Jeff Samardzija Biography

( 1985 - )
September 22, 2019
First published on:April 28, 2019
by Jorden

Facts of Jeff Samardzija

Date of Birth: 1985, January 23
Age: 34 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 5 Inch
Birth Name Jeffrey Alan Samardzija
Birth Place Merrillville, Indiana
Famous Name Jeff Samardzija
Horoscope Aquarius
Father Sam Samardzija
Mother Debora Samardzija
Net Worth $100 million
Salary $19,800,000
Past Team Chicago Cubs, Oakland Athletics,Chicago White Sox
Siblings Sam Samardzija Jr.
School Location Valparaiso, Indiana
University Team Notre Dame Fighting Irish football, Fighting Irish baseball
Date DEC 5 2015
Contract 5 year / $90,000,000
Career Earnings $108,175,000
House Location Valparaiso, Indiana
Weight 109 kg
Position in Team Starting Pitcher
No. of Siblings 1
Current team San Francisco Giants
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Profession baseball player
Famous for fastball and splitter
Currently Working For San Francisco Giants
Awards All-Star (2014)
University attended University of Notre Dame
School attended Valparaiso High School

Jeff Samardzija is an American professional baseball player who plays in the Major League Baseball (MLB). Samardzija currently plays for the San Francisco Giants as their Starting Pitcher while he has played for other teams like Chicago Cubs, Oakland Athletics, Chicago White Sox.

Jeff reportedly earns around $19,800,000 per year whereas his net worth exceeds $100 million.


Jeff Samardzija is reported to be unmarried to date so let's just rule of possibility of him having a wife. He hasn't revealed his current relationship status and seems to have no girlfriend at this moment. However, some of the websites claimed that he has dated several girls in the past.

Jeff Samardzija with his girlfriend SOURCE: players wives

The website that writes about the wives and girlfriends of athletes mentioned that Jeff had a girlfriend but dumped his to focus on his career and remain far from distraction. Jeff rarely talks about his relationship media so it is always hard to extract his personal life details. 

Jeff's rumored girlfriend in 2014. SOURCE: player wives

Samardzija doesn't seem to care about the wedding until he is in the MLB career as his passion and love is baseball right now. 

In a meeting with his coach, he said:

“I just want you to know one thing about me. I will do whatever it takes to help this team. And I think the best way to help this team is by being a starting pitcher. I’m eliminating everything in my life that gets in the way. I’m dumping my girlfriend. I’m moving to Arizona. I just want the chance to show you that I’m a starting pitcher.”

A native of Indiana, his girlfriend UT in Knoxville in 2008. The couple dated for about 4 months.

Body Measurements

The Famous MLB star is 6 feet 5 inch tall in height and weighs around 109 kg. Talking about his age, he is currently 34 years old.

Net Worth-$100 million

Jeffrey Alan Samardzija has an estimated net worth of over $100 million and is earning in a rapid way. Besides, Jeff is currently receiving a quite good amount of money in 2019 from his team Giants which is around $19,800,000 as his annual salary.

Jeff Samardzija signed a five-year contract with the San Francisco Giant and the contract is worth $90,000,000 and is signed on December 5, 2015. In addition to this, the contract also provides him a guaranteed sum which is around $90,000,000 and also a signing bonus of $9,000,000. 

Jeff Samardzija estimated career earnings:

2006 Chicago Cubs $7,250,000
2007 Chicago Cubs $1,500,000
2008 Chicago Cubs $1,500,000
2009 Chicago Cubs $1,000,000
2010 Chicago Cubs $3,000,000
2011 Chicago Cubs $3,500,000
2012 Chicago Cubs $2,640,000
2013 Chicago Cubs $2,640,000
2014 Oakland Athletics $2,541,065
2014 Chicago Cubs $2,803,935
2015 Chicago White Sox $9,800,000
2016 San Francisco Giants $12,000,000
2017 San Francisco Giants $19,500,000
2018 San Francisco Giants $19,500,000
2019 San Francisco Giants $19,500,000
Earnings   $108,175,000

Jeff has made certainly a good amount from his MLB career which is around $108,175,000. Besides Jeff, Buster Posey is the highest earners of the Giants team since he has total estimated career earnings above $128 million.

Jeff Samardzija's house SOURCE:

Kept aside Jeffrey Alan Samardzija financial earnings, his personal assets includes a Home in Valparaiso, Indiana. Back in 2014, he owned a three-bedroom condo in the Southport Corridor of Lakeview which he listed for sale for $700,000 in 2014.

Moreover, he reportedly owns cars. Further details about his personal assets aren't yet disclosed to the media.


Jeffrey Alan Samardzija was born on January 23, 1985, in Merrillville, Indiana to parents Sam Samardzija and Debora Samardzija. Jeff is American by nationality and belongs to the White ethnic group. Further, his star sign is Aquarius. He grew up with an awesome childhood along with his sibling, Sam Samardzija Jr.

College Career

Jeffrey Alan Samardzija attended Valparaiso High School in Valparaiso, Indiana where he played for his high school baseball team. He was a first-team All-State honoree in baseball. Not only baseball, but he was also a good football player in high school. In football, he was a three-time first-team All-State honoree and was twice named the team's Most Valuable Player.

Jeff during his college career SOURCE:

After completing high school, Jeffrey Alan Samardzija enrolled at the University of Notre Dame accepting the athletic scholarship and played for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team(2003-2006) and the Fighting Irish baseball team(2004-2006).

Professional MLB Career

Jeff began his professional MLB career with the Chicago Cubs in 2007. He played for over several seasons with the Cubs team until 2014. Later on, Jeff was traded to Oakland Athletics alongside Jason Hammel for Addison Russel, Dan Straily, and Billy McKinney in 2014.

After this, he didn't play much for the Athletics and was again traded to Chicago White Sox alongside Michael Ynoa for Marcus Semien, Rangel Ravelo, Josh Phegley, and Chris Bassitt in December 2014.

Currently, Jeff is playing for the San Francisco Giants team and is on a five-year deal which was signed on December 9, 2015.

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