Resides in La Romana, DR in the offseason with his wife, Elizabeth Esmeralda. Participates in the Tigers Autographed Memorabilia Donation program. Recommended/signed by Miguel Rodriguez/Ramon Perez/Miguel Garcia for the Tigers.
Spent most of the 2016 season with Triple A Toledo, hitting .284 (116x409) with 60 runs scored, 23 doubles, three triples, 20 home runs and 66 RBI in 97 games...Ranked third in the International League with a .501 slugging percentage, while he was tied for fifth with 20 home runs and ninth with 66 RBI...Hit a pair of home runs and drove in five runs on April 7 vs. Louisville -- also hit two homers on April 24 vs. Charlotte...Recorded a season-high four hits, including a double and two home runs, and had five RBI on May 3 at Gwinnett...Named the International League Player of the Week for the week ending May 8 after batting .458 (11x24) with eight runs scored, four doubles, one triple, four home runs and 10 RBI...Recalled from Triple A Toledo on May 12 -- made his season debut on May 12 at Baltimore and went 2x4, recording his third career multi-hit game...Collected first RBI of his major league career with a triple on May 15 at Baltimore, also had his first three-hit game...Optioned to Triple A Toledo on May 27...Appeared in 14 games with the Mud Hens in May and hit .345 (19x55) with 14 runs scored, five doubles, one triple, six home runs and 14 RBI...Recalled from Triple A Toledo on June 17...Belted the first home run of his major league career in the third inning on June 19 at Kansas City, hitting a solo shot off of Chris Young…also recorded his second three-hit game in the contest...Recorded the first multi-homer game of his career on June 22 vs. Seattle, blasting solo homers in the fourth and fifth inning...Recorded at least one hit in seven of eight games from June 17-29 -- batted .355 (11x31) with eight runs scored, two doubles, four home runs and five RBI during the stretch...Optioned to Triple A Toledo on July 17...Recalled from Triple A Toledo on August 16...Optioned to Triple A Toledo on August 17...Hit safely in 16 of 17 games from August 19-September 4 -- batted .347 (26x75) with 11 runs scored, five doubles, four home runs and 11 RBI during the 17-game stretch...Recalled from Triple A Toledo on September 6.
Spent most of the 2015 season with Triple-A Toledo and hit .240 (120-for-500) with 53 runs scored, 30 doubles, 20 home runs and 74 RBIs over 126 games. Ranked third in the International League with 20 home runs. Sidelined from April 9-16 with plantar fascitis. Had his optioned transferred to Class A Lakeland on April 16 -- played in nine games with the Flying Tigers and hit .275 (11-for-40) with three runs scored, three doubles, three home runs and eight RBIs. Had his optioned transferred to Triple-A Toledo on April 25. Had a season-high four hits, including a home run, and drove in two runs on May 25 at Louisville. Drove in a season-high four runs on May 30 at Indianapolis -- also had four RBIs on June 9 vs. Syracuse. Hit a pair of home runs on June 29 vs. Durham -- also recorded a multi-homer game on July 6 at Columbus. Hit safely in a season-best seven straight games from July 28-August 4 -- also had a seven-game hitting streak from August 16-22. Recalled from Triple-A Toledo on September 8. Recorded the first multi-hit game and first triple of his major league career in game one on September 13 at Cleveland. Played in nine games with the Tigers in September/October and hit .182 (4-for-22) with one run scored and one triple. Saw action in 35 games with Toros del Este in the Dominican Winter League and hit .298 (39-for-131) with 14 runs scored, eight doubles, one triple, four home runs and 27 RBIs.
Named the Tigers Minor League Player of the Year for 2014 after leading the eastern League with 35 home runs, 105 RBI, a .555 slugging percentage, 71 extra-base hits and 286 total bases...Set a single-season record at Erie with 277 total bases, while he tied the franchise's all-time records with 35 home runs and 105 RBI...Selected to the eastern League's mid and postseason All-star squads -- named the eastern League All-star game MVP after blasting the game-winning grand slam...Won the MiLB Joe Bauman Home run Award for Double A, given to the minor league player with the most home runs in each league...Tabbed as the Most Valuable Player in the eastern League following the season...Rated as the best power prospect in the eastern League and the second-best prospect in the Tigers system by Baseball America...Selected as a MiLB.com organization All-star following the season. • Blasted a season-high two home runs and six rBI on May 24 versus Altoona -- also hit two home runs on July 4 at Binghamton...Selected the Tigers Minor League Player of the Month for May after hitting .311 (38x122) with 20 runs scored, 11 doubles, two triples, eight home runs and 27 RBI in 31 games during the month...Tabbed as the eastern League Player of the Month and the Tigers Player of the Month for July after batting .304 (34x112) with seven doubles, a triple, 10 home runs and 33 RBI during the month...Had his contract recalled from Erie by the Tigers prior to the game on September 1 -- made his major league debut and collected his first major league hit with a single in the ninth inning...Appeared in 11 games with the Tigers in September, batting .375 (3x8) with two runs scored...Selected to participate in the Arizona Fall League following the season -- appeared in 23 games with the Glendale Desert Dogs, batting .289 (26x90) with 17 runs scored, six doubles, one triple, five home runs and 19 RBI...ranked tied for second in the AFL with five home runs, while he was tied for fourth with 19 RBI...Named to the Arizona League Fall stars team.
Spent the entire 2013 season with Single A Lakeland...Sidelined April 10-May 22 with a left shoulder sprain...Collected a season-high four hits May 28 versus Dunedin...Hit a season-best two home runs and drove in four runs on June 22 versus Clearwater...Batted .214 (22x109) prior to the All-Star break...hit .271 (71x262) after the break...Named as possessing the best outfield arm in the Tigers organization following the season by Baseball America.
Selected to the Midwest League's mid-season All-Star squad in 2012, before being sidelined for the remainder of the season on June 27...Compiled a season-high 12-game hitting streak April 9-20...Sidelined April 27-May 11 with a right hamstring strain...Clubbed a season-best two home runs on May 27 versus Dayton...Hit a grand slam and collected a season-high four RBI on June 13 at Bowling Green...Sidelined June 27-September 14, 2012 with a right elbow sprain -- underwent surgery to repair the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow on July 9.
Spent the entire 2011 season with Single A West Michigan...Collected a season-high three hits versus Kane County -- matched the high on August 17 at Fort Wayne...Batted .204 (66x323) with 10 doubles, one triple, 13 home runs and 39 RBI in 86 games with West Michigan...Saw action in two games with Este in the Dominican Winter League following the season.
Spent the entire 2010 season with the GCL Tigers...Finished second in the Gulf Coast League with 64 strikeouts...Collected a season-high three hits on August 27 at GCL Phillies...Batted .190 (26x137) with 12 runs scored, five doubles, two triples, two home runs and 11 RBI in 40 games with the GCL Tigers.
Made his professional baseball debut with the DSL Tigers in 2009...Batted .252 (55x218) with eight doubles, six home runs and 33 RBI in 60 games with the Tigers.