Married Alejandra … has three children: YermÍn Jr., Jeremy and Ximena.
Started the season on the White Sox roster before finishing with Class AAA Charlotte....Made 61 starts as the designated hitter and one at first base...batted .415/.455/.659 (34-82) with five home runs and 16 RBI in April (American League Rookie of the Month), .221/.292/.326 (21-95) with two homers and 14 RBI in May and .159/.221/.190 (10-63) with no homers and seven RBI in June....Hit .338/.386/.523 (22-65) with two homers vs. lefties and .246/.307/.360 (43-175) vs. right-handers....His seven home runs averaged 439 feet with a 110.8 mph exit velocity and 27.7 launch angle....Mercedes Makes...HISTORY!: Became the first player in MLB history to start a season with eight straight hits, breaking the previous mark set by Cincinnati’s Chris Stynes (7-7) in 2007 (Elias)...recorded five singles, two doubles and one home run during the streak, including five hits with two strikes....Perfect Debut: Went 5-5 in his first major-league start (second career game) on 4/2 at the Angels, the first White Sox player to record five hits and go 5-5 in his first career start...joined Washington's Cecil Travis (5/16/33 vs. Cleveland) as the only modern era players to record five hits in his first career start (Elias)...joined Nellie Fox (Opening Day 1959) as the only Sox players with a five-hit effort within the first two games of a season...became the first designated hitter in franchise history to record five hits in a game....Recorded hits in each of his first three plate appearances on 4/3 at the Angels, including his first career home run off Alex Cobb, to extend his streak to eight hits...was retired by Tony Watson in the eighth inning to snap his MLB-record streak....Went 1-4 in the series finale in Anaheim on 4/4 and 3-4 with a double and two runs scored on 4/5 at Seattle. ...The Yermínator: His 12 career hits through 4/5 were the most by any player in the modern era over his first four career starts, most by a White Sox player in his first five career games, most by a Sox player over his first four games of a season and tied with Tom Paciorek (1982) for the most by a Sox player in the first five games of a season....Get Out the Tape Measurer: Hit a 485-foot home run off Brad Keller in the first inning of the Sox home opener on 4/8 vs. Kansas City, the fourth-longest in Guaranteed Rate Field history behind Joe Borchard (504) on 8/30/04 vs. Philadelphia, Frank Thomas (495) on 7/23/02 vs. Minnesota and Oakland's Eric Chávez I(490) on 4/26/01....His three-walk game on 4/11 vs. the Royals was the first by a Sox DH since Matt Davidson on 4/10/18 vs. Tampa Bay....Pitched the seventh inning on 4/19 at Boston, allowing one run on three hits with two walks (32 pitches)...became the first Sox non-pitcher to make his fielding debut on the mound since Cincinnati's Dee Moore in Game 1 of a doubleheader on 9/20/36 at Pittsburgh....FOUR...MORE...HITS!: Went 4-4 with a go-ahead, two-run double in the seventh inning on 4/23 vs. Texas...became just the second player in Sox history to record two four-plus hit games in his first 18 career contests, joining Maurice Archdeacon in 1923 (also two)...also became the 10th player in AL history to accomplish the feat and first since Brent Abernathy and Ichiro Suzuki in 2001...became the sixth White Sox player to record five three-plus hit games in the team's first 19 games of a season, and first since Magglio Ordóñez in 2002 (also five)....Hit a 449-foot home run into the batter's eye in center field on 4/29-2 vs. Detroit....Rookie Honor: Was named AL April Rookie of the Month for April 415/.455/.659 (34-82) slash line, five home runs and 16 RBI...tied for the major-league lead in hits and three-plus hit games, ranked second in average and finished among the AL leaders in BABIP (2nd, .446), on-base percentage (3rd), slugging percentage (4th), OPS (4th, 1.113) and total bases (T7th, 54)....His .415 average was the highest in history by a White Sox right-handed hitter entering May...fell 010 points shy of becoming the fifth rookie in baseball history to lead the majors in average through April....Led all major-league rookies in RBI and tied for the lead in home runs...his 34 hits set a club rookie record for March/April, tied for the sixth-most by a major-league rookie before May and were the most since Detroit’s Austin Jackson (36) in 2010....Hit his first career triple and drove in three runs on 5/9 at Kansas City...went 3-6 with a double, home run (off catcher Willians Astudillo) and three RBI on 5/17 at Minnesota....His 116.8-mph home run on 5/27 vs. Baltimore was the second-hardest hit by a White Sox player in the Statcast era (since 2015)...Luis Robert surpassed him with a 117.7 mph homer on the final day of the season on 10/3 vs. Detroit....Snapped an 0-25 stretch with a game-ending, RBI single in the ninth on 6/4 vs. Detroit (first of his career)....Hit .128 (10-78) with two doubles and eight RBI over his final 23 games prior to being optioned to Charlotte on 7/2....Hit 11 home runs with 29 RBI in 59 games with the Knights, including two on 8/15 at Jacksonville.
Appeared in one game with Chicago...Recalled from Schaumburg training facility on 8/1 … made his MLB debut as a pinch-hitter on 8/2 at Kansas City (0-1)...Was optioned back to Schaumburg on 8/2 for the rest of 2020.
Hit .317 (106-334) with 19 doubles, 23 homers and 80 RBI in 95 games with Class AA Birmingham and Class AAA Charlotte ... Ranked among the organizational leaders in slugging percentage (2nd, .581), average (3rd), homers (3rd), RBI (3rd) and on-base percentage (3rd, .388) ... Made 55 starts at catcher, four at first base and two at third … threw out 43.5 percent (27-62) of attempted basestealers ... Compiled a career-high tying, 14-game hitting streak with Birmingham from 4/7-29 (.451, 23-51) ... Was named to the Southern League midseason All-Star Team … was promoted to Charlotte on 6/20 … went 3-4 with two home runs and career-high tying five RBI on 6/27 at Gwinnett ... Was named White Sox Minor League Player of the Month for August/September after hitting .317/.419/.646 (26-82) with six doubles, seven home runs, 28 RBI and 17 runs scored ... Went 3-4 with a homer and four RBI in the season finale on 9/2 at Norfolk … was added to the 40-man roster on 11/20.
Was named to Carolina League postseason All-Star Team ... Led the Dash with 14 home runs and a .478 slugging percentage … threw out 41.2 percent (40-97) of attempted basestealers ... Earned CL Player of the Week honors for the period of 7/30-8/5 … homered twice with five RBI on 8/19 vs. Wilmington.
Combined to hit .276 (105-380) with 16 home runs and 62 RBI over 110 games between Class A Frederick and Class AA Bowie in the Balitmore organization ... Collected four hits on 6/23 at Lynchburg and 8/17 at Wilmington ... Sox acquisition was recommended by John Tumminia.