Resides in Davie, FL during the offseason with his son, Liam...Participates in Autographs for a Cause (donates funds to Big Family of Michigan), the Detroit Tigers Autographed Memorabilia Donation and Tigers Dreams Come True programs, participated in the PLAY campaign, the Willie Horton Batting for Kids pregame ceremony and the pregame ceremony prior to the annual ¡Fiesta Tigres! game, visited children from Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos Orphanage at the Tigers Dominican Academy in 2014 and attended the Tigers Winter Caravan and TigerFest...Batted .485 (50x103) with 39 runs scored, nine doubles, three triples, nine home runs, 45 RBI and seven stolen bases during his junior season at Archbishop McCarthy High School in Florida in 2009...Selected the 2010 Gatorade Player of the Year in Florida after hitting .542 (39x72) with 34 runs scored, eight doubles, three triples, six home runs, 41 RBI and 22 stolen bases during his senior season at Archbishop McCarthy High School... tabbed a Second Team High School All-American by Baseball America... Recommended/signed by Rolando Casanova for the Tigers.
Led the Pacific Coast League with 156.0 innings pitched as he made 27 appearances, including 25 starts, with Triple A Albuquerque in 2017 ...Selected to the Pacific Coast League Postseason All-Star Team...Ranked second in the Pacific Coast League with 161 strikeouts and a 1.28 WHIP, while he was third with a 4.15 ERA (156.0IP/72ER), tied for third with 10 wins...among PCL starters, he ranked second with 9.32 strikeouts per nine innings and 12.07 baserunners allowed per nine innings, fourth with 2.27 walks per nine innings and fifth with a .266 (154x578) opponents batting average...Had three double-digit strikeout performances during the season, striking out 10 on June 20 at Sacramento, 11 on July 1 at Tacoma and 10 on August 28 vs. Reno...Earned Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week honors twice during the season...was named Pitcher of the Week for the week ending July 2 after making two starts during the week and posting a 1-0 record with a 1.93 ERA (14.0IP/3ER) and 18 strikeouts...also earned Pitcher of the Week honors for the week ending September 4 after compiling a 2-0 record with a 1.93 ERA (14.0IP/3ER) and 17 strikeouts in two starts...On temporarily inactive list from July 15-19...Made six starts during the month of July and had a 4-1 record with a 2.50 ERA (39.2IP/11ER) and 35 strikeouts.
Established career highs with 54 runs scored and 18 home runs in 2016 as he completed his third full season with the Tigers...Posted the third four-hit game of his career on April 8 vs. New York (AL) (last, August 19, 2015 at Chicago (NL))... Recorded the 100th run scored of his major league career on April 16 at Houston... Named the Tigers Player of the Month for April after hitting .363 (29x80) with 10 runs scored, five doubles, one triple, three home runs and 14 RBI during the month - led the AL with a .363 batting average in April, while he was tied for fifth with 29 hits... Hit his 16th home run of the season on July 6 at Cleveland, establishing a new single-season career high…also drove in five runs in the game, tying his career high (last, August 19, 2015 at Chicago (NL))... Hit safely in 12 of 13 games from June 25-July 9 -- batted .360 (18x50) with eight runs scored, three doubles, one triple, four home runs and 11 RBI during the stretch... Sidelined from August 7-September 27 with a non-displaced fracture of the fifth metacarpal of his left hand... Posted a .315 (93x295) batting average vs. righthanded pitchers, while he hit .207 (24x116) with lefties on the mound... Hit .285 (53x186) at Comerica Park...batted .284 (64x225) on the road...Batted .302 (99x328) with 45 runs scored, 19 doubles, three triples, 17 home runs and 51 RBI prior to the All-Star break... hit .217 (18x83) with nine runs scored, six doubles, one triple, one home run and seven RBI after the All-Star break.
