Alfredo Amezaga

Team Florida Marlins Florida Marlins
Position Center Field
Born Jan 16, 1978
Nationality Mexico Mexico
Nickname The Amazing Amezaga
Team History
Florida Marlins Florida Marlins 2006 - present
Colorado Rockies Colorado Rockies 2005
Pittsburgh Pirates Pittsburgh Pirates 2005

Alfredo Amezaga Delgado is a professional baseball player from Mexico who plays as a center fielder. Amezaga came to the MLB in the 1999 MLB Draft and joined up in the minors after being picked at 401st overall by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Finding his feet in the minors, Amezaga made his debut at the top level in May 2002. Amezaga was part of the Angels for 3 seasons and his appearances increased from 13 at-bats and a .538 batting average to 105 at-bats and a .210 batting average in 2003, only to end his time at the angles with 93 at-bats in 73 games with a .161 batting average.

Amezaga was traded out to the Colorado Rockies where he played for just 2 games in the majors, before being traded out to the Pittsburgh Pirates for another stint in the minors. However, things didn’t quite go well for Amezaga and after just 3 games for the Pirates, he was traded out to the Florida Marlins for the 2006 season.

With the Marlins, Amezaga got an extended run-out playing 132, 133 and 125 games in his three seasons since 2006. His batting average rose, although marginally, from .260 to .263 to .264.

Amezaga is considered as one of the best shortstops today, when it comes to spectacular defensive plays. His high flying and diving ability has gotten him the nickname “The Amazing Amezaga”.

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