Luis Alexander Sardiñas Avilez... rated as the sixth-best international prospect by Baseball America at the time he was signed by Rangers' scouts Rafic Saab, Pedro Avila, and Mike Daly at age 16 in July 2009…played in the Perfect Game Showcase at the Metrodome in Minneapolis in June 2009.
Began the season with San Diego and averaged .238 (8-for-49) against right-handed pitchers while in the majors ... Made his debut in the Orioles organization with Norfolk on 5/29 at Columbus, going 3-for-5 with two doubles and one run scored ... Earned International Player of the Week honors (8/28-9/4) after going .500/.577/.962 (13-for-26), with one double, one triple, three home runs, four runs scored, seven RBI, and two walks over eight games ... Led the Tides in batting average (.319) ... Hit safely in 12 consecutive games (7/9-25), going 19-for-47 (.404) with one home run, three runs scored, and six RBI ... Averaged .341 (76-for-223) against right-handed pitchers, and .264 (23-for-87) against left-handers ... In 29 game with the Tides in August, he hit .363 (27-for-102) with three doubles, one triple, two home runs, 13 runs scored, nine RBI, six walks, and three stolen bases ... Played in 19 games for the Tiburones de La Guaira of the Venezuelan Winter League and hit .313 (20-for-64).
In his first year in the Padres organization he set career-highs in nearly every offensive category including games (66), hits (44), home runs (four), RBI (18) and runs scored (25)...Made the Mariners Opening Day roster and played for Seattle before being optioned on 5/14…after three stints with the Mariners he was designated for assignment on 8/10 and acquired via trade by the Padres in exchange for cash considerations and optioned to El Paso the same day on 8/14 ...Called up by the Padres on 8/22 and played the remainder of the season with San Diego...Started 33 of his 34 games with the Padres after being called up on 8/22, with 32 at shortstop and one at second base ...Overall on the year he hit .302 (19-for-63) against left-handed pitching between his time with Seattle and San Diego, and .214 (25-for-117) against right-handers...Also hit .353 (12-for-34) with runners in scoring position over his time with Seattle and San Diego, including .500 (7-for-14) with RISP and two outs.
Totals - Hit .196 (19x97) with 8 runs, 1 triple and 4 RBI in 36 games during two stints with Milwaukee. ... Minor Totals - Hit .282 (110x390) with 51 runs, 17 doubles, 5 triples, 1 home run and 33 RBI in 103 games with AAA Colorado Springs. ... Defense - In Majors, appeared in games at second base (16 G, 7 GS), shortstop (14 GS) and third base (3 GS)…in minors, appeared at shortstop (74 G, 72 GS) and second base (30 G, 25 GS). ... Recognition - Named PCL Player of the Week for Aug. 10-17 (.444/12x27, HR, 4 RBI) ... The Trade - Acquired by Milwaukee from Texas in a 4-player trade on Jan. 19. ... Ranked - Entered season as 3rd-best Milwaukee prospect according to Baseball America. ... Winter Ball - Following the season played for La Guaira in the Venezuelan Winter League.
Batted .261 with 0 HR and 8 RBI in 43 games during three stints with Texas...His stints with the Rangers came from 4/19-4/26, 5/8-6/29 and 9/2-end...Made 31 starts (15g at 2B, 8g at SS, 4g at 3B, 4g at DH)...Was the third-youngest player to appear in a Major League game last season...Made his Major League debut on 4/20 vs. Chicago-AL as he entered the game as a defensive replacement (SS) and produced an infield single off Andre Rienzo for his first big league hit...Enjoyed his best game of the season in a 10-3 win on 9/14 vs. Atlanta as he went 3-for-5 with 2R, 2 doubles and 4 RBI...Batted a combined .281 with 1 HR, 37 RBI and 10 stolen bases in 81 games between Double-A Frisco (21g) and Triple-A Round Rock (60g)...Following the season played for La Guaira in the Venezuelan Winter League...Was traded to Milwaukee, along with RHP Corey Knebel and RHP Marcos Diplan, in exchange for RHP Yovani Gallardo and cash considerations on 1/19/15...Was ranked as the seventh-best prospect in the Rangers organization prior to his trade to the Brewers according to Baseball America.....enters 2015 as the third-best prospect in the Brewers organization
Combined for a .288 (149-518) average with 2 homers, 46 RBI, and 32 stolen bases in 126 games between Myrtle Beach (High-A) and Frisco (AA)…matched Jim Adduci and Rougned Odor for the most steals among Rangers minor leaguers and was 2nd to Odor in hits and runs (81)…spent the 1st 4 months of the season at Myrtle Beach, starting 91 games at short, 4 as the DH, and one at 2B…had the 5th best average in the Carolina League at .298…tied for 1st on the Pelicans in runs (69) and steals (27) and ranked 3rd in hits (114)…was the Carolina League Player of the Week, May 13-19 and played in the league's All-Star Game … had consecutive 4-hit games, May 15 and 16 at Winston-Salem with 8 total RBI, 5 in the May 16 game … also had 4 hits on June 11 vs. Frederick…batted .370 (40-108) in final 29 games beginning June 27…hit .307 vs. RHP, .268 vs. LHP, and .307 in 80 games in the leadoff spot…tied for lead among league shortstops with 25 errors…was promoted to Frisco on Aug. 1 and started 29 games at short and was the leadoff hitter the rest of the season…had a .321 (18-56) average in final 12 games to go from .215 to .259…had a season best 12-game hitting streak, Aug. 16-28…had 4 hits on Sept. 1 at Midland … batted .354 (45-127) with 16 RBI and 6 steals in 31 games for La Guaira in the Venezuelan Winter League…was rated as the 11th best prospect in the Texas League by Baseball America at end of season.
Tied for 10th in the South Atlantic League with 32 stolen bases at Hickory (Low-A)…had a .326 average in 46 games after the all-star break…hit .295 vs. LHP and .289 vs. RHP…was on the disabled list with a back strain, July 5-16…batted .318 with a homer and 4 RBI in 11 games with the Surprise Saguaros of the Arizona Fall League.
Appeared in just 14 games for the Arizona Rangers (Rookie), hitting safely in 10 of those… was placed on the disabled list on June 28 after undergoing season-ending right shoulder surgery.
Opened the season on the disabled list with a fractured right hand before being activated by the Arizona Rangers on July 19…reached base safely in 15 of 1st 16 starts…hit safely in 9 of 10 starts from Aug. 5-20 at .465 (20-43) to go from .242 to .364…had a .329 average vs. RHP…was 2-for-5 with an RBI 2B in Rangers' lone AZL playoff game vs. AZL Brewers on August 30.