Caleb Joseph is a seven-year MLB veteran catcher and current free agent. He’s played in the Majors for the Orioles, Diamondbacks, and Blue Jays. This year, he had minor league deals with the Mets and Mariners – the latter of which he attributes in part to an MLBTR post on his availability!
Drafted by the Orioles in the seventh round in 2008 out of Lipscomb University in Nashville, Caleb got the call to the Majors in 2014 when Matt Wieters went on the shelf. His first big league hit would come several days later in the form of a single against the Tigers’ Drew Smyly. Caleb has smoked 32 home runs in his big league career.
From 2014-18, Joseph was by far the Orioles’ leader in innings behind the dish. He served as the Orioles’ starting catcher in three playoff games in 2014, including in the ALCS against the Royals. In his 2014 rookie season, Joseph led all qualified AL catchers by throwing out 40.4% of attempted base-stealers.
Caleb hosted a live chat today with MLBTR readers. He was generous with his time and gave tons of insightful and hilarious answers. Check out the transcript here, and give him a follow on Twitter @YYZBackstop.
Aside from Caleb, we’ve held live chats recently with Chad Cordero, Dan Straily, and Christian Colon. The player gets to decide which questions are published and answered, and all four have enjoyed the experience. If you’re a current or former MLB player who’d like to chat with our readers, send us an email through our contact form or have your agent reach out to Tim Dierkes.