Graduated from Cardinal Gibbons High School in Raleigh, NC...played for the Evoshield Canes Baseball AAU team that won the 2010 16-U World Wood Bat National Championship...from 2013-2015 played at the University of South Carolina, where he was a freshman teammate of senior pitcher Tyler Webb...in 2013 was an NCBWA freshman All-American...in 2015 was a second-team All-Southeastern Conference pick...follow on Twitter @mschrock94.
Hit .288 in 53 apps and 28 starts during four stints with the Reds (5g/1gs from 4/16-4/22, 7g/5gs from 5/20-5/31, 10g/2gs from 7/24-8/4, 31g/20gs from 8/25-remainder of the season)...Was promoted for the final time on 8/25, when RHP Tejay Antone went on the 10-day Injured List with a season-ending right elbow injury...in 31 apps and 20 starts the rest of the season hit .275 (3 2b, 1 3b, 1hr, 7rbi, 13r), including .299 in his last 26 starts (26-87, 5 2b, 1 3b, 3hr, 10rbi)...Made 28 starts, including two starts at 1B (8/1 at NYM, 9/29 at WSox), five starts at 2B (last, 10/2 at Pit), two starts at 3B (last, 5/29 at Cubs), 18 starts in LF (last, 10/3 at Pit) and one start in RF (8/3 vs Min)...were his first Major League apps in the outfield...As a pinch hitter went 7-for-17 (.412, 1 2b, 1 3b, 2rbi, .474obp, .588slg)...his seven pinch hits ranked second on the team behind Tyler Stephenson's team-high nine pinch hits...From 6/1-7/7 missed 34 games while on the Reds' 10-day Injured List with a strained left calf...from 6/27-7/7 hit .400 in seven rehab apps for Louisville (8-20, 1hr, 2rbi)...on 7/8 was returned from rehab, was reinstated from the 10-day IL and was optioned to Louisville...Suffered the calf injury in an 11-1 win on 5/31 vs Phi in which he fell a single shy of the cycle and produced three RBI...the three hits and three RBI were career highs...became the fifth rookie in Reds history to produce in a game a double, triple and HR (Chris Sabo on 6/18/88 vs SF, Nick Esasky 1983, Frank Robinson 1956, Harry Craft 1938)...left the game with the calf injury after his seventh-inning double...in the second inning produced his first HR of the season and second of his career, a two-run shot off Vince Velasquez that gave the Reds a 2-0 lead they would not relinquish...Was a member of the Taxi Squad on the Reds' first road trip of the season (4/9-4/14 at Ari/SF)...In the sixth inning of the 10-inning, 3-2 win on 4/17 vs Cle entered in the sixth inning as a pinch hitter and remained in the game to play 3B...in the eighth inning recorded the final putout of the Reds' 31st triple play, their first since 7/25/2017 at NYY...Cle's Josh Naylor lined into the 3-3-5 triple play...In the seventh inning of the 19-4 loss on 5/20 vs SF entered the game as a pinch hitter (struck out)...remained in the game to play 1B until the ninth inning, when with one out and two runners on base he went in to pitch in relief of IF Alex Blandino, who faced seven batters over two innings...allowed one run that scored on an error, then retired his last two batters...for the first time since 1902, more than one Reds position player pitched in the same game...In the 7-1 win on 8/1 at NYM, made his first career start at 1B and produced a career-high five hits, including a solo HR in the fourth inning off Marcus Stroman that gave the Reds a 1-0 lead they would not relinquish...Became the ninth Reds rookie since 1900 to produce five hits in a game, the first since Steve Selsky on 9/26/2016 at StL...became the first Reds first baseman of any tenure with five hits in a game since Sean Casey did it on 5/18/05, also at NYM...was one of only 20 Major League players this season with a five-hit game, including teammates Nick Castellanos and Tyler Naquin...On 8/3 vs Min started in RF in his first career appearance in the outfield...In the ninth inning of the 3-2 loss on 9/23 vs Wsh produced the second pinch-hit, run scoring-triple by a Reds batter in 2021 (Tyler Naquin, 9/4 vs Det, 2rbi)...On 10/2 at Pit, in Game 161, made his only career start batting leadoff...In 2021 attended a Major League spring training camp for the fourth consecutive year...In the Cactus League didn't play from 3/11-3/18 because of a right calf strain and wasn't available for the last five exhibition games because of a left hamstring strain...Finished the spring with a seven-game hitting streak (8-15, .533, 2 2b, 1rbi, 2sb)...played 1B (2g, 1gs), 2B (3g), 3B (4g, 3gs) and DH (3gs)...Was optioned to Louisville the morning Opening Day rosters were due and reported to the team's alternate training site in Louisville...In 38 apps overall at Louisville hit .289 (4 2b, 6hr, 19rbi)...started for the Bats at 2B (20gs), 3B (10gs), RF (3gs) and 1B (2gs).
