Drafted in the sixth round (209 overall) in the 2012 MLB Draft by the Atlanta Braves
2012 NCAA College Station All-Regional Team
2012 Academic All-Mountain West
2011 Second-team All-Mountain West Conference
2011 MWC All-Tournament Team
2011 Academic All-Mountain West
Member of the 2011 Collegiate National Team
2010 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American
2010 Ping!Baseball Freshman All-American
2010 Academic All-Mountain West
Was the only Horned Frog to play in and start all 62 games... made 61 starts as the catcher and one as the designated hitter... tied for second on the team with 17 multi-hit games and nine multiple RBI contests... tallied a base hit in 44 games and reached base safely in 54 contests... paced the team with 70 hits, 11 home runs, 56 runs and 42 walks... ranked second with 43 RBIs and 12 doubles... tallied 21 two-out RBIs on the season... hit .314 on the season... stole a team-high 14 bases in 21 attempts... defensively, threw out 19 runners trying to steal... was 2-for-4 in the season opener against Ole Miss on Feb. 17... had three hits, including a triple and his first home run of the season on March 2 against Oklahoma State... was 2-for-3 with a run scored in the series finale against the Cowboys on March 4... had two hits in each game against Texas Tech March 11-12... games started an eight-game hitting streak that saw him bat .438 (14-for-32)... was 5-for-6 with three RBIs, including the game-winner in the 12th inning, at UTSA on March 13... hit safely in each game at UNLV March 16-18... drove in three runs in the series finale against the Rebels on March 18... drove in a pair of runs with a double at Texas State on March 20... hit the Frogs only extra-inning home run of the season on March 27 at UT Arlington... blasted his third home run of the season on April 5 against UNC Wilmington... was 5-for-10 with four RBIs in the series against Air Force (April 13-15)... had three hits in game two against the Falcons... hit a three-run home run and drove in another run in the series finale against Air Force on April 15... was 4-for-4 with two runs cored and an RBI against Louisiana Monroe on April 17... homered in back-to-back games against Manhattan on April 28-29... scored three runs and drove in four against the Jaspers on April 28... drove in two more runs and scored three runs in the series finale against Manhattan on April 29... was 2-for-4 with a run scored against New Mexico on May 5... doubled in a run in the series opener at Air Force on May 11... had two doubles and a home run and drove in four in game two against the Falcons on May 12... scored three times in the series finale at Air Force on May 13... had five hits, including three in the second game, against San Diego State May 18-20... hit his eighth home run of the season in the conference tournament against New Mexico on May 25... game started an eight-game hitting streak... was 12-for-34 (.353) during the streak... was 2-for-6 with two RBIs against San Diego State on May 26... hit safely in all five games of the NCAA College Station Regional... was 1-for-4 in the Regional opener against Ole Miss on June 1... homered and collected two RBIs in an elimination game against Dayton on June 2... drove in a run with his only hit against Texas A&M on June 3... walked and scored the tying run against Ole Miss on June 3 as the Frogs staved off elimination... his 10th home run of the season tied the game at one in the fourth inning against Ole Miss in the Regional Championship game on June 4... homered as part of a two-hit game in the opener of the NCAA Super Regional at UCLA on June 8.
Played in and started 48 games... 37 starts came as the catcher and 11 as the designated hitter... his .333 average ranked second on the squad... collected 11 doubles, two triples and five home runs... tallied a career-high 38 RBIs, 13 of which came with two outs... was a perfect 9-for-9 in stolen bases... led the team with his .426 on-base percentage... tied for the team lead with 28 walks... tallied a hit in 39 games and reached base safely in 42 contests... racked up 15 multi-hit games and nine multiple RBI contests... became a regular in the starting lineup on March 5 at Texas Tech... played in two games in the series and racked up two hits in each game... tripled as part of two hits with and drove in a run in the series opener against Houston Baptist on Mach 11... put together a six-game hitting streak from April 2-10... hit .550 (11-for-20) during the streak... also put together an 11-game RBI streak from April 2-19... collected 14 RBIs in that stretch... opened the streak with a 2-for-2 day at the plate with two doubles against Air Force... his second double of the game gave TCU a 3-2 win over the Falcons... drove in a pair of runs in the series finale on April 3... had a monster series against New Mexico with seven hits and four RBIs in the three games... went 3-for-5 in the opener... had two hits in each of the next two games... collected three doubles and drove in four in the three game series at San Diego State April 15-17... hit first home run of the season on April 19 at nationally-ranked Texas A&M... smoked a two-run home run at Dallas Baptist on April 25 to open up a season-long 10-game hitting streak... all three of his hits at Oklahoma State May 6-8 went for extra bases... two were doubles and one was a triple... his third home run of the season was a three-run shot against Utah on May 14... hit .451 (14-for-31) during an eight-game hitting streak from May 17-27... had five hits and five RBIs in the three-game sweep of New Mexico May 19-21... had two hits, drove in two and scored three runs in game two of the series... tripled and drove in three in the series finale against the Lobos... had eight hits in the MWC Tournament... hit a home run and drove in three in the Frogs' win over BYU on May 26... followed with a 4-for-4 day at the plate against Utah on May 27... had a double and two RBIs in the contest... had two hits in the NCAA Fort Worth Regional.
