Coronavirus and Sports: The Economic Effects

coronavirus and sports

Sports has served as a pleasant and warm distraction in times of great uncertainty. From world wars to economic downturns, both sports fans and casual watchers of sports around the world have looked to athletes and their teams for the injection of hope. Unfortunately, the world finds itself faced with the coronavirus crisis which has put a pause on most people’s plans. This presents a turning point for the global economy. In the sporting world, where many major leagues have been shut down, this has implications. The events affect not only the net worth of athletes and their team owners but also the communities which depend on them, economically and emotionally.  Continue reading

Highest Earning MLB Rookies

MLB rookies

With the new MLB season on its way, a lot of talk is spreading on how rookies will perform against the old hats of the league as teams fight for glory on the diamond. Rookies will get their chances to not only set their mark on the field but also show why they are being paid so much. No doubt, some rookies will find themselves with higher pay checks by the end of the season while others may find themselves on the dreaded invisible list to free agency. Continue reading

Eric Sogard Net Worth

Eric Sogard Net Worth

With cold weather hitting many parts of the country, many of us find ourselves wishing for the warmer days of spring and summer. The coming of spring also means the beginning of baseball. While it’s still the offseason, teams are preparing their rosters for those warmer days.

Eric Sogard is signing a one year contract to play second base for the Milwaukee Brewers next season. Eric Sogard’s net worth currently sits at $2.5 million.

Eric Sogard’s Career Statistics

Although he was drafted 81st overall in the 2007 MLB draft, Eric finally made his MLB debut during the 2010 season. In his ten MLB seasons, Sogard has a career batting average of .243 including a season best in 2019 of .290.

Despite never being known as a home run hitter (he’s only hit 24 in his career), Eric belted 13 bombs in 2019. Additionally, Eric added 40 RBI’s (Runs Batted In) and had a WAR (Wins Above Replacement) of 2.6 for 2019.

Eric Sogard’s Career Earnings

Thus far in Eric Sogard’s professional career, he has earned nearly $7 million for his services on the baseball diamond. A second round pick in the 2007 MLB draft, Eric Sogard’s net worth got off to a quick rise thanks to a $400,000 signing bonus.

Sogard’s most lucrative year had previously come in 2017 when he was paid a handsome amount of $2.4 million as part of a one year extension with the Brewers. For the 2020 MLB season, Eric is returning to Milwaukee. He is signing a one year contract that will pay him $4.5 million, his highest salary yet.

Eric Sogard’s Net Worth Outlook

At 33 years of age, Eric still has a few years of life left in the majors. Eric Sogard’s net worth outlook does look quite promising. He will earn $4.5 million for the 2020 season which will raise his net worth by approximately $2 million.

Even though it is just a one year deal that Eric signed, if he has a good showing next season, he will have the opportunity to increase his net worth even more in the years to come.

Other MLB Players’ Net Worth

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Miguel Cabrera’s Net Worth

Miguel Cabrera's net worth

Venezuela has gifted Major League Baseball with many jewels. One of such jewels is Miguel Cabrera, the first baseman for the Detroit Tigers. He’s opened windows of hope for Tigers fans, and they’ll forever be grateful for his contributions. In the same vein, he will forever be grateful for the game of baseball, which has blessed him in many ways. Here is Miguel Cabrera’s net worth information.
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