Spent most of the season at the Cardinals’ alternate training site but made his Major League debut by playing in 11 games... Made all 11 of his apps from 8/5-8/28...was on the roster twice more, from 9/16-9/17 and 9/28-9/29, but did not play in a game... Played 2B (5g, 3gs) and 3B (2g, 1gs)... On 8/15 made his Major League debut in a 6-3 Cardinals win at White Sox...started at 2B in the nightcap of a doubleheader sweep...in the fifth inning, in his second career plate appearance, singled off Jimmy Cordero for his first Major League hit...singled again in his next plate appearance, in the sixth inning, off Jace Fry... Also made a pitching appearance...in the 14-2 loss to the Indians on 8/28 threw eight pitches in a perfect ninth inning (Tyler Naquin F8, Jordon Luplow FP2, Roberto Perez 6-3)... Hit his only Major League home run in a 5-4 loss to the Cubs in the nightcap of a doubleheader at Wrigley Field on 8/17 (solo off Kyle Ryan)...was the second of the Cardinals’ only set of back-to-back HR all season, preceded by Brad Miller’s homer... Following the season, on 10/30, was claimed off waivers by the Cubs... On 2/5/21 was designated for assignment by the Cubs... On 2/10/21 was claimed off waivers by the Reds.
Was invited to Major League Spring Training for the second consecutive season...Entered the season ranked by Baseball America as the No. 25 prospect in the Cardinals organization...Played injury-shortened season with Memphis (AAA), batting .375/.366/.281 (73-265) with two home runs, 20 doubles, and 31 RBI in 85 games...Spent three separate stints on the injured list, missing a combined 38 games from May 8-15 (7 g), June 8-26 (17 g), and July 5-22 (14 g)...Reached base safely in 63 of 85 games...Stole 12 bases in 14 attempts, including swiping third base successfully in all three attempts...Batted .323/.399/.449 (41-127) in 43 home games, but .234/.340/.321 (32-137) in 42 road games...Hit .303 (63-208) off right-handed pitching (.179, 10-56 off lefties)...Appeared primarily at third base defensively in a team-leading 56 games, while also playing at second base (10g) and right field (4g).
Was invited to Major League Spring Training but injured his oblique on the first day of practice and did not appear in a game until exhibition games in Montréal and was 2-for-2 with an RBI triple vs. TOR (3/26)...Batted .323 (30-93) during the month of April in Memphis (AAA) leading the Redbirds in hits (30)...Played in 114 games, starting 76 at second base, 14 at third base and four in left field...Ranked as the 2nd Toughest to Strike Out in the Pacific Coast League (12.69 TPA/SO)...Twice went 10 consecutive games without a strike out during the season (5/25-6/7 & 6/22-7/2)...Hit a three-run home run in his first game as a member of the Cardinals organization for Memphis (AAA) at Round Rock (4/5)... Recorded two stolen bases in a game twice (at Round Rock 4/9 & at Nashville 9/1)...Played in six Pacific Coast League playoff games batting .313 (5-16). Appeared in the Triple-A Championship game vs. Durham (9/18) and recorded one at-bat.
Played in 106 games at Midland (AA) starting 100 games at second base... Named to the Texas League All-Star South Squad as the starting second baseman. Batted No. 5 in the lineup and was 2-for-3 with two runs scored in the South's 10-3 win... Named to the Texas League Post-Season All-Star Team... Ranked second among Texas League leaders in batting (.321, 4th) and on-base percentage (.379, 3rd)... Was "Toughest to Strike Out" in the Texas League recording a strikeout once every 10.88 plate appearances... Led all Texas League second basemen in fielding percentage (.986), games (101), total chances (436), put outs (173), assists (257) and double plays (83)... Posted a 35-game errorless streak from (4/26-6/25)... Hit safely in 20 straight home games from 4/9 to 7/1 (.443, 35-79), leading the Texas League... Tallied his first career multi-home run game at Frisco (5/17)... Played in 10 postseason games and batted .350 (14-40) with two doubles, two RBI and six runs scored, helping Midland to their fourth straight Texas League Championship.. Missed two and one-half weeks (5/31-6/17) of the season with a strained left hamstring.
Led all of minor league baseball with 177 hits after batting .331 with 32 doubles, two triples, nine home runs and 71 RBI in 129 games with Single-A Hagerstown and Single-A Potomac in the Washington organization and Single-A Stockton and Double-A Midland in the A's organization…his batting average ranked ninth among all full season minor leaguers…also stole 22 bases…struck out just 42 times, an average of 13.7 plate appearances per strikeout…began the season at Hagerstown where he hit .326 in 67 games…was promoted to Potomac June 27 and batted .341 in 54 games…combined for a .333 batting average with the two clubs and led the Nationals farm system in batting…was traded to the A's Aug. 25 in the Marc Rzepczynski deal and went 1-for-9 (.111) in two games with Stockton and 9-for-23 (.391) in six games with Midland for a .313 average in eight games in the Oakland farm system…had 57 multiple hit games, including 13 three-hit games, one four-hit game and two five-hit games…hit .344 (135- for-392) with 40 of his 43 extra base hits against right-handed pitching compared to .295 (42-for-142) against left-handers…slugged .490 against righties, .338 against lefties…had a .311 batting average with runners in scoring position, but that dropped to .237 with RISP and two outs…appeared in 108 games at second base and two at shortstop (both with Potomac)…committed 12 errors as a second baseman for a .974 fielding percentage…did not have an error in three chances at shortstop…also hit .273 in 19 games as the designated hitter…saw his most action with 94 games batting second in the order.