Christian Funk is in his first professional season and first with the ThunderBolts in 2019. He signed on July 15, 2019 after appearing in seven games with the Gateway Grizzlies to begin his career. A graduate of Oklahoma State University, Funk hit .241 with a .374 on-base percentage over his two years with the Cowboys. He blasted 19 home runs, including 12 as a senior, and finished with 74 RBIs. He was named Honorable Mention All-Big 12 as a junior and Second Team All-Big 12 as a senior. Prior to Oklahoma State, Christian spent three years at Fresno City College, hitting .3187 as a freshman and .306 overall with seven home runs. He attended Clovis West High School in Fresno, California.