Mookie Betts is an outfielder in the MLB and currently plays for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He is a two-time World Series champion and is the first player in MLB history to win the MVP, Silver Slugger, Gold Glove, batting title, and World Series in the same season. Get all of the latest Mookie Betts stats and news here!
Mookie Betts signed a commitment letter to attend the University of Tennessee on a baseball scholarship but was ultimately drafted as the 172nd overall pick in the 2011 MLB Draft by the Boston Red Sox. His original contract with the Red Sox was a $750,000 contract. He played a few years with the Sox Minor League system until he was promoted to the Major League Red Sox in 2014.
At age 21, he became the youngest Sox player to hit a grand slam in over 49 years. He was shifted to right field in 2015, and in 2016, he was selected for his first MLB All-Star Game as he finished the season with a .318 batting average. In 2018 he became the second player in Red Sox history to join the 30-30 club and finished the season leading the MLB with a .346 batting average. He received AL MVP and won the World Series.
He was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2020. Mookie Betts’ contract was a $365 million 12-year contract extension with a $65 million sign-on bonus, the third-richest contract in the history of North American Sports.