Signed by Atlanta as an international free agent on July 2, 2011...On injured list, July 22-Sept. 22, 2014 (right knee contusion)...Acquired by Arizona from Atlanta in exchange for a supplemental second-round draft pick April 6, 2015...Selected by the Tigers from Arizona in the Major League phase of the Rule 5 Draft on Dec. 14, 2017...On injured list, June 3-July 8, 2021 (left intercostal strain)...On injured list, Sept. 26-Oct. 4, 2021 (right groin strain).
Spent the majority of the 2021 season with Detroit, playing in 76 games...also saw time in 20 games with Triple-A Toledo...Hit his first home run of the season April 5 vs. Minnesota, a 409-foot homer, which was the second furthest of his career (longest, 416 feet on Sept. 1, 2020, at Milwaukee)...Had an 11-game hitting streak with Toledo from May 11-22, batting .419/.490/.581 with four doubles, a home run and six RBI...Sidelined from June 3-July 8 with a left intercostal strain...Posted his fifth career four-hit game July 19 vs. Texas, going 4x5 with three runs scored...Had a pair of triples Aug. 5 vs. Boston and drove in a season-high three runs...became the first Tigers player to have multiple triples in a game since Ian Kinsler on July 17, 2017, at Kansas City...additionally, he was the first Detroit player to hit a triple from both sides of the plate in the same game since Dmitri Young on May 6, 2003, at Baltimore....Hit a pinch-hit go-ahead, inside-the-park home run in the eighth inning Aug. 27 vs. Toronto... marked his first career pinch-hit homer and inside-the-park home run...according to the Elias Sports Bureau, it was the first pinch-hit go-ahead, inside-the-park home run by any MLB player in the Expansion Era (since 1961), while he was just the second Tigers player since 1961 to hit a pinch-hit inside the parker, joining Ben Oglivie on June 2, 1976, vs. Milwaukee...Went a perfect 4-for-4 with a double and two RBI on Sept. 21 vs. Chicago (AL), his second four-hit game of the season and sixth of his career...Finished the season strong, hitting .348/.375/.522 with five doubles, a triple, three home runs and 13 RBI in 34 games...Placed on the injured list on Sept. 26 with a right groin strain and missed the rest of the season.
Had a productive 2020 campaign, batting .277/.315/.391 over 57 contests, posting a career-high four homers with 30 runs scored, seven doubles, two triples and 14 RBI…also stole eight bases on the season, ranking tied for seventh in the American League... Dating back to the final months from the 2019 season he’s been one of the best hitters in the American League…over 101 games between the dates of Aug. 8, 2019, and the end of the 2020 campaign he batted .304/.333/.431 with 19 doubles, five triples, seven homers, 34 RBI and 16 stolen bases…among AL hitters with at least 300 at-bats during that span, he ranked first in steals, second in triples, tied for sixth in hits (119) eighth in batting average... Posted a season-long, eight-game hitting streak from Aug. 19-29, batting .343/.361/.514 with three doubles, one home run, one RBI and six runs scored…the eight-game sprint was tied for the third longest by a Tiger during the season…also posted a seven-game streak earlier in the season…career long streak is 13 games, notched from Aug. 28 to Sept. 12, 2019... Tied a career high with four hits in a game twice in 2020, and now has four such contests in his career… on September 1 at Milwaukee he finished a triple shy of the cycle and drove in a career high five runs… became the third Tigers player since 2007 to have five-or-more RBI from the leadoff spot (others, Ian Kinsler on June 11, 2016, at New York (AL) and Goodrum on August 7 at Pittsburgh).
Split the 2019 season between Detroit and Triple A Toledo, appearing in 69 games with the Tigers and 74 games with the Mud Hens...Selected to the International League midseason All-Star Team...Named International League Batter of the Week for the week ending June 9, hitting .485/.485/1.061 with four doubles, five home runs and 15 RBI in eight games…had back-to-back multi-homer games on June 4-5 at Columbus...Posted an 11-game hitting streak from June 8-23, hitting .488/.488/.732 with seven doubles, one home run and 10 RBI...Selected the International League Player of the Month and Tigers Minor League Player of the Month for June, batting .435/.441/.717 with 11 doubles, five home runs and 25 RBI in 23 games…led the International League in hits (40), batting average and doubles during the month, while he was second in runs scored (23), fourth in total bases (66), on-base percentage and slugging percentage and sixth in RBI...Blasted the first leadoff homer of his Major League career on August 20 at Houston...Named the Tigers Player of the Month for August after hitting .321/.339/.443 with six doubles, two triples, a home run and eight RBI in 25 games…posted 12 multi-hit games during the month...Had his second career four-hit game on September 3 at Kansas City, finishing the contest 4x5 with two doubles and a RBI...Posted a career-long, 13-game hitting streak from August 28-September 12 (Game 1), batting .404/.417/.526 with seven doubles, four RBI and three stolen bases...Named Tigers Player of the Month for September, hitting .330/.354/.491 with seven doubles, two triples, two home runs and 13 RBI in 25 games...Recorded 69 hits from August 1-end of the season, which ranked third in the American League and tied for fourth in the Majors.
Appeared in 100 games in his first Major League season with the Tigers in 2018...Ranked fifth among American League rookies with nine stolen bases...Made his Major League debut in the second game of the doubleheader on April 1 vs. Pittsburgh, starting in left field...Recorded his first Major League hit on April 10 at Cleveland with a single in the seventh inning off Tyler Olson…also picked up his first big league run scored and stolen base in the contest...Finished a home run shy of the cycle on May 31 vs. Los Angeles (AL)…marked his first Major League game with multiple hits (3) and RBI (3)...Went 4x5 with three extra-base hits, including his first Major League home run, and tied a career high with three RBI on September 2 at New York (AL)...Appeared in 23 games with Leones del Caracas of the Venezuelan Winter League, hitting .267/.337/.326 with 17 runs scored, one double, two triples and three RBI.
Played in a career-high 126 games with Double A Jackson in 2017...Ranked tied for third in the Southern League with 140 hits, while he was tied for fifth with a .292 (140x479) batting average...Had four hits on April 22 at Biloxi...also had four hits on September 2 at Tennessee... Finished the month of April with a .346 (28x81) batting average, 10 runs scored, six doubles, two triples, one home run and 14 RBI in 20 games...Hit safely in 11 straight games from April 24-May 9...hit .435 (20x46) with six runs scored, five doubles, one triple and seven RBI during the streak...Posted a .317 (32x101) batting average with 19 runs scored, nine doubles, two triples, one home run and 10 RBI in 27 games in July...Named Southern League Player of the Week for the week ending September 4 after hitting .538 (14x26) with six runs scored, two doubles, one triple, one home run and four RBI in seven games during the week...Played for the Salt River Rafters in the Arizona Fall League and hit .316 (25x79) with eight runs scored, three doubles, two triples and nine RBI in 20 games...was selected to play in the AFL's Rising Stars Game.