Michael Livingston Ohlman…graduated from Lake Ranch (FL) High School…batted .597 (40-67) his senior year, leading the 5A District 12 in batting, slugging (.925), and on-base (.697).
Reached the majors in his 9th professional campaign, his 1st season in the Toronto organization…made 3 starts at catcher and appeared in 7 games overall, going 3-for-13 with a RBI…had 2 stints with the Jays: 5/8-19 and 8/12-15...signed with Toronto as a minor league free agent on 11/17/16 and was a nonroster invite to major league spring training.
TORONTO // Had contract purchased on 5/8 and made his major league debut in a start on 5/9 vs. CLE…recorded 1st ML hit in 2nd career start on 5/15 vs. ATL with a RBI single off Bartolo Colon in the 4th inning…appeared as a reserve 3 times (1-for2) before he was designated for assignment on 5/20…recalled from Buffalo (AAA) on 8/12 and went 1-for-4 in 2 games/one start before he was designated again on 8/16.
MINORS // Spent balance of season with Buffalo, batting .216 (61-282) with 12 HR and 38 RBI over 90 games with the Bisons…matched the 2nd-highest HR total of his career (12 HR over 103 G in 2015 and 13 HR over 100 G in 2013)…started 47 games at catcher, compiling a .997 fielding percentage (1 E/317 TC)…also logged time at first base and left field…batted .246/.388/.594/.982 (17-69) with 7 HR and 13 RBI over 23 G prior to 1st stint with the Jays…hit .214/.326/.354/.680 (41-192) in 59 games from 5/24-8/9 after returning to the Bison…was 3-for-21 (.143) over final 7 G at Buffalo.
Combined to bat .287 (72-251) with 7 HR and 44 RBI over 78 games with Springfield (AA) and Memphis (AAA) in final season with the Cardinals organization…opened the season at Memphis and was transferred to Springfield on 5/31…returned to Memphis on 7/7 for the remainder of the season.
Spent a second full season at Double-A, playing in 103 games for Springfield, 97 at catcher and six as the DH…Was a Texas League mid-season and post-season All-Star. Batted .314 and had a .473 slugging pct. in 48 games the first half of the season…Had 100 hits on the season, 3rd highest for Springfield and his 2nd 100-hit season (113, 2013)…Hit over .300 in two months: .388 in June and .313 in July, collecting 18 RBI in each month…Named Texas League Player of the Week (6/2-8), batting .467 (7-15) with 2 HR and 8 RBI, hitting the home runs in back-to-back games 6/5-6 with three RBI in each game…Recorded an RBI in eight straight games from May 26 to June 6 and tied for the longest hitting streak in the Texas League in 2015, hitting safely in 18 straight games (5/26-6/21) with a .413 BA, 5 HR, 22 RBI…Led all Texas League catchers with 97 games, total chances (113), put outs (657) and errors (11)…Ranked 3rd among Texas League catchers throwing out 25.3% (20 CS-79 SB ATT) of attempted base stealers…Had a two home run game at Northwest Arkansas (6/20) and hit a grand slam vs. San Antonio (4/12)…Drove in 69 runs, tops on the team, 6th highest in the Texas League…Played in 11 games for Surprise in the Arizona Fall League, batting .205 with 2 HR and 7 RBI.
Saw first Double-A action, spending the entire season at Bowie where he played in 113 games (91 starts at catcher)...Hit .301 (25-83) in June, his best month of the year. His longest hitting streak was 8-games 5/9-19 (10-31, .323)...Recorded 24 multi-hit games, including a season-high five 3-hit games...Caught 27% of would-be base-stealers (31-115)...Batted .244 over 12 games with Glendale of the Arizona Fall League.
Hit a career-best .313/.410/.524 in 100 games for the Keys, winning the batting title and leading the Carolina League in OPS...Also set career-highs in runs (61), hits (113), doubles (29), triples (4), home runs (13), RBI (53), stolen bases (5), walks (56) and total bases (189)...Named a Carolina League All-Star and won two Player of the Week Awards...Named Topps Carolina League Player of the Year...Also batted .290/.476/.774 in 10 games for the championship-winning Surprise Saguaros in the Arizona Fall League following the season...Named the O's #9 prospect by Baseball America following the season.
Had 14 multi-hit games in 51 played with the Shorebirds and reached base in 47 of 50 games started…Was one of three hitters in the South Atlantic League with 100 or more at-bats to have more walks than strikeouts (33 BB, 27 SO)...Batted .328 in 31 games for Perth of the Australian Baseball League.
Was selected to the SAL Mid-Season All-Star Team…Led the team in RBI (51), was second in games played (105), third in walks (48) and tied for third in hits (84) and doubles (15).
Hit his first professional home run May 20 against Hagerstown…Was transferred to Bluefield on June 7…Had a career-high three hits June 23 at Pulaski.
Picked up his first professional hit in his second game, August 25 against the GCL Rays.