How Tall Is John King?
John King is 1.88 m tall.
With left shoulder irritation, King has been on the Rangers’ Injured List since July 9. King had a 7-5 record with a 3.52 ERA (18 ER/46.0 IP) in 27 relief appearances for Texas before his injury.
While holding opponents to a.233 batting average, the southpaw piled up 40 strikeouts to only 12 walks.
He presently leads the Rangers in wins and is second in ERA among pitchers who have pitched at least 40.0 innings this season.
The 27-year-old will make his Triple-A debut with Round Rock, marking his first trip back to the minors since 2019. In six bullpen appearances with the Texas Rangers in 2020, King was 1-0 with a 6.10 ERA (7 ER/10.1 IP).
King had only thrown 102.0 innings in the minor levels prior to joining the Rangers on September 4, with none beyond the High-A level.
Since being drafted in the 10th round of the 2017 June Draft out of the University of Houston, King has pitched in 21 games in the minor leagues, all starts, and has a 2.56 ERA (29 ER/102.0 IP).
In his minor league career, he has 94 strikeouts and only 14 walks.
He missed the entire 2017 season and much of the 2018 season due to left elbow surgery, but he bounced back in 2019, finishing 3-6 with a 3.05 ERA (26 ER/97.1 IP) over 19 starts between High-A Down East and Class A Hickory.
During his senior season at the University of Houston, King finished 8-1 with a 3.11 ERA (28 ER/81.1 IP) in 13 games, including 12 starts, earning a berth on the American Championship All-Tournament Team.
Following his stint at Clements High School in Sugar Land, he pitched two seasons at Angelina College in Lufkin.