Oscar Angulo (minors02)
Oscar David Angulo Gámez
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 11", Weight 165 lb.
Oscar Angulo hit .277/.307/.361 in 26 games for the 2004 AZL Brewers. Primarily a DH, he made one error in twelve chances at second base and third base. He also pitched 3 2/3 shutout innings, but walked four and allowed four hits.
Angulo next played in Spain's Division Honor. He hit .295/.348/.349 for El Llano in 2008 and tied for second in the league with 27 runs. In 2009, he starred for CB Viladecans, putting up a .379/.438/.591 line with 17 steals in 26 tries, 32 runs and 32 RBI in 36 games. He was 7th in average, 6th in slugging, 6th in runs, 4th in hits (50), tied for second in RBI (behind Richard Montiel), tied for second in triples (4), tied for 5th in homers (4), 2nd in steals, led in times caught stealing and second in total bases (78, trailing Montiel).
Oscar switched Spanish clubs again, hitting .390/.458/.626 with 40 runs and 39 RBI in 32 games for FC Barcelona in 2010. He was 10th in average, 7th in slugging, tied Tony Granadillo for 6th in runs, tied for 5th in RBI, led in triples, tied for 7th in total bases (77) and tied for 5th in steals (12, caught only once). He was with the Venezuelan national team for the 2010 Pan American Games Qualifiers. He hit .375/.394/.438 with 7 runs in 7 games. He led the team in hits (12, one ahead of Granadillo and Willie Vásquez) and in average (.011 ahead of Luis Alen). Interestingly, he, Alen and Vásquez would all play for countries other than Venezuela regularly in future international tournaments.
On Opening Day, 2011, Angulo made an error behind a no-hitter, no-walk game from Ricardo Hernandez. Combined with a hit batsmen by Hernandez, it cost the hurler a perfect game. He hit .468/.535/.581 with 36 runs, 30 RBI and 29 steals (in 33 tries) in 32 games as FC Barcelona won their fourth and final Spanish title. He was second in average (.004 behind Kelvin Marianucci), 3rd in OBP (behind Adolfo Gonzalez and Jesús Golindano), tied Emmanuel Febles for third in runs, tied Marianucci for 2nd in hits (58, one behind Gonzalez), was 5th in total bases (72), tied for 3rd in times plunked (7) and led in steals (13 ahead of runner-up Rafael Rivas). He hit .243/.333/.270 for Venezuela in the 2011 Baseball World Cup, fielding .919 as their regular second baseman; he was 4 for 4 against Germany. In the 2011 Pan American Games, he had 3 RBI in a 5-4 loss to Cuba. He finished that event at .188/.316/.250 and was caught stealing in both tries, while fielding .900 at second for Venezuela. His three RBI tied Granadillo for second on the team, half of Yonathan Sivira's leading total.
FC Barcelona stopped sponsoring the baseball team in 2012 and they became CB Barcelona. In the 2012 European Cup, he fell a homer shy of a cycle in a rout of Nettuno. He hit .333/.364/.476 with four runs and four RBI in five games for the Cup, fielding .944. In the Rotterdam pool, he was 8th in slugging, tied for 3rd in hits (7), tied Ludwig Glaser and Christopher Howard for second in total bases (10, behind Dwayne Kemp's 15), led in assists (22, 4 ahead of Benjamin Dille) and was 3rd with 6 double plays turned. In the Spanish season, he produced at a .382/.423/.574 clip for the champs with 33 runs and 36 RBI in 35 contests. He fielded .975 and made leaderboards for average (10th, between Marianucci and José Luis Riera), slugging (8th), runs (tied for 3rd), hits (52, 6th), RBI (5th), doubles (tied Domingo Morillo for 9th with 10), homers (4, tied for 7th), total bases (78, 6th, between Marianucci and Morillo), sac flies (6, 1st), steals (8, tied for 10th), assists (87) and double plays (23, tied for 5th).
He hit .313 and fielded .905 for Barcelona in the 2013 European Cup, tying Martin Schneider for 10th in assists (16). He had a huge summer at .477/.521/.727 with 35 runs and 37 RBI in 32 games, though his speed was going (2 SB, 4 CS). He fielded .944. He won the batting title by 90 points over Hector Perozo. He also led in slugging (.019 ahead of Perozo), was 3rd in OBP (after Denny Nino and Perozo), tied Yancarlo Franco for 3rd in runs, led in hits (61, 14 more than runners-up Pau Sancho, Febles and Morillo), was 3rd in RBI (after Perozo and Marc Carrillo), led in doubles (14, one more than Febles), tied for 3rd in triples (3), tied for 4th in homers (4) and led in total bases (93, 18 ahead of Perozo).
