Graduated from Redlands (CA) High School, where he also played football... Was offered a baseball and football scholarship at the University of Arizona... Committed to play baseball at the University of Oklahoma prior to being drafted by Houston... Is a supporter of the ALS Foundation for Life... This past offseason started his own foundation to fight ALS... Enjoys shopping, golf and spending time with friends and family.
Entered 2019 as the 10th-best prospect in the organization according to Baseball America...Appeared in 9 games with Milwaukee, all coming off the bench...Had two stints with the team (5/16-6/1 and 9/6-end)...Belted his first Major League home run on 5/17 at Atlanta with a 2-run shot off Josh Tomlin.....posted 4 RBI.....became the first Brewers player since Tim Unroe (5/3/97 at Seattle) to have the first 4 RBI of his career come in the same game... Batted .231 with 5 HR and 40 RBI in 83 games at Triple-A San Antonio... Following the season played for Cibao in the Puerto Rican Winter League.
Appeared in 9 games with Milwaukee, including 6 starts at catcher ... Had three stints with the team (4/16-4/24, 7/8-7/20 and 9/1-end) ... Was not on the NLDS or NLCS rosters ... The team had a 3.34 ERA when he caught (56.2ip, 21er) and went 2-4 in his starts ... Went 1-for-6 on stolen base attempts (16.7%) ... Made his Major League debut on 4/16 vs. Cincinnati, entering the game as a defensive replacement.....walked twice and scored a run ... Made his first Major League start on 4/17 vs. Cincinnati in a 2-0 victory.....became the second player in franchise history to catch a shutout in his first big league start, joining Darrell Porter, who accomplished the feat on 9/2/71 vs. Kansas City ... Notched his first Major League hit on 7/9 at Miami with a single off José Ureña ... Appeared in 50 games at Triple-A Colorado Springs (.281, 10hr, 36rbi) ... Enters 2019 as the 10th-best prospect in the organization according to Baseball America.
Batted .209 with 9 HR and 48 RBI in 101 games at Double-A Biloxi... Tied for the Southern League lead in hit by pitches (20)... Was named Brewers Minor League Player of the Month for June (18g, .317, 2hr, 11rbi)... Was added to the 40-man roster on 11/20.
Traded by Oakland to Milwaukee with RHP Bubba Derby for OF Khris Davis on 2/12 ... Batted .234 with 11 HR and 37 RBI in 112 games at Double-A Biloxi ... Was a Southern League All-Star ... Played for the Salt River Rafters in the Arizona Fall League (19g, .203, 1hr, 8rbi).....was selected to play in the league's Fall Stars Game.
Batted .316 with 17 HR and 82 RBI in 119 games between Class-A Quad Cities (Houston), Class-A Lancaster (Houston) and Class-A Stockton (Oakland) ... Was named to the Midwest League's midseason and postseason All-Star teams ... Traded by Houston to Oakland with RHP Daniel Mengden for LHP Scott Kazmir on 7/23.