Yonder Alonso Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, MLB Network, Wife, Net Worth, and Twitter

Yonder Alonso is a Cuban former professional baseball first baseman working for MLB Network as a sports analyst.

Yonder Alonso Biography

Yonder Alonso is a Cuban former professional baseball first baseman working for MLB Network as a sports analyst. He joined the MLB news team in April 2021, after previously working for San Diego Padres.

Yonder Alonso Career

Alonso graduated from the University of Miami where he played three seasons for the Hurricanes. This is after not signing, after being selected by the Minnesota Twins in the 16th round of the 2005 Major League Baseball Draft. He was the captain of the team and led it to the College World Series as a freshman, with a team-leading 69 RBIs. In 2008, he hit .373 with 15 home runs, 51 RBIs, and eight stolen bases. He was inducted into the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame at its 50th annual induction in April 2018.

The Cincinnati Reds drafted him for the second time with the seventh overall pick in 2008. With time, he signed a major-league contract with the Reds worth $4.55 million through 2012. He went 1-for-3 with a double and a walk. In just six games for the A-Advanced Reds that year, he went 6-for-19 with two RBIs in his Minor League Debut. Alonso entered the 2009 season ranked as the number one overall prospect in the Reds organization by Baseball America

He started the season with Sarasota, played 49 games, and hit .303 in 175 at-bats with seven home runs, 13 doubles, and 38 RBIs. The Cincinnati Reds traded Johnny Gomes where he served mostly as a pinch hitter, picking up 98 plate appearances over 47 games and batting .330 with a .943 OPS. With 14 starts in left field and one each at first and third base, he was projected as a left fielder for the Reds in 2012, although he struggled defensively at the position during 2011. On December 17, 2011, he was traded to the San Diego Padres where he set a Padres franchise record with 39 doubles as a rookie, breaking the old rookie mark of 33 by Benito Santiago in 1987.

Committing 12 errors at first base led to him tying for the league lead. He finished 6th in the NL Rookie of the Year voting. The Padres traded Alonso to the Oaklands Athletics. During the first half of the 2017 season, he hit a career-high 20 home runs. He was named to the 2017 MLB All-Star Game. Additionally, he had signed a 1 year / $1,000,000 contract with the Atlanta Braves, including $1,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $1,000,000. Later on, he announced his retirement on November 20, 2020. MLB Network then hired him as an on-air analyst.

Yonder Alonso Salary

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

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Yonder Alonso Net Worth

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

Yonder Alonso Age

Alonso was born on April 8, 1987, in Havana Cuba. He is 36 years old as of 2023, and he celebrates his birthday on the 8th of April every year.

Yonder Alonso Height and Weight

Alonso stands at a height of 6 feet 2 inches tall, and he weighs 230lbs (104 kgs).

Yonder Alonso Family

Alonso is the son of Luis Alonso and Damarys Alonso. His father played for the Industriales of the Cuban National Series and taught Alonso to play as well. He has a sister; Yainee Alonso who is married to Manny Machado who is also a professional baseball player.

Yonder Alonso Wife and Children

Alonso is married to Amber Alonso and the couple have been blessed with two children, Troy and Marie Alonso.

Who is Yainee Alonso?

Yainee Alonso is the wife of Manny Machado and the sister of Yonder Alonso. She gained popularity after marrying Manny Machado.

Social Media Platform

Alonso is very active on his Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages. He has 22.5k followers on Twitter 38.4k followers on Instagram, and 1k followers on Facebook.


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