Jakob Junis Biography, Age, Career, Marital Status, Salary and Net Worth

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  5. Does Jakob have any children?
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Who is Jakob Junis?

Jakob Benjamin Lee Junis is a professional American eminent baseball pitcher for the San Francisco Giants of the MLB (Major League Baseball). He was drafted in the 29th round of the 2011 Major League Baseball draft by the Kansas City Royals and made his MLB debut with them in 2017.

How Old Is Jakob Junis?

He is 29 years old as of June 2022, having been born on September 16, 1992, in Jacksonville, Arkansas, U.S. Jakob shares his birthdate with celebrities such as; Nick Jonas, Chase Stokes, Anthony Padilla, Joji, DeLayNee Nelson, and many more

Jakob Junis Family

Who are Jakob Junis Parents and Siblings?

His secretive nature has shown up in his personal life. He has managed to keep his family background very private. In case there is news regarding his parents and siblings, we will update it here as soon as possible.

Jakob Junis Education

He received his high school education at Rock Falls Township High School. However, despite committing to play college baseball at North Carolina State University he did not attend.

Jakob Junis Marital Status

He is married to his love Brianne. They both reside in Scottsdale, Arizona.

A Photo of Jakob Junis
A Photo of Jakob Junis

Jakob Junis Kids

He and his wife have three kids. However, his kids’ names are not mentioned on the internet.

Jakob Junis Career

An Amateur Career

Before turning pro, he earned all-state honors in both basketball and basketball while in high school. As a senior, in basketball, he averaged 19 points a game. While in baseball he threw an 88-92 mph fastball and had a 1.10 ERA and 93 strikeouts as a pitcher while batting .485 with 54 RBIs. He was therefore selected by the Kansas City Royal in the 29th round of the 2011 Major League Baseball draft. He then committed to play college baseball at North Carolina State University as an infielder and a pitcher, and though he was rated as a fourth-round pick. However, he signed with the Royals for a $675,000 signing bonus for attending college.

A Professional Career

A Career with the Kansas City Royals

In 2012 he made his professional debut with the Burlington Royals with whom he went 2-2 with a 4.15 ERA in seven games (6 starts). In 2013, he pitched with the Idaho Falls Chukars posted a 2-6 record and 7.39 ERA in 13 starts, and was 8th in the Pioneer League with 55 strikeouts. The next year, he played with the Lexington Legends and had a 9-8 record and 4.30 ERA with 10 hit batsmen (5th in the South Atlantic League) and a WHIP of 1.28 (10th in the league) in 26 games (22 starts). He pitched for the Wilmington Blue Rocks (with whom he was 2nd in the Carolina League with 12 strikeouts, and third in WHIP (1.2)) and Northwest Arkansas Naturals in 2015, where he compiled a combined 5-12 record and 3.78 ERA in 27 starts.

In 2016, he started with Northwest Arkansas, for whom he was 9-7 with a 3.25 ERA (3rd in the Texas League) and 117 strikeouts (6th in the league) in 21 starts, was 4th in the league in WHIP (1.15) and was Texas League Mid-Season All-Star and Post-Season All-Star. Jakob was then promoted to the Omaha Strom Chasers in August with whom he had six starts. In 27 combined starts between Northwest Arkansas and Omaha, he was 10-10 with a 4.05 ERA, 143 strikeouts, and 34 walks in 149 innings, a change-up, and a curveball. After the 2016 season, the Royals added him to their 40-man roster. On April 12, 2017, he made his MLB debut. After his debut, on August 14, he was recalled and optioned a number of three times before he was called up to Kansas City for the remainder of the season.

Career Continuation

In 12 starts for Omaha, he was 3-5 with a 2.92 ERA in 20 games (16 starts).For Kansas City, he compiled a 9-3 record and 4.30 ERA as his 9hit batsmen were 10th-most in the league. Jakob thus began 2018 in Kansas City’s starting rotation. And finished the season with a 9-12 record and a 4.37 ERA in 30 starts, and was 3rd in the AL in hit batsmen (15; a team record), 8th in walks per 9 innings (2.186), and 10th in strikeouts/walk (3.814) and wild pitches (9). For the Royals in the 2019 season, he pitched to a 5.24 ERA with an 8.4 K/9 and 3.0 BB/9 in 175 1/3 innings across 31 starts and was 6th in the AL with 11 hit batsmen.

Therefore, Jakob became the first pitcher in the major leagues to win at least nine games in each of his three seasons since Masahiro Tanaka (2014-16). The last younger pitcher than Jakob to do that was Gerrit Cole (2013-15). In 2020, he appeared in eight games (6 starts). During this season, he compiled an 0-2 record with a 6.39 ERA and 6 walks and 19 strikeouts in 25.1 innings pitched. Moreover, he was also on the injured list twice. In 2021, he made 16 appearances (6 starts) for the Royals where he posted a 5.26 ERA with 41 strikeouts in 39.1 innings of work and was also on the injured list twice. On November 5, 2001, he was outrighted off the 40-man roster but rejected the outright assignment and elected free agency.

A Career with the San Francisco Giants

Jakob signed a one-year $1.75 million deal with the San Francisco Giants on March 14, 2022.

Jakob Junis Height and Measurements

Adding up to his well-built body is a height of 6ft 3inches (1.91m) and a weight of 99.8kg (219.56lbs).

Jakob Junis Salary and Net Worth

He has an annual average salary of $1.75 million and an estimated net worth of between $1 and $5 million.