Jacob Stallings is an American professional baseball catcher for the Miami Marlins of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2016.
At Indianapolis in 2017, Stallings played 62 games while hitting.301/.358/431 with four home runs and 38 RBI. For the Penguins, he appeared in five contests. On June 10, the Pirates acquired him off of waivers from the Indians, where he began the 2018 season.
Against the Kansas City Royals on September 17, he hit a game-winning RBI single. Outright dismissal occurred on 17 May 2019. Stallings hit.248/.326/.376 with three home runs and 18 RBIs for the Pirates in 2020. At 5.09 seconds, he was the slowest hitter in major league history to get from home plate to first base.
Against the New York Mets on July 17, 2021, the Pittsburgh Pirates won 9–7 thanks to a walk-off grand slam by Stallings.
Stallings batted.246/.335/.369 in 113 games in 2021, accumulating eight home runs and 53 RBI. During that season, he was awarded the Gold Glove Award and the Fielding Bible Award.
Zach Thompson and Kyle Nicolas and Connor Scott were sent to the Miami Marlins in exchange for Stallings on November 29, 2021.
Jacob Stallings Parents: Meet Kevin Stallings and Lisa Stallings
Baseball catcher Jacob Stallings was born to his parents Kevin Stallings (father) and Lisa Stallings (mother).
His father, Kevin Stallings, served as the head men’s basketball coach at Illinois State, Vanderbilt, and the Pittsburgh Panthers during his time in charge of the sport.
He was raised in Collinsville, Illinois. A three-time conference champion as a 6-foot-5 guard under great coach Vergil Fletcher at Collinsville High School in Collinsville, Illinois, he graduated in 1978.
Kahoks finished 28-3 in his senior year and finished third in the state championship. They were defeated by eventual champion Lockport Central, 55–53, in the semi-finals, after a season in which they went 33–0.