One of the famous American professional baseball players is Jesse Chavez who plays for the Chicago clubs of Major League Baseball (MLB) as a pitcher. He bats and throws right-handed. Previously, the 35-year old pitcher has played for several clubs like Pittsburgh Pirates, Atlanta Braves, Kansas City Royals, Oakland Athletics, Toronto Blue Jays, Los Angeles Dodger, Los Angeles Angels and Texas Ranger.
Jesse Chavez’s Early Life
On August 21, 1983, Jesse Chavez was born. His birthplace is in San Gabriel, California. Chavez attended Riverside Community College. He spent there for two seasons. He was graduated from Fontana A.B. Miller High School in Fontana, California.
Jesse Chaves’s Body Features
Jesse Chavez height is 1.88 m and weight is 77.1 kg. He has the balanced body.
Jesse Chavez’s Career
In Amateur Chavez had gone to season 13-2 with 1.96 ERA. Again Chavez had gone to season 11-5 with 1.93 ERA for his second/sophomore season.
Jesse Chavez’s Professional Career
In 39th round out of high school by Chicago Cubs Chavez was originally drafted. In 2002 Major League later drafted by Texas Rangers. Triple-A Oklahoma where he pitched one game and Chavez was promoted before being traded.
On July 31, 2006, the Rangers traded Chavez to Pittsburgh Pirates for Kip Wells. In 2007 he was assigned to Triple-A Indianapolis Indians. In 2007, 51 games were appeared by Chavez. He earned run average (ERA) is 3.80. On August 27 he was promoted to the majors. He made his debut on the same day. In 2008-2009 he had 4.48 ERA in 821/3 pitched for Pirates.
On November 3, 2009 Pirates traded Chavez. Tampa Bay Rays were the second exchange for the second baseman Akinori Iwamura. Atlanta Braves for Rafael Soriano was traded on December 10. In 2010 Braves had 5.89 ERA in 36 2/6 innings.
Kansas City Royals
Chavez was traded to Kansas City Royals on 31 July 2010 in which in 33 2/3 innings he had 6.95 ERA.
Toronto Blue Jays
Chavez was claimed from Toronto Blue Jays on 31 July 2010 and in 10 games he had 3.72 ERA. Again on 20 November 2015, he again joined Toronto.
Chavez was also traded to Oakland Athletics on 24 August 2012. In 18 inning game, he pitched 5 2/3 shutout innings. He also extended one year on 12 January 2015. His season ended in mid-September.
Los Angeles Dodgers
Chavez was again traded to Los Angeles Dodgers by Toronto on 1 August 2016. He appeared in 24 games.
Los Angeles Angels
Chavez was again signed to Los Angeles Angels on 11 November 2016. He started 21 games and gained 5.24 ERA.
Texas Rangers and Chicago Clubs
Chavez was signed to Texas Rangers on a one-year contract on 23 February 2018. He was also acquired by Chicago clubs on 19 July 2018.
Jesse Chavez is married to Crystal Chavez. Jesse and Crystal were high school friends. Jesse worked as a longshoreman for years. Although her husband is a professional and wealthy baseball pitcher, Crystal really loved her work and never gave up.
Jesse Chavez’s Net Worth
According to USA Today, Jesse Chavez contract with Chicago Cubs is worth a total of $1 million. Chavez has earned, $400,000 in 2008, 2009, and 2010. He earned $800,00 in 2014, $2 million in 2015, $6 million in 2017. This year, Jesse Chavez will be earning approximately $1 million according to his contract. As of 2018, the net worth of Jesse Chavez is estimated at $15 million.