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Jay Powell

Full Name: James Willard Powell, Jr.
Born: Jan 9, 1972 in Meridian, MS
Height: 6’4″ Weight: 225
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Wife (Candace), Son (Wyatt James – 7/16/96), Daughter (McKinna – 7/19/00)
Resides: Madison, MS
MLB Debut: Sep 10, 1995


Notes

  • Was winning pitcher in Game 7 of 1997 World Series
  • Went to Mississippi State – same college as Rafael Palmeiro & Will Clark.
  • Played for Team USA at 1990 Junior World Championships

Team History

  • 1993-1994: Baltimore Orioles (originally drafted 6/90 by Padres – did not sign)
  • 1995-1998: Florida Marlins (via trade for Bret Barberie on Dec 6, 1994)
  • 1998-2001: Houston Astros (via trade with Scott Makarewicz for Ramon Castro on Jul 5, 1998)
  • 2001: Colorado Rockies (via trade for Ron Villone and $ on Jun 27, 2001)
  • 2002-2004: Texas Rangers (as a free agent on Dec 11, 2001 – GFA Dec 7, 2004)
  • 2005: Atlanta Braves (as a minor league free agent on Jan 27, 2005)
  • 2006: Asst Coach at Jackson Academy (not officially retired, recovering from injury)
  • Unknown status as of Feb 5, 2008 – Presumed Retired

Salary History

  • 2005: $600,000
  • 2004: $3 Million
  • 2003: $3.25 Million
  • 2002: $3 Million
  • 2001: $1.6 Million
  • 2000: $1.25 Million
  • 1999: $800,000
  • 1998: $320,000
  • 1997: $208,000
  • 1996: $118,000
  • 1995: $109,000

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