Alfonso Collazo

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Angel Alfonso Collazo Carrasquel

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 11", Weight 186 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Alfonso Collazo pitched as high as AA.

Collazo debuted as a pro with the Águilas del Zulia in 1971-1972, going 0-2 with a 2.84 ERA, winning Venezuelan League Rookie of the Year. He signed with the Montréal Expos. In his minor league debut, he had a 10-5, 2.53 record for the West Palm Beach Expos in 1972. He tied Santo Alcala and Clark Ullom for 8th in the Florida State League with 11 complete games and he tied for 7th with four shutouts. Among Expos farmhands, he was 5th in wins, tied Dale Harrington for the most whitewashes, led in complete games (11) and was third in strikeouts (123, behind John Montague and Bob Arnzen).

In 1972-1973, the right-hander went 1-4 with a save and a 1.86 ERA for Zulia. Among pitchers with 50+ IP, he was third in ERA, between Pete Broberg and Jim Rooker. He split the summer of '73 between West Palm Beach (7-3, 3.33) and the Quebec Carnavals (2-3, Sv, 5.68). He tied Bob Babcock and Chuck Taylor for third in the Expos chain in wins. With the 1973-1974 Águilas, he was 4-2 with a 3.00 ERA.

He finished his US career in 1974, fading to 3-10, 4.84 for the Kinston Expos. He tied for third in the Carolina League in losses and was third with 15 gopher balls; among Expos minor leaguers, he tied Babcock, Joe Kerrigan and Matt Dinkle for the most losses. With Zulia, he was 4-6 with two saves and a 3.38 ERA. He tied for fourth in the Venezuelan League in losses, behind Rick Sawyer, Wayne Garland and Aurelio Monteagudo.

The Caracas native split 1975-1976 between Zulia (1-0, 3.43 in 7 G) and the Navegantes del Magallanes (4 ER in 5 IP). In 1976-1977, he was 1-0 with a 4.60 ERA for the Navegantes. The next winter, he had a 0-1, 6.10 record for them to end his career.

Overall, he had gone 22-22 with a 3.78 ERA in 83 minor league games (47 starts). In 90 Venezuelan League games, he was 11-15 with a 3.13 ERA in the regular season; he was 1-0 with no earned runs in six postseason innings.

He is the cousin of Manuel Carrasquel, Martin Carrasquel, Domingo Carrasquel Jr. and Cris Colon and the nephew of Chico Carrasquel, Alex Carrasquel and Domingo Carrasquel Sr.

Sources include Purapelota