John Edward King is a Major League Baseball pitcher who currently pitches for the Texas Rangers. King went to Sugar Land’s William P. Clements High School.
In 2014 and 2015, he played college baseball for Angelina College in Lufkin, Texas. He then went on to play for the University of Houston Cougars for two years (2016 and 2017).
During his senior season, he tore the UCL in his left elbow but continued to pitch despite the injury.
The Texas Rangers selected him in the 10th round (314th overall) of the 2017 MLB draft, and he signed with them for a $10,000 signing bonus.
On July 5, 2017, King had Tommy John surgery after signing.
He rehabbed for the bulk of the 2018 season, returning in September to play one game for the Rookie-level Arizona League Rangers and three games for the Class A Short Season Northwest League Spokane Indians.
To begin the 2019 season, he was assigned to the Hickory Crawdads of the Class A South Atlantic League, where he went 12–2 with a 3.42 ERA in 26+13 innings.
On May 10, he was promoted to the Down East Wood Ducks of the Carolina League’s Class A Advanced, where he went 2–4 with a 2.03 ERA in 71 innings.
Who Are John King’s Parents?
John King’s parents are Catherine and Ed King.