Has one daughter: Crisbell...Won the gold medal in the 2014 Pan American games....Graduated from Eide High School in Ciego de Ávila, Cuba.
Was limited to 68 games due to a hip flexor strain … missed more than three months of the season with the injury sustained on 5/2 vs. Cleveland....His .338 average, .567 slugging percentage and .946 OPS all would have led the White Sox with the required plate appearances … tied for fourth on the team with 22 doubles, which projects to a 162-game total of 52....You Can't Keep a Good Man Down: Batted .350/.389/.622 (63-183) with 13 doubles, 12 home runs, 35 RBI and 31 runs scored over his final 43 games after being reinstated from the injured list on 8/9....His .350 average and 1.011 OPS during that span led the American League, and he ranked among the leaders in numerous other categories (see box at right)....Hit 'em Hard and Far: Averaged 107.5 mph and 414 feet on his 13 home runs, both team bests among players with at least 13 homers … his 91.2 mph average exit velocity ranked third on the team behind Yasmani Grandal (93.1) and José Abreu (92.0)....Batted 397/.441/.794 (25-63) with seven doubles, six home runs and 16 RBI vs. left-handers and .351/.399/.627 (47-134) with eight home runs and 25 RBI at home....Recorded the following slash lines: .320/.375/.582 in the No. 2 spot (30 games), .431/.450/.655 in the No. 7 spot (15 games) and .288/.300/.39 as the leadoff hitter (13 games) … batted .286 (34-119) with six home runs and 15 RBI with two strikes....Reached base safely in each of his first 10 games of the season from 4/1-12 … made his second straight Opening Day start on 4/1 at the Angels … hit his first home run on 4/6 at Seattle....Batted .391/.429/.543 (18-46) with seven multi-hit efforts over his final 12 games in April (4/14-30)....Was placed on the injured list on 4/27 and reinstated on 4/29 following a number of negative COVID-19 tests....Left the game on 5/2 vs. Cleveland in the first inning with a right hip flexor strain suffered running to first base … was diagnosed with a grade 3 strain (complete tear) of the hip flexor, but surgery was not required....Was transferred to the 60-day injured list on 5/27 … was sent to Class A Winston-Salem on an injury rehab assignment on 7/21 and transferred to Class AAA Charlotte on 7/27 … combined to hit .268 (11-41) with one home run, six RBI and five runs scored in 12 combined games between the stops....Was reinstated on 8/9 and started that night at Minnesota, going 2-5 with a double and RBI … hit his second home run on 8/14 vs. the Yankees, snapping a 22-game drought (first homer was on 4/6 at Seattle)....Went 3-4 with a solo homer and career-high tying three runs scored on 8/16 vs. Oakland and 3-4 with two RBI on 8/18 vs. the A's....Was 3-5 with a double, RBI and three runs scored on 8/27 vs. the Cubs … recorded his second career multi-homer game on 8/29 vs. Cubs, finishing with three RBI and three runs scored....September to Remember: Hit .367/.398/.633 (36-98) with eight doubles, six homers, 20 RBI and 14 runs scored over 23 games in September … collected four hits twice, scored three runs twice and drove in three runs three times....Matched his career high with four hits on 9/4 at Kansas City and 9/11 vs. Boston … hit a career-high with three doubles on 9/11 against the Red Sox....Recorded a career-high 13-game hitting streak from 9/9-24… batted .434/.474/.717 (23-53) with six doubles, three home runs, 15 RBI and seven multi-hit efforts during the streak....Went 2-3 with a home run and two RBI on 9/23-1 at Cleveland as the Sox clinched the AL Central division title … added a solo homer on 9/24 at Cleveland....Recorded his third career multi-homer game on 9/28 vs. Cincinnati, hitting a solo shot in the first and added a 445-foot, two-run shot in the eighth....Hit a solo homer (117.7 mph EV) off Tyler Alexander in the regular season finale on 10/3 vs. Detroit … marked the hardest hit homer by a Sox player in the Statcast era (since 2015)....Went 7-15 (.467) with a RBI, four runs scored and two walks in four games of the ALDS vs. Houston … went 2-3 with a HBP in Game 1 at Houston and 3-4 with a RBI and two runs scored in Game 2 … scored two runs in the Sox 12-6 Game 3 victory in Chicago.
