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Friday, May 17, 2019

Javier Puchales, Two Hits - 23

The Gulf Coast League Dodgers charged to the league title in 1990 and Javier Puchales helped get them there, according to The Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

The GCL Dodgers took the championship with a 9-4 decision over the GCL Expos. Puchales knocked two hits in the game, The Herald-Tribune wrote.

Puchales knocked those two hits in his second professional season. He saw time in four more campaigns. He never saw AAA.

Puchales' career began in 1989, taken by the Dodgers in the 25th round of the draft out of his native Puerto Rico.

Puchales started with the Dodgers in the GCL. The outfielder got into 41 games there in 1989 and hit .333. He returned to the GCL for 1990. He saw 29 games that year and hit .200.

He played at Great Falls in 1991. In 41 games there, his average went back up to .357.

After not being recorded as playing in 1992, Puchales returned to the field in 1993 at high-A Vero Beach. He hit .337 in 77 games there, while  knocking in 27.

He made AA San Antonio for 1994 and 1995, but saw only brief time. He played in 20 games there in 1994 and 31 there in 1995 to end his career.
1990 Minor League Tally
Players/Coaches Featured:3,119
Made the Majors:1,138-36.5%
Never Made Majors:1,981-63.5%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors: 472
10+ Seasons in the Minors:282

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