Got engaged to his fiance, Erika, in September of the 2021 season...Attended Brookwood (GA) HS, Louisburg College (NC), and Campbell University (NC)...Majored in business administration in college and enjoys marketing and math and thinks he would pursue engineering if not playing professional baseball...Likes to watch Anime and his 2021 All-Star Game red carpet look was inspired by it...Can juggle...Enjoys playing video games...Has a dog named Lilo...His nickname is "parking lot Ced" because he would hit home runs into the parking lot in the minors.
Named the unanimous winner of the 2021 Louis M. Hatter Most Valuable Oriole Award...Named a finalist for the Hank Aaron Award for the first time in his career...Named the Orioles Heart and Hustle Award winner for the first time in his career...Named an American League Silver Slugger Award winner; the first Oriole to win Silver Slugger since 2016...Named to his first career All-Star Game and became the first Oriole to make the start in the Midsummer Classic since Manny Machado in 2018, and first O’s outfielder to start the All-Star Game since Adam Jones in 2015...Hit his 30th home run of the season on 9/24 vs. TEX to become the first player in franchise history (since 1954) – and only player in the majors in 2021 – to record a season with 30 home runs and 30 stolen bases; became just the third player in O’s history (since 1954) with a 25 HR/25 SB season and one of six in MLB this year with at least 25 HR/25 SB...Set career-highs and led the Orioles in nearly every major offensive statistical category, including fWAR (5.3), hits (175), XBH (72), BA, OBP, SLG, OPS (.878), doubles (37), triples (5), total bases (312), runs (91), stolen bases (30) and walks (59), and ranked second in homers (Mountcastle, 33); his 5.3 fWAR ranked sixth among AL hitters and 14th among MLB hitters...Ranked among the top 10 in the AL in stolen bases (T-2nd - 30), hits (4th - 175), doubles (T-5th - 37), total bases (6th - 312), OPS (8th - .878) and XBH (T-8th - 72); ranked among the top 10 in MLB in stolen bases (T-4th), total bases (8th), and hits (9th)...One of 16 players in MLB with at least 300 total bases; became the 24th Oriole (39th occurrence) to record 300 total bases in a season, and the first since Trey Mancini had 322 in 2019...Of his 30 home runs, 29 came as a center fielder; the only Orioles to record at least 30 home runs in a season when in the lineup as a center fielder are Adam Jones (2013 & 2012) and Brady Anderson (1996)...His team-leading 46 multi-hit games ranked tied for 11th in the AL and tied for 18th in MLB...His four multi-homer games ranked tied for fifth in the AL and tied for ninth in MLB; recorded back-to-back multi-homer games from 6/18-19, becoming the 11th player in franchise history to do so and one of nine in MLB in 2021 to achieve this feat...His eight leadoff homers were tied with Kyle Schwarber (WSH-BOS) for the most in MLB and were the second-most in a single-season in Orioles history...According to Statcast, his 28.5 ft/sec Sprint Speed ranked in the top 14 percent of MLB and his 190 hard-hit balls (95 MPH+) led the O’s; his 11 Outs Above Average led the O’s and ranked fourth among MLB center fielders...He was the only player in MLB with multiple five-hit games in 2021 and just the third player in franchise history (since 1954) with multiple five-hit games in the same season, joining Luis Aparicio (3 in 1966) and Tommy Davis (2 in 1974)...Reached base safely in 11-straight plate appearances and recorded a hit in nine-straight at-bats from June 4-6; his nine-straight at-bats with a hit rank tied with Charles Johnson (1999) for the second-longest streak in franchise history, behind only Ken Singleton’s 10-consecutive at-bats with a hit (1981)...Hit safely in each of the O’s first 11 games; was the 11th time in O’s history in which a player recorded an 11-game hitting streak to begin a season...His 146 starts in center field were the second-most in the majors (Straw, HOU-CLE - 149)...Made his third-straight Opening Day roster.
Led the Orioles in WAR (1.4) according to STATS, LLC. and ranked tied for fourth (0.6) according to Fangraphs...Recorded 5 Outs Above Average (OAA) this season, tied for the second-most in the majors by an outfielder according to Statcast; his 95% success rate ranked third-best...His home run on 9/4 vs. NYY off of RHP Michael King was the furthest homer by an Oriole on the season (427 ft), according to Statcast...His nine bunt hits led the majors; next closest player had seven bunt hits (Hampson, COL)...Collected two triples in the season finale on 9/27 at TOR; his second career game with two triples (4/8/19 vs. OAK); he is one of two (Brady Anderson, four times) players in O’s history to record at least two triples in multiple games...Hit .291 (37-for-127) in 39 games after being recalled from the Alternate Training Site at Double-A Bowie on 8/15; hit .077 (1-for-13) in nine games prior...Hit .471 (8-for-17) in the first inning and .471 (8-for-17) with a 0-0 count...Batted .305 (32-for-105) against RHP and .171 (6-for-35) against LHP...Recorded multi-RBI games in back-to-back games (9/24-25) for the first time in his career; recorded multi-RBI games in three of the last four games of the season...Led the Orioles with seven stolen bases (caught twice); tied for the 15th-most in the AL...Hit safely in a career-high six-straight games twice this season (8/16-21 and 9/1-9)...Hit the Orioles first leadoff home run of the season on 9/4 vs. NYY G1; his third career lead-off home run, and first since 8/18/2018 vs. TOR...Recorded his third career outfield assist (Choi at 3B) on 8/1 vs. TB; was part of the first inning-starting double play in MLB history...Appeared in 41 games in CF (36 starts), four games in RF (two starts), and four games in LF...Appeared on his second-straight Opening Day roster.
