Jax was drafted in the third round of the 2016 Major League Baseball draft by the Minnesota Twins after his junior year.
He signed for $645,000 and made his professional debut with the Rookie-level Appalachian League’s Elizabethton Twins, pitching 8+23 innings.
He only pitched in five games in 2017 before being called up to active service in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Between Elizabethton and the Cedar Rapids Kernels of the Class A Midwest League, he was 2–2 with a 2.61 ERA in those five outings.
In 2018, he was accepted into the United States military’s World Class Athlete Program, allowing him to devote his entire attention to Olympic preparation (which counts toward his five years of obligatory active duty), allowing him to play full-time in the lower leagues.
He pitched for the Fort Myers Miracle of the Class A-Advanced Florida State League during the season, going 3–4 with a 3.70 ERA in 15 appearances (14 starts). He participated in the Arizona Fall League after the season ended.
Jax began 2019 with the Class AA Southern League’s Pensacola Blue Wahoos, where he was selected as an All-Star. He missed nearly three weeks with Pensacola due to exhaustion.
How Much Does Griffin Jax Make?
Griffin Jax earns an average of $700,000 each year. Correa will be paid a base salary of $700,000 in 2022.