Kevin Bradley Newman (born August 4, 1993) is a Major League Baseball shortstop who currently plays for the Pittsburgh Pirates (MLB).
Before being drafted in the first round of the 2015 MLB draft, he played collegiate baseball for the Arizona Wildcats of the University of Arizona.
Newman graduated from Poway High School in Poway, California. He made the school’s varsity baseball team in his sophomore year.
Newman had a .404 batting average in his junior year and was pursued by the University of Arizona, the University of Oregon, and the University of California, Los Angeles. He committed to attend Arizona on a college baseball scholarship to play for the Arizona Wildcats baseball team
On April 6, 2019, Newman hit his first walk-off, a single, to help the Pirates defeat the Cincinnati Reds 6-5 in 10 innings. In 2019, he batted .308/.353/.446, tied for the National League lead in infield hits (22) and led the NL in at-bats per strikeout (8.0).
In 2020 for Pittsburgh, Newman slashed .224/.281/.276 with 1 home run and 10 RBIs. In 2021, he batted .226/.265/.309, and had the lowest OPS in the major leagues, at .574. However, he also led the major leagues in at bats per strikeout (12.6).
Newman is married to, Shayne, the beautiful couple welcomed their first child, a daughter, in January 2021. They reside in Chandler, Arizona.