Michael Andrew Yastrzemski, better known by his nickname “Yaz,” is a Major League Baseball right fielder for the San Francisco Giants. The Baltimore Orioles selected him in the 14th round of the 2013 MLB draft. He is the grandson of Hall of Famer and three-time Triple Crown winner Carl Yasttemski, who made his MLB debut with the Giants in 2019.
The Boston Red Sox selected Yastrzemski in the 36th round of the 2009 MLB draft (1,098th overall). Instead, he enrolled at Vanderbilt University, where he played baseball for the Commodores.
Seattle Mariners offered him a $300,000 signing bonus after his junior year, much above the recommended amount for a player selected in the first round of the MLB draft. This year’s MLB Draft saw him go to Baltimore Orioles in the 14th round.
When Yastrzemski first entered the professional ranks, he played for the Class A-Short Season New York–Penn League’s Aberdeen IronBirds. His next stops were the Frederick Keys and Bowie Baysox, where he batted.288 with 14 home runs, 18 stolen bases, and 18 triples. After the 2016 season, he underwent surgery and missed the start of the 2017 season due to his health.
How Much Does Mike Yastrzemski Make?
San Francisco Giants signed Mike Yastrzemski to a one-year contract worth $3,700,000, with a guaranteed salary of $3,700,000. Yastrzemski will make $3,700,000 in base salary and $3,700,000 in total salary in 2022.