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Mookie Betts' net worth in 2020

Mookie Betts’ net worth in 2020

World Series champion Mookie Betts signed a massive 12-year, $365 million extension with the Los Angeles Dodgers in July, leaving the Boston Red Sox. As a result, the savvy outfielder is now in position to be one of the wealthiest players in Major League Baseball for years to come. It’s why we’re looking at Mookie Betts’ net worth in 2020.

Mookie Betts’ net worth in 2020 (estimate): $50 million, but growing

In this piece, we’ll take a look at Betts’ projected net worth for 2020.

Betts signed a $750 thousand contract with the Red Sox in 2017. In 2018, he signed a one-year $10.5 million contract with Boston. He then agreed to the terms of a one-year, $20 million deal to stay with the Sox before signing with the Dodgers on a two-year, $60 million contract. With just one year left on his first Dodgers deal, he signed that massive extension that we mentioned in the opener, which was the second-largest baseball contract in MLB history.

Betts made roughly $33 million in his time with the Red Sox, and he’s set to make another $27 million this year. According to Celebrity Net Worth, his current net worth is listed at $50 million. However, as sportingnews.com notes in their recent article, that figure is sure to rise, as he’s set to take in a $65 million signing bonus and another $300 million in base salary.

A look at Mookie Betts’ career earnings by year, via sportingnews.com:

Year – Total earnings – Note

2011 – $750,000 – Draft signing bonus
2014 – $254,098
2015 – $514,500
2016 – $566,000
2017 – $950,000
2018 – $10,500,000
2019 – $20,100,000
2020 – $75,000,000 – Accounting for entire extension signing bonus
2021 – $17,500,000
2022 – $17,500,000
2023 – $20,000,000
2024 – $25,000,000
2025 – $25,000,000
2026 – $25,000,000
2027 – $25,000,000
2028 – $30,000,000
2029 – $30,000,000
2030 – $30,000,000
2031 – $27,500,000
2032 – $27,500,000

The Dodgers, who are currently leading the Tampa Bay Rays in the World Series by a count of one game to none, decided to spread Betts’ $65 million singing bonus across the length of his extension. For the most part, his salary is set to rise with each passing year. Notably, he wouldn’t be a free agent until 2033, when he would be 40 years of age.

Mookie’s net worth figure of $50 million does not account for outside endorsement deals, though he hasn’t been heavily involved in this field. As of now, his most notable endorsement deal is with Axe Bats. In fact, he was the first MLB player to sign an endorsement deal with the company.

It’s thanks in large part to Betts’ base-stealing prowess that the Dodgers walked away from Tuesday night’s World Series matchup with a victory. In a Game 1 performance for the ages, the Tennessee native became the first player in MLB history to hit a home rum, steal two bases and score two runs in a World Series game.

Betts had two big stolen bases in the fifth inning after drawing a walk, which led to a scoring surge for the Dodgers. They never looked back, ending the game with an 8-3 victory.

When Mookie stole second, cheers rang out from Dodgers fans. Through a promotional deal, they were about to get free tacos.

Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw, who retired 17 of the final 18 batters he faced in a solid Game 1 performance, had high praise for Betts’ consistency:

“The day-in, day-out consistency of what he does on a baseball field separates him,” Kershaw said of Betts, via The Wall Street Journal. “You might see one game and not really appreciate Mookie to his full potential.”

Betts joined ESPN’s Kenny Mayne following his outstanding performance in Game 1. As part of this appearance, Mayne asked Betts how much fun he is having right now. Though he was one of the stars of the night, he credited his teammates:

“A ton of fun,” Betts replied. “Just happy to be here with this group of guys. They’ve made it so much fun for me, and really easy. I just kind of sit back and watch them play.”

Mookie also played a key factor in the Dodgers’ NLCS series against the Atlanta Braves. He had three big catches in the outfield that allowed his team to overcome a 3-1 deficit. In Tuesday’s game, however, it was his base-running and hitting that shone the brightest.

Betts should be an important piece for the Dodgers for years to come, and that’s exactly why the team had no issue with paying him such a hefty figure. He’s embraced a leadership role with the team, and he’s delivered in some of the biggest moments. Let’s see where his career (and his net worth) goes from here.

Given all the information, are you stunned by Mookie Betts’ net worth in 2020? The amount it is currently listed at is relatively low. However, given his contract and what he’s expected to make the next few seasons, that $50 million should balloon over six-figures.