Caleb Joseph, Catcher, Baltimore Orioles, #36


Date of Birth: 6/18/1986
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee
College: Lipscomb University

Caleb Joseph, catcher for the Baltimore Orioles, was drafted by the Orioles in 2008. He played in their minor league system from 2008 through the beginning of 2014. He finished his minor league career with 624 hits, 131 doubles, 74 home runs, 349 RBIs, and a .268 batting average in 639 games.

Joseph played in 82 games with the Orioles in 2014. He finished the season with 51 hits, 69 strikeouts to 17 walks, and a .207 batting average. As a catcher, he made 42 assists, 539 putouts, and 4 errors in 78 games. Players had to be careful trying to steal on Joseph - he caught them 40.4% of the time. In the postseason, he had 2 hits and 1 RBI in 9 at-bats in 3 games.

Joseph finished the 2015 season with 75 hits, 16 doubles, 49 RBIs, and a .234 batting average in 100 games. As a catcher, he made 45 assists, 749 putouts, and 3 errors. He caught players trying to steal 32.7% of the time and he had a .996 fielding percentage.

Joseph played in just 49 games with the Orioles in 2016. He finished with a .174 batting average.

In 2017, Joseph batted .256 in 89 games with the Orioles. He had 65 hits, 14 doubles, 28 RBIs, and 72 strikeouts to 10 walks. Defensively, as the Orioles' catcher in 79 games, he made 27 assists, 569 putouts, and 3 errors. He caught players trying to steal 18.2% of the time and he had a .995 fielding percentage.

Career batting statistics for Joseph from 2014 through 2017 include:

  • 320 games played
  • 214 hits
  • 42 doubles
  • 105 RBIs
  • 241 strikeouts to 61 walks
  • .225 batting average

Career fielding statistics for Joseph as a catcher from 2014 through 2017 include:

  • 299 games played
  • 138 assists
  • 2,179 putouts
  • 12 errors
  • .307 caught stealing percentage
  • .995 fielding percentage

Personal Life

Joseph's brother Corban played for the New York Yankees in 2013. He now plays in the Atlanta Braves' organization.

Sources for Information
Wikipedia - Caleb Joseph
ESPN - Caleb Joseph