James McCann plays baseball for the New York Mets baseball team of the Major League Baseball(MLB). He plays as a catcher for the team and earns $8 million as an annual salary from the Mets.
James had his amateur high school career at Dos Pueblos High School in Goleta, California. He also played college baseball for the Arkansas Razorbacks baseball team at the University of Arkansas.
While in college in 2010, he played collegiate summer baseball with the Cotuit Kettleers of the Cape Cod Baseball League. He was also selected to play for the United States national baseball team in the 2011 Baseball World Cup and the 2011 Pan American Games where the team won the silver medal in the Pan American Games.
In 2011, the Detroit Tigers selected him in the second round of the 2011 MLB draft. He was the first to be selected by the Tigers in the draft. He agreed to play with the Tigers and signed with them. He started his professional career that year with the Gulf Coast Tigers of the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League.
James was promoted to the major leagues on September 1, 2014, and he made his MLB debut that day for the tigers. In December 2020, he signed a four-year contract worth $40.6 million with the New York Mets.
James McCann Parents: Meet Carla McCann And Jim McCann
James McCann was born to parents Jim McCann and Carla McCann. His parents have been very supportive of his baseball career since he was a kid.
His mother for instance was his tee-ball coach and often drove him to and from Little League Baseball games and tournaments.