Jake Reed is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has also played in MLB for the New York Mets. He played college baseball for the Oregon Ducks.
Jake Reed net worth 2022
Jacob Hubert Reed was born on September 29, 1992 (age 29 years) in Tucson, Arizona, United States. He was raised by his parents. Reed attended Helix High School in La Mesa, California, where he played for the school’s baseball team as a pitcher and the American football team as a quarterback. For the baseball team as a sophomore, Reed had a 5–4 win-loss record with a 1.54 earned run average (ERA) and 70 strikeouts in 65+2⁄3 innings pitched, winning the Grossmont South League Pitcher of the Year.
Reed was selected by the Chicago White Sox after graduating in 2011 in the 40th round, with the 1,221st overall selection, of the 2011 MLB Draft. He did not sign with the White Sox, opting instead to attend college. He enrolled at the University of Oregon to play college baseball for the Oregon Ducks baseball team. As a freshman, Reed set a Ducks’ record for innings pitched by a freshman in a season. In his junior year at Oregon, the Ducks transitioned Reed into a relief pitcher. Serving as the Ducks’ closer, Reed had a 4–1 win-loss record, a 1.93 ERA, and 13 saves. He was named to the All-Pac-12 Conference’s first team.
Jake Reed was selected by the Minnesota Twins in the fifth round, with the 140th overall selection, in the 2014 MLB Draft. He signed with the Twins, receiving a $350,000 signing bonus. Reed began the 2014 season with the Elizabethton Twins of the Rookie-level Appalachian League, and was promoted to the Cedar Rapids Kernels of the Class A Midwest League during the season.
Reed finished the 2014 season with a 3–0 win-loss record, an 0.30 ERA, seven saves, and 39 strikeouts to three walks and 11 hits allowed in 30 innings pitched between the two levels. After the 2014 regular season, the Twins assigned Reed to the Arizona Fall League (AFL). In week one of the AFL season, he was named the Pitcher of the Week.
The Twins assigned Jake Reed to the Chattanooga Lookouts of the Class AA Southern League to start the 2015 season, but he struggled and was demoted to the Fort Myers Miracle of the Class A-Advanced Florida State League. He returned to the Arizona Fall League after the season. The next year, Reed returned to Chattanooga and the Rochester Red Wings of the Class AAA International League.
In 2017, Jake Reed again pitched for Rochester and Chattanooga, recording a 2.13 ERA in 27 games. Reed spent the 2018 season in Rochester, recording a stellar 1.89 ERA in 30 appearances. He remained in Rochester for the 2019 season, pitching to a 5–3 record and 5.76 ERA in 45 games. Reed did not play in a game in 2020 due to the cancellation of the minor league season because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jake Reed signed a minor league deal with the Los Angeles Angels organization on November 17, 2020. He was assigned to the Triple-A Salt Lake Bees to begin the 2021 season. After pitching to an 8.44 ERA in eight appearances, Reed opted out of his contract on May 31, 2021.
On June 4, 2021, Jake Reed signed a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers and was assigned to Triple-A Oklahoma City Dodgers. In nine games with the team, he recorded a 2.61 ERA with 11 strikeouts. On July 6, the Dodgers added Reed to the 40-man roster and promoted him to the majors for the first time.
Jake Reed made his debut that night against the Miami Marlins, pitching 2⁄3 of an inning, allowing two hits, an intentional walk and one run while striking out Garrett Cooper for his first MLB strikeout. He pitched 5+1⁄3 innings across six games for the Dodgers while allowing three runs (two earned) on five hits. He was designated for assignment on July 21.
On July 25, 2021, the Tampa Bay Rays claimed Reed off waivers from the Dodgers. He was designated for assignment on July 30, 2021. However, on August 2, 2021, Reed was claimed off of waivers by the New York Mets. He was designated for assignment on July 10, 2022. On July 13, 2022, Reed was claimed off waivers by the Dodgers. He picked up his first career save on August 30, 2022, against the Mets.
Jake Reed is married to Janie Takeda-Reed, they had their wedding in 2017. His wife is a softball outfielder for the United States women’s national softball team which won a silver medal at the 2020 Summer Olympics. Jake stands at an appealing height of 1.88m and has a good body weight which suits his personality. As of mid-2022, Jake Reed and his wife Janie are still married and haven’t disclosed the information related to their children’s plans.
Jake Reed net worth
How much is Jake Reed worth? Jake Reed net worth is estimated at around $5 million. His main source of income is from his career as a professional baseball pitcher. Jake Reed’s salary per month with other career earnings is over $1 million dollars annually. His successful career has earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy car trips. He is one of the richest and most influential baseball pitchers in the United States.