Ryan Schimpf was the key player in San Diego Padre’s victory against the San Francisco Giants Tuesday night at AT&T Park. When the Padres were down to their last strike, Schimpf launched a three run homer that put the Padres in the lead. It was the 28-year-old’s 19th home-run in the big leagues. Baseball fans curious about this left-handed-hitting rookie, your wait ends here! We have all the information about Schimpf’s wife, his net worth and his salary.
Net Worth and Salary
In June 2015, Schimpf signed a one-year contract with the San Diego Padres for an annual salary of $1 million. After working as a minor league free agent for months, this contract increased his net worth to $1 million. His total salary playing for San Diego, along with bonuses and base salary, is $307,803.
Schimpf began his career playing for the Toronto Blue Jays, as he was selected in the fifth round of the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft. He was assigned to the Gulf Coast Blue Jays for two games, after which he was promoted to the Short Season-A Auburn Doubledays. In 2010, when the 5 ft 7 giant played for the Class-A Lansing Lugnuts, he was named a mid-season All-Star. 2011 was a slow year for him, starting out on the disabled list and not appearing in any minor league game until June. However, he made a comeback in 2012 playing for the Advanced-A Dunedin Blue Jays. He was named mid-season All-Star for the second time in his career while playing for Dunedin. He played the entire 2013 season with New Hampshire, but in 2014, he divided his time between Hampshire and the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons. During the off-season, he played in the Mexican Pacific League. In 2015, after splitting time between Double-A and Triple-A, he became a minor-league free agent and signed with the Padres. The Padres were losing players, after Jedd Gyorko joined St. Louis, and Cory Spangenberg and Jemile Weeks were injured. Meanwhile Schimpf’s stats were getting better and the Padres saw potential in the rookie. During the 2015 season, Schimpf was promoted to the major league for June 2016. The following month, Schimpf’s game picked up fast and not only did he set a Padres rookie record, he also won the National League Rookie of the Month Award for July!
The Louisiana native was schooled at St. Paul’s School in Covington and attended Louisiana State University. He played for the university baseball team, the LSU Tigers. When he was in the eighth grade, he met his high school sweetheart, Felicia Garza, who would later become his wife. Felicia also graduated from LSU and was a continuous presence during the start of Schimpf’s career with the Blue Jays. She’s often traveling with Schimpf to his games and dreams of a major league career for him. Felicia and Ryan’s first child was born earlier this year and the baby girl was among the spectators of the Padres-Giants game on Tuesday supporting her daddy!