His late father, Astolfo, was an Atlanta Braves fan and encouraged Ender to play and pursue a career in baseball.
Finished his fourth major league season - second with Atlanta - with 201 hits, which ranked tied for third in the majors and tied for second in the National League...Trailed only Colorado's Charlie Blackmon (213) for the NL lead...The last time a Braves player finished among the top two in the NL for hits was 1992, when Terry Pendleton tied for the NL lead with 199 hits...Collected hit No. 200 on 9/26 at NYM with a double to right on the third pitch of the game…Logged the first 200-hit season for Atlanta since Marquis Grissom had 207 in 1996, and joined Ralph Garr ('71, '73, '74), Felipe Alou ('66, '68) and Grissom (1996) as the only players with 200-hit campaigns in Atlanta franchise history (since 1966).
In his first season in the Braves organization and his third campaign at the major league level, produced a .291 (152-for-522) batting average with 24 doubles, a team-leading seven triples and 16 stolen bases, and 85 runs scored in 131 games...Earned his first Gold Glove award following the season…Tied for the lead among all major league centerfielders with four double plays logged…Collected 14 outfield assists, tied for third most in MLB (second in the NL) and four off the lead...Opened the year by playing in the teams' first three games of the season (.250, 2-for-8) before landing on the disabled list with a left hamstring strain on 4/9...Missed 26 games before returning to action on 5/7...Batted .227 (52-for-229) in 59 games prior to the All-Star break, before producing one of the top performances in a second-half of a season in Atlanta franchise history (since 1966)...Produced a .341 (100-for-293) batting average post All-Star break, the 13th highest mark in Atlanta-franchise history (since 1966)...Ranked in the top five in the Majors in several offensive categories after the All-Star break including tied for second in runs scored (59 and with teammate Freddie Freeman), third in hits (100), and fifth in batting average (.341, 100-for-293) and at-bats (293)...His .396 on-base percentage ranked ninth in the Majors. Became the first player in Atlanta history to have two hitting streaks of at least 17 games in a single season…Both streaks came post-All-Star break...Produced a personal career-high 19-game hitting streak 7/19-8/8...Batted .368 (28-for-76) with a .402 on-base percentage and 14 runs during the 19-game span... Hit in 18 consecutive games, 8/19-9/7...Had a .413 (33-for-80) average with nine extra-base hits, a .478 on-base percentage and 18 runs over the stretch...Hit safely in 57 of his final 66 games (with an at-bat) of the season, 7/19-10/2 ...Posted a .341 (95-for-277) mark in those 66 games...Returned to the lead-off spot in the lineup on 8/5, and hit .329 (73-for-222) with 45 runs scored in 53 games…His 73 hits in that span ranked third in the National League and fifth in the majors, while his 45 runs scored were third most in MLB...Had a career-best 27-game on-base streak, 7/19-8/18…Had a .390 on-base percentage and scored 18 runs during the streak…Reached base at least once in each game via a hit in all but one contest during the 27-game stretch…Led off 8/9's game at MIL with a walk before going 0-for-3 the remainder of the game...Finished second on the club with 43 multi-hit games, 32 of which came after the All-Star break…In addition, seven of his eight games with three or more hits came after the All-Star break...Matched his career high (sixth time) with four hits (4-for-7) 8/24 at ARI.
Spent his first full season in the Majors in 2015 and hit .303 (159-for-524) with 27 doubles, five triples, six home runs, 21 stolen bases and 73 runs scored in 132 games. ... His .303 batting average ranked ninth in the National League. ... Ranked second among all players with 29 defensive runs saved, trailing only TB's Kevin Kiermaier. ... Had 10 outfield assists, tied for the fourth most among National League outfielders. ... Ranked second in the NL with a .332 average (127-for-383) vs. right-handed pitchers, trailing only the Nationals' Bryce Harper (.335). ... Ranked among NL leadoff hitters in average (3rd, .304), hits (5th, 133), stolen bases (T-5th, 18) and runs scored (6th, 64). ... Led the NL and ranked second in the Majors with a .448 average (13-for-29) with a 3-2 count. Only the Twins' Shane Robinson (.462) had a higher average. ... Was 21-for-31 (67.7%) in stolen base attempts. Tied for sixth in the NL with six steals of third base. ... Hit .330 (77-for-233) at Chase Field, the seventh-highest home average in the NL. ... On the 15-day disabled list from 6/16-7/17 with a strained right hamstring. Appeared in seven rehabilitation games with Rookie AZL D-backs and Double-A Mobile. ... Led off 8/22's contest at CIN with a home run (on the first pitch) marking his first career leadoff homer. ... Batted in the leadoff spot 116 times and hit .304 (133-for-437) in those games. ... Recorded his first career multi-homer game on 9/27 at SD. Five of his six home runs came on the road. ... Batted .310 or higher in four of his six months: .316 (April), .339 (July) .310 (August), .317 in (Sept./Oct.). ... Played 77 games in right field, 47 in left and 22 in center. ... Posted a .802 OPS in the second half, compared to .686 prior to the All-Star Break. ... Notched his first career game-ending hit (single) in the 10th-inning on 4/10 vs. LAD. ... Tied his career high with four RBI on 4/13 at SD. ... Did not strike out in 12 consecutive games from 4/15-28, the longest streak by a D-back since Martin Prado's 14-game stretch from 6/18-7/5/13. ... Matched his career high with four hits on 5/6 (Game 1) at COL. ... Batted .339 (19-for-57) in July, a monthly career high. ... Doubled in five straight games, 7/22-26, one shy of ARI's club record set by Conor Jackson (three times). ... Played in his last game of the season on 9/29 due to a contusion on his right ankle.
