Graduated from Desert Vista (AZ) High School…Attended Brigham Young University (UT) and was an All-West Coast Conference First Team selection in 2013…Named a Collegiate Baseball Writers Association and Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American in 2011 when he was also named Mountain West Conference Freshman of the Year…Originally signed by Oakland scout Trevor Ryan after being selected by the A's in the 17th round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft...Married, wife's name is Ali...The couple has two children: Millie and Beck.
Began the season with Oakland's Triple-A Nashville and batted .275 in 38 games for the Sounds ... Promoted to the Major League club on 6/9 and made his Major League debut that day against the Tampa Bay Rays, going 0-for-4…Had three straight multi-hit games following his debut, including two-hit performances in both games of a 6/10 doubleheader and a 2-for-5 showing on 6/11 vs. TB ... Singled off Erasmo Ramírez in the sixth inning of the first game of the doubleheader on 6/10 for his first career hit…Recorded his first career RBI in the second game with a sixth inning single ... Batted .266 with three home runs and 12 RBI in 48 games with the A's ... Hit his first career home run 6/24 at CWS, a solo shot off James Shields in the second inning ... Stole the first base of his career 6/29 at HOU ... Batted .396 (19-for-48) with two home runs and six RBI over a 17-game stretch from 7/5-7/31…Had a season-best four-game hitting streak from 7/29-8/1, going 6-for-14 (.429, which included his first career three-hit game on 7/30 vs. MIN ... Optioned to Nashville on 8/10 and went 4-for-21 in five games for the Sounds before streaking his left Achilles tendon…Placed on the Triple-A disabled list on 8/18 and missed the remainder of the season ... Began the season on the Triple-A disabled list with a strained left calf…Reinstated 5/3 and hit .395 over his first 11 games ... Hit safely in a season-best 11 consecutive games from 5/12-5/23, batting .396 (19-for-48)…Went 4-for-6 with a home run and four RBI on 5/16, which marked a season-high in both hits and RBI ... Reached base safely in 18 straight games from 5/12-5/29 ... Played for the Mesa Solar Sox in the Arizona Fall League following the season…Appeared in nine games and batted .182 (6-for-33) with four runs scored, two doubles and two RBI ... Acquired by the Orioles on 11/22 in exchange for RHP Jake Bray.
Began the season at Double-A Midland and was batting .261 with five home runs and 20 RBI in 38 games when he was moved up to Triple-A Nashville May 21…hit .295 with seven home runs and 67 RBI in 94 games with the Sounds…combined for a .285 batting average, 12 home runs and 87 RBI in 132 games overall…ranked second in the A's farm system in hits (155) and total bases (238), tied for second in extra base hits (52), third in doubles (33) and RBI, tied for third in triples (7), fourth in batting, sixth in runs scored (77) and slugging percentage (.438) and seventh in on-base percentage (.347)… had career highs in batting, at bats (543), runs, hits, doubles, RBI and strikeouts (121) and matched his high in games played and extra base hits…had eight sacrifice flies with Nashville, which tied for the most in the Pacific Coast League…his 543 at bats tied for fourth in all of the minor leagues…hit .296 (119-for-402) against right-handed pitching compared to .255 (36-for-141) against left-handers…batted .248 with the bases empty, .343 with runners on…eight of his 12 home runs came with runners on base, including all seven with Nashville…hit .326 with runners in scoring position, including .364 with Nashville, and had a .358 batting average with RISP and two outs…appeared in 103 games in center field, 24 in right field and four in left field…did not commit an error in 93 games and 209 total chances with Nashville and made two errors in 131 games overall in the outfield (.993 fielding percentage)…hit .304 in 64 games batting second in the order…also appeared in 56 games in the leadoff spot…had 40 multiple-hit games, including six four-hit games.
Spent the entire season with Double-A Midland and batted .260 with six home runs and 63 RBI in 132 games for the RockHounds...Ranked second in the Texas League in triples (8), tied for sixth in games (132), seventh in walks (62), eighth in hits (130) and tied for 10th in extra base hits (41)...Also tied for the lead in the A's farm system in triples, ranked fifth in walks, sixth in RBI and ninth in hits...Hit a grand slam in the 14th inning on 6/4 at Tulsa to help propel the RockHounds to a 9-3 victory...Went 5-for-5 with two runs and two RBI on 5/25 at Corpus Christi...Hit safely in a season-high nine consecutive games from 8/23-9/2, going 15-for-34 (.441)...Batted .429 with seven runs scored, three doubles, four home runs and eight RBI in six postseason games for the Texas League Champion RockHounds...Played for Mesa in the Arizona Fall League following the season and batted .266 in 17 games.
Split the season between Oakland's two Class-A affiliates at Beloit and Stockton and batted a combined .280 with 21 home runs and 72 RBI in 120 games...Tied for the lead in the A's farm system in triples (6), ranked third in home runs, sixth in extra base hits (52), seventh in hits (235), and tied for ninth in RBI...Started the year at Beloit where he batted .278 with eight home runs and 37 RBI in 70 games...Promoted to Stockton on 7/7 and hit .282 with 13 home runs and 35 RBI in 50 games...His 13 home runs were tied for the fifth-most in the California League from 7/7 through the end of the season...Began the season on the Beloit disabled list with a strained left hamstring and was reinstated on 4/10...Homered in five straight games from 8/6-8/12…Batted .320 with 11 home runs and 25 RBI in 27 games in August...Appeared in two postseason games for the Stockton and batted .375 (3-for-8).
Made his professional debut with Short-Season A Vermont and hit .261 with one home run and 23 RBI in 49 games...Was a perfect 7-for-7 in stolen base attempts...Batted .308 with runners in scoring position and two outs...His first career hit came in his second game on 6/21 against Connecticut - a grand slam in the sixth inning, which propelled the Laker Monsters to a 4-1 win.