Hit .261 (41-for-157) with 26R, 9 doubles, 11HR and 31RBI in 46 games (42 starts at 1B) with the Yankees…from the time of his Major League debut on 8/13 through the end of the season, led the Yankees in home runs and tied for the lead in RBI (also Beltran)…marked the most home runs by a Yankees rookie since Robinson Cano hit 14HR in 2005...Of his 11HR, six gave the Yankees the lead…was tied with Carlos Beltran for the team in go-ahead homers from the time of his call-up through the end of the season…eight of his 11HR came with at least one runner on base (credit: Elias)...His 11HR tied for the most by any player in Baseball history in his first Major League season after debuting in August or later (Mike Jacobs hit 11HR for the 2005 Mets after debuting on 8/21)…entering the season, Steve Whitaker (7HR in 1966 after debuting on 8/23) held the Yankees franchise record-credit: Elias...Hit 11HR in his first 46 Major League games, the third-most by a Yankee in franchise history (Shane Spencer-12, 1998-99; Kevin Maas-15, 1990)…had 31RBI in the same span, the most by a Yankee since Shane Spencer from 1998-99 (32)... Led all Major League rookies (min. 125AB) with a 14.27AB/HR ratio (11HR in 157AB)...Hit .324 (23-for-71) with 8HR, a .718 SLG% and 1.149 OPS with runners on base, compared to .209 (18-for-86) with 3HR, a .372 SLG% and a .633 OPS with the bases empty...According to MLB Statcast, his 94.5 mph average exit velocity on 93 batted balls was fourth-highest in the Majors (min. 50 batted balls), trailing Giancarlo Stanton (99.1), Miguel Cabrera (95.1) and Miguel Sano (94.9)...Made his Major League debut in 8/13 win at Cleveland, going 0-for-5…was signed to a Major League contract and selected to the Yankees' 25-man roster prior to the game...Collected his first Major League hit with an eighth-inning single off LaTroy Hawkins in 8/15 win at Toronto, going 1-for-4...Recorded his first career RBI and multi-hit game in 8/18 win vs. Minnesota, going 2-for-4 with 1R and 1RBI...Hit two-run HR-the first of his Major League career-in the fourth and two-run HR in the sixth and was 2-for-4 in 8/19 win vs. Minnesota…became the third Yankee in franchise history with a multi-HR game within his first five Major League games (also Jesus Montero, fourth game on 9/5/11 vs. Baltimore-2HR and Shelley Duncan, fourth game on 7/22/07 vs. Tampa Bay-2HR)…is the first Yankee to hit his first two career HRs in the same game since Montero…according to Elias, became the first Yankees rookie to have at least 4RBI (since 1920) and drive in all of the team's runs in a win...Had 8HR in September, tied for third-most in the AL…marked the seventh time ever that a Yankees rookie hit at least 8HR in a calendar month, the first since Shane Spencer hit 8HR in Sept. 1998…was one of six Major League rookies to hit at least 8HR in a calendar month in 2015, joining Joc Pederson (9HR/May), Maikel Franco (8HR/June), Miguel Sano (9HR/August), Kyle Schwarber (9HR/August) and Justin Bour (9HR/September)…tied for third in the AL with four game-winning RBI in September...Hit game-winning three-run HR and was 1-for-3 with 2R, 3RBI and 1BB in 9/7 win vs. Baltimore…came in his 22nd career game, making him the sixth Yankees player since at least 1914 with at least 5HR in his first 22 Major League games (Kevin Maas-7, Shelley Duncan-6, Shane Spencer-6, Steve Whitaker-6 and Joe Pepitone-5)...Reached base safely in a career-high 12 straight games (w/ a plate appearance) from 9/11-25...Hit safely in a career-high eight straight games from 9/15-23, batting .333 (10-for-30) with 6R, 3 doubles, 5HR, 11RBI, 4BB and a .412 OBP over the stretch...Hit game-winning three-run HR in the 10th-his third homer in as many games and fifth in last seven-in 9/22 win at Toronto…was the second Yankees rookie with a go-ahead HR in the ninth inning or later on that road trip (also Slade Heathcott on 9/14 at Tampa Bay) after