Yordan Alvarez Biography

Yordan Alvarez is a professional baseball player who is designated as a hitter and outfielder for Houston Astros of MLB- Major League Baseball. He made his debut with MLB on 9th June 2019 while being a member of the Astros. Yordan bats left-hand and throws right-hand and he is a Cuban-born professional player who before aspiring for an American career played two seasons in the Cuban National Series for Las Tunas.

Early Life 

Yordan Alvarez was born on 27th July 1997 in Las Tunas, Cuba, and spent his childhood in his hometown. His parents still live in Cuba while he defected from Cuba in 2016 and later started his residency in Haiti where he made a contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers as an international free agent.

Yordan Alvarez Career

Yordan kicked off things in his sports career in his country Cuba where he played about two seasons in the Cuban National Series. He played from Leñadores de Las Tunas although he left his country in order to find permanent shelter in the USA. Yordan moved out from Cuba to Haiti in 2016 and registered as an International free agent. He started playing in Minor leagues after being traded from Houston Astors to Los Angeles Dodgers. At the beginning of the year, he began his season in 2021 by getting tested for the pandemic COVID-19. He returned to the field in August when he played just two games before undergoing arthroscopic surgery for both of his knees.

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On 7th May 2021, Alvarez drove his 100th run while doing his 114th career game and winning over Toronto Blue Jays with an overall score of 10-4. He was ranked as the seventh-fastest player who reached 100RBI in league history and became the fastest man of doing so since the expansion era started in 1961. The next game he played faced a loss with an overall score of 8-4 that was lost to the Blue Jays with 103 RBI in 115 games. Alvarez hit his 30th run of the season on 13th September while being at the age of 24 and later became the second Astro for doing so in the history of being at such an age after Alex Bregman who hit 31 in 2018.

Yordan Alvarez Biography

Real Name Yordan Ruben Álvarez
Birth Date June 17, 1997
Age (as of 2023) 25 Years
Birth Place Las Tunas, Cuba
Nationality Cuban
Profession Baseball player
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Cancer

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 6’ 5” – in Centimeters – 196 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 102 kg  –  in Pounds –  224 lbs
Shoe Size 14 (U.S.)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Body Type Athletic

Family

Father
Mother
Sister
Brother

Qualification/Education

School
College

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Wife Monica Quiros
Children Two
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Personal Life

Yordan married his long-term girlfriend named Monica Quiros. She was born Monica Yulisa Quiros in Cuba in February 1998. She went to A.P. Leto High School in Tampa Florida. They have been together since 2018 but it has not been confirmed when they started dating each other. The couple welcomed their first child a baby girl named Mia on 6th November 2018.

Mia was born at St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital in Tampa, Florida. On 11th January 2020, Monica Quiros announced her engagement with Yordan Alvarez through her official Instagram account. She shared the picture of two while exchanging the rings where two rings were half embedded in the sand. It is said that the event of their engagement took place during their holiday at Excellence Oyster Bay.

Yordan Alvarez Net Worth

The left-hander sensation, Yordan signed a six-year contract extension with Houston Astros. As per the contract norms, he is now reserved for six seasons from 2023 which will end in the 2028-2029 season. Yordan and Astros management agreed to $115 million for six seasons and upon signing he got, a $5 million signing bonus as well. He will get $7 million for the 2023 season, $10 million in 2024, $15 million in 2025, and later on $26 million for the remaining three seasons from 2026-2028. 

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Trivia

  • His parents still reside in Cuba and he aspires to bring them in order to live with him.
  • On 23rd September 2021, Alvarez drove two runs in the first inning against Los Angeles Angels and scored his 100th RBI of the season.
  • He became the second-youngest man in Astro to reach 100 RBI in one season after Cesar Cedeno who did so in 1974 while being at the age of 23.
  • In Game 5 of the ALCS, when Astro faced Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park; Alvarez logged three hits and three RBI.
  • This marked the first event in his professional career when Alvarez had such a collection of many opposite-field hits.
  • In Game 6 Alvarez faced the collection of four hits including two doubles and one triple where Houston won the game by 5-0 and was noted to be one of the decisive games for the ALCS.

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