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Jacob Nix Height, Weight, Age, Girlfriend, Family

Jacob Nix Quick Info
Height 6 ft 4 in
Weight 99 kg
Date of Birth January 9, 1996
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Eye Color Dark Brown

Jacob Nix is an American professional baseball pitcher who has played for the San Diego Padres in Major League Baseball (MLB).

Born Name

Jacob James Nix

Nick Name


Jacob Nix as seen while pitching for the Orix Buffaloes (NPB) during a game in Japan on April 9, 2023
Jacob Nix as seen while pitching for the Orix Buffaloes (NPB) during a game in Japan on April 9, 2023 (Orixbaseballclub / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0 DEED)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Los Alamitos, California, United States


Seal Beach, Orange County, California, United States





Jacob Nix studied at Los Alamitos High School (also known as Los Al), a public school located in Los Alamitos, California. He played for the school’s baseball team as a catcher.

After that, he committed to play for the UCLA Bruins baseball team by attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) on a college baseball scholarship. In addition to that, he also played baseball for the IMG Academy situated in Bradenton, Florida.


Professional Baseball Player









Jacob Nix as seen while smiling in a selfie with Marisa Giammarino in March 2021
Jacob Nix as seen while smiling in a selfie with Marisa Giammarino in March 2021 (Jacob Nix / Instagram)


6 ft 4 in or 193 cm


99 kg or 218 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Jacob Nix has dated –

  1. Marisa Giammarino – He has been romantically involved with Marisa Giammarino and the couple got engaged in December 2023.

Race / Ethnicity


Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

Towering height

Jacob Nix as seen in an Instagram post in August 2018
Jacob Nix as seen in an Instagram post in August 2018 (Jacob Nix / Instagram)

Jacob Nix Facts

  1. Growing up, he played youth baseball as a catcher.
  2. When he was 11 years old, Jacob Nix was involved in a home plate collision that led to chronic pain in his back and required spinal fusion surgery, which he had at the age of 12.
  3. He played for the United States national baseball team in the 2013 18U Baseball World Cup at the beginning of his senior year of high school and they won the gold medal in the event.
  4. Jacob Nix pitched to a 7–2 win–loss record with a 2.80 earned run average (ERA) in his junior year and was named to the Press-Telegram‘s all-area first team.
  5. In the 2014 Major League Baseball (MLB) draft, he was selected by the Houston Astros in the fifth round, with the 136th overall selection. Subsequently, both parties agreed to terms on a contract, including a $1.5 million signing bonus, well above the $370,500 recommended at the 136th slot. However, things did not go as planned because the Houston Astros failed to come to terms with Brady Aiken (the first overall selection of the draft) and that reduced their allotted draft pool, leaving them unable to sign Nix without incurring penalties. So, the Astros offered Nix a $616,165 signing bonus which was the most the team could offer him without incurring penalties. Nix rejected the offer and went on to file a grievance against the Astros. Later on, the two sides reached a settlement in December but did not disclose the terms.
  6. After becoming eligible for the 2015 MLB draft, it was stated by Keith Law (a draft expert for ESPN) that Jacob Nix could be a first-round pick.
  7. In the 2015 MLB draft, he was selected by the San Diego Padres in the third round, with the 86th overall selection. As he signed with the team, he received a $900,000 signing bonus.
  8. In March 2019, he suffered a tear in his ulnar collateral ligament of the elbow. After deciding to rehab the injury and forgo surgery, he returned to game action on July 26 and made rehab appearances for the AZL Padres, Lake Elsinore, the Amarillo Sod Poodles, and El Paso.
  9. Jacob Nix was arrested and charged with criminal trespassing on October 6, 2019, for having allegedly broken into a house in Peoria, Arizona, through a doggy door.
  10. He suffered an elbow injury in Spring Training in 2021 and it required Tommy John surgery which he underwent in mid-March.
  11. On November 10, 2022, Jacob Nix was declared as a free agent.
  12. Jacob Nix was signed by the Orix Buffaloes of Nippon Professional Baseball on December 29, 2022.
  13. He grew up as a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals.

Featured Image by Orixbaseballclub / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0 DEED

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