Jesse Winker is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Seattle Mariners of Major League Baseball. He was born on August 17, 1993. (MLB).He was previously with the Cincinnati Reds. In 2021, he was named to the National League All-Star team.
Winker was born in Buffalo, New York, and lived in Niagra Falls New York. At the age of seven, his family moved to Orlando Florida. The Cincinnati Reds selected Winker in the first round (49th overall) of the 2012 MLB draft out of Olympia High School in Orlando, Florida.
He had a.509 batting average as a junior at Olympia.
He had committed to play collegiate baseball for the University of Florida Gators, but he elected to sign with the Reds instead of going to school. Winker made his master debut for the Billing Mustard in 2012. He hit 16 home runs in 417 at-bats over 112 games for the Dayton Dragons in 2013. Winker was ranked by Baseball America as the sixth-best prospect in the Reds’ farm system.
On March 14, 2022, Winker was traded along with Eugenio Suarez to the Seattle Mariners by the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for Jake Fraley, Justin Dunn, and Williamson Brandon. Jesse Winker hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the 12th inning on April 24, 2022, earning his first walk-off as a Mariner.