Single … is a 2008 graduate of American Heritage (Fla.) High School … his 2008 team won the Baseball America national championship … was named to the 2007 Aflac All-American Team as a catcher.
Made his first Opening Day roster in his first season in the White Sox organization … became the first catcher since Washington's Jesus Flores in 2007 to go directly from Class A to the major leagues after being selected in the Rule 5 draft...The Sox went 6-26 in his starts … starters owned a 5.38 ERA (179 ER/299.2 IP) when he was behind the plate … threw out 10.7 percent (3-28) of attempted basestealers...Batted .349 (15-43) on the road, compared to .159 (10-63) at U.S. Cellular Field … hit .226 (19-84) with two home runs and seven RBI left-handed (.273/0/0 as a right-hander)...Made his major-league debut as a pinch runner on 4/2 vs. Minnesota and scored his first run...Made his first start on 4/5 at Kansas City...Reached base on a fifth-inning error charged to third baseman Mike Moustakas, which Major League Baseball later changed to a double, resulting in his first hit...Joined 1B Jose Abreu, RF Dayan Viciedo and SS Alexei Ramirez in the starting lineup, marking the first time four Cubanborn players were in the same starting lineup since Cleveland on Opening Day 1969 (STATS LLC)...Registered his first career multihit game (two singles) on 4/16 vs. Boston … recorded his first RBI on 5/2 at Cleveland … drove in two runs on 5/18 at Houston...Hit safely in five straight games from 7/6-27 (.353, 6-17)...Hit his first career home run on 7/27 at Minnesota off Casey Fien...Connected on a solo homer on 9/14 vs. the Twins...Appeared in 18 games with Cibao of the Dominican Winter League, batting .354 (23-65) with two homers and five RBI...Attended the Sox hitters camp in Arizona from 1/14-16.
Spent the entire season with Class A Potomac … made 86 starts at catcher and threw out 33.3 percent (42-126) of attempted basestealers … ranked fifth in the Carolina League in on-base percentage (.373) and ranked among the CL catching leaders in runs scored (1st, 68), games (1st, 110), doubles (T1st, 29), RBI (T2nd, 53), hits (3rd, 111), average (4th, .285) and home runs (4th, 11) … hit .318 (34-107) with 21 RBI with RISP … batted .304 (95-313) with 10 homers and 47 RBI vs. right-handers and .310 (58-187) at home … appeared in 13 games with the Mesa Solar Sox in the Arizona Fall League, hitting .271 (13-48) with six RBI and six runs scored … was selected to the AFL Fall Stars Game … was selected to the Team Spain roster for the World Baseball Classic, appearing in two games … Sox acquisition was recommended by John Tumminia and Kevin Bootay.
Spent most of the season with Class A Hagerstown but also appeared in eight games with the Gulf Coast Nationals during an injury rehabilitation assignment … combined to hit .247 (70-283) with seven home runs, 42 RBI and 35 runs scored over 78 games … was named to the South Atlantic midseason All-Star Team … was on the Hagerstown disabled list from 6/6-7/14 with a strained left oblique … appeared in four games for Team Spain during the World Baseball Classic qualifying tournament (Spain went 3-1 and qualified for the WBC).
Combined to hit .278 (58-209) with seven home runs, 34 RBI and 38 runs scored over 59 games between Class A Auburn, Hagerstown and Class A Potomac … began the season on the Hagerstown restricted list and was reinstated on 6/1.
Appeared in 60 games in his first full season with Hagerstown … played 50 games at catcher and one at first base … threw out 33.9 percent (25-74) of attempted basestealers.
Spent the season with the GCL Nationals, his first full season in the Washington system.
Made his professional debut with the GCL Nationals, appearing in eight games … was recommended/signed by Tony Arango.