Alex Verdugo Biography

( 1996 - )
December 18, 2019
First published on:December 18, 2019
by Jorge

Facts of Alex Verdugo

Date of Birth: 1996, May 15
Age: 24 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Birth Name Alexander Brady Verdugo
Birth Place Tucson, Arizona
Famous Name Alex Verdugo
Horoscope Taurus
Father Tucsonans Joe
Mother Shelly Verdugo
Net Worth $1 million
Salary $1,702,923
Contract 1 year $560,000
Career Earnings $1,702,923
House Location Chicago
Height 1.83 m
Weight 93 kg
Position in Team Outfielder
Current team Los Angeles Dodgers
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Profession Baseball Player
Currently Working For Los Angeles Dodgers
University attended t Arizona State University
School attended Sahuaro High School

2014 MLB draftee, Alex Verdugo, is an American professional baseball player who currently plays for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball (MLB) as an outfielder. First drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2011 MLB draft, Alex signed his first professional contract on JUN 10 2014. Additionally, he made his MLB debut on September 1, 2017, playing for the Los Angeles Dodgers. 

Sahuaro High School Alumni, Alex was born on May 15, 1996, in Tucson, Arizona as a son of Tucsonans Joe and Shelly Verdugo. Additionally, Alex was born as a native of the United States under the star sign, Taurus. Also, Verdugo belongs to the star sign, Taurus.

 Net Worth: $1 Million

Playing three seasons in the MLB, Alex has accumulated a jaw-dropping net worth over $1 million, entirely generated from his professional career. Playing only for a single team, Los Angeles Dodger, Alex has colleceted $1,702,923 as career earnings. 

In 2019, Alex earned $560,000 as an annual average salary. Likewise, in the 2020 season, if he manages to play for the same team, his wage will significantly rise to reach $583,500. Besides, on MAR 5 2019, Alex signed a one year $560,000 contract with Los Angeles. 

Some of his career earnings are tabulated below: 

YEAR TEAM EARNINGS
2014 Los Angeles Dodgers $914,600
2017 Los Angeles Dodgers $90,613
2018 Los Angeles Dodgers $137,710
2019 Los Angeles Dodgers $560,000

Being one of the least-paid players, Alex is yet to reach the level of Clayton Kershaw and Justin Turner in terms of salary. Mainly, Clayton and Justin is the highest earner of the team with an average annual wage of $31,000,000 and $19,000,000 respectively. 

Alex Verdugo's Hyundai car SOURCE: Instagram @dugie11

Talking about his assets, Alex owns a Hyundai car and lives in a house located in Chicago. Also, Verdugo earns an additional amount of money from endorsement and sponsorship.

Alex Verdugo promoting Bank Of America SOURCE: Instagram @dugie11

Notably, he has a link of Bank Of America on his Instagram bio, suggesting that he is under a endorsement contract with the bank and earning a good amount of money from the deal. 

Family Background

The reason behind the success of Alex Verdugo is all because of his parents, Tucsonans Joe and Shelly Verdugo. With success in a short time, Alex has come across countless teammates such as Cesar Salazar and Cody Bellinger, building a relationship with the high profile players in his young baseball career. 

Alex Verdugo with his family SOURCE: Instagram @dugie11

Although Verdugo has a wide range of support, nobody comes close to his parents. In one of his interviews, she appreciated his parents saying: 

"I respect my parents for how they have been there for me from the beginning,” Alex told me in an interview in 2017. “They put countless hours in on me and my mom got me in private lessons. She always made sure I was taking the right steps to get my career off to the right start."

Alex with his sister Maria SOURCE: Instagram @dugie11

Also, Alex grew up along with his two siblings, Maria and Chris. Also, he has a good bonding with his siblings, and especially, he never misses to spend time with his sister, Maria. Interestingly, some people mix up his sister as his girlfriend because he often spends time with her. 

Relationship Status: Single

The 23 years old American athlete, Alex is currently living a single life. Additionally, the reports about his past affairs and the relationship never surfaced in the media. Infact, he seems to be focused on his professional career rather than love affairs. 

Professional Career

As of 2019, Alex currently plays as an Outfielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball (MLB). Additionally, he was first drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2014 MLB draft.

Soon after being drafted, Alex signed his first professional contract with the team on JUN 10 2014. Since then, he is associated with the team, splitting his time between many minor league teams and Dodgers. 

Before his MLB career, he played college-level baseball, representing the team Arizona State University. Furthermore, his professional baseball career started when he attended Sahuaro High School in Tucson, Arizona, as a kid.  

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