Baltimore Orioles of Major League Baseball’s professional baseball first baseman and outfielder Mark Trumbo has distinguished himself as a player with a unique skill set that cannot be overlooked.
Having played for clubs such as the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and Arizona Diamondbacks in the past, the outfielder, first baseman, and designated hitter can already look back on a baseball career that spans a decade or so. Although he is said to lack consistency in hitting and defensive skills, he undoubtedly has great punching power and the ability to play at all levels in many runs. Learn more about this professional player – his salary, body statistics, and personal life.
Trumbo was born on January 16, 1986, in Anaheim, California, and began playing baseball in his high school days in Villa Park, California. At Villa Park, he was a pitcher and infielder, and because of his skill in the game, he became the High School All-American in 2005 with a 0.425 goal and an impressive 10-2 with a 2.20 ERA on the mound. However, his professional career began at the Los Angeles Angels, where he was selected in the 18th round (533rd in total) of the 2004 MLB Draft.
Trumbo only made the leap into the league on September 11th, 2010, when he debuted as a pinch hitter for Mike Napoli, another American professional baseball first baseman and designated hitter (DH) who played for the Los Angels of Anaheim from 2006 to 2010. He then made it into his first all-star team in 2012 after hitting the first home run of his career on April 12, 2011. That same year, he scored six RBIs in two-three home runs in a game against the Colorado Rockies in Denver. The clear demonstration of his skills led to him being voted Home Run Derby 2012 by AL captain Robinson Cano. Trumbo remained with the Angels throughout his 2013 season, beating .234/.294/.453 in 620 At Bats.
In the 2014 season, Mark Trumbo played with the Arizona Diamondbacks, also known as the D-Backs. The Phoenix-based professional baseball franchise bought him from the Angels in a deal with three teams to play against the Rockies for his 100th Trumbo ended the season with a .235/.293/.415 at 328 bats, despite suffering from a stress fracture in his left foot that put him on a 15-day disability list.
On June 3, 2015, he was traded alongside Mexican-American professional baseball pitcher Vidal Nuño for Wellington Castillo and Dominic Leone and Gabby Guerrero of the Seattle Mariners. He later ended up with the Baltimore Orioles in December 2015 after the Mariners traded him for Steve Clevenger.
To date, Trumbo has made a name for himself at the Baltimore’s, winning awards such as the AL Sporting News Comeback Player of the Year award and the Silver Slugger Award. Trumbo not only completed his 200th home run in his career before CC Sabathia but ended his 2017 season with a .234/.289/.397 in 559 At Bats. He began his 2018 season on the disabled list but was activated on May 1st.
Wife And Children
Mark Trumbo is married to his sweetheart, Kristy Trumbo. The two married in 2009 and have kept their family life a secret ever since. However, the player lives with his wife and children in New York.
Mark Trumbo’s Salary And Net worth
Two-time All-Star and Silver Slugger Award winner Mark Trumbo, who still plays for the Baltimore Orioles of Major League Baseball, earns approximately $12.5 million in salary under a three-year $37.5 million contract that he has re-signed with the team. The contract, which was signed in 2016 – the year he was named MLB home team leader – is expected to expire after the 2019 season, when he will become a freelance player. However, his net worth is estimated at $12 million, according to Forbes.
Height, Weight, And Body Stats
The Baltimore Orioles outfield player is 1.93 meters tall and weighs 107 kg. A glance at his height shows that Mark is two inches taller than Manny Machado, the third professional baseball player and shortstop for the Baltimore Orioles. He is also three centimeters taller than Adam LaMarque Jones, his co-pro baseball pro, who plays as the center fielder for the Baltimore Orioles at MLB.
Although he pursues his baseball career with passion, Mark is also a good traveler and has a keen sense of music.