Full name is Jett Adam Bandy...Is married to Sydney...Signed by John Gracio (Angels)...Played 3 seasons at the University of Arizona...Graduated from Thousand Oaks (CA) High School... Played against Christian Yelich, who attended rival Westlake High School...Was coached by Mike Scioscia as a 10-year-old Little Leaguer in 1999...Was teammates with Scioscia's son, Matt...His father, a former bartender, worked on the set of the movie "Cocktail" (1988), teaching Tom Cruise his character's signature bottle flip...Is a car enthusiast.
Attended spring training as a non-roster invitee after signing with TEX as a minor league free agent on 11/14/18...Spent the entire season with Triple-A Nashville and hit .231 (56-for-242) with 13 HR and a .733 OPS in 71 games...Made 53 starts at catcher and threw out 18 of 68 (26.5%) attempted base stealers...Also made 3 starts at 1st base and appeared in 3 games as a pitcher, the first of his professional career...Hit .344 and slugged .639 vs. LHP (21-for-61, 5 HR).
Split the campaign between Milwaukee and Triple-A Colorado Springs…made his 2nd straight Opening Day roster with Milwaukee and saw big league action for the 4th straight season, batting .188 (12-64) in 24 G…Brewers went 9-10 in his 19 starts behind the plate…hit .235 (8-34) through 1st 11 G, but posted .133 (4-30) mark over next 13 G before being designated from assignment on 5/25… hit lone HR off Matt Harvey in Brewers' 5-1 win on 4/14 at NYM. MILWAUKEE: Shared catching duties with Manny Pina to open season while Stephen Vogt was sidelined with a shoulder injury…started 6 straight and 10 of 11 G from 4/11-22 when Pina was placed on the disabled list…threw out 3 of 7 (42.9%) attempted base stealers…pitchers posted 3.61 ERA (68 ER/169.2 IP) with Bandy behind the plate…was designated for assignment on 5/25 following club's acquisition of C Erik Kratz from NYY and was assigned outright to Colorado Springs on 6/1. MINORS: Spent the balance of 2018 with the Sky Sox, batting .292 with 9 HR and 35 RBI in 59 G…made 49 starts at catcher (28), first base (20), and third base (1)… registered a .986 fielding pct. (3 E/221 TC) behind the plate, as well as a .995 mark (1 E/188 TC) at first base… batted .336 (36-109) through 1st 35 G before slowing to a .232 (19-82) average over final 24 G…went 4-for-4 with 2 HR and 4 RBI on 7/24 vs. El Paso, his 1st multi-HR game since 2015 in the LAA organization…among Sky Sox with 200+ PA, his .864 OPS ranked 2nd on the club (.888-Domingo Santana).
Made his first career Opening Day roster... Batted .207 with 6 HR and 18 RBI in 60 games during his first season with Milwaukee... Made 44 starts, all coming behind the plate... His only start after 8/3 came on the final day of the season (10/1 at St. Louis)... The Brewers went 20-24 in his starts... The team posted a 4.87 ERA in games he caught (399ip, 216er)...Threw out 7 of 41 runners attempting to steal (17.1%)... Had three stints with the Brewers (Opening Day-6/24, 7/18-8/3 and 9/2-end)... Was optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs on 6/25 following the acquisition of Stephen Vogt and recalled on 7/18 after Vogt was placed on the disabled list.....appeared in 12 games with the Sky Sox (.310, 2hr, 14rbi)...Was on the 10-day disabled list from 8/4-9/1 with a rib fracture (missed 25 games).
Began the year at Triple-A Salt Lake, where he batted .274 with 2 HR and 21 RBI in 24 games...Was recalled by LA of Anaheim on 5/18...Batted .234 with 8 HR and 25 RBI in 70 games with the Angels...Made 60 starts, all coming behind the plate...The Angels went 27-33 in his starts...The team posted a 4.53 ERA in games he caught (520ip, 262er)...Threw out 17 of 46 runners attempting to steal (37.0%).....his 17 caught stealing ranked fourth in the American League and led Major League rookies...Traded to Milwaukee on 12/13 in exchange for C Martín Maldonado and RHP Drew Gagnon.
Spent a majority of the season with Triple-A Salt Lake before being recalled on Sept. 1...Went 1-for-2 with a home run and one RBI in two games with the Angels. Made Major League debut Sept. 14 in Seattle...Entered the game as a catcher in the 8th inning...Collected first big league hit Sept. 20 vs. Minnesota with a 9th inning, pinch-hit home run...Became the 13th player in franchise history (second player in 2015; also Kaleb Cowart) whose first M.L. hit came as a home run. Hit .291 (90/309) with 21 doubles, 11 home runs and 60 RBI in Triple-A…60 RBI set a new professional career high...The 21 doubles ranked second by a Pacific Coast League catcher while his 60 RBI were ti ed for second… Had he qualified, the .291 clip would have also ranked second by a PCL backstop...Hit .333 (35/105) following the PCL All-Star break...Tabbed as a PCL Mid-Season All-Star.
Spent entire season with Double-A Arkansas batting .250 (78/312) with 12 doubles, 13 home runs and 40 RBI...13 homers were a career-high...Entered the season with 16 total home runs across his first three minor league seasons...Also drew a career-best 33 walks...His 13 homers were second most in Texas League by a catcher while his 40 RBI ranked fourth...15 HBP were second most overall in the circuit...Hit .284 (42/148) with nine home runs after All-Star break compared to .220 (36/164) and four homers in first half...Added to the 40-man roster Nov. 20.