Jake Woodford Biography

( 1996 - )
December 8, 2019
First published on:December 8, 2019
by Jorden

Facts of Jake Woodford

Date of Birth: 1996, October 28
Age: 23 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 4 Inch
Birth Name Jacob Robert Woodford
Birth Place Tampa, Florida
Famous Name Jake Woodford
Horoscope Scorpio
Net Worth $0.5 Million
School Location Tampa, Florida
Contract $1.8 million contract signed in 2015
Weight 92 kg (210 lbs)
Position in Team Pitcher
Current team St. Louis Cardinals
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Profession baseball player
Started career as baseball player
University attended committed to University of Florida
School attended Plant High School

Jake Robert Woodford is an American born professional baseball player of the St.Louis Cardinals organization as their pitcher. He currently plays in the minor league system of the Cardinals team. Cardinals selected him in the 2015 Major League Baseball Draft in 39th overall pick. 

Woodford started his career with the Gulf Coast Cardinals and also played for Peoria Chiefs, Palm Beach Cardinals, and Springfield Cardinals. Jake is waiting to make an entry in major leagues as he is in minor leagues since 2015. Recently, he was added to the 40 man roster of the Cardinals. 

The young Cardinals player Jake was born on 28th October 1996, in Tampa Florida. Jake holds American nationality while his ethnicity is white. Moreover, Woodford's star sign is Scorpio. 

Relationship Status-Single

The famous right-handed batsman Jake Woodford is currently single. This might be good news for his female admirers as they have a chance to approach. Jake spends most of his time in baseball games as he is a career-oriented guy.

Let's hope to hear some positive news regarding his relationship in the future as he is gaining huge popularity in and outside games.

Jake with his friends in 2017 hunting Sailfish SOURCE: [email protected]

Exploring his social media, all of his posts show his passion for baseball. Moreover, he is also fond of fishing and often goes out with his friends. 

Social Works

Well, Jake is also involved in some charitable and social works despite his busy schedule. Alongside other Cardinals players, he also supports Givensback Foundation which works for benefitting the Inner City Communities. This organization was founded by MLB player Mychal Givens.

Jake visiting Children's HOI with his friends Brennan Leitao, Josh Wirsu, Luke Harrison, and others.  SOURCE: [email protected]

Moreover, he also visits Children's hospitals and helps sick children and motivate them. 

A Dog Lover

Alike most of the professional baseball players, Jake is also a dog lover. On one of his official Instagram posts, he has mentioned that the dog is a man's best friend.

Jake and his friend with their pet dogs on 21st October SOURCE: [email protected]

He hasn't mentioned the name of his dog but is clearly seems that they both have a great bonding. 

Salary and Net Worth

Well, there are a lot of controversies regarding the salary of the minor league players as they receive far less than the major league players. As per the reports, the average salary ranges from $6,000 for Single-A and $9,500 for Double-A and around $15,000 for Triple-A. Besides, the players are not paid during offseasons. 

In addition to this, Jake signed his first MLB contract with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2015 when his age was just 18 years. The contract amount was around $1.8 million. Moreover, his luxury tax salary is reported to be $583,500 in 2020. Woodford's net worth in 2019 is approximately $0.5 million

Sponsorships

Jake has not mentioned clearly regarding his sponsorships and endorsements but his social media posts give us a hint on it. Well, he has promoted several brands on his social media including Rawling Sports and SAXX Underwear. 

Jake promoting Rawling Sports Items in 2016 SOURCE: [email protected]

Rawling sports deals with sporting goods like batting helmet, face guard, and many other items. He posted on Twitter saying "Huge thanks to @RawlingsSports for hooking me up this year with these awesome gloves!#Rawlings."

Education

Unmarried and young player Jake Woodford started his schooling with the Plant High School located in Tampa, Florida. He played baseball for the high school team alongside Kyle Tucker. Later he committed to play for the University of Florida. 

MLB Career

Jake began his professional baseball journey soon after Cardinals selected him in the 2015 MLB Draft. Since then, he is playing for the Cardinals organization in minor leagues. Currently, he was announced to be included in the 40 man roster of the Cardinals.

In addition to this, he is playing with some of the world's respected MLB players including Yadier Molina, and many others. 

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