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- What does Kris do for a living?
- Who are Kris’s parents and siblings?
- What are Kris’s interests and hobbies?
- Is Kris married or does he have a girlfriend/ boyfriend?
- Does Kris have any children?
- Where is Kris now?
- How tall is Kris?
- How much money does Kris earn?
- What is Kris’s net worth?
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Who is Kris Bryant?
Kristopher Lee Bryant famously nicknamed “KB” is a well-known American professional baseball third baseman and outfielder who is a free agent. Bryant has played in MLB (Major League Baseball) for Chicago Cubs and the San Francisco Giants. Before playing professionally, he attended the University of San Diego, where he played college baseball for the Toreros.
He was named an All-American in 2012 and 2013, while in college, and won the Dick Howser Trophy and Golden Spikes Award in 2013. In the 2013 MLB draft, the Cubs selected Bryant in the second overall selection. And he quickly became one of the top prospects in baseball, winning the USA Today Minor League Player of the Year Award and in 2014, won the Baseball America Minor League Player of the Year Award.
Kris made his major league debut in 2015. He was named an MLB All-Star and won the National League’s (NL) Rookie of the Year Award. In 2016, he was again named an All-Star, won a World Series championship with the Cubs, and was named the NL’s Most Valuable Player. In 2021 the Cubs traded Bryant to the Giants.
How Old is Kris Bryant?
He is 30 years old as of March 2022. Having been born on January 4, 1992, in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. Kris shares his birthdate with celebrities such as; Lea Elui Ginet, Jaeden Martell, Heidi D’Amelio, Coco Jones, Charles Melton, and many more.
Kris Bryant Family
Who are Kris Bryant’s Parents?
He was born to Mike Bryant (Father). His father played in minor league baseball for the Boston Red Sox, and Sue Bryant (Mother)
Does Kris Bryant have Siblings?
He has a brother by the name of Nick Bryant.
Kris Bryant Education
He received his high school education at Bonanza High School. And later enrolled at the University of San Diego.
Kris Bryant Marital Status
He has been married to the love of his life since January 7, 2017. Kris’s wife’s name is Jessica Delp, she is a media personality.
Kris Bryant Kids
He has a son with his wife, a son by the name of Kyler Lee Bryant born in 2020.
Kris Bryant Career
An Amateur Career
He attended Bonanza High School, where he played for the school’s varsity baseball team all four years. He recorded a .418 batting average, a .958 slugging percentage (SLG), 103 hits, and 47 career home runs. Kris also played American Legion Baseball. In 2010, USA Today named him to their All-Usa baseball fist-team. In the 18th round of the 2010 Major League Baseball draft, the Toronto Blue Jays selected Bryant.
But he did not sign, hence he enrolled at the University of San Diego to play college baseball for the San Diego Toreros baseball team. In 2011 as a freshman at the University of San Diego, he had a .365 batting average, a .482 on-base percentage (OBP), and a .599 SLG with 9 home runs. Bryant was named a freshman All-American by Louisville Slugger and the West Coast Conference (WCC) Co-Freshman of the Year and Co-Player of the Year, sharing both honors with Marco Gonzales. In 2012 as a sophomore, Kris battled .366 with a .671 SLG, 14 home runs, and 57 RBIs.
Bryant was again named first-team All-WCC and was also named a first-team All-American by Baseball America. He was selected by USA Baseball that summer to play for the United States collegiate national team. As a junior in the 2013 season, he hit 31 home runs to lead the nation. He had the most runs hit by a college player since the NCAA switched to a BBCOR composite bat in 2011. Kris broke the record of 30 set in 2011 by Georgia Southern’s Victor Roache. He won the Golden Spikes Award and the Dick Howser Trophy, which are both awarded to the top collegiate player in the nation. Bryant was also named a Louisville Slugger First Team All-American, the Collegiate Baseball Player of the Year, and the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) Player of the Year.
A Professional Career
A Draft and Minor Leagues Career
In the 2013Major League Baseball draft, Bryant was considered to be one of the best available players. He was scouted by the Houston Astros who had the first overall pick. After the Astros selected pitcher Mark Appel with the first overall selection, the Chicago Cubs choose Bryant with the second pick. Kris was rated as the best hitter in the draft because of his abilities hitting for power and making contact on inside fastballs as well as down-and-away curveballs.
He and the Cubs came to terms on a contract with a $6.7 million signing bonus two days before the signing deadline. Kris started his professional career with the Boise Hawks of the Class A-Short Season Northwest League. Where he batted .354 with four home runs, and on August 12 was promoted to the Daytona Cubs of the Class A-Advanced Florida State League. In 2015, Bryant was invited to spring training by the Cubs. He had a .425 with a .477 on-base percentage and a .1.175 sluggish percentage. Despite his performance, he sent back down to low.
