With the 2018 MLB All-Star game less than a week away, many players are preparing for some much needed mid-season R&R. While being elected to the All-Star game is a huge honor, for those who don’t make it, they get to sit at home and relax while teams take time off.
Blake Snell is a pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays and has a 12-4 record on the season. He was not elected to this upcoming All-Star game which has many crying “foul”. Blake Snell’s net worth currently sits at $750k.
Snell is currently in the middle of his third season in the MLB. All three of those years have come with the Rays organization. A 52nd overall pick in the 2011 MLB draft, it took Snell quite some time to work his way up to the majors. With that being said, Snell is currently having the best year of his young career.
Blake currently leads Tampa Bay with the most wins, strikeouts, and lowest ERA of any member of its pitching staff. His 12 wins through the first half of the season is more than he had the previous two seasons combined. Additionally, his ERA (Earned Run Average) currently sits just above 2.00.
While Snell is currently outperforming pitchers who are paid 50 times his salary, we will have to wait a little longer before Blake Snell’s net worth can shoot up. At 25 years of age, Snell is currently making just over $500k for the 2018 season.
When he signed his first contract back in 2011 with Tampa Bay, he received a signing bonus that was nearly $700k. The past three seasons in the majors have really helped to boost Blake Snell’s net worth. While minor league salaries don’t offer much, a season in the majors yields hundreds of thousands at a minimum.
More than likely, Snell will play with the Rays again for the 2019 season. However, after this season, he could be likely due for a big payday. The Rays will try to avoid arbitration with their young pitcher. Avoiding arbitration almost always equates to a hefty contract.
At 6′ 5″ he is a big presence on the mound. He is originally from Washington state and went on to play college ball at the University of Washington. The domination he displayed during his senior year is one of the reasons he was drafted as high as he was.
While Blake is still young and has many years left to pitch professionally, one can only wonder how he feels about making a fraction of what current pitching greats are earning. Patience and top play are the only things Blake can control as he hopes to one day sign a large contract and jump shot his net worth.
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