DeCarlo begins his second season with the Ducks and 11th in professional baseball. The catcher/infielder played in 116 games with the Ducks in 2022, good for second-most on the team. He finished third on the team in hits (117), runs scored (66), doubles (24) and at bats (397), all career-highs, while ending the year fourth among Ducks players in walks (56) and total bases (168). He posted career-best marks in batting average (.295), RBIs (56) and on-base percentage (.390) while totaling seven home runs, three triples and an .813 OPS. The 29-year-old reached base safely in his first nine games, hitting .467 in that span, and later added on-base streaks of 16 games (June 14-30) and 15 games (August 19-September 8).

The Pennsylvania native spent the first eight seasons of his career (2012-19) in the Seattle Mariners organization, reaching as high as Double-A Arkansas. He launched 10 or more homers in three consecutive seasons from 2015-17, including a career-high 14 in 2016 with Single-A Bakersfield. He then played in the Chicago White Sox organization during the 2021 season, combining to appear in 54 games with Double-A Birmingham and Triple-A Charlotte. DeCarlo was originally selected by the Mariners in the second round of the 2012 amateur draft.