Is married to his wife Jordann, who works as a nurse in the NICU...Together, they have a child, Brady...His father worked as a high school math teacher...His mother worked in sales...Started playing catcher at a young age...His favorite player was Jason Varitek.
Appeared in 37 games with the Mets in his first Major League season...Started 18 games behind the plate and one at first base...Was with the Mets from May 5-30, June 22-July 1, August 16-September 14 and September 29 to the end of the season...Threw out three runners in 10 stolen base attempts (30%)...Drove in the game-winning run with a walk-off, pinch-hit fielder's choice in the 10th inning on May 7 vs. Arizona...Was his first career RBI...Plated a run with a pinch-hit, bases-loaded walk on May 9 vs. Arizona...Was his second career RBI, both of which came before his first career hit...He is the seventh player in modern history to have multiple RBI within his first three games played without the benefit of a hit...Had a second walk-off fielder's choice on May 11 vs. Baltimore...Became the first player with two walk-off RBI in his first four career games since RBI became official in 1920...He is the first player ever with multiple walk-off RBI before his first career hit...Thanks to Elias...Homered for his first career hit on May 16 at Tampa Bay...Had a pinch-hit single on May 24 and May 25...Made his first career start on May 27 (game two)...Technically made his Major League debut on April 11 vs. Miami (a suspended game completed on August 31)...Batted .280 (44-157) with an .827 OPS in 44 games with Syracuse (AAA).
Had his contract selected for the first time in his career on Aug. 25...Did not appear in a game... Spent the majority of the year at the team's Alternate Training Site.
Led Binghamton (AA) in doubles (25), home runs (16), RBI (69), and total bases (176)...Was tied for second in RBI and sixth in home runs in the Eastern League...Had a 15-game hitting streak from April 27-May 16...The streak tied for the second-longest in the Eastern League behind teammate Ali Sánchez (18 games)...Earned Post-Season and Mid-Season Eastern League All-Star honors...Was named Player of the Week for the week of May 19...Earned first-career weekly honor after going 9-27 with four homers and four doubles in seven games...Made 52 starts as catcher and 49 starts at first base for the Rumble Ponies...Played in 13 games for the Scottsdale Scorpions of the Arizona Fall League.
Was named an Eastern League mid-season All-Star, his second-straight mid-season honor.
Began the year with St. Lucie (A) of the Florida State League...Was promoted to Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League on August 14... Named to the mid-season and post-season Florida State League All-Star teams... Batted .314 (54-172) over the first two months of the season with St. Lucie...Batted .363 (33-91) with 42 RBI with runners in scoring position while playing for St. Lucie...Recorded 26 multi-hit games (19 two-hit games and seven three-hit games) with St. Lucie...Had a 13-game hitting streak from April 26-May 9 where he batted .479 (23-48)...Drove in five runs on May 21 vs. Dunedin... Saw action at catcher, first base and designated hitter during the season.
Named to the Appalachian League's post-season All-Star team...Was the Sterling Award co-winner at Kingsport, emblematic of the top player on his team...Led the Appalachian League in doubles (27) and on-base percentage (.451)...Was second in the circuit in batting average (.354), RBI (48) and hits (80)...Was tied for second in extra-base hits (32), third in slugging percentage (.540) and fourth in total bases (122).