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Jose Anglero made AAA early, saw six seasons, missed bigs

Jose Anglero 1990 Baseball City Royals card

It may have been due to circumstance, but Royals prospect Jose Anglero had made AAA - in his second pro season in 1987, according to The Omaha World-Herald.

Omaha was short on shortstops and Anglero seemed like a good fill-in, Omaha manager John Wathan told The World-Herald.

"Jose is one of the few shortstop prospects we have in the organization," Wathan told The World-Herald. "But he's only 18 and he has limited experience. We're going to make it clear to him that he's under no pressure here."

Anglero ended up seeing three games there that year, before playing the rest of the year at single-A and rookie ball. Anglero went on to play six pro seasons. He never returned to AAA.

Anglero's career began in 1986, signed by the Royals as a free agent out of Puerto Rico out of a tryout camp.

Anglero started with the Royals in the rookie Gulf Coast League. He saw 39 games and hit .204.

He then saw the GCL, single-A Appleton and AAA Omaha for 1987. He got seven at bats at Omaha, but didn't get a hit. He hit .234 overall in 63 games.

For 1988, he played mostly at single-A Virginia. He hit .169 over 120 games on the year. He picked up 18 errors by early June. But he also was voted one of the strongest arms in the Royals system.

Anglero played 1989 at single-A Baseball City and started 1990 back there. He moved to the Tigers system and high-A Lakeland mid-year. He then saw Lakeland again for 1991. He hit .222 over 104 games there to end his career.

Jose Anglero 1990 Baseball City Royals card

1990 Minor League Tally 
Players/Coaches Featured:4,300
Made the Majors:1,393-32.4%
Never Made Majors:2,907-67.6%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors:567
10+ Seasons in the Minors:349

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