Born: May 10, 1986 in Bellevue, WA
Resides: Cumming, GA
Season with Gwinnett: 1st (Since 2021)
Season with Braves Organization: 3rd (Since 2019)
Managerial Season: 2nd (Since 2019)
- In 2021: Enters his first year as Gwinnett manager and third year coaching in the Atlanta Braves organization ... Named the seventh manager in Gwinnett history on March 30, 2021 ... He is the first former Gwinnett player to manage the club, having played outfield and first base for the G-Braves from 2016-17 ... At age 34, is the youngest manager in Gwinnett history (previous youngest was Dave Brundage, age 44 in 2009).
- In 2020: Was set to manage Class-A Rome for a second straight year, but the season was cancelled by the COVID-19 pandemic ... Assigned to the coaching staff for the Atlanta Braves Alternate Training Site at Coolray Field and served under Field Coordinator Doug Mansolino from July through September ... Remained on the coaching staff for the Braves Instructional League at Coolray Field in October.
- In 2019: Made his coaching and managerial debut with Class-A Rome, earning Atlanta’s Bobby Cox Award for top manager in the Braves minor league system ... Led the R-Braves to a 65-74 record and a fifth-place finish in the South Atlantic League Southern Division.
- Playing Career: Selected by Seattle in the third round (93rd overall) out of Woodinville High School (WA) in 2004, he went on to play 14 professional seasons in the Mariners (2004-11), New York Mets (2012), Detroit Tigers (2013), Toronto Blue Jays (2014), Chicago White Sox (2014-15), and Atlanta Braves (2016-17) organizations ... Spent one season with New Britain of the independent Atlantic League in 2018 before retiring.
- With Gwinnett: As a member of the G-Braves from 2016-17, batted .221 with 27 doubles, one triple, 19 home runs, 84 runs, and 73 RBI in 178 games ... Was a member of Gwinnett’s IL South Division championship club in 2016 and played in three playoff games (.000, 0-for-11, 2 R) ... Made the lone pitching appearance of his career on 7/20/17 vs. Indianapolis (1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 SO) ... Earned the G-Braves’ Community Service Award for 2017.
- MLB Career: Played 155 games over five seasons with Seattle (2008-10), Detroit (2013), and Atlanta (2016), batting .206 with 12 home runs and 45 RBIs ... Debuted with the Mariners on 9/5/08 vs. the New York Yankees and notched his first MLB hit (double off Andy Pettitte) ... Hit his first MLB home run on 9/27/09 at Toronto (solo, off Brian Tallet) ... Had a career-high five RBI with Detroit on 4/26/13 vs. Atlanta (2-for-4, 3-run HR off Anthony Varvaro).
- MiLB Accolades: Midwest League Midseason and Postseason All-Star (2005) ... Southern League Midseason All-Star (2007) ... Arizona Fall League Player of the Week (11/5/07) ... Baseball America Triple-A All-Star (2008).