Resides in Ft. Lauderdale, FL during the offseason. Visited children from Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos Orphanage at the Tigers Dominican Academy in 2014, participates in the Tigers Dreams Come True and the Autographed Memorabilia Donation programs, participated in the pregame ceremony prior to the annual ¡Fiesta Tigres! game and attended Keeping Kids in the Game and the Detroit Tigers Winter Caravan. Graduated from Flanagan High School in Pembroke Pines, FL where his team won consecutive state titles in 2005-06...Achieved Second-Team All-Broward County Honors his sophomore, junior and senior seasons. Attended Nova Southeastern University in Davie, FL...batted .428 with 15 home runs and 57 RBIs while setting the school's all-time record with 73 runs scored in a single season, and being named a First-Team All-American during his junior year in 2009.
Finished the 2016 season with 22 homers, marking the third straight season he has hit 20-or-more homers...Ranked seventh in the American League with a .373 on-base percentage and a .535 slugging percentage, while he was eighth with a .307 batting average...Posted his second career four-hit game on April 12 vs. Pittsburgh (other, May 30, 2013 at Colorado)...Recorded his first career game with three doubles on June 14 at Chicago (AL) -- marked the first three-double game by a Tigers player since Miguel Cabrera on August 21, 2015 vs. Texas...Sidelined from June 17-August 3 with a non-displaced fracture of the radial neck at the right elbow...Began an injury rehabilitation assignment with Triple A Toledo on July 26 -- played in eight games with the Mud Hens and hit .278 (10x36) with three runs scored, three doubles and five RBI...Activated from the 15-day disabled list on August 3 -- hit the first pitch he saw in the eighth inning for a pinch hit goahead home run off of Chris Sale…was the second pinch hit homer of his career (other, May 19, 2014 at Cleveland)...Belted the 100th home run of his major league career in the seventh inning on August 14 at Texas, hitting a two-run shot off of A.J. Griffin...Hit safely in 14 straight games from August 9-24 -- batted .448 (26x58) with 13 runs scored, four doubles, five home runs and 11 RBI during the streak, which tied a career high...Named the Tigers Player of the Month for August after hitting .404 (42x104) with 21 runs scored, 11 doubles, seven home runs and 15 RBI -- tied for the AL lead with 11 doubles in August, while he ranked second with a .404 batting average, tied for second with 42 hits and third with a .446 on-base percentage and a .712 slugging percentage…his .404 batting average was the highest by a Tiger in the month of August since Alan Trammell hit .405 in August, 1993...Hit .307 (104x339) against righthanded pitchers, which ranked 10th in the American League…batted .306 (37x121) vs. lefties...Led the AL with a .362 (81x224) home batting average…posted a .254 (60x236) batting average on the road...Compiled a .286 (72x252) batting average with 36 runs scored, 19 doubles, two triples, 12 home runs and 39 RBI in 65 games prior to the All-Star break…batted .332 (69x208) with 33 runs scored, 16 doubles, 10 home runs and 29 RBI following the All-Star break.
Finished his first full season with the Tigers in 2015 and established career highs in games played (158), at-bats (596), runs scored (93), hits (168), doubles (33), home runs (38), RBI (102) and walks (53). Selected to the American League All-Star Team for the first time in his career. Won his first career Silver Slugger Award. Named Tiger of the Year by the Detroit chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America. Was one of three finalists for the American League Gold Glove as an outfielder after finishing the season with a .993 fielding percentage (282TC/2E). Finished the season with 38 home runs and 102 RBIs -- became the seventh player in Tigers history to hit 38-or-more home runs and drive in 100-or-more runs in a season, joining Miguel Cabrera (2010, 2012, 2013), Norm Cash (1961), Rocky Colavito (1961), Cecil Fielder (1990, 1991), Hank Greenberg (1937, 1938, 1940, 1946) and Dean Palmer (1999). Drove in 100 runs for the first time in his career -- became the first Tigers outfielder to record 100-or-more RBI in a season since Magglio Ordonez had 103 RBI in 2008. Ranked tied for third in the American League with 15 outfield assists, while he was fifth with 319 total bases and 73 extra-base hits, seventh with 102 RBI and eighth with 38 home runs and a .535 slugging percentage. Hit his first career Opening Day home run on April 6 vs. Minnesota, a solo home run in the second inning off Phil Hughes. Drew a career-high three walks on May 6 at Chicago White Sox. Had a season-best, 11-game hitting streak from May 9-20, batting .410 (16-for-39) with seven runs scored, two doubles, two home runs and three RBI during the stretch. Homered in three straight games three times during the season (June 13-15, June 24-26, July 4-6). Recorded the first multi-home run game of his career on June 21 at New York Yankees, hitting three home runs in the win -- became the first visiting player to hit three home runs at Yankee Stadium and the first Tiger to hit three homers vs. the Yankees since Charlie Maxwell on May 3, 1959 at Briggs Stadium...also established a career high with six RBI. Reached base safely in a career-best 19 straight games from June 4-26 -- during the 19-game stretch, he hit .320 (24-for-75) with 14 runs