John Means is a professional baseball player from the United States of America. He plays in Major League Baseball for the Baltimore Orioles. In 2019, he was named as an All-Star. In May 2021, he pitched a no-hitter, the 10th in the history of the Orioles.

Player Profile and Personal Life

Means was born John Alan Means on April 24, 1993. His hometown is Olathe, Kansas. He stands 190 cm and his last listed weight is 106 kg. He is a left-handed player and bats and throws with his right hand.

His younger brother, Jake Means, is also a professional baseball player and was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in 2019. He is married to Caroline Stanley. Stanley is a professional soccer player.

Team 163 baltimore orioles Baltimore Orioles
Position Pitcher
Height / weight 1.9 m / 106 kg
Born 24 Apr 1993
Nationality United States United States
Team History
163 baltimore orioles Baltimore Orioles 2018 - present


Means played baseball at the Gardner Edgerton High School but he was not recruited to play college baseball. Instead, he was selected by the Atlanta Braves during the 2011 MLB Amateur Draft. He did not sign with the Braves, instead, he chose to attend the Fort Scott Community College. He later transferred to West Virginia University.

While in college, he also played collegiate summer baseball in the Cape Cod Baseball League for the Falmouth Commodores.

During the 2014 MLB draft, he was picked by the Baltimore Orioles. They assigned him to play in the minor leagues for teams such as the Delmarva Shorebirds, Frederick Keys, and the Bowie Baysox. He also spent time playing for the Norfolk Tides.

He was promoted to play in the majors in 2018 and by 2019, he was a part of the team’s Opening Day roster. A few games into the season, he was added to their starting line-up. He ended the season as runner-up for the American League Rookie of the Year Award.

In May 2021, he pitched a no-hitter in a game against the Seattle Mariners. This is noted as being just the 10th in the history of the franchise.

Career Highlights

  • 2019 – All-Star
  • May 2021 – Pitched a No-Hitter

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