Brock Holt Bio: Early Life, Career, Wife & Net Worth

Brock Holt is an American Utility Player who plays for Major League Baseball (MLB) club  Texas Rangers. He is one of the most versatile players of this generation.

Holt, also nicknamed The Brock Star emerged through the college baseball competitions. He played for Stephenville High School and Rice University. Brock won several individual awards during his college career.

After his inspiring performance with Rice Owls, he caught the eyes of MLB teams. He got picked up by Pittsburgh Pirates from the MLB draft in 2009. 

Brock Holt
Brock Holt

Though, he got most of his success at MLB with Boston Red Sox. Brock helped Red Sox to win World Series Championship in 2015 and 2018. Many Red Sox fans still love him.

Today, we will discuss Brock Holt’s life and career in detail. First, take a look at some of the quick facts on Brock Holt:

Quick Facts:

Full NameBrock Wyatt Holt
Birth DateJune 11, 1988
Birth PlaceFort Worth, Texas
Nick NameThe Brock Star
ReligionChristianity
NationalityAmerican
EthnicityWhite
EducationStephenvlle High School
Navarro College
Rice University
Zodiac SignGemini
Father’s NameJoel Holt
Mother’s NameGayLynn Holt
SiblingsTwo (Garrett Holt & Shelby Holt)
Age 34 Years Old
Height5ft. 10in. (178 cm)
Weight81 kg (180 lb.)
Hair ColorBrown
Eye ColorBlack
BuildAthlete
MarriedYes
WifeLakyn Pennington
ChildrenTwo
SportBaseball
LeagueMajor League Baseball (MLB)
PositionSecond and Third Baseman, Outfielder
Current TeamTexas Rangers
Former TeamsPittsburgh Pirates, Boston Red Sox
Milwaukee Brewers, Washington Nationals
Jersey Number#16 (Texas Rangers)
Preferred HandBats: Left
Throws: Right
Career Earnings$13,133,935
Net Worth$10 Million 
Salary2.225 million USD (2018)
AgentLSW Baseball
ShoesNot Available
Social MediaInstagram, Twitter
MerchBaseball Cards, Autograph, Jersey & Poster
Last UpdateJuly, 2022

Brock Holt | Early Life, Family, and Education

Brock Wyatt Holt shortly Brock Holt was born on June 11, 1988, in Fort Worth, Texas, to his parents Joel Holt and GayLynn Holt.

Along with his parents, Brock has a sister named Shelby Holt and a brother Garrett Holt. His family was not a huge fan of Baseball. In fact, Brock was the first player to play baseball with his family.

From a very young age, Brock was interested in playing baseball. As a kid, Brock used to swing his bat with his left hand.

At first, his parents thought he was doing wrong. Further, Holt’s skills and athleticism could not go unnoticed by his parents.

They fully supported his growing passion for the game, and with their support, Brock honed his baseball skills. 

Education and Early Career

High School 

Brock started his education in his home town Fort Worth, Texas. For High school education, he joined Stephenville High School and graduated from there in 2006.

He batted at just .227 in his freshman year, but he made the All-District 8-4A Baseball team. Also, she shared the award for the newcomer of the year.

Holt won Defensive player of the year in the 6-4A district in 2005. In his senior year at the High School, his excellent performance got him all-district honors.

College Career

Following his graduation from Stephenville High School, he joined Navarro College in 2007. Brock kept performing on the same level and won various awards during his time in college.

After two years at Navarro College, he moved to Rice University. He played 59 games for Rice Owls, batting at an average of .348 with 43 runs batted in and 12 home runs.

How old is Brock Holt? Age, Height, and Body Measurements

The talented baseball player Brock was born in 1988, which makes him 34  years old as of 2022. Also, his birthday falls on the 11th of June, under the sun sign  Gemini.

Holt holds American Nationality and belongs to the white ethnic group. He is Christian by religion.

Moreover, Brock is built like a player. He has a fit and healthy body that has gone through years of training. He stands 5 feet 10 inches (178 cm) tall while weighing 81 kg (180 lb).

Other than this, Brock’s other notable body facts include his short brown colored hair and a pair of shining black eyes.

