Jesse Chavez Net Worth 2022, Age, Height, Family, Wife, Children, Contract, Salary

Jesse Chavez net worth

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Jesse Chavez is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball (MLB). He played college baseball at Riverside Community College. Chavez was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 42nd round of the 2002 Major League Baseball Draft.

He previously played in MLB for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Atlanta Braves, Kansas City Royals, Oakland Athletics, Toronto Blue Jays, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Angels, Texas Rangers, and Chicago Cubs.

Early life

NameJesse Chavez
Net Worth$7 million
ProfessionBaseball player
Salary$1 million+
Age38 years
Jesse Chavez net worth 2022

Jesse David Chavez was born on August 21, 1983 (age 38 years) in San Gabriel, California, United States. His father is Jesse Chavez Snr. A graduate of Fontana A.B. Miller High School in Fontana, California, Chavez later attended Riverside Community College, where he spent two seasons. During his freshman season at Riverside, Chavez went 13–2 with a 1.96 ERA and 11–5 with a 1.93 ERA for his sophomore season.

Professional career

Jesse Chavez was originally drafted in the 39th round out of high school by the Chicago Cubs but opted to attend college instead. Chavez was later drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 2002 Major League Baseball Draft out of Riverside Community College. In 2006 Chavez was promoted to Triple-A Oklahoma where he pitched one game before being traded.

The Rangers traded Chavez to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Kip Wells on July 31, 2006. He was assigned to the Triple-A Indianapolis Indians where he pitched the rest of the season and all of 2007.

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Chavez appeared in 51 games for the Indians in 2007, pitching to a 3.80 earned run average (ERA), and was promoted to the majors on August 27, making his debut the same day. He had a 4.48 ERA in 821⁄3 innings pitched for the Pirates from 2008–2009.

Atlanta Braves

The Pirates traded Chavez on November 3, 2009, to the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for second baseman Akinori Iwamura. On December 10, he was traded again, to the Atlanta Braves for Rafael Soriano. He had a 5.89 ERA in 362⁄3 innings pitched for the Braves in 2010.

On July 31, 2010, Chavez was traded to the Kansas City Royals along with Gregor Blanco and Tim Collins for Rick Ankiel and Kyle Farnsworth. The Royals designated him for assignment on October 11, 2011.

He had a 6.95 ERA in 332⁄3 innings pitched for the Royals from 2010–2011. On October 21, 2011, he was claimed off waivers by the Toronto Blue Jays. He was designated for assignment on December 12 but cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A.

On May 27, 2012, Chavez was called up from the Triple-A Las Vegas 51s. He was 6–2 with a 3.72 ERA in 10 games with Las Vegas. He was recalled on August 4. On August 5, however, he was sent back down to make room for the promotion of Chad Jenkins from the New Hampshire Fisher Cats.

Oakland Athletics

Jesse Chavez was traded to the Oakland Athletics on August 24, 2012, in exchange for cash considerations. He began the 2013 season with the Triple-A Sacramento River Cats. He was recalled by Oakland on April 20 and sent back to Sacramento on April 29. He was recalled again on May 10.

On June 13, Chavez pitched 52⁄3 shutout innings of relief in an 18-inning game against the New York Yankees, earning the win. On July 31, Chavez pitched against the Blue Jays for the first time since being traded to Oakland and took the loss, yielding 3 runs in the 10th inning.

Chavez was added to Oakland’s starting rotation to open the 2014 season, due to the spring injuries of Jarrod Parker and A.J. Griffin. He set career highs in starts and innings pitched and finished with an 8–8 record with a 3.45 ERA.

On January 12, 2015, Chavez and the Athletics agreed to a one-year deal worth $2.15 million, avoiding arbitration. Chavez was placed in the bullpen to start the season. On April 23, he was moved to the rotation and ended up making 26 starts for Oakland, a career-high, pitching to a 7–15 record and a 4.18 ERA. His season ended in mid-September when he was diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture in his ribs.

Toronto Blue Jays

On November 20, 2015, the Athletics traded Jesse Chavez to the Blue Jays for Liam Hendriks. He and the Blue Jays did not come to an agreement before the salary arbitration deadline on January 15, 2016. Chavez was seeking $4 million, while the Blue Jays countered at $3.6 million. On February 6, it was announced that Chavez had won his arbitration case.

Chavez entered spring training in competition for the fifth starter role with Aaron Sanchez, Drew Hutchison, and Gavin Floyd. On March 28, it was announced that Sanchez would be the team’s fifth starter, and Chavez would begin the season in the bullpen. Chavez pitched to a 1–2 record, 4.57 ERA, and 42 strikeouts in 411⁄3 innings before being traded.

On August 1, 2016, the Blue Jays traded Chavez to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Mike Bolsinger. He appeared in 23 games for the Dodgers with a 4.21 ERA.

Jesse Chavez signed a one-year, $5.75 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels on November 11, 2016. Chavez was chosen to start in the Angels rotation at the beginning of the season due to the bevvy of injuries. Chavez made 21 starts, going 5–9 with a 5.24 ERA before being put in the bullpen after the All-Star Break. Chavez finished the season 7–11 in 38 games, with 21 starts to play.

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On February 23, 2018, Chavez signed a one-year contract with the Texas Rangers. On July 19, 2018, Chavez was acquired by the Chicago Cubs for minor league pitcher Tyler Thomas. Chavez posted an impressive 1.15 ERA in 32 appearances with the Cubs.

On November 30, 2018, Chavez signed a 2-year contract to return to the Texas Rangers. Chavez was placed on the injured list on August 13 with elbow inflammation, which stemmed from a bone spur. He finished the 2019 season going 3–5 with a 4.85 ERA in 78 innings. Chavez underwent surgery to remove loose bodies from his elbow on September 9. The following season, Chavez struggled mightily to the tune of a 6.88 ERA in 17 innings.

On February 26, 2021, Chavez signed a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Angels organization that included an invitation to Spring Training. On March 26, 2021, Chavez was released by the Angels.

Atlanta Braves

On April 17, 2021, Chavez signed a minor league contract with the Atlanta Braves organization. On June 24, Chavez was selected to the active roster. In 2021 he was 3-2 with a 2.14 ERA in 30 games (4 starts) in which he pitched 33.2 innings.


Jesse Chavez is married to his longtime girlfriend Crystal Chavez, they had their wedding in the 2000s. Jesse and his wife Crystal Chavez have three children. During the offseason, Jesse, his wife Crystal Chavez and his kids live in Atlanta. As of mid2022, Chavez and his wife Crystal are still married and living a happy life with their children.

Jesse Chavez net worth

How much is Jesse Chavez worth? Jesse Chavez net worth is estimated at around $7 million. His salary is around $1.5 million and his main source of income is from his career as a baseball player. His salary per month and other career earnings are over $2 million annually. Chavez successful career has earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy cars. He is one of the richest baseball players in California.