Resides in Davie, FL during the offseason with his wife, Vanessa, and son, Liam. Batted .485 (50 for 103) with 39 runs scored, nine doubles, three triples, nine home runs, 45 RBI and seven stolen bases during his junior season at Archbishop McCarthy High School in Florida in 2009. Selected the Gatorade Player of the Year in Florida after hitting .542 (39 for 72) with 34 runs scored, eight doubles, three triples, six home runs, 41 RBI and 22 stolen bases during his senior season at Archbishop McCarthy High School in 2010...tabbed a Second-Team High School All-American by Baseball America. Participates in Autographs for a Cause (donates funds to Big Family of Michigan), the Detroit Tigers Autographed Memorabilia Donation program and Tigers Dreams Come True program, participated in the PLAY campaign and the pregame ceremony prior to the annual Fiesta Tigres! game and attended Keeping Kids in the Game and the Tigers Winter Caravan. Recommended/signed by Rolando Casanova for the Tigers.
Completed his second full season with the Tigers in 2015, establishing career highs in games played (154), at-bats (549), hits (140), doubles (33), triples (6), home runs (15) and RBI (73). Recorded a career-high, nine-game hitting streak from April 12-21, batting .379 (11 ofr 29) with three doubles and two RBI -- also hit safely in nine straight games from June 30-July 8, hitting .378 (14 for 37) with six runs scored, one double, two home runs and 10 RBIs during the streak. Turned in the first four-hit game of his career on July 6 at Seattle -- also had four hits on August 19 at Chicago Cubs. Homered in back-to-back games for the first time in his career on July 6-7 -- also homered in consecutive games July 21-22 and July 25-26. Hit the first grand slam of his major league career on July 22 vs. Seattle -- also hit a grand slam on August 19 at Chicago Cubs...finished tied for second in the American League with two grand slams. Finished the month of July with 20 RBI, which ranked tied for seventh in the American League. Recorded the first multi-home run game of his career on August 19 at Chicago Cubs -- also added two doubles in the game, becoming the first Tiger to have four extra-base hits in a game since Ivan Rodriguez on April 5, 2006 at Kansas City...drove in a career-high five RBI in the game. Hit .305 (29 for 95) with nine runs scored, 12 doubles and nine RBI during the month of September -- his 12 doubles ranked tied for second in the American League. Batted .351 (40 for 114) against lefthanded pitchers, which ranked fourth in the AL...hit .230 (100 for 435) with righthanded pitchers on the mound. • Recorded a .266 (73x274) batting average at Comerica Park...hit .244 (67 for 275) on the road. Ranked fifth in the American League with a .342 (39 for 114) batting average with runners in scoring position. Hit .243 (74 for 304) with 20 runs scored, 13 doubles, four triples, six home runs and 38 RBI before the All-Star break...hit .269 (66 for 245) with 22 runs scored, 20 doubles, two triples, nine home runs and 35 RBI following the All-Star break Ranked second among all American League rookies with 138 hits, 31 doubles, and 66 RBI as he appeared in 148 games in his first full season
Ranked second among all American League rookies with 138 hits, 31 doubles, and 66 RBI as he appeared in 148 games in his first full season at the major league level with the Tigers in 2014...Finished the season ranked 10th among all Tigers players during their rookie season with 31 doubles, while he was 16th with 66th RBI...Selected to the Baseball America All-rookie team following the season...On the Tigers opening Day roster for the first time in his career...Recorded his first career RBI on April 4 versus Baltimore with a double in the second inning...Connected for his first major league home run on April 9 at Dodger stadium off Josh Beckett with a three-run home run in the third inning...Established a career-high with three hits on May 21 at Cleveland -- equaled the high on June 5 versus Toronto, June 6 versus Boston, June 7 versus Boston, June 14 versus Minnesota, July 8 versus Los Angeles Dodgers, August 10 at Toronto, and September 1 at Cleveland...Became just the fifth Tigers rookie since at least 1914 to connect for three consecutive three-hit games, doing so from June 5-7 at Comerica Park...Batted .337 (33x98) with 12 runs scored, 10 doubles, one triple, two home runs and 10 RBI in 26 games during June...Established a career-high with four RBI on July 30 versus Chicago White Sox...Established a career-high eight-game hitting streak August 22-29 -- batted .333 (11x33) with four runs scored, two doubles, one triple, and seven RBI during the streak...matched the streak from August 30-September 6 -- batted .303 (10x33) with three runs scored and two doubles during the stretch...Batted .266 (105x394) against righthanded pitchers...hit .237 (33x139) with lefties on the mound...Posted a .284 (76x268) batting average at home...batted .234 (62x265) on the road...Batted .262 (79x302) with 29 runs scored, 20 doubles, one triple, six home runs and 34 rBI in 84 games prior to the break...hit .255 (59x231) with 21 runs scored, 11 doubles, three triples, five home runs and 32 rBI in 62 games following the break.
Spent the majority of the 2013 season at Triple A Toledo -- led the International League with 81 runs scored, while he was tied for first with 37 doubles, second with 147 hits and fourth with 76 RBI...Named the best batting prospect in the International League by Baseball America...Batted .361 (39x108) with nine doubles, five home runs and 17 RBI in 28 games during June...Selected to the International League All-Star team...Had his contract purchased from Toledo prior to the game on September 1 versus Cleveland -- made his major league debut the same day...Collected his first career major league hit on September 7 at Kansas City, an infield single...Appeared in 11 games with the Tigers in September, batting .278 (5x18).