Jeremy Pena is a Dominican-American professional baseball shortstop for the Major League Baseball team Houston Astros. In 2022, his MLB stats stand at a .253 batting average, 23 homers, and 63 runs batted. He was recently in the spotlight for being named Rookie of the Year by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America in their Houston chapter.
He also won the AL Gold Glove Award at shortstop and MVP of the American League Championship Series.
Jeremy Pena was born on September 22, 1997, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. His parents’ names are Geronimo Pena and Cecilia Pena. The information about his siblings has not yet been shared with the media. At a young age, he was seen active in various sports and decided to continue doing so in the future. Jeremy attended Classical High School to further his high school education. There he played baseball alongside his studies and also ran track and field and cross country. He later went to the University of Maine for further studies and was part of college baseball.
Jeremy Pena career
Jeremy started his career in baseball. At his high school, he was spotted hitting .352 in his junior year in 2014. The next year, as a senior, he hit .390 with two home runs. While in college, he was spotted as a freshman in 55 games batting .283 with 1 home run, 15 RBIs, and 11 stolen bases. In 2017, he started as a sophomore in 54 games and hit .319 with 6 home runs and 32 RBIs. The next year, he started in 54 games as a junior, hitting .308/.393/.469 with 5 homers, 28 RBIs, and 10 stolen bases. He was selected in the third round by the Houston Astros in the 2018 Major League Baseball Draft.
He has been seen in games such as the New York-Penn League, Arizona Fall League, A Midwest League, and Carolina League. In 2019, he played over 109 games batting .303/ .385/ .440 with 7 home runs, 54 RBIs, and 20 stolen bases. In 2020 he had no games due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the cancellation of the minor league season. The next year, 2021, he played 30+ games, posting .287/.346/.598 with 10 homers and 19 RBIs. On November 19, 2021, the Houston Astros selected him and added him to their 40-man roster.
In the 2022 regular season, he hit .253/.289/.426 with 132 hits, 22 homers, 63 RBIs, 72 runs scored, 11 stolen bases, 22 walks, and 135 strikeouts. He has been seen playing against Texas Rangers, New York Yankees, Toronto Blue Jays, and other teams. Jeremy Pena later received the Gold Glove Award and is the first rookie to win at a shortstop in MLB history. He was also named Rookie of the Year by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.
Jeremy Pena Biography
|Real name||Jeremy Joan Pena|
|Date of birth||September 22, 1997|
|Age (as of 2022)||25 years|
|Place of birth||Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic|
|Education||Classical High School|
|Height||in feet inches – 6′ 0” – in centimeters – 183 cm|
|weight||in kilograms – 91kg – in pounds – 202 pounds|
|hair color||dark brown|
|eye color||dark brown|
Jeremy Pena family
|Marital status||In relation|
|Who is Jeremy Pena’s girlfriend?||Vasiliqi Turlla|
In 2019, he went public with his relationship information about dating Vasiliqi Turlla. She works as a Human Resource Partner for Collins Aerospace.
The couple like to keep a low profile and away from the limelight, but like to post pictures of each other on social media. She is often seen supporting him at the games. The duo met at the University of Maine, where she captained track teams and competed in the high jump.
Jeremy Pena Net Worth
Jeremy Pena has earned a lot in his career as a professional baseball player. He earns by performing well in games or winning them since the prize fund is their income. According to sources, his estimated salary is $700,000 per season and his net worth has been estimated at around $5 million. He also earns through various brand endorsement deals and by attending events as a guest.
Facts About Jeremy Pena
- At the age of nine, his family moved to Providence, Rhode Island.
- His father was an infielder for the St. Louis Cardinals and Cleveland Indians in Major League Baseball.
- After his senior year in 2015, he was selected by the Atlanta Braves in the 39th round of the 2015 Major League Baseball Draft but did not enter.
- In 2016, he received the American East Conference All-Rookie Team.
- In MLB, he made his debut with the Tri-City Valley Cats.
- On April 21, 2021, he underwent surgery on his left wrist and started playing in late August.
- In the 2022 World Series, he became the first rookie shortstop to hit a home run in World Series play.