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Saturday, March 21, 2020

Alex Pacheco started slowly in first pro season; Season also proved his last

Alex Pacheco started slowly for the Welland Pirates in 1990, something The Pittsburgh Press noted in a rundown of the minors.

By late July, Pacheco's record sat at 0-4, with a 5.16 ERA, The Press wrote.

Pacheco went on to pick up two wins that year, but those wins weren't enough. That season proved his only season as a pro.

Pacheco's career began and ended that year in 1990, signed by the Pirates the year before as a free agent out of his native Venezuela. Pacheco was also credited as Alexander Pacheco.

His card lists him as a resident of Maracay, a city about an hour and a half west of Caracas.

Pacheco's card also lists his favorite player as Bobby Bonilla and the Pirates as his favorite major league team.

With the Pirates, Pacheco played his season at Welland. He served as a starter, starting 13 games for the short-season club. He went 2-6 overall and ended with a 5.58 ERA. He also struck out 67 over 61.1 innings of work to end his career.

1990 Minor League Tally
Players/Coaches Featured:3,326
Made the Majors:1,190-35.8%
Never Made Majors:2,136-64.2%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors: 494
10+ Seasons in the Minors:287

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