Selected by Pittsburgh in the 25th round of the 2016 First-Year Player Draft out of Indiana State University... 2012 graduate of Mater Dei High School in Evansville, IN, where he lettered in both baseball and football... Hit .350 (79-for-226) in 56 games during his redshirt sophomore season in 2016; his first year as a regular playing for Indiana State University... signed by Pirates scout Anthony Wycklendt.
Was limited to 65 at-bats in 21 games while spending most of the year on the 60-Day IL... hit his only home run on 9/28 for Indianapolis... appeared in three games for Greensboro
Began season at the alternate training site in Pittsburgh...Was on the taxi squad for the club’s trip to San Diego and Chicago from 5/2-9...Was activated to the Major League roster on 5/4 when Gregory Polanco was placed on the COVID injured list...Made his Major League debut as a starter in right field and went 0-for-2 with a hit by pitch; left the game after suffering a right-hand contusion on the HBP... Went 0-for-4 in three games with the Pirates before being designated for assignment on 5/11...Cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Indianapolis on 5/15...Joined the Pirates on the taxi squad for the club’s trip to Kansas City from 5/31 to 6/1...Connected for his fourth career grand slam on 6/19 vs. Memphis...Had a season-high three hits, including two home runs, on 8/6 at Iowa...Homered twice again on 9/18 vs. St. Paul...Hit safely in each of his last seven games, going 11-for-29 (.400) with three home runs, a .400 OBP and a 1.090 OPS...Made 68 appearances at third base, eight at first base, five in left field and three in right field while playing with Indianapolis...Led Indianapolis in home runs while finishing second in total bases (148) and third in RBI.
Did not play a regular season game due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hit a combined .261 (93-for-357) with 19 doubles, two triples, 19 home runs and 53 RBI in 110 games between Double-A Altoona and Triple-A Indianapolis in 2019..Began the 2019 season with Altoona, where he took home Eastern League Player-of-the-Week honors for the week of 4/22-28...Was leading the Eastern League in home runs, average, slugging, OPS (.934) and total bases (134) at the time he was promoted to Indianapolis in 2019 on 6/20...Has hit 43 of his 55 career home runs off right-handed pitchers...Has made 241 appearances (238 starts) at third base, 38 appearances (36 starts) in left field, 18 appearances (15 starts) in right field and three appearances (three starts) at catcher in his minor league career...Made his last appearance behind the plate on 6/28/18 as a member of the Bradenton Marauders.