15 Extraordinary Mansions owned by MLB Players
Just a couple of weeks ago we’ve posted a list with the 15 most incredible homes owned by NFL players and now that the regular season in baseball is coming to an end, we’ve decided to make a list with the 15 most amazing homes owned by MLB stars as well.
Today’s best baseball players are some of the world’s highest paid athletes, with many players cashing in over $20 million per year and Clayton Kershaw even breaking the $30 mil/year barrier. With all that money coming out from salaries, plus prizes, endorsements and appearance fees, you know these players will treat themselves in the best way possible.
Owning an extraordinary home is one of the perks of being the best of the best in this game and today we’ll take a look at the most extraordinary mansions currently owned by MLB players.
15. Miguel Cabrera – Detroit Tigers
Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera has bought this incredible lakefront mansion in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan, just a year ago, for $3.2 million. Built in 1966 and listed for sale in 2013, this classy home has 11,175 square foot of living space, sitting on 2½ acres right next to Lake St. Clair. It comes with a massive heated garage that could hold up 8 cars, a swimming pool and even a putting green, a glass solarium with marble floors and a library with movable walls hiding secret areas. So even Bond would love this place.
14. Ryan Braun – Milwaukee Brewers
The former NL Rookie of the Year from Milwaukee Brewers bought this stunning Mediterranean-style mansion in Malibu, California, a couple of years ago for $4.85 million, featuring 7,587 square foot with seven bedrooms and eight bathrooms. Ryan Braun can also enjoy amazing ocean views, a movie theater, a swimming pool and spa, three fireplaces and a four car garage, in his lovely Malibu pad.
13. Adrian Gonzalez – Los Angeles Dodgers
Adrian Gonzalez moved to the Los Angeles Dodgers back in 2012 and he instantly became a favorite among fans there. He has also bought an extravagant 11,000 square foot mansion in the town of La Jolla, California, for $7.2 million, built in an Eastern seaboard/Cape Cod-style. The luxurious estate features seven bedrooms with seven bathrooms, an outdoor and breakfast patio, a nice swimming pool, a small theater, an exercise room and a wine cellar as well. Not bad for the LA Dodgers slugger, right?
12. Mark Teixeira – New York Yankees
New York Yankees star Mark Teixeira is the proud owner of this gorgeous Texas mansion ever since he played for the Texas Rangers. He tried to sell it a couple of times, for around $4 million, but that didn’t work out and he can still call this 8,000 square foot villa in Westlake, Texas, home. Located in an exclusive golf club community, this home overlooks the golf course and a lake, sitting on one acre of land. It has four bedrooms, eight baths and even a separate guest house, located right next to the main house. There’s also a home theater, a swimming pool, wet bar, a game room, a private patio with hot tub and even a two level office.
11. Adrian Beltre – Texas Rangers
Even though Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre has sold this lavish estate in California just two years ago for $17.4 million, it’s still worthy of a spot on this list. This mansion was situated in the Bradbury Estates community, offering 16,600 square foot of living space, with seven bedrooms and 17 bathrooms and also a spacious guesthouse. The home was initially listed at $19.8 million and also comes with a basketball court, some putting greens, an infinity pool and even a batting cage. Yeah, that’s what a pro needs at home.
10. Dan Uggla – Washington Nationals
The second baseman from Washington Nationals this year is the proud owner of this beautiful European-style home which was once listed for $3.3 million. He snatched it for just $1.6 million, which is obviously a home-run deal judging by the looks of it. The estate once used to belong to NBA player Derek Anderson and it was built back in 2002. It spreads on two acres of land, with 14,000 square foot of living space, featuring seven bedrooms, a fitness room, a movie theater, heated pool, an outdoor cabana, a sauna, putting green and also a basketball court.
9. C.C Sabathia – New York Yankees
We haven’t found too many photos of C.C Sabathia’s incredible home, but just by looking at these two photos we can easily say it’s one of the best. The Yankees pitcher bought this lavish 15,000 square foot home in Alpine, New Jersey, back in 2009 for $14.9 million, featuring 6 bedrooms, 7 and a half baths, a home theater, a game room, a hair and beauty salon for his wife, a custom playground for his kids, an infinity pool and even an indoor basketball court.
8. Clayton Kershaw – Los Angeles Dodgers
Guess who’s the highest paid baseball player in 2015? We’re at Clayton Kershaw’s new home, so he might be the one. After signing a record breaking, seven year deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers valued at $215 million, Clayton will get around $30 million per year, which makes him one of the highest paid athletes in the world as well. He recently bought this freshly built 5,988 square foot home in Studio City, California, for just $4 million that seems perfectly for him and his new family (he recently became a dad). Oh, and this pad is also just 10 minutes away from the Dodgers stadium.
