Signed by the Yankees as a non-drafted free agent on January 28, 2012.
Played for three different teams in two different organizations and combined to hit .267 with 30 doubles, 18 triples, 12 home runs and 57 RBI in 129 games…also stole 52 bases…tied for the lead in all of the minor leagues in triples (Franchy Cordero, El Paso) and was one of 11 minor leaguers to reach double figures in doubles, triples, home runs and stolen bases…also tied for second in the minors in stolen bases behind Wes Rogers (70 with Lancaster) and tied for seventh in at bats (532)…grounded into just one double play in 532 at bats…ranked third in the Florida State League in triples (8) and fourth in stolen bases (28) despite spending less than three months with Single-A Tampa…was named to the FSL Midseason All-Star Team…tied for the Texas League lead in triples (7) despite spending just one month with Double-A Midland…combined to hit .296 with 14 doubles, 10 triples, eight home runs, 46 RBI and 24 stolen bases in 60 games with his two Double-A teams (Trenton and Midland) and was named a Baseball America Double-A All-Star… had career highs in slugging percentage (.459), runs (90), hits (142), doubles, triples, home runs, RBI , extra base hits (60), games, at bats and strikeouts (144)…batted .338 (47-for-139) against left-handed pitching compared to .242 (95-for-393) against right-handers…had a .189 batting average with runners in scoring position with Tampa but hit .333 with RISP with Trenton and .394 with Midland for a mark of .284 overall…hit .329 in 16 day games and was successful in all 13 of his stolen bases attempts…had a .258 batting average at night…batted .239 with a .300 on-base percentage when leading off an inning…appeared in 89 games at shortstop, including all 30 of his games with Midland…committed 19 errors for a .952 fielding percentage…also appeared in 29 games in center field (one error) and eight games at second base (two errors)…batted leadoff 124 times and hit third three times (all with Tampa)…played for Toros del Este in the Dominican Winter League following the season and hit .217 with three doubles, two triples, three home runs and eight RBI in 30 games…was a perfect 10-for-10 in stolen bases…was named the A's number three prospect by Baseball America following the season.
MINORS: Had his first of nine multi-steal games when he stole two bases April 8 at Lakeland…had his first of four four-hit games the next day against the Flying Tigers (also May 12 at Clearwater, July 1 at New Hampshire and Sept. 1 against San Antonio)…grounded into his only double play of the season in the second game of an April 13 doubleheader against Bradenton…finished the season with a 121-game streak without a GIDP…was hitting .333 over his first 10 games through April 15 but then went 13-for-83 (.157) over his next 21 contests to fall to .213…stole 13 bases in April, which tied for the most in all of the minor leagues…batted .393 (22-for-56) over a 14-game stretch from May 10 to 25…collected his first of two two-homer games May 12 at Clearwater… laced two triples in the second game of a May 25 doubleheader at Jupiter…started at shortstop and batted leadoff for the North All-Stars in the Florida State League All-Star Game on June 17 at Lakeland and went 0-for-2…stole a season-high four bases in his final game with Tampa on June 25 against Dunedin…was leading the FSL in triples (8) and stolen bases (28) and was batting .240 in 69 games when he was promoted to Double-A Trenton June 27…batted .300 in 30 games with the Thunder from June 27 through June 30…tied for first in the Eastern League in triples over that span (3), ranked second in stolen bases (11) and runs (26), tied for third in extra base hits (16), fourth in total bases (63), tied for fourth in doubles (9) and fifth in RBI (26)…went 6-for-8 (.750) with two doubles, a triple, two grand slams and 16 RBI with the bases loaded with Trenton…was named EL Batter of the Week in his first week at Double-A (June 26-July 2) after going 12-for-23 (.522) with nine runs, three triples, a home run, 10 RBI, five walks and two stolen bases in six games…reached base safely in each of his first 23 games with the Thunder through July 23…hit .344 with a .425 on-base percentage…reached base safely in each of his final eight games with Tampa for a 31-game reaching base streak overall…walked a season-high four times and had a strikeout in five plate appearances June 28 against Richmond…had a season-best 10-game hitting streak from June 29 to July 8…went 18-for-40 (.450) with 15 runs, four doubles, three triples, two home runs and 15 RBI during the streak…drove in four runs July 1 at New Hampshire and then had a grand slam and a season-high five RBI the next day against the Fisher Cats…tripled in three straight games, July 1-2…stole a base in five consecutive games from July 9 to 16 (six stolen bases total)…including the 200th steal of his minor league career July 14 at Hartford…hit his second grand slam July 26 against Hartford…went 0-for-5 with a season-high four strikeouts July 27 at Altoona (also struck out four times Aug. 23 at Corpus Christi)…was traded to the A's with Dustin Fowler and James Kaprielian for Sonny Gray and international bonus money July 31 and was assigned to Midland…went on to bat .292 in 30 games with the RockHounds…hit .354 with six of his seven triples in 17 home games, .207 in 13 road games…joined the club on Aug. 1 and from that point until the end of the season, he led the Texas League in runs (25), triples (7), stolen bases (13), extra base hits (16) and total bases (71) and ranked fourth in hits (40)…had a 15-game home hitting streak with the RockHounds from Aug. 3 to 30 (24-for-70, .343)…batted .218 over his first 12 games with Midland through Aug. 13 but then hit .341 over his final 18 contests… logged his second two-triple game of the season Aug. 29 against San Antonio…went 4-for-5 and scored a season-high four runs Sept. 1 against San Antonio…had his second two-homer game in the final game of the regular season on Sept. 4 at Frisco…went 8-for-43 (.186) with seven runs scored, four RBI, three walks and three stolen bases in 10 postseason games for the Texas League Champion RockHounds.
