Graduated from American Heritage High School in Delray Beach, Florida...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 appearances at shortstop...in 2016 and 2017 played for the Harwich Mariners in the Cape Cod League...his mother, Elizabeth, was born in Colombia and lived there until she moved to the United States while in high school.
Missed 48g with a right hamstring strain suffered on 4/14 at LAD (9g from 4/15-4/25, 39g from 5/1-6/12)...From 8/16-9/4/g1 produced a career-high 16-game hitting streak, the longest by a Reds batter in 2022 (.355, 3 2b, 1 3b, 2hr, 8rbi, 12r, .444obp)...The 16-game hitting streak was part of a career-high 19-game on-base streak (8/9-9/4/g1, .324ba, .422obp, 3 2b, 1 3b, 2hr, 9rbi, 12r) that tied Kyle Farmer's (5/7-8/4) as the longest by a Reds batter in 2022...Produced two leadoff HR (6/21 vs LAD off Tony Gonsolin, 7/16 at StL off Miles Mikolas)...Beginning 8/16 made 28 of his last 42 starts batting second, his first career apps in that spot...His starts batting second snapped his streak of 159 consecutive starts batting leadoff, including each of his last 103 starts of 2021 (beginning 6/5) and each of his first 56 starts in 2022...Made 13 starts at designated hitter (14-45, .311, 2 2b, 1hr, 7rbi)...Late in the season was bothered by a left leg contusion...originally suffered the injury in his first plate appearance on 8/11 vs Cubs, in the Field of Dreams game, when he was hit by a Drew Smyly pitch...left the game in the fourth inning...following the game was air lifted to the hospital, spent the night in an Iowa City hotel before driving back to Cincinnati the next morning...missed three games before returning to start a career-high 16-game hitting streak...on 9/4 vs Col was hit by another foul ball in the same area on his left leg and missed the remainder of that game...Missed the game vs StL on 7/24 with a left thigh contusion but in the next day's 11-2 win vs Mia started at DH and for the third time in his career finished a triple shy of the cycle (3-4, 1 2b, 1hr, 4rbi)...in the fifth inning hit the first grand slam of his Major League career (off Zach Pop)...With two outs in the ninth inning on 7/12 at Yankee Stadium produced a 2-run single off Wandy Peralta that erased a 3-2 deficit and lifted the Reds to a 4-3 win...With one out in the ninth inning of the 3-2 win on 9/2 vs Col produced an infield single off Alex Colomé to drive in the game-ending run...was his first career walk-off hit.
At 24 years old was the youngest player on the Reds' Opening Day roster...Received from the national chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America the prestigious Jackie Robinson Award as the National League's Rookie of the Year...earned 29 of 30 votes in becoming the seventh second baseman to win the award, joining Junior Gilliam (1953), Ken Hubbs (1962), Pete Rose (1963), Jim Lefebvre (1965), Ted Sizemore (1969) and Steve Sax (1982)...In voting of his peers, received a Players Choice Award as the National League's Outstanding Rookie... in his name, the MLBPA donated a $5,000 grant to the local Dragonfly Foundation...In voting of his peers, managers, coaches and team executives, was voted Sporting News' National League Rookie of the Year...Became the second Reds player named Baseball Digest's NL Rookie of the Year (Chris Sabo, 1988)...Became the first Reds player named Baseball America's Major League Rookie of the Year...Along with teammate C Tyler Stephenson, was named to Baseball America's MLB All-Rookie Team and MLB Pipeline's All-Rookie Team...Was a finalist for the All-MLB team...Was one of four Reds players named a finalist for the Silver Slugger Award (1B Joey Votto, winner OF Nick Castellanos, OF Jesse Winker)...Was one of only two players in the Major Leagues, along with National League Most Valuable Player Bryce Harper, to produce at least 98 runs scored, 34 doubles, 21 HR, 12 SB and 71 walks...was the only player in baseball with those numbers plus 2 triples...Was the only rookie in Major League history to record in a season at least 20 HR (21), 20 HBP (league-high 23) and 10 stolen bases (12)...Bernie Carbo (21hr, 10sb in 1970) is the only other Reds rookie to produce at least 20 HR and 10 stolen bases in a season...Was only the second Reds rookie ever to record at least 98 runs scored and 57 extra- base hits, joining 1956 Rookie of the Year Frank Robinson (122r, 77xbh)...Fell 2 runs shy in his bid to become just the fifth Reds rookie to score 100 runs in a season (Bug Holliday 1889, Evar Swanson 1929, Frank Robinson 1956, Pete Rose 1963)...Among qualified rookie batters in the modern era, ranked third in franchise history in HR (21) and slugging percentage (.459), T3rd in extra-base hits (57) and fourth in runs scored (98) and OPS (.835)...Became the ninth Reds second baseman with at least 20 HR in a season, the first since Scooter Gennett hit 23 homers in 2018...Led the Reds in games, runs scored and stolen bases and led team qualifiers in on-base percentage...His 38 multi-hit games were the most by a Reds rookie since Zack Cozart had 39 multi-hit games in 2012...Became the first Reds rookie to play in 150 games since CF Billy Hamilton in 2014 (152g), the first infielder since Joey Votto in 2008 (151g) and the first Reds second baseman with at least 150 appearances since Pete Rose in 1963 (157g)...Made all 144 starts and 148 defensive appearances at 2B...Led all Major League rookies in games, on-base percentage (though Oak/Chc's Frank Schwindel led the NL), doubles, walks and runs scored while ranking second in OPS...also led National League rookies in RBI, extra-base hits (2nd in