7. Evan Longoria – Tampa Bay Rays
The third baseman from the Tampa Bay Rays was able to purchase this superb waterfront estate on the Venetian Isles for just $1.5 million a couple of years ago, which is basically a steal for this location and the way this home looks. It’s just 3,416 square foot large, but it’s absolutely amazing, with four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a media room, a vaulted foyer and a massive balcony from where you could sip in on the gorgeous views. Furthermore, Evan Longoria’s home also includes a outdoor kitchen, a pool and spa, a large covered patio and a fireplace as well.
6. Tim Lincecum – San Francisco Giants
San Francisco Giants didn’t have a great season in 2015 and I have a feeling that they’ll miss the playoffs this year, but they’re still the best team in these last years, with three World Series titles in the last 6 years. Their starting pitcher, Tim Lincecum, was one of the heroes of those finals and in 2012 he paid $3.4 million for this 11,000 square estate in Paradise Valley, Arizona, which looks like a sports fanatic’s dream pad. Apart from 4 bedrooms and 5.5 baths, this jaw dropping home also has a pool with two waterfalls, a sundeck with a whirlpool spa, an indoor basketball court, a battling cage and a theater with reclining seats. Oh, and those sweeping mountain views are also worth mentioning.
5. Zack Greinke – Los Angeles Dodgers
Zack Greinke probably loves Los Angeles, moving from the Angels to the Dodgers two years ago after singing a massive six year contract with the Blue Crew. That’s when he decided to buy a prime piece of real estate in Los Angels, buying this incredible home in Studio City, California, which was built back in 2012. With a contemporary look, 11,000 square feet, 7 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms, this home would be perfect for everyone, but the star pitcher also wanted a gym, library, a pool and a spa waterfall and even a 9 car motor court that’s linked to the house through a walking bridge.
4. Yadier Molina – St. Louis Cardinals
St. Louis Cardinals star Yadier Molina has bought this stunning mansion in the Island Cove section of Jupiter for $7.15 million just a couple of years ago. Sitting on a 4-acre Intracoastal property, this home has 5,341 square foot of living space, with six bedrooms, 8 and a half bathrooms, a lit-tennis court, a nice movie theater and best of all, 300 feet of private waterfront space. Not bad for one of the best catchers in MLB history.
3. Alex Rodriguez – New York Yankees
Every other list you’ll find with the most stunning baseball player homes will have A. Rod’s former Miami estate somewhere in the first spots, but he sold that lavish estate a couple of years ago for $30 million. Last year he bought this gorgeous Hollywood Hills home from Meryl Streep for just $4.8 million, a mesmerizing 3,700 square foot house which surely suits his extravagant lifestyle. The new home of the New York Yankees third baseman has walls of glass which open to a courtyard with a pool and spa, four bedrooms, four bathrooms, dining and family rooms and a two story living room with a stone wall and fireplace.
Oh, and we just had to post his former Miami home as well.
Believe it or not, Alex Rodriguez has made quite a profit for this Miami Estate. He bought it with $7.4 million in 2010 and then dropped another $7.4 million into renovating this property. The super mansion had nine bedrooms, 11 baths, two docks, a batting cage, a theater and a serene infinity pool. He initially listed it for $38 million and ended up selling it in 2013 for $30 million, which is still a massive profit in three years.
2. Ryan Howard – Philadelphia Phillies
Star slugger Ryan Howard, who plays for the Philadelphia Phillies, spared no expense when he decided to build this outrageous mansion located in Belleair Shore, Florida. He paid just $3.5 million for the property back in 2011 and reportedly spent another $5.8 million on the construction of this lavish Mediterranean-style estate. Measuring 34,000 square feet, this home is now one of the largest in the area, featuring 8 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, 2 inside elevators, 2 kitchens, a 2-story library, trophy room, a bowling alley, a wine cellar and a massive swimming pool. The mansion also has a unique feature: it has a lazy river running right through the house.
1. Derek Jeter – New York Yankees Legend
You know what? I initially wanted to feature only the lavish homes owned by active MLB players but since Derek Jeter retired just a year ago, we just had to include him as well. He’s a New York Yankees legend and when it comes to homes, he’s the proud owner of one of the most incredible mansions you’ve ever seen. Nicknamed St. Jetersburg, this gorgeous mega mansion is the biggest home in all of Hillsborough County, sitting on Davis Islands in Florida.
This monstrous 30,875 square foot waterfront estate wraps around a huge swimming pool which overlooks the water, featuring seven massive bedrooms, nine bathrooms, two boat lifts, a drive through portico and a pair of 3 car garages on the ends of both wings. A legendary home for a player who had a legendary career.