A professional baseball pitcher, Christopher Flexen Jr. (born July 1, 1994) now plays for the Seattle Mariners of Major League Baseball.
He was previously a member of the New York Mets and the Doosan Bears of the KBO League, respectively. Flexen went to high school in Newark, California, at Newark Memorial High School,
where he was the quarterback of the school’s football team and joined the varsity baseball team as a freshman. Flexen also played baseball for the school. Because of his exceptional skill in two different sports,
people began to refer to him as “Flex.” After making a verbal commitment to play college baseball for the Arizona State Sun Devils, Flexen was drafted by the New York Mets in the 14th round of the 2012 Major League Baseball draft.
The Mets offered Flexen a signing bonus of $375,000 to break his commitment to the Sun Devils and play for them instead.
Savannah Sand Gnats, Brooklyn Cyclones and GCL Mets have all used him in the past. At the end of 2016, he was signed to a 40-man roster spot after pitching for the St.
Lucie Mets and Binghamton Rumble Ponies 2016. On July 27, 2017, he made his Major League Baseball debut against the San Diego Padres.
The first batter he faced in the Major Leagues hit a home run off him. In August, he had knee surgery, which ended his season. Prior to being assigned to the Korean Baseball Organization (KBO),
he was designated for assignment in December 2019 and had his contract terminated. The Seattle Mariners signed him to a two-year, $4.75 million deal in January 2020.
How Much Does Chris Flexen Make?
He is paid an average of $2,375,000 each year. It is estimated that Flexen will make $3,050,000 in annual compensation by 2022 on a base salary of $2,750,000.