He and his wife Kristin reside in Knoxville, TN during the off-season.
...Is the son of former major leaguer Garth and nephew of former major leaguer Dane...his brother Eli was an outfielder
in the Houston Astros organization.
...Tabbed a Second-Team High School All-American by Baseball America in 2004 after batting .505 (50x99) with 49 runs
scored, nine doubles, five triples, 13 home runs, 52 RBI and 29 stolen bases at Karns High School in Tennessee.
...Selected by Tampa Bay in the 16th round of the June 2004 draft, but he did not sign.
...Batted .280 (66x236) with 11 doubles, three triples, five home runs, 38 RBI and 15 stolen bases during his freshman
season at the University of Alabama in 2005.
...Missed two seasons of college baseball (2006-07) while on a Mormon mission in Lisbon, Portugal.
...Participated in the Tigers Winter Caravan.
...Recommended/signed by David Chadd for the Tigers.2010Played the majority of the 2010 season with Double A Erie before he joined Triple A Toledo late in the season.
...Tied for fourth in the Eastern League with 139 strikeouts.
...Sidelined June 30-July 7 with a right hamstring strain.
...Compiled a season-high eight-game hitting streak July 30-August 7, batting .324 (12x37) with two doubles, two home
runs and four RBI.
...Had his contract transferred from Erie to Toledo on August 20 -- hit .333 (12x36) with four doubles, a home run and
eight RBI over his first nine games with the Mud Hens August 20-28.
...Named the 22nd-best prospect and best defensive infielder in the Tigers organization following the season by Baseball
...Saw action in 15 games with Surprise in the Arizona Fall League following the season, batting .304 (17x56) with 11
runs scored, a double, two triples, two home runs, nine RBI and five stolen bases.2009Spent the entire 2009 season with Erie, leading all Eastern League shortstops with 578 total chances, 202 putouts and
351 assists...tied for the lead among all league shortstops with 76 double plays.
...Led the Eastern League with 149 strikeouts.
...Tabbed the best defensive shortstop in the Eastern League by Baseball America.
...Belted a season-high two home runs on May 7 in the second game of a doubleheader at Harrisburg.
...Hit .359 (14x39) with four doubles, a triple and three home runs over an 11-game stretch May 7-18.
...Collected a season-best four RBI on July 6 at Binghamton.
...Rated as possessing the best infield arm in the Tigers organization following the season by Baseball America.
...Saw action in 17 games with Peoria in the Arizona Fall League following the season, hitting .217 (13x60) with two
doubles, two home runs and five RBI.2008Selected to both the Florida State League's mid- and post-season all-star squads for his efforts with Single A Lakeland during the 2008 season...Tied for fifth in the Florida State League with seven triples...Tabbed the best defensive shortstop in the Florida State League by Baseball America...Collected a season-high four hits on April 12 at Clearwater...Drove in a season-best four runs on April 15 versus Sarasota...Hit .275 (28x102) with 19 runs scored, four doubles, a triple, four home runs and 18 RBI in 26 games during May...Sidelined July 11-August 2 with a right shoulder strain...Batted .296 (29x98) with runners in scoring position...Named the third-best prospect and best athlete and rated as possessing the best infield arm in the Tigers organization following the season by Baseball America.2007Selected by the Tigers in the sixth round of the June 2007 draft, he made his professional debut with the Gulf Coast
...Saw action in three games with the Gulf Coast League Tigers before being promoted to Lakeland on August 29.
...Named the second-best prospect and best athlete in the Tigers organization following the season by Baseball America.
...Appeared in four games with North Shore in the Hawaii Winter League following the season, hitting .176 (3x17).