Finished second in Jackie Robinson American League Rookie of the Year voting … received 83 points (27 second-place and two third-place votes), trailing winner Kyle Lewis (150 points)...Ranked among the AL and MLB rookie leaders in numerous categories (see box at right) … led MLB rookies in RBI (31) and tied Seattle's Lewis for the home run lead (11)... Was an AL Rawlings Gold Glove Award® winner … became the first Sox outfielder to win a Gold Glove since Ken Berry in 1970 and the second Sox rookie (Tommie Agee, 1966)... Ranked among the MLB leaders in runs prevented (T2nd, 6), outs above average (T2nd, 7), defensive runs saved (5th, 8) and defensive WAR (6th, 1.0) … led all AL outfielders in total chances (154, one error)...Was voted to the Baseball Digest MLB Rookie All-Star Team... Batted .298/.348/.612 (36-121) with eight doubles, 10 home runs, 24 RBI and 22 runs scored in 33 games through August and .136/.237/.173 (11-81) with one homer and seven RBI over 23 games in September...Agreed to terms on a six-year, $50-million contract plus two club options on 1/2, the largest deal in history for a player with no service time (Eloy Jiménez is second; $43-million in 2019)...Pantera Unleashed: Opened his career on a six-game hitting streak from 7/24-29, going 8-23 (.348) with a double, homer and four RBI...Hit safely in 11 of his first 12 games from 7/24-8/5, going 17-48 (.354) with three doubles, two homers and six RBI … his 17 hits through 12 career games tied for the second-most by a White Sox rookie behind Craig Wilson ( 21 in 1998)...Made his major-league debut on Opening Day (7/24) vs. Minnesota, going 2-4 with a double … singled off José Berríos in his first MLB at-bat (115.8 mph EV) and doubled off Cody Stashak in the eighth … hit his first homer on 7/26 vs. the Twins, a two-run shot off Kenta Maeda...Impressive Effort: Went 4-6 with two doubles, a home run, two RBI and two runs scored as the leadoff hitter on 8/1 at Kansas City … became just the fifth Sox player (sixth time) to record three-plus extra-base hits in a game before turning 23 … joined Craig Wilson on 9/5/98 vs. the Yankees (MLB debut) and Brian Anderson on 8/26/05 at Seattle (fifth game) as the only players in franchise history to record three extra-base hits within their first eight career games (Elias)...Robert (22) and Eloy Jiménez (23) became the third teammates in Sox history, age 23 or younger, to each record four hits in one game, joining Avisaíl García (22) and Marcus Semien (23) on 4/8/14 at Colorado and Harold Baines (21) and Harry Chappas (22) on 4/20/80 at Baltimore (Elias)...Erased a 5-4 deficit with a game-winning, three-run double in the fifth inning on 8/12 at Detroit...Recorded his first career multi-homer game on 8/17 vs. Detroit … his second homer traveled an estimated 433 feet with a 115.5 mph exit velocity … the EV was the highest by a Sox on a homer at Guaranteed Rate Field in the Statcast era (since 2015)... Homered in back-to-back games on 8/21-22 at Cubs in his first career at-bats vs. Jon Lester (8/21) and Kyle Hendricks (8/22)...Walkoff Wonder: Hit his first career game-ending home run on 8/30 vs. Kansas City, a three-run shot off Tyler Zuber in the 10th inning … at age 23.027, became the youngest Sox player to hit a walk-off homer since Sammy Sosa (22.176) on 5/7/91 vs. Milwaukee...Pantera Power: Hit a game-tying home run (449 feet, 111.2 mph EV) in the seventh and a game-winning, RBI double in the ninth on 8/31 at Minnesota … the homer was the 10th of his career (33rd game) as he became the fourth-fastest rookie in Sox history to hit 10, trailing Zeke Bonura (25 in 1934), Carlos May (25 in 1969) and José Abreu (26 in 2014) … source: Elias...First of Many Honors: Was named AL Rookie of the Month for July/August, the second consecutive White Sox player to win the honor (Eloy Jiménez, September 2019) … batted .298/.348/.612 (36-121) with eight doubles, 10 home