Joseph Francis Saunders or better known as Joe Saunders is a former Baseball Pitcher. Born in 1981, the pitcher retired in 2014 after playing for nearly a decade. Joe Saunders would represent six teams in Major League Baseball. He made his debut with the Los Angeles Angels in 2005. And retired with the Baltimore Orioles after the 2014 season.
He did play for Seattle Mariners in the 2015 season of minor league but opted out of the deal in less than 3 months.
In this article, we will have a look at Joe Saunders’ Salary, Net Worth, Personal Information, Family, Career details, Controversies, FAQs, etc
Joe Saunders’ Net Worth
Joe Saunders’ Net Worth has been estimated to be between $30 million (USD). The estimate is the sum of his salary and his endorsements during his playing days.
|Net Worth||$30 million|
|Born||June 16, 1981|
|Country of Origin||The United States of America|
|Source of Wealth||Baseball player|
Joe Saunders’ Endorsements:
Not much is known about which brands the former Baseball player endorsed.
Joe Saunders’ Salary:
The following was Joe Saunders earnings between 2007 and 2014:
His salary in the 2005, 2006 seasons is not known.
Joe Saunders’ Assets:
The player has a house in Phoenix Arizona. The multi-room house also comes with a pool.
He also has a home in Fairfax, VA.
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Teams represented by Joe Saunders
|Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim||2005-10|
|Baltimore Orioles||2012, 2014|
Joe Saunders Career
Joe Saunders started his college career at Virginia Tech. From there he went on to play in the minor league till 2005.
Los Angeles Angels
Saunders joined the MLB team Los Angeles Angels in 2005. He only played in two games in his first year with the team. He made his MLB debut on August 16, 2005, against the Toronto Blue Jays.
In his second year, he pitched 70.2 innings, winning 7 games and playing in a total of 13 games. By 2007, he was earning $380,000 in salary from the Angels. He kept improving and brought his ERA down to 4.4. He would slowly establish himself as the team’s main pitcher in 2007.
2008 was arguably one of the best years of Saunders’s career. The pitcher had a W-L record of 17-7 and played 31 games for the Angles. HisbERA was 3.4, which was the best in his career. He was also selected in the MLB All-Star team of the season.
He continued his form in 2009 and 2010, playing a total of 51 games for the Angles. He pitched over 300 innings in these two years.
Arizona Diamondbacks: Saunders was traded to Arizona Diamondbacks on 25th July 2010. He played a total of 67 games for the Diamondbacks. In the 2011 season, he had the W-L record of 12-13. His ERA was a commendable 3.6. He pitched 212 innings which was his best in a season.
Baltimore Orioles: Saunders joined the Orioles in August 2012. But he would only play 7 games for his new team. He finished with a 3-3 record for the season with the O’s.
Seattle Mariners: Joe Saunders joined the Mariners on February 12, 2013. He would sign a deal for a $6.5 million salary. He played in 33 games in that season, having the W-L record of 11-16. His ERA was 5.2 in 183 innings pitched. He was very poor in away games but made up for that in the home games.
Texas Rangers: Saunders signed up with the Rangers in March 2014. He only pitched in 8 games before being released in July of the same year.
Baltimore Orioles: After getting released by the Rangers, Saunders rejoined the O’s. He played both in Major and Minor Leagues for the team. In the MLB, he could only play 6 games. After which he left the Orioles
After leaving the O’s he had a stint with the Mariners in the Minor League before announcing his retirement in May 2015.
Joe Saunders’ Stats
The following are Joe Saunders Stats in the MLB. The stats are taken on a yearly basis.
Job Saunders’ All-time statistics
Games played = 235
W-L record overall = 89-96
Earned Run Average (ERA) = 4.37
Strikeouts = 792
Innings Pitched (IP) = 1387.1
Joe Saunders’ Achievements
His biggest achievement was being part of the MLB All-Star team in the 2008 season.
He is also part of the Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame.
Joe Saunders’ Personal Info
The following is some information about the pitcher.
|Name||Joseph Francis Saunders|
|Date of Birth||June 16, 1981|
|Born in||Springfield, Virginia|
|Parents Name||Not known|
|Joined MLB in||2005|
|Citizenship||United States of America|
|Wife||Shanel Garofalo Saunders|
|Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
|Known for||Professional Baseball Player|
Joe Saunders’ Wife
Shanel Garofalo Saunders: Shanel is a former Softball player. She studied with Joe at Virginia Tech and that’s where the couple had first met. The couple is said to have married in the early 2000s. Not much is known about their life as they have mostly kept it private.
The couple together has three children but the name of their children are not known. Shanel is also a housewife and has been supporting Joe ever since they got together. She was also a constant presence in the stadiums during his playing career.
Joe Saunders’ Controversies
Joe Saunders was arguably a very good Baseball player. He was very professional off and on the field. Owing to which he hasn’t been part of any major controversy in his career.
FAQs about Joe Saunders
No, he has retired. Saunders left the game after the 2015 season.
Joe Rosen is a Christian.
It is not known who his parents are
He is married to Shanel Saunders
His last team was the Seattle Mariners. He played for them in the Minor League.