Name: Pablo Emilio Juan Pedro Sandoval, Jr.
Born: Puerto Cabello, Venezuela
Occupation: Major League Baseball (MLB) player
Pablo Sandoval was born on August 11, 1986 in Puerto Cabello, Venezuela. He is the son of Pablo, Sr. and Amelia Sandoval, who run a mechanical engineering shop in Valencia, Venezuela. He has one sibling: Michael. He can throw baseballs with both hands. Growing up, his role models were Andres Galarraga and Omar Vizquel.
Pablo started his baseball career in 2002 when he received notice from scouts. He moved to the Dominican Republic to participate in a scouting tournament. Initially, he was scouted by the Texas Rangers, but the scout did not show up. Soon after, a scout for the San Francisco Giants offered Pablo a contract and was then signed to play for the historical ball club.
He was previously married to Yoletzade Sandoval, but they divorced in 2010. He has been reportedly dating Dubcy Romero (2014). Pablo has a daughter named Yoleadny from his former marriage.
Pablo started his professional baseball career by playing as a catcher in 2004 for the AZL Giants. He hit a batting average of .266 with zero home runs and 26 RBIs. A year later, he was moved over to third base for the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes and hit .330 with three home runs and 50 RBIs. Pablo would play with a handful of other Single-A teams until 2008.
Nicknamed “Kung Fu Panda,” Pablo made his major league debut in August of 2008 against the Houston Astros. There, he would play at first and second base and behind home plate as a catcher. In 2009, he made the team’s opening day roster. Over the course of a few seasons, he suffered from a weight issue and was on “Operation Panda,” an initiative to lose weight. He won a World Series championship against the Kansas City Royals in 2014.
After becoming a free agent, Pablo was signed by the Boston Red Sox. It was a five-year, $90 million deal with a sixth-year club option of $17 million or a $5 million buyout. Pablo faced heavy criticism in his first season by playing only 126 games, batting .245 and recording 10 home runs with 47 RBIs. It was announced he would be out of action for the remainder of the 2016 season.
Pablo’s career statistics include a .289 batting average, 116 home runs and 509 RBIs.
We estimate that Pablo Sandoval’s net worth is $9 million (2016).
So how much is $9 million really?
$9 million could buy you approximately 17,000 months of Jenny Craig. $9 million could also pay for just a few months of fellow Boston Red Sox player David Price’s $217 million contract.