Jake Brentz Biography – Kansas City Royals Pitcher

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Jake Brentz Biography

Jake Brentz is a professional baseball pitcher who pitches for the Kansas City Royals. Image Source: Social Media.

  • Birth DateSeptember 14, 1994
  • Birth Name Jacob Steven Brentz
  • Age 28
  • Also Known As Jake Brentz
  • Height 6′ 1″
  • Weight 195 lbs
  • Father's Name Steve Brentz
  • Mother's Name Patty Brentz
  • Birth Place Ballwin, Missouri, USA
  • Birth Sign Virgo
  • Nationality American
  • Profession Baseball Player
  • Partner Sydney Tomaso
  • Relationship Status In a Relationship
  • Hair Color Brown
  • Instagram https://www.instagram.com/jbrentz24/
  • Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jake_Brentz

Jake Brentz, born Jacob Steven Brentz, is a rising American professional baseball player whose position is a pitcher. He plays for the Kansas City Royals of the MLB as their relief pitcher. He was drafted in the 2013 Major League Baseball draft by the Toronto Blue Jays during the eleventh round and made his MLB debut in 2021.

If you are a new fan of the baseball player, you must be curious about him. Thus, we will be learning about Jacob Brentz, including his net worth, career, salary, partner, and more, in this biography.

Was Coached By His Father

Jake was born in Ballwin, Missouri, USA, to his parents, Steve Brentz and Patty Brentz, on September 14, 1994. Jake Brentz’s father, Steve, used to play baseball when he was young. He must have influenced his son to follow in his footsteps and even coached Jake for five seasons.

 

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The pitcher also has an older sister named Ashley Brentz. She was born Ashley Nichole Brentz on October 29, 1991, in St. Louis, Missouri. Moreover, she attended Missouri State University, where she played softball for her college’s softball team for four years. Ashley is now married to Joey Hawkins and is a doting mother of an adorable daughter.

Jake attended Parkway South High School in Manchester, where he played baseball mainly as an outfielder. After his graduation, he didn’t seem to have enrolled at any college.

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Jake Brentz Net Worth And Career

The 1994-born athlete must be earning a massive amount as a professional baseball pitcher. Likewise, Jake Brentz’s net worth also must be of an impressive sum.

Brentz has been pitching balls from the mound since 2013. However, it wasn’t his original plan. Instead, he initially wanted to pursue a career as a center fielder and only pitched about 15 innings in three seasons during high school. According to Jake’s father, Steve, he was more of a thrower than a pitcher and couldn’t even tell where the ball was going most of the time.

Regardless, the MLB star was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays of the MLB in 2013 as the 325th pick overall. He signed with the Blue Jays on July 12, 2013, and made his professional MiLB debut with the Gulf Coast Blue Jays. Two years later, in 2015, he was traded to the Seattle Mariners. Then after a year, in 2016, he was again traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates, where he played until 2019.

Four days after his release, on August 20, 2019, the 6′ 1″ tall athlete signed a minor league contract with the Kansas City Royals. His contract was selected to the 40-man roster on April 1, 2021. The pitcher finally made his MLB debut on April 3, 2021, in relief against Texas Rangers.

Now, let’s look at some of Jake Brentz’s earnings with different MLB teams in the table below:

Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Total Earnings
2013 Toronto Blue Jays $700,000 $700,000
2021 Kansas City Royals $570,500 $570,500
MLB Career Kansas City Royals $711,250 $711,250
Total $1,281,750 $700,000 $1,981,750

Table Source: Spotrac

As per Spotrac, the baseball player has made a total of $1,981,750 throughout his career on the diamond field. Likewise, considering his massive earnings, Jake Brentz’s net worth must be remarkable. Likewise, MJ Melendez is another baseball player with a massive fortune.

Jake Brentz Is Engaged

As the title suggests, the Royals pitcher is engaged to his longtime girlfriend, Sydney Tomaso. The latter lettered four times in field hockey and four times in lacrosse while attending Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School. Moreover, Jake Brentz’s fiancée, Sydney, continued playing field hockey while attending Washington and Lee University in Lexington. She now works as a second-grade teacher at Kratz Elementary School.

According to one of Jake’s posts on his Instagram handle, he met the love of his life in 2018. After dating for quite a while, he decided to take the relationship with his then-girlfriend to the next stage. In July 2021, he went down on his one knee and popped the question in front of the Still Point Ballerina water fountain in St. Louis.

Jake Brentz's Fiancée Sydney Tomaso
Jake Brentz proposed to his longtime girlfriend, Sydney Tomaso, in front of the Still Point Ballerina water sculpture. Image Source: Jake Brentz’s Instagram.

The duo is set to tie the knot on November 12, 2022, in Vero Beach, Florida. Jake Brentz’s net worth is likely to grow as his career in the Major League has only crossed the starting line. Well, we don’t doubt the soon-to-be newlyweds will lead a comfortable life in the future. We wish happiness and prosperity in the baseball pitcher and his whole family’s lives in the upcoming days.

Trivia And Facts

  • The pitcher is left-handed and throws and bats with his left hand.
  • The win-loss record of Jake Brentz is 5-5 as of now.
  • His ERA is 5.19, and he has had 85 strikeouts.