Completed his second full season with the Tigers in 2015, establishing career highs in games played (154), at-bats (549), hits (140), doubles (33), triples (6), home runs (15) and RBI (73). Recorded a career-high, nine-game hitting streak from April 12-21, batting .379 (11 ofr 29) with three doubles and two RBI -- also hit safely in nine straight games from June 30-July 8, hitting .378 (14 for 37) with six runs scored, one double, two home runs and 10 RBIs during the streak. Turned in the first four-hit game of his career on July 6 at Seattle -- also had four hits on August 19 at Chicago Cubs. Homered in back-to-back games for the first time in his career on July 6-7 -- also homered in consecutive games July 21-22 and July 25-26. Hit the first grand slam of his major league career on July 22 vs. Seattle -- also hit a grand slam on August 19 at Chicago Cubs...finished tied for second in the American League with two grand slams. Finished the month of July with 20 RBI, which ranked tied for seventh in the American League. Recorded the first multi-home run game of his career on August 19 at Chicago Cubs -- also added two doubles in the game, becoming the first Tiger to have four extra-base hits in a game since Ivan Rodriguez on April 5, 2006 at Kansas City...drove in a career-high five RBI in the game. Hit .305 (29 for 95) with nine runs scored, 12 doubles and nine RBI during the month of September -- his 12 doubles ranked tied for second in the American League. Batted .351 (40 for 114) against lefthanded pitchers, which ranked fourth in the AL...hit .230 (100 for 435) with righthanded pitchers on the mound. • Recorded a .266 (73x274) batting average at Comerica Park...hit .244 (67 for 275) on the road. Ranked fifth in the American League with a .342 (39 for 114) batting average with runners in scoring position. Hit .243 (74 for 304) with 20 runs scored, 13 doubles, four triples, six home runs and 38 RBI before the All-Star break...hit .269 (66 for 245) with 22 runs scored, 20 doubles, two triples, nine home runs and 35 RBI following the All-Star break Ranked second among all American League rookies with 138 hits, 31 doubles, and 66 RBI as he appeared in 148 games in his first full season
Ranked second among all American League rookies with 138 hits, 31 doubles, and 66 RBI as he appeared in 148 games in his first full season at the major league level with the Tigers in 2014...Finished the season ranked 10th among all Tigers players during their rookie season with 31 doubles, while he was 16th with 66th RBI...Selected to the Baseball America All-rookie team following the season...On the Tigers opening Day roster for the first time in his career...Recorded his first career RBI on April 4 versus Baltimore with a double in the second inning...Connected for his first major league home run on April 9 at Dodger stadium off Josh Beckett with a three-run home run in the third inning...Established a career-high with three hits on May 21 at Cleveland -- equaled the high on June 5 versus Toronto, June 6 versus Boston, June 7 versus Boston, June 14 versus Minnesota, July 8 versus Los Angeles Dodgers, August 10 at Toronto, and September 1 at Cleveland...Became just the fifth Tigers rookie since at least 1914 to connect for three consecutive three-hit games, doing so from June 5-7 at Comerica Park...Batted .337 (33x98) with 12 runs scored, 10 doubles, one triple, two home runs and 10 RBI in 26 games during June...Established a career-high with four RBI on July 30 versus Chicago White Sox...Established a career-high eight-game hitting streak August 22-29 -- batted .333 (11x33) with four runs scored, two doubles, one triple, and seven RBI during the streak...matched the streak from August 30-September 6 -- batted .303 (10x33) with three runs scored and two doubles during the stretch...Batted .266 (105x394) against righthanded pitchers...hit .237 (33x139) with lefties on the mound...Posted a .284 (76x268) batting average at home...batted .234 (62x265) on the road...Batted .262 (79x302) with 29 runs scored, 20 doubles, one triple, six home runs and 34 rBI in 84 games prior to the break...hit .255 (59x231) with 21 runs scored, 11 doubles, three triples, five home runs and 32 rBI in 62 games following the break.
