Brock Holt is a professional baseball player in the MLB, playing for the Boston Red Sox. He turned pro after being selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft. His time with the Pirates lasted three years, but finally ended in 2012 when he moved to the Red Sox, where he continues to collect rave reviews and do what he loves to do.
Brock Holt’s Bio & Age
Brock Wyatt Holt was born on June 11, 1988, in Stephenville, Texas. His parents are GayLynn and Joel Holt, and he grew up with 2 siblings; a sister Shelby and a brother Garrett. He received his high school education at Stephenville High School. Among several other highlights of his high school career, Holt was honored in his junior year as the District 6-4A defensive player of the year. He was also honored by all districts in his graduation season.
Holt spent the first two years of his college career at Navarro College before transferring to Rice University for his junior season. The talented player showed an impressive performance during his one-year stint with the Rice Owls baseball team. He finished the season with a batting average of 0.348 with 12 home runs and 43 RBIs in 59 outings. He also scored 67 runs and 11 stolen bases. For his outstanding performances, he was appointed to both the All-NCAA Regional Team and the All-Silver Glove Trophy Series.
Brock Holt turned pro in 2009 when he was selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 9th round of the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft. However, he spent the first two seasons of his career with several then minor-league members of the team, including the State College Spikes, the Bradenton Marauders, the Altoona Curve, and the Indianapolis Indians.
Brock Holt MLB Career
Brock Holt’s impressive performance in the smaller leagues earned him a promotion to the MLB list of the Pittsburgh Pirates in September 2012. In 24 appearances with the Pirates, he finally achieved a batting average of 0.292 with a triple and 3 RBI. The talented player was then transferred to the Boston Red Sox in December 2012 as part of a multiplayer deal.
With unsurpassed skill, he started the 2013 MLB season with the Pawtucket Red Sox, the triple A-side of the Boston Red Sox, but finally made it to the main list on July 6, 2013. In the 2013 regular MLB season, he played a total of 26 games for Boston and finished the season with a batting average of 0.203 at 11 RBI. He received his first championship ring after the team’s victory in the 2013 World Series, although he did not play in the championship.
Holt played in almost every position for the Boston Red Sox team in the 2014 MLB season. In 106 appearances this season he beat .281 with 4 home runs and 29 RBI. In the 2015 season, he played 129 games and finished with an average of .280 with 2 HR and 45 RBI. He also received his first All-Star selection when he was nominated for the MLB All-Star Game 2015.
In the 2016 regular season, Brock Holt played 74 games and scored .255 with 7 home runs and 34 RBIs. In the 2017 season, the MLB star played only 64 games as he was marginalized for most of the season. He scored a batting average of .200 with 7 RBIs but had a much better performance in the 2018 season as he scored a batting average of .277 with 7 home runs and 46 RBIs.
Brock Holt has been married for several years to Lakyn Dawn Pennington, a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Pennington holds a degree in sports management and sports education from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. The couple formed the union on November 9, 2013, in Indiana, Pennsylvania, and welcomed their first child, a son named Griffin Wyatt Holt, in December 2016.
Brock Holt Salary
In January 2018, Brock Holt signed a one-year contract extension with the Boston Red Sox valued at US$2,225,000. The total value of the contract is guaranteed so that the MLB star will receive a salary of $2,225,000 for 2018. This is an improvement over the $1,950,000 salary he earned in 2017.
Height and Other Body Measurements
Brock Holt is 178 cm (5 feet 10 inches) tall and has a bodyweight of 81 kg (180 lb). He strikes with his left hand and throws with his right hand. The MLB veteran has a reputation for playing in every position for the Boston Red Sox, except for pitcher and catcher. However, he mainly plays the second baseman.