Who is Yoán Moncada?
Yoan Manuel Moncada Oliviera is a professional Cuban baseball third baseman for the Chicago White Sox of MLB (Major League Baseball). In 2016, he made his MLB debut for the Boston Red Sox and was traded to the White Sox during the 2016-2017 offseason.
How Old Is Yoan Moncada?
He is 27 years old as of March 2023, having been born on May 27, 1995, in Abreus, Cuba. Yoan Moncada shares his birthdate with celebrities such as; Zach Herron, Mark Anastasio, Lily-Rose Depp, Princess Mae, Blippi, and many more.
Yoan Moncada Family
Who are Yoan Moncada Parents?
He was born to Manuel Moncada Rodriquez (Father). He and his father used to play baseball as a youngster. However, his mother’s name and whereabouts are not mentioned on the internet.
Does Yoan Moncada have Siblings?
There is no news on the internet showing whether he has siblings or was born as an only child. In case there is news regarding this matter, we will update it here as soon as possible.
Yoan Moncada Education
Information regarding where he received his high school/college education is not mentioned on the internet.
Yoan Moncada Marital Status
News on the internet shows that he is engaged to his girlfriend Laura Carrio. But it is not known when they engaged or how they met.
Yoan Moncada Kids
He and his fiancee Laura Carrio have two kids by the names of Robinson and Angelina.
Yoan Moncada Baseball Career
A Career with Elefantes de Cienfuegos
In 2012, he made his debut for Cienfuegos of the Cuban National Series. In his two years with the team, he hit .277/.388/.380 with four home runs and 21 stolen bases. He left Cuba in June 2014, with permission from the Cuban government to pursue a career in Major League Baseball (MLB). Before signing with the Red Sox, he was a highly sought-after Cuban free agent. He was seen as a generational five-tool talent being compared to the likes of Robinson Cano.
A Career in the Minor Leagues
The Boston Red Sox reportedly agreed to terms with Moncada on February 23, 2015, for a signing bonus of $31.5 million. The contract was finalized on March 12. On May 18, he made his professional debut with the Greenville Drive of the Class A South Atlantic League. In the winter of 2015, he was consistently cited as one of the top prospects in the Red Sox system. Entering the 2016 season, MLB.com ranked him as the 7th best prospect in Major League Baseball.
A Career with Boston Red Sox
On September 2, 2016, he was called up and made his major league debut against the Oakland Athletics. In his first plate appearance, he walked and subsequently scored a run. The following day, he recorded his first major league hit. Overall, he finished the 2016 MLB season with a .211 batting average (4-for-19) with one RBI.
A Career with Chicago White Sox
The Red Sox traded Moncada, Michael Kopech, Luis Alexander Basabe, and Victor Diaz to the Chicago White Sox on December 6, 2016, for Chris Sale. Moncada then began the 2017 season with the Charlotte Knights of the Class AAA International League. On July 19, 2017, he was called up after the trade of Todd Frazier to the New York Yankees. Later that day, he made his Chicago White Sox debut against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
In his first at-bat, he worked a walk against Kenta Maeda. He hit his first career major league home run off of Jake Arrieta of the Chicago Cubs on July 26, 2017. However, due to shin issues, he was placed on the 10-day disabled list on August 25. In 2017, he played 54 games, finishing the year with a .231 batting average, 8 home runs, and 22 RBIs. The following year, he played 149 games, finishing with a .235 batting average, 32 doubles, 17 home runs, and 61 RBIs, and struck out an MLB-leading 217 times. But he had the lowest fielding percentage among major league second basemen, at .963.
In the 2019 campaign, he set career highs in numerous batting areas. Such as hits (161), doubles (34), home runs (25), RBIs (79), and batting average (.315) among others with his batting average ranking third in the American League. Overall in 2020, he batted .225 with six home runs and 24 RBIs in 52 games. The following year in 144 games, he batted. 263 hitting 14 home runs and 61 RBIs. For 2022, he began the season on the injured list with an oblique strain. On May 9, he was activated off the IL and made his season debut that day against the Cleveland Guardians going 1-for-4.
A Musical Career
In addition to his baseball career, he has also had a music career. Thus recorded “Desastre Personal” with artists El Chacal and Lenier in 2021.
Yoan Moncada Height and Measurements
Adding up to his well-built body is a height of 6ft 2 inches (1.88m) and a weight of 102kg (225 lbs).
Yoan Moncada Salary and Net Worth
With the Chicago White Sox, he earns an annual salary of $14,000,000. In 2023, he will earn a base salary of $17,000,000 and a signing bonus of $1,000,000, while carrying a total salary of $17,800,000. And has an estimated net worth of between $3 and $5 million.