Bartolo Colon is a famous Dominican-American professional baseball player of the Major League Baseball (MLB). Bartolo Colon is still an active professional baseball player who is well-known for his opening pitches. Continue reading to find the estimated net worth of Bartolo Colon as of 2019.
Early Life & Biography:
Bartolo Colón was born on 24th May 1973 in Altamira in the Dominican Republic. Bartolo Colon was also brought up in his birthplace. Aged 9 to 14, Bartolo Colon helped his father, Miguel to harvest coffee beans and other fruits. Working in the fields helped Bartolo Colon to gain physical endurance and strength. Later, Bartolo Colon has admitted his childhood labor aided in building his body for his chosen profession.
Bartolo Colon actively works in charity organizations for his old community. In 2014, Bartolo Colon’s mother, Adriana died from breast cancer.
Bartolo Colón met Rosanna in the Dominican Republic when he was around 13 years old. Now, they are married and have four children named Bartolo Jr., Emilio, Randy, and Wilder. On 30th September 2014, Bartolo Colon and his wife became US citizens. The family is settled in Clifton, New Jersey.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
In 1993, Bartolo Colon got his free-agent deal with Cleveland Indians. On 4th April 1997, Bartolo Colon made his first professional appearance as a baseball player of Major League Baseball (MLB) for Cleveland Indians (1997-2002). After that, Bartolo Colon played for various famous baseball teams. These include: Atlanta Braves (2017), Boston Red Sox (2008), Chicago White Sox (2003, 2009), Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2004 -2007), Minnesota Twins (2017), Montreal Expos (2002), New York Mets (2014 -2016), New York Yankees (2011), Oakland Athletics (2012 -2013) and others.
Bartolo Colón has made 4 MLB All-Star Games: for the Indians (1998), Angels (2005), Athletics (2013), and Mets (2016). Bartolo Colon has won the American League Cy Young Award with the Angels (2005) leading the American League to winnings.
Net Worth & Earnings:
As of now, the estimated net worth of Bartolo Colón is $60 million. Most of his fortune and fame comes from his profession as a baseball player. Bartolo Colon has served as a professional baseball player for several well-known teams. These include Chicago White Sox, Anaheim Angels, Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, Oakland Athletics, and New York Mets. According to reports dated 2015, Bartolo Colon’s annual salary was $11,000,000 from New York Mets. Bartolo Colon’s contract with New York Mets was worth $20,000,000 (2014). His annual salary from New York Mets in 2014 was $9,000,000.
Bartolo Colon’s nickname is ‘Big Sexy.’ Currently, Bartolo Colon plays professional baseball for Texas Rangers of Major League Baseball (MLB). At aged 42, Bartolo Colon was the oldest MLB baseball player to hit his first career home run (2016). Bartolo Colon is presently the oldest active MLB player and last active MLB playing for Montreal Expos (2018).
Bartolo Colon created the new record of a maximum opening pitcher from the Dominican Republic and Latin American. Also, Batolo Colon and Adrian Beltre are the only two active MLB players who have continuously played since the 1990s.