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Who is A. J. Pollock?
Allen Lorenz “A.J. Pollock is a remarkable American professional baseball outfielder for the Chicago White Sox of MLB (Major League Baseball). Previously, he played in MLB for the Arizona Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Dodgers.
He played college baseball for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. He was selected by the Diamondbacks in the first round of the 2009 Major League Baseball draft. In 2012, he made his MLB debut with the Diamondbacks. He was an MLB All-Satr and in 2015 won a Gold Glove Award.
He played college baseball at the University of Notre Dame for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish as an outfielder and third baseman. Pollock was named a Freshman All-American leading the team with a. 372 batting average. While playing for the NECBL Vermont Mountaineers in 2007, he won the 10th Player Award.
Before his sophomore season, he was rated by Baseball America as the league’s second-best 2009 MLB prospect and best pure hitter. During his sophomore season, he hit .352 and led his team in hitting and stolen bases, and was a First-Team All-Big East Conference as a centerfielder. He became the second player ever to lead the team in batting average for three consecutive years.
How Old is A.J. Pollock?
He is 34 years old as of April 2022, having been born on December 5, 1987, in Hebron, Connecticut, U.S. Pollock shares his birthdate with celebrities such as; Walt Disney · 2 Little Richard · 3 Conan Gray · 4 Paula Patton · 5 Anthony Martial · 6 Frankie Muniz · 7 George Armstrong Custer, and many more
A.J. Pollock Family
Who are A.J. Pollock’s Parents?
He was born to Allen Pollock (Father) and Karen Pollock (Mother)
Does A.J. Pollock have Siblings?
There is no news on the internet regarding whether he has siblings or was born as the only child. In case of news regarding this matter, we will update it here as soon as possible.
A.J. Pollock Education
He received his high school education at RHAM High School. Later he attended the University of Notre Dame.
A.J. Pollock Marital Status
He is married to the love of his life Kate Newall. They engaged in March 2014, and later after the 2014 season, they married.
A.J. Pollock Kids
He has a kid with his wife Kate. A daughter by the name of Maddi Mae Pollock was born in May 2020.
A.J. Pollock Professional Career
A Career with the Arizona Diamondbacks
A.J. was selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the first round of the 2009 MLB draft. The Diamondbacks invited him to spring training in 2010. He missed his entire season due to injury after he broke his right elbow while attempting to make a diving catch. For the first time on April 18, 2012, he was called up to the majors and on that day he made his debut. Batting as a pinch hitter for Justin Upton, he collected his first career MLB hit, a single, on April 23 against the Phillies.
He played 31 games for the Diamondbacks that season batting .247 with two home runs and eight RBIs. In 2013, he batted .269 with 8 home runs and 38 RBIs over the course of 137. Due to an injury, he missed the second half of the 2014 season. Up to that point in the season he was batting .302. He was named a National League All-Star in 2015. And ended the season batting .315 with 20 home runs and 76 RBIs. He then signed a two-year contract extension worth $20.25 million on February 8, 2016.
At the end of spring training, he broke his right elbow, this time on a slide at home plate, and missed out on most of the 2016 season. He appeared in 12 games of the 2016 season and recorded 10 hits on 41 at bars a .244 batting average. A.J. on May 15, 2017, was placed on the 10-day disabled list because of a right groin strain. In112 games of 2017, he recorded a batting average of .266, 14 home runs, and 49 RBI. In 2018, he hit .257 with 21 home runs and 65 RBIs over 113 games. Also, he was 13 for 15 in stolen base opportunities.
A Career at Los Angeles Dodgers
The Los Angeles Dodgers announced on January 26, 2019, that they had signed A.J. to a four-year contract with a player option for another year. Having a right elbow inflammation on April 30, 2019, he was placed on the injured list. He re-joined the team on July 12. In September his team the Dodgers moved him to left field for the rest of the season. He appeared in 86 games batting .266/.327/.468 with 15 homers and 47 RBIs.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 season was shortened but out of the Dodgers’ 60 games, A.J. played in 55 of them. He hit his 100th career home run on September 16 off of Adrian Morejon of the San Diego Padres. In a game against the Milwaukee Brewers on May 2, 2021, he hit two hum runs (including a grand slam) and drove in a career-high eight RBI. He went on and received player of the week for July 5-11, 2021. In the 2021 season, he had a .297 batting average with 21 home runs and 69 RBI.
A Career at Chicago White Sox
Pollock was traded to the Chicago White Sox on April 1, 2022, in exchange for Craig Kimbrel.
An International Career
He played for the United States national baseball team at the 2011 Pan American Games.
A.J. Pollock Height and Measurements
Adding up to his well-built body is a height of 6ft 1inch (1.85m) and a weight of 88kg (194lbs)
A.J. Pollock’s Salary and Net Worth
He has an annual salary of $10 million and an estimated net worth of between $1 and 5 million.