Is a 2011 graduate of Torrey Pines HS in San Diego, CA...was a four-year letter winner on the baseball team and earned All-CIF San Diego honors twice...named All-North County and All-Avocado League First Team in his junior and senior years...Played four seasons at the University of Southern California from 2012-15...started his career with the Trojans in the outfield before becoming the program’s everyday catcher...During his senior season in 2015, won the Johnny Bench Award as the top catcher in NCAA Division I baseball...batted .346 with 20 stolen bases and a .435 OBP, helping to lead the Trojans to their first NCAA regional berth in nine seasons (hit .563 during the regional)...was also named the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year and received First Team All-Pac 12 honors...recorded a caught stealing percentage of 52.8% (28CS/53ATT) on the year...Drafted by the Astros in the eighth round of the 2015 draft...signed by Astros scout Tim Costic...Garrett's brother, C.J., was drafted by the Astros in the 10th round of the 2019 draft...also a catcher out of USC, C.J. pitched his first two seasons at USC before moving behind the dish...Was added to the Astros 40-man roster on Nov. 11, 2018...has been up and down the last two seasons (2019-20), using one of his three option years.
Appeared in 14 games and made one start at catcher this season, despite spending most of the year on the active roster, including an appearance on the club's OPENING DAY roster...Had exactly one hit and one RBI on the year..singled on Aug. 1 at LAA with two outs in the ninth to extend the inning to George Springer, who homered to tie the game...On Aug. 2 at LAA, hit a sac fly in the 10th to tie the contest in the Astros 6-5 win in 11 innings...Made his first career POSTSEASON appearance in Game 7 of the ALCS, catching 1.0 scoreless inning.
Made his Major League debut with the Astros, playing in 11 games across three stints with Houston...made six starts (all at catcher), while also appearing in seven games in left field and one in right field...began the season at Triple A Round Rock...was recalled to Houston for his first-career Major League stint on May 26, which also happened to be his 26th birthday... optioned to Triple A on June 20...recalled on Aug. 2 and optioned on Aug. 7...recalled for a final time on Sept. 2...made his MLB debut on May 28 vs. CHC and went 2x4 with a double and an RBI...became the first Astros player since Derek Fisher (June 14, 2017 vs. TEX) to record multiple hits in his Major League debut...recorded his first career hit in his first plate appearance with a double to left-center field...became the third Astros player since 2014 to record an extra-base hit in his first career plate appearance, joining Jack Mayfield (May 27 vs. CHC), and Enrique Hernández (July 1, 2014 vs. SEA)...in 63 games at Triple A, hit .240 (49x204) with 11 doubles, seven homers, 23 RBI and a .729 OPS (.332 OBP/.397 SLG)...posted a 37.1% caught stealing rate (13-of-35) in 54 games at catcher at Triple A...appeared in five games at second base and one game in left field with Triple A
Spent his entire season at Triple A Fresno, where he was a Pacific Coast League All-Star...also named a MiLB.com Organization All-Star...hit .310 (92x297) with 19 doubles, six triples, four home runs, 38 RBI, six stolen bases, a .382 OBP, a .455 slugging and an .836 OPS in 84 games...played primarily catcher, making 74 starts, but also appeared as a DH (6g), right fielder (2g) and first baseman (1g)...was an NRI at Major League Spring Training for the second straight year, hitting .286 (8x28) with two doubles, one home run and five RBI in 17 games...hit his homer off Mets LHP Jason Vargas...reassigned to minor league camp on March 18...spent his entire minor league season with Fresno, missing just 11 days while on the DL from May 11-22...played in eight postseason games for the Grizzlies, hitting .269 (7x26) with a double, a home run and six RBI.
Received Double A Texas League Midseason All-Star honors in a season where he also reached the Triple A level for the first time in his career... combined to bat .232 (79x340) with 18 doubles and a .328 on-base percentage between Fresno (23g) and Corpus Christi (75g)...posted a caught stealing percentage of 39.5% (15CS/38ATT) in his 64 games at catcher with the Hooks...ranked third in the Texas League in caught stealing percentage (min. 30 attempts).
Was a California League Midseason All-Star and an MiLB.com Organization All-Star in a season split between Class A Advanced Lancaster (55g) and Double A Corpus Christi (31g)...hit .304 (99x326) with 22 doubles, one triple, 10 homers, 54 RBI, 15 steals and an .860 OPS (.391 OBP/.469 SLG) between the two levels...recorded a caught stealing percentage of 50.9% (27CS/53ATT) in 67 games at catcher between Corpus Christi and Lancaster...hit .328 (20x61) against left-handed pitching and .298 (79x265) against right-handed pitching...was highly efficient on the basepaths, recording 15 steals in 18 attempts (83.3 stolen base percentage)...began the season with Lancaster and ended up leading all California League catchers in caught stealing percentage (57.1%, 16CS/28ATT, min. 20 ATT)...batted .291 (60x206) with 19 extra-base hits, 38 RBI and an .827 OPS (.385 OBP/.442 SLG) in 55 games at the level...received a promotion to Double A at the beginning of July and improved upon his offensive numbers at Lancaster...hit .325 (39x120) with nine doubles, four homers and a .918 OPS (.401 OBP/.517 SLG) in 31 games with the Hooks...received Lancaster May Player of the Month honors and Corpus Christi July Player of the Month honors.
Played in 36 games in the minors after getting drafted by Houston...hit .263 (31x118) with a .369 OBP between Class A Quad Cities (25g) and Class A Short Season Tri-City (11g)...threw out seven-of-nine (77.7%) attempting base stealers at Tri-City...posted a 55.6% caught stealing percentage (15CS/27ATT) between the two levels.