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Brock Holt | Professional Career

Pittsburgh Pirates picked up Holt in the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft in the club’s ninth-round selection.

Minor Leagues

The first club of Holt’s professional career is the State College Spikes, a Class-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ short season.

After playing with Spikes for some time, he started playing with the Bradenton Marauders in 2010.

Unfortunately, he had to do surgery due to an injury to his medial collateral ligament. After that, he returned with Altoona Curve, Pittsburgh’s double-A affiliate, in 2011.

He also played for Triple-A Indianapolis, Indiana, for some time. In 24 games, Brock batted at an average of .342 with Indianapolis. Likewise, in 102 games, he had hit at an average of .322 with Altoona.

Pittsburgh Pirates

On September 1, 2012, Brock made his debut in Major League Baseball (MLB). He started his career at Pirates with some sensational performances.

Holt had a four-hit game to become the second Pirates player ever to achieve that feat in his first four games.

In his first MLB season, he played 24 games and batted at .292 with 3 RBIs and a triple.

Boston Red Sox

First Career Championship

In December 2012, Holt completed his move to Boston Red Sox along with his teammate Joel Hanrahan.

Although, he had to wait until July 6 to make his Red Sox debut. Red Sox won the 2013 World Series, but Brock didn’t play in the playoffs.

Brock Holt inside the field
Brock Holt inside the field.

In 2014, Holt got named into the team following the injury to Will Middlebrooks. Holt strikes his first MLB home run on May 31 against Tampa Bay Rays. In 2014, he played at each position other than pitcher and catcher.

On June 16, 2015, he became the first Red Sox player in 19 years to complete a double, single, hit a home run, and finish it with a triple.

Holt won his first World Series Championship with Red Sox in 2015. He showed his versatility once again in that season.

Out of 129 games, he played defensively; he started 58 at second base, 35 in the outfield, 33 at the third base, 11 at shortstop, 8 in the first base, and one game as the designated hitter.

On 15 May 2016, crew chief and home plate umpire Joe West ejected Holt for the first time in his career. Four days later, Holt suffered a concussion and was named on the unfit player’s list.

However, he made his return to the game on August 24. Holt finished the season with a batting average of .255, 34 RBIs, and 7 home runs in 94 games.

2017 & Second Career Championship

In 2017, Holt was forced out of play due to a concussion. In total, he played 64 games, batting at .200 and with 7 RBIs.

Holt’s pinch-hit, three-run go-ahead home run helped Red Sox beat Toronto Blue Jays by 7-2. That win made Red Sox the first team to seal a postseason berth in 2018.

Brock Holt
Brock Holt playing for Red Sox.

Further, Holt hit for the cycle against New York Yankees. In a 16-1 rout in American League Division Series 2018.

That made him the first player in MLB history to do that in a post-season match. In the end, Brock Holt helped Red Sox to win Second Career Championship.

In 2019, Holt played 87 games but had a difficult season due to various injuries. He left Boston Red Sox as a free agent at the end of the year.

Milwaukee Brewers

On February 19, 2020, Holt agreed to join Milwaukee Brewers on a one-year deal. He had quite a good time with Milwaukee, but he left the club after six months due to various reasons.

Washington Nationals

Washington Nationals signed Holt from Milwaukee on August 29, 2020. He played a total of  20 games for the Nationals, hitting .262/.314/.354 in 65 at-bats.

Texas Rangers

Brock Holt signed a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers organization on February 12, 2021.

Brock Holt | Style of Play

The Brock Star is a utility player who often gets called as a quality utility man. Brock is one of the most versatile players in terms of positions.

He can be lined up anywhere, but he always shows his quality with gloves. In fact, Brock grew up playing on the second base.

He plays more in the right field, third base, center field, and first base. His former coach at Rice Owls says about his positional versatility,

“I think Brock has mastered it; I think Brock pays attention to the whole game. Otherwise, how could he play all those positions?

Further, Brock is a scrappy hitter who can lure walks and make solid contact constantly.

Likewise, he could stand and settle into a single position at the uppermost level. However, he is not regarded as that good at producing big run scores with the bat.

