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Selected in the first round (No. 11 overall) of the 2012 Draft by the Oakland Athletics ouf ot Pace (Florida) High School... traded to the Cubs along with pitcher Dan Straily, outfielder Billy McKinney, and a player to be named later in exchange for pitcher Jason Hammel and pitcher Jeff Samardzija on July 4, 2014... assigned to Double-A Tennessee after the trade...

Career Notes

Career stolen base percentage (entering 2014) is 88% ... with 37 steals in 42 attempts
Signed a Letter of Intent to attend Auburn University before being selected by Oakland in the 2012 Draft

Pace HS

Hit .460 with 37 home runs in his four-year high school career


Made his professional debut with the Arizona (Rookie) League A's on June 20 ... hit .450 in 26 games and was promoted to the Vermont Lake Monsters of the (Short-A) New York-Penn League on August 2 ... and was moved up to the (Single-A) Midwest League Burlington Bees two weeks later (August 18) ... finished the season hitting a combined .369, with a .594 slugging percentage and a .432 on-base percentage ... named to Baseball America's Short-Season League All-Star Team ... publication also named him the best hitter for average, best athlete and best defensive infielder in the Oakland organization ... was named to the Arizona (Rookie) League Postseason All-Star Team


Entered the season rated Oakland's #1 prospect by Baseball America .. spent virually the entire season with the Stockton Ports of the (Advanced-A) California League ... was promoted to (Triple-A) Sacramento August 31 and finished the season with the RiverCats ... named to the California League Postseason All-Star Team and was rated the league's top prospect .. named to Baseball America's High Class A All-Star Team ... was one of just 12 minor league hitters to reach double figures in double (29), triples (10) and home runs (17) ... finished in the California League's top 10 in triples, slugging, walks and extra base hits ... led the A's farm in extra base hits (56) and finished among the top 10 Oakland organizational hitters in slugging, triples, runs, stolen bases, total bases, double, on-base percentage, home runs and walks ... hit .29 before the All-Star Break and .305 after ... played in the Arizona Fall League for the Mesa Solar Sox and was named to the AFL All-Prospect Team ... was a starter in the AFL "Fall Stars" Game


Entered the season rated Oakland's No. 1 prospect by and Baseball America... rated among the overall top 20 prospects in baseball by virtually every publication/source ... rated No. 3 on's Top 100 prospect and was No. 13 according to ... appeard in 12 Cactus League games for Oakland ... went 7-for-25 (.280), scoring three runs, with two doubles, a triple, three RBI and a stolen base



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