Selected in the 7th round of the 2018 MLB Draft by the St. Louis Cardinals out of South Alabama... was born in Wurzburg, Germany, when his father Jim, a former United States Army Combat Readiness Center (USACRC) Deputy Commander, was stationed overseas... in April 2022 he became the 26th German-born player in Major League history to play a game dating back to 1883... played amateur baseball at Enterprise (Ala.) High School lettering all four years while lettering two years in football... Attended and played collegiate baseball at the University of South Alabama, the same college as 2011 St. Louis Cardinals World Series MVP David Freese... Listed his favorite athlete as Cardinals infielder Matt Carpenter in his college bio... named Sun Belt Conference Tournament Most Outstanding Player in 2017, batting .438 with a tournament clinching walk-off single in the 10th inning to give the Jaguars their first Conference Title since 2005 when David Freese was a member of the squad... Played for the Hyannis Mets in the Cape Cod League during the summer of 2017, batting .138 with 2 HR, 11 RBIs over 28 games with a .294 on-base percentage... resides in Madison, Alabama.
Made his Major League debut with the Cardinals on April 25, 2022... appeared in 126 games with the Cardinals, batting .281 with five homer and 45 RBIs in 391 at-bats... was named to _Baseball America'_s Major League All-Rookie Team... ranked 7th in the National League in getting hit by pitches
Played at three levels during the season, finishing the year at Memphis (AAA), playing in 108 games total... Played six different positions starting 103 games with 29 at third base, 27 at second base, 19 at first base, 16 in left field, 10 at shortstop and two in right field... Batted combined .304 with 12 HR and 66 RBI with 19 stolen bases in 27 attempts and a .399 on-base percentage... Ran off a 24-game on-base streak at Memphis (8/26-9/24), the longest by a member of the Redbirds during the season with a .464 OBP during the stretch... Ranked among Cardinals minor league leaders in batting (.304, 5th), on-base percentage (.399, 6th), OPS (.854, 7th), runs (73, 2nd), hits (119, 3rd), doubles (21, T-8th), RBI (66, 5th), total bases (178, T-6th), stolen bases (19, 3rd), walks (50, 6th), hit by pitch (14, 4th) and sacrifice flies (4, T-4th)... Named AAA East Offensive Player of the Week (Sept. 6-12), batting .474 (9-19) with 2 HR, 8 RBI, 3 SB and 8 runs... Hit his second career grand slam coming at Wisconsin (6/3), a two-out shot to give Peoria a 7-6 lead after trailing 6-2 entering the inning... Played for Glendale in the Arizona Fall League where he appeared at five different positions (1B, 2B, 3B, SS, RF).
2021 POSTSEASON: Traveled with the Cardinals to Los Angeles as a member of the Taxi Squad for the 2021 Wild Card Game but was not on the official roster.