Yuli Gurriel Biography
Yuli Gurriel is a Cuban professional baseball player who is mainly recognized for playing the first base position for the Houston Astros of the Major League Baseball (MLB). He is also one of the players to lead the Huston Astros to the franchise’s first-ever World Series win.
Yuli Gurriel has kept his personal life low key. Similarly, there is no any rumors or news of him dating boyfriend or girlfriend in the current time. To know more about his personal life, early life, education, career, salary and net worth. Scroll down
Yuli Gurriel Early Life and Career
Yulieski Gurriel Castillo was born on June 9, 1984, in Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, to Lourdes Gourriel, father, and Olga Ledia Castillo Fernandez, mother. He has two brothers Lourdes Gurriel Jr. and Yuniesky Gourriel. His younger brother, Lourdes is also a professional baseball player who plays for the Toronto Blue Jays.
Yuli Gurriel started his baseball career during the 2004-2005 Cuban National series. A year after his baseball debut, he truly dominated leading the series in RBIs, runs, and triples. At that time, he averaged .327 batting and a slugging percentage of .676.
Moreover, Gurriel also led the national team to win a gold medal in 2003, 2005 World Cup Baseball Championship and 2004 Summer Olympics. The following year, he played for the Cuban National Baseball team in the 2006 World Baseball Classic, 2008 Beijing Olympics, and 2009 World Baseball Classic.
Youtube: Father of a son, Yuli Gurriel’s Rookie career highlights;
In 2014, he signed a year contract with Yokohama Dena Baystars. He played with the Baystars for almost two years and signed a five-year contract of $47.5 million with the Huston Astros. Since then, he has been playing for the Astros. More recently, he led the team to the World Series Champion and also became AL-Rookie of the Month.
Yuli Gurriel Personal Life
Talented Gurriel has not shared much about his personal life. Currently, he seems to be living a single life. However, his Instagram post proves that he is married as he often posts pictures of himself with a baby child captioning “baby and papa”.
Till date, Yuli Gurriel has not revealed about his partner/spouse. He might have got divorced or might not want to reveal his love life to the media.
Yuli Gurriel Net Worth
The son of former Cuban player, Lourdes Gurriel, Yuli Gurriel earns a great sum of money from his baseball professions. As of 2018, Yuli Gurriel’s net worth is under review but more recently, he has signed a five-year contract of $47.5 million with, Houston Astros which indicates that he makes money in million dollars.
Besides, he also owns several cars including Ferrari which price in the market is in thousands of dollars.