Mike Tauchman Bio: Early Life, MLB, Personal Life & Net Worth

This article was last updated by on

Mike Tauchman is one of those baseball players who share a different connection with the balls. His name started making the rounds from the moment he was called for Major league Baseball (MLB).

Well, for the people who are still not aware of his name, Mike Tauchman is a professional baseball player. He serves as an outfielder in the MLB for the San Francisco Giants. 

He previously showed up for the New York Yankees and Colorado Rockies. Prior to that, Mike played baseball both at the high school level and the college level.

Mike Tauchman
Mike Tauchman

Quite an interesting fact, right? Not to mention, Mike played football too. There are yet more interesting facts to bring on about him.

We shall discuss Mike’s early life, MLB career, affairs, wife, kids, salary, and net worth right here in this article. You folks just have to stay calm and keep scrolling down and reading.

But, before jumping deep into his life, Let’s take an easy-peasy sneak peek into the quick facts about the outfielder, Mike Tauchman, who has just been in this field for four years.

Quick Facts:

Full Name Michael Robert Tauchman
Birth Date December 3, 1990
Birth Place Palatine, Illinois
Nick Name The Sock Man
Religion Not known
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Education High School: William Fremd High School

College: Bradley University

Horoscope Sagittarius
Father’sName Robert Tauchman
Mother’sName Cindy Tauchman
Siblings A younger sister, Julia Tauchman
Age 33 years old
Height 1.88 m (6 feet 1 inch)
Weight 99.8 kg (220 lb)
Play Style Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Dark Brown
Jersey No. 39
Build Athlete
Marital Status Married to Eileen Ristau Tauchman
Kids Yet to welcome
Position Outfielder
Profession MLB Player
Net Worth estimated $6 million
Salary around $5,75000
Currently Plays for San Francisco Giants
Previously played teams New York Yankees

Colorado Rockies

League Major League Baseball (MLB)
MLB Draft year 2013
Active Since 2017- present
Social Media InstagramTwitter
Merch Autograph, Jersey
Last Update March, 2024

Where is Mike Tauchman from? Early Life, Family, and Education

Michael Robert Tauchman shortly, Mike Tauchman was born on December 3, 1990, in Palatine, Illinois. He was born to his parents Robert Tauchman and Cindy Tauchman.

Aside from his parents, Mike grew up alongside his younger sister, Julia Tauchman. The Yankees’ outfielder is American by nationality and belongs to white ethnic background.

He takes 7 as his lucky number. Well, nothing much has been revealed about his parents and childhood on the internet.


Mike went on to attend William Fremd High School in Palatine, Illinois, where he enjoyed playing baseball.

Not to mention he was also the quarterback and safety for the football squad there. We can say he was an all-rounder.

Mike took the game under his control against a future NFL quarterback when he was in his senior year.  Following that, he joined Bradley University and played baseball for the team, Bradley Braves.

It was in his senior year, in 2013, when he won the Missouri Valley Conference Baseball Player of the Year Award.

Keeping his athletic life aside, Mike has also earned a degree in Business Management and Administration.

You might be interested in reading about <<Andrew Cashner Bio: Baseball Career, Injuries & Family>>

How old is Mike Tauchman? Age, Height, and Weight

Having been born in 1990 makes Mike’s age 33 years old currently. Likewise, the baseball outfielder shares his birthday on December 3, making his birth sign Sagittarius

Mike doing his workout
Mike doing his workout.

Moreover, Mike has impressive physical features. He stands at the astounding height of 6 feet 1 inch (1.88 m), weighing 99.8 kg (220 lbs), proportionate to his height. 

Additionally, Tauchman does several workouts to keep his body active and fit. Apart from this, Mike’s other notable body features include his short dark brown hair and dark brown eyes. 

Mike Tauchman | Professional Career

Colorado Rockies

Mike went speechless when his name was called during the MLB draft in 2013. It was the Colorado Rockies who hired him in the 10th round. 

He got excited and relieved at the same time. He just planned for dinner with his family. His younger sister Julia was the one to bring up an idea for a celebration.

Mike was trying to evacuate rigidity and develop slowly. He made only one home run in minor league baseball throughout the 2016 season, and the next year he could make it to 16 home runs.

Mike got invited to the majors on June 27, 2017, for the first time. He managed to play exceptionally well there, grabbing 222 batting in 31 games.

Furthermore, he was also named the Pacific Coast League Player of the Week during the period of May 14–20, 2018.

He showed up for two multi-homer games during the same week. Mike also performed in 21 major league games in 2018.

New York Yankees

Mike was traded to the New York Yankees in place of Phil Diehl. He made it to the Opening Day of Rosters. It is also said that he is one of the unsung heroes of the Yankees.

He joined the Yankees out of the blues and performed all 3 outfield positions during the season.

He managed to notch 277 bats with 13 home runs and 47 RBIs in 87 games for the Yankees.

You might also want to read: <<Spencer Rattler Bio: Education, Family, Career & Net worth >>

These numbers prove him a rebellious star. However, his bad luck was that he got placed on an injured list after facing a left calf strain injury.

And all the responsibility was taken over by Clint Frazier. Mike would have molded himself to be one of the Yankees’ elite players, but the coronavirus pandemic stopped him.

Anyhow, his scoring for the 2020 season was 342 bat-ins with 14 RBIs in 43 games.

San Francisco Giants

Mike Tauchman was traded to the San Francisco Giants for pitcher Wandy Peralta on April 27, 2021.

Mike Tauchman | Career Stats

San Francisco Giants
New York Yankees
New York Yankees
New York Yankees
Colorado Rockies
Colorado Rockies

You can find the career fielding and batting statistics related to Mike Tauchman on The Baseball Cube website.

