Is married.....wife's name is Sydney... Graduated from Thousand Oaks (CA) High School.....attended the University of Arizona... His first name is a hybrid of father, John, and grandfather, Chester, who was known as "Chett"...His father, John, a former bartender, worked on the set of the movie "Cocktail" (1988), teaching actor Tom Cruise his character's signature bottle flip... Was coached by Angels manager Mike Scioscia as a 10-year-old Little Leaguer in 1999..... was a teammate with Scioscia's son, Matt... Is a car enthusiast.
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.