Jharel Cotton Biography

April 29, 2019
First published on:April 29, 2019
by Jorden

Facts of Jharel Cotton

Jharel LeAndre Cotton is a native American professional baseball player who plays in the Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Oakland Athletics as their pitcher in 2019. Cotton was drafted in the 2011 MLB Draft by New York Mets but didn't sign and was later drafted in 2012 MLB Draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Jharel Cotton is currently receiving an annual average salary of around $565,000 from Oakland Athletics and has a total estimated net worth of above $1 million.

Jharel was married to his girlfriend Emma Cotton.

Who is Jharel Cotton Married to? Know about his Spouse

Jharel Cottons is married to his girlfriend Emma Cotton. The couple tied the knot in November 2017 after dating each other for a long time. The couple probably is together since their college days. 

CAPTION: Jharel Cottonwith his wife Emma Cotton in a car show in Italy SOURCE: Detroit Free Press

Jharel Cotton doesn't seem to use social media since no links are found on the media regarding his social sites. Coton has mentioned that he moved to Michigan because of his wife since she lived there. Jharel and his wife manage time to watch car shows as he said in one of his interviews with www.freep.com 

“This is my first time,” he said prior to the show. “I don’t collect cars, but I like seeing nice cars. It’s crazy. My wife was like, hey, the Detroit car show is the biggest talk of the town and I want to go."

Details about Jharel Cotton's Wife

Jharel Cotton's spouse is Emma Cotton and was born to father Michael Supanich who works as a  director of engineering at Johnson Controls.

She is a graduate of Central Michigan University. Originally Ema is from Holland and currently, she resides in Michigan with his husband Jharel Cotton. Emma also worked for a technology company who sold techs.

Jharel Cotton Body Measurements (Height, Weight, and Age)

Jharel Cotton is an athlete of 5 feet 11 inches tall (1.8 meters) and has a weight of 195 lbs(88.4 kilograms). Currently, Cotton is 27 years old.

How much is Jharel Cotton's Net Worth? His Salary and Contract

Jharel Cotton has an estimated total net worth of above $1 million as of 2019. As we are discussing the estimated career earnings of Cotton, it is reported that he has earned a quite good amount from his professional baseball career around $1,797,098.

Jharel Cotton's career earnings:

Year Team Salary
2012 Los Angeles Dodgers $75,000
2016 Oakland Athletics $72,098
2017 Oakland Athletics $535,000
2018 Oakland Athletics $550,000
2019 Oakland Athletics $565,000
Est. Earnings
(4 seasons)


Jharel is receiving a total sum of money around $565,000 from the Oakland Athletics team in 2019 as his annual average salary. Blake Treinen is among the list of the highest earners of the Oakland Athletics team with an annual average salary of around  $6,400,000.

Jharel Cotton has recently signed a one-year contract with the Oakland Athletics on March 5, 2019, and the contract amount is worth $565,000. Besides, the contract also guarantees him a sum of money around $565,000.

Jharel Cotton Childhood, Family, and Education

Jharel Cotton was born on January 19, 1992, in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. Jharel is American by nationality and belongs to the mixed ethnic group. He has a brother named Jamaine Cotton who is also an ice hockey pitcher for Houston Astros.

Besides all this, Cotton played college baseball for Miami Dade College and later he joined the East Carolina  University where he played for over a season.

Jharel Cotton's Professional MLB Career

Jharel Cotton was drafted in the 2011 MLB Draft by the New York Mets but he didn't play for the Mets and started his career with East Carolina University. 

Later on, he was officially drafted in the 2012 MLB Draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers and started playing professionally for  Ogden Raptors. Cotton played for the Dodgers for over several seasons until 2016.

After that, Jharel Cotton was traded to Oakland Athletics alongside Grant Holmes and Frankie Montas in exchange for Rich Hill and Josh Reddick on August 1, 2016. In the beginning, he played for  Triple-A Nashville Sounds.

Currently, Jharel Cotton is placed in the injured list for 60 days along with Matt Olson and several other injured players.

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