Selected by the Houston Astros in the sixth round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft. Signed by Brad Budzinski...Has a son, Aiden...Is a supporter of the ALS Foundation for Life and in the 2019 offseason he started his own foundation to fight ALS...Attended Redlands (CA) HS...Was offered a baseball and football scholarship to the University of Arizona. Had committed to the University of Oklahoma prior to being drafted by the Astros...His hobbies include golf, shopping, and spending time with friends and family...Signed to a minor league contract by the Orioles on Dec. 8, 2021.
Began the season on the Injured List after having off-season thumb surgery; his first career IL stint...Designated for assignment after being reinstated from the IL on 4/22...Claimed off waivers by the Seattle Mariners on 4/28, designated for assignment by the Mariners on 5/1, and traded to the Brewers on 5/2 for cash considerations...Recorded his first multi-home run game on 5/2 vs. LAD (2-for-4, 2 HR, 2 R, 3 RBI), his first game of the season...Appeared in five games for the Brewers before being DFA'd on 5/13...Claimed off waivers by the Mariners on 5/20; appeared in nine games for Seattle...Designated for assignment by the Mariners on 6/8 and was outrighted to Triple-A Tacoma on 6/12.
Batted .188 (9-for-48) with four HR and 13 RBI in 20 games with Milwaukee...Had two stints with the team (7/29-8/2 and 8/28-end)...Made 16 starts, all at catcher...Team had a 3.49 ERA when he caught (134ip, 52er) and went 8-8 in his starts...Threw out two of eight runners attempting to steal (25.0%)...Of his nine hits on the season, five were for extra bases (1 double, 4hr)...Belted his first career grand slam - the team’s only grand slam of 2020 - on 9/18 vs. Kansas City off Danny Duffy...his four RBI tied a career-high...Went 0-for-4 in 2 games in the NL Wild Card Series at Los Angeles...started behind the plate in Game 2...Underwent left thumb surgery on 12/30 to repair a radial collateral ligament tear, performed by Dr. Don Sheridan.
Entered 2019 as the 10th-best prospect in the organization according to Baseball America...Appeared in 9 games with Milwaukee, all coming off the bench...Had two stints with the team (5/16-6/1 and 9/6-end)...Belted his first Major League home run on 5/17 at Atlanta with a 2-run shot off Josh Tomlin.....posted 4 RBI.....became the first Brewers player since Tim Unroe (5/3/97 at Seattle) to have the first 4 RBI of his career come in the same game... Batted .231 with 5 HR and 40 RBI in 83 games at Triple-A San Antonio... Following the season played for Cibao in the Puerto Rican Winter League.
Appeared in 9 games with Milwaukee, including 6 starts at catcher ... Had three stints with the team (4/16-4/24, 7/8-7/20 and 9/1-end) ... Was not on the NLDS or NLCS rosters ... The team had a 3.34 ERA when he caught (56.2ip, 21er) and went 2-4 in his starts ... Went 1-for-6 on stolen base attempts (16.7%) ... Made his Major League debut on 4/16 vs. Cincinnati, entering the game as a defensive replacement.....walked twice and scored a run ... Made his first Major League start on 4/17 vs. Cincinnati in a 2-0 victory.....became the second player in franchise history to catch a shutout in his first big league start, joining Darrell Porter, who accomplished the feat on 9/2/71 vs. Kansas City ... Notched his first Major League hit on 7/9 at Miami with a single off José Ureña ... Appeared in 50 games at Triple-A Colorado Springs (.281, 10hr, 36rbi) ... Enters 2019 as the 10th-best prospect in the organization according to Baseball America.
Batted .209 with 9 HR and 48 RBI in 101 games at Double-A Biloxi... Tied for the Southern League lead in hit by pitches (20)... Was named Brewers Minor League Player of the Month for June (18g, .317, 2hr, 11rbi)... Was added to the 40-man roster on 11/20.
Traded by Oakland to Milwaukee with RHP Bubba Derby for OF Khris Davis on 2/12 ... Batted .234 with 11 HR and 37 RBI in 112 games at Double-A Biloxi ... Was a Southern League All-Star ... Played for the Salt River Rafters in the Arizona Fall League (19g, .203, 1hr, 8rbi).....was selected to play in the league's Fall Stars Game.
Batted .316 with 17 HR and 82 RBI in 119 games between Class-A Quad Cities (Houston), Class-A Lancaster (Houston) and Class-A Stockton (Oakland) ... Was named to the Midwest League's midseason and postseason All-Star teams ... Traded by Houston to Oakland with RHP Daniel Mengden for LHP Scott Kazmir on 7/23.