runs, 24 RBI, 22 runs scored and four stolen bases over 33 games … joined José Abreu (April 2014) as Sox players to win the award in his first full month in the majors...Connected on a 458-foot homer on 9/3 at Kansas City … went 5-11 in the final series vs. the Cubs from 9/25-27, including a three-hit effort in the season finale...Went 4-13 (.308) with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in three games of the AL Wild Card Series at Oakland … was 1-4 in his postseason debut in Game 1...Historic Homer: Connected on a 487-foot home run off Mike Fiers in the second inning of Game 3 to give the Sox a 1-0 lead … the 487-foot shot was the longest by a Sox player in the Statcast era and second longest in MLB in 2020 behind Atlanta's Ronald Acuña (495) on 9/25 vs. Boston … became the youngest player in Sox history to homer in the postseason … at 23 years old, joined George Brett (1976 ALCS) as the second-youngest AL player to homer in a playoff elimination game behind the Yankees' Mickey Mantle (20 years old; 1952 World Series)... Preseason Baseball America Rankings: White Sox No. 1 prospect, Best Power Hitter, Fastest Baserunner, Best Athlete and Best Defensive Outfielder; No. 2 prospect overall in baseball...Preseason MLB.com Rankings: No. 1 prospect in the White Sox system; No. 3 overall and No. 1 outfield prospect in baseball.
Was named USA Today Minor League Player of the Year, MLB Pipeline Hitter of the Year and a Baseball America Minor League All-Star ... Combined to hit .328/.376/.624 (165-503) with 31 doubles, 11 triples, 32 home runs, 92 RBI, 108 runs scored, 36 stolen bases and a 1.001 OPS over 122 games with Class A Winston-Salem, Class AA Birmingham and Class AAA Charlotte ... Ranked among minor-league leaders in total bases (T2nd, 314), hits (4th), extra-base hits (4th, 74), runs scored (5th) and triples (T6th) … led the Sox organization in every major offensive category except doubles, on-base percentage and walks ... Became the first minor-league player since at least 1988 to hit .325 with 30 doubles, 10 triples, 30 homers, 90 RBI, 100 runs scored, 300 total bases and 35 steals in a single season ... Also became the first minor-leaguer since Joc Pederson in 2014 to record 30 HR/30 SB and the first Sox minor-leaguer to accomplish the feat since at least 1988 ... Was named White Sox Minor League Player of the Month for April, May and July ... Began the season with Winston-Salem, where he was named Carolina League Player of the Month for April after hitting .453/.512/.920 (34-75) with five doubles, three triples, eight home runs, 24 RBI and 21 runs scored over 21 games … also was named CL Player of the Week for 4/4-14 ... Posted multihit efforts in each of his first five games and 10 of his first 11 … homered twice and drove in five runs on Opening Night at Frederick … went 4-5 with a triple, homer and three RBI in his final game with the Dash on 4/29 vs. Potomac ... Was promoted to Birmingham on 4/30 … recorded four hits on 5/4 vs. Chattanooga and three doubles on 5/5 vs. the Lookouts ... Compiled a 14-game hitting streak from 5/22-6/4, going 28-64 (.438) with nine multihit efforts … went 4-5 with two doubles and three RBI on 5/28 at Montgomery ... Was named to the Southern League midseason All-Star Team, going 2-3 with a double, triple and two RBI to earn Top Star honors ... Homered in three straight games to begin the second half from 6/20-22 … also homered in his final game for the Barons on 7/5 vs. Pensacola ... Was named to the American League roster for the All-Star Futures Game, batting third and starting in center field on 7/7 at Progressive Field in Cleveland ... Was promoted to Charlotte following the Futures Game … made his Knights debut on 7/11 vs. Gwinnett, going 3-5 with two home runs and a career-high seven RBI ... Recorded his third multihomer game of the season on 7/18 at Buffalo and his fourth on 8/18 vs. Columbus.
