Married Elizabeth ... Attended San Diego State University … was named the 2015 Mountain West Tournament Most Valuable Player and was a Second-Team All-West Region and All-Conference selection ... Graduated in 2011 from Bishop Amat (Calif.) High School … was a two-time All-Del Rey League selection.
Spent the season at the Schaumburg training facility...Preseason Baseball America: Sox Best Defensive Catcher...Preseason MLB.com Rankings: White Sox No. 26 prospect.
Spent most of the season with Class AAA Charlotte but also made his major-league debut with the White Sox in May ... Sox pitchers owned a 3.91 ERA (10 ER/23.0 IP) when he was behind the plate … threw out 1-2 of attempted basestealers ... Was recalled from Charlotte on 5/25 … made his debut that afternoon at Minnesota as a pinch-hitter (strikeout) ... Made his first career start on 5/26 at the Twins, going 0-4 ... Recorded his first major-league hit on 5/31 vs. Cleveland, a single off Trevor Bauer … was optioned to Charlotte following the game ... Was recalled from the Knights on 8/2 … appeared in two games from 8/2-3 at Philadelphia before being optioned back to Charlotte for the remainder of the season ... Finished third on the Knights with 20 home runs ... Made 49 starts at catcher, 17 at first base and 13 as the DH … threw out 33.3 percent (17-51) of attempted basestealers ... Preseason MLB.com: No. 22 prospect in the Sox system.
Hit .258 (98-380) with 22 doubles, 13 home runs, 51 RBI, 50 runs scored and 33 walks over 104 combined games between Class AA Birmingham and Class AAA Charlotte ... Combined to throw out 32.7 percent (18-55) of attempted basestealers at the two stops ... Opened the season with Birmingham and was named to the Southern League midseason All-Star team ... Was named the Sox Minor League co-Player of the Month for April (with OF Luis Basabe) … hit .315 (23-73) with four doubles, six home runs, 19 RBI, 13 runs scored, a .411 on-base percentage and .616 slugging percentage over 22 games ... Reached base safely in 11 straight games to open the season … homered in three consecutive games from 4/23-26 and 5/7-9 vs. Pensacola ... Was on Birmingham's disabled list from 5/21-29 with a sprained left wrist ... Recorded four hits on 6/14 vs. Chattanooga … was promoted to Charlotte on 6/21, where he spent the rest of the season ... Hit his only two home runs with the Knights on 7/29 at Pawtucket and 8/14 vs. Buffalo … recorded three multi-RBI efforts in a four-game span from 8/23-26.
Combined to hit .282 (109-387) with 21 doubles, 21 home runs, 72 RBI, 63 runs scored, a .353 on-base percentage and .499 slugging percentage over 107 games between Class A Kannapolis and Class A Winston-Salem... Ranked among White Sox organizational leaders in home runs (1st), RBI (1st), total bases (T1st, 193), slugging percentage (4th), extra-base hits (T4th, 42), runs scored (T5th), average (7th) and hits (10th)...Was named a South Atlantic League midseason All-Star...Earned SAL Player of the Week honors for the period of 6/12-18, hitting .440 (11-25) with three homers and 10 RBI...Hit .318 (35-110) with eight home runs and 21 RBI against left-handers (.267/13/51 vs. righties) … went 34-117 (.291) with RISP and 6-16 (.375) with the bases loaded...Threw out 25.2 percent (27-107) of attempted baserunners... Began the season with the Intimidators before being promoted to the Dash on 6/21...Connected on a game-winning grand slam in the first inning on 6/24 vs. Buies Creek.
Spent the entire season with Kannapolis, where he was named to the South Atlantic League midseason All-Star Team ... Batted over .300 in May (.307) and July (.308) ... Recorded a season-high four hits on 5/19 at Asheville ... Reached base safely in 13 straight games from 5/26-6/12 ... Entered the season rated by Baseball America as the Best Defensive Catcher in the White Sox system.
Made his pro debut with the Arizona Rookie League White Sox, where he was named to the AZL postseason All-Star Team ... Led the AZL in extra-base hits (26), ranked second in doubles (17) and third in RBI (35) … led the team in doubles, ranked second in RBI and triples (5) and third in total bases (81), runs (33) and home runs (4) ... Batted .364 (8-22) against LHP and .318 (34-107) vs. RHP ... Reached base safely in 32 of his 35 games, including 16 straight from 7/28-8/26 ... Went 4-11 (.364) with a double, RBI and two walks in three postseason games for the AZL champions ... Was recommended/signed by George Kachigian.