Jesse Winker is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Seattle Mariners of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Cincinnati Reds. He was a National League All-Star in 2021.
Winker made his professional debut for the Billings Mustangs in 2012. In 62 games, he hit .338/.443/.500 with five home runs in 228 at-bats. Prior to the 2013 season, Winker was ranked by Baseball America as the Reds sixth best prospect.
He played the 2013 season with the Dayton Dragons where he became a Midwest League All-Star and Home Run Derby champion. He hit .281/.379/.463 with 16 home runs in 417 at bats over 112 games.
On March 14, 2022, the Reds traded Winker and Eugenio Suárez to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for Justin Dunn, Jake Fraley, Brandon Williamson, and a player to be named later, later announced to be Connor Phillips.
On April 24, Winker hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the 12th inning for his first walk-off as a member of the Mariners. Winker and the Mariners agreed to a two-year contract on June 16.
During a June 26 game against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium, Winker was hit in the thigh by an alleged beanball from Angels pitcher Andrew Wantz. Winker proceeded to charge the Angels dugout and a bench-clearing brawl ensued.
Winker first confronted injured Angels third baseman Anthony Rendon, and Rendon proceeded to strike Winker in the face with his left hand while wearing a cast on his right, then later got into an altercation with Ryan Tepera.
Jesse Winker Contract and Salary
Jesse Winker signed a 2 year / $14,500,000 contract with the Seattle Mariners, including $14,500,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $7,250,000.
Jesse Winker’s Net Worth
Jesse Winker has an estimated net worth of between $1 million to $3 million.