Jeremy Pena is a Dominican-American professional Baseball Player for Houston Astros, a Major League Basketball team. In 2022 his MLB statics are standing at a batting average of .253, 23 home runs, and runs batted in 63. Recently he is under the limelight for being named Rookie of the Year by the Baseball Writer’s Association of America in their Houston Chapter. He also won the AL Gold Glove Award at shortstop and MVP of the American League Championship series.
Jeremy Pena was born on 22nd September 1997 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The names of his parents are Geronimo Pena and Cecilia Pena. The information about his siblings has not been shared with the media yet. At a young age, he was actively seen playing various sports and decided to pursue the same in the future. Jeremy went to Classical High School to pursue his high school education. Over there along with his studies, he played baseball, and also ran track and cross country. Later for his further studies, he went to the University of Maine and was a part of college baseball.
Jeremy Pena Career
Jeremy started his career playing baseball sports. At his high school, in 2014 his junior year he was seen batting .352. Next year as a senior he hit .390 with two home runs. While at his college, as a freshman he was seen in 55 games where he batted .283 with 1 home run, 15 RBIs, and 11 stolen bases. In 2017 as a sophomore, he started in 54 games and hit .319 with 6 home runs and 32 RBIs. Next year as a Junior, he started in 54 games, hitting .308/.393/.469 with 5 home runs, 28 RBIs, and 10 stolen bases. In the 2018 Major League Baseball Draft he was selected by Houston Astros in the third round.
He was seen in matches like New York- Penn League, Arizona Fall League, A Midwest League, and Carolina League. In 2019 he played over 109 games and slashed .303/ .385/.440 with 7 home runs, 54 RBIs, and 20 stolen bases. In 2020 he did have any games due to Covid 19 pandemic and the cancellation of the minor league season. Next year in 2021, he played over 30 games and slashed .287/ .346/.598 with 10 home runs and 19 RBIs. On 19th November 2021, Houston Astros selected him and added him to their 40-man roster.
In the 2022 regular season, he batted .253/.289/.426 with 132 hits, 22 home runs, 63 RBIs, 72 runs scored, 11 stolen bases, 22 walks, and 135 strikeouts. He was seen playing against Texas Rangers, New York Yankees, Toronto Blue Jays, and other teams. Later he has been honored with Gold Glove Award and is the first rookie ever to win at shortstop in MLB history. He was also named Rookie of the Year by the Baseball Writer’s Association of America.
Jeremy Pena Biography
|Real Name||Jeremy Joan Pena|
|Birth Date||22 September 1997|
|Age (as of 2022)||25 Years|
|Birth Place||Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic|
|Height||in feet inches – 6’ 0” – in Centimeters – 183 cm|
|Weight||in Kilograms – 91 kg – in Pounds – 202 lbs|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Marital Status||In Relation|
|Who is his girlfriend?||Vasiliqi Turlla|
In 2019 he went public with his relationship information about dating Vasiliqi Turlla. She working as a Human Resource Partner for Collins Aerospace. The couple likes to be low-key and away from the limelight but enjoys posting pictures of each other on social media. She is often seen supporting him in the games. The duo met at the University of Maine where she was seen as the captain of track and field teams and competed in the high jump.
Jeremy Pena Net Worth
Jeremy Pena has earned a lot in his career by being a professional baseball player. He earns by performing well in matches or winning them as the prize fund is their income. According to sources, his salary is $700,000 per year and his net worth has been estimated at around $5 million. Along with that, he earns through various brand endorsement deals and by attending events as a guest.
- At the age of nine, his family moved to Providence, Rhode Island.
- His father was an Infielder for St. Louis Cardinals and Cleveland Indians in Major League Baseball.
- After his senior year in 2015, he was selected by Atlanta Braves in the 39th round of the 2015 Major League Baseball draft but did not sign up for the same.
- In 2016 he received American East Conference All-Rookie Team.
- In MLB he made his debut with the Tri-City Valley Cats.
- On 21st April 2021, he underwent surgery on his left wrist and played from late August.
- In the 2022 World Series, he became the first rookie shortstop to hit a home run in World Series play.