American pitcher Robert Glenn Ray competes for the Major League Baseball Seattle Mariners. He had played for the Toronto Blue Jays, Arizona Diamondbacks, and the Detroit Tigers.
Ray won the American League Cy Young Award in 2021 after leading the American League in earned run average and strikeouts. He was an MLB All-Star in 2017 and 2021.
In Brentwood, Tennessee, Ray was born on October 1, 1991. Alongside future Major League Baseball (MLB) All-Star Mookie Betts, Ray played travel baseball as a youngster in the Nashville region.
He and Betts played on the same travel teams, but they competed against one another at their respective high schools: Ray went to Brentwood, while Betts went to John Overton.
In his final high school season, Ray had a 7-1 record with a 0.50 earned run average (ERA), striking out 95 batters while only walking 13. A perfect game against Centennial High School was one of his three no-hitters that season.
When Ray was chosen by the Washington Nationals in the 12th round of the 2010 MLB Draft, he had already de-committed from Vanderbilt University and intended to play collegiate baseball for the Arkansas Razorbacks.
He took a signing bonus of $799,000, which is generally given to fourth-round draft selections and joined the organization on August 14, shortly before the deadline for draftees.
Ray’s 2010 minor league playing time was constrained because of his late-season signing.
How Old Is Robbie Ray?
Robbie Ray is 30 years old. He was born on October 1, 1991.