Played in 59 games and made 51 starts ... of his 51 starts, 33 came in right field, 17 as a the designated hitter and one as the catcher ... made four appearances as a pinch hitter, two as a pinch runner and two as a defensive replacement ... ranked fourth on the squad with a .356 batting average ... posted a .510 slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .438 ... collected 16 doubles, four triples and two home runs as part of his 69 hits on the season ... tallied 33 RBIs and scored 41 runs ... 13 of the RBIs came with two outs ... was successful in 11-of-19 stolen base attempts ... reached base safely in 47 of 59 games played and tallied a base hit in 41 ... racked up 19 multi-hit games and seven multiple RBI contests ... was 2-for-4 with an RBI as a pinch hitter ... hit .329 in 22 conference games with 12 RBIs ... opened career with a 14-game hitting streak and reached base safely in 24 straight ... started his collegiate career with a bang, going 8-for-10 in the opening three-game sweep of Sam Houston State Feb. 19-21 ... went 4-for-5 in game two with two RBIs ... had a string of seven straight base hits after going 3-for-3 in the series finale ... drove in a career-high four runs in the Feb. 21 contest ... also stole four bases in five attempts in the series against the Bearkats ... picked up four more hits, including three doubles, against Cal State Fullerton Feb. 26-28 ... tallied his first career extra base hit, a double, in the opener against the Titans ... tripled and drove in two runs as part of a three-hit effort against UT San Antonio on March 2 ... drove in a run on a pair of hits against Rice on March 7 ... collected two more hits on March 9 at UT Arlington ... hit safely in all three games against Texas Tech March 14-16 ... drove in a run and tallied a hit in all three contests against BYU March 18-19 ... picked up his first career home run against the Cougars in game one of a doubleheader on March 19 ... went 3-for-4 with an RBI against Texas State on March 23 to commence a five-game hitting streak ... hit .450 (9-for-20) during the streak with four extra base hits, five runs scored and five RBIs ... tripled and drove in two in the series-opener at Air Force on March 26 ... collected two more RBIs and a double in game two at Air Force on March 28 ... was instrumental in the Frogs' win at Houston on April 9 with a four-hit night ... went 4-for-5 with two runs scored, a double, a triple and four RBIs ... stroked two doubles as part of a three-hit afternoon on April 11 at Houston ... lit up BYU to the tune of a .583 (7-for-12) average ... had three hits in the opener on April 15 ... followed with back-to-back two hit contests on April 16-17 ... connected on his second home run of the season as part of a two-hit effort against UNLV on April 24 ... doubled in a run at Utah on May 1 ... came off the bench against New Mexico on May 9 and notched a hit in three at-bats ... was 2-for-2 in the series opener against Air Force on May 15 ... went 2-for-2 with an RBI off the bench against Lamar on June 4 in the NCAA Fort Worth Regional ... collected a base hit against Florida State in the come-from-behind win over the Seminoles on June 23.
Round Rock High School:
Drafted in the 37th round by the Washington Nationals ... selected as the District 16-5A Most Valuable Player as a senior ... earned first-team all-state honors and first-team all-Central Texas accolades as a senior ... named Under Armour an All-American as a junior and senior ... tabbed first-team academic all-state as a senior ... participated in the Texas Scouts game and the THSCAA all-star game ... was the runner-up in the Under Armour home run derby ... took part in the Under Armour All-American game ... twice earned first-team all-district honors ... also a two-time first-team all-Central Texas performer ... named to the Central Texas High School Express All-Star team as a junior and senior ... was named District 16-5A Newcomer of the Year in 2007 ... is a four-time academic all-district performer ... played for the Austin Slam ... posted a .432 batting average as a senior ... earned four varsity letters.
Parents are Robert and Kris ... has two sisters, Shannon and Lauren, and one brother Chase ... majoring in communications.