American pitcher Konnor Chase Pilkington plays for the Cleveland Guardians in Major League Baseball.
Pilkington went to Moss Point, Mississippi’s East Central High School. He had a 307-strikeout total during his high school career, a 25-7 win-loss record, a 1.70 earned run average (ERA) and helped opponents hit just .144.
He made his commitment to Mississippi State University to play college baseball in June 2014 when he was 16 years old.
Pilkington pitched in 14 games as a freshman in 2016 for Mississippi State, going 3-1 with a 2.08 ERA with 42 strikeouts (11 starts).
After the season, he pitched for the Brewster Whitecaps in the Cape Cod Baseball League, with a 2-1 record in 39+13 innings, placing third in the league with a 1.37 ERA, and being named to the CCBL’s 2016 Year-End All-League Team.
As a sophomore in 2017, Pilkington had a team-high 17 starts and had a record of 8-5, 3.08 ERA, 111 strikeouts in 108 innings, and 111 walks.
He received a summer invitation to compete on the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team, where he threw in five games with a 2.65 ERA against teams from Chinese Taipei, Cuba, and Japan.
In 2018, Pilkington was recognized as a junior by Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball, NCBWA, and Perfect Game as a member of the Preseason All-American Second Team and by D1 Baseball as a member of the Preseason All-American Third Team.
MSU’s Friday night starter was Pilkington. In 18 starts, he concluded the 2018 campaign with a 3-6 record and a 4.47 ERA.
How Much Does Konnor Pilkington Make?
Konnor Pilkington earns an average of $700.000 each year. Pilkington will receive a base salary of $700.000 in 2022.