Name: Adrian Beltre Perez
Born: April 7, 1979
Adrian Beltre was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic on April 7, 1979. He is the son of Bienvenido and Andrea Perez.
He attended Liceo Maximo Gomez High School.
Adrian has been married to Sandra Beltre since 2003, and the couple has two children: Cassandra and Adrian Beltre Jr.
He started his baseball career in 1994 when he was working out at Campo Las Palmas, a training facility for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He was noticed by a couple of team scouts, despite being just 15 years old and weighing 130 pounds. He was signed to a contract in July 1994 with a $23,000 signing bonus.
Adrian spent four years in the minor league system and was called up to the main roster in June 1998 to play third base against the Anaheim Angels. After his contract expired, he signed a five-year deal with the Seattle Mariners. He then went to the Boston Red Sox for one year, and eventually signed a long-term deal with the Texas Rangers.
In November 2018, Adrian announced that he was retiring from Major League Baseball after 21 seasons. He told reporters that he has been proud of what he has accomplished in his career:
“Anytime you mention those guys’ names, you have accomplished something. I am proud of what I have done. It is nice to be able accomplish something that for me, down the road, will be a little more special.”
He has had a phenomenal career:
- .286 batting average
- 477 home runs
- 1,707 RBIs
- .339 OBP
- 3,166 hits
- 7 WAR
In addition to the outstanding statistics, he is a four-time All-Star, a Lou Gehrig Memorial Award recipient, and a four-time Silver Slugger.
Adrian has been quite the philanthropist in both Texas and his native land. He contributed to humanitarian causes, Dominican charities, and foundations supported by MLB players.
We estimate that Adrian Beltre’s net worth is $65 million (2018).
So how much is $65 million really?
$65 million can cover the entire cost of the Tampa Bay Rays payroll. $65 million can also pay to demolish Tropicana Field and erect a new ballpark.