Mike signed a Minor League contract with a Major League Spring Training invitation with the Cubs on Jan. 13, 2023...Has spent time in the Rockies (2013-18), Yankees (2019-21) and Giants (2021) organizations…played the 2022 campaign for Hanwha in the Korean Baseball Organization...In 257 career major league games across five seasons, owns a .231 average (134-for-580) with 30 doubles, two triples, 17 home runs, 78 RBI and a .704 OPS...Is a .301 hitter (749-for-2,486) with 147 doubles, 40 triples, 49 home runs, 335 RBI, 117 stolen bases and a .826 OPS in 676 career minor league games...Saw his most extensive Major League action in 2019 with the Yankees, batting .277 (72-for-260) with 18 doubles, one triple, 13 home runs and 47 RBI in 87 games...Made his Major League debut, June 27, 2017 at San Francisco with Colorado...Was named a Post-Season All-Star in 2015 (Eastern League) and 2017 and 2018 (Pacific Coast League), a Mid-Season All-Star in 2013 (Northwest League) and an MiLB.com Organizational All-Star (2017 and 2018)…Was selected by the Rockies in the 10th round of the 2013 First-Year Player draft...Attended Bradley University (Ind.) where he majored in business management and administration...Graduated from William Fremd High School in Palatine, Ill., where he played both football and baseball.
Played the entire 2022 season in Korea, appearing in 144 games for Hanwha, batting .289 (166-for-575) with 37 doubles, four triples, 12 home runs and 43 RBI...His 37 doubles were the most on the team and the third-most in the KBO...Led the team with 166 hits and a .795 OPS, while his four triples, 12 home runs, .366 OBP, 64 walks and 19 stolen.bases ranked second.
In 2021, split the season between the Yankees and Giants organizations, while also spending time with Sacramento, the Triple-A affiliate of the Giants...Began the season with the Yankees, making his fourth straight Opening Day roster...Batted .214 (3-for-14) with a double and a walk in 11 games with New York (A.L.)…On Opening Day, entered as a pinch-runner in the ninth inning, stealing second and third base...YES Network noted that he became the first player in major league history to have two stolen bases off the bench on Opening Day...Was traded to San Francisco, April 27 for LHP Wandy Peralta and a player to be named later...Split the remainder of the season between San Francisco (64 games) and Sacramento (42 games)…With the Giants, batted .178 (27-for-152) with four doubles, four home runs and 15 RBI in 64 games...Hit his first career grand slam June 8 at Texas...Was designated for assignment, July 29 and spent the rest of the season in Sacramento.
Hit .242/.342/.305 (23-for-95) with 18R, six doubles, 14RBI and six SB in 43 games with the Yankees, spending the entire season at the Major League level for the first time in his career...Hit .409 (9-for-22) with nine R, two doubles, four RBI and two BB in eight games vs. the Red Sox...Hit .405/.463/.541 (15-for-37) with nine R, five doubles, seven RBI, four BB and four SB over a 13-game span from 8/1-16...Had a career-high-tying six-game hitting streak from 8/1-8 (Game 1), batting .429 (9-for-21) with four R, three doubles, three RBI and two BB over the stretch...Went 3-for-4 with one R and two SB on 8/1 vs. Boston…tied his career high with three H (fifth time, first since 8/5/19 at Baltimore)…was his first career game with multiple stolen bases...Broke a 1-1 tie with a game-winning, RBI double in the seventh inning of Game 2 on 8/5 at Philadelphia...Went 6-for-13 with five R, two doubles, four RBI and one BB in the Yankees’ four-game series vs. Boston from 8/14-17...Was 3-for-5 with two R, one double and four RBI on 8/14 vs. Boston, tying his career highs in hits (sixth time) and RBI (third time, also 4/16/19 vs. Boston and 8/8/19 at Toronto)...Was 1-for-3 with three R, one double and one BB on 8/15 vs. Boston, tying his career high in runs scored (also 8/5/19 at Baltimore)...Was 3-for-3 with one R, one RBI and one SB in Game 1 on 9/11 vs. Baltimore, tying his career high with three H (seventh time, third in 2020, also 8/1 vs. Boston and 8/14 vs. Boston)…was his first multi-hit game since 8/20 vs. Tampa Bay...Hit a bases-clearing double in the ninth inning on 9/21 at Toronto (1-for-1, three RBI), snapping an 0-for-11 stretch...Made his postseason debut in ALWCS Game 2 at Cleveland, scoring the game-tying run as ninth-inning PR for Stanton…was his only appearance in the playoffs…was also on the ALDS roster.
