|J. T. Realmuto Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 1 in|
|Date of Birth||March 18, 1991|
J. T. Realmuto is an American professional baseball catcher who was selected in the third round of the 2010 MLB Draft by the Miami Marlins. He has also played for the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball (MLB).
Jacob Tyler Realmuto
Del City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, United States
He divides his time between –
- Haddonfield, Camden County, New Jersey, United States
- Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
J. T. Realmuto studied at Carl Albert High School in Midwest City, Oklahoma and was a three-sport athlete between 2006 and 2010. During his time there, he served as the shortstop for the baseball team, the quarterback for the football team, and a power forward for the basketball team.
Professional Baseball Player
- Father – David Realmuto (Played college baseball for Southwest Missouri State)
- Mother – Margaret Realmuto
- Siblings – Ryan (Older Sister) (Played college softball as a catcher for Oklahoma State), Amanda (Older Sister) (Played college softball as a catcher for Northwestern State)
- Others – Jesse Junior Realmuto (Paternal Grandfather), Gracie Horton (Paternal Grandmother), Lee Roy Smith, Jr. (Maternal Grandfather), Madalene Volturo (Maternal Grandmother), John William Smith (Maternal Uncle) (An American folkstyle and freestyle wrestler and coach who was a two-time Olympic gold medal wrestler, Considered one of the greatest freestyle wrestlers of all time)
6 ft 1 in or 185.5 cm
96 kg or 211.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
J. T. Realmuto has dated –
- Alexis Taylor – He tied the knot with Alexis Taylor on November 4, 2017, and the couple was blessed with its first child, a daughter named Gracie Laine, on July 10, 2018. Gracie was born shortly before Realmuto’s first All-Star appearance. On July 11, 2019, Realmuto and Alexis welcomed their 2nd daughter Willa Mae. After that, they became parents to 2 boys born in November 2021 and March 2023, respectively.
Race / Ethnicity
He has Italian, Scottish, German, and English roots.
J. T. Realmuto Facts
- He was 5 years old when he started playing baseball and then started wrestling at the age of 6.
- Growing up, Realmuto played multiple sports and his mother used to drive him to his Little League Baseball games and various other sporting matches because his father was involved in coaching his older sisters’ softball teams.
- He began playing basketball and gridiron football when he was in 4th grade. He also played tennis for some time in middle school.
- While at Carl Albert High School, he played baseball, football, and basketball and the school’s baseball and football teams won their respective state championships.
- J. T. Realmuto achieved a national high school baseball record by recording 119 runs batted in (RBIs) in 42 games played during one season as a senior in 2010.
- In 2010, he was named the National Player of the Year by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) as well as received All-American team selections from both the ABCA and Louisville Slugger.
- After graduating high school, he committed to play college baseball at Oklahoma State but later decided against it as he accepted the offer made by the Miami Marlins of Major League Baseball (MLB).
- On June 1, 2014, J. T. Realmuto received his first major league call-up after Jarrod Saltalamacchia was placed on the 7-day disabled list with a concussion.
- He was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies by the Marlins on February 7, 2019, in exchange for catcher Jorge Alfaro, pitching prospects Sixto Sánchez and Will Stewart, and $250,000 in international bonus slot money.
- J. T. Realmuto has been friends with Bryce Harper and Christian Yelich.
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