Carsten Charles Sabathia Jr. simply known as CC Sabathia is an American professional baseball pitcher who plays for New York Yankees of MLB. As of 2018, CC Sabathia net worth is estimated to be $90 million.
Sabathia was born on July 21, 1980 in California, United States. He went to Vallejo High School where he played baseball, basketball and football. He then received scholarship offer to play from UCLA to play college football but later attended University of Hawai’i where he played both football and baseball for the Rainbow Warriors.
He was drafted in the first round by the Cleveland Indians in the 1998 MLB draft. He initially signed with Indians for a $1.3 million bonus. In 2001, he became the third-youngest player in the league and the youngest player in the American league. In his first season with Indians, he helped his team to its sixth division title in seven years and placed second in the AL Rookie of the Year. He played seven and half seasons with Cleveland Indians where he won the 2007 Cy Young Award.
On July 7, 2008, Sabathia was traded to Milwaukee Brewers. He played second half of the 2008 season there leading them to the Wild Card. On December 18, 2008, he signed a seven-year, $161 million contract with New York Yankees. Upon doing so, it was the highest contract ever given to a pitcher.
Sabathia didn’t disappoint either. He helped Yankees to the 2009 World Series title over Philadelphia Phillies. He was also voted the 2009 ALCS MVP and is three time winner of the Warren Spahn Award.
CC Sabathia is considered as one of the most durable pitchers in MLB history, having accumulated an average of more than 200 innings pitched per season throughout his career. Sabathia is a six-time All-Star, and between 2007 and 2011 earned five consecutive top 5 finishes in the Cy Young vote. He is also one of only 13 pitchers in MLB history to have notched more than 100 victories with two different teams (Indians and Yankees).
Apart from his salary and contract, he brings significant amount of money from sponsors like Subway, Pepsi, EA Sports and Nike’s Jordan Brand.
Regarding his personal life, he married Amber Sabathia in 2003. Together they have four children: two sons named Carsten Charles III and Carter, two daughters named Jaeden Arie and Cyia.