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
Born: (1986-06-17) June 17, 1986 (age 28)
Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Alfredo Despaigne
Medal record
Men’s baseball
Competitor for  Cuba
Summer Olympics
Silver 2008 Beijing National team
Baseball World Cup
Silver 2007 Taipei National team
Silver 2009 Nettuno National team
Intercontinental Cup
Gold 2010 Taichung National team
Pan American Games
Bronze 2011 Guadalajara National team
Central American and Caribbean Games
Gold 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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