Juan Bustabad with the Great Lakes Loons in 2008
|Minor league manager|
August 16, 1961 |
Bustabad was a shortstop during his playing career. He graduated from Miami Lakes High School and attended Miami-Dade College. He was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 1st round of the 1980 MLB amateur player draft.
He began his professional career with the Winter Haven Red Sox in Single-A in 1980 and played in Boston's farm system through 1985, making stops in Bristol, Pawtucket and New Britain. He was signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers as a minor league free agent prior to the 1986 season and spent 2½ seasons with the Double-A San Antonio Dodgers/Missions and half a season with Triple-A Albuquerque.
In 9 seasons of minor league baseball, he played in 1002 games, finishing with a batting average of .247.
- 1990: Coach – Yakima Bears
- 1991: Manager – Indios de Charallave
- 1992: Roving Infield Coach – Los Angeles Dodgers minor league system
- 1993: Coach – Lethbridge Mounties
- 1994–1996: Manager – Gulf Coast Marlins
- 1997: Manager – Utica Blue Sox
- 1998: Manager – Kane County Cougars
- 1999: Hitting Coach – Brevard County Manatees
- 2000: Manager – Great Falls Dodgers
- 2001: Manager – Gulf Coast Dodgers
- 2002: Manager – Vero Beach Dodgers
- 2003: Hitting Coach – Ogden Raptors
- 2004: Hitting Coach – Vero Beach Dodgers
- 2005: Manager – Ogden Raptors
- 2006–2007: Manager – Gulf Coast Dodgers
- 2008–2010: Manager – Great Lakes Loons
- 2011–2012: Manager – Rancho Cucamonga Quakes
He won his 700th career game as a manager on August 24, 2010 when the Great Lakes Loons beat the West Michigan Whitecaps 9-3. The win was on the same day that he was named the Midwest League manager of the year.
- Career statistics and player information from The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- Baseball-reference.co page
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