Was selected by the Reds in the first round (5th overall) of the June 2018 first-year player draft...was signed by Sean Buckley...was rated by Baseball America the fifth-best prospect in that draft ... Following the 2019 season was rated by Baseball America the second-best prospect in the organization and the 18th-best prospect in the Florida State League...was rated by MiLB.com the organization's third-best prospect ... In 2019 was a mid-season Florida State League All-Star and was rated by Baseball America the league's best defensive third baseman ... Following his first professional season in 2018 was rated by both Baseball America and MiLB.com the Reds' fourth-best prospect.
Graduated from American Heritage High School in Delray Beach, Florida, where his baseball teammates included Tyler Frank and Lucius Fox...at the University of Florida became just the 12th player in school history to amass in his career 20 or more home runs, 100 or more RBI and 30 or more stolen bases...as a junior at Florida was named 2018 SEC Player of the Year after batting .365 with 16 HR, 40 RBI and 11 stolen bases in 54 regular season games...that season, led the SEC with a .506 on-base percentage and a .730 slugging percentage, was a semi-finalist for the prestigious Golden Spikes Award and the Dick Howser Trophy and was named to several All-America first teams (ABCA, Baseball America, D1baseball.com, NCBWA, Perfect Game)...played primarily third base for the Gators but also made several apps at shortstop...in 2016 and 2017 played for the Harwich Mariners in the Cape Cod League.
At Class A Daytona and Class AA Chattanooga, ranked among the Reds' minor league leaders in walks (59, 2nd), runs scored (74, 2nd), HR (11, T9th), hits (111, T9th) and total bases (172, 10th)... Was a mid-season Florida State League All-Star and was rated by Baseball America the league's best defensive third baseman... Began the season at Daytona...on 7/22 was promoted to Chattanooga... Following the season played for Glendale in the Arizona Fall League (18g, .133, 1 2b, 1 3b, 3hr, 10rbi, 1sb)... On 1/20/20 was invited to 2020 Major League spring training camp, his first.