Jeff Kunkel Jr.
Jeffrey Richard Kunkel
- Bats Both, Throws Right
- Height 5' 11", Weight 180 lbs.
- School University of Michigan
- High School Oak Forest High School
Jeff Kunkel is a catcher who played college ball at the University of Michigan. He graduated in 2006 with a degree in sports management and communication. The Detroit Tigers drafted Kunkel in the 37th round of the MLB 2005 amateur draft. Kunkel played in the Tiger's minor league system for six years, reaching as high as AAA.
During spring training in 2012, the Tigers offered Kunkel a chance to be their bullpen catcher and he accepted. Kunkel remained a bullpen catcher through the 2015 season. He then transitioned into scouting as a Tiger's area scout from 2016-2019. Kunkel joined the Baltimore Orioles organization in 2020 as the fundamentals coach for the Delmarva Shorebirds before the minor league season was cancelled due to COVID-19.