Single … Twitter: @zackcollins0...Attended the University of Miami, where he earned unanimous First-Team All-America honors as a junior in 2016 and became the first ever Hurricane recipient of the Johnny Bench Award, honoring the nation's top collegiate catcher...Hit .363 (69-190) with 16 home runs, 59 RBI, 54 runs scored, 78 walks, a .544 on-base and .688 slugging percentage over 62 games to help the Hurricanes reach the College World Series...Led the NCAA in walks and ranked second in on-base percentage behind Southeastern Louisiana's Jameson Fisher (.558), who was selected by the Sox in the fourth round of the 2016 draft...Became the first catcher selected by the White Sox in the first round since Mark Johnson (26th overall) in 1994...Graduated in 2013 from American Heritage High School in Plantation, Fla. … also was selected by Cincinnati in the 27th round of the 2013 draft.
Combined to hit .224 (84-375) with 20 doubles, three triples, 19 home runs, 53 RBI, 70 runs scored, 87 walks, a .370 on-base percentage and .445 slugging percentage over 113 games between Class A Winston-Salem and Class AA Birmingham...Ranked eighth in all of minor-league baseball in walks...Was named a Carolina League midseason All-Star … ranked third in the CL in walks (76), fourth in on-base percentage (.365) and tied for fourth in homers (17)...Threw out 40.5 percent (45-111) of attempted base stealers... Reached base in 19 straight games from 8/20/16-4/13/17, batting .310 (18-58) with 22 walks … also reached safely in 26 straight road games from 8/3/16-4/29/17...Hit the second game-ending grand slam in BB&T Ballpark history on 7/10 vs. Carolina... Homered in three straight games from 7/20-22...Was promoted to Class AA Birmingham on 8/15...Ended the season rated by Baseball America as as the No. 13 Prospect and possessing the Best Strike-Zone Judgement in the CL...Entered the season ranked as the No. 4 Prospect in the White Sox organization by both MiLB.com and Baseball America...also was ranked by MLBPipeline.com as the No. 4 catching prospect in baseball...Was ranked by Baseball America entering the season as the Best Power Hitter and possessing Best Strike Zone Discipline in the Sox system.