Graduated from Rancho Bernardo High School in 2014, where Baseball America named him the High School Player of the Year for his senior season after he hit .400 with 11 home runs and 31 RBIs…Hit 47 career homers in high school to tie the San Diego section record…Entered the draft as the top position player according to Baseball America and the fourth-best prospect overall.
In his second major-league season, played in five games and hit .286/.286/.429 (2-for-7) with one double...Had four separate stints with Atlanta… Spent the rest of the season at the club’s alternate training site...Was the Braves’ Opening Day catcher on 7/24 at New York-NL…At 24 years, 212 days, became the eighth Braves catcher younger than 25 to start on Opening Day since the franchise relocated to Atlanta in 1966...Was recalled prior to the game after catchers Travis d’Arnaud and Tyler Flowers were placed on the COVID-related injured list for precautionary reasons...Recorded his first major-league hit on 7/28 at Tampa Bay, doubling of Yonny Chirinos…Singled in his next at-bat...Began his career 0-for-17... Drew a start in three of the Braves’ first five games…Came on as a defensive replacement and pinch runner in his other two appearances...Ended the season ranked by MLB.com as the Braves’ No. 21 prospect.
In his third season in the Braves organization, and his sixth in professional baseball, made his major league debut…Had two separate stints with Atlanta, totaling four games…Spent the rest of the season with Triple-A Gwinnett... Recalled for the first time on 4/7 when C Brian McCann went on the injured list… Made his major league debut that night against Miami and went 0-for-3…Became just the 10th Braves catcher to start his big league debut since the team moved to Atlanta in 1966... Reached base for the first time with an intentional walk on 4/8 at Colorado… Made another start on 4/13, and was then optioned on 4/17... Was also recalled on 8/21…Started on 8/23 against New York's Jacob deGrom and was optioned three days later... In 85 games with Gwinnett, hit .229/.313/.533 (70-for-306)…Hit a career-best 28 home runs, the second most on the team and tied for the fifth most in the International League…Also matched his single-season career most with 65 RBI... Had a team-most five multi-homer games…Had two such games in the first five years of his career... Led the team with 18 hit-by-pitches…Only one other player in the IL had more... Named by the organization as the Stripers' Player of the Month for July…Batted .306/.393/.708 (22-for-72) with nine home runs and 23 RBI in 22 games... Had two two-homer games in a fivegame span, 7/11 and 7/15…Drove in a single-game career most six runs in the first of those games, at Charlotte, part of a four-hit night... Finished the year tabbed by MLB.com as the Braves' No. 25 prospect.
Split the season between Triple-A Gwinnett and Double-A Mississippi, hitting a combined .201 with eight home runs and a .647 OPS in 99 games ... Began the season with the M-Braves before joining the Stripers on 7/15…Hit .200 (45-for-225) with five home runs in 64 Double-A games ... Finished the season with the Stripers, making his Triple-A debut on 7/16 vs. Indianapolis ... Went 4-for-31 (.129) against Triple-A lefties…Hit .234 (18-for-77) against righties at that level ... Threw out 24 of 84 combined base stealers (28.6%) ... Added to the 40-man roster on 11/2.
Split the season between Single-A Florida and Double-A Mississippi in his first season in the Braves organization…Earned mid-season All-Star honors while with the Fire Frogs…Also named by Baseball America as a High Class-A All-Star...Moved back behind the plate after playing the outfield during his time in Seattle's organization... Caught in high school...Combined to hit .267 (98-for-367) with a career-best 19 home runs and 65 RBI despite missing a month (5/19-6/19) with a left wrist sprain…His 19 home runs were the fourth most by a Braves minor leaguer...Started the year with Florida, and hit .301 (46-for-153) with 10 home runs before injuring his wrist…Missed the All-Star game due to his injury...Made his Double-A debut on 7/30 and spent the remainder of the season with the M-Braves...Caught 16 of a combined 77 (21%) potential base stealers...Played for Peoria in the Arizona Fall League…Named to the AFL All-Prospect team after hitting .263 with five home runs and 16 RBI in 20 games.
Played the full season with Single-A Clinton, where he led the team with 11 home runs ... Named the Mariners No. 1 prospect by Baseball America heading into the season.