Became a Cardinal
Selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 30th round of the 2011 First-Year Player Draft. Signed on June 16, 2011. Release announced on October 4, 2013.
For the Appy League champs from Johnson City, he led the league with 27 doubles and was third in extra-base hits (36) and runs cored (49). His .314 average was fourth among Cardinals minor leaguers and his .935 OPS tied Anthony Garcia for the team high and second-highest in the system.
Topps Midwest League Player of the Month: May 2012
Midwest League Player of the Week: 06/4-10/12
The Cardinal Nation/Scout.com Top Cardinals Prospect #37: 2012
The Cardinal Nation/Scout.com Johnson City Cardinals Player of the Year: 2011
Appalachian League All-Star: 2011
Appalachian League Player of the Week: 8/8-14/11