AS A FRESHMAN IN 2016
Redshirted the season.
Played for Austin's Total Pro Baseball Club all through high school.
A 2015 graduate of St. Stephen's Episcopal School in Austin, Texas ... All-Southwest Preparatory Conference (SPC), Team MVP and captain as a senior, when he hit .420 with 19 runs scored, eight doubles, two triples, seven RBI and eight stolen bases ... Team MVP as a junior, batting .420 (34-for-81) with 17 runs, 10 doubles, three triples, 19 RBI, six walks and four steals ... Captained the Spartans to the 2015 SPC title in basketball ... Played baseball and basketball all four years and football as a freshman.
Born Dec. 27 in Yuma, Ariz. ... Parents are Ramaj and Missy Balley ... Father played baseball at Arizona Western College ... Has an older brother named Jacob and an older sister named Kaylin ... Undeclared major at Warren College ... Future aspirations include professional baseball, or staying connected to baseball and sports as an agent or front-office employee ... Most memorable moment in baseball is going 4-for-4 on his high school Senior Night with his whole family in attendance ... A top hobby is reading ... Roots for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Lakers ... Favorite athlete is retired Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter ... Top movie is The Godfather: Part II ... Food of choice is a California Club sandwich from Austin-based ThunderCloud Subs ... Lists father and brother among greatest influences.