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Carlos Beltran has some big shoes to fill in St. Louis. With the departure of stud Albert Pujols, Beltran must convince the St. Louis Cardinals that their investment in his batting skills can fill some of that void. The switch-hitting outfielder, although 35, takes his veteran ability to help a club that just won the World Series in 2011. Beltran has a solid net worth of $57,222,870.
Beltran was drafted out of high school in Puerto Rico to play professional baseball in the United States with the Kansas City Royals in a second round draft in 1995. Baseball scouts at the time considered him to be multi-talented for his power hitting, speed running the bases, and throwing/ fielding abilities with great potential. And their projections for his success have been realized.
Beltran spent the early portion of his career with the Kansas City Royals. He spent one year with the Houston Astros before settling in with huge expectations with the New York Mets. Ultimately he signed a large contract in 2005 for seven years and $119 million. Things just didn't seem to work out. In 2011, Beltran got shipped off to the San Francisco Giants mid-season and eventually negotiated a deal with the Cardinals which amounts to two years for $26 million. The Cardinals has adopted his services after the huge loss of Pujols.
Beltran is a six-time All-Star and has received three Golden Glove Awards for patrolling the outfield. In 1999, Carlos earned the distinction of MLB Rookie of the Year. He has been twice awarded the Silver Slugger Award and keeps a .283 lifetime batting average. In all categories that major leaguers measure players, Beltran is considered scrappy. His stock though looks to be going downhill as his playing days are numbered.