Jayson Werth

Baseball Player
Born May 20, 1979

Jayson Richard Gowan Werth is an American Major League Baseball outfielder for the Washington Nationals. He has previously played for the Toronto Blue Jays, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Philadelphia Phillies. He bats and throws right-handed.

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  • Nats Clinch Nl East, Beat Pirates 6 1 Behind Lopez, Drew (Sep 25, 2016) Fox Sports.Com
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  • Harper Hits Go Ahead Double, Nationals Beat Rockies 5 4
    NYTimes - Aug 16, 2016
  • Werth Leads Nationals' Outburst In 7 4 Win Over Indians
    Fox News - Aug 11, 2016
  • Nationals Outlast Cubs In 12 Innings, 5 4
    NYTimes - Jun 16, 2016


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He is also the grandson of Ducky Schofield and nephew of Dick Schofield, both Major League Baseball infielders, and stepson of Dennis Werth, who played in parts of four seasons with the Kansas City Royals and New York Yankees from 1979 through 1982. … Read More


1993 14 Years Old He then played for a National power, the Springfield Flame where Werth and his teammates won the State and Midwest Regional Championship and finished Third in the 1993 Sandy Koufax World Series in Spring, Texas behind Pico Rivera, California and a Dallas, Texas team that included Major Leaguer Vernon Wells.
1995 16 Years Old Werth also was selected to play for the U.S. Junior Pan Am Games in 1995.
1996 17 Years Old He gained more attention while attending Glenwood High School in Chatham, Illinois, where he compiled a .652 batting average in his senior year with 15 home runs in 31 games and also helped his team to State Championship in 1996 (his Junior year).
1997 18 Years Old Werth initially planned on playing college baseball at the University of Georgia, but changed his plans when he was drafted in the first round (22nd overall) by the Baltimore Orioles in the 1997 Major League Baseball Draft. … Read More


2005 26 Years Old Despite the injury, Werth was able to play in 102 games during the 2005 season, hitting .234 with 7 home runs (compared to 16 the previous year, in fewer at-bats). … Read More
2006 27 Years Old On December 19, 2006, Werth signed a one-year, $850,000 contract with the Philadelphia Phillies.
2007 28 Years Old During the 2007 season, between August 26th and 27th, Werth set the all-time record for hits in consecutive plate appearances. … Read More
2008 29 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2008, Werth began the season platooning with Geoff Jenkins in right field, but soon found himself playing every day in the early part of the season while regular center fielder Shane Victorino was on the disabled list. … Read More


On May 12, 2009, Werth made a pure steal of home plate in a bases-loaded situation against the Los Angeles Dodgers, which came in the seventh inning after previously stealing both second and third base. … Read More
2010 31 Years Old 1 More Event
On December 5, 2010, Werth signed a seven-year contract with the Washington Nationals worth $126 million, the 14th richest contract in baseball history.
2011 32 Years Old Werth had a difficult 2011, highlighted by a June in which he had a .154 batting average, a .291 on-base percentage, and a .286 slugging percentage. … Read More
2012 33 Years Old 1 More Event
On May 6, 2012, Werth broke his left wrist attempting to make a diving catch against his old team, the Philadelphia Phillies. … Read More
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