The Barquisimeto native hit .550/.593/.806 in 2014 with 14 doubles, 42 runs and 41 RBI in 32 games, swiping 16 bases in 20 tries as his speed returned. He fielded .962. He won the batting title again (.087 ahead of Franco), was second to David Paisano in slugging, led in OBP (.010 ahead of Blake Ochoa), was second in runs (five behind Franco), led in hits (71, 13 more than Paisano), was 3rd in RBI (after Paisano and Lesther Galván), ranked 5th in doubles, tied Golindano and Perozo for 4th in homers (5), was second in total bases (104, one behind Paisano), was 4th in steals and was second in assists (113). In the 2014 European Championship, he debuted for the Spanish national team. He hit third and played short in their opener, singling off Greece's Theon Bourdaniotis his first time up and winding up with a four-run game (his two-run homer in the 4th chases Bourdaniotis). He had three hits against Croatia (including a two-run bomb off Franko Vrlić Kovačić), 3 RBI versus Russia, two homers and four RBI against the Czech national team and four hits against France to lock up third place. He had hit .543/.590/1.000 with 13 runs, 4 doubles, 4 homers and 13 RBI in 8 games, fielding .941. He led the event in average (.026 ahead of Jakub Sládek), tied Gianison Boekhoudt for 4th in slugging, was second in OBP (.040 behind Franklin Tavarez), scored the third-most (one behind Curt Smith and Randolph Oduber), led in hits (4 ahead of Sládek), tied Sládek and Alex Liddi for 5th in RBI, tied Jakub Malík and Kalian Sams for second in doubles (two behind Glaser), tied for 3rd in homers (with Liddi, Smith and Golindano), led in total bases (3 ahead of Sládek), tied Nico Filice for 8th in assists (18) and tied Alessandro Vaglio for third in double plays turned (8). The only negative was that he hit into three double plays, tying Martin Červenka for the most.
In 2015, he again dominated the Spanish circuit, with a batting line of .517/.542/.703 for the Astros Valencia with 30 runs, 28 RBI and 13 doubles in 28 games; he stole 17 bases in 22 tries and fielded .954. He won his third straight batting championship, a whopping .125 ahead of runner-up Montiel. He led in slugging (.084 ahead of Montiel), OBP (by .055), runs (by 5), hits (61, 21 more than anyone else), RBI (3 ahead of Montiel), doubles (by 3), total bases (by 23) and assists (99, 8 more than Febles). He tied for second in steals and tied for fifth in homers (3). He fell to .377/.409/.533 in 2016 but the Astros won their first title. He drove in 26 runs in 28 games and stole 11 bases while being caught twice, while fielding .968. He was among the leaders in average (3rd, behind Franco and Ochoa), slugging (5th), runs (tied for 7th), hits (46, 2nd, 3 behind Franco), RBI (5th, between Montiel and Eric Segura), doubles (8, tied for 8th with Jonathan Linares and Galván), homers (3, tied for 4th), total bases (65, 3rd, behind Franco and Ochoa), steals (2nd), assists (1st by 18) and double plays turned (16, 8th). In the 2016 European Championship, he played short and second for Spain and again was a key leader for them. It began with the opener, when he hit five doubles against Belgium. He hit a three-run homer off Italy's Nick Pugliese. He hit .419/.472/.710 with 7 RBI and 6 doubles in 8 games entering the finals, handling 33 chances error-free. He outhit Spain's MLB vets, Fernando Martínez and Engel Beltre. He was 9th in average (between Artemiy Artamonov and Hans Heyrman), 6th in slugging (between Yurendell De Caster and Philip Smith), tied for 2nd in hits (13, even with Sams, Stefano De Simoni and Vaglio, 4 behind De Caster), second in doubles (one behind Thomas De Wolf), tied Liddi for 3rd in total bases (22), tied for 7th in assists (19, even with Stijn van der Meer, Dwayne Kemp and Filice) and tied for 5th with six double plays turned (tied with Max Boldt, Filice and Erick Epifano). In the title game (Spain playing for the championship for the first time since 1955) against the Netherlands, he was 2 for 5 but was picked off by Dashenko Ricardo at a crucial moment (right before a Fernando Martínez homer) in a close loss. His hits that day came off Dutch legend Rob Cordemans and former major leaguer Shairon Martis.
