Mike Aviles was born on March 13, 1981 in New York City. He plays shortstop for the Kansas City Royals.
Mike is 5’ 9”, weighs 195 pounds, and bats and throws right.
Mike attended Middletown High School in New York.
Mike attended Concordia College in Bronxville, New York, where he was a Division II All-American shortstop.
Mike was chosen in the 7th Round of the 2003 draft by the Kansas City Royals.
He spent 2004 with the Wilmington Blue Rocks in the Carolina League and 2005 with the Wichita Wranglers in the Texas League.
He spent 2006 and 2007 with the Omaha Royals of the Pacific Coast League,and was the Royals’ Minor League Player of The Year in 2007. He started 2008 in the minors, batting .338 with 10 home runs and 42 RBI in 50 games with Omaha.
Mike was called up from AAA on May 29, 2008 to replace the light-hitting Tony Pena.
Mike is engaged to marry Jessy Poulsen.