Carlos Subero

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Carlos I. Subero

  • Bats Both, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 0", Weight 155 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Venezuelan native Carlos Subero, an infielder, played in the Kansas City Royals, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Texas Rangers organizations from 1991 to 1995. In his first year, he hit .262/~.293/.339 for the GCL Royals and was 4 for 23 with the Eugene Emeralds. He was named as the 3rd top prospect in the Gulf Coast League by Baseball America that year. At age 20, he batted .289/~.341/.382 with the GCL Royals, went six for six in steals and was second on the team with 30 RBI (in 40 games). With Eugene, he was 5 for 22 with a triple in 1992.

Carlos spent all of 1993 with Eugene and led the Northwest League in both sacrifice flies (6) and fielding percentage by a shortstop (.945). He produced at a .243/~.294/.275 clip. Moving up to full-season A ball, Subero hit .221/.249/.293 for the first-place Rockford Royals in 1994.

Let go by Kansas City, Subero spent 1995 with Pittsburgh-affiliated Augusta (.186/~.202/.206) and Texas farm club Charlotte (.136/~.136/.159). He resurfaced briefly in 1997 with the Meridian Brakemen, hitting .275 to wrap up his playing career.

Subero was a coach for the GCL Rangers in 1999-2000 and managed the club the next two seasons. He then managed the Clinton LumberKings in 2003-2005. In 2006-2007, he was the manager of the Bakersfield Blaze of the California League. In 2008 Subero went to the Chicago White Sox organization as manager of the Birmingham Barons, reaching the playoffs led by a pitching staff that topped the league in ERA.

Moving to the Los Angeles Dodgers organization, Carlos has managed the Inland Empire 66ers in 2009 and Chattanooga Lookouts in 2010, 2011 and 2012. He clinched the second half title with Chattanooga in 2011 and 2012, also led by a pitching staff that topped the league in ERA in 2011, and second in ERA in 2012. He managed his 5th season in the Dodgers organization in 2013, managing their single A affiliate in the California League, the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes. In 2014, he moved to the Milwaukee Brewers organization and managed their AA affiliates in the Southern League that year and in 2015 before moving to the big league club as first base coach in 2016. He stayed until the end of the 2019 season.

He went to the All-Star Futures Game in New York, NY in 2008 and Anaheim, CA in 2010, as a coach for the World Team.

He is also known as the youngest manager to ever win a Caribbean World Series at 33 years old (the record had been held by Manny Acta, who did it by managing the Tigres del Licey to a title when he was 34). Subero did it with Leones del Caracas from his home Venezuela in the 2006 Caribbean Series, after having won the Venezuelan League championship that same year. He is only one of two Venezuelan natives to manage a Caribbean Series winner, joining the popular "Chico" Carrasquel, very well known in the "Windy City".

He has managed in the Venezuelan Winter League in 2001 and from 2005-2010. guiding his teams 4 times into the playoffs, including Tiburones de La Guaira in three straight seasons, 2007-2009. He managed in the Mexican Winter League in 2012, with the Venados de Mazatlan. He became a manager in Korea with the 2021 Hanwha Eagles. They were 49-83-12 and last place that year and 46-96-2 and again last in 2022. He was replaced partway into 2023.

Sources include 1992-1998 Baseball Almanacs, 1995 Baseball Guide

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
2001 GCL Rangers Gulf Coast League 24-35 10th Texas Rangers
2002 GCL Rangers Gulf Coast League 28-32 8th (t) Texas Rangers
2003 Clinton LumberKings Midwest League 69-66 6th (t) Texas Rangers Lost in 2nd round
2004 Clinton LumberKings Midwest League 74-64 6th Texas Rangers Lost in 2nd round
2005 Clinton LumberKings Midwest League 71-69 6th Texas Rangers Lost in 2nd round
2006 Bakersfield Blaze California League 58-82 10th Texas Rangers
2007 Bakersfield Blaze California League 57-83 9th Texas Rangers
2008 Birmingham Barons Southern League 74-63 2nd Chicago White Sox Lost in 1st round
2009 Inland Empire 66ers California League 59-81 9th Los Angeles Dodgers
2010 Chattanooga Lookouts Southern League 65-74 7th Los Angeles Dodgers
2011 Chattanooga Lookouts Southern League 77-62 3rd Los Angeles Dodgers Lost in 1st round
2012 Chattanooga Lookouts Southern League 73-65 3rd Los Angeles Dodgers Lost in 1st round
2013 Rancho Cucamonga Quakes California League 65-75 7th Los Angeles Dodgers Lost in 1st round
2014 Huntsville Stars Southern League 77-63 4th Milwaukee Brewers Lost in 1st round
2015 Biloxi Shuckers Southern League 78-59 1st Milwaukee Brewers Lost in 1st round

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