Married, wife's name is Moralis...The couple has two sons, Noah and Alan...Attended Miguel José Sanz (VZ) HS... Signed by Amador Arías.
Signed as a minor league free agent with the San Francisco Giants on 1/31 and was a non-roster invitee to Spring Training...Spent the beginning of the season at the Giants Alternate Training Site in Sacramento...Released by the Giants on 8/21 and signed as a minor league free agent by the Chicago White Sox on 8/28...Appeared in 11 games for Chicago-AL, hitting .313 (5-for-16) with five walks.
Won a Rawlings AL Gold Glove for his work at secondbase, his first career Gold Glove... Was the first White Sox player to win a Gold Glove since RHP Jake Peavy did so in 2012 and first position player since 3B Robin Ventura in 1998... Ranked second among AL second basemen and was tied for fifth in the Majors with a .987 fielding percentage... his 11 defensive runs saved were most in the AL and second-most in the Majors... Hit .292 (35-for-120) vs. left-handed pitching and .239 (90-for-376) vs. right-handers... Started a 5-4-3 triple play on May 22 at Houston... Recorded a 12-game hitting streak from August 13-24, matching his career-best (third time)... Had a 20-game on-base streak from August 13-September 2 where he batted .349 (22-for-63)... Was non-tendered by Chicago-AL in December.
American League Leaders: T1st-3B (10) ... Appeared in a team and career-high 155 games in 2018 ... Led the White Sox in at-bats (600), hits (145) and triples (10), ranked second in doubles (34), third in extra-base hits (52), walks (49) and multihit efforts (33) and fourth in runs scored (62) ... Became the third Sox player to lead the American League in triples since 2014 (Adam Eaton in 2014 and 2016) … leads the AL and ranks third in MLB with 18 triples since 2017 ... Appeared in 141 games (139 starts) at third base, nine (eight) at second and four (two) at shortstop ... Led off 15 times (.226/.324/.290) and hit in the No. 2 spot on 98 occasions (.236/.292/.383) ... His average fell from .256 (90-352) in the first half to .222 (55-248) after the break ... Was named the White Sox Heart and Hustle Award winner … the award, presented by the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association, honors active MLB players who demonstrate a passion for the game of baseball and best exemplify the values, spirit and traditions of the game, and is the only award voted on by former MLB players ... Was the White Sox Opening Day third baseman on 3/29 at Kansas City … drove in three runs … hit his first home run on 4/3 at Toronto, a solo shot in the eighth ... Recorded his first career game with two triples on 4/5 vs. Detroit … the last Sox with two triples and three-plus RBI was Lance Johnson on 9/23/95 at Minnesota (three triples; four RBI) ... Posted an 11-game hitting streak at home from 4/21-5/9, batting .422 (19-45) with five doubles, two triples, five RBI, six multi-hit efforts and a 1.069 OPS ... Made his first start as the designated hitter on 4/23 vs. Seattle, going 2-4 with a RBI and two runs scored … capped an eighth-inning rally with a game-winning, RBI single on 5/22 vs. Baltimore ... Recorded a game-winning, two-run single in the sixth on 6/26 vs. Minnesota … also matched his career high with four RBI ... Drove in a run in five consecutive games from 7/2-6 ... Reached base safely in a career-high 22 consecutive games from 8/11-9/3, hitting .301 (25-83) with five doubles, one home run, four RBI, 13 walks, a .414 on-base percentage and an .812 OPS … walked a career-high three times on 8/22 vs. Minnesota ... Matched his career high with three hits on 8/30 vs. Boston … recorded two doubles on 9/8 vs. the Angels ... Connected on his eighth and final homer on 9/16 at Baltimore.
American League Leaders: 2nd-3B (8); T4th-SH (7) ... Set career highs with eight triples, 11 home runs, 56 RBI, 62 runs scored and 141 games played ... Fell just shy of becoming the 10th player in club history (13th time) to record 10 2B/10 3B/10 HR/10 SB in one season ... Made 69 starts at second base, 45 at third and three at shortstop … also played one game in right field (first career) ... Started 37 of the White Sox final 52 games at third base, compiling a .983 (2 E/116 TC) fielding percentage ... Batted .307/.351/.533 (42-137) with seven home runs, 25 RBI, 22 runs scored and 13 multihit efforts over his final 38 games ... Made his first start of the season on 4/9 vs. Minnesota … made his first career start at DH on 4/16 at the Twins (2-4, 2B) ... Recorded a 12-game hitting streak from 5/6-21 (.400, 20-50), matching his career high (second time) … matched his career high with three hits on 5/2 at Kansas City and 5/7 at Baltimore ... Hit a game-ending single in the ninth on 5/13 vs. San Diego ... Connected on his first career leadoff home run on 6/6 at Tampa Bay … hit a game-winning, two-run home run off José Leclerc with two outs in the eighth inning on 7/2 vs. Texas ... Led the Sox with 19 RBI in August, a personal monthly best … drove in a run in four straight games from 8/6-11 (six RBI) ... Set a new career high with his sixth home run on 8/21-1 vs. Minnesota … hit a game-ending, RBI single in the ninth on 8/25 vs. Detroit, his second walkoff hit of 2017 and fourth career ... Hit his second career leadoff homer on 9/7 vs. Cleveland ... Recorded four straight multihit games from 9/9-12, going 9-19 (.474) with three doubles, two triples, one homer and five RBI ... Went 3-5 with a double, home run, three RBI and three runs scored on 9/9 vs. San Francisco … he and Tim Anderson both fell a double shy of joining José Abreu as the only teammates in MLB history to hit for the cycle in the same game (STATS LLC).
