C. J. Nitkowski Biography, Age, Height, Wife, Net Worth, Salary

C. J. Nitkowski Biography

C. J. Nitkowski, born Christopher John Nitkowski is a left-handed former professional baseball pitcher and current baseball broadcaster. He is an analyst for FOX Sports, appearing on AMERICA’S PREGAME and MLB WHIP AROUND.

C. J. Nitkowski Age

Nitkowski was born on March 9, 1973, in Suffern, New York, USA. He is 46 years old as of 2019. Nitkowski is an American by nationality and he belongs to white ethnicity.

C. J. Nitkowski Height

Nitkowski stands at a height of 6′ 2″ (1.88 m) and weighs 83.9 kg.

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C. J. Nitkowski Family

We have no records regarding his parents and siblings.

C. J. Nitkowski Wife

Nitkowski is a married man. He is married to Megan Nitkowski. The couple hasn’t revealed their wedding date to the media. They have children together.

C. J. Nitkowski Education

C. J. Nitkowski attended Don Bosco Preparatory High School in Ramsey, New Jersey, graduating in 1991. Not drafted out of high school, he attended Florida Atlantic University for one year before transferring to St. John’s University.

C. J. Nitkowski Career

In the Major League Baseball draft of 1994, the Cincinnati Reds produced C. J. Nitkowski the ninth general pick. He made his grand-league debut with the Reds on June 3, 1995. The Reds traded for David Wells on July 31, 1995, with Nitkowski, a player to be named later (later chosen as Mark Lewis), and minor-leaguer Dave Tuttle to the Detroit Tigers.

The Tigers traded Nitkowski for Doug Brocail, Brian Hunter, Todd Jones, Orlando Miller, and cash after the 1996 season with Brad Ausmus, José Lima, Trever Miller, and Daryle Ward. After the 1998 season, for Paul Bako, Dean Crow, Brian Powell, and Carlos Villalobos and Mark Persails, the Astros traded Nitkowski with Ausmus back to the Tigers. The Tigers traded Nitkowski to the New York Mets late in the 2001 season for a newly named player, later recognized as Kyle Kessel, a minor-leaguer.

Nitkowski signed with the Texas Rangers and played for the team in 2002 and 2003. He split the 2004 season between the Atlanta Braves and the New York Yankees. He pitched for the Washington Nationals in 2005. In the 2006 season, he played exclusively in Triple-A with the Pittsburgh Pirates organization.

After the 2006 season, he accepted a one-year contract tender with Nippon Professional Baseball’s Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks. Nitkowski played two seasons for the Hawks but did not return to the team in 2009.

He began the 2009 season with the SK Wyverns in South Korea but was granted his release by the team on June 20. On June 28, 2009, the Doosan Bears in South Korea claimed him off waivers. Nitkowski was released at the end of the season due to concerns over a shoulder injury he suffered in Game 1 of the first round of the playoffs. In July 2010, Nitkowski signed with the Nexen Heroes based in Seoul, South Korea.

He signed a minor-league deal on July 13, 2012, with the New York Mets. He began using a sidearm delivery.

Network Radio host and commentator on Sirius XM, working on satellite radio around 130 shows per year. He presently hosts with Steve Phillips The Leadoff Spot as well as Ryan Spilborghs ‘ Loud Outs.

C. J. Nitkowski filled in for Suzyn Waldman in 2013 and worked on radio broadcasts for 880 CBS Radio alongside John Sterling on New York Yankees. He was also an MLB.com studio analyst in 2013. Together with Josh Lewin and Howie Rose for WOR 710, Nitkowski called a handful of New York Mets games on the radio in 2014. Starting in 2017, he will have a weekly show hosted by Bob Sturm and Dan McDowell in Dallas, Texas, with sports radio 1310 AM and 96.7 FM The Ticket’s BaD Radio Show.

Nitkowski was appointed a member of the television broadcast booth of Texas Rangers in 2017, where he will serve both color analyst and play-by-play roles.

Nitkowski was a Fox Sports 1 studio analyst from 2014-2016, where he was a regular on their MLB Whip Around baseball highlight show, which started on March 31, 2013. He also appeared on other FS1 studio shows as well as pre-and post-game coverage of Fox’s Saturday MLB. He also worked with former MLB players Frank Thomas, Gabe Kapler, Mark Sweeney, Raúl Ibañez, Pete Rose, Alex Rodriguez and Eric Karros at FS1. Nitkowski also calls FS1 and Fox MLB matches and has been working with play-by-play boys such as Thom Brennaman, Kenny Albert, Brian Anderson, Len Kasper, Rich Waltz, Justin Kutcher, and Tom McCarthy.

He started in television on CBS Sports Network, where he served as a color analyst on NCAA baseball games. He has also made appearances on MLB Network.

C. J. Nitkowski Net Worth And Salary

Baseball player pay can range widely. In professional baseball, the median pay is around $3 million annually. Top pro baseball players can receive $25 million or more every year, and less successful players make $1 million or less.

In the minor leagues, most contracts are worth less than $10,000 a year.

So what is baseball player C. J. Nitkowski’s net worth in 2018? Our estimate for C. J. Nitkowski’s net worth as of 2018 is:$700,000.

C. J. Nitkowski Draft

Nitkowski was first drafted in 1994, 1st round (9th); signing a bonus of $675,000 with The Cincinnati Reds.

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