American baseball pitcher Mike Foltynewicz plays for MLB team Atlanta Braves. The former Astros star is the recipient of the 2018 All-Star honors and in the same season, he received a plentiful paycheck from Braves.
Mike Foltynewicz Bio & Family
The player was born as Michael Gary Foltynewicz on 7 October 1991 in Sterling, Illinois. Talking about his family, his parents’ names are Gary and Cindy Foltynewicz. Back in the days, his parents developed elbow problems one summer due to throwing him so many pitches during batting practice.
Mike went to Minooka High School in Minooka, Illinois to complete graduation in 2010. He stands 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 m) tall in height and weighs around 99.8 kg.
Career; Contract Details & Much More!
Upon completing high school graduation, Mike got the fortune to be a part of the 2010 MLB draft. At that time, he planned to attend the University of Texas at Austin but later chose to enter professional baseball. After the Houston Astros chose him, the two agreed upon a contract with a $1.2 million signing bonus.
In 2012, he played as the Astros Minor League Pitcher of the Year after and next season for the Class A Advanced Lancaster JetHawks. Four years later, he became an active roster member of the Astros making his MLB debut on 1 August 2014. A year later, the Atlanta Braves chose him in exchange for Andrew Thurman, and Rio Ruiz on 14 January 2015. In 2018, he got a handsome salary of $2.2 million and agreed upon a year contract worth $5.475 million, the next season.
Likewise, before the 2020 season kickoff, he and Braves signed another one year contract of $6.425 million. The contract was made without utilizing the salary arbitration process. He only made six runs in three innings of work while playing against the Tampa Bay Rays. To which, the Braves designated Foltynewicz for assignment, as he was out of minor league options.
Is Mike Foltynewicz Married?
Indeed yes, the 28-year-old is a married man. He and his wife Brittany Wortmann were a longtime couple who went to exchange their wedding vows in mid-July 2017. Within seven months later, the adorable pair welcomed their first child as a son, Michael Jett on 10 February 2018. Mike even took his IG handle to declare the official news of excitement.
The baby was born with 8lbs 10oz at 9:08 am. A year later the family became four upon the arrival of baby daughter Lola B. Foltynewicz on 18 January 2019. She weighed 8lbs 1oz.
Mike was more than happy to share the exhilarating news of welcoming the newest family member including the baby daughter meeting her elder brother.
Some Interesting Facts About Mike Foltynewicz
- Mike wanted to be a major league player from an early age.
- The player grew up a St. Louis Cardinals fan.
- He has over 55.7K Instagram and 36.1K Twitter followers.