Cooper Kinney

by John Max 22 Aug,2021
Cooper Kinney
Personal Info
Facts
  • Birth Name Cooper Michael Kinney
  • Birth Place Kennesaw, Georgia
  • Famous Name Cooper Kinney
  • Father Lori Ann Kinney
  • Mother Mike Kinney
  • Net Worth $2 million
  • Position in Team Second baseman
  • Current team Tampa Bay Rays
  • Nationality American
  • Ethnicity White
  • Profession MLB Player

Cooper Michael Kinney is an American professional baseball player who is signed to the Tampa Bay Rays organization as their second baseman. A Baylor School graduate skipped his collegiate career (initially committed to the University of South Carolina). He was picked by the   Tampa Bay Rays with the 34th overall selection of the 2021 Major League Baseball draft.

Kennesaw, Georgia native, Cooper Kinney was born on 27th January 2003, under the star sign Leo. He is the son of Lori Ann Kinney and Mike Kinney. Also, he has a sister named Elli Kinney. 

Career (High School To College To MLB)

Cooper Kinney enrolled at Baylor School in Chattanooga, Tennessee. There he played baseball under his father Mike. During his junior season, he batted .396 with five home runs in 2019. 

As a senior, he hit .480 with ten home runs and fifty RBIs in 2021. Further, he was named the Tennessee Gatorade Player of the Year. For his collegiate career, he committed to the University of South Carolina. 

In the 2021 Major League Baseball draft, he was selected by the Tampa Bay Rays in the first competitive balance round with the 34th overall selection, becoming their second Day 1 pick behind California high school shortstop Carson Williams. 

Kinney said, "I’m super excited to get going. I’m really excited to start this track. I’ve been ready, and this has been a dream of mine since I was a little kid.”

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Both Father & Son Had The Honor Of Playing For USA Baseball

It was quite a journey for Cooper Kinney, who went through several tryouts as he fought to make the USA U-12 team.  After making the team he was fortunate enough to be on a Gold Medal winning team at the 2015 U-12 Baseball World Cup in Taipei City, Taiwan.

Similarly, Cooper's dad, Mike also played for team USA team back when he was 20. He played for baseball coach Allen Smith and football coach Bill Horton.  Both had an impact on Mike. 

Relationship Status?

It does not seem like Cooper Kinney is yet to committed to someone. There is no news and rumors about his relationship or girlfriend. Additionally, his Instagram is full of his guy friend and baseball. Since the baseball second man has not left any hint, he is believed to be single at least for now.  

How Much Is Cooper Kinney's Net Worth In 2021?

The only know financial detail about Cooper Kinney has received a $2,148,100 signing bonus from Tampa Bay Rays, the full slot value of his selection in the Draft’s Competitive Balance Round A. For sure, the baseball second baseman is a millionaire. 

Currently, playing for the Tampa Bay Rays organization where his salary is yet to disclose. 

As of 2021, Cooper Kinney's net worth is approximately $2 million. 

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