Randal Grichuk is a popular professional baseball outfielder in Major League Baseball (MLB). He plays pivotal roles in more than two outfield positions for his team – the Toronto Blue Jays. Though he patrols the right field, his contributions are greatly felt, whether his team is on the defensive or front foot.
Famed for playing three outfield positions for his Toronto-based team (center, right, and left positions), the studly outfielder possesses a strong arm and is also known for his impressive speed, unique power-hitting ability, and natural explosive power.
Grichuk holds the record as the winner of the longest home run of 2015 season at Busch Stadium. This achievement made him the 11th player to have achieved such a streak that season in the major leagues.
He also has the following awards to his name – Topps All-Star Rookie at outfield (2015), Cardinals Minor League system Player of the Month (May 2014), Rawlings Minor League Baseball Gold Glove Award, right field (2013), and Baseball America All-Rookie Team Outfielder (2015).
For all the juicy details about the Texas-born outfielder, read on.
Randal Grichuk Bio, Age
Randal Grichuk was born on August 13, 1991, in Rosenberg, Texas, in the United States. He had his high school education at Lamar Consolidated High School in Rosenberg, Texas and was a member of the school’s baseball team called Lamar Consolidated Baseball player. His prowess in the sports led him to emerge as the First Team All-State OF and the All-Houston Area Most Valuable Player (MVP).
His other victories at the time earned him the following awards – 24-4A District MVP, (2009) 1st Team All-State OF (2009), 1st Team All-American (EA Sports and Baseball America, 2009), and Fort Bend Area MVP (2009).
The names of his parents, siblings, and family members are yet to be revealed by the outfielder. Also missing on the map are his ancestry and educational achievements as well as information about his early life.
Is He Married? Who Is His Wife?
The studly outfielder is not married yet. Randal may be having a flourishing career but it seems he is not in a hurry to settle down. For what’s worth, he has never been married before neither has he fathered any child with any woman in the past.
The dashing athlete is focusing on his career and would likely announce his wedding plans in the near future.
Does He Have A Girlfriend?
The Texas-born outfielder is currently in a relationship with a pretty young woman known as Anissa Ciani. The couple started seeing each other recently as Randal was previously in a relationship with Victoria Joy.
Victoria and the professional baseball outfielder began dating in March 2013. While their relationship lasted, Grichuk and Joy were very fond of each other. They were seen severally living the best of their moments together during vacations and holidays.
The duo’s breakup news came to his fans as a shock because the couple had never been in the news for the wrong reasons. Randal’s fans came to realize that he and joy are no longer an item after he was reported to be dating his new darling, Ciani.
Anissa is very supportive of the outfielder and his robust career. She seems to be the perfect match for Randal Grichuk as she always tells him the importance of having a positive mindset in his profession.
Sadly, very little is known about Ciani. Her birthday, year of birth, and place of birth are not detailed online at the moment. Likewise, information about her early life, educational achievements, ancestry, parents, and siblings are not known to the public.
His Salary – How Much Does He Earn?
The Texas-born right-field star, no doubt, has many years ahead to represent his team in the league. In his little time in the world of baseball, Grichuk is already counting a large sum of money.
Randal was signed on June 20, 2009, after he was drafted on June 9, 2009, by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the first round (24th pick) of the 2009 amateur draft. On November 22, 2013, he was traded with Peter Bourjos by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to the St. Louis Cardinals for Fernando Salas and David Freese.
The versatile outfielder was subsequently traded by the St. Louis Cardinals to the Toronto Blue Jays on January 19, 2018, for Conner Greene (minors) and Dominic Leone. He earns an estimated salary of $2.6 million from 2018’s contract.
Randal Grichuk Height & Weight
Randal Grichuk has often been praised for his athleticism and speed in the world of baseball. The right-wing man stands at an impressive height of 6 feet 1 inch, which translates to 185 centimeters. His weight is put at 92 kilograms or 205lb.