27-year-old Jacob Steven Brentz is a Major League Baseball pitcher who currently plays for the Kansas City Royals. He was drafted in the 11th round of the 2013 Major League Baseball draft by the Toronto Blue Jays. He stands at 6 feet 1 inch tall.
He was drafted in the 11th round of the 2013 Major League Baseball draft by the Toronto Blue Jays. Brentz agreed to terms with the Blue Jays on July 12, 2013. Brentz began his career with the Gulf Coast Blue Jays.
Brentz signed a minor league contract with the Kansas City Royals organization on August 20, 2019. He concluded the 2019 season with the Double-A Northwest Arkansas Naturals, pitching 5.1 innings with a 3.38 ERA and 8.4 strikeouts per nine innings.
Brentz was added to the Royals’ 60-man player pool on July 19, 2020, as a substitute for the minor leagues owing to the cancellation of the Minor League Baseball season due to the COVID-19 epidemic. Brentz has been invited to the Royals’ 2021 Spring Training.
Brentz’s contract was selected to the 40-man roster on April 1, 2021, and it was reported that he had made the Royal’s Opening Day roster.
Brentz made his MLB debut in relief against the Texas Rangers on April 3, 2021, tossing a scoreless 2/3 inning and striking out Ranger’s first baseman Nate Lowe.