Carl Demonte Crawford, also known as “The Perfect Storm,” was born on August 5, 1981, in the Fifth Ward area of Houston, Texas, USA. During his childhood years, he played on the same team that Michael Bourn played on. As a junior, he helped inner city youths play baseball. While in high school, Carl was an outstanding student who met a specified level of participation or performance in the sports of baseball, basketball, and football, performances which earned him the distinction of being a letterman.
During the summer of his junior high school year, his coach advised him to play tournaments that featured Josh Beckett so that baseball scouts could see his talent. He was offered a scholarship by UCLA to play point guard on their basketball team as well as one to play college football at Nebraska, USC in Tulsa and Florida. He, however, turned down those scholarships so as to pursue his baseball career. His big break came in 1999 when he was drafted by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 52nd round of the 1999 MLB draft. He batted and threw left-handed.
His major league career saw him playing for a number of teams including the Tampa Bay Devil Rays/Rays (2002–10), Boston Red Sox (2011–12), and Los Angeles Dodgers (2012–2016). On June 5, 2016, Carl was designated for assignment (the Dodgers had 10 days to put him on waivers, trade him, release him, or send him to the minors (if he agreed)) even though he had about $35 million remaining on his contract.
June 13, 2016, would see him being released by the Dodgers. He later called it quits on January 14, 2017. Of note is the fact that Carl is the only player since Arky Vaughn to reach 70 triples before the age of 26 and he is the first player since Willie Mays to win the All-Star MVP without driving in a run. Carl was voted the MVP for the Rays in 2010 by the Baseball Writers Association of America, Tampa Bay chapter, and he received the Gold Glove and Silver Slugger Awards in 2010.
His career, however, was not only about playing Major League Baseball. He was also an actor who acted in a few movies like Sunday Night Baseball (1990), 2004 MLB All-Star Game (2004), and 2007 MLB All-Star Game (2007).
Familywise, Carl Crawford and has fiancée Evelyn Lozada has been together since 2012. They have a son who was born in early 2014. Aside from Lozada, Carl has two other children from a previous relationship. Carl is also the cousin of J.P. Crawford of the Philadelphia Phillies.
Education: Carl attended the Jefferson Davis High School in Houston, Texas.
Carl Crawford Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $88 Million US Dollars
Carl Crawford’s total net worth in 2017 is $88 Million US dollars.
Carl Crawford’s Assets
Carl has a high chest when it comes to his taste for luxurious things. He owns a Rolls Royce that is valued at $300,000.
He also owns a large property in Wellesley, Massachusetts, that is valued at $2.9 million.
Carl Crawford’s Business Model
There is no mention of any business dealings that Carl has. All his earnings have come by way of his pro baseball career. He has, however, made charitable donations to the Rays of Hope Foundation to the tune of $400,000.
As of his departure from the MLB scene in January 2014, Carl is now a free agent. So, if any team wants to sign him on as a player or coach, they are free to do so. He and Evelyn are still engaged with no definite plans as to when they are going to get married. Aside from that, there is not much more that we know right now about his future plans.
Carl Crawford had an outstanding career until injuries started plaguing him in the latter part of his career. Those injuries benched him for many matches, putting him on the 15-day and 60-day disabled list on several occasions, even though he still got his salary of $20.5 million each year. Now that he has retired, he can sit back and reflect on what was, maybe even hoping that a team will call him up so that they can utilize his expertise. Until then, he can relish in the fact that he did have a successful career that will forever be in the history books.