Maxwell Glen Pentecost ... Originally selected by the Texas Rangers in the 7th round of the 2011 draft from Winder-Barrow HS, but did not sign ... Attended Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia...Batted .302 as a sophomore in 2013 and was named Second-Team All-Atlantic Sun Conference ... Played in the Cape Cod Summer League in 2013 and was named MVP of the league and NCAA College Summer LeaguePlayer of the Year ... Hit .422 (113-for-268) in his junior season with 24 doubles, two triples, nine home runs, 61 RBI and 17 stolen bases for a1.109 OPS...Was named Atlantic Sun Conference Player of the Year, a First-Team College All-American, Atlantic Sun All-Conference, and given the 2014 Johnny Bench Award which goes annually to college baseball's top catcher.
Played in a career-high 89 games, all for Double-A New Hampshire, his highest level of ball ... Slashed .253/.283/.401 and tied personal bests with 87 hits and 10 home runs ... Threw out 39.7% (29/73) of attempted base stealers, which ranked 2nd in the Eastern League ... Batted .375 (30-for-80) with four doubles, six home runs and 22 RBI over 20 games in August and was named Eastern League Player of the Month.
Played in the field for the first time since 2014 (did not play any games due to shoulder sugeries in 2015 and was used only as a designated hitter in 2016)...Started 20 games as a catcher, 22 as a first baseman and was a DH for 30 games ... Was assigned to Advanced-A Dunedin on April 10, 2017 ... Strung together an 18-game hitting streak from April 7-May 4...A game after the streak ended, he went 4-for-6 with a home run and five RBI on May 7 at Bradenton ... Hit five home runs over a seven-game span from April 20-28 ... Hit .291 until landing on the DL on June 12...Returned on July 9 after one game of rehab with the GCL Blue Jays ... Was named to the Florida State League Mid-Season All-Star team but did not play in the June 17 contest ... Landed on the DL again on Aug. 10 for the remainder of the season ... Finished the year with career-bests in home runs (9) and RBI (54) and was named a Post-Season All-Star ... After the season, played for the Peoria Javelinas in the Arizona Fall League and was named to the Rising Stars team.
Played a career-high 74 games in 2016 but was used only as a designated hitter...Hit .302 with 17 doubles, three triples, 10 home runs and 41 RBI for a career-best .847 OPS ... Started the 2016 season with Class-A Lansing and homered in his first game on May 12 vs. South Bend...Strung together two separate 10-game hitting streaks that season ... Spent two weeks on the DL in August of 2016...Afterwards, was promoted to Advanced-A Dunedin for their final 12 games in which he hit .245 (12-for-49) with a pair of doubles and three home runs ... Was named a 2016 Organizational All-Star by MiLB.com.
Did not play in the 2015 campaign due to two right shoulder surgeries.
After signing with the Blue Jays on July 2, 2014, was assigned to Class-A (short) Vancouver where he batted .313 over 19 games.