Jharel Cotton is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Minnesota Twins of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played in MLB for the Oakland Athletics and Texas Rangers He played college baseball at East Carolina University.
In 2010 and 2011, Cotton was a baseball player for Miami Dade College, where he attended college.
After he was passed over in the Major League Baseball Draft in 2010, the Los Angeles Dodgers offered him a contract as an undrafted free agent. However, he rejected the offer and went back to Miami Dade instead of accepting it.
After that, the New York Mets selected him in the 28th round of the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft. However, he did not sign with them and instead enrolled at East Carolina University.
Cotton had just completed his freshman year at East Carolina when the Los Angeles Dodgers selected him in the 20th round of the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft.
This time, he joined the Ogden Raptors, with whom he later made his debut in the professional ranks. Cotton played for the Double-A Chattanooga Lookouts, the Double-A Great Lakes Loons, and the Double-A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes in 2013.
Jharel Cotton Salary
Jharel Cotton takes home an annual average salary of $700,000 as a professional baseball pitcher.
Jharel Cotton Contract
Cotton was picked up by the Minnesota Twins off waivers on November 5, 2021. By agreeing to a $700,000 one-year deal with the Twins on November 30, Cotton avoided salary arbitration.
On May 17, 2022, he was given the go-ahead to begin his service. On May 19, he was sent outright to Triple-A after clearing waivers.
Jharel Cotton Net Worth
Jharel Cotton has an estimated net worth of $1 million.