Full name is Thomas Richard Joseph...Married his wife, Ali, on 7/12/16...Signed by Hugh Walker (Giants)...Graduated in 2009 from Horizon High School in AZ...Made his ML debut in 2016 with the Phillies, after attending spring training as neither a 40-man roster member nor a non-roster invitee...Had his contract selected by PHI on 5/13/16 and made his ML debut that night vs. CIN...At the time of his promotion, was ranked 1st in the International League in AVG (.347) and OPS (.981)...Hit 21 HR in 2016, tied for 4th-most ever by a PHI rookie behind only Willie Montanez (30 in 1971), Dick Allen (29 in 1964), and Ryan Howard (22 in 2005)...Hit 12 HR in his first 48 games, marking the fewest games ever needed for a Phillies player to reach that total (previous: Darin Ruf, 51 games)...His record was broken in 2017 by Rhys Hoskins (12 HR in 24 games)...Named to the Baseball America 2016 Major League All-Rookie Team...Was the Phillies' primary 1st baseman in 2017, appearing in 142 games and hitting 22 HR...Recorded 2 walk-off RBI in a span of 3 days on 5/25/17 vs. COL (11th-inning single) and 5/27/17 vs. CIN (9th-inning single)...Played in the Dominican Winter League following the 2013 (Oriente) and 2016 (Escogido) seasons.
Hit .274 (54-for-197) with 9 HR in 55 games for the LG Twins of the Korea Baseball Organization before signing with the Red Sox as a minor league free agent on 8/1...Placed on the injured list on 8/1 (recovering from a low back strain)...Played in 2 injury rehabilitation games with the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League Red Sox...Reinstated from the IL on 8/18 and spent the rest of the season with Double-A Portland, splitting time between 1B and DH.
Made his 1st career Opening Day roster... Had 2 walk-off hits (singles) over a 3-game span, 5/25-27... Slugged the game-tying HR (7th inning) and had the game-ending RBI (11th inning), 5/25 vs COL... Clubbed his 30th career HR, 6/3 vs SF, to become the 4th Phillie since 1913 with 30 or more HR in his fi rst 162 career games, joining Hall of Famer Chuck Klein (44), Ryan Howard (43) and Don Hurst (31)... Had a career-best 14-game hitting streak, 6/5-18 (.339 AVG, 19-56, 4 2B, HR, 7 RBI, 4 BB, .383 OBP)... Hit game-tying HR to lead off the 9th inning, 6/28 at SEA, in a 5-4 Phillies win... Was the 5th Phillies 1st baseman with 15 doubles and 15 HR before the All-Star break, joining Ryan Howard (2009-11, 2015), Jim Thome (2003-04), Deron Johnson (1971) and Dick Allen (1964)... 9 of his 22 HR either tied the game or gave the Phillies a lead, which ranked 2nd for the most such HR on the club... In 19 interleague games, hit .338 (24-71), 9 2B, 4 HR, 11 RBI, 9 BB, .413 OBP, .634 SLG %, 1.046 OPS.
