Raphael Andrades was born and raised in Tallahassee, Florida. Was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 36th round out of Lincoln High School, but chose to attend college. Graduated from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida in 2016 as a member of the football team for four years and also played baseball his freshman year. Received his Bachelor’s degree in Sports Management before attending Clark Atlanta University as a graduate student and pursuing baseball again. Graduated with his Master’s in Business Administration in 2020. Currently lives in the Atlanta area.