Alex Avila Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, MLB Network, Wife, Net Worth, and Twitter

Alex Avila is an American former professional baseball catcher working for MLB Network as a studio analyst during the 2021 Postseason.

Alex Avila Biography

Alex Avila is an American former professional baseball catcher working for MLB Network as a studio analyst during the 2021 Postseason. He joined the MLB news team in 2021, after previously working with Detroit Tigers.

Alex Avila Career

Avila began his baseball journey at Archbishop McCarthy High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where he played prep baseball. In the 2005 MLB Draft, he was selected by the Detroit Tigers in the 34th round but opted to attend the University of Alabama. He earned All-SEC honors during his time at Alabama. In the 2008 MLB Amateur Draft, he was drafted by the Tigers in the fifth round after a standout junior year with a .343 batting average, 17 home runs, and 62 RBIs.

His major league debut with the Tigers took place in August 2009 against the Baltimore Orioles, where he showcased his skills with two hits, a run scored, and an RBI. He secured a spot on the Tigers’ Opening Day roster in 2010, and he was recognized as the sixth-best prospect in the Tigers’ organization.

By 2011, he had become the Tigers’ starting catcher and displayed significant improvement. Over his MLB career, he amassed 714 hits, 352 runs, 297 RBIs, 155 doubles, and 105 home runs in 1,052 games. He was honored with the Silver Slugger award as a catcher, posting impressive statistics in hits, RBIs, doubles, and home runs during a career-high 141 games.

Known as “The Titanium Catcher” due to his perceived likelihood of being hit by foul tips, he signed a one-year contract with the Washington Nationals on January 28, 2021. Unfortunately, he announced his retirement from baseball on September 19, 2021, concluding a 13-year MLB career.

Alex Avila Salary

Avila earns an annual salary of about $47,000-$120,000.

Alex Avila Net Worth

Avila has an estimated net worth of about $1 Million – $7 Million which he has earned through his career as a sports analyst and baseball player.

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Alex Avila Age

Avila was born in January 29, 1987, Hialeah ,Florida in United States. He is 36 years old as of 2023, and he celebrates his birthday every 29th of January every year.

Alex Avila Height and Weight

Avila stands at a height of 6 feet 1 inches tall however, information about his weight has not been disclosed.

Alex Avila Family

Avila is a son to Yamile Avila and AI Avila the former general manager and executive vice president of baseball operations of the Detroit Tigers. Tommy Lasorda, his godfather, was a former Los Angeles Dodgers manager and a friend of Alex’s father Al and grandfather Ralph. His younger brother, Alan Avila, was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in 2008 in the 47th round; he chose to play baseball at Nova Southeastern University instead of signing. Nick Avila, his cousin was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 37th round of the 2011 Major League Baseball Firsy Year Player Draft .Nick is currently a coach for the Gulf Coast Tigers.

Alex Avila Wife and Children

Avilla is married to Kristina Avila whom he met in high school. Together, the couple have been blessed with two daughter; Avery Noelle, born on April 7, 2013 and Zoey Gabrielle, born on March 4, 2015.

Alex Avila Retirement

Avila has previously appeared on MLB Network, working as a studio analyst during the 2021 postseason. He played 13 seasons in the majors with the Tigers, Chicago White Sox, Chicago Cubs, Arizona Diamondbacks, Minnesota Twins, and Washington Nationals. This is after the player retired after the 2021 season.

Social Media Platform

Avila is very active on his Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages. He has 3k followers on Twitter 8.9k followers on Instagram, and 10k followers on Facebook.


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