Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Here the only Cuban in the Pecos League of the United States (world champion in 2016)

Several independent baseball leagues have existed in the United States for some years and nearly all of them have seen Cuban talent pass through. One of them is the Pecos League, without the level of others such as the Frontier League, the American Association, and the Atlantic League. In Pecos, compared to the three mentioned, there have been fewer West Indies players.

I’m missing pitcher from Havana Alexi Gil (Trinidad Triggers, 2012), pitcher from Cienfuegos Yasmani Fernandez (Tucson Saguaros, 2019) and first baseman and outfielder from Pinar del Rio Maciel Serrano (California City Whitecaps, 2017).

The only Cuban to appear in the circuit’s 2023 season, which began on May 20, according to information on its website, is Edgar Alberto Martínez Palmero (born February 26, 2001), a member of the Roswell Invaders. , whom they have scheduled their first game against the Alpine Cowboys on the 31st of this month. For several days he attended his team’s training camp at Joe Bauman Stadium.

Edgar is a natural right-handed pitcher from Havana. At the age of 16, in July 2017, he reached a minor league deal with the San Diego Padres and only managed to advance to Class A+ in three seasons with the franchise. His total statistics leave him with five wins, six losses, a 3.43 ERA, two saves, 27 games (15 as a starter), 30 walks, and 100 strikeouts in 99.2 innings.

On July 24, 2021, before being fired by the Padres, Martínez had his only experience in the winter tournament when he worked three games with the Mayos de Navojoa of the Mexican Pacific League in the 2020–2021 academic year.

With the island team he achieved glory in the U-15 World Cup held in Japan between July and August 2016. His 0.60 earned run average was second best among island pitchers, and he also worked five games, going 1–0, two saves and 20 strikeouts in 15 innings.

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