Mike Ford, whose parents are Bob and Barb, was born on July 4, 1992, and grew up in Belle Mead, a neighborhood in Montgomery Township, New Jersey. He is respectively of Irish and Italian ancestry.
He was a member of the Montgomery Babe Ruth League teams that competed in the Cal Ripken and Babe Ruth World Series when he was 12 and 13.
He transferred to the Princeton Hun School after his freshman year at Montgomery High School. Ford played collegiate baseball for the Tigers at Princeton University from 2011 to 2013. He played first base and pitched, too.
Ford played collegiate baseball for the Tigers at Princeton University from 2011 to 2013. He played first base and pitched, too. The 2013 season saw him bat.320, rank in the top 10 in the Ivy League in walks (#1, with 31), home runs (#2, with 6), RBIs (#3, with 38), and on-base percentage (#4, at.443), and go 6-0 on the mound with a league-leading 0.98 ERA. He was the first player in Ivy League history to win both the Player and Pitcher of the Year awards. He participated in the Cape Cod Baseball League’s Cotuit Kettleers’ collegiate summer baseball program in 2012 and 2013.
Michael Harrison Ford presently plays for the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has previously participated in MLB games with the Atlanta Braves, Seattle Mariners, San Francisco Giants, and New York Yankees. Ford joined the Yankees in 2019 and played for them through 2021, marking his MLB debut. In 2022, he was a member of the Giants, Mariners, Braves, and Angels.
How Good Is Mike Ford?
Ford has a commanding presence; he is six feet tall and 225 pounds. One could even argue he has a rough build. He undoubtedly creates a lot of power with that frame. This season, he has hit 23 home runs in 79 AAA games (294 AB). Ford also has an excellent eye.
For reference, the majors have an average walk rate of about 8.0 percent. Despite the short sample size, he has walked nine times in 48 major league plate appearances, or 18.8% of the time.
Mike Trout, with a qualifying league-leading 17.9 percent, is the leader this year. Ford frequently performed much above 12 percent in the minor leagues.
He has chased at a rate of 15.6% this year, less than half the league average of 28.2%. His strikeout rate in the majors is around average (20.8%), although it was primarily in the mid-teens in the minors.
What Happened To Mike Ford?
Ford and the Los Angeles Angels agreed to a minor league deal on August 16, 2022. On August 25, he was promoted to the major leagues after playing for the Salt Lake Bees of the PCL. Ford was given a job assignment on September 28.