Born and raised in Buford, Ga., roughly 50 miles northeast of Atlanta...Attended Buford High School in Buford, Ga. Became the starting catcher for the school's baseball team his freshman year...Is Buford's all-time leader in hits, RBI and runs scored...Was selected by Tampa Bay in the 27th round of the 2015 First-Year Player Draft, but did not sign. Enrolled at Georgia Institute of Technology to play baseball for the Yellow Jackets...Played in 144 games, starting 143 of them at catcher or designated hitter. Hit .321 with 30 home runs, 35 doubles, 112 RBI and 115 runs scored over three years at Tech. Posted a .544 slugging pct. and .407 on-base pct. in his Tech career...His father, Thomas, played baseball at the University of Miami and Penn State University. Has two older brothers, Danny and Mikey. Brother, Mikey, played defensive end at the University of North Carolina and signed with the Arizona Cardinals out of school.
Spent a majority of the season at Triple-A Sacramento but did see action in two games for the Giants at the Major League level...Was his first full season at Triple-A after appearing in 33 games for the Giants in 2020 during the pandemic with no minor league season...Batted .314 with 13 doubles, 10 homers, 42 RBI and posted a .915 OPS from the beginning of the Triple-A season through Aug. 6...Went on the injured list Aug. 7 with a quad strain and was activated Aug. 27...Batted .224 with two doubles, four RBI and a .551 OPS over his final 17 games of the season after returning from the IL...Hit .311 with nine of his 10 homers and an .895 OPS versus right-handed pitching with the River Cats...hit .237 with a .619 OPS vs. LHP...Caught 32.6 percent of base stealers (15-of-46), his highest total in the minors since Short-Season Salem-Keizer when he caught 41.6 percent (15-of-36)...Batted .423 (11-for-26) with three extra-base hits and four RBI in 14 Spring Training games with SF.
Began the year at the Alternate Training Site but was called up on Aug. 20 and made his Major League debut starting at catcher...Batted .233 (24-for-103) with 15 runs scored, five doubles, two triples and seven RBI in 33 games...Started 28 games, 27 at catcher and one as the DH... opponents were 19-for-23 in stolen base attempts off him...Struck out 41 times while drawing just three walks...Became the 12th member of the 2018 MLB draft class to make his big league debut, joining Nico Hoerner, Codi Heuer, Alec Bohm, Brady Singer, Nick Madrigal, Joey Gerber, Kris Bubic, Tarik Skubal, Alex Vesia, Casey Mize and Drew Rasmussen...Entered the 2020 season as the Giants top prospect according to MLB Pipeline and their second-best prospect according to Baseball America...His first three career hits were doubles...became the third Giants player since at least 1901 with an extra-base hit in each of his first three career games...the others: 2008 John Bowker & 1940 Buster Maynard... the last Giant whose first three MLB hits were doubles was Glenn Redmon (September 1974).