Salem was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 39th round with the 1,156th overall pick of the 2015 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.
CAREER ACCOLADES 2015 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll 2014 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll 2013 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
SENIOR (2016) Riding a team-high tying 10-game hitting streak that began on April 5 ... batting .343 (12-35) with three doubles, a pair of RBI, eight runs and three walks during that time. Maryland (2/19-21): Started all three games in center field ... notched two walks and two runs for the weekend. Nicholls State (2/24): Led the team in RBI with three while notching a pair of doubles ... finished 2-for-4 and added two runs scored and a walk. North Dakota (2/26-28): Finished 2-for-9 (.222) with a solo home run, a team-high tying three RBI, two runs scored and two walks against the Fighting Hawks. Troy (3/1): Went 2-for-5 with one run scored ... laid down a perfect bunt in the top of the eighth to start the two-run rally ... moved to third on the Avant double and eventually scored to tie the game up on an infield groundout by Hunter Webb. USA Baseball-Irish Classic (3/4-6): Finished one hit at the weekend tournament. Houston (3/11-13): Saw time in all three contests, starting Friday and Sunday’s games and entering as a pinch-hitter in the Saturday matchup … collected one double, RBI and run scored. Southern Miss (3/15): Finished 1-for-3 on the night in Hattiesburg. LSU (3/19-20): Recorded two hits, two runs scored and a walk in three starts in Baton Rouge. UAB (3/22): Went 0-for-3 against the Blazers. Tennessee (3/25-26): Notched three hits, one RBI and a run scored against the Vols. Auburn (3/29): Went 0-for-2 in limited playing time. Georgia (3/31-4/2): Saw time in all three games, starting the series finale in Athens … finished 1-for-5 with a home run, an RBI and one run scored … entered as a pinch-hitter on Friday, homering with two outs in the top of the ninth to break up the Georgia starter’s no-hit bid. Alcorn State (4/5): Went 2-for-3 with a double, two runs scored and one walk in his game two start. Kentucky (4/8-10): Batted .333 (3-9) with a double, two runs scored and one walk ... hit safely in all three games and recorded runs in the first and third games of the weekend. UAB (4/12): Went 1-for-4 with a team-high tying two RBI against the Blazers. Ole Miss (4/15-17): Finished 3-for-10 (.300) with three runs scored, a walk and two stolen bases. Troy (4/19): Went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored against the Trojans. South Alabama (4/20): Recorded a 1-for-5 night against the Jaguars.
JUNIOR (2015) Closed out his junior campaign playing in all 60 games (59 starts) and batting .276 (67-243) as the Crimson Tide's primary center fielder ... collected 12 doubles, four triples, three home runs, 40 runs scored, 17 stolen bases and a .395 slugging percentage, all of which were career highs ... led the team in stolen bases while committing a team-low one error in the outfield for a .993 fielding percentage ... in conference play, led Alabama with seven stolen bases, tied for the team lead in hits (38) and ranked second in total bases (51) ... surpassed Jeremy Brown by going 86 consecutive games without an error to claim the long-standing record of 84 that Brown amassed from 2000-02 ... put together a huge month of April ... started the season batting .218 (22-101) across the first 27 games, but batted .329 (27-82) during April to raise his average by .50 points ... collected four doubles, three triples, three home runs, 13 RBI, 15 runs and five stolen bases, while adding 10 multi-hit games in the month's 19 contests ... started off April on a six-game hitting streak, batting .375 (12-32) with two doubles, one triple, two homers, three RBI, eight runs scored, one walk and two stolen bases over the streak ... reached base safely in 17 consecutive games from May 31, 2014-March 6, 2015, to eclipse his previous career-high of 14 games from Feb. 13-March 19, 2013 (the first 14 games of his Alabama career) ... recorded a pair of seven-game hitting streaks by season's end ... notched his first hitting streak of the season from Feb. 15-27 as he went 9-26 (.346) with two doubles, one RBI, eight runs scored, four walks and six stolen bases ... his second hitting streak came from March 31-April 11, across which he batted .351 (13-37) with three doubles, a triple, two home runs, four RBI, eight runs scored, one walk and two stolen bases ... closed out the regular season batting .458 (11-24) with a triple, two RBI, five runs, three