Meet Our ShapeFit Team – Kurt Bierek

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Kurt was an All-State shortstop in baseball and an All-State quarterback in football for Glencoe High School in Hillsboro, Oregon. He received a full baseball scholarship to the University of Southern California in 1991. Kurt was drafted and signed in the 1993 Major League Baseball Draft as a third baseman in the 6th round (4th pick) by the New York Yankees. He played a total of 10 seasons in the minor-leagues, earning All-Star honors several times at various levels (A, AA, AAA) and at multiple positions (first base and outfield). His knowledge and experience as a professional athlete has helped Kurt add valuable sports content to ShapeFit.

Kurt Bierek – Baseball Statistics

  • Graduated Glencoe HS (Hillsboro, OR) in 1990. All-State shortstop in baseball and All-State quarterback in football
  • Signed an NCAA Letter-of-Intent to play college football at Portland State University in the winter of 1989
  • Drafted in the 1990 Major League Baseball Draft as a third baseman in the 26th round by the Chicago Cubs (did not sign and elected to attend Modesto Junior College in order to get out of the Letter-of-Intent to play football at PSU without having to forfeit one year of eligibility)
  • Was an All-Conference third baseman at Modesto Junior College
  • Drafted again in the 1991 Major League Baseball Draft as a third baseman in the 48th round by the Atlanta Braves (did not sign)
  • Received a full baseball scholarship to the University of Southern California
  • Drafted again and signed in the 1993 Major League Baseball Draft as a third baseman in the 6th round (4th pick) by the New York Yankees
  • Played a total of 10 seasons in the minor-leagues, earning All-Star honors several times at various levels (A, AA, AAA) and at multiple positions (first base and outfield).
  • Played from 1993 – 1999 in the NY Yankees farm system. This stretch with the Yankees was highlighted by earning Rookie-of-the-Year honors in the International League at the Triple-A (AAA) level with the Columbus Clippers in 1999. While winning this award, Kurt led the team in RBI (95), was second in home runs (23) and set the Columbus all-time single season record for doubles (42).
  • Signed as a free-agent in 2000 with the Milwaukee Brewers and led the Triple-A (AAA) Indianapolis Indians in home runs (19) and RBI (72). This team went on to win the Triple-A (AAA) World Series Championship.
  • Signed as a free-agent in 2001 with the Detroit Tigers and hit 16 home runs for the year, after missing over a month of playing time due to injury.
  • Signed as a free-agent in 2002 with the NY York Yankees and returned to Columbus (AAA)
  • Finished the 2002 season with the Texas Rangers organization with their Triple-A (AAA) Oklahoma City Red Hawks
  • Retired from professional baseball following the 2002 season to focus on other business ventures, including the development of ShapeFit.com

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