5 Best Dominican Republic Baseball Players
The 5 Best Dominican Republic Baseball Players have all made big splashes in the major leagues. Latin American baseball players have contributed immensely to Major League Baseball, and the game would be less exciting and skillful without them. The 5 best Dominican Republic Baseball Players each have more strengths than weaknesses.
- Miguel Batista. The emergency starting pitcher and long-man for the Washington Nationals, Dominican Republic baseball player Miguel Batista turned pro back in 1992. He has a decent—if not respectable—ERA of 4.54, but has seen better days in his career. Still, he is the go-to-man for the Nationals when a tough spot in games comes up.
Adrian Beltre. Adrian Beltre, a Dominican Republic baseball player, has been playing in the Major Leagues since 1998 when he was only 19! He was born in Santo Domingo in 1979 and has racked up quite a few awards during his playing tenure. He won the Silver Slugger Award in 2004 and the Gold Glove Award in 2007 and 2008.
- Felipe Rojas Alou. One of the Dominican Republic's most known baseball players, Alou was the first Dominican to regularly play in the Major Leagues. As a player, he played with San Francisco, Milwaukee, Atlanta, Oakland, New York, and Montreal. As a manager, he managed the Montreal Expos for nine years and the San Francisco Giants for three years.
- Jose Guillen. Born in 1976 in San Cristobal, Jose Guillen currently plays for the Kansas City Royals in the Major Leagues. This Dominican Republic baseball player bats right and throws right and has amassed 206 home runs, 841 RBIs and a career batting average of .271 over a thirteen year Major League career.
- Pedro Martinez. Martinez was at one point in his career considered one of the best power pitchers ever. Born in Manoguayabo, this Dominican Republic baseball player pitched fastballs at 96 miles per hour in his younger days. Now a days, he relies more on finesse in his pitches rather than speed, but is still a major threat on the mound.