Began the 2016 season in the Minnesota Twins organization before being claimed off waivers by the Tigers on April 23... Selected as an organizational All-Star by MiLB.com... Assigned to Triple A Rochester to begin the season -- hit .242 (8x33) with a run scored, two doubles, one home run and one RBI in nine games...Claimed off waivers by the Tigers from Minnesota on April 23 and was assigned to Double A Erie -- played in 14 games with the SeaWolves and hit .388 (19x49) with seven runs scored, one double, one triple, one home run and four RBI... Hit safely in 11 straight games from April 24-May 13 -- batted .450 (18x40) with six runs scored, one double, one triple, one home run and three RBI during the streak...Had his option transferred from Double A Erie to Triple A Toledo on May 18 - hit .303 (73x241) with 38 runs scored, 20 doubles, eight home runs and 42 RBI in 70 games with Toledo... Homered and drove in four runs on June 2 at Louisville and June 5 vs. Indianapolis... Finished the month of June with a .329 (23x70) batting average with 14 runs scored, 10 doubles, four home runs and 21 RBI... Had a 12-game hitting streak from July 17-August 1…hit .326 (15x46) with five runs scored, five doubles and seven RBI over the 12 games... Posted a .328 (22x67) batting average with eight runs scored, four doubles and four RBI in 19 games during August... Recalled from Triple A Toledo on September 2... Recorded his first hit with the Tigers with a double in the eighth inning on September 10 vs. Baltimore.
Started season with Triple-A Tacoma in the Seattle organization....Recorded 20 multi-hit games for the Rainiers (83 total games).... Caught 67 games for the Rainiers, played 11 games at first base and one in the outfield; recorded a 44.0 caught stealing percentage (33 CS, 42 SB).... Hit .299 (26-for-87) with four doubles, two home runs and nine RBI in final 24 games for Rainiers... Recalled by Seattle August 28...Made major league debut August 29 at Chicago-AL as a defensive replacement, playing third base... Recorded first career major league hit August 30 at Chicago-AL, singling off Jose Quintana.... Recorded first career major league RBI September 12 vs. Colorado on a sacrifice bunt....Designated for release or assignment by Seattle November 23; claimed off waivers by Minnesota December 2.
Split season between Jackson & Tacoma, batting a combined .290 (84x290)with 42 runs scored, 12 doubles, 3 triples, 5 home runs, 47 RBI, 27 walks & 7 steals... Overall with Triple-A Tacoma hit .277 (28x101) with 13 runs scored, 2 doubles,1 triple, 2 home runs, 20 RBI, 7 walks and 1 stolen base in 28 games... Hit .296 (56x189) with 29 runs scored, 10 doubles, 2 triples, 3 home runs, 27RBI in 53 games with Double-A Jackson, including batting .345 (39x113) with 22 runs scored, 8doubles, 2 triples, 3 home runs, 17 RBI over his ﬁnal 32 games with the Generals... Promoted to Tacoma on July 8 and hit his ﬁrst Triple-A home run in his debut with the Rainiers on July 10 at Salt Lake, going 2-for-5 with 3 runs scored, 1 home run,1 RBI and 1 walk... Hit safely in 18 of his ﬁrst 21 games with Tacoma, batting .325 (25x77) with 10runs scored, 2 doubles, 1 triple, 2 home runs, 19 RBI, 5 walks and 1 stolen base... Played for the Surprise Saguaros in the Arizona Fall League, hitting.304 (14x46) with 9 runs, 4 doubles, 2 home runs and 11 RBI in 13 games.
Appeared in 80 games with Jackson…on the DL with a strained right groin, May 20-June 1…threw out 49.3 percent (35 CS, 36 SB) of attempted base-stealers, which led the Southern League among qualifying catchers…hit safely in 16 of 17 games, including 16 consecutive starts, April 14-May 10 (.357/25x70, 13 R, 5 2B, 3B, 2 HR, 9 RBI).