Ian signed a minor league contract with an invitation to major league Spring Training, Dec. 14, 2019 … made his major league debut with Minnesota last season, appearing in 12 games … in seven minor league seasons, he has stolen 243 bases, including at least 30 steals in each of the last five seasons...Has batted .274 (735-for-2,683) with 104 doubles, 32 triples, 18 homers, 218 RBI and 243 stolen bases in 696 minor league contests...Stole a career-high 50 bases in 2015 between Single-A Bakersfield and Double-A Jackson...Was named a mid-season All-Star in 2017 (Texas League) and 2019 (Pacific Coast League)…was a post-season All-Star in 2013 (Appalachian League) and 2017 (Texas League)…Was selected by Seattle in the 14th round of the 2013 draft out of Wagner College in Staten Island, N.Y. … named All-NEC first team in 2013 as he broke the conference record with 46 stolen bases … was All-NEC second team in 2012...Graduated from Bishop Shanahan (Pa.) High School.
Ian was selected to the Cubs, Aug. 23…appeared as a pinch-runner that night vs. the White Sox, his only appearance of the season…was optioned to the South Bend alternate site following the game on Aug. 24…was designated for assignment, Aug. 31, and outrighted to the South Bend alternate site, Sept. 3.
Ian was acquired by Minnesota, August 9, and made his major league debut as a September call-up ... appeared in 12 games, going 3-for-17 (.176) with a double, RBI and two runs scored ... was named a Pacific Coast League mid-season All-Star with Triple-A Tacoma ... Recorded his first career hit, September 26 at Detroit (RBI-single off Jordan Zimmermann) ... Spent the majority of the season in Triple-A between Tacoma (Seattle organization) and Rochester (Minnesota organization) ... batted .264 (119-for450) with 30 doubles, six triples, 11 homers and 35 stolen bases in 121 games ... Was acquired by Minnesota, August 9, for a cash consideration.
Appeared in 114 games with Triple-A Tacoma, his first full season at the Triple-A level ... batted .261 (110-for-422) with 16 doubles, three triples, two homers and 41 RBI ... stole 33 bases, the second-most in the Pacific Coast League.
Received the Ken Griffey Jr. Minor League Hitter of the Year by the Mariners…hit .307 (157x512) with 85 runs, 22 doubles, 5 triples, 4 home runs, 35 RBI, 33 walks and 43 stolen base in 124 games combined between AA Arkansas (4/9-7/21) and AAA Tacoma (7/22- end of season)…led all Mariners minor leaguers with 43 stolen bases…led all Mariners farmhands in stolen bases, while ranking 2nd in hits and 4th in average…since 2015, his 142 stolen bases are 3rd-most in the minors…Texas League All-Star and Texas League Post-Season All-Star…had 20-game hitting streak between Arkansas and Tacoma, July 14 - Aug. 3, batting .386 (32x83)…on 7-day DL, May 31-June 7, with a right back muscle strain…tied for Texas League batting title, 2nd in stolen bases and on-base percentage… promoted to Tacoma on July 22…hit safely in 33 of 41 games with AAA Tacoma.