Name is pronounced "chick-KEE-nee"…Is married.....wife's name is Katie…Graduated from Barbe (LA) High School.....did not play as a senior due to injury (torn ACL)…His father, Glenn, was head coach of the baseball team at Barbe High School.....his mother, Raissa, was an assistant coach…His brother, Gavin, a shortstop, was the 12th overall pick in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft (Mets)…Enjoys cooking, card games and spending time with his family.
Made ML debut with 11 games over 3 stints for BOS...Spent the majority of the season with Triple-A Pawtucket...Hit safely in 7 of 10 games with an AB for the Red Sox...Reached in 9 of his 11 games with a PA...Defensively, appeared only at 3B for BOS (9 G, 7 GS)...Also started 1 game as the club's DH...Recalled for 1st career ML stint on 6/1 and debuted that day vs. TB, entering the game as a defensive replacement at 3B...Had an RBI double in the 7th inning off Juan Carlos Oviedo for his 1st ML hit...Belted 1st career HR on 9/24 vs. TB, a solo shot off Jake Odorizzi...Began the year with Pawtucket, playing in 50 games before 6/1 recall for his 1st career big league stint...Optioned to Pawtucket on 6/2 when Stephen Drew was recalled...Played 12 games for the PawSox before 6/17 recall for 2nd ML stint...Did not appear in a game for the Sox and was optioned back to Pawtucket on 6/20...Recalled by BOS on 9/17 following the Triple-A playoffs and spent remainder of the season with the club...Led the PawSox in RBI (57) and ranked 2nd in hits (107), BB (44), runs (52), and total bases (151)...Reached in 46 of his first 50 games from 4/3-5/30 (.278, 49-for-176, 20 BB, .354 OBP)...Had the longest on-base streak of the season in the International League, reaching base in 29 straight games from 4/18-5/22 (.290, 27-for-93, 16 BB, .396 OBP)...In last 30 Triple-A games from 8/9 through the postseason, hit .357 (40-for-112) with 12 2B, 3B, 2 HR, and 26 RBI...Hit .306 (11-for-36) with 5 RBI in 9 playoff games for the PawSox, including the Triple-A Championship Game...Helped the PawSox to the Governors' Cup title...Following the season, rated by Baseball America as Boston's 10th-best prospect...Also tabbed as the system's best hitter for average as well as having the system's best strike-zone judgment.
Combined to top all minor leaguers (min. 325 AB) with a .443 OBP in 129 games between High-A Salem and Double-A Portland…Also led the Red Sox system with a .322 AVG, 146 hits, and 94 walks. Totaled 33 doubles, 7 triples, 7 homers, 61 RBI, and 23 stolen bases on the year…Had more walks (94) than strikeouts (86). Reached safely in 120 of 129 games, including 63 of 66 Double-A contests. Began the season with Salem and named to the Carolina League's mid-season All-Star Team. Named both Red Sox Offensive Player and Base Stealer of the Month for April...Hit .392 (31-for-79) with 8 doubles, triples, 3 homers, 13 RBI, 13 walks, and 10 stolen bases (3 CS) in 21 games during the month. Earned Carolina League Player of the Week honors for 4/22-28 (.478 AVG, 11-for-23, 2 2B, 3 3B, HR, 7 RBI, 6 BB, 10 R) and 5/6-12 (.389 AVG, 7-for-18, 3 2B, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 3 BB). Started for the Carolina League All-Star Team in its 12-2 win over the California League on 6/18 in San Jose, CA… Went 0-for-2 with a walk. Sent to Portland on 6/21 following the CL All-Star break…Was the 1st-half CL leader in AVG (.350), walks (43), OBP (.469), and OPS (1.016) in 63 games. While with the Sea Dogs, from 6/21 through the end of the season, ranked 2nd in the Eastern League in walks (51) and OBP (.420). Reached base safely via hit, walk, or HBP in 39 straight games from 7/20-8/30…Was the 3rd-longest on-base streak in Sea Dogs history and the EL's 2nd-longest streak of the year. Selected to participate in the 2013 All-Star Futures Game for the U.S. Team…Went 1-for-2 with an RBI in a 4-2 win over the World Futures on 7/14 at Citi Field in New York. Helped Surprise to the Arizona Fall League title, hitting .277 (18-for-65) with 4 doubles, 9 RBI, and 9 runs in 18 games…Tied for the AFL lead with 17 walks and ranked 9th with a .434 OBP. Named to the AFL's Rising Stars Team and homered in the exhibition on 11/2. Received the AFL's Dernell Stenson Sportsmanship Award. Following the season, named by Baseball America as the Red Sox' No. 6 prospect, as well as the best hitter for average and as having the best strike-zone discipline in the system. Also rated by Baseball America as the Carolina League's best batting prospect and as having the best strikezone judgment in the CL in 2013…Overall, tabbed by BA as the top 3B prospect (No. 6 overall) in the CL
With Single-A Greenville in 1st full pro season, ranked among South Atlantic League leaders in doubles (T-3rd, 38), runs (T-4th, 84), stolen bases (3rd, 51), and intentional walks (T-1st, 5). Named Red Sox Base Runner of the Year after his 51 stolen bases led the organization...Was caught stealing just 6 times for an 89.4% success rate. Led qualifying SAL 3B with a .944 fielding pct. (14 E/251 TC). Placed 6th in the Red Sox system with a .305 AVG (139-for-455). Led the Drive in doubles and runs, while finishing 2nd on the club in games (118), at-bats, hits, triples (tied, 4), total bases (197), and walks (61). Batted .338 (110-for-325) with all 4 home runs against right-handers. Hit .442 (34-for-77) when leading off an inning. Chosen as Red Sox Minor League Base Stealer of the Month for April. Reached base safely in a team-high 33 consecutive games from 4/13-5/22 at .349 (45-for-129) with 17 walks. Went 3-for-3 on stolen base attempts on 4/13 at West Virginia and 8/21 vs. Augusta. Knocked a season-high 5 hits and 5 RBI on 5/26 at Charleston. Named a SAL mid-season All-Star. Following the season, ranked by Baseball America as Boston's No. 1 prospect at 3B, No. 7 prospect overall, and as having the best infield arm in the system and SAL. Selected as the No. 15 prospect overall in the SAL by Baseball America.
Named to the New York-Penn League All-Star Team in his pro debut. Played in 32 games with Short-A Lowell prior to a season-ending DL stint beginning on 7/24…Suffered a left wrist fracture on a HBP on 7/23 vs. Auburn. Was leading the NYPL in doubles (12), ranked 4th in stolen bases (12), and tied for 5th in RBI (23) at the time of his injury. Overall, ranked 3rd on the Spinners in doubles and his .298 AVG ranked 2nd on the club (min. 100 AB). Named Red Sox Minor League Base Runner of the Month for June. Batted .342 (27-for-79) with 9 doubles, 3 homers, and 18 RBI in 22 games in July. Named NYPL Player of the Week for 7/18-24 after leading the league with a .571 AVG (12-for-21) and placing 3rd in total bases (19) and runs (9). Selected to the NYPL All-Star Team. Following the season, ranked by Baseball America as Boston's No. 3 infield prospect, No. 7 prospect overall, and the best hitter for average in the Red Sox system…Also selected as the No. 2 prospect overall in the NYPL by BA.