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Sophomore catcher who has made many acrobatic plays ... aggressive hitter.

2014: Hit .248 with 27 runs, nine doubles, one triple, four homers, 41 RBIs, a .311 on-base percentage, 22 walks, two hit-by-pitches and three steals in 61 games (61 starts, including 41 at catcher and 20 as the DH) ... hit .278 with three homers and a team-high 22 RBIs in ACC regular-season games ... had 12 multiple-RBI games ... hit .307 in 34 home games ... went 2-for-5 with a two-run single in his first career plate appearance against Eastern Michigan on Feb. 14; became the first freshman in Tiger history with a hit that scored two runs in the first inning of a season ... went 1-for-3 with a game-high three RBIs and a walk against Eastern Michigan on Feb. 16 ... went 3-for-3 with four RBIs, a run and walk against Virginia Tech on March 9 ... hit a three-run homer, his first career long ball, at Wake Forest on March 14 ... went 1-for-3 with three RBIs in the second game of a doubleheader at Wake Forest on March 15; had seven RBIs in the series ... went 2-for-4 against No. 1 Florida State on March 22; was 6-for-12 with two doubles, an RBI and a run in the series ... hit a two-run homer at Georgia on March 25 ... hit a two-run homer in the second game of a doubleheader at Maryland on March 28 ... went 2-for-4 with an RBI, two runs, and a steal against NC State on April 5 ... went 2-for-3 with two doubles, two RBIs, a run and two walks against Coastal Carolina on April 15 ... hit a solo homer and had two RBIs at Pittsburgh on April 20 ... went 1-for-3 with three runs and a walk against Western Carolina on April 23 ... went 2-for-3 with a walk and steal against No. 3 Miami (Fla.) in the ACC Tournament on May 22 ... No. 3 freshman in the nation in the preseason by Baseball America ... No. 5 freshman in the nation in the preseason by Perfect Game ... No. 1 freshman in the ACC in the preseason by Baseball America and Perfect Game ... No. 1 ACC prospect for the 2016 draft in the preseason by Perfect Game ... played for the USA Collegiate National Team in the summer, where he hit .286 with four doubles, one homer, six RBIs and a .407 on-base percentage in 22 games; second on the team in on-base percentage and fourth in batting average; went 2-for-3 with two RBIs to lead the team to victory in the gold medal game in The Netherlands, where he was named “Mr. Popular.”

Before Clemson: Drafted in the 31st round (No. 928 overall pick) by the San Diego Padres ... No. 20 player and No. 4 catcher (highest to attend college) in the nation and No. 2 player (highest to attend college) in Florida by Perfect Game ... No. 72 player in the nation and No. 5 player (highest to attend college) in Florida by Baseball America (includes college and high school players) ... two-time USA 18U National Team member ... Perfect Game All-American Classic participant in San Diego, Calif. ... Perfect Game National Showcase participant in Minneapolis, Minn ... .FACA All-Star Game participant ... East Coast Pro Showcase participant in Syracuse, N.Y ... .region MVP as a senior ... lettered four times in baseball at Eustis High School, where he was coached by David Lee.

Personal: His father, Chuck, played football at Presbyterian College ... his mother, Kim, was a cheerleader at Clemson ... his grandfather was a president of IPTAY at Clemson ... majoring in parks, recreation & tourism management ... born Christopher Campbell Okey on Dec. 29, 1994 in Altamonte Springs, Fla.


*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide

S T A T S

Year       Avg  GP-GS    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   TB  SLG%  BB HBP  SO GDP   OB%  SF  SH  SB-ATT   PO   A   E  FLD%
2014....  .248  61-61   226   27   56   9   1   4   41   79  .350  22   2  33   7  .311   7   1   3-5    317  33   3  .992
TOTAL...  .248  61-61   226   27   56   9   1   4   41   79  .350  22   2  33   7  .311   7   1   3-5    317  33   3  .992
      

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