- Had arguably the best freshman season by a Tiger infielder since Eric Garcia in 2010 as he hit .260 with a team-best 11 extra-base hits, including a team-best nine doubles and two homers.
- Also played all four infield positions in his first year as a Tiger and despite playing all four infield spots, he had just four errors, the lowest among Tiger infielders while playing in 49 of 40 games, starting 42.
- He had a team infielder-best .986 fielding percentage.
- Struck out just 23 times in 154 at-bats and had 25 RBI and 14 runs scored as he hit .294 with runners on base and .306 with runners in scoring position.
- His numbers stayed consistent in SEC play as well, hitting .260 with six of his nine doubles and both homers coming in league contests.
- Launched his first career homer at Tennessee (3/23) and homered again at Texas A&M, a three-run shot to right field (5/4).
- His 40 hits were third on the team, trailing only Dane Opel and Dyaln Kelly.
- He had a four-hit game in the Sunday contest against Florida (4/21), becoming the first Tiger freshman with a four-hit game since CJ Jarvis in 2011.
- Drafted in the 30th round of the MLB First Year Player Draft by the Cleveland Indians.
- Is one of two current Tigers to play in the Little League World Series, helping Northern Georgia LL claim the 2006 Little League World Series Title.
- Was a career .350 hitter with two home runs and 103 RBI while at Columbus High School under the direction of head coach Bobby Howard.
- Hit .394 with two homers and 43 RBI in his senior season and guided Columbus High School to a 31-4 overall record and a state championship.
- All-Bi-City selection as a senior in 2012.
- Honorable mention Bi-City in 2010 and 2011 as well.
- Earned three Georgia State Championships and four State Championship appearances during his four seasons with Columbus.
- Born on July 17, 1004, to parents Jimmy and Beth Lester in Columbus, Ga.
- Two of his high school teammates - J.T. Phillips and Kyle Carter - play for fellow SEC rival Georgia.
- Plans to major in sport management while at Mizzou.
- Sister is a soccer player for Columbus High School, which placed second at the state championships in her freshman season last year.