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These days, a baseball signed by the Boston Red Sox Josh Beckett can cost upwards of $50 to $75. The true value of Beckett's rocket arm throwing those balls has swelled his net worth to $49,180,000.
The award-winning, right-hander, started his early career with the Florida Marlins, where he got the coveted World Series ring and the nod for the 2003 World Series Most Valuable Player. He took those skills northward to Boston in late 2006. He helped the Sox land the American League Championship in 2007 with his pitching talents. Initially, Beckett came to Boston on a three-year $30 million contract. In 2010, he upped the price tag with a four-year $68 million deal.
Beckett has earned All-Star status three times as a Red Sock. He has two MLB World Championship rings – one with the Florida Marlins and another with his current team of Boston.
During his career he has won 125 games and lost 81, has an earned run average of 3.84 with an impressive 1,621 strike outs.
In 2011, Beckett got into a public relations dust up as the Red Sox imploded down the stretch of the season. While Boston's playoff hopes dwindled the last few weeks of the 2001 season, he and two other Boston pitchers were discovered drinking alcohol during a game in the bullpen. The publicity from this event caused many to believe actions like this might have been the cause for the Red Sox poor performance last year and resulted in them being eliminated on the last day of the regular season.
Despite Boston’s overall bad year in 2011, Beckett was still considered one of their ace pitchers winning 13 games, 175 strikeouts, and an ERA of 2.89 for the year. His lack of consistency and behavior could have an effect on the 2012 season. Still, he is considered a good pick for Fantasy Baseball enthusiasts.