Kris Bryant Biography
Kris Bryant born Christopher is an American professional baseball third baseman and outfielder for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball. He was born on 4 January 1992. Bryant attended the University of San Diego, where he played college baseball for the Toreros. Bryant starred in baseball for Bonanza High School.
Kris Bryant Family
His parents are Mike and Sue Bryant. He is their firstborn son having a younger brother called Nick. His father who owned a patio furniture store was very instrumental to his son’s career. He sold it aiming at getting a job that could save him time to coach his son Kris.
Kris Bryant Education
Bryant attended Bonanza High School in Las Vegas, Nevada. He played for the school’s varsity baseball team all four years and later enrolled at the University of San Diego, to play college baseball for the San Diego Toreros baseball team.
Kris Bryant Wife/Children
He got married to his girlfriend Jessica Delp after dating for a couple of years since they were in high school at the age of 16 when later got engaged by the end of 2015. They got married on 7 January 2017. Besides being his wife, she is also a psychologist. In addition, she has dedicated part of her life helping disabled kids and bringing a smile on their face.
She is best known as the hottest baseball and softball player, but she can also play basketball considering that its the game she used to play at Bonaz high school.
It’s yet to be published whether they have children or not.
He played for the school recording a .418 batting average, a .958 slugging percentage 103 hits, and 47 career home runs. In 2010 the USA named him to their All-USA baseball first-team.
The Toronto Blue Jays selected him in the league Baseball draft, an offer he declined later to enrolled at the University of San Diego, to play college baseball for the San Diego Toreros baseball team.
As a freshman at the University, he had a .365 batting average, a .482 on-base percentage, and a .599 SLG, with nine home runs. Kris also played collegiate summer baseball for the Chatham Anglers of the Cape Cod Baseball League, where he batted 29-for-130 with three home runs and 16 RBIs.
As a sophomore in 2012, Bryant batted .366 with a .671 SLG, 14 home runs, and 57 RBIs. That summer, he was selected by USA Baseball to play for the United States collegiate national team.
Kris Bryant had the most home runs hit by a college player since the NCAA switched to a BBCOR composite bat in 2011. He broke the previous record of 30 set by Georgia Southern’s Victor Roache in 2011 and amounted to more home runs than 223 of 296 Division I teams hit that season.
Kris won the Golden Spikes Award and the Dick Howser Trophy, which are both awarded to the top collegiate player in the nation.
Kris Bryant Awards
During his college career, He was awarded Golden Spikes Award and Dick Howser Trophy. He was named the Baseball America Rookie of the Year making him the first in history to win the Baseball America college player.
In the same year, Bryant was the unanimous winner from the Baseball Writers’ Association of America of the Jackie Robinson National League Rookie of the Year Award and became the 11th National League player to win by a unanimous vote and the 20th player overall.
Bryant was also named by his fellow players as the “Players Choice Awards” National League Outstanding Rookie.
Later on, he received the NL Hank Aaron Award followed by National League Most Valuable Player award.
Kris Bryant Height
He stands at a height of 6 feet and 4inches. He is one of the tallest baseball players in the major baseball league
Bryant Salary / Networth
During the time of his play with the cubs, his contract and salary have severally been reviewed. Kris currently earns $10.8 million from the team while his estimated worth is believed to be $8 million.
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