Attended Lipscomb University (TN)…His brother, Corban, plays in the Orioles minor league system…Married, wife's name is Brooke...The couple has two children: son, Walker Everett and daughter, Nora Ellington.
In 41 games from 5/8-7/21, he hit .357 (40-for-112), and his average was the second-highest in the AL during this stretch...Recorded four-straight multi-hit games (7/9-21) for the first time in his career... Became the first catcher in 2017 to log three extra-base hits in the same game on 5/12 at KC (2-2B, 1-3B)...Matched his career-high with four hits on 5/8 vs. WSH (also 8/31/14 vs. MIN), going 4-4 with 1 RBI... Recorded his first RBI of the season on 4/29 at NYY (two-run home run in the ninth inning)...It was his first RBI since 9/11/15 vs. KC (64 games)...Threw out both attempted base stealers (Cowart and Trout) on 8/18 vs. LAA for his sixth career multi-catcher caught stealing game and first since 5/19/16 vs. SEA...Caught 9-of-54 (16.7%) would-be base stealers and has caught 55-of-193 (28.5%) in his career.
Caught 10-of-32 (31.3%) would-be base stealers and has caught 46-of-139 (33.1%) in his career...Had a four-game hitting streak from 7/21-24 in which he hit .500 (7-for-14) with one walk and one run... Placed on the 15-day disabled list on 5/31 with a testicular injury suffered on 5/30 vs. BOS...Activated from the DL on 6/30... Batted .289/.348/.500 (11-for-38) two doubles, two home runs, and seven RBI in 12 rehab games between Double-A Bowie (six games) and Class A-Advanced Frederick (six games)... Recalled from Triple-A Norfolk on 9/2...Batted .250/.286/.250 (10-for-40) with four RBI over nine games with the Tides... Appeared on the Orioles 2016 AL Wild Card Game roster
Ranked fourth among AL catchers in catchers ERA (3.65), sixth in fielding percentage (.996), seventh in stolen base percentage (71.2%), and tied for 11th in catcher caught stealing (15) • Set single-game career-highs in runs (three) and RBI (four) on 8/16 vs. OAK (3-for-4, 1 BB, 1 2B, 1 HR, 3 R, 4 RBI) • Logged the 100th hit of his Major League career with a single in the fifth inning on 7/28 vs. ATL • Caught 15-of-52 (28.8%) would-be base stealers and has now caught 36-of-107 (33.6%) in his career • Posted a career-high tying seven-game hitting streak, 4/13-21 (.478, 11-for-23)...Also, 8/2-11/14 (.385, 10-for-26) • Hit his first career triple on 4/14 vs. NYY • Entering 2016, the Orioles are 39-9 in games when he records at least one RBI and 19-2 when he records two-or-more RBI in his career
Contract selected from Triple-A Norfolk, May 7...Made his ML debut that night @TB...Caught 38.2% of attempted base stealers (21-for-55)...His 21 caught runners were tied for 12th most in the majors...Fell 3 games short of qualifying, but his 38.2 caught % would have been 2nd in the majors and led the AL...Collected his 1st career hit, May 13 vs. DET...Collected 1st career RBI, May 20 @PIT...Collected 1st career multi-hit game, June 3 @TEX...Hit his first career ML home run on June 22 @NYY...Collected career-high three hits, including HR in second consecutive game, June 23 vs. CWS...His nine HR are tied for 3rd-most by an Orioles rookie catcher in franchise history, and most since Geronimo Gil (12) in 2002...Hit HR in five straight games, August 2-9, setting the Orioles record for a catcher (old record was four), passing Ramon Hernandez (June 22-28, 2006) and Gus Triandos (June 13-19, 1959)...Is the 15th CA since 1914 to homer in at least five consecutive games and joined Devin Mesoraco, Buster Posey, A.J. Pierzynski, Brian McCann, and Javy Lopez as the 6th catcher since 2000 to accomplish the feat...Started three postseason games, batting .222/.200/.222 with an RBI in 10 plate appearances...Went 2-for-3 including his first career postseason RBI in ALCS Game 2.
Named 2013 Topps Minor League Baseball Player of the Year for the Eastern League...Ranked second in the EL in RBI (97) and hits (155), and tied for second in slugging percentage (.494)...His .299 batting average was the EL's fourth-best mark, as were his 22 home runs and 55 extra-base hits...His on base percentage was the fifth-highest in the league (.386)...Finished the season as the Baysox all-time leader in hits (416) RBI (237), games played (428), and second in franchise history with 52 home runs...His 97 RBI in 2013 were tied for the fourth-highest total in Baysox history...Was named to the Eastern League's Mid-Season All-Star Team as well as the league's Season-Ending All-Star Team...Named Eastern League Player of the Week, June 10-16.
Led all Orioles minor league catchers in home runs (12), RBI (55), runs scored (38) and extra-base hits (30)...Threw out 39 of 99 would-be base stealers between Bowie and Norfolk…Committed only three errors in 634 chances…Tied his career high with two homers on July 22.
Spent the season with Double-A Bowie, batting .257 with 15 doubles and 41 RBI in 107 games…Had an 11-game hit streak, June 7-June 24…Had a season-high 4 hits on July 9 at Altoona, going 4-7 with a double and two runs.
Spent the season with Double-A Bowie, batting .235 with a .669 OPS in 106 games for the Baysox…Hit .322 with an .852 OPS in June, his best month of the season…Collected season-high 3 hits five times; April 10 vs. Richmond, May 5 at Harrisburg, May 15 vs. Erie, May 20 at Binghamton and August 17 at Trenton…Drove in a season-high four runs on May 19 at Binghamton…Batted .421 with a 1.030 OPS in 11 games for Scottsdale in the Arizona Fall League.
Spent the season with Class-A Frederick in the Carolina League, batting .284 with 12 HR and 60 RBI in 104 games…Was named to both the 2009 Carolina League All-Star Team and the Post-Season All-Star Team…Hit safely in a career-high 16 straight games, May 27-June 19, batting .411 (23-56) with 8 extra-base hits…Collected a season-high four hits, May 18 vs. Lynchburg and added seven 3-hit games…Finished second on the club with 12 home runs…Batted .303/.354/.566 in 145 at-bats vs. LHP…Hit .335 before the All-Star break and .237 in the second half…Was 5-for-9 with the bases loaded…Named the Orioles' No. 10 prospect by Baseball America entering the 2010 season.
Was named to the New York-Penn League All-Star Team (.261, 8 HR, 34 RBI) after leading the club in doubles (19) and finishing second in RBI (34)…Had an eight-game hit streak, July 31-August 9, during which he hit .394 with 5 doubles, 3 HR, 7 runs and 7 RBI.