Justin Verlander is a professional baseball player who plays for Houston Astros and has recently signed a 2-year contract with the New York Mets. Verlander is a nine-time MLB All-Star and has led the American League in strikeouts five times. He is one of the most accomplished and one of the highest-paid MLB player of this time. Verlander started his baseball career with Detroit Tigers for which he played for 17 season before moving to the Houston Astros. He is married to American model Kate Upton since 2017. Check out more info about the star player such as Justin Verlander net worth 2023, professional career, latest news and much more in this post.
Justin Verlander Net Worth as in 2023
Justin Verlander is currently playing with the Houston Astros after a trade between his previous team Detroit Tigers. His contract with the Tigers earned him an annual salary of $33,333,333. Verlander recently signed a 2-year, $86,666,666 contract with the New York Mets, that includes a guaranteed sum of $86,666,666 along with an annual average salary of $43,333,333. This means in 2023, Verlander is earning a base salary of $43,333,333 and carry a total salary of $43,333,333.
|Game||Bats: Right Throws: Right|
|Justin Verlander Net worth (2023)||$160 million (est.)|
|Justin Verlander Annual salary||$33 million (est.)|
Justin Verlander Biography
Justin Verlander was bornon February 20, 1983, in Manakin-Sabot, Virginia to Kathy Verlander and Richard. He has a younger brother, Ben Verlander who played for the Tigers organization as an outfielder. Ben currently works as a sportswriter and analyst.
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Verlander started dating model-actress Kate Upton in early 2014 and the couple got engaged in 2016. In 2017 the two got married and in 2018 announced that they were expecting their first child. The couple had a daughter, Genevieve, later that year.
|Full name||Justin Brooks Verlander|
|Years active||2005 – present|
|Justin Verlander Age||39 years|
|Date of birth||February 20, 1983|
|Justin Verlander Wife||Kate Upton (2017 – present)|
|No. of children||1|
|Justin Verlander Current team||Houston Astros|
|Justin Verlander Height||1.96 m|
|Justin Verlander Weight||107 kg|
|Justin Verlander Parents||Kathy Verlander (mother) Richard Verlander (father)|
Professional Career of Justin Verlander
Verlander got picked up by the Detroit Tigers with the second overall pick in the 2004 MLB Draft and signed a contract with them. He made his professional debut in 2005 and in 2006 became the first rookie pitcher in the history of the game to win 10 games before the end of season. Verlander was awarded with AL Rookie of the Year for this performance. His success continued in 2007 and he went on to accumulate 18 wins.
In the off-season, the Tigers reached a deal for 5-year $80 million contract extension with Verlander. Before the starting of the 2013 season, Verlander and the Tigers again signed a seven-year $180 million contract. There was also a $22 million vesting option for 2020 if Justin was able to finish in the top five in Cy Young Award voting in 2019. This contract made him the highest-paid pitcher in MLB history.
In august 2017, the tigers traded Verlander with the Houston Astros for Franklin Pérez, Jake Rogers and Daz Cameron. In September the same year, Verlander got his debut with the Astros. Verlander led Astros to become the most dominant in the major leagues in 2018. Verlander was named to his seventh All-Star Game, and his first with the Astros in 2018. In December 2021, Verlander signed a one-year contract with the Astros, containing an option for a second season.
Justin Verlander’ Contract with The Mets
In December 2022, Justin has reportedly signed with the New York Mets in a two-year, $86.66 million deal with a vesting third-year option. The deal’s $43.33 million average annual value is equal to the all-time record originally set by Max Scherzer with the Mets in the last off-season.
Justin Verlander Awards & Accolades
Justin has established himself among the best MLB players and his numerous wards and honors tells the story of it. Here are some of the awards won by Verlander in his career of almost two decades now:
- 2x World Series champion (2017, 2022)
- Detroit Sports Media Association Detroit Tigers Rookie of the Year Award (2006)
- American League Championship Series Most Valuable Player (2017)
- American League Most Valuable Player (2011)
- 5× American League Pitcher of the Month
- 9× American League Player of the Week
- American League Rookie of the Month/ Year
- Babe Ruth Award (2017)
- 3× Houston Astros Pitcher of the Year
- 9× Major League Baseball All-Star
Max Scherzer, SP, Mets ($43,333,333)
The New York Mets have agreed to a two-year contract of $86 million with free-agent pitcher Justin Verlander.