Edgar Quintero

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Edgar Quintero Nuñez

  • Bats Left, Throws Left
  • Height 6' 0", Weight 211 lb.

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Outfielder Edgar Quintero has been a top performer in Mexico at times.

Quintero broke in during 1997 with the Monterrey Sultans, going 6 for 25 with two walks and 8 strikeouts in 10 games. In 1998, the youngster hit .246/.368/.398 in 61 games. During 1999, he batted .271/.407/.424 in 62 games. He split 2000 between two clubs and became a regular, hitting .267/.342/.467 with 17 homers and 56 RBI in 330 AB.

Edgar was back full-time with Monterrey in 2001, batting .272 with 10 homers. In 2002, he hit .264 and went deep 13 times. He split 2003 between Monterrey (only .192) and the Arkansas Travelers (0 for 8, BB, R). He still got the call for Mexico in the 2003 Baseball World Cup, in which he batted .300/.300/.600 with 3 homers and 7 RBI in 7 games, almost outslugging teammate Jorge Cantu (.630 SLG). He tied for 7th in the event in home runs.

He recovered in 2004 with the Sultans, producing at a .376/.443/.606 rate. Had he qualified, he would have been fourth in the Mexican League in average behind Demond Smith, Noe Munoz and Oscar Robles.

In 2005, Quintero hit .330/.399/.576 for the Sultanes with 19 homers and 70 RBI in 96 games. He led all Liga outfielders in fielding percentage (115 putouts, 5 assists, 0 errors). In the 2006 Central American and Caribbean Games, Quintero hit .280/.321/.440 with 6 RBI in 7 games for Mexico to help his country share the Bronze Medal.

During the 2006 season, Edgar hit .330/.398/.580 with 26 doubles, 22 home runs and 94 RBI in 93 games. He tied Mendy Lopez for third in the circuit in RBI, behind Eduardo Rios and Pedro Valdes. In 2007, the Mazatlan native batted .289/.379/.443 while being limited to 56 games. He recuperated in 2008 and hit .312/.396/.499 while stealing 10 bases in 11 tries.

Quintero had his best year yet in 2009 when the veteran produced at a .378/.454/.640 rate with 36 doubles, 21 home runs, 81 runs and 77 RBI in 104 games for Monterrey. He lost the batting race by .002 to Dionys Cesar, was 4th in slugging and tied Cesar for the double lead. He was then put on Mexico's roster for the 2009 Baseball World Cup.