The Cuban receiver, who went through the ranks of the Texas Rangers, Houston Astros and Miami Marlins, Lorenzo QuintanaV confirmed his presence in the preliminary selection of the Cuban team that will participate in the World Baseball Classic, what “close sources” told journalist Francys Romero.
After four years of playing in minor league baseball in the United States, the mask of Pinar del Rio did not receive a call to play in the big top, although the trio came very close to achieving it, with participation in each year – except his debut – at the Triple A level, above all, showing a solid offensive production.
His best season came in 2019, when he had 83 hits, including 16 doubles, one triple and 17 home runs, in 76 games and 278 innings, compiling a career-best .299 batting average. Meanwhile, he registered 56 total tackles (his single-season high) and went through the Pentagon in the same number of opportunities.
2022 will be decisive in his career as a professional baseball player in the United States, because after coming to the Miami Marlins in 2021 and playing 60 challenges this year, the Florida franchise decided to do without his services, forcing him to try out. Their luck in the Caribbean League.
In the season that ended two months ago, Quintana visited the batter’s box 240 times for the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp, who play at the Triple A level. During that time at bat he struck out 59 batters, including 27 extra-base hits. -Base hits, that’s 14 homers. Likewise, he chartered 54 teammates and scored 41 times. Along the way, he said goodbye to the following offensive trio: .246/.306/.479 (AVE/OBP/SLG).