Signed by Chicago (NL) as a non-drafted free agent on July 31, 2015... On temporarily inactive list, July 2-7, 2017...Acquired by the Tigers along with Jeimer Candelario and cash considerations from Chicago (NL) in exchange for Alex Avila and Justin Wilson on July 31, 2017
Played in the first 34 games of his Major League career in 2020 after being recalled from the alternate training site on August 17…batted .220/.278/.290 on the season, with seven runs scored, four doubles, one home run and six RBI... Went 1x4 in his Major League debut on Aug. 17, going 1x4 with a pair of RBI…first hit was a two-run single off Gio Gonzalez in the fourth inning…became the seventh player in franchise history and second since 1989 to have two-or-more RBI in his Major League debut (other, JaCoby Jones on Aug. 30, 2016)... Belted his first career homer on Aug. 21 at Cleveland, a grand slam in the fourth inning that put the Tigers ahead 7-5…became the 10th player in Tigers history and third since 1992 to have his first career homer come via grand slam (last, Brennan Boesch on April 30, 2010)…was the fifth player in franchise history to have a game with four-or-more RBI within the first four contests of his career (last, Alex Avila on Aug. 7, 2009)…per the Elias Sports Bureau, became the first Tiger to have six-or-more RBI in his first four career games since Pete Fox in 1933... Went 3x4 with a double on Aug. 24 at Cleveland, his first career multi-hit contest...at 21 years, 188 days old, he became the youngest Tiger to record three-or-more hits in a game since Omar Infante on April 22, 2003...was one of six Mexican-born Major Leaguers to have three-or-more hits in a game since 2010, and the first Tiger to do so since 1999 (Karim Garcia on October 1, 1999 at Kansas City)... Went hitless on Sept. 25 at Kansas City, snapping his hitting streak at a career-best 10 games... over that stretch he batted .364/.400/.455 with just six strikeouts...ranked as the second longest hitting streak for a Tiger during the season, behind only Miguel Cabrera’s streak of 13 games...per the Elias Sports Bureau, became the first Tigers rookie with a hitting streak of 10-plus games since Will Rhymes had a hit in 12 straight in 2010, and the first Tiger younger than 22 years-old to have a 10-plus game streak since Omar Infante’s 12-game streak in 2002... Was successful in the field during his first year with Major League action...committed just two errors in 80 chances at third base, earning a .975 fielding percentage...ranked as the seventh-highest fielding percentage since 2000 among Tigers rookie infielders with at least 80 chances... Ranked as the No. 5 prospect in the Tigers organization and the No. 100 prospect overall by Baseball America...was also rated as having the best strike zone discipline in the Tigers system.
Named the Tigers Minor League Co-Player of the year in 2019 after hitting .282/.368/.416 with 23 doubles, one triple, 13 home runs and 66 RBI in 127 games with Double A Erie...Named to the Eastern League midseason and postseason All-Star Teams...was also selected a Tigers organization All-Star by MiLB.com...Ranked tied for second in the Eastern League in hits (135), while he was third in batting average and on- base percentage, tied for fourth in total bases (199), fifth in OPS (784), sixth in RBI, tied for eighth in walks (57) and tied for ninth in runs (63)...Had a 10-game hitting streak from May 2-13, batting .282/.383/.359 with one double, one triple and six RBI...Selected Eastern League Player of the Week for the week ending August 4 after hitting .552/.567/.724 with two doubles, one home run and five RBI...Had a season-high five hits with a double and three RBI on August 21 at Richmond...Appeared in 29 games with the SeaWolves in August, batting .336/.411/.496 with three doubles, five home runs and 22 RBI...Hit .295/.372/.373 with five doubles, one triple, two home runs and 20 RBI in 44 games with Yaquis de Obregon in the Mexican Pacific Winter League...Ranked as the fifth-best prospect in the Tigers organization, the No. 100 prospect in all of baseball and the No. 10 prospect in the Eastern League by Baseball America following the season...was also rated as possessing the best strike zone discipline in the Tigers organization.
Spent most of the 2018 season with Single A Lakeland, before being promoted to Double A Erie on July 19...Selected to the Florida State League midseason All-Star Team...was also named a Tigers organization All-Star by MiLB.com...Tabbed the Tigers Minor League Player of the Month for July, hitting .340/.423/.585 with two doubles, seven home runs and 19 RBI in 27 games...Drove in a season-high six runs and went 3x6 with a double and a home run on August 30 at Harrisburg...Appeared in 45 games with Yaquis de Obregon in the Mexican Pacific Winter League, batting .236/.378/.392 with nine doubles, one triple, four home runs and 24 RBI...Ranked as the third-best prospect in the Tigers organization, the No. 94 prospect in baseball and the 16thbest prospect in the Eastern League by Baseball America following the season...was also rated as the best hitter for average and as possessing the best strike zone discipline in the Tigers organization.
Began the 2017 season in the Chicago Cubs organization, before being acquired by the Tigers along with Jeimer Candelario on July 31...Ranked eighth in the Midwest League with 70 RBI, while he was tied for eighth with 28 doubles...Placed on the temporarily inactive list from July 2-7...Belted a pair of home runs on July 7 at Dayton...added a second multi-homer game and went 4x6 on August 8 at Lake County...Hit .370/.426/.556 with seven doubles, one home run and seven RBI in 15 games with Yaquis de Obregon in the Mexican Pacific Winter League...Ranked as the seventh-best prospect in the Tigers organization and the No. 9 prospect in the Eastern League by Baseball America following the season.
Began his professional career in 2016, appearing in 50 games between the AZL Cubs and Single A South Bend...Named to the Arizona League postseason All-Star Team...Was a perfect 4x4 with two runs scored on July 14 vs. the AZL Royals...also had four hits and a RBI on July 19 at the AZL Dodgers...Posted a 17-game hitting streak from July 28-August 19, batting .353/.384/.529 with five doubles, two triples, one home run and 12 RBI...Ranked as the No. 29 prospect in the Cubs organization by Baseball America following the season.