Attended Spring (TX) High School, where he participated in baseball, football and track...in
baseball was first team All-State and third team All-American...was an All-American wide receiver and was
recruited to play that position by football powers Texas and Miami...was a district long jump champion.2011In 100 apps for the Cardinals' Class AAA affiliate in Memphis and Class AA affiliate in
Springfield combined to hit .260 (7hr, 35rbi, 3sb).2010Led Class AA Springfield with 6 triples and 15 stolen bases...his 15-game hitting streak from 5/22-6/7
(.370) was the seventh-longest in the Texas League.2009Played in 80 games at Springfield (AA), but was injured from 7/13-8/24 with a left quadriceps strain...Went 3-for-4 on Opening Day vs. FRI (4/9) with a season-high four runs scored and a double...Strung together seven consecutive games 6/14-21 in which he collected a hit and scored a run (.290)...Selected to the Texas League All-Star game and went 0-for-3 while starting in left field and leading off...Had 28 multiple-hit games while collecting three hits in six of those games...Committed six errors in 114 total chances (.947) with a 2nd best team total of eight outfield assists...Selected to play for Team USA in the Futures Game at Busch Stadium. Went 1-for-2 with a run scored as a substitute...Played in 24 games for the Surprise Rafters of the Arizona Fall League batting .205 with 2 HR, 17 runs scored and 6 SB...Rated as 4th best prospect and "Best Athlete" in the Cardinals organization in Baseball America's "Best Tools" survey.2008Named Cardinals Minor League Player of the Year...
combined to bat .316 with 13 home runs, 24 stolen bases and a
.407 on-base pct. between Palm Beach and Springfield...his
eight triples led all Cardinals minor leaguers...selected to the
Florida State League All-Star Game and went 1-for-2...was
Cardinals Minor League Player of the Month for August (.319
BA, .441 OBP)...named the Texas League's Player of the Week
for the week ending Aug. 24.