Attended Waiakea (HI) High School...was named the state's Player of the Year as a junior and led Waiakea to a state title... Was committed to play collegiately at the University of Hawaii before signing with Tampa Bay after being drafted... His older brother, Kolten, currently plays for the St. Louis Cardinals.
Made his Major League debut with Tampa Bay on September 5 vs. Toronto, starting at second base... Appeared in six games for Tampa Bay before being claimed off waivers by Los Angeles-AL on September 24...played in one game for the Angels... Named an International League Mid and Post-Season All-Star with Triple-A Durham, where he played in 113 games...Ranked among International League leaders in hits
(139, 4th), triples (6, T-4th), average (.307, 8th) and OBP (.375, 9th)...Claimed off waivers by the Giants on November 5.
Spent the entire season with Triple-A Durham aside from a two-week stay with Double-A Montgomery in May…combined to hit .261/.322/.348 (110-for-422) with 22 2B, 5 HR and 48 RBI…made a pitching app with Durham in a 13-9, 11-inning loss on May 10 vs. Columbus (Indians)…helped the Bulls win the Governors' Cup and was named Most Valuable Player of the Triple-A National Championship Game win over Memphis (Cardinals), hitting a go-ahead grand slam in the 4th inning.
Spent the entire season with Montgomery and was named to the Southern League midseason All-Star Team…finished 10th in the league with a .276 avg. …hit .313 (25-for-80) in 22 games for the Peoria Javelinas in the Arizona Fall League.
With Class-A Charlotte, hit .305/.341/.367 (78-for-256) in his final 67 games, compared to .217/.280/.268 (30-for-138) before that…hit .349 (37-for-106) vs. LHP.
Named Most Valuable Player for Class-A Bowling Green by the Rays Baseball Operations department…named to the Midwest League midseason and postseason All-Star teams…led the Hot Rods with 129 hits and a .306 avg., which ranked 2nd in the MWL and 3rd among Rays minor leaguers…ranked by Baseball America as the Best Batting Prospect and Best Defensive Second Baseman in the MWL in its Best Tools survey.
Named Most Valuable Player for the GCL Rays by the Rays Baseball Operations department…his .328 avg. ranked 4th in the Gulf Coast League and 1st among Rays minor leaguers.