Alfredo Despaigne

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Alfredo Despaigne
Alfredo Despaigne on March 9, 2013 (2).jpg
Despaigne batting for the Cuba national team in 2013 World Baseball Classic
Chiba Lotte Marines – No. 54
Outfielder
Born: (1986-06-17) June 17, 1986 (age 28)
Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Teams
Alfredo Despaigne
Medal record
Men’s baseball
Competitor for  Cuba
Summer Olympics
Silver medal – second place 2008 Beijing National team
Baseball World Cup
Silver medal – second place 2007 Taipei National team
Silver medal – second place 2009 Nettuno National team
Intercontinental Cup
Gold medal – first place 2010 Taichung National team
Pan American Games
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Guadalajara National team
Central American and Caribbean Games
Gold medal – first place 2014 Veracruz Team

Alfredo Despaigne Rodriguez (born June 17, 1986) is a Cuban professional baseball outfielder for the Chiba Lotte Marines of Nippon Professional Baseball. He is widely considered to be among the best players playing outside the United States.[1] He was named the Best Hitter at the 2007 World Port Tournament, and was also a part of the Cuban team which won a silver medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Despaigne burst onto the scene after posting an impressive season in 2007, afterwards earning a key role on Cuba’s National Team.[2] In 2009, Despaigne had one of the most dominating seasons in Cuban Baseball history, breaking the Cuban Home Run record while hitting .373 with 97 RBI’s.[3] Following the season, he was named MVP of the National Series. Despaigne has again been excellent in 2010,[4] ranking among the best hitters in various statistical categories.[5]

He signed with the Chiba Lotte Marines on July 15, 2014.[6] Despaigne appeared in 45 games, hitting .311, with 12 home runs and 33 runs batted in. After the season, the Marines signed him to a two-year contract.[7][8]

Despaigne won with his national team, the gold medal of the 2014 Central American and Caribbean Games in Veracruz, Mexico.[9][10][11]

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