Angulo was with Spain for the 2017 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers but the folks at MLB.com erased the historic data in 2021 and it is not back up as of 1/20/2023. After years of playing in Spain, he moved to Italy's Novara club for 2017. He had no problem in the tougher league, hitting .415/.466/.770 and fielding .941. He was second in the 2017 Serie A1 in average (.049 behind Osman Marval), led in slugging (.058 ahead of Marval), 2nd in OBP (.060 behind Marval), tied Charlie Mirabal for 4th in runs (29), was second with 56 hits (two shy of Marval), led in RBI (40, one ahead of Jose Flores), tied Mario Chiarini for second in doubles (14, 3 behind Flores), led in homers (10, 3 more than Marval), led in total bases (104, 15 ahead of Marval) and 7th in assists (86, between Luca Martone and Vaglio).
Moving to ASD Rimini in 2018, he hit only .158/.200/.211 and fielded .897 in the 2018 European Champions Cup. He tied Vaglio for 5th in assists (16) and tied for 3rd in turning double plays (6) but also tied De Wolf for the most errors (3). He hit .381/.435/.629 and fielded .935 in the 2018 Serie A1. He placed among the leaders in average (6th, between Andy Vasquez and Yordanis Alarcón), slugging (3rd, behind Marval and Giuseppe Mazzanti), OBP (9th, between Mirabal and Vaglio), runs (26, tied for 5th with Aldo Koutsoyanopulos and Gilmer Lampe), hits (40, tied Carlos Perdomo for 4th), RBI (25, 3rd, behind Marval and Jesús Ustariz), doubles (8, tied Perdomo for 8th), homers (6, tied Mattia Reginato for second, 2 shy of Alex Sambucci), total bases (66, 2nd, 12 behind Marval), times plunked (5, tied Mattia Mercuri and Vaglio for 3rd) and errors (6, tied for 6th).
Oscar switched teams again, to Nettuno City in 2019, hitting .368/.406/.463 with 23 runs in 21 games. He was 6th in Italy in average again (between Flores and Niccolo Loardi), tied Federico Giordani for 4th in runs, tied Sebastiano Poma for 2nd in hits (35, 4 behind Giordani), led with 85 assists (19 more than anyone else), tied for 3rd with 17 double plays turned and tied Julian Dreni and Simone Alfinito for second with 8 errors. In the 2019 European Championship, he had four hits and three runs against Austria. Entering the Bronze Medal Game, he was hitting .280/.419/.320 with six runs in seven games, fielding .929. He was one of the brightest stars in Spain's slugfest win over Israel. He singled off Alon Leichman in the first, hit a two-run homer in the second and a two-run double in the third. He drew a fifth-inning walk from Eric Brodkowitz then hit into a force in the 7th. His last time up, he flew out against Jake Rosenberg. Spain made it to the 2019 Europe/Africa Olympic Qualifier; his single off South Africa's Jared Elario started the comeback rally. He produced at a .263/.250/.316 rate for the event and handled 28 chances error-free. He tied Mitch Glasser for 5th in assists (13).
On the go another time, he played for ASD San Marino in the 2020 Serie A1, batting .316/.341/.526 in limited time. When San Marino won the 2021 Italian Series, he finished the season at .424/.476/.652 with 33 RBI. Stats were up significantly in Italy due to a large expansion and he did not make the top five in any department. With Spain for the 2021 European Championship, he hit .500/.520/.667 with four doubles and seven RBI in six games; he had three hits against Belgium plus four two-hit games but Spain failed to get a medal. He was second in the tourney in hits (3 behind Edison Valerio), tied for second in two-baggers (one shy of Aaron Singh) and tied Sharlon Schoop for 4th in average.
He hit .333/.333/.533 in the 2022 European Champions Cup, with an inside-the-park homer off the Arrows Ostrava' Marko Vykoukal at age 38. San Marino won the 2022 Italian Series. For the season, he batted .361/.471/.566 with 17 doubles and 43 RBI, fielding .980. He tied Ustariz for 4th in RBI, tied Federico Celli for 3rd in hits (60) and tied for second in doubles (one shy of Ricardo Paolini). He hit .400/.444/.400 for Spain in the 2022 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers, tying for sixth with six hits.