Married, wife's name is Vanessa...Originally selected by the Boston Red Sox in the 15th round of the 2010 First-Year Player Draft (did not sign)…Signed by Rich Morales...Attended Clemson University (SC) and Pope (GA) HS.
A non-roster invitee to Orioles Spring Training...Appeared in 12 Spring Training games, hitting .250 (6-for-24) with a home run...Suffered a phalanx fracture in his left ring finger during a Summer Camp game on 7/19 and missed the season.
Had his contract selected from Triple-A Norfolk on 4/22...Made his third career pitching appearance on 7/25 at LAA (1.0 IP); earned the save to become the first-ever position player to record a save (since saves became an official stat in 1969); the ball and his hat from this game are on display at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY...Also pitched on 7/12 vs. TB, 7/20 vs. BOS, and 8/10 vs. HOU; worked a total of 5.1 innings during the season, allowing four runs on six hits, two home runs, with one strikeout...Struck out Andrew Benintendi for his first career strikeout on 7/20 vs. BOS...Hit his first career home run on 4/24 vs. CWS off of RHP Ervin Santana...Recorded a career-high four hits on 9/23 at TOR...Drove in a career-high three RBI twice during the season (5/1 at CWS and 5/21 vs. NYY)...Recorded his first career multi-double game on 9/21 vs. SEA...Had three multi-extra-base hit games during the season (5/17 at CLE, 6/16 vs. BOS, and 9/21 vs. SEA)...Made his first Major League start in the outfield (left field) on 4/22 vs. CWS...Made starts in center field (58), left field (15), right field (7), and at second base (6) this season; had played 15 games in the outfield (all in the minors) prior to the season...Recorded a career-high five-game hitting streak twice (5/1 G1-6 and 7/13 G1-19)...Hit an eighth-inning pinch-hit triple on 6/16 vs. BOS; his first career triple; went 4-for-11 (.364) as a pinch-hitter...Hit .264 (56-for-212) against right-handers and .154 (18-for-117) against left-handers...Batted .333 (13-for-39) in 12 games against TOR this season; the only opponent he had double digit hits against...Played in 16 games for Triple-A Norfolk, hitting .323/.354/.452 (20-for-62) with two home runs, 13 runs, and 10 RBI...Made starts at second base (10), third base (3), center field (2), and first base (1) while with the Tides...Made the MLB Network Play of the Week during the final week of the season for his catch on 9/29 at BOS; this catch was also named the Catch of the Year Runner Up for the 2019 season by MLB Network.
Recorded his first Major League hit and RBI with a single in the ninth inning on 6/22 at ATL..Had his contract selected from Triple-A Norfolk on 6/19 and made his Major League debut on 6/20 at WSH, entering the game in the ninth inning with one out as a defensive replacement at third base...Made his first career start on 6/21 at WSH at third base (0-for-2, 1 BB)...Notched his first career extra-base hit (double) and first multi-hit game on 7/1 vs. LAA...Placed on the disabled list on 7/3 with a left oblique strain...Hit .263 (26-for-99) with seven doubles, four home runs, 16 runs, and 15 RBI in 27 minor league games during the season; started at each of 2B, SS, 3B, LF, and RF while on defense.