2019-2020 Cuban National League

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The 2019-2020 Cuban Serie Nacional saw a big turnaround as last year's last-place finisher Matanzas won it all for a worst-to-first. It was their first title, the third time in the last four years a team won its first championship.

Standings[edit]

Team Classification Phase Secondary Phase Manager
Camagüey 29-16 24-21 Miguel Borroto
Matanzas 26-19 26-19 Armando Ferrer
Las Tunas 28-17 24-21 Pablo Alberto Civil
Industriales 26-19 26-19 Rey Vicente Anglada
Santiago de Cuba 29-16 18-27 Eriberto Rosales
Cienfuegos 28-17 17-28 Alaín Álvarez
Granma 26-19 -- Carlos Martí
Sancti Spíritus 26-19 -- José R. Delgado
Pinar del Rio 23-21 -- Alfonso Urquiola
Isla de la Juventud 21-23 -- Jose Luis Rodríguez Pantoja
Ciego de Ávila 19-26 -- Roger Machado
Holguín 19-26 -- Noelvis González
Villa Clara 17-27 -- Eduardo Paret
Mayabeque 16-29 -- Vannoy Arado
Artemisa 15-29 -- Manuel Vigoa
Guantánamo 10-35 -- Eduardo Pavó

Playoffs[edit]

  • Semi-finals
  • Camagüey 3, Industriales 0
  • Matanzas 3, Las Tunas 1
  • Championship Series
  • Matanzas 4, Camagüey 2

Leaders[edit]

Bold indicates either wooden bat record or aluminum bat record (1976-1977 to 1998-1999), Italics indicate Serie Nacional record

Where two teams are listed, the player switched teams at the half

Batting[edit]

Stat Leader Team Number Notes
Batting Average Yordanis Alarcón Las Tunas .378
Runs Scored Santiago Torres Camagüey 66
Base Hits Yordanis Alarcón Las Tunas 129
Doubles Yasiel Santoya Matanzas 30
Triples Yoelkis Guibert Camagüey 6
Home Runs Erisbel Arruebarrena Matanzas 19
Runs Batted In Yordanis Alarcón Las Tunas 83
Base-on-Balls Frederich Cepeda Sancti Spíritus/Industriales 94
Intentional Base-on-Balls Frederich Cepeda Sancti Spíritus/Industriales 27
Hit-by-Pitch Raico Santos Guantanamo/Santiago de Cuba 22
Strikeouts Jorge Peña Holguín/Camagüey 74
Sacrifice Hit Yuniesky Larduet Las Tunas 12
Sacrifice Fly Yasiel Santoya
Carlos Benítez
Matanzas
Granma/Las Tunas
6
Stolen Bases Yuniesky Larduet Las Tunas 19

Pitching[edit]

Stat Leader Team Number Notes
Wins Yamichel Pérez Sancti Spíritus/Matanzas 13
Win-Loss Percentage Yamichel Pérez Sancti Spíritus/Matanzas .813 13-3
Earned Run Average Carlos Juan Viera Las Tunas 2.37 129 IP
Innings Pitched Frank Medina Pinar del Rio/Camagüey 132
Games Pitched Osmedi García Santiago de Cuba 38
Games Started Misael Villa
Frank Medina
Yamichel Pérez
Artemisa/Cienfuegos
Pinar del Rio/Camagüey
Sancti Spíritus/Matanzas
20
Games Relieved Osmedi García Santiago de Cuba 38
Complete Games Carlos Santiesteban
Yasmany Insua
Yariel Rodríguez
Holguín/Santiago de Cuba
Cienfuegos
Camagüey
5
Shutouts Yamichel Pérez Sancti Spíritus/Matanzas 3
Hits Allowed Misael Villa Artemisa/Cienfuegos 149
Strikeouts Yariel Rodríguez Camagüey 93
Base-on-Balls Geonel Gutiérrez Artemisa/Santiago de Cuba 56
Intentional Base-on-Balls Misael Villa Artemisa/Cienfuegos 11
Hit Batters Carlos Font Santiago de Cuba 18
Saves Andy Valdés
Carlos Santana
Industriales
Guantanamo/Santiago de Cuba
17

All-Star Game[edit]

Awards[edit]

Yordanis Alarcón of Las Tunas won the Serie Nacional MVP after batting a league-leading .378 with a .395 OBP and .563 SLG. Loidel Chapellí Jr. (Camagüey) was named Serie Nacional Rookie of the Year after hitting .288/.390/.366.

Offensive All-Stars were C Yosvany Alarcón (Las Tunas), 1B Yasiel Santoya (Matanzas), 2B César Prieto (Cienfuegos), SS Erisbel Arruebarruena (Matanzas), 3B Yordanis Alarcón (Las Tunas), OF Frederich Cepeda (Industriales), OF Yasniel González (Cienfuegos), OF Yusniel Ibáñez (Cienfuegos) and DH Yordanis Samón (Industriales). Carlos Juan Viera (Las Tunas) was named the top right-handed pitcher and Yamichel Pérez (Sancti Spíritus/Matanzas) the top southpaw. Armando Ferrer won Manager of the Year and Jorge Niebla Umpire of the Year.

Gold Glove winners were C Yendrys Téllez (Camagüey), 1B Yasiel Santoya (Matanzas)), 2B Dainier Gálvez (Matanzas), SS Yordan Manduley (Las Tunas), 3B Dayán García (Santiago de Cuba), RF Luis González (Camagüey), CF Eduardo Blanco (Matanzas), LF Dailer Peña (Las Tunas) and P Carlos Santiesteban (Holguín/Santiago de Cuba).

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