Is married.....wife's name is Yisa.....the couple has a son named Omar...Graduated from Instituto Escuela in Maracay, VZ, where he also played soccer... Enjoys golf and spending time with his family.
Batted .278 with 22 HR and 55 RBI in 132 games with Seattle... Made 108 starts (91g at C, 17g at DH)... Was the Mariners' nominee for the Hank Aaron Award... His .373 on-base percentage, .516 slugging percentage and .889 OPS as a catcher led the American League and ranked second in the majors... His 22 HR as a catcher ranked fourth in the American League (7th in MLB)... The team had a 5.25 ERA when he caught (815.2ip, 476er) and went 39-52 when he started behind the plate... Threw out 8 of 66 runners attempting to steal (12.1%)... Notched his first career walk-off hit on 5/13 vs. Oakland with an RBI-single in the 10th inning... From 6/17-6/26 recorded a career-high 9-game hitting streak, batting .355 (11-for-31) with 1 HR and 4 RBI... Produced a pair of career-high 4-hit games, coming on 7/7 vs. Oakland and
7/27 vs. Detroit.....joined Dan Wilson (2x) and Scott Bradley as the only catchers in Mariners history to have two 4-hit games in a season...Had 2-homer games on 7/7 vs. Oakland and 7/16 at Oakland.....were the first multi-homer games of his career... Belted his first career walk-off homer on 9/14 vs. Chicago-AL with a solo shot in the 10th inning off Alex Colomé, whom he was traded for on 11/30/18... Was traded to Milwaukee on 12/5 in exchange for RHP Adam Hill and 2020 Competitive Balance Round B selection... Signed a 1-year contract on 1/10/20, avoiding arbitration
The Totals - Hit .275 (77x280) with 30 runs, 14 doubles, 1 triple, 9 home runs, 30 RBI, 38 walks and a .366 onbase percentage in 97 games with the White Sox...The Details - Spent his 2nd consecutive full season with the White Sox… named to his 2nd career Opening Day roster…made his season debut in Chicago-AL's home opener, April 5 vs. Detroit...Heating Up - From June 7 through the end of the regular season, hit .323 (62x192)…his .323 average over this span was 3rdbest in the American League/9th-best in the Majors (min. 200 PA), trailing only Mookie Betts-BOS (.339/114x336) and J.D. Martinez-BOS (.339/116x342) in the AL...Summer Wind - In June and July, combined to hit .379 (36x95), the top average in the Majors among players with at least 100 plate appearances over that span...All Right - Hit .297 (70x236) with all 9 of his home runs coming vs. right-handed pitchers...Streaking - Matched his career-high with an 8-game hitting streak, July 5-24…over this span, hit .481 (13x27) with 2 home runs and 7 RBI…had 5 multi-hit games in this stretch...Heroics - Connected on a game-tying, solo home run in the 4th inning and a gamewinning, RBI-single in the 5th inning of the White Sox 7-6 win on Aug. 19 vs. Kansas City..Multi-Hit Madness - Had two mulit-hit game streaks of at least 3 games each: June 7-15 (4 G) and Aug. 24-27 (3 G)...Homer Happy - Homered 3 times in a span of 4 games, Sept. 14-20.
Spent the entire season with the White Sox, making 75 starts at catcher … his .373 on-base percentage would have ranked second on the team with the required plate appearances ... Sox pitchers owned a 4.97 ERA (358 ER/648.1 IP) when he was behind the plate … threw out 20.0 percent (13-65) of attempted basestealers ... Batted .286 (60-210) vs. right-handers, compared to .233 (10-43) vs. lefties … hit .333 (12-36) in July (15 games) and .317 (13-41) in September (15 games) ... Increased his numbers from .257/.344/.279 in the first half (47 games) to .299/.406/.410 in the second half (43) ... Was the White Sox Opening Day catcher on 4/4 vs. Detroit … recorded his multihit effort on 4/13 at Cleveland … registered the White Sox only hit off Ervin Santana on 4/15 at Minnesota, a third-inning single ... Went 2-3 with a double and two RBI on 4/25 vs. Kansas City, marking his first extra-base hit and multiRBI effort of the season ... Registered two hits on 4/25 vs. Kansas City and 4/29 at Detroit, the first time in his career he has recorded consecutive multihit efforts ... Recorded a career-high three hits on 6/3 at Detroit … matched his career high with a three-hit effort on 6/16 at Toronto ... Connected on his first home run of the season, and second career, on 7/16 vs. Seattle … matched his career high by reaching base four times on 7/25 at the Cubs (2-2, two BB) ... Walked in six consecutive games from 8/10-18 ... Hit .340 (16-47) with three doubles, one homer, one RBI, seven walks and a .436 on-base percentage over his final 17 games from 8/26-9/27 … hit his second home run on 9/2 vs. Tampa Bay
