Attended John T. Morgan (AL) Academy. Named the Gatorade Alabama Baseball Player of the Year in 2019...In high school, was a three-year letter winner in basketball (forward) and a one-year letter winner in football (quarterback)...Before signing with the Orioles, committed to Auburn University (AL), where his older brother, Jackson, played...Has a German Wirehaired Pointer named Chief that he got this offseason.
Began the season with Double-A Bowie; transferred to Triple-A Norfolk on 6/6; had contract selected by Baltimore on 8/31...Batted .297/.416/.531 (121-for-407) with 24 doubles, seven triples, 19 home runs, 101 runs, 76 RBI, 79 walks, nine hit-by-pitches and 22 stolen bases in 112 games between Double-A Bowie and Triple-A Norfolk; ranked second in the minors in runs at time of promotion...Hit for the cycle with Norfolk on 6/28 vs. Gwinnett, a day before his 21st birthday, becoming the first Tides batter since Timo Perez on 6/9/00 to hit for the cycle and the first Norfolk batter to hit the cycle since the club became an Orioles affiliate in 2007...Made his MLB debut on 8/31 at CLE; at 21 years, 63 days, was the youngest player to make their debut for the Orioles since Dylan Bundy (19-313) on 9/23/12 and youngest position player since Manny Machado (20-034) on 8/9/12; became the fourth player and first left-handed hitter in O's history (since 1954) to homer in his debut (last: Jonathan Schoop, 9/25/12 vs. TOR) and the youngest player in franchise history to hit a home run in his debut; became the 21st player in Orioles history to record at least two hits in his debut...Became the first player in franchise history to start each of his first three MLB games at three different positions (3B, SS, 2B), per the Elias Sports Bureau...At the time of his debut, was the youngest player on any MLB team's 40-man roster...Became one of five players in O's history with at least 24 hits in his first 20 career games and one of six players with at least 15 RBI in his first 20 games...Homered and reached base four times on 9/26 at BOS; became the youngest O's player (21-089) to reach base four times with a home run since Boog Powell (21-007) on 8/24/62 (G2) vs. NYY...Named the Baseball America Minor League Player of the Year and MLB Pipeline Hitting Prospect of the Year...Selected to the 2022 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game on 7/16 at Dodger Stadium; batted leadoff and finished 0-for-1 with a walk and two runs for the American League...Earned Eastern League Player of the Week with Bowie twice; batted .529/.600.765 (9-for-17) with one double, one homer, five runs, four RBI, two walks, one hit-by-pitch and four stolen bases in five games from 5/3-5/8; slashed .476/.500/.857 (10-for-21) with three doubles, one triple, one home run, three runs, seven RBI, one walk and one hit-by-pitch in five games from 5/31-6/5...Named Orioles Minor League Player of the Month for May; hit .333/.462/.617 (27-for-81) with seven doubles, two triples, four home runs, 23 runs, 16 RBI, 19 walks, two hit-by-pitches and six stolen bases in 24 games, all with Bowie...Enters the 2023 season as the No. 1 overall prospect according to Baseball America, Baseball Prospectus, ESPN, FanGraphs, and MLB Pipeline.
Participated in the team's Fall Instructional League camp at the Ed Smith Stadium complex in Sarasota, Fla...Finished the year ranked as the Orioles No 4 prospect according to MLB Pipeline...Appeared in 105 games between Low-A Delmarva, High-A Aberdeen and Double-A Bowie, where he finished the year...Slashed .258/.350/.476 (103-for-399) with 17 home runs, 28 doubles, 74 RBI and 68 runs scored in his first full season of professional baseball...Hit .312/.369/.574 (44-for-141) with eight home runs, 11 doubles, and 39 RBI in 35 games with Low-A Delmarva before being promoted to High-A Aberdeen...Named the Low-A East Player of the Month in May, slashing 313/.391/.613 with a Low-A East league-leading 30 RBI over 20 games; he tallied three five-RBI games in the month...Named the Low-A East Player of the Week for the week of May 10-16 going 10-for-23 (.435) with four doubles, a home run, 13 RBI and seven runs scored...Named a non-roster invitee for Major League Spring Training.
Participated in the team's Fall Instructional League camp at the Ed Smith Stadium complex in Sarasota, Fla....Spent the season at the Alternate Training Site at Double-A Bowie... Entered the season ranked as the No. 7 Orioles prospect, according to Baseball America.
Began his professional career with the GCL Orioles...Appeared in 29 games, slashing .259/.331/.370 (28-for-108) with eight extra-base hits...Made 21 starts at shortstop.