Steve Kent is a former Major League Baseball pitcher with Tampa Bay, appearing in a career high 34 games in 2002. He was selected by the Seattle Mariners in the 9th round of the 1999 MLB Draft and was the first player from his draft class to reach the Major Leagues.
During his 12 professional seasons, Steve pitched over 630 innings for the Rays, Astros, Rockies, Braves, Mariners and Marlins organizations. Steve was drafted out of Florida International University in Miami, previously playing two years of junior college baseball at Odessa Junior College in Odessa, TX.
In addition to the United States, Steve has played in Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Japan, Venezuela, Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic and Taiwan. His wealth of professional experience, passion for the game, keen insight in identifying talent and ability to relate to prospects at all levels are invaluable to Paragon’s clients and their development throughout their careers.
Steve has served in a scouting capacity since his playing days concluded in 2012 while also working within the baseball industry for Zinger Bats. He was born in Frankfurt, Germany, while his father was stationed overseas with the U.S. Army.
Steve attended Ellison High School in Killeen, TX and holds the proud distinction of being the only professional baseball player to ever play in the Major Leagues from Killeen. He currently resides in Dallas, TX.