Is Mike Tauchman married? Personal Life and Wife

Coming to the personal aspects of his life, many would have crossed their fingers and wished that he probably must be single. As he is a young and handsome man and who does not want to date him?

But it is quite disheartening to say this. Mike is a happily taken guy. He is happily married to his long-time girlfriend, Eileen Raustmen.

Mike with his wife
Mike and Eileen Raustmen’s wedding moment.

Well, the couple exchanged the promises on January 7, 2017.  Mike considers him the luckiest to have Eileen in his life.

Who is Eileen Raustmen? What does she do for a living?

Well checking out her Linkedin profile, Eileen remained a marketing specialist for four years and was promoted to the manager level for CompTIA.

It seems like she started off as a marketing consultant freelancer in June 2018. And later, switched jobs and joined as a marketing specialist in an insurance company in February 2019.

Interesting Facts about Eileen

Even though Eileen had just begun with her job, she asked her boss if she could take a few days off and fly to London with her husband Mike and give her company.

Mike received an invitation to be part of the London series between the Boston Red Sox and the Yankees.

Eventually, she got permission and flew to London and enjoyed the sights with her husband. Moreover, Eillen grew up playing with two other sisters during her childhood.

We do not know her sister’s name, but for one of her sister’s weddings back in November 2018, she, along with her other sister, wrote and performed a maid of honor rap.

Moreover, with her husband after their wedding in January, Eileen went to Montego Bay, Jamaica, for their honeymoon.  You can tune into her Youtube Channel and watch the Montego montage.

The duo also shares a four-year-old dog named Kota. They found their pet in New Mexico, and henceforth Kota was rescued by them. The duo completely enjoys traveling with their dog, as per their Instagram story.

Mike Tauchman
Mike Tauchman with his wife and dog.

Additionally, to their fans who would be interested in knowing, the duo is not ready for parenthood yet. Maybe they will figure it out soon and plan to welcome their first child.

The Brand New Yankee Player asked to get off his hairy face.

Mike, who had kept his beard for so long, was asked for a clean shave when he got traded to the Yankees.  Well, it was a weird situation.

He was on the road then and had a trimmer but no razor. Mike dropped into the nearest pharmacy and procured the right machine to shave his beard.

It was just before the Yankees’ scheduled exhibition finale Monday at the Washington Nationals.

According to the Yankees set rules, players are only allowed to keep a mustache that too for the religious religion.

Aside from that, they are not allowed to keep facial hair. So, Mike had to abide by the laws and had to clean his beard.

Mike Tauchman | Net Worth and Contract

Mike has retained himself in a prestigious position in MLB despite the injuries, lows, and highs he faced. It is no doubt that Mike has been doing really well in his professional career.

Talking about his net worth, salary, and contracts, Mike recently inked a one-year contract with New York Yankees on March 23, 2019, worth $557,000.

Before that, he agreed to a one-year contract with Colorado worth $547,000.

Aligning with the facts mentioned in Playerswiki.com, Mike was one the least-paid players in MLB as of 2019, whereas Manny Machado, Miguel Cabrera, etc., were the highest-paid players.

Moreover, after scanning through the number of internet pages, we have concluded his net worth.

as of [CURRENT-YEAR], Mike Tauchman has an estimated net worth of around $6 million.

Also, looking at the other way around, Mike also might have some endorsement deals landing up for him, which might add more income to his bank account.

Hey readers, why don’t you give read yet another article on Dakota Hudson, who aims too big in baseball? Click here.

Social Media Presence:

Talking about social media presence, Mike is quite a finite character. He is actively available on Instagram and Twitter.

He does keep posting all the things relatable to him no matter what topic it is. However, he keeps giving an update on his life, wife, pet, and sports.

Just an abstract, if by any chance you happen to scroll down all his Instagram posts, you will truly get to find out how much he is in love with his wife.

Well, if you have not given this young outfielder, a follow yet, feel free, and do the honors. The links to his social media handles are listed below.

Instagram: 40.6k followers

Twitter: 16.4k followers

Some FAQs:

How did Mike receive his nickname, The Sock Man?

After making his first career home run on April 16 against the rival Boston Red Sox, he was nicknamed. He is regarded as a consistent hitter at the plate and one of the finest defenders in the outfield.

How many runs has Mike Tauchman saved with his defense in the 2019 season?

Mike Tauchman saved 14 runs with his defense, which ranked tied for sixth among outfielders in the 2019 season. His defense made him an elite left fielder and a passable center fielder that season.

What is Mike Tauchman’s defensive rating?

Mike Tauchman has a -0.7 defensive rating in Fangraphs as of the 2021 season.

Is Mike Tauchman injured?

Mike Tauchman sustained a leg injury during the second inning of the game against the Phillies on March 28, 2021. He fouled a pitch off the inside of his right leg just above his cleat.

Moreover, Mike was visibly in discomfort for some minutes, but he stayed in the game and later strikeout Phillies right-hander Zack Wheeler in the game.

Anjali Gupta
Anjali Gupta

Anjali Gupta

Anjali Gupta is a passionate sports journalist with a deep love for athletics. Her dedication to the world of sports shines through in her writing, where she combines insightful analysis with compelling storytelling to engage readers.


Sports Journalism Athlete Profiles


  • Anjali has a proven track record of delivering compelling stories and in-depth profiles of athletes from various disciplines.
  • Her ability to capture the essence of sporting events and the journeys of athletes sets her apart in the field of sports journalism.


Anjali's journey in sports journalism began with her fascination for athletes' stories and the thrill of competition. Over the years, she has cultivated her skills, delving into the intricacies of different sports and sharing the triumphs and struggles of athletes through her writing.

Related articles



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Share article

Latest News