About Dustin Pedroia
It has been estimated that the overall amount of Dustin Pedroia net worth is as high as 20 million dollars, according to the current calculations. Dustin Pedroia has earned such a high net worth because of his professional baseball career. Dustin Pedroia is a second baseman. He is playing with the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball. This team, thus, has been one of the main sources of increasing the overall size of Dustin Pedroia net worth.
The baseball player was titled as All-Star four times. Also, he was titled as the American League Most Valuable Player. Dustin Pedroia is a recipient of one Silver Slugger Award and four Gold Glove Awards. In 2004, he joined the Boston Red Sox. Two years later, he appeared in major leagues for the first time. In 2007, he was promoted to be a full-time player with the team. Dustin Pedroia won the AL Rookie of the Year title, too. In 2007 and 2013, he appeared with the Boston Red Sox in the World Series championships. Playing with this team has also increased the overall estimate of Dustin Pedroia net worth by a mile. What is even more interesting about the player is that he has been quite successful in major leagues despite his small height – he is around 5 ft 8 in.
The baseball player was born in 1983 in Woodland, California. His parents had their own tire shop, where they were spending a lot of time. Dustin Pedroia was playing baseball and football when he attended Woodland High School in Woodland, California. He had to stop his football career when he suffered an ankle injury. In his senior year, he proved to be a successful baseball player and he did not strike out at all in that year.
After high school, he got a scholarship to study and play for Arizona State University, where he joined the Arizona State Sun Devils baseball team. He played baseball there as a shortstop. Eventually, he got the title of the ASU On Deck Circle Most Valuable Player.
In 2004, Dustin Pedroia took part in Major League Baseball draft, where he was chosen by the Boston Red Sox. He was the 65th overall pick of the team. He spent two years in minor leagues and then debuted in major ones. His appearances with the team not only made his name more known but also increased the overall sum of Dustin Pedroia net worth.
Talking more about his achievements and awards, Dustin Pedroia was titled as First-Team Baseball America and USA Today All-American in 2004. In 2003, he won two other titles, those being the NCAA Defensive Player of the Year and the Pac-10 Co-Player of the Year. In 2008, the baseball player was awarded the American League Gold Glove, the American League Silver Slugger Award and the American League Most Valuable Player Award. In 2014, he has received his last Gold Glove Award. In 2016, he got his most recent award, the Rawlings Defensive Player of the Year title.