walks and two stolen bases in his final six games, including four multi-hit efforts. Maryland Eastern Shore (2/13-15): Finished the first weekend batting .375 (3-8) with a double, two RBI, five runs, three walks and three stolen bases in as many attempts. Savannah State (2/24): Closed out the twinbill with the Tigers going 3-for-8, recording three runs and stealing a career-high three bases in game one ... the three swipes in one contest were the first time and one of two instances during 2015 that a member of the Tide accomplished the task (also, Casey Hughston, March 6 vs. Lipscomb). Lipscomb (3/6-8): Entered as a pinch-runner but did not start Sunday's contest with the Bisons, the first non-start of his career. Texas A&M (3/20-21): Recorded three hits -- two of which were doubles -- with an RBI, two runs scored and one HBP for the weekend with the fifth-ranked Aggies. LSU (4/2-4): Batted .316 (6-19) with a double, triple, four runs and a stolen base ... recorded two multi-hit efforts on the weekend coming in the bookend games of the series. Samford (4/7): Recorded two solo home runs in the same game for the first time in his career and finished the night 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored ... was the first Tide player to collect two home runs in a game since Mikey White did it at Samford on April 30, 2014 ... the homers in consecutive at-bats marked the first time since Austen Smith did it at Tennessee on April 20, 2014. Missouri (4/17-18): Collected four hits on the weekend -- including a home run -- along with four RBI and one run scored ... went 2-for-5 with the solo homer, three RBI and a run scored in game one of Saturday's doubleheader. Mississippi Valley State (4/21): Finished a perfect 4-for-4 with two triples in the second game against the Delta Devils ... the pair of three-baggers was the first time he accomplished the feat in his career and was the second by a member of the Crimson Tide during 2015 (also, Mikey White, March 3 vs. Auburn in the MAX Capital City Classic) ... the perfect hitting game was the first of his career and the four hits were a season-high. Ole Miss (4/25-26): Batted .385 (5-13) with a double, two runs, a walk and a stolen base for the weekend in Oxford ... went 3-for-5 with one RBI, two runs and a stolen base in the series finale. Auburn (5/8-10): Wrapped up the weekend in Auburn batting .462 (6-13) with a triple, RBI, two runs, a walk and two stolen bases ... made a game-saving catch in the seventh inning of Sunday's finale to maintain the Tide's lead before a huge eight-run ninth inning ensured Alabama the sweep of its rival. Mercer (5/12): Closed out the night in Huntsville with a pair of hits, an RBI and one run scored. Vanderbilt (5/14-16): Finished the regular season with a 2-for-4 game against the Commodores, accounting for the Tide's lone run in the 1-0 shutout win over the nation's seventh-ranked team.
SOPHOMORE (2014) Started all 61 games in center field in 2014 and has started every game for the Crimson Tide during two-year career ... finished tied for the team lead with 73 hits for the season. St. Louis (2/14): Had a pair of hits, a run scored and a stolen base in the season opener with the Billikens. Stephen F. Austin (2/21-23): Batted .571 (8-14) in the series ... reached base three times in the second game, including a double, hit by pitch and run scored ... tied an Alabama single-game record with five hits in the series-opening game. Louisiana-Lafayette (3/2): Notched his 22nd career multi-hit game when he went 2-for-5 in the series finale at No. 10 Louisiana-Lafayette, highlighted by a pair of singles, a walk and an RBI. Auburn (3/5): Recorded a pair of singles in the MAX Capital City Classic against Auburn. Samford (3/11): Drove in a run on a double and scored a run against the Bulldogs. Kentucky (3/14-15): Played a key role in the series finale extra-innings win over the 20th-ranked Wildcats, going 3-for-5 with a run scored ... had his eight-game hitting streak snapped in the series opener. Alcorn State (3/18-19): Went 3-for-7 in the series, which included his first homer of the season. Arkansas (3/21): Had two RBI on a double and two singles in the win over the Razorbacks. Troy (3/25): Had one of the Tide's five triples of 2014, driving in two runs on a three-bagger against the Trojans. Louisiana-Monroe (4/1): Picked up a pair of singles and one RBI. Auburn (4/11-13): Hit .357 (5-14) against the Tigers, highlighted by a three-hit performance in the rubber match. LSU (5/10): Hit a two-run home run in 5-1 win at sixth-ranked LSU. Kentucky (5/20): Had a pair of hits and a run scored in the SEC Tournament game against the Wildcats.
