Originally selected by the Tampa Bay Rays in the ninth round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft...Signed by Rays scout Jayson Durocher...Attended the University of Arizona and Bishop Gorman (NV) High School...Participates in the annual BARCS Pet Calendar.
In 27 games in the ninth spot in the lineup, he batted .280 (21-for-80) with six doubles, two home runs, 10 runs, and six RBI...Had a six-game hitting streak from 5/20-30 in which he hit .412 (7-for-17) ...Reinstated from the 10-day DL on 4/28...Placed on the 10-day DL on 4/9 with a left middle finger sprain ...Slugged his second career lead-off home run on 5/8 vs. WSH (also 5/20/16 at LAA) ...Collected a career-high four hits on 8/6 vs. DET ...Left the 8/9 game at LAA in the top of the sixth after getting hit by a pitch ...Recalled on 9/1 when rosters expanded...Optioned to Triple-A Norfolk on 8/16...Hit .191 (9-for-47) in 13 games with the Tides ...Stole eight bases in nine attempts, second-most on the Orioles (Machado, nine stolen bases)
Made his Major League debut on 4.4 against MIN, and singled in his first at-bat, the 27th Oriole since 1974 to record a hit in his first Major League at-bat...Hit safely in the first seven games of the season and 13 of the first 14, (reached base safely in all 14 games)...Hit his first Major League home run on 4.7 vs. MIN...Hit his first career leadoff home run on 5.20 at LAA...Recorded 16 multi-hit games on the season...Stole his first career base on 4.21 vs. TOR...Drove in a season-high three runs on 4/27 at TB, accounting for all three RBI in a 3-1 victory...Scored at least one run in four straight games, 5/8-12, including a season-high three runs in the game on 5/8 vs. OAK... Collected a season-high three hits in back-to-back games vs. TOR (4/20-21)...Recorded six outfeld assists on the season, tied for fourth most among Major League rookies...Batted .313 (26-for-83) with three home runs against left-handed pitching...Hit .303 (36-for-119) in 43 games at home...Placed on the 15-day DL on 7/22 (retroactive to 7/21) with a right thumb ligament injury, transferred to the 60-day DL on 8/31...Entered 2016 as the No. 17 Orioles prospect, according to MLB.com
Enters 2016 as the No. 17 Orioles prospect, according to MLB.com • Led all Tampa Bay Rays minor league hitters with a .321 batting average (127-for-396) • Finished third on Double-A Montgomery in steals (19) despite playing in 65 games • Hit safely in nine straight games (.389, 14-for-36) with two doubles, a triple, two home runs, six RBI, and nine runs scored while playing for Montgomery from 6/14-29 • Recorded three steals in a game twice with Montgomery (7/7 vs. Biloxi and 7/22 at Jackson) • Drew a season-high six walks, 7/7 vs. Biloxi • Collected a season-high four hits twice (5/26 with Montgomery at Jackson and 8/7 with Triple-A Durham vs. Louisville) • Batted .413 (26-for-63) vs. RHP and hit .392 (20-for-51) with RISP while playing for Durham • Following the season, played for Leones del Escogido in the Dominican Winter League...Led Leones del Escogido in doubles (12), home runs (nine), RBI (37), and runs scored (29)
Made his Double-A debut...Scored a season-high three runs on 4/23 vs. Mississippi...Made starts in left field, center field, and right field...Recorded seven outfield assists.
Spent the season with Class-A Bowling Green...Finished tied for the team lead in runs scored (79), second in total bases (185), walks (78), and third on the club with 63 RBI...Collected a season-high four RBI, 5/13 vs. Lake County...Slugged two solo home runs, 5/29 at Lake County...Batted .296 (24-for-81) with 19 runs scored in 22 June games.
Named a New York-Penn League Mid-Season All-Star...Logged two hits in his professional debut for Short-Season A Hudson Valley on 7/9 at Auburn...Hit .358 (24-for-67) in 18 July games...Batted .364 (12-for-33) with RISP.