Selected by Houston in the third round of the 2016 MLB Draft out of Tulane University...Acquired by the Tigers along with Daz Cameron and Franklin Pérez from Houston in exchange for Justin Verlander and a player to be named later (Juan Ramirez) on Aug. 31, 2017..On temporarily inactive list, July 6-8, 2019 (Participating in Futures Game)...On injured list, July 19-Nov. 7, 2021 (right forearm strain).
Limited to just 38 games in 2021 after suffering a season-ending injury July 19...Swiped his first big league stolen base June 5 at Chicago (AL), becoming the first Tigers catcher to steal a base since John Hicks on April 17, 2019, vs. Pittsburgh...Threw out at least one runner attempting to steal in four straight games from May 31-June 9, which was the longest streak by a Tigers catcher since May 22-27, 2014, when Alex Avila had at least one runner caught stealing in five straight games...Hit the longest home run of his career June 9 vs. Seattle, a solo shot that traveled 423 feet...Recorded his first Major League triple and homered June 10 vs. Seattle...homered in consecutive games for the first time in his career...Made his first career pitching appearance June 12 vs. Chicago (AL), allowing two runs on two hits and a walk in 1.0 inning...also played third base for the first time in his career in the contest...Added his second three-bagger of the season June 22 vs. St. Louis, becoming the first Tigers catcher since James McCann in 2017 to have multiple triples in a season...Hit the first grand slam of his Major League career July 11 at Minnesota, a go-ahead blast in the ninth inning...marked the sixth time since 2000 that a Tigers player has hit a go-ahead grand slam in the ninth inning-or-later (last, John Hicks, Sept. 14, 2019, vs. Baltimore)...Went on the injured list July 19 with right arm soreness and missed the rest of the season.
Spent the entire 2020 season at the alternate training site in Toledo... Ranked as the No. 10 prospect and as the best defensive catcher in the Tigers organization by Baseball America.
Saw the first Major League action of his career in 2019, appearing in 35 games with the Tigers...Belted a pair of home runs for Double A Erie on April 16 at Bowie...also had a pair of homers on May 3 vs. Bowie...Named the Tigers Minor League Player of the Month for May, hitting .325/.432/.636 with six doubles, six home runs and 22 RBI in 23 games between Erie and Triple A Toledo...Made his Major League debut on July 30 at Los Angeles (AL), going 2x4 with a RBI…became the first Tiger to have multiple hits and a RBI in his big league debut since JaCoby Jones on August 30, 2016 vs. Chicago (AL)...Belted the first home run of his Major League career on July 31 at Los Angeles (AL), hitting a solo shot in the third inning off Jose Suarez…scored three runs in the game, becoming the first Tigers player with three runs scored in one of his first two Major League games since Scott Livingstone on July 19, 1991 at Kansas City and first catcher since Lance Parrish on September 7, 1977 vs. Baltimore...Hit his fourth home run on August 13 vs. Seattle, becoming the first Tigers catcher since at least 1908 to hit four homers in his first 11 career games...Ranked as the 10th-best prospect in the Tigers organization by Baseball America following the season.
Played in a career-high 99 games in 2018 as he spent the entire season with Double A Erie...Selected to MLB Pipeline's All-Defense Team for the second straight year as the best defensive catcher in the Minors...Ranked fourth in the Eastern League with one home run every 20.71 at-bats...Had a three-homer game and drove in a season-high four runs on June 12 at Hartford...Played with the Mesa Solar Sox in the Arizona Fall League, hitting .167/.231/.271 with eight runs scored, five doubles and one RBI in 13 games...was selected to play in the AFL's Rising Stars Game.
Began the 2017 season in the Houston Astros organization, before being traded to the Tigers on August 31...Played in 13 games during May, hitting .364 (16x44) with 11 runs scored, five doubles, one triple, three home runs and 10 RBI...Collected a season-high four hits and drove in a season-best four RBI on July 4 at Myrtle Beach...Homered in three consecutive games from July 8-10 at Down East...Posted a 12-game hitting streak from July 2-16...hit .420 (21x50) with 11 runs scored, two doubles, five home runs and 17 RBI during the streak...Rated as the fifth-best prospect and as being the best defensive catcher in the Tigers organization by Baseball America following the season.
Completed his first season of professional baseball in 2016, playing in 46 games between Single A Tri-City and Single A Quad Cities ... Had a season-high three hits on July 25 vs. Vermont ... Ranked as the 20th-best prospect in the Astros organization by Baseball America following the season.