Know About Justin Verlander; Kate Upton, Wife, Net Worth, Contract, Age

Published Date: 02 Sep, 2019 Updated date: 02 Sep, 2019 By Celebs Podium

Justin Verlander, age 36 and Kate Upton defines an ideal couple goal. The MLB star and his wife have already built a strong marital foundation which makes them compatible with every life circumstance.

American professional baseball pitcher Justin Verlander plays for MLB team, Houston Astros. The former Tigers star is the eighth time winner of the most prestigious MLB All-Star honor in 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2018 and 2019.

Justin Verlander Bio & Family

The player was born as Justin Brooks Verlander on 20 February 1983 to parents, Richard and Kathy Verlander. He went to Goochland High School and played for the Old Dominion University baseball team for three years.

Justin stands at a height of 6 feet 5 inches (1.96 m) tall and weighs around 225 pounds.

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Career & Net Worth

Justin’s professional career commenced at the age of 21. The Detroit Tigers selected him during the 2004 MLB draft and a debut game on 4 July 2005. After playing an incredible season, he and the team agreed upon a five-year contract extension worth $80 million in 2009. Likewise, before the 2013 season, he signed another seven-year contract worth $180 million. A part of his contract included $22 million vesting option for 2020 if he finishes in the top five in the Cy Young Award voting in 2019.

The 2013 contract helped him to be the highest-paid pitcher in MLB history. Twelve years of an incredible career with Tigers came to an end after the Astros signed him from the 2017 season.

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Justin Verlander’s playing stats (Picture: ESPN)

Recently, he penned a staggering $66 million contract on 24 March 2019 which will keep him with Astros until 2021 season. As if for now his net worth is $95 million.

Justin & Kate Upton Are An Ideal Couple!

The 36-year old relish almost three years of beautiful matrimony with wife, Kate Upton. They started dating each other from early 2014 and two years later, got engaged in 2016. Justin won the World Series with the Astros and two days after the incredible win, they exchanged their wedding vows on 4 November 2017 in a medieval church in Tuscany.

Justin Verlander with wife Kate Upton at the event of All-Stars Game on 12 July 2019 (Picture: Justin’s Instagram)

Together, they share a daughter, Genevieve, born on 8 November 2018. The couple announced the pregnancy news on 14 July 2018.

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Some Interesting Facts About Justin Verlander

  • Justin’s dad sent him to The Richmond Baseball Academy when he was young.
  • The player threw his fastball 84 mph (135 km/h) very soon post joining The Richmond Baseball Academy.
  • He set a school single-season record by recording 139 strikeouts in 2003.
  • For the USA national baseball team in 2003, he helped the squad to secure a silver medal in the Pan American Games.
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