Cutter Dykstra is an American baseball player who is currently a free agent. Ever since he was released by Harrisburg Senators in 2016, he has not been able to find another team to pitch for. He was such a promising talent while he was much younger but these days, he finds it difficult to land a spot in Major League Baseball. One of the things that have slowed down his baseball career is what hinders most athlete’s career—injuries.
Injuries have really been a big obstacle in Cutter’s aim at achieving his dream of playing in the MLB. With injuries pulling his career down, he has also had so many inconsistent seasons. It has hindered him from fulfilling the initial potentials he showed back in his high school that made the Milwaukee Brewers draft him while he was just a teenager. To learn more about the family life of the skilled athlete and other facts as well, read on.
Cutter Dykstra’s Family Life
Cutter Dykstra was born as one of three kids to retired baseball player Lenny Dykstra and his wife, Terri Dykstra. His parents stayed married from 1985 until Terri filed for a divorce in 2009. Lenny Dykstra was born and named Leonard Kyle Dykstra on February 10, 1963, in Santa Ana, California. He was a professional baseball player. Unlike his son, Lenny bats and throws with his left and he made his MLB debut on May 3, 1985, playing for the New York Mets.
He played for only two MLB teams including New York Mets (1985-1989) and Philadelphia Phillies (1989-1996). His last MLB game was with the Phillies on May 18, 1996. During his active years, Lenny was named to the All-Star team three times in 1990, 1994 and 1995. He also led the Mets to win the World Series Championship in 1986.
Cutter Dykstra has two brothers, Luke and Gavin Dykstra. His elder brother, Gavin played baseball for one year at Cal State Northridge. While his younger brother Luke is also a ballplayer. Following in the footsteps of his father and older brothers, Luke was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 7th round of the 2014 MLB draft. He plied his trade with minor league side Sugarland Skeeters before being released by Springfield Cardinals in 2018 after playing for a season.
Cutter Dykstra is married to American actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler. The couple got married in Palm Springs, California, on January 16, 2016, and their wedding saw over 150 guests in attendance. The actress is best recognized for her role in the HBO TV series The Soprano as Meadow Soprano.
While it’s Dykstra’s first marriage, it’s the second for Sigler. Before she met Dykstra, Sigler was previously married to A.J. Discala. Their marriage was however short-lived as they got divorced in 2006, after having only been married for three years. Sigler and Dykstra now have two kids together; their first son, Beau Kyle Dykstra, was born on August 28, 2013, while the second, Jack Adam Dykstra, was born in January 2018.
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1. Cutter Dykstra’s Background Details
Cutter Dykstra was born on June 29, 1989, in Manhasset, New York. Growing up, Dykstra and his brothers loved watching and playing baseball together. This is not surprising, knowing that their father was a pitcher back in the days. This, no doubt largely influenced Dykstra’s passion for the game and made his dream of pitching in the big leagues like his father. Dykstra attended Westlake High School in Westlake Village, California. During his high school days, as expected, he played baseball and was one of the best in his school’s team.
During his senior year at Westlake High School, Cutter Dykstra was given the opportunity to either advance to college after high school and get a scholarship program to continue playing baseball or to get drafted from high school and become a pro baseball player almost immediately. Dykstra chose the latter and was drafted in the 2nd round of the 2008 MLB June Amateur Draft by the Milwaukee Brewers.
2. He Has Only Played for Minor League Teams
So far, Dykstra has gone on to play for minor league teams which include Potomac Nationals, Hagerstown Suns, Helena Brewers, AZL Brewers, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, Syracuse Chiefs, Auburn Doubledays and Harrisburg Senators. Despite playing as an outfielder, second baseman and third baseman, he is yet to make a debut in the major league.
3.Cutter Dykstra’s Net Worth
Following an eight-year stint in the minor leagues, the baseball star has been able to boost his finances before becoming a free agent in 2016. He is said to have his net worth pegged at $1.5 million.
4. Chase Utley and Eric Byrnes are His Idols
During an interview in 2008, the famed player cited Chase Utley and Eric Byrnes as the players he admired so much.
Utley who is a former pro ballplayer played for 16 seasons in the MLB primarily for the Philadelphia Phillies and is a six-time All-Star. Byrnes, on the other hand, played professionally for 10 seasons in the MLB for several teams including Oakland Athletics.
Dykstra also stated that his dad had so much influence on his baseball intelligent quotient as they always talked about the mental game, never physical stuff.
5. Jamie-Lynn Sigler’s Health Condition
Cutter Dykstra’s spouse disclosed in the year 2016 that she was diagnosed with a demyelinating disease in which the insulating covers of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord are damaged when she was twenty years of age. However, there has never been a report about Jamie-Lynn Sigler being in a deteriorating health condition as she has often appeared healthy.
6. Between Cutter Dykstra and Jamie-Lynn Sigler Who is Older?
Cutter Dykstra’s wife who has also modeled for FHM, men’s lifestyle magazine is eight years older than him. She was born in May 1981 while her husband’s birthdate is June 1989. Notwithstanding the age difference, the pair have been in a long term loving relationship that began in 2008 when they kicked off an affair.
7. Cutter Dykstra’s Body Measurements
There is no doubt that Cutter Dykstra is a versatile ballplayer who is aggressive, quick and athletic on the field, thanks to his lofty height and great physique. He is standing at a height of 5 feet 11 inches (1.80 m) and has an accumulated body mass of 82 kg (180 lbs).