|Birth Name:||Xander Jan Bogaerts|
|Date of Birth:||01/10/1992|
|Age:||26 years old|
|Net Worth:||$980 thousand|
An Aruban professional baseball shortstop, Xander Bogaerts statistics for Boston Red Sox is higher making his a sensational baseball shortstop.
The 24 year old baseball shortstop plays for Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Netherlands national baseball team. The tall and fit player Xander Bogaerts statistics started rising with Sox signing him in 2009. He signed with Sox as amateur free agent and made his debut in 2013. Appearing in 30 games, Xander Bogaerts led the team to the World Championship Series. For the astounding performance, Bogaerts receive “American League Silver Slugger” award for two successive years 2015 and 2016.
Bogaerts was born on October 1, 1992 in Oranjestad, Aruba. The Aruban player has a twin brother named Jair, who also signed with Red Sox as free agent. Xander Bogaerts speaks four different languages: English, Spanish, Dutch and Papiamento and is the 5th Aruban to play in MLB.
Xander Bogaerts played baseball for Mike Lord, scout for Boston Red Sox. He was 16 when Mike Lord had found him in 2009. Lord recommended Bogaerts to Red Sox’s vice-president Craig Shipley, who watched Bogaerts play. After seeing Bogaerts’s outstanding performance, Red Sox signed him for $410,000.
Bogaerts debut in 2010 with Dominican Summer League (DSL) and led the Red Sox in batting average. Xander Bogaerts statistics read 75 batting hits, 3 home runs and 101 total bases becoming the fifth in DSL. Later in 2011, he joined Dutch national team for 2011 Baseball World Cup. The following year, he was selected for 2012 All-Star Futures Game. Also, he played for Netherland national team in 2013 World Baseball Classic.
With the continuous wonderful performances, Bogaerts got promotion to Pawtucket Red Sox in June, 2013. Further Pawtucket Red Sox promoted Bogaerts to major leagues on August and then Bogaerts made his MLB major debut on August 20, 2013 against San Francisco Giants. Xander Bogaerts statistics in the year 2013 was quite good. He hit his first home run against New York Yankees gaining fame and recognition.
Xander Bogaerts got into highlight in the postseason as he batted .296 in 12 games. With his strong performance, he led Red Sox to their eighth World Series. Also, he turned to be the youngest player to appear in World Series thrice.
Bogaerts started as shortstop for Red Sox on March 2014 against Baltimore Orioles. He reached his career-high .320 average in 2015. Later that year, he started batting second or third. In the year 2016, he was selected to play his career’s first ever MLB All Star Game.
Xander Bogaerts statistics proves how passionate Bogaerts as a baseball shortstop is. He won gold medal in 2011 Baseball World Cup while playing for Dutch national team. Bogaerts became the fifth as ranked by ESPN’s Keith Law in 2013 season. The same year, he was ranked 6th in MLB.com Top 100 Prospects list. In addition, he successfully took over 8th position in Baseball America Top 100 Prospects list.
In 2013, Bogaerts was awarded “USA Today Minor League Player of the Year” after hitting 5 home runs against Yankees pitcher Jim Miller. He also received the title “2013 Baseball America Minor League All-Star Team”.
Bogaerts received “Silver Slugger Award” for shortstop in 2015. He was also the only finalist for “Rawlings Gold Glove Award” for shortstop. For finishing the 2016 season with .294 batting, he received “Silver Slugger Award” for shortstop for the second time in 2016.
On April 16, 2015, Xander Bogaerts tweeted a picture of woman named Janelly Martinex in a revealing outfit. She is the girl who travelled to Aruba with him and was with Bogarts family in Boston when Bogarts received his World Series call. Bogarts seems quite secretive about his private life, so he quickly deleted his Twitter account after the tweet. No matter what, his followers and media found out about Janelly Martinex. However, further information about their relationship status is not yet disclosed.
Signing contracts worth 500 thousand dollars with Boston Red Sox for multiple years, Xander Bogaerts net worth is 980 thousand dollars. According to 2016 data, Bogaerts receives handsome salary i.e. 543 thousand USD from Red Sox.
The young and skilled player Xander Bogaerts statistics is quite good as a result of which he has become a baseball sensation. Playing for both national team and MLB, Bogaerts has concentrated his baseball career well enough to rise according to his standards and fans’ expectations.