Spent the entire season with Single-A Tampa, hitting .254 (118-for-464) with 65R, 16 doubles, 9 triples, 8HR, 47RBI and 36SB in 113 games as the team's primary leadoff hitter…led all Yankees minor leaguers in stolen bases…led the Florida State League in stolen bases and tied for second in triples, while leading the team in hits and RBI…was selected to the FSL Mid-Season All-Star Team and the 2016 MLB All-Star Futures Game (did not participate). Hit .351 (33-for-94) with 6 doubles, 4 triples, 3HR and 40RBI with runners in scoring position. Batted .337 (28-for-83) with 18R, 3 doubles, 3 triples, 2HR and 17RBI in 21 games in April. Attended his first spring training as a non-roster invitee, batting .235 (4-for-17) with 3R, 1 triple, 1HR, 3RBI and 1SB in 10 games. After the season, played for the Toros del Este of the Dominican Winter League, batting .167 (7-for-42) with 8R, 1 double, 1 triple, 2RBI and 5SB in 20 games. Following the season, was tabbed by Baseball America as the Yankees' No. 4 prospect, as well as the organization's "Fastest Baserunner" and "Best Athlete"…was also named by the publication as the Florida State League's "Fastest Baserunner" and "Best Infield Arm"…was named an Organization All-Star by MiLB.com. Was added to the Yankees' 40-man roster on 11/18/16.
Combined with Single-A Charleston and Single-A Tampa to hit .278 with 23 doubles, 11 triples, two home runs, 40 RBI and 82 stolen bases in 117 games…ranked second in the organization in triples…led all minor leaguers in stolen bases…was 82-for-99 (82.8%) in stolen base attempts, finishing 11 stolen bases ahead of minor league runner-up Yefri Pérez (71)…had 18 multi-steal games, including four games with four stolen bases, six with three and eight with two…began the season with Charleston, batting .268 with a league-high 71 stolen bases in 96 games…was promoted to Tampa on Aug. 5 and went 4-for-6 with two steals in his Tampa debut that day at Brevard County…was named Florida State League "Player of the Week" for the period from Aug. 10-16 after hitting .435 with four runs, three doubles, one triple, four RBI and three stolen bases in five games…had five straight multi-hit games from Aug. 8 to 13…following the season, was ranked by Baseball America as the Yankees' No. 1 prospect, as well as the organization's "Fastest Baserunner," "Best Athlete" and "Best Defensive Infielder" and possessing the "Best Infield Arm"…was also tabbed by the publication as the No. 2 prospect in the South Atlantic League…according to Baseball America's 2015 Best Tools survey of league managers, was the "Best Baserunner" and "Most Exciting Player" and had the "Best Infield Arm" in the South Atlantic League
In 15 games with the Gulf Coast League Yankees 1, batted .276 with 14 runs, five doubles, a triple and RBI…had a .354 on-base percentage and .397 slugging percentage…was 11-for-12 (91.7%) in stolen base attempts…made 12 starts at shortstop and committed one error in 59 total chances (.983 fielding percentage)…following the season, was ranked by Baseball America as the Yankees' No. 3 prospect.
Spent the season with the Dominican Summer League Yankees 1, hitting .287 with 50 runs, nine doubles, six triples, seven home runs and 26 RBI in 64 games…had a .378 on-base percentage and .450 slugging percentage…stole a DSL-high 49 bases in 59 attempts (83.1%)… recorded multiple steals 11 times and four steals twice…batted .430 (34-for-79) during an 18- game hitting streak from July 8-30…hit for the cycle July 12 at the DSL Nationals (4-for-6, 4RBI)
Made his professional debut with the Dominican Summer League Yankees 2, batting .255 with 15 runs, two doubles, one triple, home run, eight RBI and 12 walks in 14 games…had a .382 on-base percentage and .382 slugging percentage.