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Max Muncy has been in love with the game of baseball all his life, he could have started his career earlier in 2009 when he got drafted by the Cleveland Indians in 2009, with the 41st round of the draft. He, however, opted to go to college which afforded him the opportunity to study and still improve his batting and throwing skills as a baseballer in college. Since going pro, the Third baseman/First baseman has been having the time of his life playing the sport he loves most.
Nevertheless, there is more to him that you already know and in the paragraphs below, we will present you with facts that are still unknown about the athlete. First, let’s start with a look at this background.
Who is Max Muncy?
Max Muncy who is addressed formally as Maxwell Steven Muncy was born on the 25th of August 1995 in Watauga, Texas, the United States. Growing up, he attended Keller High School in Keller, Texas where he began honing his baseball skills before proceeding to Baylor University where he equally played baseball for the Baylor Bears baseball team from 2010 through 2012.
After his graduation from college and being that he had already made up his mind to pursue a career as a professional baseball player, Max was picked by the Oakland Athletics in the 2012 Major League Baseball (MLB) draft as number 169 in the 5th round of the draft.
He subsequently began his career in earnest with the A’s as a Third baseman/First baseman who bats with his left hand and throws with his right. Max Muncy was with
the California based team till he left for the Los Angeles Dodgers where he currently plies his trade as a player with the team in the Major League Baseball.
6 Facts to Know About The Baseball Infielder
One thing is for certain, when one is doing well as a sports person, his or her family members will be dragged into the limelight for good reasons. In this regard, Muncy’s relatively unknown family members are having their identities revealed to the public.
His parents Lee and Midge Muncy are becoming celebrities of some sort owing to his impressive performances in the game. Their phones are constantly abuzz with text messages flooding in from fans in appreciation of their talented son who has already become one of the best hitters in the league.
Lee and Midge Muncy have in response in an interview expressed how happy they are with their son’s performance and appreciation of his efforts from fans of the sport.
2. Scouting Reports
Max Muncy has shown himself to have the ability to play the outfield in addition to his more natural infield position. The Baylor Bears 3-years starter is also known to have reliable strike-zone judgment whenever he is on the baseball diamond. All this adds value to his stock and stands him out as a player capable of delivering when he is playing.
However, he doesn’t have it all and obviously still has some work to do to improve his home run power which will make him more athletic. We believe that Muncy knows this and is putting in a lot of work to be lighter on his feet.
3. Career Highlights
In his three seasons of playing college baseball at Baylor University, Max recorded a batting average of .311 with 27 home runs. For this and other numerous impressive performances he showcased while in college, the Baylor Bear was named to the All-Big 12 Conference team.
After he got drafted by the Oakland Athletics, Muncy began his career playing in Class A Midwest League for the Burlington Bees (2012), Stockton Ports of the Class A-Advanced California League followed by the Midland RockHounds which plays in the Class AA Texas League (2014). He played for Nashville Sounds in the Class AAA Pacific Coast League (PCL) before gaining promotion to the Major League to play for the Oaklands. After some time, he departed to the Los Angeles Dodgers where he has been a lot steadier in the Major league.
In all, Max’s career has seen him play a total of 233 games with a batting average of .239, 40 home runs and 96 runs batted in.
4. Net Worth
Baseball is without a doubt a very rewarding sport to all who play the game at various professional levels. Coming in as the second most popular sports in America according to a report by thesportsdaily.com, you can bet that a lot of money is involved in the game.
From these, our Watauga, Texas-born baseballer has been well rewarded over the years with a net worth of about $2 million. His salary was also reported to be about $550, 000 annually. Should he improve and deliver more impressive plays for his team, his current financial standing will certainly increase.
Off the sandlot, Max Muncy spends quality time with his bae Kellie Cline who he is set to marry in November 2018.
From what we know about her, she is a 2013 Fashion Merchandising graduate of Baylor University who now works in sales with Stanley Korshak department store. She has been with the luxury retail outfit since 2013 when she first interned with them. Kellie last updated her LinkedIn profile as an Associate Buyer – Women’s Shak Accessories in the organization.
6. Height and Weight
Although Baseball is not a contact sport, it still puts a lot of demand on professional players to be physically fit. Max is not found wanting in this regard as he does lots of physical exercises to have his weight at 95 kg or 209 lb. He stands at 6 feet 0 inches.