ACCOLADES * Johnny Bench Award Semifinalist & Watch List (2015). * Selected in the 2015 MLB Draft by the Tampa Bay Rays (9th round, 268th overall pick). * Selected in the 2013 MLB Draft by the Texas Rangers (33rd round).
2015: Appeared in 63 games making 61 starts all behind the plate for the Seminoles as a senior…dating back to the start of the 2014 season, started behind the plate in 115 of FSU’s 121 games…caught 994 of the last 1128 innings that the Seminoles played or in 88.1% of FSU’s games…finished his career with a fielding percentage of .992 committing just eight errors in 986 chances…posted single-season career-highs in every major offensive category during his senior campaign…finished with a .251 batting average registering nine doubles, two triples and eight home runs…tallied 52 hits, 37 runs scored and 35 RBI…tied for the team lead in triples and ranked tied for third in home runs after not recording either a triple or home run as a junior…hit his first career home run vs. Oakland (2/14) and finished with a career-high four RBI…tied a career-high with a three-hit performance against Virginia Tech (3/28)…recorded his first career triple against Alabama State (3/25) and scored the eventual game-winning run on a wild pitch in the eighth inning…had an outstanding series in front of the hometown crowd hitting .455 (5-for-11) with two home runs, four runs and two walks in the series win at Miami…tied for fourth on the team with 15 multi-hit games…threw out 32 percent of would-be base stealers on the year while posting a .988 fielding percentage…recorded 20 double-digit putouts including a season-high 16 against UNC Wilmington (2/27).
2014: Started 58 games – all behind the plate – while hitting .224 in his first season at Florida State…finished with 29 RBI, 27 runs scored, 17 walks and three doubles…committed only one error in 418 chances for an impressive .998 fielding percentage…finished the season ranked third in the ACC in runners picked off (5) and fourth in runners caught stealing (15)…recorded double-digit putouts seven times including a season-high 14 twice – at USF (3/4) and in game two of a doubleheader against NC State (3/15)…made his Seminole debut against Niagara (2/14) and had a walk and a run scored…drove in two runs on his first career hit as a Seminole (2/16)…went 3-for-9 with five RBIs in a two game series against Georgia (2/21-2/22)… collected two hits in four at-bats with a season-high three RBIs and two runs scored at UCF (3/12)…threw out three base runners versus Florida (4/8) – one stealing and two on pick-offs…had a season-high seven-game hitting streak during which he hit .542 (13-for-24) with five RBIs, four runs and a walk (4/15-4/26)…during his hitting streak he twice had a season-high three hits – 3-for-4 against Jacksonville (4/15) and 3-for-4 at Wake Forest (4/20)…recorded a hit in all three games at UNC (5/9-11) including going 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI in the series finale…finished with 12 multi-hit games and six multi-RBI games…played in the Cape Cod League over the summer with the Brewster Whitecaps.
MIAMI DADE COLLEGE: Hit .325 in 29 games during his sophomore season…collected 17 RBI in 84 at-bats…earned first team All-Southern Conference honors…helped lead Miami Dade to the 2013 Southern Conference championship title…played in 25 games as a freshman and hit .306 with a pair of doubles, 10 runs scored and two RBI.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned first team All-County as a junior and senior at Ferguson High School in Miami, Fla…hit .425 during his senior campaign.
PERSONAL: Son of Fernando and Gilda De La Calle…has a brother David and a sister Karina…majoring in interdisciplinary social science…born on September 18, 1992.