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A.J. Burnett Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017
Allan James Burnett was born on the 3rd January 1977, in North Little Rock, Arkansas USA, and is recognized as a retired professional baseball player, who played in the position of starting pitcher in Major League Baseball (MLB) for several teams, including the Florida Marlins, New York Yankees and Pittsburgh Pirates. His professional playing career was active from 1999 to 2015.
So, have you ever wondered how rich A.J. Burnett is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total size of Burnett’s net worth is over $45 million, accumulated through his successful involvement in the sports industry as a professional baseball player.
A.J. Burnett Net Worth $45 Million
A.J. Burnett was raised with an older brother by his parents Bill and Diane Burnett. He attended Catholic High School, and later transferred to Central Arkansas Christian Schools, from which he matriculated. While there, he started playing baseball, and distinguished himself as a player.
In no time, Burnett’s career turned professional right after his matriculation, when he was selected by the New York Mets as a pick from the eighth round in the 1995 amateur draft. Before the 1998 season, he was traded to the Florida Marlins alongside Robert Stratton and Jesús Sánchez in exchange for Ralph Milliard, and Al Leiter. He made his debut in the MLB with the team in 1999, while his debut regular season with the team was in 2001, when he went 11-12 with 4.05 earned run average (ERA), which potentially added a considerable amount to his net worth. In the same year, in the game against the San Diego Padres Burnett pitched a 3–0 no-hitter, striking-out seven and walking nine. The 2002 season he finished with 203 strikeouts, and threw the fastest ball of all major league starters, averaging 94.9 miles per hour. Burnett stayed with the Marlins until 2005, when the team asked him to leave, after he criticized the club’s attitude.
In 2005, although he suffered from several injuries, Burnett signed a contract worth $55 million with the Toronto Blue Jays over five years, increasing further his net worth; however, he only stayed with the team until 2008, and by that time he didn’t have any major success.
The 2008 season Burnett began as a part of the New York Yankees, having signed a five-year $82 million contract, and in his first game with the team against the Marlins, he pitched an immaculate inning, becoming the 39th person to reach this feat, which also increased his potential net worth by a large margin. Moreover, he led the team to the 2009 World Series championship.
To speak further about his professional playing career, Brunett was active until 2015, and after the Yankees, he played for the Pittsburgh Pirates (2012-2013), Philadelphia Phillies (2014), and in 2015 returned to the Pirates. During that time, he was named the NL Player of the Week in 2012, and he was selected for the All-Star team in 2015, the first time in his career. All of these helped increase his net worth. He finished his professional career with 2,513 strikeouts.
Speaking about his personal life, A.J. Burnett has been married to Karen Burnett since 2005; the couple has two sons together. His off-season residence is in Monkton, Maryland. He has been diagnosed with Gilbert’s syndrome, a benign liver desease.