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Kunes Car Convo - Milwaukee Brewers Pitcher Jakob Junis

Kunes Car Convo - Milwaukee Brewers Pitcher Jakob Junis

Published on May 3, 2024 by Matthew Kroll

In this episode of Kunes Car Convos:


  • 1:30: Getting Drafted
  • 3:10: Coming off of an injury
  • 5:30: Working with a new coach


Welcome to another edition of "Kunes Car Convos,". Today, we're thrilled to feature a conversation with Jakob Junis, the talented pitcher from the Milwaukee Brewers, who joined us for a quick car chat before heading off to a game. Born in Arkansas but raised in Rock Falls where his parents are from, Jakob has had an interesting journey from high school sports to Major League Baseball.

Early Days and Career Beginnings

Jakob's athletic journey began in Rock Falls, where he excelled in both baseball and basketball during his high school years. His commitment and skill in baseball led him straight from high school to the professional leagues, skipping college to join the Kansas City Royals who drafted him in 2011.

The Climb Through the Minor Leagues

Jakob candidly shared the challenges and gradual progress of his early career in the minors. Starting from rookie ball, he moved up through every level — a testament to his development and perseverance. His breakthrough came in the Class A league, which quickly escalated to Triple-A and then to his MLB debut with Kansas City in 2017.

Life with the Milwaukee Brewers

Now with the Milwaukee Brewers, Jakob is embracing his new home. He loves the close proximity of his downtown residence to the ballpark and the stunning Milwaukee summer weather. Despite a recent injury involving a 104 mph line drive during a practice, Jakob is on the mend and excited about the team's prospects. His experience with the Brewers has been overwhelmingly positive, marked by a strong start to the season and a vibrant team atmosphere.

Looking Ahead

As for the future, Jakob is focused on his recovery and eager to return to the mound. He's optimistic about his rehab and looks forward to contributing to the Brewers' success. With a new manager and many fresh faces in the locker room, the team is buzzing with potential and aiming for another playoff run.

A Final Thought

Our chat with Jakob Junis not only highlighted his impressive career trajectory but also his resilient and hopeful outlook. Here at Kunes Auto Group, we’re rooting for Jakob all season long and can’t wait to see him back in action. Whether you’re a Brewers fan or just love a good story, Jakob’s journey is one to watch.

Stay tuned for more inspiring stories and updates from "Kunes Car Convos." We hope to catch you at one of our stores soon, and as always, we appreciate your support and enthusiasm. Good luck with the rehab, Jakob, and here’s to a strong season ahead!

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