Mike Foltynewicz

Mike Foltynewicz

Mike Foltynewicz is a pitcher for the Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball. The former Astros standout was named to the 2018 All-Star team and received a sizable paycheck with the Braves during the same season.

Biographical Information on Mike Foltynewicz and His Family

Michael Gary Foltynewicz was born on October 7, 1991, in Sterling, Illinois. When it comes to his family, Gary and Cindy Foltynewicz are his parents’ names. His parents experienced elbow problems one summer after throwing him so many pitches during batting practice back in the day.

Mike completed his high school education at Minooka High School in Minooka, Illinois, in 2010. He is 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 meters) tall and weighs roughly 99.8 kilograms.

Career Information; Contract Information; and Much More!

Mike had the good fortune to be selected in the 2010 MLB draft after graduating from high school. He intended to attend the University of Texas at Austin at the time, but instead elected to pursue a career in professional baseball. Following his selection by the Houston Astros, the two sides reached an agreement on a contract that included a $1.2 million signing bonus.

He was named the Astros Minor League Pitcher of the Year in 2012 after pitching for the Class A Advanced Lancaster JetHawks the following season. He made his MLB debut on August 1, 2014, four years after joining the Astros’ active roster. On January 14, 2015, the Atlanta Braves selected him in exchange for Andrew Thurman and Rio Ruiz. In 2018, he was paid a nice $2.2 million salary and signed a one-year contract worth $5.475 million for the next season.

He and the Braves also agreed to a one-year contract worth $6.425 million before the start of the 2020 season. The agreement was reached without the use of the salary arbitration process. While pitching against the Tampa Bay Rays, he only allowed six runs in three innings. Foltynewicz was designated for assignment by the Braves because he had exhausted his minor league options.

Mike Foltynewicz: Is He Married?

The 28-year-old is married, to be sure. He and his wife, Brittany Wortmann, were married in mid-July 2017 after a protracted wedding. On February 10, 2018, the gorgeous couple welcomed their first child, a son named Michael Jett, into the world. Mike even used his Instagram profile to announce the exciting news.

At 9:08 a.m., the infant weighed 8 pounds and 10 ounces. On January 18, 2019, the family grew to four with the arrival of Lola B. Foltynewicz, a newborn daughter. She weighed 8 pounds and 1 ounce.

Mike was overjoyed to deliver the exciting news of the newest family member’s arrival, which included the infant daughter meeting her older brother.