Edgar Rondón

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Edgar Joel Rondon Del Rosario

  • Bats Left, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 7", Weight 170 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Edgar Rondon has played in the Dominican Republic, US, Spain and San Marino and for the Spanish national team.

He was signed by Chicago Cubs scouts Marino Encarnacion and Jose Serra in March 2015. [1] He hit .322/.437/.466 with 7 triples and 36 runs in 52 games that summer for the DSL Cubs, playing mostly second base but also short and third. He was 5th in the Dominican Summer League in OBP (between Maiker Feliz and Emmanuel Morel), 8th in OPS (between Daniel Jiménez and Feliz) and tied for 8th in triples. [2]

He fell to .247/.358/.292 for the '16 AZL Cubs, fielding .934 at 2B. With the 2017 Eugene Emeralds, he was 7 for 43 with 7 walks and 19 whiffs while fielding .913 at second. Let go by the Cubs, he signed with CD Pamplona in Spain's Division de Honor. He batted .355/.493/.573 with 19 steals in 22 tries, 29 walks and 37 runs in 32 games, fielding .913. He tied for 3rd in the high-offense league in triples (3), tied Leopoldo Correa for 6th in walks, led in steals and tied Javier Monzón for 3rd in errors. [3]

In 2019, he moved to ASD San Marino, batting .250/.393/.375. He went 0 for 9 with a walk, steal and two runs when they lost the 2019 Italian Series to Bologna [4] and was 0 for 5 for them in 2020. [5] Returning to Spain for 2021, he hit .551/.687/.913 with 24 runs, 24 RBI and 29 walks in 22 games for the CBS Toros Pamplona, fielding .939. He was second in average (.041 behind Jesús Ustariz), 3rd in slugging (after Ustariz and Edison Valerio), 1st in OBP (.011 ahead of Ustariz), tied Yancarlo Franco for 3rd in hits (38), tied for 5th in doubles (10), tied for 8th in home runs (5),was 4th in total bases (63), second in walks (by one), tied for 9th in steals (6), was second in assists (69, two behind Monzón) and tied for 7th in errors (7). [6]

Rondon then was with Spain for the 2021 European Championship, backing up Oscar Angulo at 2B. His first game, he came in late versus Ukraine when Angulo moved to short to replace Valerio. He struck out against Danyil Khodakovskyi. Late in a rout of Germany, he pinch-hit for Angulo and was walked by Lucas Traut. His final appearance of the event also came replacing Angulo late in an easy win, this time against Croatia. He struck out facing Nino Kruhek in his lone appearance of the day. He had four error-free chances for the event. [7]