In his Major League career has played 1B (20g, 7gs), 2B (41g, 14gs), 3B (38g, 20gs), SS (1g, 9/25/19 vs Mil, 9th inning), C (19g, 9gs) and P (1g, 8/8/19 vs Cubs)...In the 11-inning, 3-2 Dodgers win on 7/30/17 became the first player in franchise history to produce a game-ending hit in his first career plate appearance (2-run double off SF's Albert Suárez)...In 2015 participated in the Sirius XM All-Star Futures Game at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati...In 2013 and 2015 was an MiLB.com Dodgers Organization All-Star...Was a mid-season All-Star in 2014 (Midwest League), 2015 (California League) and 2016 (Texas League)...Before converting to catcher as a professional was an elite shortstop in college...at the University of Georgia, where he was a roommate and teammate of former Reds LHP Alex Wood, established career and singleseason fielding percentage records for that middle infield position...appeared in 212 career games for the Bulldogs, including 211 starts at shortstop.
Attended Marist High School in Atlanta, where he played baseball and football...at the University of Georgia appeared in 212 games, including 211 starts at shortstop, and hit .308 with 63 doubles, 7 triples, 18 HR, 168 RBI and 11 stolen bases...holds the career record for fielding percentage by a Georgia shortstop (.968 in 1,045 total chances) and the single-season record for fielding percentage by a Bulldog shortstop (.978 in 2013)...ranks among Georgia's all-time leaders in games played, total bases, at bats, hits, doubles and RBI...as a junior and senior at UGA was named to the Athletic Director's Academic Honor Roll...in the hit movie The Blind Side made a cameo appearance as a high school quarterback.
In his first season with the Reds made 97 apps and 35 starts...Played 1B (18g, 6gs), 2B (41g, 14gs), 3B (12g, 6gs), SS (1g), C (15g, 9gs) and P (1g)...In his Major League career has played 1B (20g, 7gs), 2B (41g, 14gs), 3B (38g, 20gs), SS (1g, 9/25/19 vs Mil, 9th inning), C (19g, 9gs) and P (1g, 8/8/19 vs Cubs)...Reds pitchers went 2-7 in his starts behind the plate and posted a 6.83 ERA when he caught...threw out 1-7 runners attempting to steal (14%)...Led Reds pinch hitters in at bats, hits and doubles and tied Phillip Ervin for the team lead in pinch-hit RBI (10-37, .270, 3 2b, 1hr, 6rbi)...hit his only career pinch-hit HR on 5/5 vs SF (solo off Will Smith)...From 7/18-7/27 missed 9 games while on the concussion list and from 9/4-9/17 missed 12 games while on the injured list with a left oblique injury...Had 9 HR and 27 RBI...were the first home runs of his career...entered the season with 11 career RBI in 59 apps...In the 12-5 loss on 8/8 vs Cubs started at C, moved to 2B in the seventh inning and then with 2 outs in the eighth made his only Major League pitching appearance...retired 4 of the 5 batters (1.1ip, 1h)...retired Jason Heyward on a groundout to end the eighth inning and strand 2 inherited runners, then threw a scoreless ninth...became the first Reds player to pitch and catch in the same game since Dee Moore in 1936...2 days earlier, on 8/6, Taylor Davis of Cubs did it vs Oak...In the 10-inning, 6-5 loss on 4/6 at Pit made his first start, played 3B and hit his first career HR, a 2-run shot off Trevor Williams that snapped a 30-inning scoreless streak by Reds batters (their longest since August 2015, also 30 innings)...Homered in consecutive apps on 5/3 and 5/5 vs SF, including his first career pinch-hit HR on 5/5 (9th inning, solo off Will Smith)...On 3/22 was reassigned to minor league camp but, following the right groin injury to 2B Scooter Gennett in that afternoon's game at Mil, returned to Major League camp the next day and spent the entire regular season on the Reds' roster.
Spent most of the season at Class AAA Oklahoma City, where he produced 32 extra-base hits in just 79 games, but also made 39 apps during 3 stints with the National League champion Dodgers...made his first Major League Opening Day roster and made 30 apps for the Dodgers before he was optioned to Oklahoma City on 5/13...made 2 more apps for LAD during a second stint from 6/15-6/19, then appeared in 7 additional games as a September callup...for LAD played primarily 3B (26g, 14gs) but also made 4 apps behind the plate and 2 apps/1 start at 1B.
Saw his first big league action and appeared in 20 games for Los Angeles hitting .300 (6-for-20) with a double and two RBI...made three different stints with the Dodgers...Recalled on July 28 for his first stint with Los Angeles and made his Major League debut on July 30 against the Giants and in his first big league at-bat, drove in the game-winning run with a pinch-hit, two-run double in the 11th inning off of Albert Suárez for his first career hit...became the first Dodger player in franchise history to earn a walk-off RBI in his first career plate appearance and according to Elias Sports Bureau, became the first player in 22 years to supply a walk-off RBI in his first Major League plate appearance, joining Tomas Perez who accomplished the feat with Blue Jays on May 3, 1995...according to Stats LLC., also became the first Dodger since Darren Dreifort to record a walk-off hit for his first career hit on May 27, 1994 vs. PIT (RBI single) and the first position player since Greg Brock, who recorded an RBI single on Sept. 5, 1982 vs. PIT, to accomplish the feat...Appeared in five postseason games and drove in a run in Game 3 of the NLCS against the Cubs...Appeared in a combined 92 games with Triple-A Oklahoma City and Double-A Tulsa, posting a .317/.375/.476 slashline with 23 doubles, one triple, 10 home runs and 56 RBI...saw majority of action at catcher (51 games), but also appeared at third base (29 games), second base (six games), first base (six games) and shortstop (two games)...Selected as Texas League Player of the Week for the week ending May 14.
Appeared in a combined 78 games with Double-A Tulsa and Rookie-level AZL Dodgers, hitting .258 with 18 doubles, two triples, seven homers and 35 RBI...Spent majority of the season with Tulsa and was selected to the Texas League Mid-Season All-Star as he hit .296 with 11 doubles, two triple, three homer and 18 RBI along with a .342 on-base percentage in the first 39 games of the season...Hit a combined .309 (21-for-68) with six doubles, three home run and 29 RBI with runners in scoring position.
Selected to play in the MLB All-Star Futures Game and as a Single-A California League All-Star, combining to hit .296 in 120 games with Rancho Cucamonga and Double-A Tulsa...Tied for ninth among all full-season minor leaguers with 40 doubles...also had seven triples, three homers and 66 RBI...Chosen by MiLB.com as a Dodgers Organization All-Star...Following the season, played for the Glendale Desert Dogs in the Arizona Fall League, where he posted .293/.323/.517 slashline with seven doubles, two homers and 13 RBI.
Split time between Single-A Great Lakes and Single-A Advanced Rancho Cucamonga, combined to hit .284 with 21 doubles, five triples, two homers and 50 RBI in 93 games...Honored as a 2014 Midwest League Mid-Season All-Star, after posting a .310/.357/.441 slashline with 16 doubles, four triples, two homers, 35 RBI and nine stolen bases with the Loons.
Selected as the MiLB.com Organizational All-Star, posting a .347 (58-for-167)/.386/.533 slashline with 19 doubles, four homers and 36 RBI in 41 games with Rookie-advanced Ogden in his first year of professional ball.