Yuli Gurriel Biography

( 1984 - )
August 21, 2019
First published on:May 8, 2018
by John Max

Facts of Yuli Gurriel

Date of Birth: 1984, June 9
Age: 36 years old
Birth Nation: Cuba
Height: 6 Feet
Birth Name Yulieski Gourriel Castillo
Birth Place Sancti Spiritus
Famous Name Yuli Gurriel
Father Lourdes Gourriel
Mother Olga Lidia Castillo Fernandez
Net Worth $15 Million
Salary $10,000,000
Nationality Cuban
Ethnicity African-American
Currently Working For Houston Astros
Currently Married Yes
Children 1

Yuli Gurriel is a well-known professional baseball from Cuba. He is best known for playing the first base position for the Houston Astros of the Major League Baseball (MLB). He is also popular to lead the Huston Astros to the franchise's first-ever World Series win. He has also played for numerous MLB teams including Sancti Spíritus and Yokohama DeNA BayStars.

The thirty-five years old is married and shares a baby girl with his wife. Further, he has an estimated net worth of $15 million and earns $10 million per annum as his salary from his team.

How Much Is Yuli Gurriel's Net Worth In 2019? Know His Salary and Contract

As of 2019, Yuli Gurriel has an estimated net worth over $15 million. The talented and popular baseball player, Yuli earns a good sum of money from his professional baseball career. 

Currently, he is under a 5 year / $47,500,000 contract with the Houston Astros, including a $2,000,000 signing bonus, $47,500,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $9,500,000. As per the deal, in 2019, he will earn a base salary of $10,000,000, while carrying a total salary of $10,400,000.

Back in 2018, he earned $12 million and is one of the highest-paid players in the team after Justin Verlander, Brian McCann, and Josh Reddick.

Overall, Gurriel has earned $39,435,483 playing four seasons in MLB. 

Besides that, he is fond of luxury cars and also owns several well-expensive cars like Ferrari bought for thousands of dollars.

Is Yuli Gurriel Married? Know His personal life

He is rumored to be married as his Instagram post indicates that he is married to his wife as he often posts pictures of himself with a child captioning "baby and papa".

Till date, He has not disclosed the name of his wife but some sources claimed that its Lianet Barrera. The sources have not revealed if the couple is married.

CAPTION: Yuli and his wife and son SOURCE: Wikinetworth

His son Jayden, was born on June 30, 2018. 

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He started his own clothing line named gurriel miami store. 

Moreover, he seems active on social networking sites like Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. He has more than 155k followers on his Instagram account and over 58.9k followers on his Twitter account. He regularly updates his social account by posting pictures and videos alongside leaving a positive message for young talents.

Yuli Gurriel's Early life

Yuli Gurriel was born on June 9, 1984, in Sancti Spiritus, as the son of Lourdes Gourriel and Olga Lidia Castillo Fernandez. Yuli is a Cuban by nationality and belongs to the mixed ethnicity of African-American. 

He was brought up by his parents alongside his 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's Career

He began his playing career during the 2004-2005 Cuban National series. A year later, during his baseball debut, he truly dominated leading the series in RBIs, runs, and triples. During the time, he averaged .327 batting and a slugging percentage of .676.

Moreover, he also led the national team to win a gold medal in 2003, 2004 Summer Olympics, and the 2005 World Cup Baseball Championship. Similarly, he played for the Cuban National Baseball team in the 2006 World Baseball Classic followed by the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and the 2009 World Baseball Classic.

Later in 2014, he signed a year contract with Yokohama Dena Baystars. He played with the Baystars for almost two years. After that, he signed a five-year contract with the Huston Astros for of $47.5 million. Since then, he is playing for the Astros. Recently, he led the team to the World Series Champion and also became AL-Rookie of the Month.


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