Was one of four players acquired from Toronto in the Josh Donaldson trade following the 2014 season and made his Major League debut last year, batting .197 with two home runs and six RBI in 25 games…is a .292 (527-for-1803) hitter with 49 home runs, 241 RBI and 92 stolen bases in 456 games in five seasons in the minors…has appeared in 379 games at shortstop and 58 at second base…all of his games at second have come over the last two seasons…was named the A's Top Prospect by Baseball America following the 2015 and 2016 seasons and the number two prospect following 2017…the magazine tabbed him a High Class-A All-Star following the 2015 season and named him Short-Season Player of the Year and the Top Prospect in the Northwest League following the 2014 season…was a Texas League Postseason All-Star in 2016…made his professional debut in 2013 at the age of 17 and won the R. Howard Webster Award as team MVP for the GCL Blue Jays.
Batted .197 with a double, two triples, two home runs and six RBI in 25 games over two stints with Oakland in his Major League debut…also hit .290 with 15 home runs and 54 RBI in 111 games with Triple-A Nashville…struck out 33 times in 76 plate appearances with the A's and his average of 2.30 plate appearances per strikeout was fourth lowest in Oakland history among players with 75 or more plate appearances…fanned 141 times with the Sounds for a total of 174 strikeouts in 586 plate appearances (3.37 plate appearances per strikeout)…with the A's, he hit .245 (12-for-49) against right-handed pitchers, .091 (2-for-22) against left-handers…had all five of his extra base hits against righties for a .469 slugging percentage…batted .235 during the day, .100 at night…went 2-for-17 (.118) with runners in scoring position…started nine games at short-stop and seven at second base…committed three errors as a shortstop (.942 fielding percentage) and one as a second baseman (.971)…was recalled from Nashville June 24 and made his ML debut that day at Chicago (AL)…went 2-for-5 in a start at second base…at the age of 21 years, 117 days, he became the youngest non-pitcher to make his debut for the A's since Eric Chavez debuted on Sept. 8, 1998 at 20 years, 275 days…struck out in his first at bat but then hit a two-run home run off James Shields in the third inning for his first ML hit…became the fifth player in Oakland his-tory to homer in his ML debut (Tom Wilson, 2001; Scott Brosius, 1991; Terry Steinbach, 1986; Joe Keough, 1968)…is the youngest Athletic to homer since Jose Canseco on Sept. 28, 1985 (21 years, 88 days)…had two more hits the next day against the White Sox to become the first Athletic to start his career with back-to-back multiple hit games since Ramon Hernandez had three straight from June 29-July 1, 1999…stole his first base July 2 against Atlanta…had his first career walk-off hit July 4 against Chicago (AL), a home run off Tommy Kahnle…is the youngest Athletic with a walk-off home since Jimmie Foxx did it at age 20 on May 14, 1928 against Cleveland (source: Elias Sports Bureau)…was batting .190 with two home runs and four RBI in 11 games when he was optioned to Nashville July 8…returned to Oakland when rosters expanded Sept. 1 and hit .207 with two RBI in 14 games during his second stint…made six starts (four at second base, two at shortstop)…was named the A's number two prospect by Baseball America following the season.
Had minor league career highs in home runs (15), extra base hits (41) and strikeouts (141) and matched his best in hits (136) and triples (7)…the strikeouts tied for fifth most in the Pacific Coast League…tied for third in the A's farm system in triples, tied for fifth in hits, ranked sixth in batting (.290) and slugging (.456), tied for sixth in total bases (214), tied for seventh in stolen bases (15) and tied for ninth in home runs…hit .297 (114-for-384) with 14 of his 15 home runs against right-handed pitching, .259 (22-for-85) against left-handers…slugged 12 of his 15 home runs on the road…six came in the first inning…batted .332 in 51 games in the leadoff spot, .311 with runners in scoring position, .309 when leading off an inning and .301 at night…ap-peared in 83 games at shortstop and 25 games at second base…led PCL shortstops with 18 errors (.950 fielding percentage)…also made three errors as a second baseman (.969)…batted in every spot in the order except fourth and sixth…was a perfect 4-for-4 April 20 at Oklahoma City, his first of three four-hit games (Aug. 17 at Memphis and Aug. 25 vs. Round Rock)…batted .333 with 15 RBI in 22 games in April…then hit safely in his first 11 games in May for his longest hitting streak of the season (15-for-47, .319)…struck out in 28 consecutive games from May 9 to June 11 (46 strikeouts total)…drew just two walks over that stretch…drove in a season-high five runs May 18 at Fresno…was hitting .303 entering a May 28 doubleheader against Colorado Springs but that would be his last day over .300 as he went 1-for-6 in the twin bill to fall to .299…had a ninth inning grand slam and drove in four runs in a 5-2 win at Iowa June 1…was 0-for-5 with a season-high four strikeouts June 6 at Omaha…his averaged slipped to .268 on June 14 and he was bat-ting .281 with eight home runs and 32 RBI in 68 games when he was promoted to Oakland for the first time June 24…returned to Nashville July 9 and hit .304 with seven home runs and 22 RBI over his final 43 games…had six straight multiple hit games from July 29 to Aug. 5 (14-for-26, .538)…had two two-steal games in 2017 and they came in back-to-back contests against Round Rock on Aug. 25 and 26…stole eight bases in 25 games in August and hit .349 with 17 RBI.
Was named to the Texas League Midseason and Postseason All-Star Teams after batting .281 with 10 home runs and 50 RBI in 119 games with Double-A Midland…tied for fourth in the TL in hits (130), tied for fifth in runs (63), ranked sixth in batting and 10th in on-base percentage (.340)…stole 30 bases, which ranked third, but was caught stealing 15 times, which led the league…also went 6-for-17 (.353) with a home run and three RBI in four games with Triple-A Nashville and combined to hit .284 with 11 home runs and 53 RBI in 123 games overall …was named the A's Top Prospect by Baseball America following the season…had career highs in hits (136), doubles (25), walks (36), stolen bases (30), extra base hits (40), games, at bats (470) and strikeouts (94) and matched his best in runs (65)…led the A's farm system in steals, ranked fifth in batting, sixth in hits, eighth in total bases (202) and tied for 10th in runs, slugging (.422) and on-base percentage (.342)…batted .286 (32-for-112) against left-handed pitching compared to .283 (104-for-367) with 10 of his 11 home runs against right-handers…had a .297 average with runners in scoring position, but that mark dropped to .212 with RISP and two outs…hit .236 during the first half of the TL season, .337 in the second half…with Midland, he batted .323 at home compared to .244 on the road…hit .389 in the ninth inning…committed a career-low 19 errors…15 of those came as a shortstop at Midland, which were the most among TL shortstops…appeared in 85 games overall at shortstop (.953 fielding percentage) and also made four errors in 33 games at second base (.972)…also appeared in six games at designated hitter (5-for-22, .227)…hit in every spot in the order except third and fourth…saw his most action batting leadoff, where he hit .303 with a .357 on-base percentage in 54 games.