Spent the majority of the 2013 season at Triple A Toledo -- led the International League with 81 runs scored, while he was tied for first with 37 doubles, second with 147 hits and fourth with 76 RBI...Named the best batting prospect in the International League by Baseball America...Batted .361 (39x108) with nine doubles, five home runs and 17 RBI in 28 games during June...Selected to the International League All-Star team...Had his contract purchased from Toledo prior to the game on September 1 versus Cleveland -- made his major league debut the same day...Collected his first career major league hit on September 7 at Kansas City, an infield single...Appeared in 11 games with the Tigers in September, batting .278 (5x18).
Combined to hit .320 (172x537) with 32 doubles, four triples, 10 home runs and 57 RBI in 134 games with Single ALakeland and Double A Erie during the 2012 season -- third among all minor league players with 172 hits. ... Earned a spot on the U.S. Team for the Futures Game held at Kansas City's Kauffman Stadium prior to Major LeagueBaseball's All-Star Game -- selected the Most Valuable Player following the game after collecting three hits, includinga home run, and three RBI. ... Tabbed the best batting prospect in the Eastern League and Florida State League by Baseball America. ... Assigned to Lakeland to begin the season -- hit safely in each of his first 10 games of the season April 5-15, batting.410 (16x39) with three doubles, a home run and seven RBI. ... Collected a season-high four hits on April 27 versus Dunedin -- matched the high with four hits on May 22 at BrevardCounty...collected four hits with Erie on July 29 versus Richmond to equal the season best. ... Compiled an 18-game hitting streak April 29-May 17, batting .431 (31x72) with four doubles, two triples, a home runand 12 RBI. ... Tabbed the Florida State League Player of the Week for April 30-May 6 after hitting .464 (13x28) with two doubles, ahome run and seven RBI in seven games during the week ... Garnered TOPPS Florida State League Player of the Month and Tigers Minor League Player of the Month honors forMay after batting .418 (46x110) with eight doubles, a triple, two home runs and 16 RBI in 29 games during the month. ... Had his contract transferred from Lakeland to Erie for the remainder of the season on June 5. ... Posted a 13-game hitting streak June 27-July 13, batting .345 (19x55). ... Named the top prospect and best hitter for average and rated as posessing the best strike-zone discipline in the Tigersorganization, the fourth-best prospect in the Eastern League and fifth-best prospect in the Florida State Leaguefollowing the season by Baseball America. ... Saw action in 24 games with Mesa in the Arizona Fall League, batting .242 (24x99) with six doubles, a triple and 11RBI -- named the eighth-best prospect in the league by Baseball America.
Tabbed the Tigers Minor League Player of the Year after finishing fifth in the Midwest League with a .312 battingaverage with Single A West Michigan during the 2011 season...named West Michigan's Player of the Year...Selected to the Midwest League's post-season all-star squad...Topped the Midwest League with 158 hits, while he tied for the lead with 135 games played, tied for second with 36doubles and finished third with 507 at-bats...Compiled a season-best 10-game hitting streak May 18-27, batting .368 (14x38) with five doubles and six RBI...Garnered Tigers Minor League Player of the Month honors for June after hitting .375 (36x96) with eight doubles, twohome runs and 20 RBI in 24 games -- second in the Midwest League with a .375 batting average during the month...Belted a season-high two home runs on July 9 versus Bowling Green...Hit .397 (54x136) with runners in scoring position...Named the second-best prospect, the best hitter for average and best power hitter in the Tigers organization and thefourth-best prospect in the Midwest League following the season by Baseball America.
Made his professional debut with the Gulf Coast League Tigers after being selected by Detroit in the first round (44thoverall pick) in the June 2010 draft...Tabbed the third-best pure hitter in the draft by Baseball America...Named the second-best prospect, best hitter for average and best power hitter and rated as possessing the best infieldarm in the Tigers organization following the season by Baseball America.