Andrew Hunter Wantz, born on October 13, 1995, is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut in 2021.
A native of Holly Springs, North Carolina, Wantz played college baseball for the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. In 2016, he played collegiate summer baseball with the Bourne Braves of the Cape Cod Baseball League where he was named a league all-star. Wantz was selected by the Los Angeles Angels in the seventh round of the 2018 MLB draft.
Wantz made his professional debut with the rookie-level Orem Owlz. He also played for the Single-A Burlington Bees, pitching to a cumulative 1-2 record and 2.74 ERA in 18 games. In 2019, Wantz split the season between the High-A Inland Empire 66ers and the Double-A Mobile BayBears, posting a 5-9 record and 5.34 ERA with 112 strikeouts in 96.0 innings of work.
Wantz did not play in a game in 2020 due to the cancellation of the minor league season because of the COVID-19 pandemic. He was assigned to the Triple-A Salt Lake Bees to begin the 2021 season, where he recorded a 2.10 ERA in 8 appearances.
On July 3, 2021, Wantz was selected to the 40-man roster and promoted to the major leagues for the first time. He made his MLB debut the following day, pitching an inning and a third of relief against the Baltimore Orioles. On April 19, 2022, the Angels recalled Wantz from Triple-A Salt Lake and added him to the active roster.
Wantz has never divulged any information about his parents, he is a very private person who likes to keep his personal life away from media attention.