Talented catcher who was expected to play a prominent role on the 2020 team, but was injured … split time at catcher with Adam Hackenberg in 2021.
2021: Hit .248 with 13 runs, two doubles, five homers, 21 RBIs, a .416 slugging percentage, .347 on-base percentage, 14 walks and two hit-by-pitches in 31 games (27 starts, including 25 at catcher and two as the DH) … hit .321 with runners on base … hit .306 with two outs … was 13-for-34 (.382) with three homers and 13 RBIs after the sixth inning … hit a three-run homer against Cincinnati on Feb. 19; was his first career game and hit … went 2-for-4 with a homer against Cincinnati on Feb. 21 … went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer, two runs and a walk against Notre Dame on March 5 … went 2-for-4 with a homer and two runs against Georgia State on March 16 … hit a pinch-hit, three-run homer against College of Charleston on April 13 … No. 19 college prospect for the 2022 draft in the preseason by Baseball America … No. 5 ACC prospect for the 2022 draft in the preseason by Baseball America … No. 44 ACC prospect for the 2022 draft in the preseason by D1Baseball.
2020: Redshirted … ACC Academic Honor Roll member … suffered a broken leg in a Feb. 7 scrimmage and missed the season … No. 26 freshman in the nation in the preseason by Perfect Game … No. 4 freshman in the ACC in the preseason by Perfect Game … No. 3 ACC prospect for the 2022 draft in the preseason by Baseball America … No. 25 ACC prospect for the 2022 draft in the preseason by D1Baseball.
Before Clemson: Drafted in the 30th round (No. 910 overall pick) by the Cleveland Indians … Under Armour All-American … second-team All-American by Baseball America … first-team all-state selection … set the school record for RBIs in a season … led his team to state titles as a junior (34-6) and senior (36-4) … lettered four times in baseball and one time in football at Parkview High School, where he was coached by Chan Brown.
Personal: Majoring in parks, recreation & tourism management … born Jonathan Edward French on Oct. 16, 2000 in Atlanta, Ga.
• One fact that most people don’t know – Played the trumpet in middle school• Proudest childhood accomplishment – Winning back-to-back state titles in high school• Ideal vacation spot – Venice, Italy• Childhood heroes – His parents• One person, living or dead, to eat dinner with – Guy Fieri