Joe Espada Biography – Puerto Rican baseball coach, Josue Espada was born on August 30, 1975, in Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
|Date of Birth:||August 30, 1975|
|Net Worth:||$1 million – $5 million|
Joe Espada Nationality
Espada was born in Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico. He is a Puerto Rican.
Joe Espada Age
Espada was born on August 30, 1975, hence he is currently 48 years of age as of 2023.
Joe Espada’s Height and Weight
Espada stands at a height of 5ft 10 inches and weighs 185 lb.
Joe Espada’s Family and Siblings
As of the time of filing this report, we have no details about Espada’s parents or siblings at the moment.
Joe Espada’s Educational Background
Espada attended a local high school in San Juan. He furthered at the University of Mobile where he played college baseball for the Mobile Rams.
Joe Espada Career
Espada’s batting average of.442 set a record for Mobile. Espada was chosen by the Oakland Athletics with the 45th overall pick in the second round of the 1996 Major League Baseball draft.
Espada was taken by the Minnesota Twins in the 1998 Rule 5 draft from the Athletics; however, he was sent back to the Athletics after failing to make the Twins’ Opening Day roster. Espada spent the whole 2000 season as a player in Oakland’s system.
Espada signed as a free agent with the Florida Marlins organization in 2001. In August of that same year, he was moved to the Colorado Rockies organization in exchange for Juan Acevedo.
Later, he was a minor league player for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Texas Rangers, Kansas City Royals, and St. Louis Cardinals.
Espada participated in the 2004 season as a player with the Pensacola Pelicans of the independent Central Baseball League. Despite never playing in the major leagues, he reached Triple-A and retired after the 2005 season.
Espada joined the Marlins organization as a coach upon his retirement. He was the hitting coach for the Jupiter Hammerheads of the Class A-Advanced Florida State League in 2007 and the Greensboro Grasshoppers of the Class A South Atlantic League in 2006.
Espada was the minor league infield coordinator for the Marlins for the next two seasons. Espada was hired by the Marlins as their third base coach before the 2010 campaign.
During the 2013 World Baseball Classic, he served as the Puerto Rican national baseball team’s coach. Through the 2013 season, Espada was the Marlins’ third base coach.
The Marlins wanted Espada to have managerial experience, so after the season, he was moved to manage Jupiter. Rather, Espada accepted a position as special assistant to general manager Brian Cashman with the New York Yankees.
Espada joined the Yankees on January 11, 2015, as the third base and infield coach. In winter baseball, he was the manager of the Gigantes de Carolina in the Liga de Béisbol Profesional Roberto Clemente.
In the 2017 World Baseball Classic, Espada led the Puerto Rican team once more as coach. Espada became the bench coach for the Houston Astros following the 2017 season.
Following the 2018 season, he conducted interviews for managerial positions with the Texas Rangers and the Chicago Cubs in 2019.
Espada won the World Series in 2022 after the Astros overcame the Philadelphia Phillies in the postseason.
Following the 2023 season, on November 13, 2023, Espada was elevated to manager of the Astros following Dusty Baker’s resignation.
Joe Espada Wife
Espada is married to Pamela Dearth
Joe Espada Children
Espada has two daughters, Viviana and Eliana.
Joe Espada Religion
We have no details about Espada’s religious affiliation at the moment of filing this report.
Joe Espada’s Net Worth
Espada has a net worth estimated to be from about $1 million to $10 million as of 2023. He is believed to have made his net worth from his previous minor playing career and coaching career.