Split the season between Class AAA Charlotte and Chicago. Appeared in 33 games (31 starts) at second base, six (three) at third and four (three) at shortstop with the White Sox. Was recalled from Charlotte on 4/28 and started that night at Baltimore (1-4) … drove in his first run on 5/1 at the Orioles … recorded his first multihit effort on 5/17 vs. Houston. Was optioned to Charlotte on 5/23 following the first game of a doubleheader vs. Cleveland. Was recalled again on 7/1 and optioned on 7/16 … rejoined the White Sox as the 26th man for a doubleheader on 7/24 vs. Detroit … went 0-4 before being optioned back to the Knights. Was thrown out at home plate to end the game on 8/14 at Miami … entered as a pinch runner and attempted to score the game-tying run on Tyler Saladino's two-out single. Started 17 of the Sox final 19 games, batting .258 (16-62) with three doubles, one triple, four home runs and 14 RBI. Connected on a game-ending single in the ninth on 9/15 vs. Cleveland (second career walkoff hit; 5/18/15 vs. the Indians). Capped a four-run eighth inning with a game-winning, threerun homer off Kelvin Herrera on 9/16 at Kansas City … it marked his first career go-ahead homer in the eighth inning or later. Matched his career high with three hits on 9/24 at Cleveland … hit his third home run on 9/26 vs. Tampa Bay and fourth on 9/29 vs. the Rays. Appeared in 61 games with Charlotte, including 45 at second base, 16 at shortstop and three as the designated hitter. Opened the season with a 10-game hitting streak from 4/7-17, batting .317 (13-41) with one homer and seven RBI … recorded four hits on 6/6 and four RBI on 6/7 vs. Scranton/WB.
AL Rookie Leaders: 1st-2B (23); 5th-G (120); 8th-H (87); 11th-XBH (29); 11th-TB (127). ... Spent most of the season with the White Sox, appearing in 120 games and making his first career Opening Day roster. ... Made 112 starts at second base, recording a .990 fielding mark (5 E/502 TC) … ranked third among American League second basemen in fielding percentage behind Houston's Jose Altuve (.993) and Seattle's Robinson Cano (.991). ... Hit four home runs with 22 RBI vs. right-handers, compared to one homer and nine RBI vs. left-handers … was 4-9 (.444) with 12 RBI with the bases loaded. ... Hit .252 (57-226) with five homers and 20 RBI in the second half, compared to .184/0 HR/11 RBI before the break … recorded a monthly best .323 (30-93) average in July. ... Went 2-3 in his season debut on 4/8 at Kansas City and was optioned to Class AAA Charlotte on 4/11 … was recalled on 5/15 and went 1-4 that night at Oakland. ... Connected on his first career game-ending hit on 5/18 vs. Cleveland, a 10th-inning single. ... Recorded his first multiRBI game of 2015 on 6/3 vs. Texas … gave Chicago an 8-5 lead with a three-run triple in the 11th inning on 6/25 at Detroit … the Sox held on for an 8-7 win. ... Made a diving catch at second base to end the White Sox 1-0 win on 7/10 at Wrigley Field. ... Recorded a career-high, 12-game hitting streak from 7/17-29, batting .435 (20-46) with five doubles, two home runs, three RBI and a 1.132 OPS (six multihit efforts). ... Connected on his first major-league homer on 7/25 at Cleveland, a 404-foot shot off Carlos Carrasco … hit his second in the next game on 7/26 at Progressive Field. ... Hit his first home run in Chicago on 8/3 vs. Tampa Bay … drove in a career-high four runs on 8/21 at Seattle. ... Connected on a two-run home run on 9/16 vs. Oakland and a solo shot as part of a three-hit effort on 9/21-1 at Detroit. ... Opened the season with a 13-game hitting streak … recorded six straight multihit efforts from 4/29-5/5. ... Batted .375 (15-40) vs. lefties and .433 (29-67) at home. ... Was named International League Player of the Week for the periods of 4/13-19 and 4/27-5/3.
