Robinson José Canó Mercedes is a professional baseball baseman on Major League Football for Seattle Mariners. Currently, his estimated net worth is $40 million as of 2015. He played New York Yankees of MLB from 2005 to 2013.
In 2006 and from 2010 to 2014, he is a 6-time All Star. In 2006 and from 2010 to 2013, he remained Silver Slugger Award winner for 5 times. He has been named as the American League Player of the Month for two times and he won 2 Golden Glove Awards for 2010 and 2012. He won Home Run Derby in 2010 and became the member of 2009 World Series Yankees champion team and 2013 World Baseball Classic’s Dominican Republic team. He won the most valuable player award of the tournament.
He played some minor leagues for four years and made his debut in 2005 in Major League Football when New York Yankees selected him. Currently, he is the second baseman for New York Yankees. He won several recognitions and awards for his amazing performance on playing baseball. He led the team to win against Puerto Rico and become the first undefeated team in tournament history. He also received Silver Slugger award for four times in 2006, 2010, 2011 and 2012 and became the richest sportsman in the world.
Full Name: Robinson José Canó Mercedes
Date of Birth: October 22, 1982
Marital status: Married
Occupation: Baseball player
Net Worth: $40 million
Height: 1.83 m
Source of Income: Baseball
Hobbies: Writing, Sports
After seeking graduation from high school, Yankees signed Cano in the year 2001 as a free agent and he received up to $100,000 as signing amount. He started playing that season in their minor league and he debuted with Rookie-level Gulf Coast Yankees of the Staten Island Yankees and Gulf Coast League of New York-Penn League with Gulf Coast Yankees. He played for Greensboro Bats and Staten Island of South Atlantic League Class A in 2002. He played on Class-A Advanced Florida State League for Tampa Yankees and on Class AA Eastern League 2003 for Trenton Thunder. He is considered as a top prospect. He appeared in All-Star Futures Game in 2003.
Texas Rangers offered him to complete the acquisition of Alex Rodriguez of the Yankees before 2004 season. He started the season with Trenton and got promotion on Class AAA International League for the Columbus Clippers. He has become the baseball star and among the top 10 richest sportsman in the world.
Jose Cano, his father, also played as an amateur free agent for New York Yankees in 1980 and pitched in the minor league systems of Atlanta Braves and Yankees before making his debut in Major League and pitched 6 games for Houston Astros in the year 1989. He was named after Jackie Robinson, the baseball legend. He was born on October 22, 1982 in San Pedro de Marcoris, Dominican Republic and grew up there. For 3 years, he lived in New Jersey. He studied 7th, 8th and 9th grades in Barringer High School in Newark school system.