Hit .277/.361/.504 (72-for-260) with 46R, 18 doubles, 1 triple, 13HR and 47RBI in 87 games over four stints with the Yankees (3/28-5/12, 5/15, 6/13-17, 6/26-9/29)..made 55 starts in LF, 11 in CF and 11 in RF...Of his 72H, 32 went for extra bases..hit 13HR with the first seven coming at Yankee Stadium and the final six coming on the road…hit .324 (24-for-74) with 5HR and 36RBI with runners in scoring position...Hit .357 (25-for-70) off left-handed pitching…of his 13HR, 12 came vs. right-handers...Made his second career Opening Day roster (also 2018)..made his Yankees debut as ninth-inning PR for Voit on 3/30 vs. Baltimore…collected his first hit as a Yankee with a second-inning double on 4/2 vs. Detroit...Hit a three-run HR in the sixth inning of 4/16 win vs. Boston, the first Major League homer of his career..was the fifth Yankee since 2014 to hit his first Major League homer against the Red Sox, joining Kyle Higashioka (7/1/18), Gary Sánchez (8/10/16), Rob Refsnyder (7/12/15) and Dean Anna (4/10/14)...Hit fifth in the lineup for the first time in his career on 4/21 vs. Kansas City…batted fifth five times in 2019...Hit two-run HR on 5/5, snapping an 11-game streak without an extra-base hit from 4/22-5/4...Batted .423/.474/.750 (22-for-52) with 16R, 6 doubles, 1 triple, 3HR and 13RBI in 16G in July, becoming the third Yankee to hit at least .420 and slug .700 in a calendar month (min. 50PA) since 1990 (Bernie Williams, June 2001 and Paul O'Neill, April 1994)..the only other Yankees to reach those numbers in July are Joe DiMaggio (2x) and Babe Ruth (4x)..led the Majors in batting average and on-base pct. during July and ranked fifth in SLG...Hit .315 (46-for-146) with 29R, 10 doubles, 9HR and 30RBI in 45 games following the All-Star break...Tied his career high with a six-game run scoring streak from 7/19-24 (10R)..also scored a run in six straight from 4/14-21 (8R)…had a career-best five-game RBI streaks from 7/20-24 and 7/31-8/6...Had multiple RBI in six of 7G with a plate appearance from 7/31-8/8, including five straight games (with an AB) from 7/31-8/6..the five-game streak was tied for the third-longest streak by a Yankee (since RBI became an official stat in 1920), trailing only Tino Martinez (6G, 4/10-18/98) and Lou Gehrig (6G, 8/28-9/1/31)..was the longest by a Yankee since Bernie Williams' five-game streak from 4/19-23/03...Hit 5HR over a five-game span from 8/5-9…collected his first career multi-HR game on 8/5 at Baltimore, his first career homers on the road (first 7HR came at Yankee Stadium)…had a career-high-tying 4RBI on 8/8 at Toronto...Was placed on the 10-day injured list on 9/10 (retroactive to 9/9) with a left calf strain, missing the remainder of the season...Was acquired by the Yankees from Colorado in exchange for LHP Phillip Diehl on 3/23...Hit .274 (26-for-95) with 22R, 10 doubles, 3 triples, 2HR and 16RBI in 28 games with Triple-A Scranton/WilkesBarre.
Made his first career Opening Day roster and appeared in 21 games with the Rockies across two stints ... Appeared in 15 games in his first stint to open the season, going 1-for-23 with three walks, 11 strikeouts and one stolen base … his lone hit came as a pinch-hitter April 15 at Washington ... Optioned to Triple-A April 22 before being recalled on June 5 … optioned for the last time on June 12 ... Appeared in six games in his second stint, going 2-for-9 with three runs, one double and one walk … went 2-for-5 with two runs and one double, June 9 at Cincinnati ... Named a Mid-Season and Post-Season All-Star with Triple-A Albuquerque … in 112 games, batted .323 (130-for-403) with 26 doubles, seven triples, 20 home runs, 81 RBI, 60 walks, 70 strikeouts and 12 stolen bases.
Made his Major League debut on June 27 at San Francisco and appeared in 31 games across three stints in his first Major League season ... Had his contract selected from Triple-A on June 27 and made his Major League debut that night at San Francisco, going 0-for-1 in a pinch-hit appearance ... Recorded his first Major League hit and first RBI in his first career start, June 28 at San Francisco, an RBI single off left-handed pitcher Ty Blach ... Recorded his first Major League stolen base Sept. 19 at San Francisco … used as a pinch-runner six times ... Named a Post-Season All-Star in the Pacific Coast League, where he finished third in the league in batting average (.331) … in 110 games with Albuquerque, established career highs in batting average, runs scored (82), doubles (30), triples (eight), home runs (16) and RBI (80).
Spent the entire season with Triple-A Albuquerque following his first Major League Spring Training invite ... Was assigned to Albuquerque on April 3, and spent the entire season with the Isotopes, batting .286 (136-for475) with 72 runs, 24 doubles, seven triples, one home run, 51 RBI, 40 walks and 23 stolen bases ... Played 20 games for the Rockies in the Cactus League, batting .154 (4-for-26) with one triple, three RBI, four walks and one stolen base ... Played for Aguilas del Zulia in the Venezuelan Winter League, batting .269 (32-for-119) with 21 runs, four doubles, one home run, nine RBI, 11 walks and five stolen bases in 31 games.
Split time across all three outfield positions with Double-A New Britain, playing in 131 of 140 games ... Set career highs in hits (149), stolen bases (25) and walks (47) ... Placed fourth in the Eastern League in hits, tied for fourth in triples, and placed eighth in total bases (193) and batting average (.294) ... Was named an Eastern League Post-Season All-Star after batting .314 (59-for-188) in the second half.
Played in seven games for Short-Season Tri-City before being promoted to High-A Modesto to finish the season ... His .294 batting average (58-for-197) and .386 on-base percentage were second-best on Modesto, trailing shortstop Trevor Story ... Hit four home runs at Modesto after not hitting any for Tri-City in 2013 or 2014.
Started in 55 games in the outfield for Short-Season Tri-City in his first professional season ... Was named a Northwest League Mid-Season All-Star … finished the season batting .297 (70-for-236) with 13 doubles, three triples, 23 RBI and 20 stolen bases … 20 stolen bases were tied for third in the league ... Northwest League Player of the Week on Aug. 5.