Xander Jan Bogaerts is a very young professional Baseball player from Aruba. He is currently playing in the Major League Baseball for the Boston Red Sox as a shortstop/third baseman. He is a right hand batsman and right hand thrower. He made his professional debut in 2010 and started playing in MLB since mid 2013. Xander is one of the rising stars in professional Baseball arena. He has the career statistics of 240 average batting, 140 hits, 13 home runs and 51 batted runs referring to his 2014 career statistics. This is quite an impressive score. He has got talent and he is moving on learning more. It is sure that this young Baseball player will achieve huge successes in the future. Within just a couple of year of his professional debut, he won the World Series Champion award in 2013. Prior to that, he had won a gold medal in Baseball World Cup for which he was inducted into the Order of Orange-Nassau by the Governor of Aruba.
Xander Bogaerts was born on 1992 October 1 at Nicolaas, Arubas. He is a Dutch by Nationality which allowed him to play from the Netherlands side in the World Cup. He has a twin brother named Jair Bogaerts. His twin brother is also a Baseball player playing in the Red Sox as an international free agent. Since their childhood, both the brothers were interested in Baseball and used to play with each other and with their folks. Both the brothers have been like a team, supporting each other and training together. There is not much information available on their early lives.
At the age of 16 in 2009, Xander was discovered by a scout for Boston Red Sox Mike Lord. Mike Lord recommended him to Craig Shipley who was the Red Sox’s vice president for international scouting. Watching his outstanding play, The Red Sox signed him to a contract. In 2010, Xander made his professional debut from Dominican Summer League Red Sox where he stood fifth in the DSL in RBI and tenth in the total bases. The next year, he played a full season league for Greenville Drive of Class A South Atlantic League. Later on, he joined the Dutch National Team for 2011 Baseball World Cup leading the team to win the gold medal.
In 2012 season, Xander started in Class-A and ended up in playing with Portland Sea Dogs of Class AA Eastern League. He was named in 2012 All-Star Future Game. In 2013, he played in 2013 World Baseball Classic representing Dutch National Team. With the start of 2013 season, he gained much of the appreciation and ranked 5th overall prospect by ESPN. He was ranked 20th in the MLB.com and 8th in Baseball America Top 100 Prospects list. In the same year, he was promoted to Major League player Pawtucket Red Sox of the Triple-A International League by the Portland. He made his MLB debut in 20 August 2013.
Moving on to his personal life, twenty two year old, six feet one inches tall in height, one of the best shortstop players, Xander Bogaerts, has not revealed any information regarding his personal life. He is not married till date. So talking about his wife is totally out of question. He is young, famous and rich. No wonder, there are a lot of women and girls who are willing to date him. However, he has not disclosed about his relationship status if he is single or dating and has a girlfriend.
Xander Bogaerts has mesmerized the Baseball arena through his outstanding skills in his young age. No doubt, he will stand as one of the most influencing Baseball players in the world. His current net worth is $15,517,000 and has the annual salary record of $517,000 on 2014. He has a growing fan base. He can be followed in Twitter and his biography, career statistics and other information can be gathered up from different internet websites including Wikipedia and Baseball related sites.