Brooks Raley is a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Houston Astros in the United States (MLB). Raley was drafted in the sixth round of the 2009 Major League Baseball draught by the Chicago Cubs. He formerly played for the Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds in Major League Baseball. In addition, he plays for the Lotte Giants in the KBO League. In 2012, he made his MLB debut.
Brooks Raley was born in San Antonio on June 29, 1988. Terry and DeeAnna Raley are Raley’s parents. After being selected in the 1981 Major League Baseball draft, his father joined the Toronto Blue Jays organization and played for the Medicine Hat Blue Jays and the Kinston Blue Jays before retiring in 1982. Raley has two siblings who have both played minor league baseball. Russell, the eldest brother, was picked by the New York Yankees in 2006.
Russell became a coach after his playing career finished in 2007. Cory, the younger brother, was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in 2012 and played his final minor-league season in 2016. Raley went to Uvalde High School in Uvalde, Texas, and Texas A&M University, where he was a member of the Texas A&M Aggies baseball team.
Brooks Raley Career
Raley was claimed off waivers by the Minnesota Twins on February 12, 2014. On May 8, the Twins designated him for assignment, and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim claimed him off waivers. Raley inked a contract with the Lotte Giants, a KBO League team based in Bussan, on December 14, 2014. Raley stayed with the Giants in 2016, and on January 8, 2017, he signed a one-year, $850,000 contract for the 2017 season. Brooks pitched with Lotte for five seasons, from 2015 to 2019, and has a 48–53 record with a 4.13 ERA and 755 strikeouts in 910+23 innings. Raley signed a minor league deal with the Cincinnati Reds on January 9, 2020, which included an invitation to spring training.
On Opening Day, he was named to the Reds’ roster. Before being designated for assignment on August 6, Raley pitched four innings in four games for Cincinnati, his first MLB action since 2013. Raley was sent to the Houston Astros on August 9, 2020, in exchange for a player to be named later, minor league pitcher Fredy Medina. In 17 bullpen appearances with Houston in 2020, he was 0–1 with one save and a 3.94 ERA in 16 innings pitched, striking out 21 batters. Raley’s $2 million option for the 2021 season was picked up by the Astros on November 1.
Brooks Raley Biography
|Real Name||Brooks Lee Raley|
|Birth Date||29 June 1988|
|Age (as of 2021)||33 Years|
|Birth Place||San Antonio, Texas, United States|
|Height||in feet inches – 6’ 3” – in Centimeters – 190 cm|
|Weight||in Kilograms – 90 kg – in Pounds – 200 lbs|
|Shoe Size||14 (U.S.)|
|College||Texas A&M University|
Brooks Raley met Rachel Shipley while she was a member of the Texas A&M women’s soccer team, and they eventually married. There are four children in the family: three daughters and a son and they all live in San Diego.
Brooks Raley Net Worth
Brooks Raley’s net worth is estimated to be between $1 million and $2 million dollars. He has amassed enormous money as a result of his principal profession as a baseball player.