Jake Arrieta Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Joan Agie
Jan 31, 2024 By Joan Agie
Originally Published on May 20, 2022
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About Jake Arrieta

Jacob Joseph Arrieta, also known as Jake Arrieta, is an American baseball player playing as a pitcher.

Jake Arrieta was born on March 6, 1986, in Farmington, Missouri.  Previously, he played for the Baltimore Orioles and Philadelphia Phillies. After completing his formal education, Jake Arrieta entered his career as an athlete. 

Jake Arrieta was an All-American. He played college football at Weatherford Junior College and Texas Christian University. Jake was titled the Mountain West Conference Pitcher of the Year at TCU. It was in 2010 when Arrieta made his debut for the big league. In 2019, he had season-ending surgery due to medical reasons. He is a free agent. Jake Arrieta has played in a few teams including the Baltimore Orioles, Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies, and San Diego Padres. He has won a few awards as well.

Jake Arrieta Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Jake Arrieta's net worth?

Jake Arrieta's net worth is estimated to be approximately $28 million. It is difficult to pinpoint his exact net worth as not a lot of information is available on his finances.

How much does Jake Arrieta earn per year?

Jake Arrieta's annual income is estimated to be $20 million per year. His steady flow of income helps boost his net worth considerably every year. He also makes money from various other commercial ventures.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Jake Arrieta?

Jake Arrieta is 6 ft 4 in (193 cm) tall.

How old is Jake Arrieta?

Jake Arrieta was born on March 6, 1986, and is 36 years old, as of 2022.

Jake Arrieta's zodiac sign is Pisces and his birth flower is the daffodil.

Childhood And Education

Jake Arrieta was born in Farmington, Missouri but brought up in Plano, Texas. He attended Plano East Senior High School. The Cincinnati Reds selected him in the 31st round of the 2004 drafts, however, he turned the offer down and attended Weatherford Junior College and had his freshman year in 2005. In the 26th round of the 2005 Major League Baseball draft, the Milwaukee Brewers selected Arrieta. However, he chose to transfer and attend Texas Christian University, where he studied sports psychology.

Family, Romance And Relationships

Who is Jake Arrieta’s partner?

Jake Arrieta has been married to Brittany Arrieta since 2008 and the couple has two kids; Palmer Arrieta and Cooper Arrieta.

Career And Professional Highlights

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In 2018, the Philadelphia Phillies offered Arrieta a $70 million contract for 3 years. However, Arrieta signed the contract late and opened the season against the Miami Marlins.

During the 2018 season, Arrieta sustained a meniscus tear and injured his knee. He hid the injury and continued to play the season. Later, he underwent surgery to remove a bone spur in his pitching elbow.

In 2021, Jake Arrieta signed a one-year contract of $4 million with the Chicago Cubs. In the same year, in August, the Chicago Cubs released Arrieta. After four days of his release, Jake Arrieta signed a contract with the San Diego Padres. The contract was for the minor league.

In Beijing, China, during the 2008 Olympics Games, Arrieta won the bronze medal representing the US baseball team. He also won a gold medal at the World University Championship, in 2006, in Havana, representing the US baseball team.

Jake Arrieta started his career as a baseball player during his high school years at Plano East Senior High School. The Cincinnati Reds selected him. As a junior, he was 6-1 with an ERA of 1.611 and 5-4 as a senior with a 1.30 ERA. He turned down the offer by the Cincinnati Reds to attend Weatherford Junior College. He posted a 6-2 win-loss record with an ERA of 3.43. Jake Arrieta was, again, selected by the Milwaukee Brewers during the 2005 Major League Baseball draft. He turned down the offer and transferred to Texas Christian University. He played for the TCU Horned Frogs baseball team during his sophomore and junior seasons. With the McKinney Marshalls, Arrieta participated in the Texas Collegiate League, posting a 4-3 record with an ERA of 1.87.

In 2006, Jake Arrieta led his college baseball team with 14 wins and an ERA of 2.35. After his sophomore year, he was named a Second-Team College Baseball All-American. He also won the Mountain West Conference of the Year. In the same year, he joined the United States national baseball team, winning the World University Baseball Championship in Cuba. His college career set a foundation for his further professional career in baseball.

In the fifth round of the 2007 MLB draft, the Baltimore Orioles selected Jake Arrieta with a signing bonus of $1.1 million. His professional debut was recorded in the Arizona Fall League, after which, he was named a Preseason All-Star. He pitched 16 scoreless innings for the Phoenix Desert Dogs.

Jake Arrieta's major league debut was recorded in 2010 against the New York Yankees at Camden Yards. He recorded a 6-6 with an ERA of 4.66. In 2011, Arrieta won the home opener for the Baltimore Orioles. He played for the Baltimore Orioles from 2010 to 2013.

After four seasons, in 2013, Arrieta was traded to the Chicago Cubs. His debut for the Chicago Cubs recorded him giving up 1 run in 6 innings. After which, he was optioned to the Iowa Cubs. He played for the Chicago Cubs from 2013 to 2017.

Charity Work

Jake Arrieta and his wife Brittany Arrieta have committed themselves to several charitable efforts, including Catch in the Confines and the Race to Wrigley.

What awards has Jake Arrieta won?

Jake Arrieta has won the Breakout Pitcher of the Year (2014), Baseball Digest Pitcher of the Year Award (2015), Cy Young Award (2015), Esurance MLB Award (Best Breakout Player), and (Best Starting Pitcher) (2015), Four MLB Player of the Week Awards, Four Pitcher of the Month Awards and The Silver Slugger Award (National League).

Jake Arrieta's Hobbies And Interests

Jake Arrieta's hobbies include woodworking. He finds woodworking to be therapeutic and fun. He has built a dining room buffet table, end tables, an entryway table, and a workbench. He is interested in working out and does cross-training and pilates.

Other Interesting Jake Arrieta's Facts And Trivia

  • On March 6, 1986, Jake Arrieta was born in Farmington, Missouri.
  • His zodiac sign is Pisces. He is the son of Lou Arrieta and Lynda Arrieta.
  • His early life was spent being a baseball player.
  • He married Brittany Arrieta, his high school sweetheart, in 2008. Together, they have a son, Cooper, and a daughter, Palmer.
  • Jake recently signed with and is currently playing for the Chicago Cubs.
  • Apart from his baseball career (college to professional), he is also an actor and has appeared in a few films. He is known for his role in 'Chicago Fire' (2012), 'Sunday Night Baseball' (1990), and 'Veep' (2012). Arrieta also owns a clothing line selling his official merchandise.

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Jake Arrieta Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Jacob Joseph Arrieta

Date of Birth




Place of Birth




193 cm

Eye Color

Dark Brown

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Baseball Pitcher, Actor


Texas Christian University

Net Worth



Brittany Arrieta


Lou Arrieta, Lynda Arrieta


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Written by Joan Agie

Bachelor of Science specializing in Human Anatomy

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Joan AgieBachelor of Science specializing in Human Anatomy

With 3+ years of research and content writing experience across several niches, especially on education, technology, and business topics. Joan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Anatomy from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria, and has worked as a researcher and writer for organizations across Nigeria, the US, the UK, and Germany. Joan enjoys meditation, watching movies, and learning new languages in her free time.

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