E-73: Real Faith and Baseball (Interview with Pro Baseball Player, Kevin Munson!)

In this episode, GRIZ interviews Professional Baseball Player, Kevin Munson. They talk about everything from faith to baseball to godly mentors to personal purity to who’s going to win the World Series in 2019 … and then some!

This is good stuff that will definitely help guide, encourage, and equip you as a man.


Kevin with his wife Jordan in Australia!


Kevin Lee Munson (born January 3, 1989) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. Before beginning his professional career, Munson attended James Madison University and played college baseball for the James Madison Dukes. He was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks, and selected by the Philadelphia Phillies from the Diamondbacks in the 2013 Rule 5 Draft.

Career …

Munson attended Cave Spring High School in Roanoke, Virginia.[1] He then enrolled at James Madison University, where he played college baseball for the James Madison Dukes baseball team. Munson pitched in the Cape Cod Baseball League in 2009, and was named one of its all stars.[2] After the 2010 season, he was named the Colonial Athletic Association‘s pitcher of the year and a third team All-American by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper.[3]

Arizona Diamondbacks …

The Arizona Diamondbacks selected Munson in the fourth round of the 2010 MLB Draft, with the 121st selection. After the 2011 and 2012 seasons, the Diamondbacks sent him to the Arizona Fall League.[5] By 2013, he reached Class AAA, the highest level of minor league baseball, where he pitched for the Reno AcesMike Parrott, Reno’s pitching coach, said Munson is “a good candidate to [at] some time be called up to the big leagues next year.”.[1]

Philadelphia Phillies …

On December 12, 2013, Munson was selected by the Philadelphia Phillies with the fourth pick in the Rule 5 draft. According to the rules, Munson had to make the Phillies’ Opening Day roster and remain with the team for the entire season, or the Phillies will have to offer Munson back to the Diamondbacks.[6]After competing for a spot in the Phillies’ bullpen during spring training,[7]

Return to Diamondbacks …

He was returned to the Diamondbacks on March 18, 2014.[8]

Munson pitched for Reno in 2014, compiling a 4–3 win–loss record with a 2.60 earned run average. After the season, the Diamondbacks added Munson to their 40-man roster to protect him from the next Rule 5 draft.[9] He was designated for assignment on August 31, 2015.

He elected free agency on October 13, 2015.

Seattle Mariners …

He signed a minor league deal with the Seattle Mariners on July 1, 2016. He elected free agency on November 7, 2016.

Lancaster Barnstormers …

On March 28, 2017, Munson signed with the Lancaster Barnstormers of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. He became a free agent after the 2017 season. Signed with the Tigres Del Licey, in the winter of 2017. Had a 3.12 ERA with 11K in 8.2 innings pitched.

On February 19, 2018, Munson re-signed with the Lancaster Barnstormers[10] He became a free agent following the season.

Southern Maryland Blue Crabs …

On May 8, 2019, Munson signed with the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball.

Info from Wikipedia = https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Munson


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