The Toronto Blue Jays selected Rowdy Tellez in the 30th round of the amateur draft in 2013. He was signed by the Blue Jays for a bonus of $850,000, a record for a bonus after the tenth round.
As part of the Blue Jays’ September call-ups in 2018, Rowdy made his major league debut. He doubled as a pinch hitter against Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Jacob Faria in his debut on September 5th.
He played in 112 games as the starting first baseman for the Buffalo Bisons in AAA during the previous season, where he hit.270 with 13 home runs and 50 RBIs.
On September 6th, in his second game against the Cleveland Indians, he also established a record by hitting doubles in each of his first two plate appearances.
He completed that day at 3 for 4, with the other hit being yet another double. He continued to play, going 2 for 5 the following day with both of his hits being two-base hits.
In his first 10 plate appearances of his career, he now has six doubles. Over the following few weeks, he continued to perform well, and on September 21st, he had a home run and a double in an amazing 9-8 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.
At the conclusion of that day, he had hit .385 with 8 doubles and 2 home runs in 14 games, driving in the game’s first run with his double in the ninth inning.
With 9 doubles, 4 home runs, and a slugging percentage of .614, he ended his first cup of coffee in 23 games at .314.
How Old Is Rowdy Tellez?
Rowdy Tellez is 27 years old. He was born on March 16, 1995.