Caleb Joseph, Catcher, Baltimore Orioles, #36


Date of Birth: 6/18/1986
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee
College: Lipscomb University
Current Salary: $700,000

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.

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
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