Married, wife's name is Jordan...Participated in the 2019 Mayors' Feed the Hungry Sorting Day in Sarasota with his wife, packing donated food items for charities in need in the Sarasota area. Attended Santiago (CA) HS...Signed by Mark Ralston.
Batted .168 (18-for-107) in 40 games after the All-Star break; hit .283 (17-for-60) in 19 games in the first half... Drove in 16 runs in his first 16 games with the O's; drove in four runs in his final 43 games... Homered in consecutive games twice during the season (6/28-29 and 8/28-31)... Set career-highs with three hits, three runs scored, and five RBI on 6/28 vs. CLE (3-for-5, 2B, HR, 3 R, 5 RBI)... Hit his first career Eutaw Street home run on 6/28 vs. CLE off of RHP Mike Clevinger... Hit by nine pitches, tied for the second-most on the Orioles; has been hit by a combined 20 pitches in the past two seasons, the most on the O's... Threw out 3-of-28 (10.7%) potential base stealers while with the Orioles ... Started the season with Triple-A Norfolk and was recalled on 6/3; made his season debut on 6/5 at TEX, entering the game as a defensive replacement at catcher... Appeared in 45 games with the Tides, batting .292/.388/.530 (49-for-168) with 10 doubles, 10 home runs, 31 runs scored, and 37 RBI... Led Orioles minor leaguers in home runs at the time of his call up... Named the International League Batter of the Week for the week ending 5/6 after hitting .565 with five home runs and 18 RBI... Batted .348 (31-for-89) with nine home runs and 27 RBI in 24 games in May for Norfolk... Threw out 6-of-34 (17.6%) potential base stealers for Triple-A Norfolk.
Was 3-for-3 in throwing out attempted base stealers on 4/21 vs. CLE; the first time an Orioles catcher had three catcher-caught-stealing in a game since Matt Wieters also caught three on 8/25/12 vs. TOR...Stole home as part of a double steal on 5/12 vs. TB (G1) for his first career stolen base; was the first Orioles catcher to steal home (since records began in 1974) and first Oriole to steal home for their first career stolen base since Cal Ripken, Jr. on 5/31/1982 vs. TEX...Hit by 11 pitches during the season; led the Orioles and was tied for the 11th-most in the AL ...Recorded a career-high three RBI on 5/24 at CWS...Hit .242 (31-for-128) with three home runs, 22 runs scored, and 12 RBI in 38 games for Triple-A Norfolk...Threw out 5-for-37 (13.5%) would be base stealers while with Norfolk... While at Norfolk, he hit .167 (4-for-24) against lefties and .260 (27-for-104) against righties...Hit .429 (15-for-35) with five doubles, two home runs, nine runs, and 10 RBI in 18 Spring Training games...Entered 2018 ranked as the No. 3 prospect in the Orioles organization according to Baseball America.
