Willians Astudillo, also known as “La Tortuga,” is a Venezuelan professional baseball utility player who plays for the Miami Marlins. He was born on October 14, 1991.
He made his MLB debut with the Minnesota Twins in 2018 and has played every position in a major league game, with the exception of shortstop.
Barcelona, Venezuela, a city on the nation’s Caribbean coast, is the birthplace of Willians Astudillo. Astudillo learned how to play baseball at a young age from both his grandfather and his father, a Venezuelan professional baseball player.
On December 15, 2008, Astudillo agreed to his first professional baseball deal with the Philadelphia Phillies as an amateur free agent.
Astudillo began playing professionally for the VSL Phillies in 2009.
Astudillo signed a minor league contract with the Atlanta Braves on November 19, 2015. He played 89 games with the Double-A Mississippi Braves in 2016, batting.267/.293/.332 with 4 home runs and 30 RBI.
Astudillo was assigned to the Triple-A Reno Aces on April 4, 2017, the same day he signed a minor league contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Astudillo was assigned to the Triple-A Rochester Red Wings after signing a minor league contract with the Minnesota Twins on November 30, 2017.
Astudillo and the Miami Marlins agreed to a minor league contract on March 13, 2022. He started the 2022 campaign with the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp at the Triple-A level. On May 25, he faced the Tampa Bay Rays in his Major League Baseball debut for the Marlins.
Williams Astudillo Salary and Net Worth
WilliamsAstudillo currently receives an annual salary of $573500 as an active baseball player for the Miami Marlins of MLB. He has an estimated net worth of $5 million as of 2022 which is mostly money he has earned from his baseball career.