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Jeff Kent Net Worth

Net Worth: $50 Million

Jeff Kent is a retired Major League Baseball (MLB) second baseman who has an estimated net worth of $50 million. He won the National League Most Valuable Player award in 2000 with the San Francisco Giants. He is the all-time leader in home runs among second baseman. From 1997 to 2005, he drove in 90 or more runs, a streak of run production unprecedented for a second baseman because it is a position typically known for its defense. He is also a five-time All-Star and his 560 career doubles put him tied for 21st on the all-time doubles list.

Born Jeffrey Franklin Kent on March 7, 1968 in Bellflower, California, Kent graduated from Edison High School in Huntington Beach, California. He played for the University of Berkeley before he was drafted in the 20th round of the 1989 amateur draft by the Toronto Blue Jays. He played for their minor league squad until 1992 when he was invited to join the major league team. He made his debut on April 12 against the Baltimore Orioles. He was quickly traded to the New York Mets. However, he was not popular with his teammates and he earned a reputation for being difficult. In 1996, he was traded to the Cleveland Indians. He was almost immediately traded again and he found himself with the San Francisco Giants along with Barry Bonds.

Jeff Kent worked smoothly with the Giants and he played exceptionally well with the team. He was named three times to the All-Star team and also won the Silver Slugger Award three times, as well. However, his relationship with the management and his teammates went sour so he moved on to the Houston Astros and eventually with the LA Dodgers. He recorded the most home runs ever made by a second baseman. Before his retirement in 2008, he once again won the Silver Slugger Award and was named to the All-Star team two more times.


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