Bachelorette 2013 Contestant Chris Siegfried’s Professional Baseball Past
America’s favorite pastime may be baseball, but a close second has to be obsessing over Bachelorette hunks. Lucky for us, we have Chris Siegfried of Desiree Hartsock’s Season 9, a former professional baseball player and one of Des’s top three picks for professional hubby.
While most fans watching season know that the Oregon native loves poetry and chiropractics, the Seattle denizen is also a former minor league pitcher with some impressive creds. That puts him in the rarefied air of other former pro athletes who tried to find love on The Bachelor/ette, from footballer Jesse Palmer to fellow baseballer Roberto Martinez to soccer stud Juan Pablo Galavis.
In his ABC bio, Chris, 28, said his greatest achievement to date was “Being drafted by the Chicago Cubs in 2007. Being part of 2 no-hitters in baseball.” According to his stats at Baseball-Reference.com, Chris is 6’5” and 195 pounds, and throws and bats left-handed. We even get the southpaw’s birthdate and birthplace: December 12, 1985 in McMinnville, Oregon. Chris was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 11th round of the 2007 Major League Baseball June Amateur Draft from the University of Portland.
A July 2007 story on Scout.com marked one of Chris’s baseball milestones. “The Peoria Chiefs in conjunction with the Chicago Cubs have announced that [left-handed pitcher] Chris Siegfried has been promoted from the short-season affiliate in Boise. Siegfried is expected to join the team in Grand Rapids for the start of an eight-game road trip. The Chiefs active roster now stands at 25 players.”
And they shared more on his career up to that point: “After the draft, Siegfried was assigned to the Boise Hawks of the Northwest League where he made 14 appearances out of the Hawks bullpen. He went 0-1 with a 2.35 ERA and also recorded four saves in four chances. ... In 2007 with the Pilots the left-hander made 19 appearances out of the bullpen and also made two starts. He went 1-2 with a 5.20 ERA while striking out 22 in 36 1/3 innings pitched. In West Coast Conference Play he gave up just six earned runs in 19 2/3 innings while posting a 2.75 average. He limited the opposition during conference play to a .246 average.”
Maybe that makes as much sense to you as most of Chris’s poetry. Long story short, after playing from 2005-2011, his status is now marked "inactive" and he’s working at HomeStreet Bank Mortgage Lending in Seattle. He also previously worked as an assistant global marketing analyst at Adidas. But he still looks dang good in uniform and should probably be working that hot athlete angle a lot more than the love notes. Just saying, Chris. Play to your strengths!