Nick Markakis’s net worth is about $2 million
Who is Nick Markakis?
Nick Markakis is an American professional baseball player in Major League Baseball (MLB). Nick Markakis previously played for the Baltimore Orioles and is now with the Atlanta Braves. Baseball fans will be interested in his current club’s annual salary.
What is the net worth of Nick Markakis?
In 2014, Nick joined the Atlanta Braves.
On December 3, 2014, he was announced as a Brave after signing a four-year contract worth $44 million with a $2 million signing bonus.
The contract calls for him to earn an annual average salary of $11,000,000, plus contract bonuses and clauses.
Some of the bonuses include an additional $25,000 if he wins the Gold Glove or League Championship Series MVP award, as well as an additional $50,000 if he wins an All-Star award, World Series MVP award, or Comeback Player of the Year award.
Nick Markakis’s net worth is about $2 million
Nick Markakis: Birth, Parents, Siblings & Education
Nick Markakis was born Nicholas William Markakis on November 17, 1983, in Glen Cove, New York, but he spent his adolescence in Woodstock, Georgia, after his family relocated there when he was ten years old.
Dennis Lou (father) and Mary Lou (mother) gave birth to Nick. Little is known about his siblings, but we do know he is the second child of three baseball-playing brothers, Dennis, Greg, and Michael.
In terms of his educational background, Nick attended Woodstock High School in Woodstock, Georgia, and then went on to Young Harris College, a liberal arts college in Georgia.
Nick Markakis is of German and Greek ancestry and holds dual citizenship in the United States and Greece. His ancestry is white.
Nick’s interest in baseball began at the age of two, when his mother, Mary, introduced him to the game. She would pit him and his older brother
Dennis was against each other, and he would always come out on top. The family members were huge fans of the Boston Red Sox, an American professional baseball team.
Young Nick would sit and watch the Red Sox for hours on end, and as he grew older, baseball became a passion (if not an obsession) for him.
His favorite Red Sox player was Roger Clemens, also known as “Rocket.” Clemens was a member of the Red Sox from 1984 to 1996.
Nick Markakis was so enamored with his baseball idol that when he began his professional career, he wore the same jersey number (21) as his idol.
Taylor Scott Randahl, a boy who lived in the neighborhood where he moved in with his parents in Georgia, became a close friend of his.
Their friendship caught Nick’s parents’ attention, and they were dubbed “Frick and Frack.” While Nick loved baseball, Taylor had a thing for the mountains – he was a mountain biker.
Taylor died in a car accident when they were in high school, prompting Nick Markakis to name his first son Taylor.
He began playing baseball in high school with the school’s baseball team, the Wolverines of Woodstock High School.
In his senior year, he was the best left-handed pitcher on the team, which piqued the interest of the Cincinnati Reds, an Ohio-based professional baseball team.
He refused to forego his college education and sign with the Reds when they drafted him in 2001 and 2002.
Instead, he chose to play college baseball with the Young Harris Mountain Lions, his college’s baseball team, as a pitcher and outfielder.
He was named Georgia Junior College Player of the Year twice and Baseball America’s National JUCO Player of the Year in 2002.
He competed for Greece in the European National Championships in 2003 and the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece.
Nick Markakis: Professional Career
Nick Markakis has so far played for two Major League Baseball teams – the Baltimore Orioles (2006–2014) and the Atlanta Braves (2015–), but his illustrious career began in college.
Nick had an impressive run while pitching for the Mountain Lions (of Young Harris College).
He hit.439 with 21 home runs and 92 RBIs, had a.843 slugging percentage and a.541 on-base percentage, and stole 19 bases in 20 attempts.
He was 12-0 on the mound, allowed only.182 hits, had one save, and a 1.68 ERA.
In the 2003 draft, he was chosen seventh overall by the Baltimore Orioles.
He began his career in the minor leagues, with the Aberdeen IronBirds in 2003, the Delmarva Shorebirds in 2004, the Frederick Keys in 2005, and the Bowie Baysox in 2006.
However, his stats ensured that he did not remain in the minor league for long.
He was promoted to the major leagues for the 2006 season and made his major league debut, albeit from the bench, against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays on April 3, 2006.
However, he would make his major league debut two days later.
Nick Markakis: Relationship Status
Nick Markakis is married and the brother-in-law of his Atlanta Braves teammate Ryan Flaherty, as both are married to two sisters.
Christina Dutko, his wife, is the elder sister of Ryan’s wife, Ashley Dutko.
Nick met Christina at a Super Bowl Party in 2006 through a mutual friend.
They began dating and married in 2008, while he was still playing for the Baltimore Orioles.
Christina is also a track and field athlete who worked as an elementary school teacher after graduating from Florida Atlantic University with a degree in education.
She was also named All-Atlantic Sun Conference in indoor track.
The couple has three sons, all of whom are boys.
Their first child, Taylor Jason, was born on March 11, 2009, and was named after Nick’s late friend Taylor Scott Randahl.
Tucker Edward, their second child, was born on May 27, 2010, and Toby, their third child, was born on September 11, 2013.