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Erik Kratz was born on 15 June, 1980 in Telford, Pennsylvania, United States, is an American baseball player. At 40 years old, Erik Kratz height is 6 ft 3 in (193.0 cm).
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|Age||40 years old|
|Born||15 June 1980|
|Birthplace||Telford, Pennsylvania, United States|
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Who Is Erik Kratz's Wife?
His wife is Sarah Troyer (m. 2001)
|Wife||Sarah Troyer (m. 2001)|
Erik Kratz Net Worth
He net worth has been growing significantly in 2018-19. So, how much is Erik Kratz worth at the age of 40 years old? Erik Kratz’s income source is mostly from being a successful Player. He is from United States. We have estimated Erik Kratz's net worth, money, salary, income, and assets.
|Net Worth in 2020||$1 Million - $5 Million|
|Salary in 2019||Under Review|
|Net Worth in 2019||Pending|
|Salary in 2019||Under Review|
|Source of Income||Player|
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On March 24, 2019, Kratz was traded to the San Francisco Giants in exchange for C.J. Hinojosa. He was the 3rd-oldest player in the NL. Kratz batted .222 in 32 at bats, and was designated for assignment on May 13.
On May 16, 2019, Kratz was traded to the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for a minor league pitcher Matt Seelinger. Kratz had one hit for the Rays in 17 at bats over six games. He was the 4th-oldest player in the AL. On May 31, Kratz was designated for assignment and received his release shortly afterward.
On June 8, 2019, Kratz signed a minor league deal with the Yankees. He batted .299/.375/.500, with 7 home runs, and 31 RBI, in 154 at bats for AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Kratz became a free agent following the 2019 season. He re-signed on a minor league deal for the 2020 season.
Kratz played for the United States national baseball team in the 2019 WBSC Premier 12 tournament in November 2019. In the tournament, he batted .381/.435/.714, with two home runs, and three RBI, in 21 at bats. Kratz was named the best catcher in the tournament.
The Yankees traded Kratz to the Milwaukee Brewers on May 25, 2018, in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations. He hit his first home run of the season on May 26 against the Mets. On June 16, the Yankees received Wendell Rijo to complete the trade. During the regular season, Kratz hit .236/.280/.355, with 6 homers, and 23 RBI, in a career-high 219 plate appearances. In the NLDS against the Rockies, he went 5-for-7 with 2 RBI, including a 3-hit game in the series-clinching Game 3, and was the oldest player to make his postseason debut since Lave Cross of the 1905 Philadelphia Athletics. As of September 2018, Kratz had played for 30 minor league teams, and 11 major league franchises, in 17 seasons.
The Indians sold Kratz to the New York Yankees on August 31, 2017. The Yankees promoted him to the major leagues the next day. Kratz appeared in his first game for the Yankees as a pinch hitter, on September 10, hitting a two-RBI double. For the 2017 Yankees regular season, he had two hits in two at bats. Kratz declined an outright assignment to Triple-A at the start of November 2017, and became a free agent. On December 13, he signed a minor league contract with the Yankees. In 2018, playing for the team's AAA affiliate in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Kratz batted .269/.356/.538 in 52 at bats.
On March 28, 2016, Kratz was traded to the Houston Astros for pitcher Dan Straily. On April 26, he was pressed into service as a pitcher during a blowout with the Astros. After 29 at bats, Kratz was designated for assignment on May 16 and released on May 22.
On May 27, 2016, Kratz agreed to a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Angels. He had 39 at bats for their AAA team the Salt Lake Bees.
On June 11, 2016, Kratz was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates, who added him to their 40-man roster. On June 21, he became the first player since 1879 to pitch and catch for two different major league teams in a single year. He tossed a scoreless inning while forced into relief for the Pirates in a 15-4 loss to the Giants. Kratz allowed two hits and struck out Brandon Belt for his first out of the inning. After 56 at bats, Kratz was designated for assignment on July 19, and elected free agency on July 22.
On July 28, 2016, Kratz signed a minor league contract with the Toronto Blue Jays. In 19 games with the Buffalo Bisons, Kratz hit .155 with one RBI. On November 7, he elected free agency.
On December 1, 2016, Kratz signed a minor league contract with the Cleveland Indians. With their AAA team the Columbus Clippers, he batted .270/.359/.472, with 13 home runs, and 37 RBI, in 282 at bats.
On June 11, 2015, after four at bats with the Royals, Kratz was designated for assignment.
On June 21, 2015, Kratz was claimed off waivers by the Boston Red Sox. He was designated for assignment on June 25, and elected free agency on June 29.
Kratz signed a minor league deal with the Seattle Mariners on July 2, 2015. He was released on July 15.
On July 17, 2015, Kratz signed a minor league deal with the Phillies. He batted .312/.433/.558 for Lehigh Valley in 77 at bats. Kratz was added to the Phillies active roster on September 1 and made his first appearance the following day, hitting a pinch-hit, two-run double against Matt Harvey of the New York Mets. He had 22 at bats for the Phillies.
On December 11, 2015, Kratz signed a minor league contract with the San Diego Padres.
Kratz was dealt back to the Toronto organization prior to the 2014 season, and divided his playing time between MLB and the Blue Jays’ Triple-A Buffalo Bisons farm team before being traded to the Kansas City Royals in July. He returned to the Phillies in 2015, and played for the Houston Astros and Pirates in 2016. Kratz played for the New York Yankees in 2017. He was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers in 2018, and played for the San Francisco Giants in 2019.
