|Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks – No. 54|
Born: June 17, 1986|
Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
|CNS: 2004, for the Alazanes de Granma|
|NPB: July, 29, 2014, for the Chiba Lotte Marines|
|CNS statistics |
(through 2013-14 season)
|NPB statistics |
(through July 29, 2018)
|Career highlights and awards|
In Cuba, he is known as "El Inmenso Despaigne" (the Immense Despaigne) and "El Caballo de los Caballos" (The Stallion of the Stallions).
Despaigne burst onto the scene after posting an impressive season in 2007, afterwards earning a key role on Cuba's National Team. 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 RBIs. Following the season, he was named MVP of the National Series. Despaigne was again excellent in 2010, ranking among the best hitters in various statistical categories. In 2012, he set a new Cuban league regular-season home run record, with 35.
He signed with the Chiba Lotte Marines on July 15, 2014. 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.
- Alfredo Despaigne - EcuRed
- Alfredo Despaigne - BR Bullpen
- Continued Slugging Rampage of Alfredo Despaigne | Bjarkman's Latino and Cuban League Baseball History Page
- Top Cuban OF Alfredo Despaigne in Mexico with false passport
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- "Cuban outfielder Despaigne re-signs with Chiba Lotte". ESPN.com. 11 December 2014. Retrieved 11 December 2014.
- 2014年9月23日 ヒーローインタビュー(石川、デスパイネ) - YouTube
- "Hockey de RD da salto cualitativo". El Nacional (in Spanish). 2014-11-24. Retrieved 2014-11-28.
- "Veracruz 2014: Cuba, campeón del béisbol centroamericano". Cubasi.cu (in Spanish). 2014-11-22. Retrieved 2014-11-28.
- "Cuba gana medalla de oro en béisbol". ESPN Deportes (in Spanish). Veracruz, Mexico. EFE. 2014-11-22. Retrieved 2014-11-28.
- 2017 Cuban Finals: Despaigne with the Game Winner for Granma. Horses lead the series 1-0 | BaseballdeCuba
- "マイナビオールスターゲーム2018 選手間投票結果". NPB.jp 日本野球機構 (in Japanese). July 3, 2018. Retrieved June 28, 2018.