Graduated from Divine Child High School in Dearborn, MI in 2011, playing on two state championship teams...As a senior, was selected Michigan’s Mr. Baseball by the Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Association, an annual award given to Michigan’s top prep player and was named Division II First-Team All-State by the MHSBCA as a junior and senior.
Spent most of the 2021 season with the Tigers, playing in 98 games...Finished the season with 22 home runs...became the first Tiger to have a 20-homer season while playing at least 60 percent of his games at catcher since Mickey Tettleton in 1992...his 22 homers ranked fifth among rookies in Tigers history and were the most by a Detroit rookie since Tony Clark hit 27 in 1996...Ranked fifth among Major League rookies (min. 300 at-bats) with 22 home runs and a .459 slugging percentage, while he was tied for seventh with 61 RBI and ninth with a .745 OPS...Belted a pair of solo home runs May 17 at Seattle, his first career multi-homer game...finished the season with four multi-homer performances, which were the most by a Tigers rookie since 1947 and the most by any Detroit player since Miguel Cabrera had six in 2016...Was behind the plate for Spencer Turnbull’s no-hitter May 18 at Seattle...according to the Elias Sports Bureau, he was the first rookie in Tigers history to catch a no-no and first Major League rookie to catch a complete game no-hitter since Eli Whiteside caught Jonathan Sanchez’s on July 10, 2009...Hit the first triple of his Major League career May 29 vs. New York (AL)...was the first Tigers catcher to triple in a game since Grayson Greiner in the nightcap of the doubleheader Sept. 12, 2019, vs. New York (AL)...Homered in the first inning June 8 vs. Seattle, marking his sixth home run in the span of 17 at-bats... according to the Elias Sports Bureau, he became the first Tiger to do so since Miguel Cabrera, who had six homers in a stretch of 17 at-bats from May 19-23, 2013...Picked up his first Major League stolen base in the first game of the doubleheader June 26 vs. Houston...Blasted a pair of home runs July 3 vs. Chicago (AL), including his first career inside-the-park home run...was Detroit’s first inside-the-park homer since JaCoby Jones on Aug.10, 2020, vs. Chicago (AL)...Hit his first career pinch-hit home run July 6 at Texas, a game-tying, three-run shot...was the first pinch-hit blast by a Tigers player since John Hicks in the second game of the doubleheader Sept. 28, 2019, at Chicago (AL)...Finished with 13 home runs prior to the All-Star break, the second-most by a Tigers rookie since 1947, trailing only Matt Nokes, who hit 20 homers before the All-Star break in 1987...Hit a game-tying grand slam in the ninth inning on July 27 at Minnesota...marked his first career grand slam...Had a career-best 10-game hitting streak from July 19-29, during which he batted .314/.375/.714 with two doubles, four home runs and 16 RBI... Named AL Rookie of the Month and Tigers Player of the Month for July, hitting .265/.319/.627 with three doubles, nine home runs and 29 RBI in 23 games...led the American League in RBI during the month, while he was tied for the league lead in home runs and seventh in slugging percentage...was the first Tigers player to be named AL Rookie of the Month since Brennan Boesch in June, 2010...Sidelined from Aug. 16-27 with a right abdominal strain.
Saw his first action with the Tigers in 2020, going 3x17 in seven games and driving in a pair of runs...Was recalled from the alternate training site on September 15, and made his Tigers debut the next day vs. Kansas City...Notched his first hit as a Tiger in the fourth inning on September 19 vs. Cleveland, followed by his first RBI to tie the game in the eighth…went 2x4 with a RBI and a run scored.
Established a career high with 28 home runs in 2019 with Triple A Columbus...also saw time at the Major League level for the second straight season, appearing in 10 games with Cleveland...Selected to the International League midseason and postseason All-Star Team and was named a Cleveland organization All-Star by MiLB.com...tabbed the IL's Top Star at the Triple A All-Star Game...Ranked tied for fifth in the IL in home runs, while he was 10th with a .517 slugging percentage...Threw out 41.7% (30-of-72) base stealers at Columbus...finished the year tied for the IL lead with 30 runners caught stealing...Had a pair of multi-homer games during the season, hitting two home runs on June 7 vs. Norfolk and July 5 vs. Louisville...Hit .304/.402/.620 with five doubles, one triple, six home runs and 15 RBI in 24 games during June...Belted the first home run of his Major League career on September 28 at Washington, connecting for a three-run shot off Patrick Corbin.
Spent virtually the entire minor league season in AAA Columbus, batting .236 (102-for-433) with 24 doubles, 3 triples, 20 home runs and 71 RBI in 120 games (.288/.443/.732)...At the time of his Sept. 1 recall to Cleveland he was tied for fourth in the International League in home runs, sixth in RBI, eighth in total bases (192) and 11th in slugging pct. (.443)...The International League Mid-Season All-Star's 20 homers were tied for second-most in the Indians organization and his 71 RBI were fourth-highest in the club's Minor League system...Threw out 48.5% (33-of-68) of baserunners attempting to steal this season at Triple-A...Made his Major League debut with Cleveland on Sept. 2 as an 8th-inning defensive replacement and appeared in nine games in September, collecting two hits in 16 at-bats...Notched his first career hit on Sept. 16 vs. Detroit, an RBI-single in the bottom of the 4th inning off of Francisco Liriano.
Posted career-best numbers with the RubberDucks, batting .258 with 26 home runs, 59 RBI and 59 runs scored across 95 games...His 26 home runs led the team and ranked third in both the Eastern League and the Tribe's organization (27 homers between Akron and Columbus) ...Ranked second in the Eastern League in slugging pct (.574) and OPS (.923)...Ranked first and third, respectively, in slugging (.570) and OPS (.930) in the organization for the year...Called up to Columbus on August 31...Set an Akron record with 15 home runs in Canal Park. The 24-year-old catcher was named Eastern League Player of the Week for the period of July 3-9 after batting .400 (10/25) with two doubles, one triple, four home runs, seven RBI and seven runs scored in six games played...He was also selected to his first ever All-Star team, earning Postseason All-Star honors after batting .260 with 13 homers and 29 RBI in July and August...Batted .298 (25/84) off LHP with Akron with 8 HR & 19 RBI (1.058 OPS)...Added to 40-man roster on Nov. 6...Rated the 8th-best prospect in the Indians system by ESPN's Keith Law and 10th-best prospect entering 2018 by Baseball Prospectus.