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Grae Kessinger

Grae Kessinger

American baseball player
Grae Kessinger
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Intro American baseball player
Is Athlete
From United States of America
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 25 August 1997, Oxford, USA
Age 23 years
Star sign Virgo
Peoplepill ID grae-kessinger
Grae Kessinger
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Biography

Graeber Crawley Kessinger (born August 25, 1997) is an American professional baseball shortstop in the Houston Astros organization.

Amateur career

Kessinger attended Oxford High School in Oxford, Mississippi. He was drafted out of high school in the 2016 MLB draft, going in the 26th Round to the San Diego Padres, however he put his professional career on hold to attend the University of Mississippi to play college baseball for the Ole Miss Rebels.

As a freshman at Ole Miss in 2017, Kessinger batted only .175 with two home runs and 16 runs batted in (RBIs). In his sophomore year at Ole Miss, Kessinger improved to hit .300 with 8 home runs and 37 RBIs. After the 2018 season, he briefly played collegiate summer baseball with the Bourne Braves of the Cape Cod Baseball League. In Kessinger's junior and final year at Ole Miss, he hit .330 with seven home runs and 50 RBIs.. In his junior year at Ole Miss he was named First Team All-SEC shortstop, a Third Team All-American by Collegiate Baseball, and named to ABCA All-South Region First Team. He was also awarded the Brooks Wallace Award, given annually to the nation's top shortstop.

Professional career

The Houston Astros selected Kessinger in the second round of the 2019 MLB Draft. Kessinger made his Minor League Baseball debut with the Tri-City ValleyCats on June 20, 2019, and had his first professional hit in the game. Kessinger was called up to Class A on July 4, 2019, to play for the Quad Cities River Bandits.

Personal life

Kessinger's grandfather, Don Kessinger, played and managed in Major League baseball (MLB). His uncle, Keith Kessinger, played in MLB in 1993 and coached in college baseball.

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https://pointstreak.com/baseball/player.html?playerid=1210612
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http://olemisssports.com/news/2019/6/12/baseball-grae-kessinger-named-to-abca-all-south-region-first-team.aspx?path=baseball
http://olemisssports.com/news/2019/6/11/baseball-grae-kessinger-wins-2019-brooks-wallace-award.aspx?path=baseball
https://twitter.com/ValleyCats/status/1141880790235717632
https://twitter.com/MarkSingelais/status/1146974210868297729
https://www.clarionledger.com/story/sports/college/ole-miss/2019/06/04/grae-kessinger-ole-miss-shortstop-talks-feelings-after-being-picked-houston-astros-mlb-draft/1340463001/
https://www.mlb.com/player/666197
https://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=kessin000gra
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