Was named Baseball America's Minor League Player of the Year after combining to hit .294/.407/.511 with 31 doubles, six triples, 15 home runs, 62 RBI, 72 walks, 94 runs scored and 45 stolen bases over 106 games between Class A Salem and Class AA Portland in the Red Sox organization. Tied for fifth in the minor leagues in steals and tied for 11th in runs scored. Made his major-league debut with Boston in September … appeared in eight games with the Red Sox, including four starts at third base. His contract was purchased from Class AA Portland on 9/2 and made his major-league debut that night at Oakland as a defensive replacement at third base in the seventh … drew a walk in his first plate appearance and scored a run in the eighth. Made his first start on 9/3 at the A's, going 2-5 with a double, RBI and two runs scored … collected his first hit and RBI off Daniel Mengden … recorded his first multihit effort on 9/4. Became the first player to earn Baseball America's top minorleague honor as a member of the Red Sox organization, as well as the first Cuban native to win the award in its 36-year history. Led Red Sox farmhands in steals and ranked among the organizational leaders in runs scored (2nd) and extra-base hits (T2nd, 52), homers (4th) and average (6th). Scored four runs in a game three times and stole multiple bases nine times, including three on three occasions. Opened the season with Salem and was named to the Carolina League mid and postseason All-Star teams. Reached base safely in each of his first 20 games, including a 15-game hitting streak from 4/10-26 (.351, 20-57) Was named CL Player of the Week for 5/2-8 after hitting .320 (8-25) with three doubles, three homers, nine RBI, 13 runs scored and six walks. Compiled a 10-game hitting streak from 5/12-21 (.364, 12-33) and batted .380 (19-50) in June … drove in five runs on 6/2 vs. Myrtle Beach. Was promoted to Portland on 6/21 … batted .307 (27-88) with seven home runs, 18 RBI and 21 runs scored over 18 games in July for the Sea Dogs. Was named Most Valuable Player of the All-Star Futures Game on 7/10 in San Diego … started at second base for the World Team and hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth. Recorded his first career multihomer game on 7/18 at Trenton … posted a 10-game hitting streak from 7/25-8/12 (.317, 13-41). Played for Surprise in the Arizona Fall League, hitting .292 (7-24) with one homer, three RBI and six runs scored over six games before suffering a season-ending sprained left thumb. Following the season, was ranked by Baseball America as the No. 2 Prospect, Fastest Baserunner and Best Athlete in the Red Sox organization … entered the season rated by MLB.com as the No. 1 Prospect. White Sox acquisition recommended by Joe Butler, John Tumminia and Keith Staab.