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Brock Holt | Career Statistics

 
Year
Team
GP
AB
R
H
RBI
BB
SO
HR
Avg
2021
Texas Rangers
26
72
6
16
9
11
19
1
.222
2020
Washington Nationals
21
65
11
17
4
5
15
0
.262
2020
Milwaukee Brewers
16
30
1
3
1
4
9
0
.100
2019
Boston Red Sox
87
259
38
77
31
28
57
3
.297
2018
Boston Red Sox
109
321
41
89
46
37
73
7
.277
2017
Boston Red Sox
64
140
20
28
7
19
34
0
.200
2016
Boston Red Sox
94
290
45
74
34
27
58
7
.255
2015
Boston Red Sox
129
454
56
127
45
46
97
2
.280
2014
Boston Red Sox
106
449
68
126
29
33
98
4
.281
2013
Boston Red Sox
26
59
9
12
11
7
4
0
.203
2012
Pittsburgh Pirates
24
65
6
19
3
4
14
0
.292
Career
 
702
2,204
301
588
220
221
478
24
.267

Brock Holt | Awards and Achievements

  • FSL Mid-Season All-Star 2010
  • Two-time EAS Mid-Season All-Star (2011, 2012)
  • EAS Mid-Season All-Star 2012
  • com Organization All-Star 2012
  • EAS Post-Season All-Star 2012
  • Two-time World Series Champion (2013, 2018)
  • MLB All-Star 2015
  • Roberto Clemente Award Nominee (2015, 2016, 2018)

What is Brock Holt’s Salary? Net Worth & Salary

Brock Holt has had a successful career as a professional baseball player. The talented baseball player has played for some significant clubs since his MLB debut in 2012. 

According to various online sources, Brock Holt has a Net Worth of around $10 million. Likewise, his current salary is $1,750,000 per year.

Additionally, Holt has signed a one-year contract with the Texas Rangers, worth $1.75 million. Currently, Brock is one of the most demanded players in his position.

Sadly, aside from these, Brock’s other income sources like endorsements, sponsorships, and assets are not known by the public.

Philanthropy

The Brock Star is not the only star on the Baseball field; he is also very active in social works. He supports different charities and foundations.

Moreover, Brock and his wife Lakyn have started a campaign called “holtoffcancer” to raise money and awareness for the fight against childhood cancer.

Likewise, Holt has also collaborated with The Jimmy Fund to help raise cancer awareness and help cancer patients.

He served as a Jimmy fund captain for Red Sox for five years. Holt still helps Jimmy Fund to raise resources.

In 2019, Holt also created an initiative to raise funds for the Jimmy Fund with their “BrockingOutCancer” T-shirts.

You can find Brock Holt’s stats, rankings, positional eligibility, and projections on the RotoChamp website.

Who is Brock Holt married to? Personal Life and Kids

Brock Holt is happily married to Lakyn Pennington since 2013. They first met each other when Brock was playing in the Minors.

Eventually, he fell in love with her and married her on November 9, 2013. The couple is now living happily in Stephenville, Texas.

Brock and Lakyn together have two adorable sons. Their first son Griffin Wyatt Holt was born in December 2016. Likewise, they welcomed their second son, Rippkin Penn, into the family in September 2020.

Brock Holt with his family
Brock Holt with his family.

Griffin loves to play baseball with his parents and has his own sets of baseball bats, balls, and gloves. Lakyn and Griffin’s support provides a morale boost for Brock every time he plays.

Brock likes to be with his family whenever he gets on his vacation. Brock also has a dog named Tank, which is also a part of the Holt family.

Social Media Presence:

Instagram: 227k followers

Twitter: 2,281 followers

Some FAQs:

How many World Series wins does Brock Holt have?

Brock Holt has two World Series wins. He won his first Championship with Boston Red Sox in 2015 and again in 2018.

Where did Pittsburgh pirates trade Brock Holt?

Brock Holt, along with Joel Hanrahan, was traded to the Boston Red Sox on December 26, 2012.

Who is Brock Holt playing with?

Brock Holt is currently playing as a second baseman for the American professional baseball team Texas Rangers of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Where does Brock Holt live?

Brock Holt currently lives in Stephenville, Texas, with his family.

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