Single … attended Oregon State University where he studied sociology … along with future first-rounders OF Trevor Larnach and C Adley Rutschman, helped the Beavers win the College World Series in 2018. l Was named to the 2018 All Pac-12 and All-Defensive teams, and was a semifinalist for the USA Baseball Golden Spikes and Dick Howser Awards. l Was named a Golden Spikes Award Semifinalist and Pac-12 Player of the Year and won the ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove in 2017 … was selected to the Pac-12 All-Defensive Team and CWS All-Tournament Team. l Was named Pac-12 Freshman of the Year and garnered Freshman All-American honors in 2016. l Is a 2015 graduate of Elk Grove (Calif.) High School … his twin brother, Ty, is a pitcher in the White Sox minor-league system after playing college baseball at St. Mary's (Calif).
Played in 29 games with the White Sox in his first major-league season … started all 29 games at second base...His .340 average ranked second among major-league rookies behind Detroit's Willi Castro (.349) and was the highest by a Sox rookie since 1940 (both minimum 100 plate appearances)...Recorded a hit in 21 of his 29 games and reached base safely in 23 … his 11 multi-hit efforts tied for the fifth among American League rookies … his 56.3 ground ball percentage would have ranked third in the AL with the required plate appearances...Tough Out: Struck out just seven times in 109 plate appearances (6.4 percent), all vs. right-handers … his 15.57 strikeout ratio ranked second in the majors among players with at least 100 PA behind Tommy La Stella (19.00) … did not strike out in 22 plate appearances vs. LHP...Success Under Pressure: Hit .321 (18-56) with two strikes, tied with the Yankees' DJ LeMahieu for second in the majors behind the Angels' David Fletcher (.322) … batted .370 with runners on base (17-46) and RISP (10-27) and .545 (6-11) with RISP and two outs...By the Numbers: Batted .370 (30-81) vs. right-handers, .359 (23-64) on the road and .565 (13-23) in day games … batted in the No. 9 spot 27 times and hit leadoff and second once each … went a combined 4-7 (.571) in the top two spots...His contract was purchased from Schaumburg on 7/31 … made his major-league debut that night at Kansas City, going 0-3 playing second base and batting ninth...Joining the Hit Parade: Went 0-8 over his first two games before collecting the first four hits of his career on 8/2 at Kansas City … became the sixth player in franchise history to record a four-hit effort within his first three career games and just the second in the last 70 years to do so (Daniel Palka on 4/28-1/18 at Kansas City) … singled off Jakob Junis in the third inning for his first hit … also singled twice in the seventh, the first Sox player with two hits in an inning since Matt Davidson on 4/24/17 vs. the Royals (sixth) … source: Elias...Was on the 10-day injured list from 8/5-27 with a separated left shoulder suffered sliding into third base on 8/4 at Milwaukee … posted three straight multi-hit games from 8/29-31...Compiled a pair of seven-game hitting streaks, going 12-24 (.500) from 8/4-9/4 and 10-25 (.400) from 9/17-23... Recorded his first two extra-base hits on 9/8 at Pittsburgh (doubles off Dovydas Neverauskas and Richard Rodríguez)...Hit safely in nine of his last 10 games to end the season … led off for the first time in his career on 9/18 at Cincinnati, going 2-4 with a double and run scored … went 2-4 with a RBI in the No. 2 spot on 9/20 at Cincinnati...Bonus Baseball: Started all three games of the AL Wild Card series at Oakland, going 3-12 with a run scored … made his postseason debut in Game 1 (0-4) … was 2-4 with a run scored in Game 2 but committed two errors...Underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder on 10/6 by Dr. Marc Safran (Stanford Medicine) in Redwood City, Calif...Preseason Baseball America Rankings: No. 4 prospect, Best Hitter for Average and Best Defensive Infielder in the Sox system; No. 48 overall and No. 2 second-base prospect in baseball...Preseason MLB.com Rankings: No. 4 prospect in Sox system; No. 40 overall and No. 2 second-base prospect in MLB.
Batted a combined .311/.377/.414 (147-473) with 27 doubles, five triples, four home runs, 55 RBI, 76 runs scored, 44 walks and 35 stolen bases over 120 games between Class A WinstonSalem, Class AA Birmingham and Class AAA Charlotte...Won the Rawlings Minor League Gold Glove for second base and was named by Baseball America as the Best Defensive Second Baseman in the Southern League...Was named to the Carolina League midseason All-Star team...Played in the All-Star Futures Game at Progressive Field, starting at second base for the AL...Struck out just 16 times with 44 walks in 532 plate appearances (fanned more than once just twice in 120 games)...Recorded a .325 (107-329) average against right-handers compared to a .278 (40-144) mark vs. lefties...Earned White Sox Minor League co-Player of the Month honors for June, hitting .344/.406/.422 (31-90) in 24 games...Hit safely in 16 straight games with Birmingham from 6/227/12, the second-longest streak in the SL…posted a .391 (25-64) average and .473 on-base percentage during the streak...Reached base safely in 26 of his 28 games with a plate appearance at Charlotte, including his first 23 from 8/1-27...Went 5-5 on 9/2 at Norfolk and collected four hits on 8/13 vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre...Preseason Baseball America Rankings: No. 4 prospect and Best Defensive Infielder in Sox system; No. 43 in baseball...Preseason MLB.com Rankings: No. 5 prospect in the Sox system; No. 49 and No. 3 second-base prospect in baseball.
Combined to hit .303 (47-155) with just five strikeouts over 43 games between the Arizona Rookie League White Sox, Class A Kannapolis and Winston-Salem...Did not strike out over his first 72 plate appearances…made his debut on 7/5 and did not strike out until 8/4...Batted .320 (39-122) against right-handed pitchers, compared to .243 (8-33) vs. lefties...Began the season with the AZL White Sox, was promoted to Kannapolis on 7/16 and to Winston-Salem on 8/2...Was 3-4 with a double and two runs scored in his Kannapolis debut on 7/17 vs. Hagerstown...Ended the season on an eight-game hitting streak with the Dash (.400, 14-35)…went 4-4 in his final game of the season on 9/3 at Down East...Appeared in three postseason games with the Dash, going 2-11 (.182) with two RBI and a walk vs. Buies Creek...Was recommended/signed by Mike Gange.