Robinson José Canó Mercedes Wiki Biography
Robinson Jose Cano Mercedes was born on 22 October 1982, in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic. He is a professional baseball player, best known to play in the Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Seattle Mariners, although he has spent most of his career with the New York Yankees; all of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.
How rich is Robinson Cano? As of mid-2016, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $50 million, mostly earned through the high valued contracts he’s had in the MLB – according to reports, he now earns around $24 million per season. As he continues his professional career, his wealth will likely continue to increase.
Robinson Cano Net Worth $50 Million Dollars
Robinson’s father Jose Cano also played with the New York Yankees during his time. He attended Barringer High School for one year in New Jersey before going back to the Dominican Republic where he attended Pedro Apostol High School. He played for his school’s basketball and baseball teams.
After matriculating, Robinson was signed by the Yankees – in a similar fashion to his father’s – during 2001. He received a signing bonus of $100,000 which boosted his net worth to a good start. He firstly played in the minor leagues, for the Gulf Coast Yankees and the Staten Island Yankees. He continued this with appearances in other leagues, playing for the Greensboro Bats, Tampa Yankees, and Trenton Thunder. In 2003, he was starting to become a top prospect for promotion but had rivals as well, which led to him staying with Trenton, and then he got to play with the Columbus Clippers.
He was finally called up to the New York Yankees in 2005, and was able to achieve the first grand slam of his career in the same year. He finished second in the Rookie of the Year balloting, and continued to improve the following year, gaining many followers. He was injured for a while with a strained hamstring, but showed his determination by still leading in various statistics. Despite having one of the worst walk percentages in the league, he was third best in batting averages in the American League.
In 2007, he changed his number to 24 as a tribute to Jackie Robinson’s number 42. He had a slow start but suddenly exploded during the season, and was given a contract extension worth $28 million for the next four years with the Yankees, with an extension option for another two years that was worth $27 million. His net worth jumped up dramatically, but Cano struggled during the 2008 season. He bounced back in 2009 and was starting to rank among the top ten players of the AL, leading the batting average and hits, and continuing to rake in the awards. This led to him becoming the starting second baseman during the 2010 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, and he finished the season with top statistics and was given a Gold Globe Award and a Silver Slugger Award for his efforts.
In 2011, Robinson had difficulties defensively but was still selected to the All-Star Game. He led the team to the 2011 American League Division Series but they would eventually lose. After his contract ended in 2012, he was offered a return to the Yankees with a 7-year $175 million contract, but instead took the Seattle Mariners offer of a 10-year $240 million contract. He continued producing good performances, but in 2015 as a result of an intestinal parasite, he was not selected to become part of the All-Star game, ending a five year streak.
For his personal life, it is known that Cano has a son who lives with his mother in the Dominican Republic. He also became a naturalized citizen of the United States during 2012.
|Full Name||Robinson Canó|
|Net Worth||$50 Million|
|Salary||15 million USD|
|Date Of Birth||October 22, 1982|
|Place Of Birth||San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic|
|Education||Barringer High School, New Jersey; Pedro Apostol High School, Dominican Republic|
|Children||Robinson Miguel Cano Castro|
|Parents||José Canó, Claribel Mercedes|
|Awards||World Series champion (2009), All-Star (2006, 2010–2014), Home Run Derby champion (2011), Silver Slugger Award (2006, 2010–2013),Rawlings Gold Glove Award (2010, 2012),|
|Music Groups||Teams: New York Yankees (2005–2013), Seattle Mariners (2014–present)|
|Nominations||Dominican Republic National Team – World Baseball Classic champion (2013), World Baseball Classic MVP (2013), All-World Baseball Classic Team (2013)|
|1||His parents named him “Robinson” after baseball legend Jackie Robinson, and he wears Robinson’s number 24 as a tribute.|
|2||Signed by the New York Yankees as an amateur free agent in 2001. His father was signed by the Yankees in 1980.|
|Plátano Champion||2017||TV Movie documentary||Himself|
|2014 MLB All-Star Game||2014||TV Special||Himself – American League Second Baseman|
|The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon||2014||TV Series||Himself|
|Sunday Night Baseball||2005-2013||TV Series||Himself – New York Yankees Second Baseman / Himself – New York Yankees Designated Hitter|
|2012 MLB All-Star Game||2012||TV Special||Himself – AL Second Basemen: New York Yankees|
|The Tonight Show with Jay Leno||2012||TV Series||Himself – Yankees Trivia Contestant|
|2011 MLB All-Star Game||2011||TV Special||Himself – AL Second Basemen: New York Yankees|
|2006 MLB All-Star Game||2006||TV Special||Himself|
|Mike & Mike||2013-2014||TV Series||Himself – Seattle Mariners Second Baseman|
|The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien||2009||TV Series||Himself|