Enters 2018 ranked as the No. 3 prospect in the Orioles organization according to Baseball America...Made his Major League debut on 9/2 vs. TOR, entering the game at catcher in the ninth inning (did not have an at-bat)...Had his contract selected from Triple-A Norfolk on 9/1...Recorded his first Major League hit on 9/14 at NYY, with a double in the seventh inning...Slugged his first Major League home run in the ninth inning of the same game...Made his first Major League start on 9/24 vs. TB as catcher; he went 1-4 with one home run, one run, and two RBI...Marked his second career home run and his first multi-RBI game...Appeared in 10 games for the Orioles, batting .333 (6-for-18) with three runs, two doubles, two home runs and four RBI... Recorded a hit in six of the seven games in which he had an at-bat...Batted .462 (6-for-13) against right-handed pitching at the Major League level...In 97 games with Norfolk last season, he batted .267 (92-for-344) with 23 doubles, seven home runs, 47 runs and 47 RBI...Named an International League Mid-Season All-Star...Selected to the U.S. Team of the Sirius XM All-Star Futures Game in Miami...Started and went 1-for-3 an RBI triple and one run...Named a 2017 Organizational All-Star by MiLB.com...Non-roster invitee during 2017 Spring Training with the Orioles
Entered 2017 ranked as the No. 1 Orioles prospect, the best hitter for average in the organization, and having the best strike-zone discipline in the organization, according to Baseball America ...Rated as the No. 57 overall prospect by Baseball America ...Rated as the No. 99 overall prospect in baseball by MLB.com ...Named the Brooks Robinson Minor League Player of the Year, finishing second among qualifying Orioles minor league hitters with a .317 batting average...Selected as an Eastern League Mid-Season and Postseason All-Star...Ranked fourth in the Eastern League in batting average and first in the league in on-base percentage...Following the regular season, selected to Baseball America's Double-A Minor League Classification All-Star Team...Named to the U.S. Team of the Sirius XM All-Star Futures Game in San Diego...Started and went 1-for-2 with a home run... Named to Baseball America's All-Prospect Team for April after batting .321/.465/.411 (18-for-56) that month...Hit safely in nine straight games, batting .333/.405/.424 (11-for-33) from 6/14-24...Hit .349 (30-for-86) in 22 July games...Registered a season-high four hits twice (7/15 vs. Richmond and 8/30 vs. Harrisburg)...While with Double-A Bowie, batted .347 (114-for-329) against right- handers and hit .344 (73-for-212) in 59 home games...Went 2-for-5 with a home run and five RBI in his Triple-A Norfolk debut on 9/1 at Charlotte (slugged a grand slam in the top of the eighth inning)...Entered the season ranked as the third-best Orioles prospect by Baseball America and Baseball Prospectus, and as the fifth-best Orioles prospect, according to MLB.com.
Rated as the best hitter for average and as having the best strike-zone discipline in the O's organization, according to Baseball America ...Named a MiLB.com Organizational All-Star...Rated by Baseball America following the season as the No. 10 prospect in the Carolina League...Selected to Baseball America's Minor League Classification High-A All-Star Team...Began the season with Class A-Advanced Frederick...Recorded a nine-game hitting streak (.448/.556/.655) with the Keys from 6/6-15... Logged four consecutive multi-hit games from 7/22-25, batting .444 (8-for-18) in that span...With Frederick, batted .316 (18-for- 57) with RISP...Batted .331 (41-for-124) in 34 road games and hit .318 (57-for-179) against right-handers...Debuted with Double-A Bowie on 8/14...Recorded a season-high four hits on 8/16 at Harrisburg...Batted .400 (10-for-25) in his first six games with the Baysox, hitting safely in his first three contests...Hit .304 (17-for-56) against right-handers with Bowie...Was the starting catcher for the Baysox in Game 5 of the Eastern League Championship Series against Reading (Bowie won the series, 3-2)...Following the season, played for the Peoria Javelinas of the Arizona Fall League.
Rated by Baseball America following the season as the Orioles No. 4 prospect, as the best hitter for average in the Orioles system, the No. 18 prospect in the South Atlantic League, and as having the best strike-zone judgement in the SAL...Selected by Baseball America to the Low Class-A All-Star Team...Won the SAL batting title...Broke the franchise record for batting average (.340), previously .320 by Richie Paz in 1998...Led the SAL in OBP...Named the Organizational Player of the Month for June... Posted an 18-game hitting streak, 6/30-7/18, the longest hitting streak by a Shorebird since 2005...Finished a single shy of the cycle on 8/30...Named to the SAL Postseason All-Star Team...Hit .360 (121-for-336) against right-handers...Batted .404 (36-for- 89) with 19 RBI in 24 June games...Hit .361 (91-for-252) post All-Star break...Posted a .378 clip (51-for-135) with RISP.
After the season, named the No. 10 prospect in the Orioles system by Baseball America ...Began his professional career with a five-game hitting streak in the GCL...Hit his first professional home run on 8/24...Had a season-high three hits on 8/10, going 3-for-4 with a double, triple, and a run scored.