Twins' first-round pick (28th overall) in 2007 First-Year draft...2007 graduate of Lexington Catholic (KY) High School...named 2006-2007 Gatorade Kentucky Baseball Player of the Year, 2007 Mr. Baseball for Kentucky and named to the USA Today All-USA Today high school baseball team his senior season...led Lexington Catholic to the state title and named MVP his junior year.
Hit .348 (8-23) with four runs and six rbi as the Twins' Minor League Player of the Week, 8/24-30...led the GCL in runs (46) and triples (10) and was second in stolen bases (21)...led the team in batting (.325) and slugging...named to GCL All-Star Team.
06/17/2008 MID Mid-Season All-Star
05/31/2008 Topps MID Player of the Month
09/14/2007 GCL Post-Season All-Star
Class A Midwest League
MLB Parent Club: Minnesota
AVG: .382 HR: 1 RBI: 39 SB: 37
Birthplace: Lexington, KY
Height: 5' 9"
Currently leads the Midwest League in AVG, OBP, SLG, OPS, and 3rd in SB