In 2013 graduated from Danville (IL) High School...established a school record for career home runs with 19 and hit .372 during his senior season...led his team to a pair of regional championships and to one sectional title...Three times was named to The News-Gazette's All-Area first team...played three seasons at Southern Mississippi, where as a junior in 2016 he was named to the C-USA All-Tournament Team after winning the championship...is a third-generation professional catcher...his grandfather, Chuckie Sr., in the early 1960s spent a season as a catcher in the White Sox organization...his father, Chuck, spent the summer of 1991 in the minor league system of the Cubs.
The Reds went 8-12 in his starts...pitchers posted a 4.15 ERA while he caught (169ip), lowest among Reds catchers....Was promoted from Louisville on 8/23, when C Michael Papierski was optioned....On 8/24 at Phi started behind the plate in his Major League debut...in the fifth inning singled off Cristopher Sánchez for his first career hit....Became the ninth Reds player to make his Major League debut and the 58th player to appear in a game, establishing a new single-season club record (2003, 57 players)....Was 1 of 7 catchers to appear in a game for the Reds this season (Tyler Stephenson, Aramis Garcia, Mark Kolozsvary, Chris Okey, Michael Papierski, Austin Romine), one shy of the 1909 club record for catchers used in a season (8)....Prior to his promotion on 8/23, spent one day on the roster...on 8/11 was the Reds' 27th player for the Field of Dreams game vs the Cubs...did not play....Preceding the Field of Dreams game, from 8/1-8/10 was on the Reds' Taxi Squad (3g at Mia, 3g at Mil, 3g at NYM)....On 8/29 vs StL produced his first career home run and RBI (2-run off Miles Mikolas)....In the seventh inning of the 3-2 win on 10/4 vs Cubs hit a 2-run HR off Keegan Thompson that tied the score at 2-2....Was a non-roster invitee to Major League spring training camp...appeared in two exhibition "A" games for the Reds....Began the regular season at Louisville...on 4/18, after five appearances for the Bats, was sent to Class AA Chattanooga...made all 31 of his apps for the Lookouts before he was promoted back to Louisville on 6/10....On 10/14 cleared waivers and was outrighted to Louisville...On 11/10 became a minor league free agent....On 12/5 was re-signed by the Reds to a Minor League contract and invited to 2023 Major League Spring Training camp.
Spent the regular season at Class AA Chattanooga, where he made 57 starts behind the plate and five starts as the Lookouts' designated hitter...Was one of 18 players invited to early Major League spring training camp...appeared in three exhibition "A" games for the Reds (1-4, 2r), including two apps as a defensive replacement at catcher and another appearance as a pinch hitter/designated hitter...On 1/19/22 was invited to 2022 Major League Spring Training camp.
Spent the season at the Astros' alternate training site as part of their 60-player pool Summer Camp roster...In December was selected by the Reds in the third round of the Class AAA phase of the Rule 5 Draft...was one of six players selected by the Reds in the minor league phase of that draft.
Played the entire season at Double A Corpus Christi, batting .217 (81x374) with 17 doubles, seven homers, 36 RBI and nine stolen bases in 103 games... threw out 28-of-97 (28.9%) attempting base stealers in his 88 games at catcher.
Spent his entire season with Class A Buies Creek, hitting .238 (62x260) with 10 doubles, seven home runs and 30 RBI in 75 games, including 70 starts behind the plate...posted a .994 fielding percentage as the club's catcher.
Had a breakout season with Class A Quad Cities, as he was named a Midwest League Midseason and Postseason All-Star and an MiLB.com Organizational All-Star...spent the entire season with Quad Cities, hitting .274 (118x430) with 32 doubles, 15 homers and 77 RBI in 108 games... starred in the postseason, leading the River Bandits to a Midwest League Championship...named the MWL Championship Series MVP after hitting four home runs, with eight RBI in nine postseason games.
Made his professional debut with Class A Short-Season Tri-City, hitting .275 (44x160) with 13 doubles and 18 RBI in 45 games...named a New York-Penn League Midseason All-Star...signed his first professional contract on June 15, just four days after the draft.