Jonah Nathan Heim is a Major League Baseball catcher for the Texas Rangers in the United States. In 2020, he made his Major League Baseball debut with the Oakland Athletics.
Heim went to Amherst Central High School in Snyder and Kenmore East High School in Tonawanda, New York. He committed to play college baseball for the Michigan State Spartans after signing a letter of commitment.
Heim was taken in the fourth round of the 2013 MLB draft by the Baltimore Orioles, with the 129th overall pick. Rather than enrolling at Michigan State, he chose Baltimore and received a $389,700 signing bonus.
season, he made his career debut with the GCL Orioles, where he spent the entire 2013 season, slashing .185/.275/.247 in 27 games.
He batted .196 with one home run and seven RBIs in 46 games for the GCL Orioles and Aberdeen IronBirds in 2014, and .248 with one home run and 16 RBIs in 43 games for the Delmarva Shorebirds in 2015.
With the Frederick Keys, he started the year.
The Orioles traded Heim to the Tampa Bay Rays on August 1, 2016, in exchange for Steve Pearce. He was assigned to the Charlotte Stone Crabs by Tampa Bay and spent the rest of the season there.
He had a .217 batting average with eight home runs and 33 RBIs in 102 games between Frederick and Charlotte.
In 93 games with the Charlotte Knights and the Bowling Green Hot Rods in 2017, he hit 0.260/.317/.402 with nine home runs, 61 RBIs, and a .718 OPS.
How Much Does Jonah Heim Make?
Jonah Heim makes an annual average salary of $714,000.