Opened the season with Class AAA Charlotte before joining the White Sox in July ... Batted .179/.319/.330 with six doubles, one triple, three home runs, 11 RBI, 13 runs scored and four multihit efforts over his first 33 games from 7/19-9/8 … by comparison, hit .299 (26-87) with two doubles, five homers, 11 RBI, eight walks and an .882 OPS over his final 21 from 9/9-10/1 ... Increased his average from .105 in July to .238 in August to .274 in September. l Six of his eight home runs came vs. right-handers … hit in the No. 2 spot in 34 games (.265/.346/.471; 7 HR, 15 RBI) ... Was recalled from Charlotte on 7/19 and made his White Sox debut as the starting second baseman that night vs. the Dodgers … went 0-2 with a walk ... Recorded his first hit with the Sox on 7/21 at Kansas City, a bases-clearing triple off Ian Kennedy … finished with a careerhigh four RBI … hit his first major-league home run on 7/26 vs. the Cubs, a solo shot off Jake Arrieta in the seventh inning ... Left the game in the sixth inning on 7/31 vs. Toronto after colliding with right fielder Willy García attempting to catch a pop up in shallow right … was diagnosed with a right knee contusion (x-rays were negative) and missed the next two games ... Registered his first two career multi-hit efforts on 8/4 and 8/6 at Boston … hit a game-ending, RBI single in the 11th inning on 8/10 vs. Houston and a game-tying, solo home run off Ken Giles in the ninth ... Became the first White Sox player to record a game-tying homer in the ninth and game-ending hit in extra innings since Tyler Flowers on 9/8/14 vs. Oakland and the first Sox rookie since Joe Crede on 8/27/02 vs. Toronto (STATS LLC) ... Registered two doubles on 8/22 vs. Minnesota, his first career game with two extra-base hits … drove in the game-tying run with a RBI single in the eighth on 8/24 vs. the Twins ... Was placed on the 10-day disabled list on 8/25 with a bone contusion of his right shin and was reinstated on 9/5 ... Hit his first career home run off a left-handed pitcher on 9/9 vs. San Francisco, a solo shot off Josh Osich ... Went 4-5 with a home run, RBI and five runs scored on 9/14 at Detroit … the four hits were a career high and the five runs scored tied a franchise record (10th time, last Tim Raines on 4/18/94 at Boston) … reached base safely six times, the first Sox to accomplish the feat since Alex Ríos on 7/9/13 at Detroit ... Homered in consecutive games for the first time in his career from 9/14-15 at Detroit … connected on a game-winning, two-run home run in the fourth on 9/22 vs. Kansas City ... Appeared in 80 games with Charlotte … at the time of his promotion, ranked among the International League leaders in runs scored (4th, 57) and in stolen bases (5th, 17) ... Was cited by Baseball America as the Best Batting Prospect and Most Exciting Player in the International League ... Was named to the IL All-Star Team, was selected to play for the World Team at the All-Star Futures Game (also 2016) and was named IL Batter of the Week for 5/1-7 ... Recorded four hits on 4/7 vs. Norfolk and 6/16 vs. Indianapolis ... Went 19-45 (.422) with one double, one triple, one homer and three RBI during his 11-game hitting streak from 4/22-5/5 ... Entered the season rat by Baseball America and MLB.com as the No. 2 Prospect in baseball … also rated by Baseball America as the Sox Best Hitter for Average, Fastest Baserunner, Best Athlete and Best Infield Arm
Was named Baseball America's Minor League Player of the Year after combining to hit .294/.407/.511 with 31 doubles, six triples, 15 home runs, 62 RBI, 72 walks, 94 runs scored and 45 stolen bases over 106 games between Class A Salem and Class AA Portland in the Red Sox organization. Tied for fifth in the minor leagues in steals and tied for 11th in runs scored. Made his major-league debut with Boston in September … appeared in eight games with the Red Sox, including four starts at third base. His contract was purchased from Class AA Portland on 9/2 and made his major-league debut that night at Oakland as a defensive replacement at third base in the seventh … drew a walk in his first plate appearance and scored a run in the eighth. Made his first start on 9/3 at the A's, going 2-5 with a double, RBI and two runs scored … collected his first hit and RBI off Daniel Mengden … recorded his first multihit effort on 9/4. Became the first player to earn Baseball America's top minorleague honor as a member of the Red Sox organization, as well as the first Cuban native to win the award in its 36-year history. Led Red Sox farmhands in steals and ranked among the organizational leaders in runs scored (2nd) and extra-base hits (T2nd, 52), homers (4th) and average (6th). Scored four runs in a game three times and stole multiple bases nine times, including three on three occasions. Opened the season with Salem and was named to the Carolina League mid and postseason All-Star teams. Reached base safely in each of his first 20 games, including a 15-game hitting streak from 4/10-26 (.351, 20-57) Was named CL Player of the Week for 5/2-8 after hitting .320 (8-25) with three doubles, three homers, nine RBI, 13 runs scored and six walks. Compiled a 10-game hitting streak from 5/12-21 (.364, 12-33) and batted .380 (19-50) in June … drove in five runs on 6/2 vs. Myrtle Beach. Was promoted to Portland on 6/21 … batted .307 (27-88) with seven home runs, 18 RBI and 21 runs scored over 18 games in July for the Sea Dogs. Was named Most Valuable Player of the All-Star Futures Game on 7/10 in San Diego … started at second base for the World Team and hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth. Recorded his first career multihomer game on 7/18 at Trenton … posted a 10-game hitting streak from 7/25-8/12 (.317, 13-41). Played for Surprise in the Arizona Fall League, hitting .292 (7-24) with one homer, three RBI and six runs scored over six games before suffering a season-ending sprained left thumb. Following the season, was ranked by Baseball America as the No. 2 Prospect, Fastest Baserunner and Best Athlete in the Red Sox organization … entered the season rated by MLB.com as the No. 1 Prospect. White Sox acquisition recommended by Joe Butler, John Tumminia and Keith Staab.
Made his professional debut with Class A Greenville after signing with the Red Sox as an international free agent ... Was named the Red Sox Minor League Base Runner of the Year after leading the organization with 49 stolen bases in 52 attempts (94.2 percent) … stole multiple bases in a game 15 times in 81 games ... Was named to the South Atlantic League postseason All-Star team … led Greenville in OPS (.817), steals, and walks (42) ... Made his professional debut on 5/18 vs. Lexington (0-3, 2 R, BB) and hit his first home run on 5/30 at Lexington ... Was named the Red Sox Minor League Base Stealer of the Month for July (13-14) and August/September (27-29) ... Reached base safely in 24 consecutive games from 7/12-8/15, hitting .340 (32-94) with eight doubles, five homers and a .585 SLG … hit an inside-the-park homer on 7/15 vs. Augusta ... Scored a run in 17 of his first 21 games after the All-Star break (25 total) … recorded multiple hits and scored multiple runs in four consecutive games from 7/12-16 (homered in first three) ... Scored at least one run in seven consecutive games from 8/18-28 (11 total) … stole three bases on 8/27 vs. Greensboro ... Following the season, was ranked by Baseball America as the Best Prospect in the Red Sox organization and the SAL … was rated by the publication as the Best Athlete, Fastest Baserunner and Possessing the Best Infield Arm in the Boston system ... Was recommended/signed by Eddie Romero