Juan Viñas

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Juan Viñas

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Biographical Information[edit]

Juan Viñas was a member of the Dominican national team for much of the 1990s, including an appearance in the Olympics.

In the 1992 Olympics, the 21-year-old got into one game and was rocked. He started against Puerto Rico and retired only one batter while allowing a walk, three hits (including a homer to Angel Morales) and two runs; Silvestre Popoteur took over in what would be a 7-5 defeat; Juan got the loss. Only Claudio Taglienti had a higher ERA in Barcelona (72.00 for Italy). [1]

Despite his 1992 woes, he was given another chance at the 1994 Baseball World Cup. He was 0-1 again, but with a 2.79 ERA, third on the Dominican staff behind Marcelino Santana and Francisco Diaz. He had a 1-1, 6.57 record in the 1998 Baseball World Cup, striking out 14 in 12 2/3 IP; he tied Pedro Ruiz for the team lead in Ks. [2] He led the 1998 Central American and Caribbean Games with a 1.04 ERA, edging Cuban greats Yovani Aragon and Pedro Luis Lazo among others. [3]


  1. Defunct IBAF website
  2. Defunct IBAF site
  3. A History of Cuban Baseball by Peter Bjarkman, pg. 231