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As a Major League Baseball shortstop for the Chicago Cubs, Nicholas Mackie Hoerner represents a proud American tradition.

In 2018, the Cubs drafted him as a first-round pick out of Stanford University, where he played for four years. In 2019, he made his major league baseball debut.

During his time at Head-Royce High School in the city of Oakland, California, Hoerner played soccer, basketball, and baseball, among other sports.

He was a four-year member of the varsity baseball team and batted.517 as a senior in 2015, when he had six home runs, 30 RBIs, and 40 runs scored to his credit.

In the 2015 MLB amateur draft, he went undrafted out of high school. For the Stanford Cardinals, Hoerner then enrolled at Stanford University.

Hoerner batted and played second base for the Cardinal in 53 of their 54 games as a freshman in 2016.

A total of 254 at the plate with 53 hits, 24 runs, and eight doubles.

When he was done with the season, he went on to play in the Northwoods League, where he batted .304 in 257 at-bats while knocking in 31 runs, stealing 11 bases, and hitting 12 doubles.

Hoerner made a switch to shortstop as a sophomore at Stanford in 2017, when he was a member of the team.

During the season, he started every game for Stanford and slashed. There were 18 doubles, a home run, and 33 RBIs.

All-Pac-12 and Defensive All-Pac-12 honors were given to Hoerner this season.

He was a member of the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox of the Cape Cod Baseball League that season, where he batted .301 with six home runs, 30 RBIs, 16 stolen bases, eight doubles, and was chosen as an all-star in the league.

With two home runs, 40 RBI, and 15 stolen bases as a junior last year, Hoerner once again earned All-Pac-12 honors.

How Much Does Nico Hoerner Make?

Nico Hoerner has an annual salary of $720,000 on average.

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