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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Juan Encarnacion, Produced Many - 2760

San Pedro De Macoris in the Dominican Republic has produced many ball players, including major leaguers George Bell, Johnny Cueto and Robinson Cano.

San Pedro De Marcoris also produced Juan Encarnacion. Encarnacion became a pro, playing in the United States. Encarnacion, though, never made it to the majors.

He also played just three seasons as a pro.

Encarnacion's career began in 1987, signed by the Astros as an undrafted free agent out of his native San Pedro.

Encarnacion first played stateside in 1988, in the rookie Gulf Coast League. In 54 games, Encarnacion hit just .219. He also hit two home runs and knocked in 33.

Encarnacion returned to the GCL Astros for 1989, getting into 46 games. His batting average dropped to .192.

For 1990, Encarnacion moved to single-A Asheville. There, he got into 104 games, hitting seven home runs and knocking in 44. His average, though, was no better, finally coming in at .202. It was his final season as a pro.

1990 CMC-Pro Cards Tally
Players/Coaches Featured:1,309
Made the Majors: 711 - 54.4%
Never Made Majors: 598-45.6%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors: 307
10+ Seasons in the Minors: 181

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