Charlie Mirabal

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Charlie Peter Mirabal León

  • Bats Both, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 11", Weight 177 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Charlie Mirabal played seven seasons in the minors, peaking at AAA.

Mirabal was signed by Los Angeles Dodgers scouts Camilo Pascual and Juan Garcia in March 2007. He hit .219/.341/.281 as a utility infielder for the 2007 DSL Dodgers; he also tossed four shutout innings (1 H, 2 BB). Feeling he had a better future on the mound, LA turned him into a pitcher for 2008 and he did very well for the DSL Dodgers (5-2, 3 Sv, 1.99 in 20 G; 39 K in 31 2/3 IP). Despite that success, he was back in an infield role with the 2009 DSL Dodgers, batting a better .254/.362/.325.

He left the Dominican Summer League after three years and hit .295/.383/.333 as the main shortstop for the 2010 AZL Dodgers, leading the team in average and OBP. In '11, he played for the Ogden Raptors (.315/.355/.432, 28 R, 25 RBI in 34 G), Great Lakes Loons (.250/.311/.287 in 33 G) and Albuquerque Isotopes (2 for 5, 2B) for a .290 season overall, fielding .967 at SS. He spent 2012 with the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes but slumped to .191/.240/.245 at the plate; he pitched for the first time in four years, allowing one run in one inning. Let go by LA, he played in 2014 for the independent Amarillo Sox (4 for 38, 3 BB) and Sonoma Stompers (.238/.343/.316 in 53 G).

Mirabal helped the Colombian national team win Gold at the 2015 South American Championship, their first South American Championship. He was 5 for 15 with a run and a RBI for Colombia in the 2015 Pan American Games, with two games at DH and two at SS (backing up Ronald Luna). He tied Harold Ramirez for the team lead in average. He was also on Colombia's roster for the 2017 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers but did not get into a game, as Adrian Sanchez was used at SS each game and Jesus Valdez was the DH. Colombia won a spot in the 2017 World Baseball Classic. Joining Parma in Italy for 2016, he hit .309/.385/.412. He tied for second in the Italian Baseball League in doubles (11), one behind Joe Mazzuca, and tied for 8th in runs (22).

He hit .222/.333/.259 for Colombia when they won a Bronze in the 2016 South American Championship but did score 7 runs and drove in 5 in 7 games. He got into only one game in the 2017 World Baseball Classic, taking over for Sanchez at 2B when Sanchez moved to 1B in the 10th inning against the Dominican Republic. Replacing Tito Polo in the lineup, he did not bat. He was back with Colombia for the 2017 Bolivarian Games, hitting .333/.524/.400 and tying for second with five walks in five games (one behind Sneider Batista). He broke a scoreless tie with Venezuela in the 6th against former major leaguer Frank Mata when Milton Ramos drove him in. In the Gold Medal game, he was 2 for 3 with a RBI from the 9 slot in a 6-4 win over defending champion Panama. His single off Andy Otero scored Álvaro Noriega with the tying run in the 4th inning that game; Colombia went ahead later in the inning and did not look back. Colombia won Gold for the first time since 1973.