Graduated in 2010 and played high school baseball at Silverado High School in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he batted .500 with 9 HR and 42 RBI in his senior season...Named second team All-State in Nevada Class 4A and was a Louisville Slugger Preseason High School All-American as selected by Collegiate Baseball... Named to the Perfect Game Preseason West Region High School First Team.
Made St. Louis' Opening Day roster...was optioned on April 4 after appearing in just three games as a pinch-hitter... Was recalled by St. Louis on April 15 and optioned again following the game...was recalled a final time on April 22 and appeared in one game before being sent down again... Spent the season with Triple-A Memphis and hit .265 (50-for-189) with eight doubles, two triples, six homers and 28 RBI in 55 games.
Opened the season on the Major League roster and played in 47 games with Texas...Ran off a season-high five-game hitting streak from 4/1-6, batting .375 (6-16) with three RBI...Homered on the final day of the season, a solo home run off James Pazos at SEA (9/30)...Scored a run in three straight games (4/30-5/2)...Struck out 35 times in April, T-4th in the American League with Aaron Judge, trailing Yoán Moncada, Giancarlo Stanton and Carlos Gomez...Ran off a 12-game hitting streak for Round Rock (AAA) from 7/6-20, batting .426 (23-54) with 2 HR, 8 RBI and 14 runs scored...Batted .349 (15-43) with runners in scoring position at Round Rock...Tallied 37 hits and four triples during the month of July, 4th-most hits and tied for the most triples in Triple-A...Was placed on the 7-day disabled list with a left hip impingement (5/25-6/9, retroactive to 5/22)...Played in 18 games in the Dominican Winter League with the Gigantes del Cibao, batting .230 with 2 HR and 7 RBI, including a 2 HR game at the Agulias (11/24).
In his ML debut, batted .224/.314/.439/.753 in 121 PA's with 6 HR, 5 2B, and 13 RBI…his .753 OPS was highest by a Texas batter with 100+ PA in his 1st ML season since 2010 (Mitch Moreland-.833)…62 of 121 PA (57.9%) resulted in either a HR (6), BB, (14), or SO (42), 2nd-highest pct. among Rangers with 15+ PA's (Gallo-58.6%)…had 4 stints with Texas: Opening Day-4/12, 5/28-29, 6/24-25, 7/7-end of season…hit .189 (7-39) in 1st 19 G thru 8/17, but had a .360 OBP in that span…beginning 8/19, batted .250 (17-68) in final 29 contests…made ML debut as pinchhitter on 4/5 vs. CLE (0-for-2)…each of 1st 4 ML hits were XBH (2B, 3 HR) before hit on 7/18 at BAL (infield single)…HR and 2B in 1st MLB start at 2B, 6/25 at NYY…HR came in 4th MLB AB and was 1st hit, 1st Ranger with 1st MLB hit as a HR since Jurickson Profar, 9/2/12 at CLE in 1st MLB PA…career-best 7-G hit streak, 8/19-27 (.350, 7-20)…made 32 starts at 3B (17), LF (8), CF (4), and 2B (3)…on 9/27 vs. HOU, became 1st Ranger to appear at 2B-3B-SS in a game since Scott Sheldon on 9/6/00 at CWS.
ROUND ROCK // Hit .268/.369/.494/.863 in 309 PA's spanning 66 G with Round Rock, highest OPS of any Express batter with 150+ PA's…also ranked among team leaders in HR (3rd, 11) and 2B (5th, 19) despite limited action…played primarily 2nd base, but also saw action at 3rd base and in outfield…named the organization's Minor League Player of the Month for June (.281/.369/.667/1.036, 10 HR, 3 2B, 2 3B, 25 RBI in 23 G)…hit grand slam, 6/7 at Colorado Springs…2-HR games both 6/6 at Colorado Springs and 6/11 at Oklahoma City
Ranked among the PCL leaders in triples (T3rd, 10), extra base hits (4th, 54), total bases (8th, 224), and walks (8th, 66) at Round Rock (AAA)…led the Express in all 4 categories as well as games (125), at bats (467), runs (76), hits (120), and RBI (67) and was 2nd in doubles (24) and homers (20)…ranked 5th among all Texas minor leaguers in HR…made starts in RF (33), 2B (26), 3B (26), CF (16), 1B (14), DH (6), SS (1), and LF (1)…had a .190 average over 1st 30 games before hitting at a .396 (19-48) clip in next 12 contests, improving to .275 at end of May…batted .216 (40-185) in 51 games in June and July, dropping to .234 before hitting .313 (42-134) in season's final 32 contests…had a .271 AVG vs. RHP and a .219 mark vs. LHP… batted .320 with runners in scoring position and was 5-for-16 with the bases loaded…as a leadoff batter hit .284 (44-155) with 8 HR…had season long 10-game hitting streak, 6/9-19…played winter ball in October and early November, batting .163 with 3 RBI in 14 games at Magallanes in Venezuela and .120 with 1 RBI in 8 games at Aguilas in the Dominican Republic.
Combined to bat .235 (107- 455) with 21 HR and 66 RBI in 133 games with Frisco (AA) and Round Rock (AAA)…saw action at 2B, 3B, SS, LF, and RF…led the Texas League in HR (21) and also ranked among the league leaders in walks (5th, 83), runs (5th, 78), triples (T5th, 5), OPS (8th, .814), and SLG (10th, .454) at Frisco…was named to Texas League all-star team…was promoted to Round Rock on 8/13… hit .292 (7-24) with a team-high 3 HR and 5 RBI over 7 G in the Pacific Coast League playoffs…hit .244 with 10 BB over 14 G with Mayaguez in the Puerto Rican Winter League.
Had a .198 (70-354) average with 12 HR, and 45 RBI in 104 G between Frisco and Round Rock…tabbed as the best outfield arm in the Texas League in Baseball America's annual best tools survey… logged time at 1B, 2B, 3B, and both corner outfield spots...on DL, 8/15-23, with calf strain…was activated from disabled list and promoted to Round Rock on 8/24.
Led all Texas minor leaguers in walks (72) at Myrtle Beach (High-A)…led Carolina League 3rd basemen with a .929 fielding pct. (22 E/311 TC) in 115 G…had OBP of .370-or-better in June (.415), July (.422), and August (.370)…was the Carolina League player of the week, 8/13-19…was named the organization's defender of the month for August/September.
Finished among the South Atlantic League leaders in walks (3rd, 86) and OBP (5th, .409) at Hickory (Low-A)…finished 2nd on the club in HR (13)…started 105 G at 3B and 9 G at 2B…named SAL player of the week for 6/4- 11, batting .440 (11-25) over 7 G.
Split campaign between AZL Rangers (Rookie) and Spokane (Short Season A), batting .200 (33-165) with 4 HR and 30 RBI in 51 G…opened season with AZL Rangers and hit safely in 5 of 6 contests…was promoted to Spokane on 6/28 for remainder of the season.
Spent first professional season with AZL Rangers…saw time at 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, LF, RF.