How Tall Is Lars Nootbaar?
Lars Nootbaar height is 1.91 m
Lars Nootbaar MLB Career
2018 MLB draft pick Nootbaar was taken by St. Louis Cardinals in the eighth round. The State College Spikes of the Class A Short Season New York–Penn League assigned him when he joined the team, and he set a team record with seven RBIs in one game.
He finished the season with a .227 batting average, two home runs, and 26 RBIs. Originally signed by the Class A Peoria Chiefs of the Midwest League, Nootbaar spent the first half of the 2019 season there before being promoted to the Florida State League’s Palm Beach Cardinals.
He was reassigned to the Class AA Texas League Springfield Cardinals for a second time. He hit .264 with seven home runs and 38 RBIs in 101 games for the three teams.
Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, the minor league season was canceled in 2020, and Nootbaar was unable to play.
Before being sent to Triple-A East Memphis, Nootbaar spent the first few months of the 2021 season at the Cardinals’ alternate training facility in Louisville, Kentucky.
After being placed on the disabled list on May 28 due to a hand injury, he was activated on June 14 and returned to the lineup.
For the first time in his career, Nootbaar was promoted to the big leagues on June 22, 2021. He was hitting .329/.430/.557 with five home runs and 17 RBIs in 22 games at the time of his promotion.
On that particular day, he made his Major League Baseball debut, starting in left field against the Detroit Tigers for the first time.
The following day, Nootbaar hit his first career triple, kicking off his professional career in earnest.
First professional home run: August 12, 2021, Pittsburgh Pirates 7-6, J. T. Brubaker – pinch hitter Against the Kansas City Royals, Nootbaar blasted another pinch-hit home run, this time for a 6-0 win.
A single in the 10th inning off Tigers relief pitcher Michael Fulmer gave Nootbaar his first career walk-off hit on August 25, 2021.
Nootbaar slashed .239/.317/.422 with five home runs and 15 RBIs in 109 at-bats during the 2021 season. After the season, he was selected to play for the Glendale Desert Dogs in the Arizona Fall League.