George Kirby Contract And Salary: Net Worth And Income Explored

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George Kirby signed a one-year contract with the Seattle Mariners of Major League Baseball (MLB) on March 1, 2023.

George Joseph Kirby, born on February 4, 1998, is a professional baseball pitcher. He made his MLB debut with the Mariners on May 8, 2022.

During high school, he was a varsity baseball and basketball team member. He was named to the New York State Sportswriters Association’s All-State First Team for Class A in his junior year.

George Kirby, A Professional Baseball Pitcher
George Kirby, A Professional Baseball Pitcher (Source: The Seattle Times)

As a high school senior, the New York Mets picked Kirby in the 32nd round of the 2016 MLB draft. But the Mariners’ pitcher did not sign with the Mets and opted to play for the Elon Phoenix.

At Elon, he was named to the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) All-Rookie Team in his freshman year and to the All-CAA Second Team as a sophomore.

Considered a top prospect, Kirby was drafted by the Seattle Mariners as the 20th overall pick in the 2019 MLB draft.

George Kirby Contract, Salary & Net Worth

Marching towards greatness, he showed his abilities since his high school days. His collegiate years were nothing more than a work of art, putting him on the top prospects list.

After the Mariners picked him in the first round, Kirby signed a $3.24 million deal. And he started playing for the Everett AquaSox of the Class A Short Season Northwest League.

After playing with the Arkansas Travelers of the Double-A Central, the Mariners promoted Kirby to the major leagues on May 8, 2022.

Kirby While Pitching
Kirby While Pitching (Source: Twitter)

The professional baseball pitcher inked a 1-year/$758,300 contract with the Mariners on March 1, 2023.

As per spotrac, he bagged $3,242,900 as a signing bonus, and 2022 saw him bagging $519,210 from the Mariners.

George is estimated to earn $758,300 for the 2023 season.

Just in the early years of his professional career, there are not much details regarding his net worth.

However, assuming the earning he has made so far, we can assume that the professional baseball player enjoys a net worth of around $1 million.

George Kirby’s Masterclass In Mariners Victory

George, being a lifelong Yankees fan, ironically, his first start as the Mariners was against the New York Yankees.

He was more excited for his first start against his childhood team. Kirby had the most impressive start and threw everything he had to retire Yankees slugger Aaron Judge.

The Mariners pitcher was able to shut down the Yankees for eight dominant innings. He even touched 99 mph, his career’s fastest pitch, in a strikeout of Gleyber Torres.

Kirby was impressive against the Yankees, allowing just three hits with no walks and seven strikeouts.

When asked about the game, he said, “It felt like a playoff game (with) the atmosphere and the jitters I had.”

He added,  “It’s definitely surreal, especially growing up in New York as a Yankee fan. I haven’t really wrapped my head around it.”

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