If you’re into baseball, then you might have heard of Rowdy Tellez, who had broken few records as soon as he entered the Major League Baseball (MLB) and secured a place in the heart of Blue Jays fans.
Ryan John “Rowdy” Tellez, also known as Rowdy Tellez, is a professional American First baseman baseball player.
He is the first baseman and designated hitter for the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball (MLB). He’s also called slugger Rowdy Tellez.
Blue Jays drafted Tellez in the 2013 Major League Baseball in the 30th match. He started his professional career in 2013, as he was assigned to Rookie Level Gulf Coast League Blue Jays.
Since the dawn of his professional career, he has broken many records. In his first season in MLB, Tellez became the first and only player after 1913 to hit 7 doubles in his first 7 major league games.
Let’s get to know about Rowdy Tellez’s life and his long and windy journey to Major League Baseball.
Some Quick Facts
Let’s look at some quick facts about Rowdy Tellez.
|Ryan John “Rowdy” Tellez
|Date of Birth
|March 16, 1995
|28 Years Old
|United States of America
|6 feet 4 inches
|Toronto Blue Jays
|Autographed Cards, T-Shirt, Autograph Rookie Auto RC
Rowdy Tellez: Personal Life and Education
Rowdy Tellez was born in a Jewish family of Mexican descent on March 16, 1995. He was firstborn to his father, Greg Tellez, and his mother, Lori Tellez.
Besides Rowdy, Greg and Lori have a younger daughter named Amy Tellez.
Rowdy has not yet given any official statement about having a girlfriend; neither is he entangled in any sort of rumor.
Besides, there is no information or hints regarding this matter. He invests most of his time in games and training and prevents himself from rumors or controversies of any sort.
As for his education, Rowdy Tellez joined Elk Grove High School, where he played for Elk Grove High and won several titles.
Later, he joined the University of Southern California to mold his university career. He kept on playing in the minor leagues with different teams after 2013.
Lori Tellez, Rowdy Tellez’s mother, was diagnosed with melanoma brain cancer stage IV in 2016.
Sadly, she passed away on August 18, 2018, two weeks before Rowdy’s debut in Major League Baseball (MLB).
He didn’t get a chance to let his mother know of his achievement; however, he believes his mother is always by his side and is happy for him.
Rowdy Tellez: Age, Weight, and Body Measurements
Rowdy Tellez is 25 years old at present. Tellez weighs 99 kg, and he stands 6 feet 4 inches tall.
Rowdy Tellez: Career
Tellez’s professional career in Baseball started back in 2013 when he was assigned to Rookie Level Gulf Coast League Blue Jays.
He had batted .234 along with 2 home runs and 20 Runs Batted In (RBIs) and made a good impression in his first professional season.
In the 2014 season, Tellez played most of the games with Bluefield Blue Jays and Class-A Lansing Lugnuts of the Midwest League.
In the 2015 season, he played for Lasing Lugnuts, became Midwest League Player of the week, and got named Midwest League midseason All-star.
He also played for Dunedin Blue Jays and earned a spot on MLB Pipeline’s Prospect Team.
In the 2015 season, Tellez set career highs as he secured batting .289 with 14 home runs and 77 RBIs.
Due to Tellez’s hard work and dedication, in the 2016 season, he was invited to Major League spring training.
Tellez played with the Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats in the 2016 season.
Beating his career-highs of 2015, Tellez secured highs in almost every category. Tellez received the Toronto Blue Jays Organization All-Star and Baseball America Double-All-Star titles.
Tellez was also named 6th best first-base prospect for Major League Baseball and Toronto’s 5th best prospect.
In the 2017 season in late March, Tellez was assigned to Triple-A Buffalo Bisons, where he struggled a lot.
Despite being in the major league, Tellez played 26 games in the minor league in the 2019 season.
Major League Baseball
Tellez finally completed the long and difficult journey to Major League Baseball as Tellez made his debut in Major League with Blue Jays on September 5, 2018.
He was the first American League rookie to hit 7 doubles in the first 7 major league games of his career since 1913.
Tellez had made a good first impression, and soon he became popular among the fans.
