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Friday, March 19, 2021

Ed Pimentel proved a leader in college; Saw two pro seasons, made high-A

Ed Pimentel proved a leader on his Cal State Los Angeles team in 1988, The Los Angeles Times wrote that April.

By then, the third baseman had amassed a .355 average and knocked in 27 runs, The Times wrote.

Pimentel went on from that Cal State Los Angeles team to turn pro the next year. His pro career lasted two seasons. He made high-A.

Pimentel's career began in 1989, signed as an undrafted free agent out of Cal State Los Angeles. Pimentel was also credited as Edward Pimentel and Eddie Pimentel.

Pimentel went to Cal State Los Angeles out of Orange Coast College. He went 4 for 6 in a February 1985 game there. 

At Cal State Los Angeles, Pimentel hit a home run in a March 1988 contest

He then started his pro career at co-op Salinas. He got into 43 games and hit .219. He hit a three-run home run in an August game, his only home run on the year. He then picked up two hits in another game that month.

Pimentel moved to the Yankees at high-A Fort Lauderdale for 1990. He hit a two-run double in a May game. He then knocked in a run, singled, stole a base and scored in a July game.

In all, Pimentel hit .192 over 115 games that year with Fort Lauderdale. That season marked his last as a pro.

1990 Minor League Tally
Players/Coaches Featured:3,602
Made the Majors:1,246-34.6%
Never Made Majors:2,356-65.4%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors:519
10+ Seasons in the Minors:306

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