Jake Diekman Biography

( 1987 - )
March 17, 2019
First published on:March 17, 2019
by Jorge

Facts of Jake Diekman

Date of Birth: 1987, January 21
Age: 33 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Birth Name Jacob Tanner Diekman
Birth Place Wymore, Nebraska
Famous Name Jake Diekman
Horoscope Aquarius
Father Paul Diekman
Mother Billie Diekman
Net Worth $4 millions
Salary $2,750,000
Past Team Philadelphia Phillies , Texas Rangers and Arizona Diamondbacks
Date FEB 13 2019
Contract 1 year $2.75 million
Career Earnings $8,316,946
Height 1.93 m
Weight 91 kg
Position in Team Relief pitcher
Current team Kansas City Royals
Nationality American
Ethnicity white
Profession Baseball
Currently Working For Kansas City Royals
Married to Amanda Diekman

Jake Diekman is an American professional Baseball player who plays in the Major League (MLB). As of 2019, Jake Diekman currently plays for the Kansas City Royals as their Relief pitcher. Jake Diekman has played for other teams like Philadelphia Phillies, Texas Rangers, and Arizona Diamondbacks.


As a Relief pitcher, Jake Diekman reportedly earns around $2,750,000 as his yearly salary from Kansas City Royals. Further, Jake Diekman has an estimated net worth of over $4 million. He is married to his beautiful wife, Amanda Diekman. 

Jake Diekman Married, Wife, and Personal Life

According to the reports, Jake Diekman is a married man. He got married to the love of his life and his beautiful wife Amanda Diekman. Further, they dated for quite a long time and got hitched in January 2018. Additionally, the duo has a baby girl named Palmer Billie Diekman

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Exploring Jake Diekman's social account, despite the busy schedule, he spends quality time with his spouse and his offspring. They quite often go to vacations and chill and refresh. Further, the duo seems happy and extremely satisfied with their married life.

Besides that, Jake Diekman is a pet lover and a foodie. Talking about his body measurement, The Famous MLB star is 1.93 m in height and weighs around 91 kg. 

Jake Diekman Net Worth, Contract, and Salary

As of February 13, 2019, Jake Diekman has an estimated net worth of over $4 million which is similar to the former baseball player Jeff Huson. In addition, the MLB player has an average salary of $2,750,000 annually and has earned $8,316,946 from his entire MLB career.

He reportedly signed a 1-year contract worth $2.75 million with Kansas City Royals on February 13, 2019.

Some of his career contract and earnings, including bonus and incentives: 

2012 Philadelphia Phillies $480,000
2013 Philadelphia Phillies $291,857
2014 Philadelphia Phillies $515,500
2015 Texas Rangers $198,983
2015 Philadelphia Phillies $313,106
2016  Texas Rangers $1,255,000
2017  Texas Rangers $2,550,000
2018 Arizona Diamondbacks $904,146
2018  Texas Rangers $1,808,354

Moreover, in the 2018-2019 season, he will earn $2,250,000 as a base salary as per his current contract with Rangers. 

Jake Diekman Bio and Early Life

Jake Diekman was born on January 21, 1987, in Wymore, Nebraska to parents Paul Diekman and Billie Diekman. As per his nationality, he is American and belongs to the white ethnic group. Further, his star sign is Aquarius. Further, he has a brother whose name isn't in the media yet.

He attended Southern High School, too small to run a baseball team, so Diekman focused on golf instead. He eventually joined a baseball team from the American Legion. Diekman enrolled at Doane College after graduating from high school, where he pitched for a season. He then moved to Kansas Cloud County Community College.

He attended a junior college baseball showcase after his sophomore season, at which he attracted a lot of interest with a fastball well over 90 miles per hour (140 km / h). He received an offer to be a Nebraska Cornhusk full scholarship.

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Jake Diekman Professional Career

Between 2007 and 2010, he pitched first as a starter and then as a reliever in the lower levels of the Philadelphia Phillies ' Minor League system.

In exchange for Matt Harrison, Nick Williams, Jorge Alfaro, Jake Thompson, Alec Asher, and Jerad Eickhoff, Diekman was traded to the Texas Rangers on July 31, 2015.

Diekman was traded for Wei-Chieh Huang and Joshua Javier to the Arizona Diamondbacks on July 31, 2018. On February 13, 2019, Diekman signed with the Kansas City Royals, a one-year contract. 

Currently, he is playing along with his star teammates such as Wily Peralta, Brad Boxberger and many more. 

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