Willians Astudillo, also known as “La Tortuga,” is a Venezuelan professional baseball utility player who plays for the Miami Marlins.
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.
Astudillo signed his first professional baseball contract on December 15, 2008, with the Philadelphia Phillies as an amateur free agent. For the VSL Phillies, Astudillo debuted as a professional athlete in 2009.
On November 19, 2015, Astudillo agreed to a minor league deal with the Atlanta Braves. In 89 games with the Double-A Mississippi Braves in 2016, he batted.267/.293/.332, driving in 30 runs and hitting 4 home runs.
On April 4, 2017, the same day he signed a minor league contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks, Astudillo was sent to the Triple-A Reno Aces.
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.
Who Are Willians Astudillo Parents?
Williams and Anna Mercedes Astudillo, who are usually spotted in baseball stadiums during his games, are reportedly Astudillo’s parents.
Astudillo was born on October 14, 1991.
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.