On July 28, 2014, Kratz was traded with Liam Hendriks to the Kansas City Royals in exchange for Danny Valencia. He had his first career multi-homer game on August 18 in a 6-4 win over the Minnesota Twins. Kratz batted .276/.290/.517 in 29 at bats for KC.
Kratz made his first Major League Opening Day roster with the Phillies in 2013. He served as the team's primary catcher while Ruiz served a 25-day drug suspension, but was placed on the disabled list on June 9 with a torn medial meniscus and underwent surgery. Kratz returned to the club on July 21, and continued as backup catcher thereafter. He finished the season batting .213/.280/.386, with 42 hits, 9 home runs, and 26 RBI.
On December 3, 2013, Kratz, along with pitcher Rob Rasmussen, was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays for pitcher Brad Lincoln. Kratz had a strong spring, batting .400 before being demoted to minor-league camp in favor of Josh Thole. On March 30, Kratz was recalled from Triple-A after Casey Janssen was placed on the disabled list. Kratz appeared in six games for the Blue Jays before being optioned to the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons to make room for J. A. Happ. Kratz was later recalled and played in 34 games with the Blue Jays, batting .198, with 3 home runs, and 10 RBI before being traded. With Buffalo, he batted .299/.354/.517.
Kratz opened the 2012 season with Lehigh Valley, but had several stints on the Phillies' active roster. He hit his first career Major League home run on May 22, a solo shot against Washington Nationals pitcher Tom Gorzelanny that landed in the center field bushes at Citizens Bank Park. Playing initially as a pinch hitter to replace the injured Jim Thome, Kratz later assumed a catching job following injuries to backup catcher Brian Schneider and All-Star starter Carlos Ruiz. Kratz quickly began producing offensively, registering a 1.395 OPS in his first 16 games. Ultimately, he hit .248/.306/.504, with 9 home runs, in 50 games, and 141 at bats.
Kratz signed a minor league deal with the Philadelphia Phillies prior to the 2011 season. He spent the season with their Triple-A affiliate Lehigh Valley IronPigs, in Allentown. Kratz did well there, batting .288/.372/.466, with 15 home runs, and 53 RBI. On July 13, he won his third International League Mid-Season All-Star award. Kratz was called up to the big league club on September 16, and went on to play two games with the Phillies, recording two hits in six at bats.
Kratz began the 2010 season with Indianapolis and finished his minor league season batting .274/.380/.496, with 9 home runs, and 41 RBI. On July 14, he was named an IL Mid-Season All-Star for the second time. On July 12, the Pirates optioned catcher Jason Jaramillo to Triple-A Indianapolis and the team announced Kratz would be called up to replace him.
Kratz made his Major League debut on July 17, 2010, against the Houston Astros. He recorded his first hit against Astros starter Bud Norris, and drove in his first run later in the game.
In 2009, Kratz signed with the Pirates, who were in need of a primary Triple-A catcher after the call-up of Robinzon Diaz to replace the injured Ryan Doumit. Kratz played the 2009 season with the Indianapolis Indians and finished batting .273/.337/.470, with 11 home runs, and 43 RBI. He was named an IL Mid-Season All-Star, the IL Triple-A All-Star Game Top Star (on July 15), and an IL Post-Season All-Star (on September 1).
Kratz is a member of the Souderton, Pennsylvania Mennonite Church. Up until 2009, he worked a construction job in the winter to support his family. Kratz and wife Sarah have two sons, Brayden and Ethan, and a daughter, Avery.
After the draft, Kratz worked his way up through the minor leagues over the course of three years with the Medicine Hat Blue Jays, Auburn Doubledays, Charleston AlleyCats, New Haven Ravens, and Dunedin Blue Jays. He then played the 2005 season with the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, the Blue Jays’ Double-A affiliate. There, Kratz batted .205/.283/.353, with 11 home runs, and 34 RBI. From 2006 to 2008, Kratz alternated between the Fisher Cats and the Triple-A Syracuse Chiefs. In 2006, he batted a combined .228/.294/.339, with 7 home runs, and 34 RBI; in 2007, he batted a combined .235/.299/.449, with 13 home runs, and 49 RBI; in 2008, he batted a combined .239/.313/.506 with 16 home runs, and 43 RBIs. On June 9, 2008, he was named the International League (IL) Player of the Week.
After playing for seven years with minor league affiliates of the Blue Jays, from 2002 through 2008, Kratz signed a minor league contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2009. He made his big league debut in 2010. Before the 2011 season, Kratz signed a minor-league deal with the Philadelphia Phillies. He played with the Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs, appearing several times in 2011 and 2012 at the Major-League level and ultimately winning the backup catcher job on the Phillies' 2013 roster.
Kratz was selected by the Blue Jays in the 29th round, the 866th overall pick, of the 2002 Major League Baseball draft. He was the first player to be drafted out of Division III Eastern Mennonite University.
Kratz graduated from Christopher Dock Mennonite High School in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, and Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) in Harrisonburg, Virginia, where he earned a degree in business administration. While playing college baseball for the Eastern Mennonite Royals (1999–2002), Kratz caught every at bat (AB) for every game he played in and was named the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Player of the Year twice. In his senior year, he batted .507/.563/.993, with 25 doubles, one triple, 14 home runs, and 59 runs batted in (RBI), in 142 AB, and broke the NCAA Division III record for doubles in a career.
Erik Floyd Kratz (born June 15, 1980) is an American professional baseball catcher, who plays in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the New York Yankees. He previously played for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Philadelphia Phillies, Toronto Blue Jays, Kansas City Royals, Houston Astros, New York Yankees, Milwaukee Brewers, San Francisco Giants, and Tampa Bay Rays. Kratz was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 29th round of the 2002 Major League Baseball draft.