Finished fifth in the National League Rookie of the Year balloting after hitting .278 (116-for-418) with 18 doubles, 4 home runs and 27 RBI in 118 games with the D-backs...Ranked among NL rookie leaders in runs scored (2nd, 54), hits (2nd), average (3rd), doubles (3rd, 18), stolen bases (19), multi-hit games (3rd, 28) and total bases (4th, 150)...Recorded a career-high 4 hits on 3 occasions, becoming the first D-backs rookie with at least 3 4-hit games in a season...Batted .311 (66-for-212) from Aug. 3 to the end of the season, the ninth-best NL average during that span...His 19 stolen bases ranked second on the club's single-season, rookie leader board, while his 116 hits were seventh and 54 runs were eighth...86.4 stolen base pct. (22 attempts) ranked second in the NL behind Drew Stubbs (87.0)…also marked the third-highest pct. in team history, trailing Eric Byrnes in 2006 (89.3) and 2007 (87.7)…was successful in 13 of his final 14 attempts...According to fangraphs.com., finished second to Billy Hamilton (3.5) in NL rookie WAR (2.9)…was behind only Hamilton (22.0) in defensive WAR (19.0)...Established a club rookie record with an 18-game hitting streak from July 31-Aug. 19 (.316; 25-for-79)…the streak was tied for the second longest by a rookie in 2014 (also: Jose Abreu from June 15-July 4)...Tied for second in the NL with 10 outfield assists (also Hamilton and Marcell Ozuna)…appeared in 76 games in center field, 37 in left field and 1 in right...Tied for seventh in the NL with 7 bunt hits, the most by a D-back since Tony Womack's 9 in 2003...Hit .294 (95-for-323) in 76 games from the leadoff position...Batted .383 (23-for-60) in Interleague Play, tied for the fifth-best average in the Majors (also Victor Martinez)...Made his Major League debut on May 2 @ Padres…collected first hit with a single off Dale Thayer…recorded first career RBI with a 2-run single on May 28 vs. Padres…hit first home run on July 5 @ Braves (off Aaron Harang)...Launched the 101st home run into McCovey Cove on Aug. 9 @ Giants (seventh by a D-back and 35th by opponent)...Hit .312 (34-for-109) in 26 games with Triple-A Reno…recalled on April 30...Played in 33 games with Zulia in the Venezuelan Winter League, hitting .333 (52-for-156) with 13 RBI…ranked third in the VWL in stolen bases (13) and fifth in average…also received a Gold Glove Award for his defensive efforts...Entered the year ranked by Baseball America as the D-backs' Fastest Baserunner and possessing the Best Outfield Arm.
Hit .281 (133-for-473) with 17 doubles, 5 home runs, 25 RBI and 43 stolen bases in 127 games with Double-A Mobile...Named to the Southern League midseason All-Star Team...Led the SL in stolen bases and tied for third in hits...Began the season with the Phillies but did not appear in any games and was returned to the D-backs on April 4...Earned SL Player of the Week honors for April 29-May 6.
Combined to hit .307 (145-for-473) with 28 doubles, 10 triples, 2 home runs, 47 RBI and 46 stolen bases in 127 games with Single-A South Bend and Single-A Visalia...Named Midwest League Player of the Week (April 16-23)...Played for Zulia in the VWL...Selected by Phillies in the Rule 5 Draft on Dec. 6.
Batted .262 (118-for-450) with 19 doubles, 1 home run, 25 RBI and 26 stolen bases in 116 games with South Bend...Named to the MWL midseason All-Star Team.
Appeared in 85 games between Short-Season A Yakima and South Bend, batting .229 (67-for-293) with 13 doubles, 7 triples, 1 homer and 23 RBI.
Hit .325 (77-for-237) with 14 doubles, 1 home run and 22 RBI in 66 games with Advanced Rookie Missoula.
Made his pro debut with Dominican Summer League D-backs and batted .300 (68-for-227) with 18 RBI.