Jacoby Ellsbury is a very popular figure in the Major League Baseball where he plays professionally for the New York Yankees. He has been an important player having joined the league in 2007 after he signed on to play for the Boston Red Sox as a center fielder before going to other clubs. Here is all to know about him.
Jacoby Ellsbury Bio and Age
He was born Jacoby McCabe Ellsbury on September 11, 1983, in Madras, Oregon. He was raised there by his parents, Margie and Jim Ellsbury alongside 3 other siblings. While his mother is a Native American, his father has both English and German blood.
Since he was young, Jacoby had always been close to the game of Baseball that the moment he got to the Madras High School for his education, he instantly became a sort of a star because of his skills. What made it even more interesting is that he also had football and basketball skills.
The first offer for Jacoby who was very shy even though highly skilled and hardworking, came from the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, but he rejected it and instead played for the Oregon State University which he saw to the 2015 College World Series.
In 2005, Jacoby made the Draft and was selected by the Boston Red Sox, and soon he began his career in the Class A-Short Season New York–Penn League where he played for the Lowell Spinners. He played with the Class A-Advanced Carolina League for Wilmington Blue Rocks. He would make it to the Pawtucket Red Sox in the Class AAA International League before getting to make his major league appearance.
Ellsbury began his first year in the MLB playing for the Boston Red Sox before going on to play for the New York Yankees in 2014. In his first season with the Red Sox, the center fielder won the World Series Championship. He would go on to win it again in 2013 which was his last season with the team. More so, he also won the Gold Glove Award, Silver Slugger Award, and AL Comeback Player of the Year while also making the All-Star team all in 2011. He was as well the AL stolen base leader trice between 2008 and 2013.
His move to the New York Yankees in 2013 was concluded at the cost $153 million even though it could reach $169 million if instead of 7 years he remains with the team for 8 years. In 2018, it was reported that he had a problem with his hip which would not allow him to play for a long time.
Family, Wife, and Daughter
Jacoby Ellsbury was raised in a Mormon family that was closely knitted. He has three brothers, Spencer Ellsbury, Tyler Ellsbury, and Matt Ellsbury with Jacoby being the eldest of them.
Looking at his relationships, the Yankees center fielder is married to Kelsey Hawkins. Before the two got married in 2012, Kelsey who was also from Oregon had been dating for six years having been together since 2006.
Just like her husband, Kelsey Hawkins attended the Oregon State University and it was there that they first met. Apart from her, there is no record of the baseball player ever dating any other woman in the past.
Thus far, the union has been blessed with two children: a daughter who was born in 2015 and their second child came in 2017.
With many years of great success most especially with the Red Sox, Jacob Ellsbury has obviously done well for himself. With a salary of over $21 million since 2015, it is not surprising that he is able to net a fortune that is estimated at $40 million.
The main source of his wealth is from his contract with a value of $153 million, leading to his mouth watering salary. Nonetheless, he has also made a good fortune from a number of endorsement deals he had including with Nike.
Height and Weight
The Yankees star player has a good body build which has added to his strength, thereby complementing his skills as a center fielder. This is one of the main things that have helped him in the MLB. In numbers, Jacoby Ellsbury has a height of 1.85 M and a body weight of 84 kg.