Félix Isasi Jr.

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Félix Isasi Bustamente

  • Bats Left, Throws Left
  • Height 5' 9", Weight 185 lb.

The son of Cuban star Félix Isasi and the nephew of Reinaldo Isasi, Félix Isasi Jr. has played in both Cuba and Spain.

Isasi hit .280/.368/.340 in 8 seasons in the Cuban Serie Nacional, fielding .980. He was with the Spanish national team by 2003, hitting .367/.424/.363 in the 2003 European Championship. He was second on the club in average behind former minor leaguer Xavier Civit. He tied Davide Dallospedale for 10th in the 2003 Euros in average and his 11 hits tied Giovanni Pantaleoni, Nick Theodorou and Dallospedale for 6th-most. He helped Spain win the Bronze Medal.

Isasi hit .316/.412/.446 for the 2004 Marlins Puerto Cruz and led Division Honor center fielders with a perfect fielding percentage. He batted .330/.466/.385 in 2006. He batted .355/.425/.402 for FC Barcelona in 2007 and led the league with 38 runs scored. In 2008, the old-timer fell to .311/.416/.336. He was second to Jose Cruz with 21 walks. In the 2008 European Cup in Regensburg, he batted .294/.478/.353 with 7 runs in 5 games to help FC Barcelona become the first Spanish team to win a European Cup since the 1960s. He finished tied for 4th in the event in runs, behind Simon Kudernatsch, Benjamin Dille and Juan Camilo. In the 2008 European Cup Final Four, he was just 1 for 7 with a walk.

Félix rebounded to .375/.457/.392 in 2009, with 29 runs in 31 games for FC Barcelona. He tied for 10th in average, was 8th in OBP, tied for 9th in runs and tied for 9th in hits. In the 2009 European Cup in Matino, he struggled, going 0 for 9 with a walk. With FC Barcelona in 2010, the 40-year-old fell to .327/.398/.355 and still scored 25 times in 31 contests. He did not rank among the top 10 in any major offensive department.