Gets was a 3-time All-Michigan baseball player at Grosse Pointe South High School in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, where he also set school records in batting average (.465), doubles, stolen bases, walks and saves. His team won the Michigan state baseball championship during his junior year and he was selected Michagan's "Mr Baseball" in 2002.
He was drafted that year by the Chicago White Sox, but elected instead to enroll at Wake Forest University, his father's alma mater. After one season he transferred to the University of Michagan and there set the Big Ten single-season records for at bats and hits and was selected to the All-Big Ten team in 2004 and 2005.
The White Sox picked him again in the 4th round of the 2005 amateur draft. He began his professional career with the Rookie League Great Falls White Sox, then played 15 games with the Kannapolis Intimidators before being promoted to the 2006 Birmingham Barons. Playing second base he led the club in runs, hits and triples. Through May 2007 Getz has the highest batting average (.316) on the Barons' roster. On April 11 he hit leadoff home runs in both games of a double-header against the Mobile BayBears.
- Chris Getz stats at the Baseball Cube