FRESHMAN (2013) Earned a spot on the 2013 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll ... named SEC Freshman of the Week on March 18 following the Tennessee series ... started all 63 games in center field, while batting leadoff or in the No. 2 position all season ... finished his freshman campaign batting .269 (71-264) with five doubles, a triple and a home run while recording 28 RBI and 31 runs scored ... led the team with 71 hits in a team-high 264 at-bats ... had at least one hit in 49 games and reached base safely in 55 total games ... finished second on the club with nine stolen bases and tied for second with 27 walks ... hit .273 against conference opponents, registering five extra-base hits including four doubles and one home run, while adding 12 RBI and 16 runs scored ... totaled 18 multi-hit games, with five three-hit performances ... produced three outfield assists, cutting down two runners at the plate and one at third ... registered four multi-RBI games, including a four-RBI game during the Tennessee series ... posted streaks of eight consecutive games with a hit, 14 straight contests on base and 23 games in a row without an error ... had two walk-off hits and scored the game-winning run five times. Virginia Military Institute (2/15-17): Went 2-for-4 with two stolen bases in the finale of the season-opening series ... recorded a run and RBI in his first game at Alabama in the first game of the season against VMI. Florida Atlantic (2/22-24): Turned in a pair of three-hit games against the Owls with an RBI and run scored in each game, finishing the series batting .538 (7-13). Samford (2/26): Drew a season-high three walks against Samford. Tulane (3/2): Reached base three times apiece in two of the three games with the Green Wave, going 3-for-4 with a run scored in Saturday's game, followed by a Sunday performance that included a single, two walks and a run scored. Tennessee (3/15-17): Posted two multi-hit games against the Volunteers and reached base at least twice in each of the three games ... went 3-for-5 with a season-high four RBI in the series finale. Jacksonville State (3/20): Reached base three times versus the Gamecocks with two singles, a walk and an RBI. Georgia (3/24): Recorded his eighth multi-hit game of the season with a 2-for-5, two-run performance in Athens. Auburn (3/28): Reached base four times in the win over the Tigers, producing a single and three walks. Arkansas (4/4-6): Reached base in each game of the series with the No. 9 Razorbacks ... had his fifth three-hit performance of the season in the victory with three singles and two runs scored in the series finale. Texas A&M (4/26): Doubled twice on his way to his 14th multi-hit game of the season in the Friday win over the Aggies. Mississippi State (5/4): Reached base twice and chipped in his third multi-RBI game in the second game of the doubleheader against the Bulldogs. Troy (5/8): Turned in a 2-for-3 night in the win over the No. 25 Trojans, reaching base four times on a pair of singles and two walks while scoring a season-high three runs. Missouri (5/10-12): Posted a hit and a run scored in each game of the series with the Tigers, with two multi hit efforts. Vanderbilt (5/16-18): Recorded a single, a walk and an RBI in each of the final two games against the nation's top-ranked team. Ole Miss (5/23): Went 2-for-5 with a run scored in the win over the 21st-ranked Rebels. NCAA Regional: Totaled two hits and three RBI in Tallahassee.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA Named the South Birmingham Player of the Year in 2011 and again in 2012 while starring for Vestavia Hills High School ... also tabbed as the 2011 and 2012 Over the Mountain Athlete of the Year ... a three-time all-metro selection by the Birmingham News ... was a 2012 Preseason Southeast All-Region First Team selection by Perfect Game USA ... ranked the No. 6 prospect in Alabama and No. 166 nationally by PG ... named to the 2012 Alabama Top-100 Players list ... a 2011 Class 6A Honorable Mention All-State selection as an outfielder per the Alabama Sports Writers Association ... finished his junior season with a .442 batting average, 11 doubles, seven home runs, 27 RBI, 37 runs and 11 stolen bases ... was a 2011 Perfect Game USA Third Team Preseason Underclassmen All-American honoree and a Perfect Game USA High School Honorable Mention Preseason Underclassmen All-American selection in 2010 ... participated in a number of PG USA showcases during the summer of 2011 ... named the Birmingham News' South Hitter of the Year in 2011 ... a 2011 First Team All-Hoover/South selection by the Birmingham News ... also a standout on the football field as a running back for Vestavia Hills ... named the Over the Mountain Touchdown Club's Birmingham Football Player of the Year in 2011 and 2012 ... son of George Salem and Paige Hockman ... has a younger brother, Drew ... both his father (1986) and grandfather George (1956) played football at Alabama ... uncle Ed Salem was an All-American halfback for the Crimson Tide in 1950 and a 1951 draft pick of the Washington Redskins ... cousin Emeel Salem played baseball for the Tide from 2005-07 and was a two-time All-American, earning first-team honors in 2006 ... born George Hanna Salem on Aug. 11, 1993 ... double-majoring in management and marketing.