Resides in San Pedro de Macoris, DR during the offseason...Recommended/signed by Julian German/Ramon Perez for the Tigers.2012Missed most of the season after having surgery on his right ankle in February...Did appear in two games for the GCL Pirates, five games with Bradenton (Tigers' A) and seven games with Altoona (Tigers' AA).2011Hit .276 (105-for-381) with 13 doubles, seven triples, five homers, 26 RBI and 18 stolen bases in 96 minor
league games between Lakeland (Tigers' A) and Erie (Tigers' AA)...Began season with Lakeland, where he made 61 starts at
shortstop and one at second base (6/9 at Daytona Beach)...Homered in his first game on 4/7 vs. Tampa and produced a .333
(27-for-81) average in 20 games during the month of April...Had five hits on 5/4 vs. Clearwater to raise season average to .363...
Hit safely in his final 10 games with Lakeland (16-for-47, .340)...Was promoted to Erie on 6/18 and hit safely in each of his first
four Double-A games...Homered in his fourth game with the SeaWolves on 6/23 at Reading...Made 25 starts at shortstop and seven
at second base while playing with Erie.2010Spent entire season with Lakeland and was named to the Florida State League mid-season All-Star team...Set minor
league career highs in games played and at bats...Led the league in sacrifice hits...Ranked second in at bats and fifth in stolen
bases...Led league shortstops in total chances (628), putouts (214), assists (388) and double plays (76)...Made 14 appearances
with Escogido during the Dominican Winter League.2009Second in the Midwest League with a .315 batting average as he spent the majority of the 2009 season with Single-A West Michigan...tabbed West Michigan's Player of the Year...Tied for second in the Midwest League with 10 triples, while he tied for third with 45 stolen bases and finished fourth with 146 hits...tied for the league lead with 25 caught stealings...Rated as possessing the best infield arm in the Midwest League by Baseball America...Hit .475 (28-for-59) with five doubles, two triples and six RBI over a season-best 13-game hitting streak May 22-June 5...Finished 14th in the Midwest League with a .330 batting average (38-for-115) in 26 games during May...Batted .354 (35-for-99) in 24 games during June -- third in the Midwest League with a .354 batting average during the month, while he tied for fifth with 44 total bases...Had his contract transferred from West Michigan to the Gulf Coast League Tigers on July 20 -- saw action in six games with the Gulf Coast League Tigers before his contract was transferred back to West Michigan on July 28...Compiled a 10-game hitting streak August 7-16, batting .357 (15-for-42) with three home runs and eight RBI...Collected a season-high two home runs and five RBI on August 13 at Dayton...Named the seventh-best prospect and best defensive infielder in the Tigers organization following the season by Baseball America.2008Spent the majority of the 2008 season with Single-A Lakeland after having his contract assigned to the club on June 5...Had his contract transferred from Lakeland to the Gulf Coast League Tigers on June 13 -- saw action in 13 games with the Gulf Coast League Tigers before his contract was transferred back to Lakeland for the remainder of the season on July 10....Batted .438 (14-for-32) with two doubles and eight RBI over a season-high eight-game hitting streak July 23-August 1.2007Made his professional debut with the Dominican Summer League Tigers after signing with Detroit as a non-drafted free agent on May 3, 2007...Selected to the Dominican Summer League's mid-season all-star squad...Posted a 13-game hitting streak July 15-August 1, batting .333 (18-for-54) with 13 RBI.