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John Jaso (John Edward Jaso) is an American former baseball player.
John was born on September 19, 1983, in Chula Vista, California. Throughout his career, he mainly played the positions of center fielder and catcher, but concussion problems forced him to give up catching.
John Jaso participated in Major League Baseball (MLB) games for the baseball teams including Pittsburgh Pirates, Oakland Athletics, Seattle Mariners, and Tampa Bay Rays. Keep reading to learn fascinating information about the well-known baseball player John Jaso.
John Jaso's net worth is not known.
John Jaso earned around $4 million in 2017 as his annual income. The annual income of the former baseball player John Jaso as of 2022 is not known.
John Jaso is around 6 ft 2 in (188 cm) tall.
John Jaso is presently 38 years old.
John celebrates his birthday on September 19 every year, and his zodiac sign is Virgo.
John Jaso grew up in Chula Vista, California. His father's name is Greg Jaso.
He studied at Southwestern College, a community college in Chula Vista, California, after finishing at McKinleyville High School in McKinleyville, California, in 2001.
John Jaso is married to Shannon Bobel.
Given that John chooses to keep his personal life confidential, little is known about his family.
John Jaso is best known as a catcher with an excellent eye for the strike zone.
Before joining the Seattle Mariners in 2012, he made his MLB debut in 2008 with the Tampa Bay Rays. The Tampa Bay Devil Rays initially selected him in phase 12 (338th overall) of the Major League Baseball Draft in 2003.
John started his career when he played for the Low Single-A Hudson Valley Renegades for two seasons (2003-2004). In 2003, he batted .221 but increased it to .302 in 2004 and was also the postseason All-Star for that year.
In 2005, John Jaso advanced by signing with the Single-A Southwest Michigan Devil Rays. He went further in 2006 when he joined the High Single-A Visalia Oaks. During that year, he was named to the midseason All-Star team.
He became a member of the Double-A Montgomery Biscuits in 2007. John Jaso's contract was acquired by the Tampa Bay Rays, keeping him out of the Rule 5 selection, and in 2008, he made his MLB debut.
In 2011, John got signed to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for Josh Lueke, and he witnessed Félix Hernández of the Mariners' 2012 complete game against the Tampa Bay Rays.
In 2013, he was part of a three-team swap that sent Blake Treinen, Ian Krol, A. J. Cole, and Michael Morse from the Washington Nationals to the Oakland Athletics.
In 2015, Jaso, alongside Daniel Robertson and Boog Powell, was sent to the Tampa Bay Rays for Yunel Escobar and Ben Zobrist. Following that, he signed a two-year, i.e., $8 million contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
American baseball player John Jaso was acknowledged for his performance.
John's outstanding minor league year saw him selected for the midseason and Postseason All-Star Team, as well as being recognized as the August Topps Southern League Player Of The Month'. After the tournament, he was also selected as a Double-A All-Star by Baseball America and Topps.
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