ML) and total bases...Among all National League batters ranked among the leaders in on-base percentage (5th), runs scored (8th), doubles (T8th), walks (9th)...In the first inning ranked eighth in the National League in hitting (.322), sixth in OBP (.421) and 13th in slugging percentage (.556)...Was hit by a pitch 23 times, the most in the National League and a club record for a Reds rookie (Frank Robinson, 20hbp, 1956)...Shin-Soo Choo holds the Reds' single-season record for number of times hit by a pitch (26, 2013)...Was the National League's Rookie of the Month for July (.319, 7 2b, 4hr, 12rbi, .470obp, .527slg, .997ops), the eighth Reds player to win a monthly award (Adam Dunn, Austin Kearns, Josh Hamilton, Joey Votto, Todd Frazier, Billy Hamilton, Aristides Aquino in August 2019)...Beginning 6/5 made each of his last 103 starts batting leadoff (105g, 109-398, .274, 31 2b, 17hr, 46rbi, 82r, .382obp)...the Reds went 55-48 (.534) in those 103 starts...Produced five leadoff HR, the most in a season ever by a Reds rookie (7/20 vs NYM off Robert Stock, 7/30 at NYM off Carlos Carrasco, 8/5 vs Pit off Wil Crowe, 8/15 at Phi off Aaron Nola, 9/7 at Cubs off Adrian Sampson)...the single-season club record for leadoff HR is 8 (Kal Daniels, 1987)...Beginning 6/1 started 106 of the Reds' last 111 games, including a season-high streak of 34 consecutive games snapped in Game 161...played in the season finale...Was the first of nine Reds players to make Major League debuts in 2021 (RHP Ryan Hendrix, RHP Vladimir Gutierrez, RHP Tony Santillan, IF Alejo Lopez, OF TJ Friedl, RHP Dauri Moreta, LHP Reiver Sanmartin, RHP Riley O'Brien)...Became the first Reds player to make his Major League debut on Opening Day since OF Shogo Akiyama did it in 2020 (PH/LF), the first Reds infielder to debut since SS Pokey Reese in 1997, the first Reds infielder to debut in a start on Opening Day since 3B Chris Sabo in 1988 and the first Reds second baseman to make his Major League debut in a start on Opening Day since Pete Rose in 1963...Became the12th Reds player to record at least two hits on Opening Day while making his Major League debut...is the first to do it since Tony Gonzalez in 1960 and only the Reds' second 2B to do it (Lew Fonseca, 1921)...Joined Jimmy Outlaw as the only players in Reds history to produce at least two hits in their Major League debuts on Opening Day and then at least 2 hits in their second appearances... in 1937, Outlaw had three hits in his debut and two hits in Game 2...India went 2-for-4 on Opening Day, 2-for-3 in his second appearance and then 1-for-4 in Game 3...His 14 RBI were the most ever by a Reds rookie through the month of April, 1 more than Joey Votto (13rbi in 2008) and Josh Hamilton (13rbi in 2007)...Produced 10 RBI in his first 6 appearances, tied for fifth-most in Major League history by a player in his first six career appearances behind only Dale Alexander (13 RBI in 1939), Trevor Story (12 in 2016), Nico Hoerner (11 in 2019) and Mandy Brooks (11 in 1925)... the RBI became an official statistic in 1920...Began his Major League career with a six-game hitting streak (10-21, .476, 1 3b, 10rbi), all at Great American Ball Park and including 3 multi-hit games...was the longest hitting streak by a Reds player to begin his Major League career since Zack Cozart hit safely in each of his first seven appearances of the 2011 season...In the eighth inning of the 10-inning, 14-11 loss on 4/22 vs Ari hit the first home run of his career, a solo shot off Yoan López that tied the score at 8-8...was the Reds' sixth homer of the game...Left the 5-2 loss on 4/25 at StL in the middle of the sixth inning after he was hit on the batting helmet ear flap by a Jack Flaherty pitch...his HBP led to umpire warnings to both benches, which led to the ejection of Reds manager David Bell...In the Reds' 8-run eighth inning on 5/13 at Coors Field (13- 8 loss) produced 2 hits, a single off Lucas Gilbreath that snapped a season-high 0-for-19 skid and a three-run HR off Mychal Givens...also scored twice...became the first Reds batter with 2 hits in the same inning since 2018 (5x, Eugenio Suárez last on 9/8 vs SD, 2nd inning)...In the 11-inning, 15-11 loss on 7/19 vs NYM became only the second Reds rookie since 1900 to reach base safely six times in a game (1B, 2B, 3 BB, 1 HBP), joining Hall of Famer Barry Larkin (9/10/1986 at SF, 4h, 2bb)...the last Reds batter to reach base safely six times was Phillip Ervin, who had 6 hits on 7/13/19 at Coors Field...In the 6-2 win 7/30 at NYM became the sixth rookie in Reds history to homer twice in a game from the leadoff spot, joining Gary Redus (5/2/1983 at Phi), Eric Davis (9/4/1984 at SF), Kal Daniels (8/8/1986 vs LAD), Jay Bruce (7/2/2008 vs Pit) and Nick Senzel (5/6/2019 SF)...was India's first career multi-homer game...In the 6-0 win on 8/27 at Mia went 0-for-5, his only appearance in which he went hitless in more than four at-bats...Missed two games, on 4/30 and 5/1 vs Cubs, while on the injured list...Earned his spot on the Opening Day roster with a standout spring training, when he led the Reds in appearances (22), runs (12), total bases (29) and plate appearances (59) while tying for the team lead in hits (15) and HR (3)...Was 1 of 18 players invited to early minor league camp, then on 3/12 officially was added to the Major League spring training camp roster...Entered the season rated by Baseball America the Reds' third-best prospect.
Spent the season at the alternate training site as part of the 60-player pool...attended his first Major League spring training camp.
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.