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)...Signed by Orioles scout Arthur McConnehead.
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.