Split season between Marlins (123 games) and Triple-A New Orleans (33 games)... Opened season with Miami and was batting season-high .321 through May 2 (22 games), with just seven extra-base hits (all doubles) and five RBI...First home run of season came on May 7 at San Francisco; was first of three homers on a 10-game road trip to West Coast...After May 3, batted .223 (48x215) over next 56 games, including 0x14 in July, and was optioned to NOLA on July 5...Had a hit in 23 of 33 games with NOLA, including .379 (11x29) stretch over first seven games with Zephyrs... Average dipped to .296 before going 6x12 over final four games in NOLA and being recalled on August 15...Hit .237 in 16 games with Marlins in August, but rebounded to hit .299 in September (24 games) and .313 in October (four games)...Hit .278 (45x162) in 44 games after recall, with 20 runs, 13 doubles, six home runs, and 18 RBI...Hit .360 (18x50) over final 13 games, with seven multi-hit games...Posted .341 (29x85) average vs. left-handers, with seven doubles, two home runs, and eight RBI... His .996 fielding percentage ranked sixth among NL outfielders.
Season ended early due to injury for second straight year when he suffered high right ankle sprain on September 21 vs. Washington...At time of injury, led Majors in HR (15) and RBI (40) in 7th inning or later; ?nished sea-son tied with Lucas Duda for lead in home runs, and was still leader in RBI...HR total in 7th inning or later tied Derrek Lee (2000) for most in Club history...Was tied for 12th in National League in home runs (23), and was 10th in RBI (85) when injured; ?nished season tied for 14th in HR and tied for 11th in RBI...Among NL out?elders, was tied for ?fth in HR (22) and was fourth in RBI (84) when injured; finished season tied for seventh in HR and ?fth in RBI...Homered in four straight games from Sept. 8-11; tied six others for Club record...Had only career pinch-hit home run, a solo shot, on June 29 vs. Oakland...Was second among NL center ?elders in RBI (82), behind Andrew McCutchen (83), and trailed only McCutchen (25) and Carlos Gomez (23) in home runs (21)...Hit first career grand slam and set career high with ?ve RBI on May 21 vs. Philadelphia...Hit second career grand slam on August 22 at Colorado, and matched career high with ?ve RBI...Had first career walk-off hit (second career walk-off RBI) on Aug. 14 vs. Arizona...Other walk-off RBI was ninth-inning sac ?y vs. Mets on May 7, in a 1-0 win...All six of his AB on May 3 vs. the Dodgers were with RISP; just second player in Club history to have six AB with RISP in a game (Alfredo Amezaga, 9/2/08 vs. ATL)...On June 20 vs. Mets, had ?rst career game with two OF assists, both at home plate...Threw out David Wright for second out of eighth inning, preserving 3-2 lead. Second assist ended game with same score, throwing out Kirk Nieuwenhuis attempting to score from third on Chris Young fly out...According to Elias, just third Marlin OF to have two assists at plate in a game (Joe Orsulak, Emilio Bonifacio), and only second (with Orsulak) to do so without a relay on both throws. Also, ?rst Marlin OF ever to throw out runner at home to end regular-season game...Additionally, was just third MLB out?elder in last ?ve seasons to earn two assists on OF-to-C putouts in same game, joining Shin-Soo Choo and Yoenis Cespedes, and ?rst since David DeJesus in 1999 to cut down tying or go-ahead run twice in eighth inning or later...On July 8 at Arizona, hit two-run HR on 2-2 pitch with two outs in top of ninth to give Miami eventual 2-1 win...According to Elias, was ?rst Marlin since Mike Lowell on June 28, 2003 at Fenway Park to drive in game-tying and game-winning runs with two outs and two strikes in the ninth inning. In addition, became ?rst Marlin ever to hit a home run to give team a lead after being one out away from a shutout loss...Had 15-game hitting streak from June 24 to July 9, batting .368 (21x57) with ?ve doubles, three home runs and eight RBI...Fell one game short of career-long streak, established from May 15-31, 2013.
Season debut was delayed until April 16 by broken fourth metacarpal in left hand... Suffered injury crashing into fence in a Minor League Spring Training game... Was recalled from four-game rehab stint at Single-A Jupiter on April 20 and assigned to Double-A Jacksonville. Appeared in 10 games for Suns, belting five home runs over final six contests, before being recalled to Miami on April 30... Made Major League debut that night vs. New York Mets (1x3). Recorded first career hit off of Jeremy Hefner in second at-bat... Had a hit in first six games, tying Scott Pose (1993) for second-longest hitting streak to open a career in Club history, behind Alejandro De Aza (8 in 2007). - STATS LLC.. Set Club record for most hits in first six career games (11). - STATS LLC... Had four-hit game on May 5 at Philadelphia, his sixth career game, at the time becoming second-fastest player in Club history to achieve that feat. Ed Lucas later set Club record, on June 2 vs. the Mets, in his third career game, moving ahead of Ozuna and Hanley Ramirez (four games). - STATS LLC... Had a 16-game hitting streak from May 15-31, marking second-longest hitting streak by rookie in Club history, behind Edgar Renteria (22 in 1996). - STATS LLC... Batted .356 (21x59) during streak... Was second-longest streak of season by a rookie (Jose Iglesias, 18), and tied with several others for sixth-longest streak for any player... Had eight game-winning RBI, tied for third among rookies, behind Evan Gattis (11) and Nolan Arenado (9). Tied Alex Gonzalez (1999) for fourth-most by rookie in Club history, behind Mike Jacobs (11 in 2006), Miguel Cabrera (10 in 2003) and Kevin Millar (9 in 1999)... Reached season-high average of .336 (42x125) on June 4, through 33 games... Had eight OF assists, sixth-most by rookie in Club history, behind Mark Kotsay (20 in 1998), Jeff Conine (11 in 1993), Giancarlo Stanton (10 in 2010), Preston Wilson (10 in 1999), and Todd Dunwoody (9 in 1998)... Suffered torn left thumb ligament on July 22 at Colorado and missed remainder of season following surgery... Named Southern League Hitter of the Week for April 22-28, the week prior to his call-up. Went 11x30 (.367), with a double, a triple, five home runs and 11 RBI.