no Yankees rookies had done so since Melky Cabrera in 2006…according to Elias, became the first Yankees rookie to hit an extra-inning home run in a road victory since 7/14/62, when Tom Tresh hit a two-run HR in the 10th inning off the Angels' Dean Chance in a 9-8 win at Dodger Stadium...Made his postseason debut in 10/6 AL Wild Card Game loss vs. Houston, starting at 1B and going 1-for-3...Underwent surgery to repair a right shoulder labrum tear on 2/2/16 and will miss the 2016 season…the injury is a reoccurrence of a right shoulder injury sustained in May of 2015…the surgery will be performed by Dr. David Altchek at The Hospital for Special Surgery in New York...Began the season with Double-A Trenton, hitting .258 (47-for-182) with 29R, 16 doubles, 6HR, 29RBI and 24BB in 49 games…spent 5/8-6/4 on the Trenton D.L. with a right shoulder injury...Was promoted to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on 7/1…batted .301 (41-for-136) with 15R, 7 doubles, 1 triple, 6HR, 23RBI and 11BB in 34 games with the RailRiders…was named IL "Player of the Week" on 8/10 after batting .348 (8-for-23) with 4R, 2 doubles, 1 triple, 2HR, 10RBI and 1BB in six games from 8/3-9...Attended spring training as a non-roster invitee with the Yankees, batting .353 (6-for-17) with 4R, 3 doubles, 1HR and 4RBI in 13 games...Following the season, was tabbed by MiLB.com as an Organization All-Star.
Combined at Single-A Tampa and Double-A Trenton to bat .271 (100-for-369) with 52R, 30 doubles, 14HR, 43RBI and 63BB in 102 games.,,Began the season with Tampa and hit .277 (76-for-274) with 36R, 22 doubles, 7HR, 32RBI and 45BB in 75 games...Reached base safely in 15 straight games from 7/17-8/1, hitting .346 (18-for-52) with 9R, 4 doubles, 3HR, 13RBI and 13BB over the span...Was promoted to Trenton on 8/2 and appeared in 27 games, batting .253 (24-for-95) with 16R, 8 doubles, 7HR, 11RBI and 18BB…recorded a multi-HR game on 8/6 vs. Altoona, going 4-for-4 with 3R, 1 double and 2RBI...Was named Eastern League "Batter of the Week" on 8/11 after hitting .421 (8-for-19) with 8R, 2 doubles, 3HR, 3RBI and 4BB from 8/4-10, his first full week at the Double-A level...Played for Scottsdale in the Arizona Fall League at the close of the season, batting .313 (31-for-99) with 21R, 6 doubles, 6HR and 21RBI in 26 games…was named the 2014 Joe Black MVP of the AFL as he ranked among the league leaders in home runs (tied for first), runs (first), RBI (second), hits (tied for second), total bases (second, 55), slugging percentage (third, .556), extra-base hits (tied for third, 12) and batting average (sixth)…was named "AFL Player of the Week" on 10/21 after batting .353 (6-for-17) with 3R, 2HR and 5RBI over four games…was selected as an AFL Rising Star and named the MVP of the Fall Stars Game...Following the season, was tabbed by Baseball America as the No. 4 prospect in the Yankees organization.
Spent the entire season with Single-A Charleston, hitting .288 (132-for-458) with 84R, 36 doubles, 3 triples, 20HR, 84RBI and 107BB in 130 games…led all minor league batters in walks…led all Yankees farmhands in runs scored, ranked second in RBI, third in HR and sixth in batting average...Led the South Atlantic League in on-base percentage (.428), tied for second in RBI, ranked third in runs scored, fourth in games played, fifth in doubles and eighth in batting average…ranked second in the SAL in extra-base hits (59) and finished with a .511 slugging percentage...Was named SAL "Batter of the Week" on 7/22…on 7/19 vs. Greensboro, went 4-for-5 with 3R, 3HR and 7RBI, homering in each of his first 3PA...Was named to the SAL Postseason All-Star Team…was tabbed by MiLB.com as an Organization All-Star at the conclusion of the season…was also tabbed by Baseball America as the No. 8 prospect in the Yankees organization, as the "Best Hitter for Average," and as having the "Best Strike-Zone Discipline."