Carlos Landinez started his professional career off fast in 1989, according to his Best card.
Landinez hit safely in his first seven games played in the rookie Arizona League, including hitting a home run in his first game.
Landinez ultimately played in five professional seasons, but cooled off for much of them. He made it to high-A St. Petersburg, but no higher.
Landinez' career began that year in 1989, signed by the Cardinals as an amateur free agent out of his native Venezuela.
He played that first year in the Arizona League. He hit .253 over 47 games. He hit that single home run and knocked in 16.
Landinez returned to the Arizona League for 1990 and played at single-A Springfield. He hit .120 in 60 games at Springfield and .260 in 29 games in Arizona.
He played 1991 at single-A Savannah, hitting .148 over 46 games. He then played 21 games at high-A St. Petersburg for 1992 and returned to Springfield for 1993.
He went 1 for 2, with a run scored in an August 1993 game for Springfield. He hit .214 overall that year in 47 games, ending his career.
1990 Minor League Tally
Players/Coaches Featured: 2,623
Made the Majors:1,024-39.0%
Never Made Majors:1,599-61.0%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors: 425
10+ Seasons in the Minors:261