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Manoah was regarded as one of the most promising prospects in the 2019 MLB draft. The Toronto Blue Jays selected him with the 11th overall choice.

On July 27, he made his professional debut with the Vancouver Canadians of the Class A-Short Season Northwest League, signing for $4.55 million.

Alek Manoah
Alek Manoah

Manoah had a 2.65 ERA in six starts, striking out 27 batters in 17 innings. Due to the termination of the minor league season due to the COVID-19 epidemic, Manoah did not play a minor league game in 2020.


Manoah was assigned to the Triple-A East’s Buffalo Bisons to begin the 2021 season. He struck out 12 batters in six scoreless innings in his first start of the season.

Manoah was promoted to the major leagues for the first time on May 27, 2021, when he was selected to the 40-man roster and began against the New York Yankees, winning 2–0.

In his MLB debut, he struck out Yankees infielder Rougned Odor for the first time. Over six innings, Manoah struck out seven batters while allowing two walks, no runs, and two hits.

He was suspended for five games on June 22 for an incident that occurred after he was ejected on June 19 for intentionally hitting Baltimore Orioles third baseman Maikel Franco with a pitch.

Manoah set a Blue Jays team record with seven consecutive strikeouts against the Tampa Bay Rays at Sahlen Field on July 2.

How Much Does Alek Manoah Make?

Alek Isaac is paid an average of $730,000 each year. Manoah will be paid a base salary of $730,000 in 2022.