Esteban Loaiza: A Successful Sportsman Who Got Into Prison For Drug Trafficking

You might have heard about Esteban Loaiza: a Former Major League Baseball All-Star Pitcher.  His birthplace is Tijuana, Mexico, and born on December 31, 1971. Got his high school education from Mar Vista HS CA. The baseball player played his last game against DET on June 11, 2008.

He used to play sports because he was fond of such activities and games. Sometimes young people start loving one sport more and want to pursue that as a career. Esteban also followed the sports he loved and made career in it.

The admiring player had a great love for baseball throughout his life.

Esteban Loaiza Awards:

The great player Loaiza has won many awards in his career life. He got all four awards in his early 20s which was enough to make an impact on how he was an amazing sportsman. The amazing baseball player remained a well-known sportsman in the USA who earned good money with a good reputation.

A person can have a good reputation until an illegal activity or a  drug trafficking case, in which he gets involved. The same case happened with Estaben Loaiza who got involved in such activities.

Esteban Loaiza Career:

Esteban Loaiza had a successful and good career in his professional life. On March 21, 1991, Esteban joined Pittsburgh Pirates. He  got a promotion in A and AA class in the late 19s. The inspiration of sports lovers has also played some big leagues of Pittsburgh Pirates.

He has played with Texas Rangers as well and after that with Toronto Blue Jays. The player had also a good career with New York Yankees, Washington Nationals, Oakland Athletics, Los Angeles Dodgers in the early 20s.

Esteban Loaiza has had earned tens of millions of dollars as a professional athlete. The player used to be the admiration of baseball fans in the United States and Mexico before drug trafficking case..

Loaiza’s Net Worth:

The assistant U.S Attorney Lawrence Casper said that he was not the only one who got involved in drug trafficking. Many other people also took the complete part in that case.

The baseball player Loaiza also claimed that he was broke, but had a net worth between $20 and $40 million somewhere. The prosecutor estimated that during his baseball career, the former player also made around $45 million.

Esteban Loaiza Drug Trafficking Case

The player Loaiza admitted in federal court in San Diego that he took possession of a silver Mercedes-Benz sports car in 2018. The former All-Star Pitcher pleaded guilty to possessing 44 pounds of cocaine. He Drove the SUV in Imperial Beach where he transferred the 20 kilograms of cocaine to another Vehicle in the garage.

He has been charged with possession or purchase of narcotics and transportation of narcotics sales. The Plea agreement of the baseball player showed that he also intended to distribute the cocaine to another person.

He got transfer order to federal custody about a month after his arrest case in February 2018 arrest. Then he spent three years prison sentence in 2019.

Loaiza apologized to his family and friends just before being sentenced by U.S District Court Judge Janis Sammartino.

Loaiza’s rented townhouse was a “stash house’, and he used it for selling and distributing cocaine. The house also lacked furniture and his personal belongings.

Some facts about Esteban Loaiza

  • The hair colour of Loaiza is dark brown, and eye colour is Hazel
  • Esteban Loaiza had one sister and a brother as well
  • The player had got double citizenship as American and Mexican as well
  • He has 2 different kinds of diabetes
  • The fans tell that he married twice in his career.
  • He has faced two big legal issues in his life which affected his life
  • The sports lover once got caught by the police for over speed driving
  • He used to be active on social media like Twitter and Instagram


The article provides a complete description of the life of Esteban Loaiza. He is a successful sportsman and at the same time an unfortunate guy who got into prison for drug trafficking.

The article has discussed his personal life as well as the illegal activity in which he got involved.

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