Daisuke Matsuzaka Net Worth 2018: What is this baseball player worth?


Daisuke Matsuzaka is a pro baseball player who plays Pitcher for the Chunichi Dragons as # 99. Matsuzaka was born on September 13, 1980, in Aomori, Aomori, Japan. This page will take a closer look at Daisuke Matsuzaka’s net worth.

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Daisuke Matsuzaka Career, Earnings

Matsuzaka bats Right and throws Right. Matsuzaka debuted in the NPB on April 7, 1999 for the Seibu Lions, as well as for the MLB on April 5, 2007 for the Boston Red Sox. In all, Matsuzaka played for the Seibu Lions, Boston Red Sox, New York Mets, Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks, and Chunichi Dragons.

Some of Matsuzaka’s most prominent statistics in the NPB included a Win-loss record (pitching) stat of 108-60, a Earned run average stat of 2.96, and a Strikeouts stat of 1,357. In the MLB, Matsuzaka’s most prominent statistics included a Win-loss record stat of 56-43, a Earned run average stat of 4.45, and a Strikeouts stat of 720.

Daisuke Matsuzaka Net Worth 2018

Daisuke Matsuzaka was last under contract in 2012, according to USA Today, with a 1 (2012) year package worth $10 million. Over the years, Matsuzaka earned $6 million in 2007, $8 million in 2008, $8 million in 2009, $8 million in 2010, $10 million in 2011, and $10 million in 2012.

Player salaries can range widely. In Major League Baseball, the average player earns around $3 million every year. Top MLB players can receive $25 million or more every year, and less successful players bring in $1 million or less.

Daisuke Matsuzaka net worth
Daisuke Matsuzaka net worth: soccer/football salary distribution

Outside the MLB, most contracts are worth less than $10,000 a year. Interesting datapoints from Wikipedia about the contracts signed by Daisuke Matsuzaka include:

  • “Journalist Nobuhiro Chiba characterized Japanese reaction to the signing: “I think the people are relieved to send Daisuke to the Boston Red Sox.” In Boston, Matsuzaka passed his physical and signed a six-year, $52 million contract, which could have been worth as much as $60 million if he fulfilled incentives.”
  • “The details of the contract included a $2 million signing bonus with a $6 million salary in 2007, $8 million in each of the following three seasons (2008-2010), and $10 million in each of the final two years (2011-2012).Matsuzaka agent Scott Boras told ESPN.com the contract includes a “litany of personal comforts.” Matsuzaka will get a massage therapist, physical therapist, interpreter and personal assistant, and the Red Sox agreed to provide Matsuzaka with 80-90 flights over the course of the deal, along with special housing and transportation arrangements and accommodations for his wife.”Matsuzaka, Red Sox agree to terms” He also had a no-trade clause, specially constructed by the Red Sox to fit Matsuzaka’s contract.”

So what is baseball player Daisuke Matsuzaka’s net worth in 2018? Our estimate for Daisuke Matsuzaka’s net worth as of 2018 is: $50 million

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