Selected by the Tigers in the first round (fifth overall) of the 2019 MLB Draft out of Hagerty HS (FL)... (signing scout: R.J. Burgess)... Graduated from Hagerty High School, where he was named the Gatorade Florida Baseball Player of the Year and was a finalist for Gatorade National Player of the Year as a senior in 2019...Prior to his senior season, was named a preseason first-team All-American by Rawlings-Perfect Game...In 2018, started all nine games for USA Baseball’s 18U National Team at the COPABE U-18 Pan-American Championships, batting .424/.548/.848 and leading the team with three home runs and 20 RBI...As a sophomore and junior, Rawlings-Perfect Game named him a first-team preseason underclassman All-American, and a high honorable mention preseason underclassman All-American as a freshman.
Earned Tigers Minor League Player of the Year honors in 2021 after hitting .301/.387/.534 with 25 doubles, eight triples, 24 home runs and 84 RBI in 124 games between Double-A Erie and Triple-A Toledo...Ranked fourth in Minor League Baseball with 146 hits, while he was tied for sixth with 259 total bases and tied for seventh with 95 runs scored...Named a Minor League All-Star by Baseball America and a Tigers Organization All-Star by MiLB.com...Hit a pair of solo home runs May 20 vs. Binghamton...also homered twice on September 5 at Omaha...Reached base safely in all five plate appearances June 19 vs. Altoona, going 30for-3 with a double, a triple, a home run, four RBI and two walks...Selected Double-A Northeast Offensive Player of the Week for the week ending Aug. 15 after hitting .500/.536/1.154 with three doubles, one triple, four home runs and 12 RBI...homered in four straight games from Aug. 12-14...Ranked as the No. 5 prospect in the Tigers organization, the No. 31 prospect overall, the third-best prospect in Double-A Northeast and No. 4 prospect in Triple-A East by Baseball America ...also rated as possessing the best outfield arm in the Tigers system.
Spent the entire 2020 season at the club’s Alternate Training Site in Toledo...Ranked as the No. 4 prospect in the Tigers organization and the No. 49 prospect overall by Baseball America.
Began his professional career in 2019, seeing time at three different levels of the Tigers Minor League system...Had an impressive debut on June 24 vs. the GCL Blue Jays, hitting a pair of home runs and finishing the game 4x5 with a double and five RBI...Added a second four-hit game and scored three runs on July 6 vs. the GCL Yankees West...Played in 19 games with Single A Connecticut in July, batting .306/.383/.417 with three doubles, one triple, one home run and six RBI...Homered and drove in a pair of runs in his first game with Single A West Michigan on August 8 vs. Bowling Green...Rated as the second-best prospect in the New York-Penn League by Baseball America.