Jesse Craig Carlson was born on December 31, 1980 New Britain, Connecticut. He is a relief pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays.
Jesse is 6’1”, weighs 160 pounds, and bats and throws left.
High SchoolJesse graduated from Berlin High School, where he was a two-sport star, in basketball and baseball. His team won the state championship in 1999.
CollegeJesse attended the University of Connecticut, pitched on their baseball team, and lettered in baseball in all three seasons.
Minor LeaguesJesse was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in 2002.
2002 - Oneonta Tigers in the New York-Penn League (Tigers)2003 - Lexington Legends in the South Atlantic League (Houston Astros)2004 - Round Rock Express in the Texas League 2005 - New Hampshire Fisher Cats in the Eastern League, then the Syracuse SkyChiefsin the International League (Both Toronto Blue Jays)2006 - Frisco RoughRiders in the Texas League, then the Oklahoma RedHawks in the Pacific Coast League (both Texas Rangers)2007 - New Hampshire Fisher Cats (back to Toronto)2008 - Syracuse Chiefs in the International League
Major LeaguesJesse made his major league debut with the Toronto Blue Jays on April 10, 2008.