Who Is Travis d’Arnaud?
Travis Emmanuel d’Arnaud, better known by his moniker Lil D, is a Major League Baseball catcher for the Atlanta Braves.
He was drafted in the supplemental first round of the 2007 Major League Baseball draft by the Philadelphia Phillies.
He was a member of the New York Mets, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Tampa Bay Rays in Major League Baseball. In 2013, he debuted in the major leagues.
D’Arnaud was born in Long Beach, California, on the 10th of February, 1989. His mother Marita led a performing-arts after-school program in Long Beach, while his father played trumpet, piano, and trombone.
Two of d’Arnaud’s uncles are pianists, and his cousin is an electropop musician, according to his extended family.
D’Arnaud’s Long Beach background included a “big baseball community,” in addition to music. He grew up a Dodgers fan and modeled his baseball career after Hall of Fame catcher Mike Piazza.
“How wonderful it would be if we played alongside each other or against each other in the big leagues,” d’Arnaud and his older brother Chase would say as children.
Rather than following Chase into Los Alamitos High School, d’Arnaud elected to attend Lakewood High School, Los Alamitos’ competitor.
As a high school baseball player, D’Arnaud drew the attention of scouts, and he was invited to work out with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2007.
D’Arnaud graduated in 2007, and in 2008, he was named Co-Athlete of the Year by the Lakewood Youth Hall of Fame.
After high school, D’Arnaud had committed to play collegiate baseball for the Pepperdine Waves of Pepperdine University, the same school where his brother had played, but he was drafted 37th overall by the Philadelphia Phillies in the supplemental first round of the 2007 Major League Baseball draft.
He elected to forego his collegiate commitment in exchange for a $832,500 minor league contract.
How Old Is Travis d’Arnaud?
Travis d’Arnaud is 33 years old. He was born on February 10, 1989