Fairbanks was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the ninth round of the 2015 MLB draft. He debuted in MLB for the Rangers in 2019.
He spent his debut season of 2015 with the Spokane Indians of the Class A Short Season Northwest League, going 1–2 with a 3.14 ERA over 57 innings.
He opened the 2017 season with the Down East Wood Ducks of the Class A-Advanced Carolina League, going 2-1 with a 5.79 ERA in 18.2 innings.
Fairbanks experienced a second torn UCL and went through Tommy John’s medical procedure a second time during the 2017 season. The injury made him miss the remainder of 2017 and the whole 2018 season.
Meet Pete Fairbanks’ Wife Lydia Fairbanks
Pete Fairbanks is currently married to Lydia Fairbanks. She was born on May 30, 1994, in St. Louis, Missouri. She is the daughter of Cherry and Doug Ely.
She said to have graduated from Rosati-Kain High School; played volleyball at Mizzou and St. Louis Volleyball Club since 2003.
Lydia and Pete tied the knot in December 2018, at the Stone House of St. Charles. They welcomed their first child together, their gorgeous son, Isak on December 28, 2019.