Miguel Cabrera full name is “Jose Miguel Cabrera Torres” and nicknamed as “Miggy”. He is regarded as one of the best hitters of all time. He was born in Venezuela on 18 April,1983. He was raised with baseball in his blood. His father,Miguel,was a highly regarded amateur player while his mother,Gregoria, was the shortstop on the Venezuelan national softball team for 14 years.
Miggy spent his early years hanging around the dugout with his mother or playing with his father and uncle David. Uncle David worked with Miguel almost everyday ,imparting him his baseball wisdom and warning him of the ups and downs in North American Baseball. Though his father always encouraged him but he made Miguel focus on his engineering too as a backup plan so he did not face the heartbreak of an unfulfilled baseball career.
After completing his high school,he signed with Florida where he came up through Marlin farm system in 1999.Marlin was his favorite team since they won in 1997. The marlins saw his caliber and his exemplary hitting skills and his expert fielding at first base,left field and right field before settling at third base. He played in minors till 2003 and then debuted in major leagues for Florida Marlins in 2003.
After playing four years with marlins,he was selected in Detroit Tigers,where in 2012,he became first player since Carl Yastrzemski in 1967 to win the Triple Crown in batting. He was voyed the AL MVP for 2012 and 2013 seasons.Cabrera led the American League with 330 batting average,44 home runs and 139 runs batted in.He received the AL Silver Slugger award in 2010,2012 and 2013.He was also named an AL All Star for 6 consecutive years from 2010 to 2015.
With a boon in his career,Miguel was also a king in his personal life. He married his girlfriend Rosangel Cabrera in 2002 and the couple had 3 lovely children,2 daughters and 1 son.
Miguel Cabrera Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $110 Million US Dollars
Miguel Cabrera has an estimated net worth of $110 million US dollars as of 2017. Miguel Cabrera is the second most paid baseball player in the world. His triple crown victory was too good for his bank account. In current eight years,he has a contract with Detroit Tigers through 2015 season which was of $152 million. This contract was extended to $248 million in March 2014. His off-field earnings are also $3 million annually from sponsors like sony, wilson, new balance,oakley and franklin.
Miguel Cabrera’s Assets
Cabrera is living in Birmingham since 2008 but it is rumored now a days that he will be shifting to Grosse Pointe Farms.According to a survey, a company linked to Cabrera has owned a lake front mansion worth $3.2 million.It looks stunning having a hill called ‘fox hill’ in it and sits on 2 and half acres. It has six bedrooms,garages for eight cars,a swimming pool,a 20-foot long glass solarium with marble floor and overlook of Lake St.Clair.It is probably in the one of the most expensive area to live in.
After winning triple crown, Cabrera and his wife are running a foundation since 2012 to provide academic scholarships to needy students and also revitalizing baseball fields in schools and neighborhoods.
He believe that we can achieve great things by working hard,dreaming big and helping others.So he started an initiative with this foundation to help the talented one in fulfilling their career.
The internet is flooded with the news that Miguel is selling his house in Birmingham in just under $2 million. His fans has bid a lot and Realtor Maureen Francis has scored a high-profile client. It is said that he must be doing this because he is shifting his home base to Groose Pointe Farms.
Miguel’s combination of talent and instinct is very rare. He is lethal against lefties and in RBI situations. He can drive the ball to all fields.
He has a rule while playing that he will only concentrate on the hitting hard,not out of the park. Despite his off-field problems,he is very famous in clubhouse. As he has matured,he became one of those rare people who are respected for their lives both on and off field.