Was born in Hermosillo, Sonora, México, which is home to the Naranjeros de Hermosillo, a team in the Mexican Pacific League. They last won a Caribbean Series title in 2014...Luis' and his family came to the US when he was nine. He and his older sister, Paloma, didn't speak much English upon arriving. They watched a lot of Disney channel shows like "That's So Raven," Drake & Josh" and "The Suite Life of Zack & Cody" to help better learn the language...Attended the University of New Mexico where he was both a pitcher and a position player. He batted .359 with eight homers, 41 RBI, 19 doubles and 14 steals as a junior. On the mound that year, he made 10 appearances. Overall he pitched in 21 games in his three-years on campus...Has been asked for much of his life if he was related to the former Diamondbacks outfielder Luis González but they, alas, are not. SF's Luis grew up in Tucson and the D-Backs' Luis was one of his favorite players. The two finally met this last year at Oracle Park and took a photo together. The two each signed the photo and gave one another a copy as a keepsake.
Played his first full season in the big leagues, appearing in 98 games while hitting .254 with 31 runs scored, 17 doubles, two triples, four home runs and 36 RBI along with 10 stolen bases...Made 89 starts (57 starts in RF, 24 in LF, five in CF & three as the DH)…Batted .309 (21x68) with runners in scoring position...Hit his first career home run on April 25 at Milwaukee, hitting a two-run, go-ahead shot off RHP Jake Cousins to give the Giants a 4-2 lead...Named the NL Rookie of the Month for May...he hit .368 with seven doubles, one homer, 13 RBI and had a .910 OPS in 23 May games...Threw 1.1-scoreless innings in May 15’s 15-6 loss to St. Louis...also hit a three-run homer that night off Albert Pujols...Ended up appearing in five games as a pitcher for SF, most by a Giants position player in a single season since 1901 when Charlie Hickman did so in nine games...Pitched in back-to-back games May 22-23, the first Giants position player to do so since 1906...as on the 10-day IL from June 23-July 9 with a low back strain, an injury he couldn’t fully heal from and that eventually ended his season, being placed on the IL a second time with the same injury on Sept. 25...Hit .289 with six homers and 13 RBI in 20 games at Triple-A Sacramento...11 of those 20 games came in April.
Appeared in six games for the White Sox a while also playing in 40 games at Triple-A Charlotte before being welcomed by the Giants...Batted .260 with six homers, 15 RBI and an .860 OPS in 31 games from June-July with Charlotte...Had season-ending right shoulder surgery in August...Claimed off waivers by the Giants on Aug. 11...recalled to SF on Aug. 15 and placed on the 60-day injured list.
Appeared in three games with the White Sox … entered one game each in center and left field and went 0-1 as a pinch-hitter...His contract purchased from the Schaumburg training facility on 8/17...Made his major-league debut on 8/18 vs. Detroit as a defensive replacement in center field … was hit by a pitch in his first career plate appearance and scored his first run...Was optioned to Schaumburg on 8/28...Preseason Baseball America Rankings: No. 10 prospect in the White Sox system...Preseason MLB.com Rankings: White Sox No. 15 prospect.
Led Class AA Birmingham in runs scored (63) and triples (four), ranked second in hits (117), home runs (nine) and RBI (59) and tied for second in doubles (18) and stolen bases (17)...Made 57 starts in center field, 29 in right and 20 in left, recording seven assists...Scored a season-high four runs on 6/2 vs. Jacksonville and drove in a season-high four on 7/31 at Montgomery...Batted .280 (26-93) with five doubles, two home runs, 10 RBI and 14 walks over 24 games in August…recorded a seasonhigh four hits on 8/22 vs. Jacksonville...Preseason Rankings: Entered the season ranked by Baseball America as the No. 9 prospect in the White Sox system and by MLB.com as the No. 10 prospect.
Combined to hit .307/.368/.498 with 40 doubles, five triples, 14 home runs and 71 RBI in 117 games with Class A Kannapolis and Class A Winston-Salem...His 40 doubles led the White Sox organization and ranked fourth among all minor leaguers…also ranked third among Sox minor leaguers in RBI and fifth in batting average...Was named to the MiLB.com White Sox Organizational AllStar team following the season...Was named a South Atlantic League midseason All-Star...Began the season with Kannapolis…recorded a 19-game on-base streak from 4/17-5/13, batting .390 (32-82) with six doubles, four home runs and 12 RBI...Hit safely in 17 consecutive home games from 4/10-6/2, batting .359 (23-64) with four doubles, one homer and five RBI...Compiled a 17-game hitting streak from 5/15-6/5, the thirdlongest in the SAL … batted .329 (24-73), with eight doubles, one triple, three home runs and 10 RBI during the streak…was promoted to Winston-Salem on 6/21...Was named the CL Player of the Week for 8/6-12 after hitting .412 (7-17), with three doubles, two home runs and six RBI...Preseason Rankings: Entered the season ranked by Baseball America as the No. 14 prospect and by MLB.com as the No. 19 prospect in the White Sox system.
Hit .236 (59-250) with 14 doubles, four triples, two home runs and 15 RBI in 67 games between Advanced Rookie Great Falls and Kannapolis...Recorded a 10-game hitting streak from 7/29-8/8…recorded a career-high four RBI on 8/30 vs. Greensboro...Was recommended/signed by John Kazanas (White Sox).