Trees was originally an 11th round pick by the Reds in 2014 out of high school. Since being selected, Trees has really struggled at the plate. He hit just a combined .149 in the rookie leagues in 2014 and ’15 in 141 at bats, before starting in Low-A Dayton in 2016. Unfortunately, the slow start to his career carried over and he hit just .155 in his first 33 games in 2016. Trees is only 20-years-old in 2016, but the learning curve appears steep.