J. B. Bukauskas is a well-known American professional baseball pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks. He was born in the United States on October 11, 1996.
He played collegiate baseball for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s North Carolina Tar Heels.
Bukauskas went to Ashburn, Virginia’s Stone Bridge High School.
As a freshman, he assisted Stone Bridge in winning both the regular season and the district championship. Bukauskas committed to the University of North Carolina, his “dream school,” on July 7, 2012.
He was chosen first-team All-Met as a sophomore. Bukauskas was reclassified in the summer following his sophomore year in order to graduate and attend North Carolina a year earlier.
He was selected the 2014 All-Met Baseball Player of the Year after going 7-0, striking out 88 hitters, and not allowing an earned run. Bukauskas graduated from high school with a 21-3 record, 264 strikeouts, and a 0.88 ERA.
Despite being predicted to be taken in the first two rounds of the 2014 MLB draft, Bukauskas requested that no MLB team choose him. The Arizona Diamondbacks drafted him in the 20th round, but he did not sign with the team, reiterating his commitment to North Carolina.
Where Does J.B. Bukauskas Come From?
J.B. Bukauskas comes from Ashburn, Virginia.