Resides in Guanare, VZ...Signed by Rolando Petit.
Hit a career-high 28 home runs, marking Gwinnett's new single-season home run record that was previously set at 25 HR in 2011. Led the International League with 83 RBI for the second consecutive season after driving in 92 in 2012. Selected to his second consecutive Triple-A All-Star Game and worked to a fourth-place finish in the Home Run Derby on 7/15 (four homers). Logged a team-high streak of four straight games with a home run from 4/9-13, during which he hit .388 (7-for-18) with four homers and eight RBI. Reached base safely in each of Gwinnett's first 18 games (4/5-22) while hitting .311 (19-for-61) with four doubles, seven home runs and 20 RBI. Recorded a season-high four hits and three runs on 6/1 at Lehigh Valley, ending the night 4-for-5 with three doubles and three RBI. Ended 2013 among the Gwinnett franchise leaders in doubles (first, 67), games (second, 267), home runs (second, 52) and RBI (second, 175). Hit .275 (61-for-222) in 58 games for Auguilas del Zulia of the Venezuelan Winter League, launching 13 home runs and compiling 46 RBI, both of which lead the Club.
Named the International League Rookie of the Year, becoming third-straight G-Brave to win the award (Freddie Freeman, 2010 and Julio Teheran, 2011)...Named the IL's Postseason All-Star at first base, joining Freddie Freeman (2010) as G-Braves to win the first base selection since 2009. He was one of 13 players elected by fan vote and went 0-for-3...Named Gwinnett's Most Valuable Player as he led all G-Braves in multi-hit games with 44, including seven games with three hits...Finished atop the IL in RBI (92), hits (152), total bases (258) and at-bats (514). Led all Braves' farmhands in RBI and HR (24), while ranking fifth in average (.296)...Ranked among IL leaders in slugging (third, .502), XBH (third, 57), HR (tied for third, 24), games (tied for third, 133), runs (fifth, 73), doubles (sixth, 32), OPS (sixth, .849) and average (ninth, .296)...Broke Stefan Gartrell's single-season Gwinnett RBI record (91 RBI in 2011) on Aug. 29 vs. Pawtucket, driving in an IL-best 92 RBI...Homered in three straight games from June 9-11, all at Pawtucket...Reached base safely in first 17 games with GWI from April 5-24 while hitting .288 (19-for-66)...Appeared in 61 games for Aguilas del Zulia of the Venezuelan Winter League and hit .298 (73-for-245) with 12 doubles, 16 home runs and 48 RBI.
Signed with the Braves as a minor-league free agent prior to the season...Hit an organization-best 26 home runs and 99 RBI, while also ranking seventh among Braves minor leaguers in batting average (.297)...Led the Southern League in RBI (99) and games played (137) while also ranking among SL leaders in home runs (third, 26), total bases (third, 265), extra-base hits (third, 64), OPS (third, .906), hits (fourth,
148), doubles (fifth, 37), runs (tied-fifth, 82) and slugging (fifth, .531)...Garnered Southern League Player of the Week honors for the week ending 7/11 (.462, three 2B, two HR, nine RBI, nine R)...Named to the Southern League Post-Season All-Star team thanks to an impressive second half in which he batted .320 (83-for-259) with 23 doubles, 17 home runs, 64 RBI and 52 runs...Appeared in 62 games for Aguilas del Zuila of the Venezuelan Winter League during the offseason, hitting .282 (64-for-227) with 20 doubles, 10 home runs and 49 RBI.
Spent the year as a member of the Royals organization...Hit a combined .276 (119-for-431) with 16 home runs and 69 RBI during stints with Wilmington and Northwest Arkansas.
Missed the entire first half of the season due to injuries, not debuting until early July for the Gulf Coast Braves...
played in just 36 combined games at three levels...Competed for Aguilas del Zulia in the Venezuelan Winter League following the season and hit .292 with a
league-leading 14 home runs and 41 RBI in 57 games, leading his club to the playoffs while being named both
the MVP and the Rookie the Year, the first player to accomplish both in the same season....Followed his spectacular regular season in the Winter League by hitting .370 with 5 doubles, 5 home runs and
16 RBI in 14 playoff games, as Aguilas fell shy of the Championship series.
Played in a Myrtle Beach (Advanced-A) team-high 131 games...Led all of minor league
baseball with 47 doubles and ranked second with 73 extra-base hits...His 47 doubles and 93 runs also
led the Braves organization and the MB Pelicans...Also led Myrtle Beach in hits, home runs, at-bats
(519) and hit by pitches (13)...Led the Carolina League with 21 home runs (third among Braves minor
leaguers), 47 doubles (first among Braves minor leaguers) and 93 RBI (second among Braves minor
leaguers), 73 extra-base hits, was third with 142 hits and fourth with a .505 on-base percentage...Tied
for seventh among Braves farmhands with 142 hits and was eighth with an .829 OPS...Named to the
mid-season and postseason CL All-Star team...Batted .284 (85-for-299) before the break and .259 (57-
for-220) after the break...Reached base safely in 27 consecutive contests via hit or walk, 5/15-6/11...Hit
.314 (37-for-118) with 14 doubles, two triples, six home runs, and 25 RBI in 29 May contests en route
to being named by the Braves organization as the Myrtle Beach Player of the Month...Had a 13-game
hitting streak 5/29-6/11 (.308, 16-for-52)...Hit .310 (18-for-58) during a 13-game hitting streak 5/14-
27...Hit in 14 straight contests, 4/29-5/13 (.386, 22-for-57)...Had a double in eight consecutive contests,
5/1-9...Named the CL Player of the Week, week ending 5/4, after posting a .448 average with six
doubles, three home runs and 13 RBI, including a career-high six-RBI game on 5/3 at SAL...
Hit a combined .321 (79-for-246) with nine home runs and 48 RBIs in 65 combined games between Class A Rome and Rookie-level Danville. ... Had four consecutive two-hit games from Aug. 21-24 with Rome. ... Went 2-for-4 with two home runs and four RBIs on Aug. 24 as the designated hitter. ... Collected 37 hits in 29 games with Danville. ... Hit first and second home runs of the season on June 20-21. ... Went a career-high 6-for-6 with two triples, two RBIs and four runs scored on July 5.
Batted .296 with four homers, 25 RBIs and 29 runs scored in 50 games with Rookie League Danville. ... Hit .455 with two homers and four RBIs in the Appy League Championship Series, a two-run shot in Game 1 and a solo shot in Game 3.
Hit .223 with seven homers and 22 RBIs in 44 games with the Gulf Coast League Braves...Finished third in the GCL in home runs.
Batted .347 with three homers and 16 RBIs in 29 games with the Dominican Summer League Braves. ... Was a DSL All-Star.
Hit .238 with 10 RBIs in 44 games with the Dominican Summer League Braves.