Resides in Broken Arrow, OK during the offseason...Named an All-American at Owasso (OK) High School...had a three-homer game in the Oklahoma state 6-A playoffs, and helped lead Owasso to a state title, hitting a solo home run to provide the game's only run in a 1-0 championship win.
Began the 2017 season in the New York Yankees organization, before being claimed off waivers by Texas on April 30...Had a pair of hits, including a home run, on May 21 at Detroit...was his first home run since April 2, 2013 at Arizona.
Spent the season with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and hit .209 (93-for-445) with 48R, 19 doubles, 2HR, 32RBI and 11SB in 130 games…committed just 15E in 537TC (.972) while playing all four infield positions: SS (84G/83GS), 3B (23G/22GS), 2B (18GS), 1B (5GS)…played in 18 Major League spring training games with the Yankees, hitting .219 (7-for-32)…re-signed by the Yankees as a minor league free agent on 10/14/16…
Made his third consecutive Opening Day roster but played in just 76 games as a reserve infielder for St. Louis, hitting .152 (15-for-99) with 15R and 2RBI…played five different positions: SS (31G/8GS), 2B (17G/7GS), 3B (13G/3GS), 1B (1G) and LF (1G)…committed 4E in 130TC (.969)…
Began the season on the Opening Day roster in St. Louis for his second consecutive season...Spent the majority of the season in Memphis (AAA), batting .248 with 8 HR and 54 RBI in 117 games (96 games at SS)...Batted .304 (7-23) in 14 MLB games in 2014 and .263 in Sept. (5-19) with two doubles...Was optioned to Memphis on April 14 and returned for two games in June (6/23-24) before being recalled on 8/31 and remaining the rest of the season...Went 1-1 with a double and scored the game-tying run in his first game back on 8/31 vs. CHI...Scored the game-winning run in a 1-0 win on 9/28 after a lead-off double in the 6th inning in the season finale at ARI...Was flawless in 36 chances in 12 games (5 starts) between shortstop and second base for STL...Finished minor league season with a hot August batting .300 (30-100) with 4 HR and 20 RBI in 29 games...Led all Triple-A shortstops (PCL & IL) in fielding percentage (.977) committing only 10 errors in 458 total chances with 58 double plays...Appeared in two of the Cardinals nine postseason games...Started Game 1 of the National League Division Series at LA (10/3) at second base...used as a pinch-hitter in Game 4 of the NLDS vs. LA (10/7)...was on the roster for the NLCS, but did not play.
Became the Cardinals 7th different Opening Day starting shortstop over the past seven seasons... Batted .322 with runners in scoring position (37-115), ranking 14th in the N.L... Ranked 2nd among rookies in games played (143), T9th doubles (20), T11th runs (44), 5th walks (34) and T15th RBI (35)... Led the majors with 35 runs scored from the No. 8 position, T1st with 18 doubles, 2nd with 74 hits and 2nd with 33 walks. His 18 doubles were the most by a Cardinal in the 8th position since Mike Matheny in 2004 (17)... Posted 20 multi-hit games and set a career-best with four hits at LAD (5/26)... Beat out 16 infield singles, tied for the team lead (M.Carpenter)... Hit a home run in the second game of the season and did not hit another the rest of the season, currently the 6th longest active homerless streak in MLB (402 AB)... Posted a season high seven-game hit streak 4/21-28, batting .364 (8-22)... Had three doubles on 5/26 at LAD, part of a career-high, 4-hit game in which he accounted for all 5 runs in the team's 5-3 win (3 RBI, scored twice). His 3 doubles were the most in a single game since Colby Rasmus had 3 on 4/15/11 vs. LAD... Has a career .310 BA (31-100) in September... Came off the bench as a pinch-runner in the 8th inning vs. SEA (9/13) and scored both runs in the Cardinals 2-1 win, including the game-winner on a head first slide at the plate on a passed ball in the 10th inning... Ranked 2nd among N.L. shortstops with a .984 fielding percentage and ranked 1st with 98 double plays turned... Appeared in 14 of the team's 17 postseason games...recorded a .400 avg. and had 4 hits during the Division Series, but managed just one hit in the remainder of his games played...made his first start in Division Series Game 3 vs. Pittsburgh and reached base on a double, walk and single (scored once)...had one of team's three hits in Game 4 win at PIT, and singled in Game 5 win...made diving catch of line drive in Game 5 as he started at shortstop during the final three games of the DS vs. the Pirates...hit an RBI single in the 9th of the League Championship Series Game 5 at Los Angeles Dodgers - his only hit during the LCS...was intentionally walked twice in Game 6, scoring once...entered World Series Game 2 as pinch runner and stole his 2nd base of the 2013 Postseason (3rd of his career).
