In 2014 and 2015 was an MiLB.com Mariners Organization All-Star...in 2014 was a Southern League All-Star and received the Arizona Fall League's Dernell Stenson Sportsmanship Award...in 2012 was the Northwest League's Most Valuable Player...played for Team USA in the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto...graduated in 2008 from St. Joseph's High School in Montvale, NJ and in 2012 from Rutgers University...played 4 seasons of football at Rutgers before playing baseball as a senior...was named 2012 Big East Conference Player of the Year after becoming the first player in league history to win the Triple Crown (.402, 10hr, 36rbi)...against all Rutgers opponents that season hit .399 with 14 HR and 50 RBI.
On 9/28 was claimed off waivers by the Reds from the Padres...joined the club on 9/30, with 3 games left in the season...for the Reds made 3 apps, including a pair of pinch-hit apps and a start in RF on 10/1 vs Chi...on 9/30 vs Chi pinch hit and became the 52nd and final Reds player to appear in a game in 2016, their highest total since 2006...spent most of the year in Class AAA and in 100 apps for 3 organizations hit .254 (18 2b, 3 3b, 12hr, 49rbi, 5sb) for Round Rock (Tex), Tacoma (Sea) and El Paso (SD)...from 8/20-8/26 for SD made his first 5 Major League apps...for SD on 8/20 vs Ari made his Major League debut with a start in LF and produced 2 hits, including his first hit and home run in his second career plate appearance (solo off Robbie Ray)...also produced 2 hits in his second appearance, on 8/21 vs Ari (1rbi, 2bb, 3r)...began the season in Tex' organization...on 5/23 was designated for assignment and 6 days later was traded to Sea for a player to be named (RHP Justin De Fratus)...on 8/4 was claimed off waivers by SD...on 9/21 was designated for assignment before he was claimed off waivers by Cin on 9/28...was designated for assignment on 10/6, when the Reds claimed IF/OF Arismendy Alcantara off waivers from the Athletics...on 10/10 cleared waivers and was outrighted to Louisville...on 12/9 was invited to 2017 Major League spring training camp.
Made his Class AAA debut and spent the season with Tacoma, batting .256 (121-472) with 25 doubles, 22 HR, and 73 RBI over 123 games…was among PCL's top 20 in total bases (14th, 214), RBI (16th), and XBH (T18th, 48)…hit for higher average against left-handed pitching (.262 vs. .254), but had higher SLG (.477 / .403) and OPS (.787 / .722) figures off right-handers…hit .237 (69-291) with .728 OPS before the All-Star break, then .287 (52-181) with .827 OPS after the break… in his final 19 G beginning Aug. 20, compiled .392/.422/.696/1.118 (31-79) slash line.
Combined to bat .295 (153-519) with 84 runs, 32 2B, 9 3B, 103 RBI and 56 BB in 138 games with High Desert (Class High-A) and Jackson (Class AA)…appeared in games at first base, third base, leftfield, centerfield, rightfield and designated hitter…began season with High Desert… hit back-to-back multi-HR games April 17-18…promoted to Jackson on May 10…after batting .114 (4-35) in first 10 Class AA games, reached base safely in the next 29 straight (.381, 40-105, 4 HR, 28 RBI, 14 BB)…career-high 17 game hit streak 6/3-23 (.438, 28-64, 13 R, 9 2B, 3B, 2 HR, 20 RBI, 7 BB, SB), was tied for third-longest in Southern League in 2014…reached base safely in 32 straight, July 3-Aug. 7, longest on-base streak in the league… ranked fourth in SL with .485 SLG and seventh with .300 avg…played for Surprise Saguaros in Arizona Fall League, batting .280 (26- 93) with 4 HR and 22 RBI in 24 G…led AFL in RBI, was third with 18 runs…named by Baseball America as the Mariners No. 4 prospect…2014 recipient of the Arizona Fall League's Dernell Stenson Sportsmanship Award.
Split season between Class A Clinton (April 4-June 19) and High Desert (June 20-Sept. 1), combining to hit .303/.366/.464/.830 (148-489) over 128 games in his first full pro season…had 25-game hit streak, July 25-Aug. 22 (.437, 45-103, 7 HR, 35 RBI), longest hit streak both by Mariners' farmhand and in Cal League in 2013…on Aug. 9 vs. Lancaster, went 5-for-7 with 4 R, a 2B, HR, and 6 RBI…his 38 RBI in 27 G in August led all minor league players, also the highest total by any player in any month in 2013…played for Peoria Javelinas in Arizona Fall League.
Began pro career with Everett and named the 2012 Northwest League MVP… finished amongst league leaders in slugging (first, .511), HR (tied for first, 12), TB (second, 144), XBH (second, 32), RBI (tied for second, 52), at-bats (second, 282) hits (third, 85), runs (third, 46), games (third, 72), average (third, .301) and doubles (tied for fourth, 17)…named NWL Player of the Week, July 2-8 (.379, 11- 29, 10 R, 2 2B, 4 HR, 11 RBI)…season-high 5 RBI on July 8 at Vancouver (2-4, 3 R, 2 HR, 5 RBI)…participated in the Mariners Instructional League.