Adrian Gonzalez is the two time Gold Glove winner and the first baseman baseball player, who started his career in 2004 with Texas Rangers, and traded to San Diego Padres in 2006. He won the tag of ‘Most Valuable Player’ from the years 2009 – 2012, and was drafted with Boston Red Sox in 2011. Since 2012, Gonzalez has been playing for Los Angeles Dodgers. Despite being born in United States, Adrian chose to play for his native place Mexico in 2006, 2009 and 2013 sessions of World Baseball Classic.
Adrian Gonzalez Biography and Family
He is also known as A-Gon and Titan by his teammates and fans. Adrian Savin Gonzalez was born in 1982, may 8th in San Diego, in a family of Mexican natives David and Alba Gonzalez. He is the youngest amongst three brothers, David Jr. and Edgar who was former big Leaguer. After his birth, Gonzalez family moved to Tijuana, where his father opened an air- conditioner business. He and his brothers grew up in Mexico, playing baseball; their father was also a player in Mexican National Baseball Team. Later the family settled in California Bonita, returning back to United States.
Being a Christian the baseball player had strong faith in religion and engraved “PS 27:1” for verse 1 from Psalm 27 on his bats.
Adrian married Betsy Gonzalez in 2003 and the couples have two daughters together. The family resides in community named La Jolla near San Diego County.
Education: He was a late pick-out for his schooling in Eastlake High School California, near Chula Vista, but he still managed to excel with his performance in senior year. In 2000 he became the second player to ever get drafted in first overalls after Alex Rodriguez. Later, Florida Marlins signed him for a $3 million bonus deal.
He achieved quite a lot of fame for his game swing timings and played for teams like Gulf Coast League Marlins, Utica Blue Sox, Kane County Cougars, Albuquerque Isotopes and Portland Sea Dogs including several more. He also got the chance to play at the All Star Futures Game. In his second professional season with A level Kane County Cougars within 127 games he achieved .312 with 17 home runs and 103 RBIs.
Adrian Gonzalez Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $65 Million US Dollars
The professional baseball player, is said to constitute of a net worth estimated to be around $65 million US dollars in 2017. Adrian has an annual salary of $21.85 million given to him by Los Angeles Dodgers, for whom he is currently playing at the Major League Baseball. He was ranked #93 in the World’s Highest Paid Athletes in 2016 and #69 in 2015 by Forbes Magazine.
Adrian Gonzalez Assets
The baseman bought a $7.2 million property around La Jolla in 2010, back when he was playing for San Diego Padres. It is said by the LaTimes that star is asking for $20,000 month rent for lease of his lavish estate. The property consists of a seven-bedroom, 10 baths and covers an area of 11,000 square foot.
Late last year, the baseball player also invested in a former ballplayer Bret Boone house worth $6.3 which is a 12,500 square feet estate with a seven bedroom and nine baths with a detached guest house. In 2011 Gonzalez was signed by the Boston Red Sox for a $154 million contract for which $21 million I already been paid and remaining amount is due to be paid in year 2017 and 2018.
Adrian Gonzalez Business Model
The two time Silver Slugger known for his charitable endeavors initiated an organization with his wife named; ‘The Adrian and Betsy Gonzalez Foundation’, which works to help underprivileged youth by empowering them in areas of athletics, heath and education. He actively supports and takes parts in the events going on in his foundation. He also makes an estimated $400k from his endorsements deals.
Unfortunately, the star baseball injured himself by a sleeve compression on his right elbow at Camelback Ranch, resulting in giving the player a strict two week rest before he goes back on the field. His shut down might mark him absent from the World Baseball Classic this year. Now we can only hope that Adrian recovers soon and is able to support Dodgers win the series.
Adrian is no doubt one of the best baseman’s in the baseball, the two time Silver Slugger has proved himself quite a few times by winning Rawlings Gold Glove Award in 2008, 2009, 2011, 2014. We just hope he gets well soon to bring back his sweet power swings back to the baseball field.