Harrison Bader is an American professional baseball center fielder for the Cincinnati Reds of Major League Baseball (MLB). Harrison has previously played in MLB for the St. Louis Cardinals and New York Yankees. The Cardinals selected him in the third round of the 2015 MLB draft, and in 2017, he made his MLB debut with them. In 2021, he was their starting center fielder for parts of five seasons, and won a Gold Glove Award. In 2022, the Cardinals traded Bader to the Yankees.
Harrison Joseph Bader
Professional Baseball Center Fielder
Birthday / Date of Birth
Harrison Bader was born on the 3rd of June 1994, in Bronxville, New York, United States.
He’s currently 29 years old.
Bader attended the Horace Mann School in the Riverdale neighborhood of the Bronx in New York City.
- Father – Louis Bader (Lead counsel for Verizon)
- Mother – Janice Bader
- Siblings – Sasha Bader (Younger sister)
Girlfriend / Spouse
Harrison Bader has dated –
Harrison has largely opted to keep his personal life away from the public spotlight, which makes it difficult for us to say anything about his love life and dating history.
- In feet – 6 feet 0 inches
- In centimeters – 183 cm
- In meters – 1.83 m
- In Kilograms – 95 kg
- In Pounds – 1210 lbs
He wears a size 11.5 (US) shoe.
Harrison became known as a Right-handed outfielder who made his Major League Baseball debut with the St. Louis Cardinals on July 25, 2017. He was selected in the third round and made his professional debut with the State College Spikes of the Class A-Short Season New York-Penn League. In 2022, he hit the first inside-the-park home run for the Cardinals since 1985.
In 2015, Major League Baseball draft, the St. Louis Cardinals selected Bader in the third round, with the 100th overall selection. He signed with the Cardinals, receiving a $400,000 signing bonus, and made his professional debut with the State College Spikes of the Class A-Short Season New York–Penn League, hitting two home runs in his first game. Bader began the 2016 season with the Springfield Cardinals of the Class AA Texas League. He was named an AFL 2016 Rising Star, and to the AFL 2016 All-Prospect Team.
On July 25, 2017, the Cardinals promoted Bader to the major leagues to take the place of the injured Dexter Fowler. MLB.com ranked Bader as the Cardinals 5th-best prospect going into the 2018 season, which he began with Memphis. The Cardinals promoted him to the major leagues on April 3, after an injury to Jedd Gyorko. After his call-up, Bader first became St. Louis’ fourth outfielder, then their starting center fielder after Tommy Pham was traded on July 31. Among National League rookie leaders, Bader was in the top five in runs. Bader was named to the Baseball America 2018 All-Star Rookie Team and the Topps 2018 All-Star Rookie Team, and came in 6th in the voting for NL Rookie of the Year.
Bader began 2019 as St. Louis’ starting center fielder. However, he struggled at the plate, and was eventually moved into a bench role. On July 30, he was demoted to Memphis after slashing. On August 20, He was recalled to St. Louis. He was named the “Best Defensive Outfielder” in the National League in Baseball America’s 2019 Best Tools survey of managers, coaches, scouts, and executives. He also received his first nomination and was a finalist for a Rawlings Gold Glove.
On April 3, 2022, Bader and the Cardinals agreed to a two-year, $10.4 million contract to avoid arbitration. On August 2, 2022, the Cardinals traded Bader and a player to be named later for cash considerations to the New York Yankees for pitcher Jordan Montgomery. Though Bader committed to play for Team Israel in the 2023 World Baseball Classic, Bader withdrew from the tournament and missed the beginning of the 2023 season due to a left oblique muscle injury that he suffered early in spring training.
Harrison Bader Net worth
Harrison Bader has an estimated net worth of $3 million dollars as of 2023.
Social Media Profiles
- Instagram – aybaybader
Some Lesser Known Facts About Harrison Bader
- Harrison was born and raised in the village of Bronxville, New York, in the town of Eastchester.
- He is also a first cousin once removed of actor Scott Baio, who played Chachi Arcola on Happy Days and Charles on the 1980s television program Charles in Charge.
- Bader started in baseball with his father throwing batting practice to him when Bader was five years old.
- He played shortstop in the Eastchester Little League as a youth, with his father continuing to throw him batting practice every evening. Bader grew up a fan of the New York Yankees.
- In October 2011, Harrison committed to the University of Pittsburgh to play for the Panthers baseball team.
- In July, he therefore decommitted from Maryland, and committed to the University of Florida to play for the Gators, inasmuch as Florida in contrast offered him a partial scholarship.
- In his three seasons with the school, Bader became the 11th player in school history to record over 20 home runs, over 100 RBIs, and over 30 steals over his career.
- In October 2021, Will Leitch wrote for MLB: “Bader is a defensive dynamo, a base-running terror and a complete joy to watch. Who’s more fun than this?”
- In 2021, he received the Gold Glove Award.
- In July 2022, Bader committed to play for Team Israel.