Combined to hit .269 (50-186) with 11 doubles, three triples, 17 RBI, 31 runs scored and 15 stolen bases in 50 games with the Arizona Rookie League White Sox, Class A Kannapolis and Winston-Salem ... Opened the season on the injured list with a sprained ligament in his left thumb suffered during spring training ... Was reinstated on 6/5 and appeared in 13 games with Kannapolis … was promoted to Winston-Salem on 6/19 … registered four hits and four RBI on 6/28 vs. Frederick ... Reinjured the thumb on 7/3 and was on the injured list until 8/6 … scored four runs on 8/30 vs. Salem ... Played for Glendale in the Arizona Fall League, hitting .324 (24-74) with two doubles, two home runs, 10 RBI, 19 runs scored and five stolen bases … was selected to the AFL Fall Stars Game and was named to the AFL Top Prospects Team ... Won AFL Player of the Week honors for 11/5-10 and recorded a 14-game hitting streak from 10/9-11/9 ... Entered the season rated by MLB.com as the No. 3 prospect in the White Sox system, No. 28 overall and the No. 8 outfield prospect in baseball.
Spent the entire season with the Dominican Summer League White Sox in his first year with the organization ... Agreed to terms on a minor-league contract with the White Sox on 5/27, including a $26-million signing bonus ... Hit .364/.563/.455 vs. lefties, .301/.480/.548 vs. righties and .319/.484/.617 on the road ... Was successful on 12-15 (80.0 percent) of steal attempts ... Made his professional debut on 6/12 vs. the DSL Diamondbacks, going 1-2 with a solo home run and a walk ... Recorded multihit efforts from 6/22-23 vs. the DSL Orioles ... Did not play from 7/5-20 due to a minor injury to his left meniscus suffered on 7/4 while attempting to steal home ... Registered three hits on 8/3 vs. the DSL Reds and 8/26 vs. the DSL Padres … recorded multihit efforts in each of his final three games from 8/24-26 ... Finished the season rated by MLB.com as the No. 22 Prospect in baseball and No. 3 in the White Sox organization … was ranked the 45th-best prospect overall by Baseball America.
Appeared in his fourth season with Tigres de Ciego de Ávila of the Cuban National Series, making 45 appearances in right field, seven in center and five in left ... Helped the Tigres win their second straight league title ... Led the team in average (.401), on-base (.526) and slugging percentage (.687) and steals (11), ranked second in homers (12) and runs scored (51), third in walks (38) and fifth in RBI (40) ... Tied for third in the league in homers and ranked fifth in steals … would have led the league in on-base percentage (by 49 points) and average (by 91 points) if he finished out the season ... Played with the Cuban National Team in the CanadianAmerican Association and was the youngest player on the team ... Left Cuba in November and established residency in Haiti.
Played in 68 games in his third season with Ciego de Ávila, winning his first league championship ... Played for the U-18 Cuban National Team at the World Cup in Japan … lead the team with a .406 average … finished tied for second in the tournament with two home runs and 11 RBI. l Was named to the All-Tournament Team in the U-18 division. l Ranked by Baseball America as a Top 5 Cuban Prospect.
Played in his second season with Ciego de Ávila, appearing in 54 games (35 in left field, 11 in center and one at first base) ... As a 16-year-old, was teammates with White Sox No. 1 Prospect Yoán Moncada with the Pan American U-18 Cuban National Team in Taipei, Taiwan … also shared an outfield with Yusniel Díaz (Los Angeles-NL) and Jorge Ona (San Diego) ... Hit .383 with four homers during the Pan American games.
Played in 17 games in his first season with Ciego de Ávila.
Was a member of the U-15 Cuban National Team that finished second in Mexico … hit .348 with nine RBI during the tournament.