Was the Mariners Opening Day shortstop for the second consecutive season...one of only four in the majors to start games at SS (83), 2B (5), 3B (1) and all three outfield positions: CF (20), LF (9) and RF (1) in 2015...joined CIN Kristopher Negron, BOS Brock Holt and LAD Enrique Hernandez...Mark McLemore (2001) was the only other Mariner to start a game at those positions in the same season…Has been the Mariners primary shortstop for the past 2-1/2 seasons...started 81 of the Mariners first 116 games at SS in 2015, then made only 2 starts there the final six weeks of the season as he shifted more to the outfield when the M's promoted rookie SS Ketel Marte and traded away outfielders Austin Jackson and Justin Ruggiano…Set career bests in games (144), at-bats (438), hits (113), doubles (22), home runs (11), RBI (46), walks (47) and OBP (.329)...his career-high 13 SB were 2nd on the Mariners and his 6 sacrifice flies led the team…His .730 OPS ranked 7th among major league shortstops with 400 or more AB, just behind TB Asdrubal Cabrera (.744)…Had never played the outfield as a professional before debuting in LF on May 14 vs. BOS...210 of his first 228 career starts were at SS...worked with M's coach Andy Van Slyke on the transition...in 41 games (30 starts) in the outfield committed just one error in 253.0 innings and 55 total chances…Played all three outfield positions Oct 3 vs. OAK, starting in CF (6 innings), moving to RF (1 inning) and finishing in left field (2 innings)...only one other major leaguer did it in 2015: STL Randal Grichuk...became the fourth player in Mariners history to play all three outfield positions in a game, joining Rich Amaral, Stan Javier and Michael Saunders…Led the Mariners in batting after Sep 1 with a .319 (23-for-72) avg. ...during his career has done his best hitting late in the season, batting .288 with a .456 SLG after Aug 1 and a .224 avg. and .358 SLG before...in 2015, batted .304 with an .801 OPS in his final 51 games…Hit all 11 of his home runs vs. RHP, and each of his last 15 HR have been off righties...last home run off a southpaw was April 11, 2014 vs. OAK Drew Pomeranz...27 of his 29 career home runs have come vs. RHP… Named AL Player of the Week, May 11-17, after hitting .429 (9-for-21) with 6 runs, 3 2B, 4 HR and 5 RBI...it was his second time winning the award (also as a rookie in 2013)…On May 16 vs. BOS, he homered twice off Rick Porcello in a 4-2 loss...it was the fifth multi-homer game of his career and it came in only his 233rd game...that's as many multi-homer games as Willie Mays had after his first 233 games...also one more than Frank Robinson, two more than Ken Griffey Jr. and three more than Ted Williams.
Appeared in 123 games, making 107 starts (SS-105, 2B-2), hitting .221 (81x367)with 47 runs, 15 doubles, 4 triples,10 home runs and 36 RBI... Hit .267 (59x221) with33 runs, 10 doubles, 4 triples, 7 home runs and 25 RBI in his ﬁnal 80 games (May 29-end of season);hit .151 (22x146) with 14 runs, 5 doubles, 3 home runs and 11 RBIin his ﬁrst 43 games of the season... Hit .350 (14x40)with 5 runs, 4 doubles, 1 triple, 3 RBI, .366 on-base percentage, .500 slugging and a .866OPS in his ﬁnal 17 games (Sept. 6-end of season)... Over ﬁnal 32 games (starting Aug. 11), posted a .930 OPS, the 8th-best mark in the American League during that span... Became just the 4th Mariners shortstop with 10+ home runs in a season, joining Alex Rodriguez (5x), Rey Quiñones (2x) & Todd Cruz (1x)... His 10 home runs as a shortstop were 2nd-best in the American Leaguebehind Chicago's Alexei Ramirez (15)... Hit .298 (25x84) with 15 runs, 1 double, 1 triple, 5 home runs and 12 RBIwith an .867 OPS during June... Made ﬁrst Opening Day roster…18th Opening Day shortstop in club history... Hit .410 (25x71) with 6 doubles, 4 triples, 4 home runs and 10 RBI in 21 Cactus League games to win Opening Day starting shortstop position.
Appeared in 76 games, making 73 starts (SS-68 G/62 GS, 2B-13 G/11 GS, 3B-3 G/0 GS). Among AL rookies after the All-Star break, ranked 2nd in extra-base hits (18), T2nd in home runs (8) and 3rd in hits (66), runs scored (33) and RBI (29)…overall led American League rookies with 6 triples (T4thmost in Mariners rookie history). Made team-high 67 starts batting leadoff (32-35 team record)…hit .281 (18x64) with 5 extra-base hits and 3 walks as first batter of game. Recorded 3 multi-home run games: July 19 at Houston, Aug. 13 at Tampa Bay, Sept. 28 vs. Oakland…first Mariners rookie to record three multi-HR games during rookie season…first ML rookie to accomplish this since Chris Young, ARI (5 in 2007) & Ryan Braun, MIL (3 in 2007). Hit first career leadoff home run Aug. 13 at Tampa Bay (also multi-HR game)…Ben Zobrist of Tampa Bay also hit leadoff HR in a multi-HR game, marking third time in MLB history that each team's starting leadoff hitter hit multiple home runs in the same game, and the second time both hit a leadoff HR (6/5/94 - Tony Phillips & Chuck Knoblauch). Recorded pair of triples in first game batting leadoff July 5 at Cincinnati…3rd rookie in club history with 2 triples in a game (Spike Owen-6/28/83 & Danny Tartabull-5/13/86). Went 3-for-5 with 2 HR and 5 RBI July 19 at Houston…first 2 HR of MLB career, joining Nick Franklin (5/30 at SD) as only Mariners with multi-HR games for first homers of career. 6 of 8 home runs came via multi-HR games, including first 4 HR…3rd player since 1969 to record first 4 career HR in pair of multi-HR games. Missed 6 games Sept. 15-20 with a mild left hamstring strain. Named American League Player of the Week for week ending July 21…first Mariners rookie POTW since Ken Griffey Jr. in 1989. Made MLB debut June 28 vs. Chicago-NL (0x3, RBI, BB, SB)…recorded first 2 hits (both doubles off E. Jackson) June 30 vs. the Cubs. Combined to bat .319 (82x257) with 12 doubles, 2 triples, 12 home runs and 53 RBI in 68 games with AAA Tacoma and AA Jackson. Hit .356 (37x104) with 26 R, 5 2B, 3B, 6 HR and 28 RBI & finished with active 22-game hitting streak at AAA Tacoma.