Jarrod Michael Washburn was born on August 13, 1974 in La Crosse, Wisconsin. He is a starting pitcher for the Seattle Mariners.
Jarrod is 6’ 1”, weighs 195 pounds, and bats and throws left.
High SchoolJarrod graduated from Webster High School in Wisconsin.
CollegeJarrod attended the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.
Minor LeaguesJarrod was drafted by the California Angels in the 2nd round of the 1995 amateur draft, and made his way through the Angels farm system.
*Major Leagues‘*California Angels’Jarrod was called up to the majors and made his debut on June 2, 1998. However, he would shortly return to the minors, being called up only occasionally, until 2001 when he became a regular starter.
In 2005, the final year ofhis contract, Jarrod had a record of only 8-8, and an ERA of 3.20. He became a free agent after the season.
Seattle MarinersOn December 22, 2005, Jarrod signed a four-year contract worth $37.5 million with the Seattle Mariners.
In 2006, he finished a disappointing 8-14 with a 4.67 ERA. In 2007, he bettered his his ERA to 4.32.
In 2008, he struggled early in the season, but from June 9 to August 6, he had an ERA of 3.24. Through August 6, however, he has had the lowest run support in the American League.
PersonalJarrod and his wife Kerrie live in Danbury, Wisconsin with their three children: Jack, Owen and Ava.