Major league first baseman for the Atlanta Braves who was named to his first MLB All Star game in 2013 and again in 2014.
He was selected by the Atlanta Braves in the second round of the 2007 MLB Draft.
In 2011, he finished second in Rookie of the Year voting to his own teammate Craig Kimbrel.
His mother Rosemary passed away from melanoma when he was 10 years old. His father's name is Fredrick and he has two older brothers. In 2014, he married Chelsea Freeman.
In 2011, he and Dan Uggla became the first Braves in franchise history to both record 20-game hitting streaks at the same time.