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Casey Close

Casey close is a former college and professional baseball player. Casey Close played for minor league and he is a sports agent representing Major League baseball players like Derrek Lee, Ben Sheets, Josh Hamilton, Eric Milton, and Richie Sexson. He was a right-handed Batsman and throws from the right hand throughout his career. He is also one of the richest serving agents in the world.

Early Life and Childhood

Casey Close an American baseball player and sports agent’s age is 57 years old and was born on October 21, 1963, in his birthplace, Columbus, Ohio. There is no information about his parents and siblings.  His Ethnicity has not been known yet.

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Caption: Casey Close with his family, (Sources: Salary and Net Worth)


Casey Close studied at Worthington High school. Then he attends the University of Michigan on a baseball scholarship. He served for the Michigan Wolverines baseball team from 1983 to 1986.

In his first year, he helps to defeat Stanford to advance to the final four in College World Series.  Later as a senior, he won a batting triple crown and was selected as a captain in a Big Ten Conference.


Casey won the batting triple crown in 1986 in Big Ten Conference as a Megan team Captain. As well as he also won All-American Player of the Year, Baseball National American Player of the Year, and Big Ten Medal of Honor winner.

Casey also holds the University of Maegan’s career record of home runs (46) and scored (190). He ranked second in all-time with 229 games played. His all-time third Run battled with185 RBIs and his All-time fourth batting average of .373.

Later he was an inductee into 2011 at the University of Michigan Hall of Honor.

Casey Close – Net Worth 2023

Casey has an estimated net worth of around $1.2 billion as of 2022. Although he earned around 64.7 million in the year 2017. Because of representing some of the top players in a major baseball league.

Due to his high wages and the number of high-profile players, his net worth is easily a multimillion but his exact net worth is yet to be known. His primary sources of earnings are baseball player.

Professional Life

Casey is an American sports agent and professional college and professional baseball player. Casey Close played for the Michigan Wolverines baseball team from 1983 to 1986.

As a freshman, he helps to defeat Stanford and advance to the final four in the world college series. Close was drafted by New York Yankees in the seventh round of the 1986 MBL Draft.

He played in the minor baseball league for several teams like Oneonta Yankees (1986), Albany Colonie Yankees (1987-1988), Columbus Clippers (1988), and Calgary Cannons (1989-1990)

He has his best season in Calgary where he played 95 games with a batting average of .330 with .523 slugging percentage, 38 extra-base hits, and 56 RBIs.

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Caption: Casey Close with baseball player Derek Jester (Sources:

As an agent, he is one of the most successful and richest baseball agents representing some of the famous major league baseball players. He represents Derek Jester and has since been his agent throughout his career.

In January 2007, Ryan Howard was hired close as his agent after winning the 2006 National League MVP award.

Close has been involved in mega deals like A five-year, $125 million contract extension for Ryan Howard in 2010, 10 years $189 million deal for Jester in 2000 which was the all-time second-richest contract in baseball history, and 3 year$51 million deal for a jester in 2010.

His other deals are  5 years $65 million deal for Derrek Lee in 2006 and 6 year $17 million deal for Drew Henson in 2000. In February 2011, he announced that he was leaving CAA.

In April 2011 he announced he would be starting the baseball division of Excel Sports Management. Close and his Company Excel Sports Management negotiated $700 million in baseball contracts.

Personal Life

Close married to 1989 Mrs. America Gretchen Carlson and anchor of “The real story with Gretchen Carlson” on a fox news channel on October 4, 1997, in a secret ceremony.

Casey and his wife live in Greenwich, Connecticut with two children named daughter Kaia and son Christian.

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Caption: Casey Close posing with his wife (Source: The New York Times)


Casey has not been in any rumors or controversy. However, the man likes to keep away from controversy and likes to keep his life private. There have not been any rumors around his name in the past also. He is a very professional person.

Casey Close – Social Media

Casey is not active on social media. Although he has a high profile, he doesn’t seem to use any of his social media accounts.

Casey Close – Body Measurements

Casey has a height of 6 feet 1 inch (1.85m) and a weight of 84 kg (187.393 lbs). He has well maintained a slim body. Well, to enhance his feature he has brown eyes and blond grey hair.