Signed by Brandon Verley...Attended Sherwood (OR) HS...Three-year letter winner in high school...Named the 2016 Oregon Gatorade Player of the Year, and ranked by Baseball Northwest as the No. 2 high school player in the state of Oregon during his senior year...Was a three-time All-State (two first and one second team) player and a three-time First-TeamAll-League player...Selected in the 40th round of the 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft by the Seattle Mariners but did not sign...Father, Randy, played collegiately at Linfield College (OR)...Grandfather, Ad, was head football coach at Linfield until 1991.
Selected by the Orioles with the first pick in the 2019 First-Year Player Draft...Marked the second time in Orioles history the club had the first overall selection in the Major League Draft, with RHP Ben McDonald in 1989 being the first...Became the first catcher selected by the Orioles in the first round of the Major League Draft since Matt Wieters (No. 5 overall) in 2007...Became the first catcher selected No. 1 overall since 2001 when Joe Mauer was selected by the Minnesota Twins...Rated as the No. 1 prospect in the Orioles system by Baseball America, and No. 5 in the publication's Top 100 MLB prospects...Named the Orioles Minor League Player of the Month for August after batting .344/.432/.525 (21-for-61) with six doubles, one triple, one home run, 10 runs, and 15 RBI in 16 games with Short-Season A Aberdeen, including a 10-game hitting streak from 8/9-19...Recorded his first career five-hit performance in his final game with Aberdeen on 8/19 vs. Vermont...Promoted to Class-A Delmarva on 8/21 and appeared in 12 games for the Shorebirds.