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Jorge Alomá

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Jorge Enrique Alomá Herrera

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 8", Weight 154 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Jorge Alomá has been a MVP and batting champion in Cuba.

He debuted in the Cuban Serie Nacional in 2008-2009, going 1 for 3 for the Metropolitanos. He did not play the next couple seasons then went 2 for 10 with a double in 2011-2012. In 2013-2014, he moved to the Industriales and hit .196/.302/.304 while splitting short with Lourdes Gurriel and Raiko Olivares. He opened 2014-2015 with Sancti Spíritus and hit .303/.420/.462 in the first half; when they did not make the second half, he reinforced the Industriales and batted .258/.324/.455 for them.

The Havana native produced at a .301/.372/.396 clip in 2015-2016 and fielded .968 at SS for the Industriales; his 313 assists led the league, 7 ahead of Yorbis Borroto. [1] In 2016-2017, he hit .237/.279/.387 and the Industriales did not make the second half; no team picked him up as a reinforcement, either. He switched teams again in 2017-2018, now playing for Artemisa. His batting line was .269/.370/.432 but he won the Gold Glove at short. [2] He played for Cuba in the 2018 Haarlem Baseball Week, hitting .227/.292/.364. The Gold Glover fielded only .853 with a tourney-high 5 errors, one ahead of Germany's Philip Schulz. [3]

Jorge had a huge year in 2018-2019. He produced at a .388/.493/.616 clip, batting .394/.500/.606 in the first half for Artemisa. When they did not make the second half, Las Tunas got him and he hit .382/.486/.626 for them, then hit .455/.565/.727 in the postseason as they won their first title. In the finals, he drove in four in the opening win over Villa Clara and was 3 for 3 in game 2. He led the league in average (.008 ahead of Maikel Caceres), was 5th in RBI (66, between Dayán García and Danel Castro, tied Caceres for 2nd in slugging (behind Frederich Cepeda), was second to Cepeda in OPS (by 64) and was second to Cepeda in OBP (by .020). [4] He got the first run ever for a Las Tunas player in a Caribbean Series, doubling off Jalisco's Will Oliver in the 2019 Caribbean Series and scoring on a hit by Alfredo Despaigne. He was 2 for 14 with a double and two walks for the Series. [5] He was named the Offensive All-Star at shortstop for the 2018-2019 Cuban season and the Serie Nacional MVP. [6] He was the first player to win while playing for Artemisa and was the first Cuban MVP to play for two different teams his MVP season since Adrián Zabala 68 years prior.

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