Round 15 selection (No. 458) of the Chicago Cubs during 2018 MLB First-Year Player Draft (6/6) ... Signed first professional contract on June 19, thus forgoing final season of college eligibility ... Made pro debut on June 26 in Goodyear, Ariz., with AZL Cubs 2 of Rookie-level Arizona League, starting at first base in the No. 5 spot in the order and going 1-for-3 with walk and RBI ... Went 2-for-4 with two runs, two sacrifice flies and a two-run double for his first career extra-base hit, driving in six in all, in third pro game on June 28, and was promoted that same evening ... Made Class A Short Season debut for Eugene (Ore.) Emeralds of Northwest League at home on June 29, and was 2-for-4 with leadoff triple into right field corner and run scored in fourth.
AS A JUNIOR IN 2018
ABCA/Rawlings All-West Region First Team ... D2CCA All-West Region First Team ... NCBWA All-West Region Second Team ... All-CCAA First Team ... CCAA Championship All-Tournament Team ... NCBWA West Region Player of the Week (4/17) ... Two-time CCAA Player of the Week (2/13 and 4/17) ... Three-time UCSDtritons.com Athlete of the Week (2/12, 4/2 and 4/17) ... Appeared in 55 games with 52 starts at first base and one as designated hitter ... Led CCAA in runs (68), doubles (18) and walks (45-tied), and fourth in on-base percentage (.469) ... Second on team in batting (.333) ... Hit .524 (11-21) and slugged .810 with a .615 on-base percentage, all team bests, and drove in 10 runs during a 4-1 opening week ... Went 2-for-3 with two walks, two home runs, and career bests of five runs and eight RBI in series opener vs. Cal State East Bay, with three-run home run in fifth inning and grand slam in sixth before exiting, having matched single-game program records in runs and RBI for Division II era ... Hit team-best .571 (8-14) with team highs of five runs (tied), eight hits (tied), four doubles, seven RBI, four walks, an .857 slugging percentage and .632 on-base percentage, in leading Tritons to first sweep of season, at home over Stanislaus State (4/13-15) ... Reached base in all five plate appearances in 9-4 win in series finale (4/15), going 4-for-4 with a walk, two doubles, two runs and three RBI ... 18 multiple-hit and 14 multiple-RBI efforts ... Best reached-base streak of 27 games and top hit streak of eight games ... Charged with just three errors in 447 defensive chances at first base (.993) ... Produced same slugging percentage (.547) and same on-base percentage (.469) as in 2017 ... Missed five games through injury from Feb. 22-March 1.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2017
ABCA/Rawlings All-West Region First Team ... NCBWA All-West Region First Team ... D2CCA All-West Region Second Team ... All-CCAA First Team ... NCAA West Regional All-Tournament Team ... One of 14 UCSD Athletes of the Year ... Two-time CCAA Player of the Week (3/7 and 3/28) ... San Diego Hall of Champions Star of the Month for April (5/2) ... Appeared in 59 games with 57 starts, all at first base ... Led team with .363 batting average ... Career-best 28-game hit streak (March 4-April 29) was program record at least for Division II era, since 2001, if not all-time, and tied for third-longest known stretch in CCAA history ... Career-best 41-game reached-base streak (Feb. 16-May 12) tied for second for Division II era, eclipsed only by teammate Jack Larsen's 45-gamer to end season ... Charged with just three errors in 553 defensive chances at first base (.995).
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2016
Appeared in 26 games with 20 starts, all at first base ... Had more two-hit games (seven) than one-hit (four) ... Made college debut as starter at first base vs. UT-Permian Basin (2/11) ... First career hit came in doubleheader nightcap next day vs. UTPB (2/12) ... Went 2-for-3 with two RBI in 6-2 triumph vs. No. 10 Cal Poly Pomona (2/14) ... First extra-base hit was triple in opening game of twin bill vs. Concordia (2/20) ... Almost half of his nine RBI on season, four, came in first road action in game one of doubleheader at Cal State San Bernardino (2/27), as he went 2-for-3 with his only sacrifice fly.
Played for Pasadena's Arroyo Seco Saints of the California Collegiate League (CCL) during the 2017 summer ... All-CCL Team at DH/Utility, and chosen No. 13 prospect as one of only two NCAA Division II players in top 15 of highly-competitive CCL ... Selected for nationally-televised CCL All-Star Game in Compton (7/12), going 0-for-2 off the bench in designated hitter spot for CCL South in 8-4 win ... Saints' Player of the Week for July 10-16, going 4-for-11 with four runs and four RBI ... Played for the Haysville (Kan.) Aviators of the Jayhawk League during the 2016 summer ... Played for SGV Arsenal and the Southern California scout team of the New York Yankees ... With SGV Arsenal, named to All-Tournament Team at the U17 Perfect Game World Series in Goodyear, Ariz., in July of 2014.
A 2015 graduate of Ruben S. Ayala High School in Chino Hills ... Four-year varsity starter for the Bulldogs ... 2015 Perfect Game Preseason High School Senior All-America honorable mention ... 2015 Perfect Game Preseason California Region All-High School Senior Second Team ... Two-time Perfect Game Preseason High School Underclassmen All-America honorable mention (2013-14) ... All-Sierra League Second Team as a sophomore ... Also second-team all-league pick as a freshman and junior, the latter as he hit .325 with 18 runs and 11 RBI ... All-Palomares League honorable mention and All-Academic as a senior ... Selected to 2015 SGV Tribune Senior All-Star Game at Mt. SAC (6/13) ... Inducted to Ayala Baseball Hall of Fame ... Played with current teammate Tim Nelson.
Born Nov. 13 in San Dimas ... Parents are Ronald and Neshtinscka Durna ... Has two brothers named Ronald and Jake ... General biology major at Revelle College ... Considering going to medical school after graduating from UC San Diego ... Roots for the Los Angeles Dodgers ... Favorite athlete is New York Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton ... Loves steak.
CAREER HITTING HIGHS (current through 2018 season)
At Bats: 5, 23 times (last 5/29/18 vs. Columbus State)
Runs: 5, 3/29/18 vs. Cal State East Bay
Hits: 4, 3 times (last 4/15/18 vs. Stanislaus State)
Doubles: 2, 3 times (last 4/15/18 vs. Stanislaus State)
Triples: 1, 7 times (last 2/17/18 vs. San Francisco State-2)
Home Runs: 2, 2 times (last 3/29/18 vs. Cal State East Bay)
RBI: 8, 3/29/18 vs. Cal State East Bay
Walks: 3, 5 times (last 5/3/18 at Cal State San Marcos)
Stolen Bases: 1, 3 times (last 5/13/17 vs. Chico State-1)
CAREER HITTING STATISTICS (current through 2018 season)