Split the season between Class AA Birmingham (13 games), Class AAA Charlotte (41) and the White Sox (34). Started 30 games at catcher for the White Sox … Sox pitchers owned a 3.71 ERA (111 ER/269.0 IP) when he was behind the plate … threw out 4.2 percent (1-24) of attempted basestealers. Batted .319 (15-47) on the road, .333 (7-21) vs. left-handers, .381 (8-21) with RISP and .250 (12-48) with two strikes. Recorded four multihit efforts and drew 14 walks compared to 14 strikeouts. His contract was purchased from Charlotte on 7/6, replacing Alex Avila (15-day disabled list) on the 25-man roster. Hit safely in each of his first eight career games, the secondlongest streak to open a career in White Sox history since at least 1913 (STATS) … batted .357 (10-28) with one double, three RBI and seven walks during the streak. Made his major-league debut as the starting catcher on 7/17 at the Angels … doubled in the third inning for his first career hit … recorded his first RBI and multihit effort on 7/31 at Minnesota. Reached base safely four times on 8/12 at Miami, going 1-1 with three walks and a run scored … hit a game-winning single in the seventh inning on 8/6 vs. Baltimore. Hit his first major-league home run on 9/30 vs. Minnesota, a solo shot off Pat Dean. Combined to hit .239 (45-188) with eight doubles, two homers, 16 RBI, 13 walks and just 25 strikeouts over 54 combined games between Birmingham and Charlotte. Threw out 25.0 percent (12-48) of attempted basestealers between the two clubs. Opened the season with the Barons and played in 13 games … was promoted to Charlotte on 4/26 … played in 39 games at catcher and two as the DH for the Knights. Connected on his first homer with Charlotte on 6/2 vs. Lehigh Valley … drove in a run in three consecutive games from 6/2-6. Hit safely in seven of his final eight games with the Knights from 6/25-7/5 before having his contract purchased.
Spent the entire season with Class A Winston-Salem … threw out 35.4 percent (40-113) of attempted basestealers ... Was named to the Carolina League mid and postseason All-Star Teams … led the Dash in average (.274) and OBP (.352) ... His 96 games at catcher were the most in the CL since Salem's Blake Swihart in 2013 (101) ... Compiled a .299/.361/.353 slash line in 52 first-half games … batted .349 (22-63) in June ... Recorded hitting streaks of nine (5/4-14), seven (5/28-6/6) and six games (6/19-28) … collected four hits on 6/6 at Lynchburg and 9/1 at Wilmington ... Appeared in 13 games with Margarita of the Venezuelan Winter League … hit .259 (7-27) with one RBI.
Appeared in 85 games with Class A Kannapolis and Winston Salem during his first season with the White Sox organization ... Combined to hit .285 (76-267) with two homers and 36 RBI … threw out 36.3 (37-102) percent of attempted baserunners ... Started the season with Kannapolis, hitting .316 (36-114) vs. right-handers, .362 (25-69) on the road, .359 (14-39) with RISP and .350 (7-20) with RISP/two outs.
Appeared in 39 games with Class A Hudson Valley ... Owned a .992 fielding percentage (2 E/239 TC) … threw out 50.0 percent (10-20) of attempted basestealers ... Recorded a 10-game hitting streak from 6/24-7/19 (.375, 15-40), including five straight multihit efforts … registered a season-high .353 average (18-51) over 13 games in July ... Was selected by Chicago in the Rule 5 draft on 12/12.
Spent the entire season with Advanced Rookie Princeton ... Committed just two errors and threw out 45.5 percent (10-22) of attempted basestealers over 21 games at catcher.
Appeared in 47 games, including 29 at catcher, 15 at first base and one in left field with the Gulf Coast League Rays ... Threw out 60.0 percent (15-25) of attempted basestealers … owned a .997 fielding percentage (1 E/324 TC).
Hit .300-plus (.308) for the second consecutive season with the Venezuelan Summer League Rays … threw out 52.5 percent (21-40) of attempted basestealers and committed one error ... Recorded more walks (27) than strikeouts (11) for the second consecutive season.
Appeared in 47 games in his pro debut season with the VSL Rays … his .315 average (52-165) ranked 10th in the league ... Threw out 51.6 percent (16-31) of attempted basestealers ... Was recommended/signed by Ronnie Blanco.