Last Updated: November 27, 2023
Richest AthletesBaseball Players
Net Worth:
$20 Million
Date of Birth:
Feb 19, 1971 (52 years old)
Place of Birth:
Santo Domingo
6 ft (1.85 m)
Baseball player
Dominican Republic
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What is Miguel Batista's Net Worth?

Miguel Batista is a Dominican former professional baseball pitcher who has a net worth of $20 million. Miguel Batista played for 12 different MLB teams between 1992 and 2012. With the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2001, he won a World Series championship. Beyond baseball, Batista has published some books, including a poetry collection and a novel. During his career, Miguel earned $47 million in salary.

Early Life

Miguel Descartes Batista Jerez was born on February 19, 1971 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batista began his MLB career in 1992 with the Pittsburgh Pirates. However, he only pitched two innings for the team.

Florida Marlins

After some time away from MLB, Batista returned for the 1996 season as a relief pitcher for the Florida Marlins. He pitched nine games for the team, posting a 5.56 ERA.

Chicago Cubs

Batista played for the Chicago Cubs in 1997, pitching 11 games with a 5.70 ERA.

Montreal Expos

Batista had his first MLB multiple-season tenure with the Montreal Expos, playing from 1998 to 2000. In his first season with the team, he went 3-5 with a 3.80 ERA in 56 games. The next season, Batista went 8-7 with a 4.88 ERA in 39 games. In his final season with the Expos in 2000, Batista played in only four games before he was traded.

Kansas City Royals

After being traded by the Expos partway through the 2000 season, Batista finished the year with the Kansas City Royals. For the team, he pitched 14 games and recorded a 7.74 ERA.

Arizona Diamondbacks, 2001-2003

Batista had his best career year in 2001 with the Arizona Diamondbacks. That season, he went 11-8 with a 3.36 ERA as the Diamondbacks won the World Series over the New York Yankees. In 2002, Batista went 8-9 with a 4.29 ERA, while the Diamondbacks were swept in the NLDS by the St. Louis Cardinals. He bounced back in 2003 with a 10-9 record and a 3.54 ERA.

Toronto Blue Jays

Prior to the 2004 season, Batista signed a three-year contract with the Toronto Blue Jays. However, he immediately struggled on the team, recording a 4.80 ERA and eventually losing his starting job. As the Jays closer in 2005, Batista blew eight saves. He was subsequently traded back to the Diamondbacks.

Arizona Diamondbacks, 2006

Back with the Diamondbacks in 2006, Batista went 11-8 with a 4.58 ERA. After the season, the Diamondbacks offered him arbitration, as he was a free agent, but the team was unwilling to commit to a multiyear deal.

Seattle Mariners

Batista signed a three-year contract with the Seattle Mariners in late 2006. He went on to have a decent first season with the team, going 16-11 with a 4.29 ERA. Batista's second season with the Mariners in 2008 represented a major downturn, as he went 4-14 with a 6.26 ERA and had the lowest percentage of quality starts in MLB. He performed much better as a relief pitcher in 2009, going 7-4 with a 4.04 ERA. After the season, Batista declared free agency.

Washington Nationals

In early 2010, Batista signed a minor league contract with the Washington Nationals. Called up to the majors in July, he pitched 58 games for the team as a relief pitcher, finishing the season with a 3.70 ERA. Batista then became a free agent again.

St. Louis Cardinals

Batista signed a contract with the St. Louis Cardinals in early 2011. He ended up posting a 4.90 ERA with the Cardinals before being released toward the end of June.


New York Mets

A couple weeks after leaving the Cardinals, Batista signed a minor league contract with the New York Mets. He made his first start for the Mets on September 1, winning his 100th career game. Later in the month, in the Mets' final game of the season, Batista pitched a two-hit, complete-game shutout. In early 2012, he re-signed with the Mets on a minor league deal, but was soon added to the team's 40-man roster. After going 1-3 with a 4.82 ERA, Batista was designated for assignment and released by the Mets in late July.

Atlanta Braves

Following his departure from the Mets, Batista signed with the Atlanta Braves. He ultimately pitched five games for the team.

Final Playing Years

Batista signed a minor league contract with the Colorado Rockies in January 2013, but was released in March. The next month, he signed a minor league contract with the Blue Jays, and was assigned to the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons in the organization's farm system. Batista was released toward the end of May.


Beyond baseball, Batista has published some books, including a Spanish-language poetry collection entitled "Sentimientos en Blanco y Negro." In 2006, he released the novel "Through the Eyes of the Law," a thriller about a serial killer.

Miguel Batista Earnings

  • New York Mets (2011-12)
    $750 Thousand
  • St. Louis Cardinals (2010-11)
    $750 Thousand
  • Washington Nationals (2009-10)
    $1 Million
  • Seattle Mariners (2008-09)
    $9.5 Million
  • Seattle Mariners (2007-08)
    $9.5 Million
  • Seattle Mariners (2006-07)
    $6 Million
  • Arizona Diamondbacks (2005-06)
    $4.8 Million
  • Toronto Blue Jays (2004-05)
    $4.8 Million
  • Toronto Blue Jays (2003-04)
    $3.6 Million
  • Arizona Diamondbacks (2002-03)
    $3.4 Million
  • Arizona Diamondbacks (2001-02)
    $2.1 Million
  • Arizona Diamondbacks (2000-01)
    $400 Thousand
  • Montreal Expos (1999-00)
    $325 Thousand
  • Montreal Expos (1998-99)
    $250 Thousand
  • Montreal Expos (1997-98)
    $173 Thousand
  • Chicago Cubs (1996-97)
    $153 Thousand
  • Florida Marlins (1995-96)
    $120 Thousand
  • Pittsburgh Pirates (1991-92)
    $109 Thousand
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