Resides in San Leandro, CA during the off-season ... Earned Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American and Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 Conference honors as a freshman at the University of California-Berkeley in 2007 after hitting .331 (60x181) with five doubles, a triple, home run, 22 RBI and 13 stolen bases in 52 games. ... Hit .303 (69x228) with 13 doubles, two triples, three home runs, 27 RBI and 11 stolen bases in 56 games during his sophomore season at the University of California-Berkeley in 2008. ... Saw action with Cotuit in the Cape Cod League during the summer of 2008, batting .263 (41x156) with nine doubles, a triple, home run and 24 RBI in 41 games. ... Garnered All-Pac-10 Conference honors as a junior at the University of California-Berkeley in 2009 after hitting .341 (74x217) with 14 doubles, three triples, eight
Hit career-best .318 and swiped 42 bags for Syracuse in first Triple-A exposure...earned 2 stints with the Nationals (contract selected on May 25, recalled on Sept. 3)...made MLB debut on May 25 as pinch runner (and played LF)...first MLB hit was an infield single off Scott Diamond in first game of June 9 twinbill vs. MIN...blasted first big league homer, a pinch-hit solo shot in the 8th inning off Cliff Lee, June 18 at Citizens Bank Park...45 stolen bases (42 with Syracuse, 3 with Washington) ranked 3rd in Nationals organization (Billy Burns 74, Michael Taylor 51)...hit .375 (12-for-32) with 6 RBI and 6 stolen bases to earn International League Player of the Week citation for the period ending Aug. 19.
Selected to the Eastern League's mid-season all-star squad as he spent the entire 2012 season with Double A
Harrisburg in the Washington Nationals organization. ... Led the Eastern League with 42 stolen bases. ... Hit .324 (33x102) in 24 games during April. ... Sidelined May 25-June 12 with a right thumb contusion. ... Batted .306 (26x85) in 22 games during July. ... Landed on the disabled list for the remainder of the season on July 27 with a left rib cage fracture. ... Hit .319 (29x91) versus lefthanded pitchers...batted .268 (64x239) against righthanded pitchers.
Topped the Carolina League with 53 stolen bases with Single A Potomac during the 2011 season. ... Selected to both the Carolina League's mid- and post-season all-star squads. ... Tied for third in the Carolina League with 138 hits, while he finished fourth with 489 at-bats and tied for sixth with a .282
batting average. ... Led all Carolina League second basemen with a .976 fielding percentage. ... Named to Baseball America's High Single A all-star squad following the season. ... Tabbed the best baserunner in the Eastern League by Baseball America. ... Belted a season-high two home runs on July 23 at Winston-Salem. ... Hit .311 (32x103) in 26 games during July. ... Collected a season-best four hits on August 23 versus Wilmington. ... Batted .306 (52x170) versus lefthanded pitchers...hit .270 (86x319) against righthanded pitchers. ... Saw action in four games during the Carolina League playoffs, batting .071 (1x14). ... Named the 20th-best prospect in the Nationals organization following the season by Baseball America.
Limited to 74 games due to two separate stints on the disabled list with Single A Hagerstown during the 2010 season. ... Collected a season-high four hits on April 13 versus Lakewood -- matched the high with four hits on June 18 at West
Virginia. ... Sidelined April 24-May 24 due to a fat pad contusion. ... Compiled a 13-game hitting streak July 9-23, batting .415 (22x53). ... Hit .342 (39x114) with nine doubles, a home run and 24 RBI in 28 games during July. ... Landed on the disabled list for the remainder of the season on August 2 with a left knee contusion. ... Named the 21st-best prospect in the Nationals organization following the season by Baseball America.
Made his professional debut with Single A Vermont after being selected by the Nationals in the second round of the
June 2009 draft. ... Landed on the disabled list for the remainder of the season on July 23 with a left knee lateral meniscus injury. ... Named the seventh-best prospect in the Nationals organization following the season by Baseball America.