A Career with Chicago Cubs
A Career in 2015
Bryant was called up to the majors by the Cubs on April 17, 2015. On that day he made his debut at Wrigley Field, going 0-for-4 with three strikeouts. On the next day at Wrigley, he recorded his first hit, an RBI single. His first career grand slam came on June 17 in the 9th inning of David Murphy in a 17-0 win against the Cleveland Indians. In a game against the Miami Marlins on July 4, Kris hit both a two-run home and his second grand slam of the season off Jarred Cosart. This made Kris the second Cubs rookie to hit two grand slams since Billy Williams in 1961. He then passed Williams for the most home runs by a Cubs rookie with 26 on September 22.
In 151 games of the season in the Majors, Kris batted .275 with 26 home runs, 31 doubles, and 99 RBIs. This was the most for a rookie since Albert Pujol’s 130 for the St. Louis Cardinals in 2001. Bryant was voted the “Esurance MLB Awards” Best Rookie- by fans, the media, former players, team front-office personnel, and the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR). He won the Sporting News Rookie of the Year Award for the National League, thereby becoming the first Cub to earn it since Soto in 2008. His fellow players named Kris as the “Players Choice Awards” National League Outstanding Rookie. Bryant after the 2015 season filed a complaint against the Cubs for delaying his call-up to the majors for the purpose of delaying his free agency.
A Career in 2016
For the 2016 season, the Cubs gave Bryant a $652,000 salary, a 38% increase over his rookie salary. In a game against the Cincinnati Reds on June 27, 2016, Kris became the first MLB player in modern history to hit three home runs and two doubles in the same game; he was 5-for-5 overall with 16 total bases in the 11-8 win.
Bryant became the second player in major league history to record five hits and five RBIs in two games in one season on August 18, joining 1945 MVP Phil Cavarretta of the Cubs. And he was named the National League Player of the Month of August. The Cubs won the National League division title. As Kris recorded hits in all four games against San Francisco in the 2016 NLDS. In Bryant’s second year in the major league, he concluded the 2016 season by winning the National League Most Valuable Player (MVP). He also won the Hank Aaron Award as the National League’s most outstanding.
A Career in 2017
Before the 2017 season, Kris and the Cubs agreed to a $1.05 million contract. Bryant in 2017 finished in fan voting to Nolan Arenado of the Colorado Rockies as the starting NL third baseman in the 2017 All-Star Game. In his first time in his major league career, Bryant was ejected after arguing a third strike call. He finished the regular season with a .295 average, 29 home runs, and 73 RBIs. He also batted .200 with one home run in the NLCS.
A Career in 2018
Bryant in his first year of salary arbitration, he and the Cubs agreed to a $10.85 million salary for the 2018 season. Sports Illustrated in February ranked Kris as the third-overall best player in baseball, behind Mike Trout and Jose Altuve. In a game against the Miami Marlins on May 9, Bryant hit his 100th home run, therefore becoming the 22bd Cubs player to reach the mark, and the quickest to reach the mark. Due to left shoulder inflammation, Kris for the first time in his MLB career was placed on the disabled list on June 26. Also due to inflammation on the same shoulder, he was sent back on the disabled list on July 26.
A Career in 2019
He had a low start to 2019, after hitting a home run in the first regular-season game against the Texas Rangers. His batting through April 25, was .232, with a .730 on-base plus slugging percentage. Heading into mid-May, his performance substantially improved, where he hit seven home runs over the course of 15 games. Including a walk-off, three-run home run against the Miami Marlins on May 7. Kris finished the 2019 season hitting .282/.382/.521 with 31 home runs, 77 runs batted in, and 108 runs scored.
A Career in 2020
In the season he batted .206/.293/.351 with four home runs and 11 RBIs in 131 at-bats, due to the COVID-19 pandemic-shortened season.
A Career in 2021
In the 2021 season, Bryant for the Cubs played first base (12 games) and outfield (63 games) along with third (29 games), due to the rise of Patrick Wisdom at third base. Kris was selected as an All-Star as he hit .267/.358/.503 with 58 runs, 18 home runs, and 51 RBIs throughout 93 games and 326 at-bats with the Cubs.
A Career with San Francisco Giants
The Cubs on July 30, 2021, traded Bryant to the San Francisco Giants in exchange for prospects Alexander Canario and Caleb Lilian. He made his Gants debut on August 1, where he played third base and went 1-for-4 with a home run in the third inning. Playing for the Giants in the 2021 season he batted .262/.344/.444. With 28 runs, 7 home runs, and 22 RBIs in 187 at-bats, he stole six bases in six attempts.
Bryant teamed up with Bryce Harper in 2017 to help their hometown of Las Vegas in a relief effort assisting victims of a shooting at a music concert that left 60 people dead. Bryant on Players Weekend in 2017, choose to wear three different cleats which promoted the Wings for Life Foundation. A non-profit organization that specializes in spinal cord research. In 2015, Kris was awarded the 2015 NL Outstanding Rookie from the Player Choice Awards. He choose to send the $20,000 from the Major League Baseball Players Trust to the Wounded Warrior Project.
Kris Bryant Height and Measurements
Adding up to his well-built body is a height of 6ft 5inches (1.96m), and a weight of 104kg (229lbs).
Kris Bryant Salary and Net Worth
As of 2020, he had a salary of $18.6 million. Kris has a net worth of $8 million.