Edward Salcedo

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Edward Starlin Salcedo Diaz

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 3", Weight 210 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Third baseman Edward Salcedo began his professional career in 2010.

He was signed by the Atlanta Braves and scout Roberto Aquino on February 23, 2010. He was given a large signing bonus of $1.6 million as one of the top talents available on the international signing market. He had earlier been signed by the Cleveland Indians in 2007, but that contract had been voided when it was discovered he was underage.

A low-average hitter, Salcedo displayed good speed and power throughout the early part of his career but generally failed to live up to the lofty expectations placed in him. In 2010, he stole 14 bases in 77 games and in 2011, he had 12 home runs and 23 swipes. Entering 2012, he was named the #6 prospect in the Braves system by Baseball America. He repeated with 23 steals that year and upped his homer total to 17 while with the Lynchburg Hillcats to earn MiLB.com Organization All-Star honors. Going into 2013, MLB.com ranked him the #17 prospect in the Braves chain. He hit 12 dingers and stole 20 bases for the Mississippi Braves and was named a Southern League Mid-Season All-Star that year. He spent most of 2014 with the Triple-A Gwinnett Braves, with whom he hit .210/.294/.357 with 10 home runs, 44 RBI and 13 stolen bases in 110 games. He also played five games for the GCL Braves and hit .211/.291/.368 on the year as a whole.

In early February 2015, he was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates for pitcher Bryton Trepagnier. He began 2015 with the Double-A Altoona Curve. He hit only .238 in 73 games, with 3 homers and 30 RBIs. he also pitched twice, being charged with a loss. He was let go in early August and finished the year with the Northwest Arkansas Naturals of the Texas League, in the Kansas City Royals organization, where he hit only .100 in 6 games.

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