Houston Astros shortstop Jeremy Joan Pea (born September 22, 1997) is a Dominican professional baseball player who currently plays for the Astros in Major League Baseball (MLB).
In 2022, he made his MLB debut. At the age of nine, Pea and his family emigrated from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, to Providence, Rhode Island.
As a teen, he played baseball and ran track and cross-country at Classical High School in Providence, Rhode Island. He batted.352 as a junior in 2014.
He slugged.390 with two home runs as a senior in 2015. He was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 39th round of the 2015 MLB draft, but he chose to attend the University of Maine and play collegiate baseball instead.
Pea made the American Eastern Conference All-Rookie Team as a freshman in Maine in 2016, batting.283 with one home run, 15 RBIs and 11 stolen bases.
Plymouth Pilgrims were his team that summer in the New England Collegiate Baseball League. During his second season in 2017, Pea slugged.319 with six home runs and 32 RBIs while playing in 54 games.
After the season, he played for the Chatham Anglers of the Cape Cod Baseball League, where he was named an All-Star. With 54 games played and five home runs and 28 RBIs in 2018, as a junior, he was named to the American East Second-Team and earned All-Academic accolades.
How Much Does Jeremy Peña Make?
He is paid an average of $700,000 each year. Pena will be paid a base salary of $700,000 in 2022, with a total pay of $700,000.