Javier Baez Net worth
Javier Baez has a net worth of more than $12 million. The Puerto Rican American makes most of his income from playing professional baseball.
Javier Baez Biography
Javier Báez (born December 1, 1992) is a Puerto Rican professional baseball shortstop for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Chicago Cubs.
Javier Báez was born in Puerto Rico on the 1st of December 1992. Báez moved to Florida in 2005 along with his mother and siblings, two brothers and a sister.
The move was so that his sister, Noely, could get medical treatment for her spina bifida condition.
|Date of Birth
|December 1, 1992
|31 years (2023)
|American, Puerto Rican
|Adrián Javier Báez Márquez
Javier Baez Education
Báez attended high school in Jacksonville, Florida. Báez attended Arlington Country Day School (ACD) in Jacksonville, Florida. His coach at ACD, Ron Dickerson, noted that initially scouts were not impressed by him, noting his talent, but not believing he could become a star.
Javier Báez Net worth
Dickerson emphasized that Báez’s work ethic was responsible for positioning him as a real prospect.
As a middle school student, it took time for Báez to adapt because he was unable to fluently speak or understand English.
Báez eventually learned the language through trial and error in a process that lasted for three years, memorizing words before knowing their actual meaning.
He committed to play college baseball at Jacksonville University.
Javier Baez Career
He began his professional career by playing shortstop for the Arizona Cubs of the Rookie-level Arizona League, where he only played in three games, recording three hits, including two doubles, in 12 at-bats and two stolen bases.
In 2011, he was selected third overall by the Leones de Ponce in the Liga de Béisbol Profesional Roberto Clemente’s (LBPRC) rookie draft, but did not play due to the Cubs’ limitations.
On July 30, 2021, Baez was traded to the New York Mets along with Trevor Williams and cash considerations in exchange for Pete Crow-Armstrong.
Baéz played for the Puerto Rican national team in the 2017 World Baseball Classic where he won a silver medal. Báez averaged .296 with one home run, five runs batted in and four tournament leading stolen bases. Following the conclusion of the tournament, he was named to the 2017 All-World Baseball Classic team.
Javier Baez Wife and Children
Báez announced his engagement to longtime girlfriend Irmarie Márquez via Twitter on April 11, 2018.
Their son, Adrián Javier Báez Márquez, was born on June 28, 2018. The couple was married in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on January 26, 2019.
Javier Báez Net worth