Ryan Vilade was selected by Colorado in the first round of the 2017 draft. Despite having played shortstop in high school, most predicted that the 6’2″ right-handed pitcher would switch to third base as soon as he signed for $1.425 million.
On September 18, 2021, Colorado selected Vilade’s contract. He was then added to the active roster so that he could play that night at Nationals Park in his debut game in Major League Baseball against the Washington Nationals.
Vilade was born on February 18, 1999, and is from Frisco, Texas. By nationality, he is an American and is 23 years old right now.
He went to school at Frisco High School for his freshman, sophomore, and junior years. After his junior year, he participated in the Under Armour All-America Baseball Game at Wrigley Field in July 2016, winning the Home Run Derby with 18 home runs.
That fall, he participated in the 18U American national team. He committed to playing baseball for the Oklahoma State Cowboys in college.
He made his professional debut with the Rookie-level Grand Junction Rockies of the Pioneer League after being signed. He hit a home run in his first at-bat, earning him a spot in the All-Star game. Throughout the entire season, he played 33 games for Grand Junction.
Ryan Vilade currently receives a base salary of $700,000 from being an active player for the Rockies. He has an estimated net worth of $2 million as of 2022.