Began the season at Memphis (AAA), playing in 131 games until a recall toSt. Louis on 8/31. Was recalled on 8/31 when R.Furcal was placed on the disabled list and became club's every day shortstop down the stretch. Played in 26 of the final 31 games and started the final 16 games at short(made 22 starts overall). Collected hits in 15 of 22 starts, batting .330 (23-69, 14 RBI); 10 of 22 hits were extra base hits (5-2Bs, 3-3Bs, 2 HRs). Had RBI in 7 of final 11 games. His 11 RBI in Sept. were the most by a Cards SS since Edgar Renteria's 19 in 2003. Finished September ranked T2nd among NL players in triples (3), 6th in slugging (.619), 8th in batting (.349) and OPS(1.005). Made his first start at WSH on 9/2 and was 1-3 with a run, picking up a 2-out hit to start a 7th inn.rally. Facing Nationals 9/28-30 he went 7-11(.640) with two doubles and six RBI. Missed hitting for the cycle by a HR at SD (9/10) w/career-best 3 hits; had 3 hits three separate times. Recorded his 1st Major League stolen base on 9/16 and had two steals, the 2nd on 9/21 at CHI as the team's first straight stealof home since 2002 (K.Robinson). Hit his first Major League HR 9/23 at CHI, his 2nd HR came the very next day on 9/24 at HOU. Had RBI in four consecutive games, 9/22-25. Had season high 4-game hit streak 9/2-11 and had three 3-game streaks, the last 9/28-30 (.640; 7-11, 2-2Bs, 6 RBI).At Memphis batted .232 with 11 HR and a team-leading 63 RBI. Hit .563 (9-16) with 20 RBI when the bases were loaded. 2012 POSTSEASON: Was the starting shortstop for all 13 postseason games, playing every inning at that position. Did not get a hit,but scored a run in the Wild Card game at Atlanta after reaching on a FC/error...scored twice in Division Series Game 2 vs. Washingtonafter awalk and double...hit a 3-run home run in the second inning of Game 3 to give Cards a 4-0 lead, a game St. Louis would win 8-0...had 2 hits in DS Game 5,the biggest a 2-RBI single in the 9th that gave the Cards the lead/win at 9 7...reached base in all seven League Championship Series games by hit or walk...had 5 hits during the LCS vs.San Francisco...reached base in 3 of 4 PA's inLCS Game 4 (2 hits, error).
Spent the majority of the season playing (112 games) in Memphis (AAA), but also had two stints with the Cardinals...Played shortstop for the first part of the season in Memphis, made a start at second base on 6/10 and then switched betweensecond base (40 games), shortstop (66 games) and third base (3 games) the remainder of the season...Made his Major League debut on 5/18 vs. HOU. Made a pinch hit appearance for Lance Berkman and ripped an RBI doubledown the left field line off Bud Norris...Became the first Cardinal to have an RBI double in first at-bat since Bo Hart (6/19/03) and the first Cardinal position playersince Brian Barton to record a hit in his first Major League at-bat...Was flawless in 22 total chances in the Major Leagues while playing second base, shortstop and third base...Played a total of 16 games in St. Louis. Was sent back to Memphis on 6/2 and recalled again from 6/18-26...Made first ML start playing shortstop on 5/22 at KC. Made two more starts (6/19 vs. KC and 6/22 vs. PHI)...Ranked 2nd on Memphis squad with 11 total sacrifices (6 SH, 5 SF) and 4th on the team with 47 RBI...Batted .500 (5-10) in bases loaded situations with 16 RBI including five sacrifice flies...Committed only eight errors in 289 total chances at shortstop and turned 55 double plays. Also played second base and thirdbase committing a total of 14 errors in 499 chances for a .972 fielding percentage...Tallied 19 multiple-hit games with a four-hit game 5/15 vs. Fresno. Also had nine multiple-RBI games with two 4 RBI games(5/14 vs. Fresno & 8/8 at Colorado Springs).
Played the entire season at Springfield (AA), covering a team high 132 games...Posted career high numbers with 13 home runs, 72 RBI, 122 hits, 69 runs, 28 doubles and 13 stolen bases...Ranked 5th in the Texas League with 503 at-bats...Was named Texas League Player of the Week (5/3-9), batting .355 (11-31) with 2 HR, 10 RBI, including two 4 RBI games...Had 13 multiple-RBI games including seven games of 3 RBI or more and three 4-RBI games...Belted 2 HR in a game for the first time in his career on 8/18 at CC, going 4-for-5 with 3 RBI in a 6-5, 11 inning win...Recorded a hit and a run scored in the same game for six consecutive games (5/15-22)...Led all Texas League shortstops in games (132), total chances (655), putouts (201), assists (420), errors (34) and double plays (100). Also led all AA shortstops with 100 double plays turned...Batted .304 (7-23) with a team high two home runs, three RBI and four runs scored in the Texas League playoffs.
Began season at Palm Beach (A), batted .315 in 18 games, and was promoted to Springfield (AA) on 5/1, during organizational shift due to Khalil Greene's injury, for the rest of the season...Named Texas League Player of the Week (6/8-14) after batting .455 (10-22) with four doubles, a home run and six RBI...Selected to the Texas League All-Star Game as a reserve shortstop and singled in his only at-bat...Best AA offensive performance came in front of hometown crowd at TUL (6/11) going 3-for-4 with a home run and four RBI...Had a solid June hitting safely in 19 of 27 games for a .280 average (28-100) with two home runs and 13 RBI...Finished Palm Beach action on a seven-game hitting streak (13-28, .464) and hit safely in 14 of 18 games...Reached safely all five plate appearances while tallying a season-high four hits (4-4) including a double at SAR on 4/26...Rated as the Best Defensive shortstop in the Texas League by Baseball America.
Played in 123 games between Quad Cities (99 games)and Palm Beach...started the season hot batting .341 in April...was solid in the clutch hitting .300 (27-90, 30 RBI) with RISP...selected to play in the Midwest League All-Star Game and went 1-for-3 as the starting SS...earned a promotion to Palm Beach following astrong July (.324, 34-105, 15 RBI).
Played in 42 games making three stops from Johnson City, Gulf Coast League and Batavia...hit first professional home run for Johnson City 8/10 at Princeton.