Pembroke Pines, Fla.
2016 ALL-AMERICA FIRST TEAM (Baseball America, NCBWA, D1Baseball, Rawlings, Perfect Game)
2016 JOHNNY BENCH AWARD WINNER
2016 CORAL GABLES REGIONAL ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
2016 ALL-ACC FIRST TEAM
2016 ALL-ATLANTIC REGION FIRST TEAM (ABCA/Rawlings)
2015 ALL-AMERICA SECOND TEAM (Perfect Game)
2015 ALL-AMERICA THIRD TEAM (ABCA/Rawlings)
2015 ALL-ATLANTIC REGION FIRST TEAM (ABCA/Rawlings)
2015 ALL-ACC FIRST TEAM
2014 NATIONAL FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR (Baseball America)
2014 ACC FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
2014 CONSENSUS FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICA FIRST TEAM
2014 ALL-ACC THIRD TEAM
2014 FRESHMAN HITTER OF THE YEAR (NCBWA)
2014 CORAL GABLES REGIONAL ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
Selected in first round of 2016 MLB Draft by Chicago White Sox (No. 10 overall)…Became first Johnny Bench Award in Miami history as nation’s top collegiate catcher…Named first-team All-American by Baseball America, D1Baseball, NCBWA and Rawlings after standout season…Earned second straight All-ACC first-team recognition, becoming first Hurricane to garner back-to-back first-team accolades since Jon Jay in 2005 and 2006…Semifinalist for Dick Howser Trophy and Golden Spikes Award…Batted .363 with team-high totals of 16 home runs, 59 RBI, 78 walks, 127 total bases, .544 on-base percentage and .668 slugging percentage…Played in 62 of possible 64 games…78 walks was most of any player nationwide, while .538 on-base was second-best mark in country…Started 59 games at catcher and three at designated hitter…Batted team-best .386 in ACC competition with seven home runs and 31 RBI…Slugged .705 in conference play…24 multi-hit games were tied for third-most on team, 15 multi-RBI games were most among all players…Posted .990 fielding percentage (four errors)…Moved into three-way tie for eighth place in UM history with 39th career home run in NCAA Regional win over Long Beach State (June 5)…Two home runs in NCAA Super Regional vs. Boston College moved him into seventh in career home runs with 41….Hit 42nd career home run in College World Series game vs. UC Santa Barbara (June 20), moving him into a tie for sixth in Miami history…183 career RBI are 10th-most in UM history…78 walks were second-most in single season in Miami history…177 career walks are fourth-most in UM history…Entering College World Series, ranked third in career home runs, tied for third in career RBI and first in career walks among all active Division I players…Posted team-high average of .600 at College World Series (3-for-5) with one double, one home run, two RBI and three walks.
Earned first career All-America honors (Rawlings, third team) and was named to All-ACC first team at DH/Utility…One of top power hitters in country…Hit .302 for season with 15 home runs and 70 RBI, starting 66 of 67 games…70 RBI were second-most in ACC…Led all hitters with 57 walks…Ranked second on team in slugging percentage (.587) and third in on-base percentage (.445)…Tied for team lead with 22 multi-hit games and five triples…Started 34 games at designated hitter and 32 games at catcher…Named ACC Player of the Week on May 4…Had career-long 15-game hitting streak from May 2-May 23…Totaled six RBI in team’s opening series vs. Rutgers (Feb 13-15)…Connected on first home run of season at Florida (Feb. 21), three-run blast to centerfield…Three-hit, three-run performance vs. Bethune-Cookman (April 1) opened nine-game hitting streak that lasted until April 15…Connected on two-run home run in team’s 12-0 win over Florida State (April 26)…Totaled nine RBI in team’s sweep of Pittsburgh (May 2-3), including three home runs and first career grand slam…Had one home run in four straight games against NYIT (May 8-10) and FAU (May 12)…Had 38 RBI over 13-game stretch (May 2-May 23), including 10 multi-RBI games…Recorded five RBI in three games at ACC Championship (May 20-23), and totaled five RBI in NCAA Coral Gables Regional (May 29-June 1)…Had three hits in College World Series, including two in opener against Florida (June 13)…Selected to participate in 2015 TD Ameritrade College Home Run Derby in Omaha, Neb., where he finished fifth.
Named 2014 ACC Freshman of the Year…Became sixth player in program history to be named Baseball America National Freshman of the Year…Earned Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America honors from Collegiate Baseball Newspaper…Picked up first-team All-America honors from Perfect Game…Recognized with third-team All-ACC honors at catcher…Batted .298 with 11 home runs and 54 RBI – both team-high totals…Ranked among ACC leaders in nearly every offensive category…Recorded triple slash of .298 average, .427 on-base percentage and .556 slugging percentage…Connected on 14 doubles and three triples…Career-first hit was home run against Florida (Feb. 21), snapping 0-for-17 drought to open career…Went 2-for-4 with home run and two RBI at Florida State (March 2)…Connected on home run against Virginia (March 22), finishing 1-for-3 with two runs scored and two RBI… Recorded three hits in back-to-back games against Virginia (March 24) and FGCU (March 26)…Set career high with six RBI against NC State (March 30), including two home runs…Set career high with four hits against Notre Dame (April 20)…Named ACC Player of the Week (April 28) after hitting 6-for-11 (.545) in sweep of Clemson (April 25-27), including one home run and five RBI…Went 3-for-6 with solo home run against Duke at ACC Championship (May 24)….Recorded second career multi-home run game in NCAA Coral Gables Regional against Bethune-Cookman (June 1), totaling five RBI.
Drafted in 27th round of 2013 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft by Cincinnati Reds (No. 825 overall)…Ranked No. 31 high school senior nationwide by Perfect Game…Named Rawlings All-America after senior season at American Heritage, hitting .388 with seven doubles, five home runs and 31 RBI…Selected to All-Broward first team by South Florida Sun-Sentinel for final two seasons…Named First-Team All-Broward by Miami Herald (2012 and 2013) and garnered third-team honors in 2011…Ranked No. 110 Draft-eligible prospect by Perfect Game and No. 113 by Baseball America.
Parents are Wendy & Pat … Has one sister, Zoe … Transferred to American Heritage for final two seasons after spending sophomore year at Charles Flanagan…Carried 3.7 GPA in high school.