scored, three doubles, 10 home runs and 24 RBI. Named Tigers Player of the Month for June after batting .290 (27-for-93) with 16 runs scored, three doubles, 11 home runs and 26 RBI -- tied for the American League lead in RBI, while he was second in home runs...his 11 home runs in June were tied for the third most in club history and were the most since Mickey Tettleton hit 11 in June, 1993. • Selected American League Player of the Week for the week ending July 5 after hitting .458 (11-for-24) with six runs scored, a double, four home runs and 10 RBI in six games -- marked his second career player of the week honor. Hit 15 home runs and drove in 35 runs over 24 games from June 7-July 6 -- became the first Tiger to put together a 24-game stretch as such since Hank Greenberg from September 4-29, 1946, when he hit 15 home runs and had 36 RBI. Recorded 25 home runs prior to the All-Star break, which ranked tied for the third most in franchise history. Named Tigers Player of the Month for July after hitting .320 (33-for-103) with 21 runs scored, four doubles, one triple, eight home runs and 20 RBIs -- finished tied for second in the American League in runs scored during July, while he was tied for fourth in home runs and tied for seventh in RBI. Finished the series in Baltimore from July 30-August 2 with eight RBIs...according to the Elias Sports Bureau, the eight RBsI were the most by a Tigers player in one series at Baltimore since 1986, when Kirk Gibson had nine RBI in a threegame set at Memorial Stadium. Posted a .298 (28-for-94) batting average with 10 runs scored, six doubles, one triple, six home runs and 19 RBI in August. • Hit .265 (31-for-117) against lefthanders...batted .286 (137-for-479) vs. righthanded pitchers. Posted a .282 (84-for-298) batting average at Comerica Park...hit .282 (84x298) on the road. Hit .289 (95-for-329) with 57 runs scored, 16 doubles, 25 home runs and 59 RBIs before the All-Star break...hit .273 (73-for-267) with 36 runs scored, 17 doubles, two triples, 13 home runs and 43 RBIs following the All-Star break.
Established career highs in games played (123), runs (57), hits (139), doubles (30), home runs (23) and RBI (76) as he completed his first season with the Tigers in 2014...Tied for first in the American League with seven home runs in "close and late" situations, while he was second with 13 home runs in the seventh inning-or-later...Opened the spring season in the Houston Astros organization before being released on March 22 -- signed by the Tigers as a minor league free agent on March 24 and assigned to Triple A Toledo to begin the season...Batted .308 (20x65) with 16 runs scored, three doubles, a triple, 10 home runs and 22 RBI with the Mud Hens before having his contract purchased from Toledo by the Tigers on April 21...Tabbed the International League Player of the Week for the week ending April 21...Hit his first career pinch hit home run in the ninth inning on May 19 at Cleveland...Hit the game-winning sacrifice fly on June 15 versus Minnesota -- the first game-ending hit or sacrifice fly of his career...Blasted his second career grand slam on June 16 versus Kansas City -- equaled a career-high with four RBI that same game... matched the high with four RBI on September 12 versus Cleveland...Posted a season-high three hits June 17 vs. Kansas City -- equaled the high 11 other times during the season...Hit a home run in a career-best three straight games June 18-20...Selected the American League Player of the Week for the week ending June 22 -- batted .444 (12x27) with six runs scored, three doubles, four home runs and 11 RBI in six games during the week...Compiled a career-high 14-game hitting streak June 9-25 -- batted .411 (23x56) with nine runs scored, eight doubles, six home runs and 17 RBI during the streak...Reached base safely in 28 consecutive games June 9-July 10...Hit a home run in back-to-back games June 24-25, July 5-6, and September 1-2...Named the Tigers Player of the Month for June after batting .345 (29x84) with 12 runs scored, nine doubles, seven home runs and 21 RBI in 22 games during June -- tied for third in the American League with seven home runs while he was tied for fourth with 22 RBI during the month...Hit .345 (30x87) with 14 runs scored, four doubles, two triples, five home runs and 15 RBI in 24 games during July..Ranked seventh in the American League with a .354 (34x96) batting average during September, while he was tied for third with six home runs and tied for 10th with 17 RBI during the month...Ranked fourth among all players (min 100 AB) with a .359 (84x234) batting average against opponents from the American League Central Division...Batted .307 (35x114) with nine home runs and 27 RBI against lefthanded pitching...hit .318 (104x327) with 14 home runs and 49 RBI with righties on the mound...Hit .304 (63x207) with eight doubles, 13 home runs and 38 RBI in 61 games at home...batted .325 (76x234) with 22 doubles, 10 home runs and 38 RBI in 62 games on the road...Posted a .346 (65x188) batting average prior to the All-Star break...hit .292 (74x253) following the break...Appeared in all three games for the Tigers during the ALDS -- hit a home run in his first postseason at bat, joining Mickey Lolich as the only two Tigers in franchise history to accomplish the feat...Became the only player in franchise history to hit a home run in each of their first two postseason games, and just the 15th player in major league history to do so.