Attended Florida International University. Was named the Conference USA Player of the Year in 2014, along with First Team All C-USA honors...batted .368 with eight home runs and 37 RBI in 45 games. The Pembroke Pines, Florida native was named FIU's Male Student Athlete of the Year and was named to the Conference USA All-Academic team in 2014. Was a two-time Johnny Bench Award semifinalist (top collegiate catcher) in 2013-14. Was second-highest drafted player in Florida International history (Josh Banks, 50th overall in 2003 to TOR). Batted .318 with 25 home runs and 117 RBI's (157 games) during three-year collegiate career. Originally a 20th round draft pick of the St. Louis Cardinals in 2011 out of high school, but did not sign. Attended Pines Charter High School...hit .508 with seven home runs and 25 RBI's as a senior in 2011 to earn First Team All District honors.
Started the season with Class A Advanced San Jose Giants and hit .272 (88-for-324) with 20 doubles, 17 home runs and 65 RBI in 81 games...Was promoted to double-A Richmond in early August and hit .282 (22-for-78) with 11 runs, 12 doubles and eight RBI in 22 games...Was named to the California League midseason and post-season All-Star teams...Was named Player of the Week on April 16... hit .400 (12-for-30) with three home runs and 12 RBI from April 8-April 15...Landed on the disabled list April 21 with a concussion after being struck on the facemask by a swing the day before.
Appeared in just 41 games with Class A Advanced San Jose, batting .257 with two home runs and 20 RBI...missed 71 games after suffering a facial fracture while sliding into second base on May 22 in Rancho Cucamonga...Had a six-game rehabilitation assignment in the AZ League (5-for-22, .227 avg.)...Entered the year ranked as the seventh-best prospect in the San Francisco Giants organization according to Baseball America.
Named a mid-season All-Star for the South Atlantic League...played most of the season with Augusta (low-A) and hit .273 (87-for-319) with 15 home runs and 61 RBI in 83 contests...Spent the last month of the season with San Jose (high-A) and batted .227 (17-for-75) in 20 games... hit .333 in seven postseason games for San Jose (second on the team)...clubbed two home runs in the playoffs and also had a game-winning RBI single in the ninth inning of Division Series Game 3...Ranked by Baseball America as the Giants' 16th-best prospect entering the 2016 season.