Spent the entire season with Oakland before his season ended in mid-September due to a concussion… hit .249 with nine home runs and 34 RBI in 73 games…batted .305 over his first 32 games through June 26…then hit .208 over his final 41 contests…started 40 of the A's 41 games against a left-handed starting pitcher before his concussion…also made 22 starts against right-handers….hit .276 (32-for-116) against lefties, .220 (24-for-109) against righties…his career splits are .267 (46-for-172) with a .471 slugging percentage against left-handers, .204 (60-for-294) with a .340 slugging percentage against right-handers…appeared exclusively at catcher on defense where he made 62 starts…tossed out 17-of-45 (37.8%) attempted base stealers, which was the third best percentage in the American League among catchers with 60 or more games caught…using the same minimum, it was the best by an A's catcher since Mike Macfarlane tossed out 24-of-60 (40.0%) in 79 games in 1999…has now thrown out 29-of-93 (31.2%) in his career…had 53 assists and his average of 0.88 assists per nine innings was second best in Oakland history among catchers with 60 or more games (Jim Essian, 0.90 in 1978)…committed just two errors for a .996 fielding percentage…batted .344 with five of his nine home runs with runners on base compared to .178 with the bases empty…hit .306 with runners in scoring position, including .400 with RISP and two outs…belted six of his nine home runs at home…had a .284 batting average with two outs…hit .218 against a pitcher the first time he saw him in a game, .276 the second time and .324 after that…batted .193 with a .220 on-base percentage when leading off an inning…started games at every spot in the order except the first three…hit seventh 18 times and eighth 17 times…batted .333 when hitting eighth.
Spent the entire season at Triple-A Charlotte before being promoted to Chicago (AL) Sept. 2…hit .216 with three home runs and seven RBI in 11 games with the White Sox…added two doubles and five of his eight hits were for extra bases…hit .222 (6-for-27) against right-handed pitching compared to .200 (2-for-10) against left-handers…both of his hits off lefties were home runs…has three home runs in 56 career at bats against lefties and four in 185 at bats against righties…batted .333 with all three of his home runs at home, .105 on the road…went 0-for-10 with runners in scoring position…started 10 games at catcher and committed one error in 11 games overall behind the plate (.989 fielding percentage)… tossed out 2-of-8 (25.0%) attempted base stealers and has thrown out 12-of-48 (25.0%) in his two seasons with Chicago…went 0-for-11 over his first four games before singling to lead off the seventh inning Sept. 16 at Kansas City…that snapped a career-high 0-for-35 streak dating back to Sept. 18, 2013…was batting .077 with no home runs and two RBI over his first eight games…then went 6-for-11 (.545) with three multiple hit games in three games against Kansas City from Sept. 25-28…hit all three of his home runs and drove in five of his seven runs in that series…had his first career two-homer game Sept. 27 against the Royals.
CHARLOTTE: Was named to the International League Postseason All-Star team after batting .274 with 23 home runs and 75 RBI in 107 games with Charlotte…had minor league career highs in runs (69), hits (115), doubles (30), triples (4), home runs, RBI, extra base hits (57), hit by pitches (8) and sacrifice flies (7) and matched his high in walks (31)…ranked second in the IL in extra base hits, third in home runs and slugging percentage (.530), sixth in total bases (222), tied for sixth in runs and RBI and tied for eighth in hit by pitches…ranked second in the White Sox farm system in home runs and extra base hits, third in slugging, fourth in total bases, sixth in runs and RBI and ninth in doubles…hit .320 with 17 home runs and 49 RBI at home, .233 with six home runs and 26 RBI on the road…batted .276 (79-for-286) against right-handed pitching compared to .271 (36-for-133) against left-handers…13 of his 23 home runs came with runners on base…hit .258 with runners in scoring position…tossed out 41-of-94 (43.6%) attempted base stealers, which was the best percentage in the IL…also led IL catchers in games (105), total chances (893), putouts (799), assists (86) and passed balls (14)…in addition to catcher, he also went 0-for-3 in two games as the designated hitter…hit third 54 times, fifth 27 times and clean-up 26 times…had his best batting average with a .340 mark in the five spot…did not homer in April and began the season with a 21-game homerless streak…connected for his first home run May 6 against Lehigh Valley and homered 23 times over his final 86 games…batted .300 over his first 16 games through April 26…then went 15-for-67 (.224) over his next 18 contests from April 27 to May 23…had a season-high four hits May 29 at Columbus to lift his average to .278…then went 12-for-83 (.145) over his next 23 games from May 30 to June 28 to fall to .231…had a 17-game hitting streak from June 30 to July 24…went 34-for-76 (.447) with five home runs, 20 RBI, 20 runs scored and 11 multiple hit games during the streak, which tied for fourth longest in the IL…played in the Triple-A All-Star Game for the International League and went 1-for-2 with a run scored…hit .354 in 23 games in July…was named IL Player of the Week for the period of Aug. 4-10 after going 9-for-16 (.563) with three doubles, three home runs and 13 RBI…11 of the RBI came over a two-game stretch as he drove in six runs Aug. 6 against Gwinnett and five Aug. 7 against Pawtucket…had his lone two-homer game of the season in the latter contest…had three straight three-hit games from Aug. 5-7 (9-for-12, .750)…then went 12-for-63 (.190) over his final 16 contests.
Appeared in 65 games with the White Sox after he was recalled from Class AAA Charlotte on 7/5 … started 59 of 80 games after joining the Sox … batted .261 (12-46) vs. left-handers and .255 (26-102) at U.S. Cellular Field … threw out 25.0 percent (10-40) of attempted basestealers … pitchers recorded a 4.15 ERA (238 ER/516.0 IC) when he was behind the plate … was recalled from Charlotte on 7/5 and made his debut that night at Tampa Bay, going 1-3 with two RBI (first hit and RBI off Jeremy Hellickson) … hit his first career home run on 7/7 at the Rays (off David Price), becoming the first Sox player since Miguel Olivo on 9/15/02 at the Yankees homer within his first two career games (source: Elias) … hit a solo homer on 7/8 vs. the Cubs, becoming the first rookie in franchise history to record a RBI in each of his first three career games and fourth Sox player to homer in his first at-bat at U.S. Cellular Field … joined Magglio Ordonez as the only players in team history to homer in consecutive games within their first three career contests … hit a go-ahead grand slam in the sixth inning on 7/11 at Detroit … became the first player in Sox history to hit a grand slam within his first five career games and record eight RBI in his first five games (STATS LLC) … joined Ordonez (1997) and Zeke Bonura (1934) as the only players in franchise history to hit three homers over their first five games (STATS LLC) … entered the game at second base in the 13th inning on 7/13-2 at Philadelphia … hit a game-tying single in the ninth inning off Jonathan Papelbon on 7/14 at the Phillies … collected a season-high three hits on 7/20 vs. Atlanta and 9/14 vs. Cleveland … went 0-22 over his final eight games … was selected to the Triple-A All-Star Team and the U.S. Team at the All-Star Futures Game at Citi Field (did not play due to his promotion) … ranked among the International League leaders in slugging percentage (2nd, .597), OPS (3rd, .966) and average (6th, .316) at the time of his promotion … led the Knights in home runs (61 games) … threw out 40.7 percent (24-59) of attempted basestealers … entered the season ranked by Baseball America as the No. 18 Prospect in the Sox organization and the top catcher.