Spent most of the season with Class AAA Charlotte but also appeared in 28 games with the White Sox...Started 27 games at second base with the Sox … hit .364 (12-33) vs. left-handers (.194 vs. righties) … owned a .992 fielding percentage (1 E/128 TC)...Was recalled from Charlotte on 7/13 and made his majorleague debut that afternoon at Cleveland as the starting shortstop (went 0-5) … was optioned back to Charlotte on 7/19...Was recalled from the Knights on 8/22 and spent the rest of the season with the Sox...His 16 hits through 12 career games were the most by a White Sox player since Craig Wilson (21 hits) in 1998...Recorded his first major-league hit (off Shane Greene) as part of a three-hit effort on 8/22 at the Yankees...Became the first White Sox to register a three-hit game within his first two career contests since Brian Simmons and Wilson in 1998...Picked up his first extra-base hit (double) and RBI on 8/23 at Yankee Stadium...Hit safely in five straight games from 8/22-27 (.381, 8-21) and 8/29-9/2 (.381, 8-21) … recorded his second three-hit game on 9/2 at Minnesota...Tied for fifth in the International League with six triples...Led Charlotte in triples and stolen bases (16), ranked second in hits (160) and total bases (180), tied for third in RBI (57) and ranked fourth in doubles (19)...Ranked among the White Sox organizational leaders in triples (T6th) and hits (7th)...Appeared in 64 games at second base, 44 at shortstop, two at third and one at DH with the Knights...Posted three hitting streaks of 10-plus games: 4/26-5/8 (.310, 13-42), 5/16-26 (.381, 16-42) and 7/25-8/13 (.410, 16-39)...Registered three straight multiRBI efforts from 5/23-25...Went 4-5 with a homer and two RBI on 5/25 vs. Indianapolis...Drove in three runs in back-to-back games on 5/28-29...His five RBI on 7/27 at Louisville were a season high...Recorded an RBI in four straight games from 8/9-13...Played in 38 games for Tiburones in the Venezuelan Winter League, batting .265 (41-155) with nine doubles and 15 RBI.
Spent the season with Class AAA Charlotte, appearing in 61 games (60 starts) at second base and 52 (51) at shortstop … posted a .275 average (39-142) against left-handers (.224 vs. righties) … hit .276 (29-105) with 28 RBI with RISP … collected season-high, six-game hitting streaks from 5/4-9 and 5/23-28 … went 6-6 in stolen base attempts from 6/21-7/18 … batted .318 (14-44) over 11 games from 7/26-8/7 … was on the disabled list with a sprained right ankle from 8/8-26 … was named Venezuelan Winter League Rookie of the Year after batting .358 (77-221) with 10 doubles, four triples, one home run, 31 RBI, 48 runs scored, a .428 on-base percentage and 30 walks in 58 games with La Guaira … entered the season ranked by Baseball America as the No. 3 Prospect, Best Hitter for Average and Best Defensive Infielder in the Sox system.
Finished the season ranked by Baseball America as the Best Defensive Second Baseman in the Carolina League … split time between Class A Winston-Salem, Class AA Birmingham and Class AAA Charlotte, hitting a combined .323 (169-523) with 25 doubles, seven triples, 56 RBI and 79 runs scored over 133 games … led all White Sox farmhands in average and hits, tied for third in triples, ranked fourth in stolen bases (26), sixth in total bases (211) and tied for sixth in on-base percentage (.378) … tied for the CL lead in average (.315) and ranked fifth in on-base percentage (.374) during his time with Winston-Salem … was named to the CL postseason All-Star Team … appeared in 68 games at shortstop, 59 at second base, four at third and one as the designated hitter … reached base in a CL-leading 37 consecutive games from 5/24-7/2, hitting .336 (50-149) with 16 RBI and 27 runs scored … compiled a 13-game hitting streak from 5/24-6/4 (.400, 22-55) … was promoted to Birmingham on 7/21, where he batted .370 (44-119) in 30 games … was promoted to Charlotte on 8/22, where he finished the season … appeared in seven games for the Knights in the International League playoffs, going 4-23 (.174) with two RBI.
Combined to hit .286 (80-280) with 11 doubles, 30 RBI and 48 runs scored over 68 games between Advanced Rookie Bristol and Class A Kannapolis … batted .354 (28-79) vs. left-handers … compiled a 10-game hitting streak from 8/10-20 (.380, 16-42) and an 11-game streak from 8/26-9/5 (.319, 15-47) … went 3-6 with a triple and four RBI on 8/18 at Rome.
Spent the entire season with the Dominican Summer League White Sox … hit .389 (31-84) with 13 RBI at home, compared to .153 (11-72) with five RBI on the road … posted a .346 average (18-52) in July … went 3-5 with a triple and three RBI on 8/11 vs. DSL Rockies.
Made his professional debut with the DSL White Sox, appearing in 11 games at shortstop, seven at second base and one at third … recommended and signed by Amador Arias.