In the 2018 season, Tellez batted .314/.329/.614 with 9 doubles, 4 home runs, and 14 Run Battle In (RBIs).
In the 2019 Major League season, he broke and made few more records. He hit a home run with the highest velocity of 115.2mph in the Statcast era.
Likewise, on April 23, he hit a grand slam making him the 5th youngest Blue Jay to hit a grand slam.
As for the 2020 season, the season was shortened because of COVID-19.
Tellez also had a right knee injury in a match against the Yankees. Because of the injury, Tellez missed 17 final matches of the 2020 season.
Tellez missed 20 days of the game from September 8, 2020, to September 27, 2020.
Similarly, he batted .283/.346/.540 with 8 home runs and 13 RBIs in the 2020 season.
He had the greatest decrease in his strikeout percentage among the major league hitters, i.e., 12.7%.
For the 2021 season, Tellez can be projected to be on the list of a top-15 first baseman in home runs, SLG, OPS, and wRC. Let’s see if he can beat his projections for the 2021 season.
Rowdy Tellez: Titles and Achievements
Rowdy Tellez has broken many records since the beginning of his career.
He is a proficient baseball player and has been entitled to numerous honorable titles throughout his career, especially during the minor Leagues.
In the 2015 season, Tellez had been named a Midwest League mid-season All-Star. He was also entitled to AFL All-Prospect Team and AFL Rising Stars in the same season.
Likewise, in the 2016 season, Tellez was entitled with Eastern League mid-season All-Star.
He was also given the honorable title of MiLB Toronto Blue Jays Organization All-Star and Baseball America Double-All-Stars at the end of the 2016 season.
Tellez hit 6 doubles in his first 3 Major League games after 1936 when Joe DiMaggio hit 6 doubles in the first 3 consecutive major league games.
Later, he became the only person to hit 7 doubles in his first 7 Major League games after 1913.
In the 2019 season, Tellez hit a Grand Slam that made him the 5th youngest baseball player to hit the Grand Slam.
Rowdy Tellez: Rent Pay Disputes
Tellez was previously accused of not paying the rent of the apartment he bought in a lease in Toronto, Canada.
Rowdy Tellez, along with his coach Mark Budzinski, was accused of not paying the rent of thousands of dollars after signing the lease of 6 months.
The accusation heats up when the Toronto Landlord told CBC Toronto about the issue.
Tellez had taken a two-bedroom apartment for lease in January and had not paid the rent after paying for the first month, as per the landlords.
Tellez, told that he didn’t think paying the rent was necessary as they were living in the US at the time, and COVID-19 was causing worldwide chaos.
However, in July 2020, Tellez settled the matter by paying the landlords the total amount of the rent till September, i.e., $16,400.
Rowdy Tellez: Social Media Handle
Rowdy has a Twitter account with followers of over 3k.
By looking at his Twitter feed, one can say that he’s not much active in social media.
He often tweets some motivational lines that are written by himself based on his personal experience.
Besides Twitter, he is available on other social media; so, you may say he’s a private person.
There are some accounts on Rowdy Tellez’s name on Instagram, which are most probably created and used by his fans.
There is no official social media account of Rowdy Tellez.
Rowdy Tellez: Salary and Net Worth
Rowdy Tellez is, currently, the first baseman of the Toronto Blue Jays.
As he started his MLB endeavor only in 2018, he is provided with a decent salary but least compared to other players in the Blue Jays.
Similarly, Rowdy Tellez is receiving an annual salary of $575,000. He had recently renewed his 1-year contract with Toronto Blue Jays.
His net worth is around $1million.
Previously, in 2020, Tellez had a yearly salary of $579,600.
He has earned about $1,612,265 since the beginning of his career in 2013.
How Old Is Rowdy Tellez?
Tellez is 26 years old at present.
What Is Rowdy Tellez’s Instagram?
Tellez doesn’t have an Instagram account. However, he has a Twitter account.
How Much Does Rowdy Tellez Earn?
As per the contract Tellez signed in 2021, he earns $575,000 in a year.
Is Rowdy Tellez Married?
No, Rowdy Tellez is not married, and there is no official statement regarding his relationship status.