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Pavel Quesada

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Pavel Quesada Pedroso

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 0", Weight 198 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Pavel Quesada has played in Cuba and for the Cuban national team. His cousin Edwin Vassel has also played in the Cuban Serie Nacional.

Quesada was 0 for 2 as a rookie for Cienfuegos in 2004-2005. He became the team's starting second baseman in 2006-2007; the teenager hit .274/.357/.313 and fielded .977. He improved his batting line to .281/.345/.421 in 2007-2008 but his fielding fell to .965. Moving to third in 2008-2009, he batted .310/.381/.478 and fielded .923. He hit .304/.404/.514 with 20 doubles and 51 runs in 87 games in 2009-2010, fielding .919 and making 24 errors. He was only 3 for 18 with a double and a walk in the postseason. [1] He tied for 5th in the Serie Nacional with five triples.

After missing a season, he returned to hit .287/.410/.459 with 51 walks and 56 RBI in 96 games in 2011-2012, fielding .913 with a league-high 25 errors. He hit .353/.400/.471 in the postseason this time. He cut his error total all the way down to 12, fielding .951, in 2012-2013 while batting .298/.412/.450 with 28 doubles and 50 walks in 87 games. He was one double behind league leader Andy Ibáñez. He was 0 for 2 for Cuba in the 2013 World Port Tournament. [2] He hit .322/.434/.443 with 28 walks to 9 whiffs in 43 games in 2013-2014 then defected. [3] He drew no interest from MLB teams, though. He played briefly for the Águilas Cibaeñas in the 2015-2016 Dominican Winter League, going 1 for 5. He then went to Venezuela for a try-out in their league. [4]

He returned to Cienfuegos in 2018-2019, part of a trend of defectors returning to Cuba (Yuniesky Betancourt and Erisbel Arruebarruena also returned around this time). [5] He picked up pretty much where he left off, not showing much rust, at .301/.417/.490 with a .921 fielding percentage. [6] Like Arruebarruena, he then made the Cuban squad for the 2019 Premier 12. He got into one game, pinch-hitting for Frederich Cepeda in the 9th inning of a 7-0 loss to South Korea and singling off Seung-ho Lee. [7]