Made his first Opening Day roster... Hit leadoff and started in center field on Opening Day, becoming just the second player since 2007 to start in center field on Opening Day for the Orioles (Adam Jones, 2008-18)... Made 18 starts (22 games) in center field for the Orioles... Recorded his first career multi-triple game on 4/8 vs. OAK... Collected a career-high three RBI on 4/8 vs. OAK... Optioned to Triple-A Norfolk on 4/22 and appeared in 66 games for the Tides, hitting .205/.272/.306 (55-for-268) with 40 runs scored and 24 RBI... Transferred to Double-A Bowie on 7/11 and closed out the season with the Baysox... Hit .271/.341/.402 (54-for-199) with 35 runs scored and 18 RBI in 51 regular season games for Bowie... Hit for the cycle in Game 4 of the Western Division Championship Series against Harrisburg (5-for-6, 2B, 3B, HR, 3 R, 3 RBI, SB), becoming the first Baysox player to hit for the cycle since 2012 (Manny Machado)... Batted .353/.436/.647 (12-for-34) with five extra-base hits, 10 runs scored, and five RBI in eight playoff games for Bowie.
Had his contract selected on 8/10, and made his Major League debut later that day vs. BOS; doubled off of RHP Nathan Eovaldi for his first hit in his first at-bat...Became the first player in O's history to record three hits in their Major League debut; was the second player in O's history to record at least two hits, two runs, and two RBI in their debut (Brent Bowers - 1996)...Hit his first career home run on 8/18 at CLE (RHP Neil Ramírez); hit his first career lead-off HR on 8/31 at KC (RHP Brad Keller)...Recorded five doubles in his first nine Major League games; became the first Orioles batter since Howie Clark in 2002 to have at least five doubles through their first nine career games...Collected a career-high four hits on 9/16 vs. CWS...Hit .288/.346/.465 (127-for-441) with 29 doubles, eight triples, 11 home runs, 76 runs, and 46 RBI in 108 games between Double-A Bowie and Triple-A Norfolk...Named the Orioles Brooks Robinson Minor League Player of the Year...Named Eastern League Player of the Week on 5/27: .560 (14-for-25), 1-2B, 1-3B, 3 BB, 9 R, 3 SB, 6 G...His 127 hits, at the time of his contract being selected, were the second-most by an Orioles minor leaguer (McKenna - 135)...Entered the 2018 season ranked as the Orioles ninth-best prospect, according to Baseball America.
Enters the 2018 season ranked as the Orioles ninth-best prospect, according to Baseball America ... Selected as an Eastern League Player of the Week for 4/6-16, batting .455/.489/.818 (20-for-44) with five doubles, one triple, three home runs, 15 runs scored, eight RBI, and three stolen bases in 10 games during that span ... On Opening Day (4/6 at Akron), went 4-for-5 with a triple, home run, season-high four runs scored and two RBI ... Began the season hitting safely in the first 10 games (.455, 20-for-44) ... Went 50-for-162 (.309) in 39 road games.
Entered 2017 ranked as the No. 26 Orioles prospect, according to Baseball America...Ranked among South Atlantic League leaders in a number of offensive categories, including total bases (240, 2nd), triples (10, 2nd), extra-base hits (61, T-2nd), doubles (37, 3rd), hits (141, 3rd), and runs scored (79, 3rd)...Tied for the second-most stolen bases in the Orioles organization (led Class-A Delmarva)...Tied for the league's longest hitting streak of the season (19 games), in which he hit .333/.356/.536 (28-for84) from 7/24-8/19...Registered 17 extra-base hits in 27 July games...Batted .300/.346/.480 (30-for-100) in 24 August games... Selected as the SAL Player of the Week for 8/29-9/5, batting .433/.433/.833 (13-for-30) with three doubles, three home runs, seven RBI, and three stolen bases in seven games during that span...Hit .290/.333/.499 (115-for-397) vs. right-handers...Batted .302 (29-for-96) with RISP...Logged 38 multi-hit games, including three four-hit games...Recorded two multi-stolen base games.
Led the Short-Season A New York-Penn League in at bats (277), finished tied for third in hits (73), and tied for fourth in triples (five)...Ranked first on the IronBirds in stolen bases (17), total bases (104), and tied for first in runs scored (34)...Made his professional debut on 6/19 vs. Hudson Valley and went 2-for-3 with a walk, hit by pitch, double, RBI, and a run scored...Recorded an 11-game hitting streak (.392, 20-for-51) from 6/21-7/4...Hit his first professional home run on 7/12 at Brooklyn...Registered a season-high two stolen bases in Game 2 of a doubleheader on 8/26 at Staten Island...Collected a season-high three RBI on 9/5 at Hudson Valley...Hit .293 (60-for-205) vs. right-handed pitchers...Logged 21 multi-hit games.