Gabriel Stefan Kapler is the current manager of the Major League Baseball (MLB) San Francisco Giants. He is also an American former baseball outfielder. He was born on July 31 1975 (44 years) in Hollywood, Los Angeles. His mother, Judy, is an early childhood instructor and his father, Michael is a classical pianist. He grew up in Los Angeles and played for the Reseda Little League team as a kid. When he was eight years old, he was hit by a car and had to go through therapy and counseling to get over his fear of crossing streets.
He started playing baseball since he was a kid and played school level baseball. It is said that he never hit a home run in his four seasons of high school baseball.
Gabe Kapler Body Measurements
Regarding his full body measurements, the exact information is not available yet. But, it can be said that he is extremely healthy has his body fat count was reported to be 3.98% in 2000 and 3.5% in 2012.
Gabe Kapler Career Details
His first step into professional baseball was in 1995 when he was picked in the 57th-round by the Detroit Tigers. During that time it was difficult for Kapler to reach the big league. But, he was able to show his potential when he hit .300/.378/.534 with 45 doubles, 99 RBI, 14 steals and 26 home runs in a match. According to Baseball America, he was considered the best prospect in the Detroit Tigers system and was ranked the No. 34 prospect in all of baseball in 1999.
He was considered to be in his peak in 2000-2001. As the Rangers’ starting center fielder, Kapler hit .302/.360/.473 with 32 doubles and 14 home runs in 2000 and .267/.348/.437 with 29 doubles, 17 home runs and 23 steals in 2001. In 2002, he was off to a slow start and was traded to the Colorado Rockies with Jason Romani in exchange for Denny Reyes and Todd Hollandsworth. He was traded again to the Boston Red Sox in 2004 and played for them till 2006. He retired for some time in 2007 and served as the manager got Red Sox Single but later went back to play one season with Milwaukee Brewers and two seasons with Tampa Bay Rays.
Kapler finally retired in 2010 at 34 years of age and started working in other roles. In September 2012, he also coached the National Baseball team of Israel for the World Baseball Classic qualifier in 2013. Israel did not qualify to play in the World Baseball Classic that year.
Kapler then worked with a startup called Egraphs that was focused on creating electronic personalized autographs. He also became the analyst for Fox Sports 1 network in 2013. In October 2017, he was announced the manager for the Philadelphia Phillies and he worked with then till 2019. The General Manager and Principal owner of Phillies had expressed that they were the most impressed with Kapler during his interview because of his people skill and his ability to connect with everyone with utmost ease. Phillies had lost 96 games in the last season and were in their lowest when Kapler joined them. He introduced the theme ‘Be Bold’ for thr players and Phillies performed greatly under his guidance. The 2018 team improved its end-of-season won-lost record by 14 games and in 2019 the team had an 81-81 (.500) record which was Philadelphia Phillies’ best record since 2012. After the season, Kapler was fired and the specific reason behind this is not available.
After that, Kapler joined the San Francisco Giants in November 2019. The team had a win-loss record of 77-85 when he inherited it.
Gabe Kapler Net Worth, Car And House
Gabe Kapler has an estimated net worth of $30 million as of 2019. He lived in Tarzana, California with his family before 2017 but after becoming the manager of the Phillies, he had to move to Philadelphia. His condo in Philadelphia was designed by ‘Trust the Vision Décor’. The designers said that Kapler wanted his home to be a place where he could unwind and relax and that is what they focused on while designing it. There is no exact information on where he has been living after becoming manager for the Giants.
Gabe Kapler Marriage Details With Kids
Kapler was married to Lisa Jansen but they are now divorced. They have two sons together- Dame Rio and Chase Ty.