Jayson Werth Biography
Jayson Werth born Jayson Richard Gowan Werth, is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball (MLB). He was born on May 20, 1979 in Springfield, Illinois, to Jeff Gowan and Kim Schofield.
As a youngster, Werth played for the top youth traveling teams in Springfield, Illinois. His teams dominated the state of Illinois youth baseball with four consecutive state championships in Khoury League with the Bunn Brewers. He then played for a national power, the Springfield Flame, where his team won the state and Midwest Regional and finished third in the 1993 Sandy Koufax World Series in Spring, Texas, behind Pico Rivera, California and a Dallas, Texas, team.
In 1995, Werth was selected to play for the U.S. Junior Pan Am Games. He gained more attention while attending Glenwood High School in Chatham, Illinois, where he compiled a .616 batting average in his senior year with 15 home runs in 31 games and helped his team to the state championship in 1996 in his junior year.
He was drafted in the first round (22nd overall) by the Baltimore Orioles in the 1997 Major League Baseball draft. Werth broke into the major leagues with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2002. This was after the Orioles traded Werth to the Toronto Blue Jays for pitcher John Bale.
After two seasons in Toronto, Werth was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Jason Frasor on March 29, 2004. On December 19, 2006, Werth signed a one-year, $850,000 contract with the Philadelphia Phillies. On October 29, 2008, the Phillies won their second World Series title. Despite being eligible for arbitration after the 2008 season, Werth agreed to a two-year contract with the Phillies worth $10 million on January 21, 2009.
On December 5, 2010, Werth signed a seven-year contract with the Washington Nationals worth $126 million, the 14th richest contract in baseball history. He was introduced to the media on December 15, 2010 with his number 28 jersey. On August 11, 2013, Werth collected his 1,000th career hit.
Jayson Werth Age
He was born on May 20, 1979.
Jayson Werth Wife – Jayson Werth Married – Jayson Werth Kids
Werth is married to Julia Werth and they have two children.
Jayson Werth Family
He was born to Jeff Gowan and Kim Schofield Werth. His father was a collegiate baseball and football player and his mother was competed in the trials of U.S Olympic in the game of long jump. He is the grandson of Ducky Schofield and nephew of Dick Schofield, both Major League Baseball infielders, and stepson of Dennis Werth, who played in parts of four seasons with the Kansas City Royals and New York Yankees from 1979 through 1982.
Jayson Werth Salary
2.1 million USD.
Jayson Werth Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $55 million.
Jayson Werth Contract
Werth’s contract is worth $21 million each season between 2015 and 2017.