Second baseman known for his plate discipline and solid power for his position, he came up with the New York Yankees' organization and debuted for the big league club in 2013.
He played baseball at Franklin High School, hitting .510 with 15 home runs his senior year.
He hit 15 home runs in 488 at-bats between Double-A and Triple-A in 2012.
His brother Caleb Joseph also played professional baseball.
Upon entering the MLB, he drew many comparisons to second baseman Chase Utley for a similar profile (left-handed hitter; more bat than glove) and similar minor league production.