/25 vs. TB, 9/18 vs. TOR)... Batted .333 (14-for-42) against left-handers and .190 (16-for-84) against right-handers... Matched his career-high hitting streak of five games from 8/19-23 (also 9/18-23/18)... Hit .304 (14-for-46) in 14 games in August... Made 24 starts in right field and nine starts in left field for the Orioles... Placed on the injured list twice during the season (6/6-7/14, right ankle sprain; 8/7-16, concussion)... Named Orioles Minor League Player of the Month for May; .456 (31-for-68), 10-2B, 2-3B, 5 HR, 15 R, 27 RBI in 19 games... Hit .291/.396/.548 (67-for-230) with 19 doubles, two triples, 12 home runs, 42 runs scored, 47 RBI and 38 walks in 63 games for Triple-A Norfolk... Hit .456/.512/.882 (31-for-68) with 17 extra-base hits in 19 games in May for the Tides... Led Norfolk in RBI (35), walks (29) and extra-base hits (23) at the time of his first call-up on 5/28... Underwent a microfracture procedure on his right ankle following the season on 10/17.
Made his Major League debut on 9/12 vs. OAK, starting in left field; had his contract selected from Triple-A Norfolk on 9/11...Collected his first hit on 9/18 vs. TOR, a single in the fourth inning off RHP Aaron Sanchez; also stole his first career base...Hit safely in five-straight games (9/18-23) after starting his career 0-for-13...Hit his first career home run on 9/19 vs. TOR (RHP Marco Estrada); also recorded his first career multi-hit game...Drove in at least one run in four-straight games (9/19-23), including two multi-RBI games...Hit a game-tying three-run home run in the seventh inning on 9/29 vs. HOU...Hit .235 (99-for-421) with 12 home runs, 59 runs, and 55 RBI in 116 games at Triple-A Norfolk... Led Norfolk in home runs (12), tied for first in doubles (24), and was second in hits (99), runs (59), stolen bases (11), and RBI (55)...Named an International League Mid-Season All-Star.
Earned Orioles Player of the Month honors for August after going .340/.446/.610 (34-for-100) with nine doubles, six home runs, 17 runs scored, 20 RBI, and 18 walks over 27 games ... Ranked fourth among Orioles minor leaguers in RBI, and fifth in home runs and stolen bases ... When leading off an inning, averaged .322 (38-for-118)...Slugged two two-home run games (8/22 vs. Reading and 9/2 at Richmond) ... Logged a season-high six RBI on 8/5 at Portland, going 2-for-4 with one home run, one run scored, and six RBI ... One of 10 minor leaguers to record at least 20 home runs and 20 stolen bases during the season ... Reached base safely in 44-straight games to close out the season.
Entered 2017 ranked as the No. 19 Orioles prospect, according to Baseball America...Began the season with Class-A Delmarva...On 6/6 at West Virginia, he recorded season highs in hits (four) and stolen bases (three)...Finished tied for second on the Shorebirds in walks (42), despite playing in only 62 games...Debuted with Class A-Advanced Frederick on 6/23...Reached base safely in 19 consecutive games from 6/23-7/15, hitting .309/.415/.485 (21-for-68) in that span...Ranked fourth in the Orioles organization with 26 stolen bases...Following the regular season, played in the Arizona Fall League for the Peoria Javelinas, batting .244/.394/.385 (19-for-78) with 19 walks, six doubles, a triple, home run, seven runs scored, nine RBI, and four stolen bases in 22 games...Selected as a Fall Star (member of the West Division Fall Stars roster)...Entered the season as a top Orioles prospect according to MLB.com (No. 7) and Baseball America (No. 9)...Ranked as the No. 9 prospect in the New York-Penn League by Baseball America following the season.
Made his professional debut with Short-Season A Aberdeen (batted third and started in LF) on 7/2 vs. Staten Island, going 1-for-3 with a walk and a single...Slugged his first professional home run on 7/6 at Mahoning Valley...On 7/20 at Tri-City, went 2-for-3 with a home run, RBI, and recorded his first professional triple...Posted a five-game hitting streak from 7/20-23 in which he batted .368/.429/.789 (7-for-19)...Homered in consecutive games for the first time in his professional career on 7/20 after homering in both games of a doubleheader at Tri-City...Posted a five-game hitting streak from 7/31-8/4, batting .364/.375/.500 (8-for-22) in that span...All six of his home runs came on the road...Recorded five outfield assists in 52 games (51 starts) in LF.