Drafted in the 18th round of the 2013 MLB Draft by the Cleveland Indians
2013 Honorable Mention All-Big 12
Made 45 starts as part of 50 appearances on the season... posted 37 starts at second base, four in left field and four as the designated hitter... also made four appearances as a pinch hitter and one as a defensive replacement... ranked third on the squad with a .273 batting average... posted 10 doubles, one triple and a team-leading five home runs while driving in 30... 14 of his 30 RBIs came with two outs... was 4-for-7 in stolen bases... was 1-for-3 as a pinch hitter with a walk... tallied a hit in 35 of 49 games with a plate appearance... reached base safely in 40 games... collected 10 multi-hit games and seven multiple RBI contests... made his career debut on Feb. 17 at Ole Miss... first career hit came as a pinch hitter against Cal State Fullerton on Feb. 23... earned his first start of the year on Feb. 24 against the Titans... collected his first extra base hit of the season on March 9 against Pacific... became a regular in the starting lineup on March 12 against Northwestern State... had two doubles and scored two runs against Northwestern State on March 13... doubled and drove in a run as part of a two-hit day against Kansas on March 16... kicked off a nine-game hitting streak with a 1-for-3 day on March 23 at Oklahoma... hit .412 (14-for-34) during the streak... collected three hits in the series finale against the Sooners (March 24)... had four hits in the series at Texas Tech (March 29-31)... drove in a run in game two against the Red Raiders to start a five-game RBI streak... collected 11 RBIs in that stretch... hit a three run home run in the series finale at Texas Tech (March 31)... drove in two runs in the series-opener against UT Pan American (April 2)... collected a career-high four RBIs on three hits against the Broncs (April 3)... after going hitless for two games, started another nine-game hitting streak on April 10 against Stephen F. Austin... hit his second home run of the second home run of the season, a two-run shot against the Lumberjacks... had three hits and drove in two runs in the Oklahoma State series (April 12-14)... hit a three-run home run as part of a two-hit day at UT Arlington on April 16... collected two hits and drove in a run in the series-opener at Kansas State (April 26)... drove in a run in the series finale against the Wildcats (April 28)... broke out of a six game slump with a two-hit game against West Virginia on May 12... hit his fourth home run and double while driving in three against the Mountaineers... had a strong series against Texas (May 16-18), collecting five hits and driving in two... hit his fifth home run of the year against West Virginia on May 24 at the Big 12 Championships.
Played two seasons at Howard Junior College... was a 32nd round (983rd overall) draft pick by the Cleveland Indians in the 2012 MLB Draft... was a two-time all-conference performer... earned all-region honors as a sophomore... hit .379 with a .452 on-base percentage as a freshman... improved to hit .408 with 13 stolen bases, five home runs and 66 RBIs as a sophomore.
Earned three varsity letters at Birdville High School... was a three-time all-district performer... earned Defensive Player of the Year honors as a junior... named team MVP as a senior... was a third-team all-state performer as a senior... hit .443 as a junior and .404 as a senior.
Parents are David and Karen... has a younger sister, Jordan... majoring in communications.