Garrett Reese Hampson … son of Chris and Marjie … has an older brother, Colton … resides in Reno, Nev., in the offseason ... His hobbies include golfing hunting and playing video games ... As a kid, he used to hunt and golf with his dad and brother ... Graduated from Reno High School, where he was originally selected by Washington in the 26th round of the 2013 FirstYear Player Draft, but did not sign ... Attended Long Beach State, where he majored in consumer affairs ... Played for the USA Collegiate National Team in 2015.
Had his contract purchased from Triple-A Albuquerque on July 21 and made his Major League debut at Arizona, starting at second base that night … first hit was an RBI double in the fifth inning ... Appeared in 24 games across three stints with the Rockies in his first Major League season … started five games at shortstop and five games at second base … hit safely in eight of his 10 starts, batting .313 (10-for-32) with a .421 on-base percentage ... Made his postseason debut in the NLDS, appearing as a pinch-runner in Game 1 of the NLDS … grounded out in a pinch-hit at-bat in Game 3 ... Began the season with Double-A Hartford before being promoted to Albuquerque on May 17 … in 110 games between the two stops, batted .311 (138-for-444) with 25 doubles, six triples, 10 home runs, 40 RBI, 51 walks and 36 stolen bases.
Spent the entire season with High-A Lancaster where he was named a California League MidSeason and Post-Season All-Star ... Finished first in the California League in runs (113) and triples (12), tied for first in multi-hit games (55), second in batting average (.326) and stolen bases (51), and third in on-base percentage (.387) ... Hit .400 (52-for-104) with runners in scoring position … started 71 games at second base and 55 games at shortstop ... Batted .321 (9-for-28) in seven postseason games with five walks and two strikeouts ... Named California League Player of the Week on Aug. 13 after going 11-for-25 (.440) with one homer, one triple, two doubles and five steals over six games.
In his first professional season, was named a Northwest League Mid-Season and Post-Season All-Star ... Led the Northwest League in walks, triples and stolen bases, placed third in on-base percentage and fifth in total bases … his 36 stolen bases tied the Hawks franchise record ... Was named a Baseball America Short-Season All-Star after the season ... Went 3-for-4 with a triple in his first professional game, June 20 vs. Salem-Keizer ... Recorded his first career multi-home run game Sept. 2 vs. Everett.