Luis Alen

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Luis Jose Alen Salazar

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 1", Weight 175 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Luis Alen has played pro baseball since 2002.

Alen hit .283 in the 2002 Venezuelan Summer League. Coming stateside in 2003, he was 2 for 18 for the GCL Marlins and hit .278/.298/.389 in 25 games for the Jamestown Jammers as their #2 catcher. In 2004, Alen batted .250/.316/.325 for Jamestown and was 5 for 23 for the Greensboro Bats. The next year, Luis only hit .181/.202/.216 in 39 games for Greensboro. He caught for the Venezuelan national team when they won Silver in the 2005 South American Championship.

Alen was released by the Florida Marlins and caught on with Italy's Ceci & Negri Parma, hitting .259/.342/.337 as their primary backstop in 2006. In 2007, he played for the independent Winnipeg Goldeyes, batting .333/.396/.453. He was 8th in the Northern League in average and was named as the All-Star catcher.

In the 2007 Baseball World Cup, Alen hit .286/.348/.524 as one of three Venezuelan catchers.

In the 2008 regular season, Alen bounced around the New York Mets chain where needed, hitting only .114/.250/.205 in 17 games but going 3 for 5 in his one game at AAA for the New Orleans Zephyrs. In the 2008 Americas Baseball Cup, he was 4 for 16 with 3 walks for Venezuela, which earned a spot in the 2009 Baseball World Cup.

He played for the Savannah Sand Gnats in 2009, hitting .143 in 24 games. In 2010, with the independent Winnipeg Goldeyes, he hit .290 with 11 home runs and 56 RBI. He played for Winnipeg in 2011 as well.

Alen was an assistant coach for the DSL Diamondbacks Red in 2022, then managed the club in 2023.