Attended the University of Notre Dame (IN)...Signed by Orioles scout Kirk Fredriksson... Participates in the annual BARCS Pet Calendar and the Orioles Health & Fitness Challenge, which encourages physical fitness, healthy eating, and tobacco-free living among middle school-aged children in Sarasota.
Finished third in American League Rookie of the Year balloting...Had a 17-game hitting streak from 9/11-29, the longest by a rookie in Orioles history (since 1954) and the longest since Brian Roberts recorded hits in 15 straight (6/22-7/12/01)...Finished tied for eighth in the AL with a .340 batting average (36-for-106) with RISP (57 RBI)...Ranked fifth on the Orioles with 19 RBI in the seventh inning or later... Among qualifying rookies, he ranked first in hits (159) and multi-hit games (47), second in batting average (.293), third in SLG (.488), fourth in OBP (.338), fifth in RBI (78), and tied for seventh in home runs (24)...Became the seventh Oriole to hit 20 home runs in a rookie season and the first since Cal Ripken, Jr. had 28 in 1982...Hit 14 home runs before the All-Star break, the most homers by an Orioles rookie before the All-Star break in club history...Became the first Oriole in club history to homer five times within his first 10 career games... Joined Curt Blefary (10 in 1965) as the only Oriole with 10-or-more RBI in first 10 career games...Hit eight home runs over his first 17 career games in the majors, matching the Major League record for most homers in his first 17 games (Carlos Delgado and Trevor Story)... Hit 10 home runs over his first 26 career Major League games...Only George Scott and Gary Sánchez (11 each) had hit more over their first 26 career games, according to ESPN Stats & Info...Made his first professional start in right field on 4/5 vs. TOR...Made his first professional start in left field on 4/11 at BOS...Made his first Major League appearance at first base on 4/16 at TOR...According to the Elias Sports Bureau, became the fourth rookie since 1876 to have two multi-homer games in April, joining Carlos May (CWS, 1969), José Abreu (CWS, 2014), and Trevor Story (COL, 2016)...Hit a pinch-hit, game-tying, two-run home run in the ninth inning and a walk-off, three-run home run in the 11th inning on 6/7 vs. PIT...Became the second rookie in Major League history to hit a game-tying homer in the ninth inning-or-later and a walk-off homer in the same game, joining Joe Crede on 8/27/02...Became the first player in the majors to log at least five RBI in the ninth inning or later since Nelson Cruz (9/7/14)...Is the third player in the Expansion ERA (since 1961) with at least five RBI in a game in which he did not enter until the ninth inning or later (Harold Baines and Adam LaRoche)...Is the second player in the Expansion Era to hit a ninth-inning, game-tying home run as a pinch hitter and a walk-off home run in extra innings, joining Brian McCann on 5/17/11... Became the second rookie in Orioles history to hit a game-tying home run in the ninth inning or later and a walk-off homer in the same game, joining Mike Young on 5/28/87...According to STATS, LLC., became the first player in Orioles history with a pinch-hit home run in the ninth inning-or-later and then another home run in the same game...Became the third player in Orioles history to hit a home run in the ninth inning and homer again in extra-innings of the same game, joining Boog Powell (8/15/66) and Eddie Murray (9/14/80).
Became the third player in Major League history (since 1913) to homer in each of his first three Major League starts (also Trevor Story, four starts from 4/4-8/16; Carlos Quentin, three starts from 7/20-25/06)... Had his contract selected from Triple-A Norfolk on 9/18...Made his Major League debut on 9/20 vs. BOS as the designated hitter...Hit a solo home run (first Major League hit) in the bottom of the ffth inning of his Major League debut on 9.20 vs. BOS (off E. Rodriguez)... According to STATS, LLC., became the ninth player in Orioles history to homer for his first Major League hit (last: Nick Markakis on 4/5/06)...Became the first Oriole to homer in his Major League debut since Jonathan Schoop on 9.25.13 (Schoop's second career hit)...Became the third Oriole to slug a home run in his Major League debut (also Schoop and Larry Haney on 7/27/66)...Non-roster invitee in Spring Training with the Orioles...Hit .143 (2-for-14) with two RBI in 12 Spring Training games...Batted .282..357..458 (154-for-546) with 26 doubles, five triples, 20 home runs, and 68 RBI over 142 games between Double-A Bowie and Triple-A Norfolk...Named the Orioles Minor League Player of the Month in April and June...Led Triple-A Norfolk with 48 walks...Appeared on the Orioles 2016 AL Wild Card Game roster...Entered 2016 ranked as a top Orioles prospects according to Baseball America (No. 8), Baseball Prospectus (No. 6), and MLB.com (No. 6).