Made his first Opening Day roster with the White Sox and batted .234 with six home runs and 28 RBI in 64 games over two stints with Chicago…had a .218 batting average, three home runs and 18 RBI in 43 games when he was optioned to Triple-A Charlotte June 1…hit .267 with 15 home runs and 52 RBI in 83 games with the Knights before returning to Chicago Sept. 2…batted .273 with three home runs and 10 RBI in 21 games September games with the Sox…struck out 70 times in 255 plate appearances overall, an average of 3.64 plate appearances per strikeout…hit .271 (23-for-85) with three home runs against left-handed pitching compared to .212 (31-for-146) with three home runs against right-handers…batted .304 with three of his six home runs with runners on base, .187 with the bases empty…had a .333 batting average with runners in scoring position and is a .329 (23-for-70) career hitter with RISP…went 2-for-5 (.400) with a triple, home run, two walks and nine RBI with the bases loaded…slammed four of his six home runs at home and six of his eight career home runs have come at U.S. Cellular Field…four were go-ahead shots in the sixth inning or later, which tied for the second most in the American League and tied for sixth most in the majors…hit .281 with five home runs and 16 RBI in 23 day games, .204 with one home run and 12 RBI in 41 contests at night…had a .323 batting average in 10 interleague games… was 7-for-13 (.538) when putting the first pitch in play and is 10-for-16 (.625) in his career…batted .180 when leading off an inning…started 31 games at third base, 25 at second base and one at shortstop… committed 10 errors as a third baseman for a .896 fielding percentage, and four at shortstop for a .970 fielding percentage…did not make an error in three games overall at shortstop…went 3-for-3 with a double, walk and two RBI in four pinch hitting appearances…started games at every spot in the order except third, fourth and fifth and saw his most playing time with 27 starts batting second…hit .368 with eight RBI in four games batting leadoff.
CHICAGO: Was the White Sox Opening Day starter at second base March 31 against Minnesota and went 0-for-4…went 0-for-6 the next game but then connected on the go-ahead home run in the eighth inning against the Twins April 3 for his first hit of the season…it snapped a career-high 0-for-17 streak dating back to 2013…it also started a career-high seven-game hitting streak from April 3 to 9 (10-for- 31, .323)…had a career-high four hits April 8 at Colorado…joined Avisail Garcia (also four hits) as the first Sox teammates, 23 or younger, to collect four hits in the same game since Harold Baines and Harry Chappas on April 20, 1980 at Baltimore (Source: Stats, Inc.)…hit a go-ahead home run in the eighth inning April 13 vs. Cleveland, his second such homer of 2014…the last White Sox to hit two go-ahead homers in the eighth inning or later over the first 13 games of a season was Dick Allen in 1972 (source: Elias)…started in the leadoff spot April 20 at Texas and had his second career four-hit game while driving in a career-high four runs…matched his career high for RBI three games later at Detroit April23 when he hit his first career grand slam, a game-winning shot in the seventh inning off Ian Krol in the Sox 6-4 win…hit the game-winning, RBI double in the 12th inning May 5 at Chicago (NL)…was optioned to Charlotte June 1 when Jose Abreu was reinstated from the disabled list but returned Sept. 2 when the Knights season concluded…hit the game-winning, solo home run in the sixth inning Sept. 11 against Oakland…became the first White Sox number nine hitter to homer in a 1-0 win since Early Wynn on May 1, 1959 against Boston…had the game-tying RBI single in the ninth inning off David Price Sept. 23 at Detroit.
CHARLOTTE: Had a .502 slugging percentage with Charlotte, which was his best as a minor leaguer… joined the Knights June 2 and from that point through the end of the season, he led the International League in walks (53)…also ranked second in extra base hits (38) and tied for second in runs (152)…batted .321 (25-for-78) against left-handed pitching compared to .249 (56-for-225) against right-handers… hit 10 of his 15 home runs at home…10 were solo shots and seven came in the first inning…his average improved each month as he hit .188 in June, .286 in July and .326 in August…added 23 walks in 28 games in August for a .463 on-base percentage…appeared in 42 games at shortstop, 17 at third base, 11 in left field, eight at second base and seven at designated hitter…committed six errors, including five as a shortstop (.973 fielding percentage) and one as a third baseman (.981)…batted .327 as a shortstop, .212 at all other positions…saw his most action with 45 games from the three spot in the order…batted .183 over his first 30 games through July 4…then went 21-for-57 (.368) over a 14-game stretch from July 5 to 21 to boost his average to .247…homered in three consecutive games around the All-Star Break from July 12 to 17…reached base safely in 24 consecutive games from Aug. 5 to 30…hit .370 with a .500 on-base percentage over that stretch…had a season-best eight-game hitting streak from Aug. 18 to 25… went 15-for-30 (.500) with three home runs and seven RBI during the streak…homered in three straight games a second time, Aug. 22-24 against Norfolk.
Was named to Baseball America's Minor League All-Star Team and tabbed by the same publication as the Best Defensive Second Baseman and possessing the Best Strike-Zone Judgement in the SL … was honored as Southern League Most Valuable Player and Best Utility Player … appeared in 17 games at third base, three at shortstop and three at second with the White Sox … his contract was purchased from Charlotte on 9/3 … went 2-4 with a RBI as the starting third baseman in his major-league debut on 9/4 at New York-AL … connected on his first career homer on 9/23 vs. Toronto (two-run shot off J.A. Happ) … combined to hit .284 (147-518) with 32 doubles, six triples, 19 homers, 66 RBI, 24 stolen bases and 110 runs scored in 137 games between Birmingham and Charlotte … led the minors in runs scored and ranked sixth in walks (98) … played 73 games at shortstop, 41 at second base and 23 at third … ranked among the SL leaders in on-base percentage (1st, .420), runs scored (1st, 90), walks (T2nd, 84), slugging percentage (T2nd, .483) and average (T3rd, .290) … tied for second among Sox farmhands in homers … was named to the SL mid and postseason All-Star Teams … earned SL Player of the Week honors for 7/22-28 … reached base safely in 26 consecutive games from 6/29-7/28, the third-longest streak in the SL … went 19-36 (.528) with five homers, 14 RBI and 13 runs scored over his final 10 games with the Barons … appeared in 21 games with Glendale in the Arizona Fall League … played for the West in the AFL Fall Stars Game … entered the season rated by Baseball America as the No. 14 Prospect in the Sox system.
Ranked among Carolina League leaders in extra-base hits (2nd, 50), runs (3rd, 80), walks (5th, 55) and slugging percentage (5th, .471) at Class A Winston-Salem … ranked among organizational leaders in doubles (3rd, 31), extra-base hits (T4th), runs scored (5th), total bases (7th, 197), slugging percentage (7th) and home runs (T8th, 14) … appeared in 80 games at shortstop and 24 at second base … hit safely in a league-best 17 consecutive road games from 4/10-5/12 … recorded an 18-game hitting streak from 4/23-5/12, the third-longest in the CL … reached base safely in 28 straight games from 7/16-8/22, tied for the third-longest streak in the CL.