American professional baseball outfielder Jarred Robert Kelenic plays for the Major League Baseball Seattle Mariners. The New York Mets selected Kelenic in the first round of the Major League Baseball draft of 2018 before trading him to the Seattle Mariners.
He rose to prominence as one of baseball’s top prospects before making his big league debut with the Mariners in 2021.
In Waukesha, Wisconsin, Kelenic attended Waukesha West High School. He was awarded MVP of the USA Baseball U-18 team in 2016 after they won the gold medal at the Pan American Games.
He pledged to play baseball for the University of Louisville in college.
At Marlins Park in July 2017, Kelenic took part in the High School Home Run Derby.
He participated in the Under Armour All-America Baseball Game later that month. In 2017, he participated for Team USA once more and took home a gold medal for the second year in a row.
One of the top prospects for the 2018 Major League Baseball draft was Kelenic. The New York Mets selected him with the sixth overall pick, and he signed a $4.5 million contract with them.
Kelenic was first assigned to the Rookie League Gulf Coast League Mets after signing with the Mets, and in July he was moved up to the Rookie League Kingsport Mets of the Rookie-level Appalachian League.
He had a line of .286/.371/.468 in 56 games for the two teams, with six home runs, 42 RBIs, and 15 stolen bases.
How Old Is Jarred Kelenic?
Jarred Kelenic was born on July 16, 1999. He is 22 years old.