Graduated from Saugus (CA) HS...Played collegiate baseball at Pepperdine University (CA), where he received the 2012 Brooks Wallace Award, as the nation's top shortstop, from the Collegiate Baseball Hall of Fame...Named WCC Defensive Player of the Year and All-WCC first team in 2012 as a junior...Originally selected in the 37th round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft by Cincinnati...Signed by Rex De La Nuez.
Had his contract selected by Seattle on 7/30 and played in one game for the Mariners (8/1 vs. HOU)... Recorded a career-high two hits and his first career RBI in his lone game 8/1 vs. HOU... Spent the majority of the season with Triple-A Tacoma, playing in 109 games for the Rainiers and hitting .247 (95-for-385)...Appeared in 93 games at shortstop, 15 games at second base, and one game at third for Tacoma.
Major League debut with Cincinnati on Sept. 1 at Pittsburgh…first Major League hit, a single, off Pedro Strop on Sept. 30 at Chicago-NL…overall, went 1-for-9 (.111) with 2 runs in 9 games with Cincinnati…spent most of season with AAA Louisville, batting .270 (102x378) with 36 runs, 21 doubles, 4 triples, 3 home runs and 38 RBI in 110 games… tallied 28 multi-hit games…hit his first professional grand slam home run on Aug. 13 vs. Gwinnett…earned his first invitation to Major League Spring Training camp.
Spent his second straight full season at Class AA Pensacola, where he made 98 starts at shortstop and 7 starts at 2B...also made 1 appearance at 3B...received a Rawlings Minor League Gold Glove Award as the best defensive shortstop in the minors...led all minor league shortstops in fielding percentage (.991, 4e, 423tc)...ranked eighth in the Southern League in batting average...was the SL's Player of the Week for 7/25-7/31...following the season played for Peoria in the prestigious Arizona Fall League, where he was named to the All-Prospect team (20g, .352, 7 2b, 2 3b, 4hr, 18rbi, 1sb)...led the AFL in extra-base hits (13), total bases (48) and slugging percentage (.676) while ranking second in OPS (1.101), T2nd in HR and RBI and third in batting average...led AFL shortstops in putouts and tied for the lead in assists...in the bottom of the ninth inning of a 5-3 Peoria win on 10/25 vs Scottsdale, erased a 3-1 deficit with a game-ending grand slam off Mets prospect Corey Taylor...on 12/9 was invited to his first Major League spring training camp.