Among NL rookies, T-1st in SF (6), ranked 3rd in HR (21), 6th in RBI (47), XBH (36), total bases (159), SLG % (.505) & multi-hit games (24), 7th in hits (81) & games (107), T-7th in doubles (15), 8th in runs (47) and T-9th in AVG (.257)...Began the season with Lehigh Valley (AAA); did not attend ML spring training as either a 40-man roster player or non-roster invitee...Had his contract selected on 5/13 and made his ML debut that night in a start vs CIN (0-2, BB, R)...At the time of his promotion, was ranked 1st in in the International League in AVG (.347) & OPS (.981), 2nd in SLG % (.611), 5th in XBH (13) & total bases (58), T-5th in HR (6) and T-9th in RBI (17)...Singled for his 1st ML hit, 5/16 vs MIA (Adam Conley) and slugged his 1st ML home run, 5/17 vs MIA (Wei-Yen Chen)...Hit his first career pinch HR, 7/8 at COL (Jake McGee)...Went 4-for-4, 2B, HR, 3 R on 7/9 at COL, becoming the first Phillies rookie 1st baseman with 4 or more hits in a game since 2005 (Ryan Howard, 8/3/05 at SF)...Recorded his first multi-HR game on 6/10 at WSH...Slugged 12 HR through his first 48 games, which was the fastest to start a career in Phillies history (previous record: 51 games by Darin Ruf)...On 7/25 at MIA, became the 1st ML rookie in 2016 and first Phillies rookie since 2003 (Marlon Byrd) with a GW RBI in the 8th inning or later of a 0-0 game...His 21 HR were tied with Scott Rolen (1997) for 2nd-most by a Phillies rookie over the past 45 seasons (1972-2016) behind only Ryan Howard (22 in 2005)...Overall, finished T-4th for most HR ever by a rookie in Phillies history, trailing only Willie Montanez (30 in 1971), Dick Allen (29 in 1964) and Howard...Appeared in 5 games for Escogido in the Dominican Winter League
Began the season with Reading (AA)... Homered in back-to-back games, 4/21-22... Was on the DL with concussion symptoms, 4/26-5/2... Placed back on DL with a left wrist sprain on 5/12... Appeared in 6 games with the Gulf Coast League Phillies (R) as part of a rehab assignment, 7/10-19, before being shut down again... Had left wrist surgery, 8/5, and missed the remainder of the season
Was a non-roster invitee to Phillies spring training... Began the season with Lehigh Valley (AAA)... Suffered a concussion on 5/4; placed on the DL on 5/7... Activated from the DL on 6/7 and assigned to Clearwater (A)... Played only 5 games before being placed back on the DL on 6/12... Appeared in 1 rehab game with the Gulf Coast League Phillies (R) and was activated from the DL on 6/23... Promoted to Reading (AA) on 7/5... Placed on the DL again on 7/15; was shut down for the remainder of the season after continuing to experience concussion symptoms
Began the season with Richmond (AA)... Hit 2 HR, 4/30 vs Bowie... Named the starting catcher for the U.S. team at the All-Star Futures Game, 7/8 at Kauffman Stadium (1-1, 2B, RBI, BB, R)... Was traded to the Phillies on 7/31 and assigned toReading (AA)... Hit .400 (8-20), 3 2B, 2 HR, 5 RBI in his final 5 games ofthe season... Was selected to the Eastern League postseason All-Star team... Played for Peoria in the Arizona Fall League... Was selected to the AFL Rising Stars roster... Following the season, was named 3rd-best prospect inPhillies minor league system by Baseball America.
Batted .270 (139-for-514), while leading Class A Advanced San Jose with 22 home runs and 95 RBIwhile being named to California League postseason All-Star team ... Began season on hot note, hitting safely in his 1st 6games while boasting .423 avg. (11-for-26) with 13 RBIand 5 extra-base hits ... Posted 11-game hitting streak from May 31- June 13, batting.435 (20-for-46) with 2 2Bs, and 2 HRs ... Matched his season-high hitting streak of 11 games fromJune 29 - July 8, batting .341 (15-for-44) with 5 2Bs, 4home runs and 12 RBI during stretch ... Posted 10-game hitting streak from July 24- Aug. 6,batting .316 (12-for-38) with 2 2Bs, HR and 6 RBI duringhis streak ... Had multi-homer games on back-to-back days, Aug. 12and 13...became just 4th San Jose Giants player in 2011(Brown, Alex Burg and Nick Liles) and 29th in 24-year historyof team to record 5 hits in single game when he went5-for-6 with 4 RBI at Lancaster on Aug. 13 ... Hit .353 (6-for-17) with 2 HRs and 8 RBI in 4 games duringCalifornia League playoffs ... Entered 2011 campaign tabbed by Baseball Americaas 10th best prospect in SF's organization.
Slugging catcher made his professional debut with Class A Augusta batting .236 (103-for-436) with 22 2Bs, 16 HRs and 68 RBI in 117 games...Finished 3rd on team with 16 HRs...In his 1st professional game he collected 3 hits and hit 2-run homer while driving in 5 RBI...In 65 games at catcher position, threw out 26-of-78 (33.3%) attempted base stealers...Had stellar 2nd half of season, posting .260 avg. (58-for-223) with 14 2Bs, 10 HRs, 38 RBI and .466 slugging pct...Entered 2010 season as Giants' 6th-best prospect by Baseball America.