Plays video games in his spare time...Is an avid shoe collector, especially New Balance sneakers...Fishes in the offseason...Catches bass in the St. Lucie River...During 2017 Spring Training, he caught a bat in mid-air in the dugout after it slipped out of Adeiny Hechavarría's hand...The video went viral and ended up as a SportsCenter Top Play...Had another memorable Spring Training moment when he worked a 22-pitch walk against Jordan Hicks on March 14, 2021 at Clover Park...Played for Spain during the 2016 World Baseball Qualifier at Rod Carew Stadium in Panama City, Panama...Went 1-7 with one RBI and two walks in two games.
Set career-high marks in appearances (69), hits (35) and runs (13)...Had a .384 OBP in 36 starts...Boasted a .414 OBP with RISP...Whiffed as often as he walked (23 walks, 23 strikeouts)...Only three other players had at least 100 PA and did not strike out more often than they walked: Juan Soto, Yasmani Grandal and Tony Kemp.
Set career highs with 19 hits, six doubles, nine RBI and 10 walks despite appearing in a career-low 30 games...Batted .409 (18-44) with a 1.013 OPS as a starter...Went 1-13 (.077) off the bench, including 0-6 as a pinch-hitter...Reached safely in a career-high 13-straight games from Aug. 5-Sept. 1...Hit safely in his first eight starts of the season (.520, 13-25)…That eight-game hitting streak was the longest of his career...Hit .367 (18-49) vs. right-handers, the second-highest average in the NL and the fifth-highest in the majors (min. 50 plate appearances vs. right-handers)…Finished tied for 12th in the NL with a .389 (7-18) with runners in scoring position (min. 20 plate appearances with RISP)…Pitched a scoreless ninth inning in the Mets' 16-4 setback on Aug. 10 vs. Washington...Was the first Mets position player pitcher since July 31, 2018 (José Reyes).
Made six stints with the Mets...Was with the big league club from Opening Day-April 15, April 22-26, May 23-25, June 11 (26th man), July 2-19 and August 5 through the end of the season... Hit his first major league home run in his 100th at-bat, a pinchhit, game-tying solo shot in the eighth inning vs. Washington on August 10... Went 5-19 (.263) as a pinch hitter with a .364 OBP and an .837 OPS... With Syracuse (AAA), batted .307 (70-228) with an .864 OPS in 69 games.
Played in 35 games (14 starts) across two stints with the Mets...Made 10 starts at third base and four starts at second base...Was recalled from Las Vegas (AAA) on May 9 and was with the major league club from May 9-June 26 and July 28-August 13...Made his major league debut as a pinch-runner and scored a run in the Mets' 3-1 win over Philadelphia on May 11...Was the second Met in team history to score a run in his major league debut without an at-bat...The other was Steve Bieser on April 1, 1997 at San Diego...Collected his first major league hit with a pinchhit single on May 13 at Philadelphia...Drove in his first run on May 15 vs. Toronto...Made his first MLB start on May 16 vs. Toronto... Went 1-3 and became the first Mets player since Steven Matz (June 28, 2015) to start his career 3-3...Played in 69 games for Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League...Batted .304 (75-247) with 15 doubles, two triples, three homers, 33 RBI, 41 runs scored and a .380 OBP.
Was named an Eastern League Mid-Season and Post-Season All-Star...Won the Mets Sterling Award, symbolic of the Most Valuable Player at Binghamton (AA)...Finished fourth in the EL in hits (136), second in walks (72) and led the Rumble Ponies with a .376 OBP...Was the toughest player in the Eastern League to strikeout, once every 10.15 plate appearances...Hit over .300 in three separate months...Hit .342 (26-76) in 20 April games, .320 (32-100) in 26 contests in June and .301 (31-103) in 30 games in August...Compiled a .291 (104-357) batting average vs. righthanded pitching...Hit .311 (41-132) with men in scoring position...Divided his time on the field between second base and shortstop…Also saw limited action at third base...Went 5-5 at Portland on April 12...Hit his lone home run at Harrisburg on August 5...Named to the Arizona Fall League Rising Stars team after he hit .289 (13-45) with three doubles and three RBI in 11 games for Scottsdale.
Appeared in 72 games at shortstop and 52 games at second base while playing the entire season with St. Lucie (A) of the Florida State League...Hit .291 (25-86) during the month of June...Played for Spain during the 2016 World Baseball Qualifier at Rod Carew Stadium in Panama City, Panama...Went 1-7 with one RBI and two walks in two games.
Named the South Atlantic League's Most Valuable Player and a South Atlantic League post-season All-Star...Was Mets Sterling Award winner at Savannah, emblematic of the top player on his Savannah team...Finished the season among the league leaders in the SAL...Was second in batting average (.318) and hits (142)...Had the fourth-best on-base percentage (.391).