Married college sweetheart Breanna Kaye on November 2, 2018...Attended Florida International University where he majored in sports and fitness. Was named FIU's Male Student Athlete of the Year and was named to the Conference USA All-Academic team in 2014. Was a twotime Johnny Bench Award semifinalist (top collegiate catcher) in 2013-14. Was the second-highest drafted player in Florida International history (Josh B a n k s , 5 0 t h overall in 2003 to TOR)...Played with fellow South Floridians Dereck Rodríguez and Andrew Suarez in high school and on travel ball teams. He and Suarez roomed together in 2017...Set his sights on becoming a pro baseball player when he was a child, despite showing little talent for the job. "He stunk,'' says his father, Aramis Sr., who coached him. "He just worked his butt off." He'd tell anyone who listened, "I'm going to be the best player.'' He painted his bedroom half red and half white, the St. Louis Cardinals colors because his favorite players were Yadier Molina for catching and Albert Pujols for hitting. He also had a street sign in his room that said "Pujols Avenue,'' a gift from his parents during a trip to Cooperstown...At San Jose in 2016, Aramis missed two and a half months due to multiple facial fractures around his eye and cheek bone. He says he made a late decision to slide into second and caught a knee to the face. "I can't see,'' he said when he was laying on the field. He was rushed to the local hospital then transported to St. Mary's in San Francisco for surgery, where three surgeons worked on him.
Recalled from triple-A on August 26 to replace Buster Posey, who was placed on the injured list...Made his Major League debut August 31 vs. the Mets... hit a solo home run for his first career hit...became the 18th Giant since 1919 to hit a home run for his first MLB hit in his first career game and the first since Jae-Gyun Hwang on June 28, 2017 vs. Colorado...is the second Giants catcher to have his first hit be a home run in his first MLB game, joining Eliezer Alfonzo (June 3, 2006 at the Mets)...Hit .279 with one double, four homers and nine RBI in his 17 starts (10 games at 1B, seven at catcher)...Led the team in home runs (four) and was tied for the team lead in RBI (nine) from August 31 (day of his MLB debut) to the end of the season...his 18 hits in that time were fourth-most on the team...Spent most of the season with double-A Richmond... hit .233 with 11 home runs in 80 games...was promoted to triple-A on August 7 and hit .237 in 10 games for the River Cats...His first two career hits came in the 8th inning of his first MLB game on August 31 vs. NYM...according to Elias, it marked the first time a Giants player had his first two Major League hits come in the same inning in the modern era (since 1900)...Recorded a career-best four hits on September 22 at STL, a day after he had four strikeouts, to become just the second Giants player since 1913 to have at least four strikeouts one game and at least four hits in the next game (Hunter Pence also did it from July 22-24, 2015...the last rookie to do it was LAD's Andre Ethier in 2006) (Stats, LLC).
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.