MacKenzie Evan Gore is an American professional baseball pitcher for the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut in 2022.
Gore was considered one of the top prospects for the 2017 Major League Baseball draft. He was drafted by the San Diego Padres with the third overall pick. He signed a rookie contract on June 23, 2017.
He spent 2017 with the Arizona League Padres where he pitched in seven games, posting a 0–1 record, a 1.27 ERA, and a 0.98 WHIP in seven starts. He spent 2018 with the Fort Wayne TinCaps, going 2–5 with a 4.45 ERA over 16 starts.
Gore was not part of the Padres Opening Day roster, starting the season instead at Triple-A El Paso after the Padres traded for Sean Manaea the weekend before the season started.
But Gore was quickly called up when Blake Snell was placed on the IL after his first start. Gore made his MLB debut on April 15, 2022, pitching against the defending champion Atlanta Braves. He threw 5+1⁄3 innings while giving up 3 hits and 2 runs.
He recorded his first career strikeout against Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies with a 96-mile-per-hour (154 km/h) fastball. He earned his first win on April 20.
Gore stayed up with the Padres even after Snell and Mike Clevinger rejoined the club, operating out of what was at first a temporary six-man rotation that became regular usage by the end of May.
MacKenzie Gore Contract and Salary
MacKenzie Gore signed a 1 year / $700,000 contract with the San Diego Padres, including $700,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $700,000. In 2022, Gore will earn a base salary of $700,000, while carrying a total salary of $700,000. Gore’s adjusted salary with the San Diego Padres is $673,050
MacKenzie Gore’s Net Worth
MacKenzie Gore has an estimated net worth of between $1 million to $3 million.