Luis Alicea

Luis Alicea
Luis Alicea on June 10, 2009.jpg
Second baseman
Born: (1965-07-29) July 29, 1965 (age 52)
Santurce, Puerto Rico
Batted: SwitchThrew: Right
MLB debut
April 23, 1988, for the St. Louis Cardinals
Last MLB appearance
September 25, 2002, for the Kansas City Royals
MLB statistics
Batting average.260
Home runs47
Runs batted in422
  • St. Louis Cardinals (1988, 1991-1994)
  • Boston Red Sox (1995)
  • St. Louis Cardinals (1996)
  • Anaheim Angels (1997)
  • Texas Rangers (1998-2000)
  • Kansas City Royals (2001-2002)


MLB debut Apr 23, 1988, for the St. Louis Cardinals Last MLB appearance Sept 25, 2002, for the Kansas Town Royals MLB figures Batting average .260 House runs 47 Works batted in 422 Groups St. Louis Cardinals (1988, 1991–1994) Boston Crimson Sox (1995) St. Louis Cardinals (1996) Anaheim Angels (1997) Tx Rangers (1998–2000) Kansas Town Royals (2001–2002) Luis René Alicea de Jesús (given birth to July 29, 1965) is a former Main League Football second baseman. Alicea played for the Kansas Town Royals, Tx Rangers, Anaheim Angels, St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Crimson Sox. He performed college football for the Florida Condition University Seminoles along with his sibling Edwin under mind trainer Mike Martin. Alicea played 13 periods, where he played in 1,341 video games. He was a profession .260 hitter, with 47 house runs and 422 runs batted in. He previously an eternity .346 on-base percentage, and a .369 slugging percentage. He positioned in the very best 5 in triples 3 x in his profession (1992, 1997, 2000). In 12 career postseason video games, Alicea batted .267, having a .371 on-base percentage.

St. Louis Cardinals

He was drafted with the St. Louis Cardinals in the initial round (23rd choose) from the 1986 beginner draft. He produced his major group debut within a 12–9 Cardinals reduction to the brand new York Mets on Apr 23, 1988. Beginning at second bottom and batting 8th, Alicea proceeded to go 1-for-4 using a triple, a walk and a operate have scored in his debut. He strike .212 with one house work and 24 RBI in 93 video games using the Cardinals that period.Alicea spent another few periods in the small leagues before time for the best leagues with St. Louis in 1991, striking .191 with out a single RBI in 56 video games. Despite his problems, the Cardinals brought him back again to the best leagues in 1992 and he strike .245 with a set of homers and 32 RBI in 85 video games. He continued to boost as, in 1993, Alicea strike .279 with three house runs and 46 RBI, stealing 11 bases in 12 attempts, over 115 video games. Despite a drop in playing amount of time in 1994, Alicea established a then-career saturated in home operates with five while striking .278 with 29 RBI in 88 video games.

Boston Red Sox

On Dec 7, 1994 he was traded towards the Boston Crimson Sox for Jeff McNeely and Nate Minchey. He performed one season using the Crimson Sox, batting .270 with six homers and 44 RBI. Alicea was among several Boston players to execute well in the 1995 American Group Department Series against the Cleveland Indians. He strike .600 (6-for-10) using a double and house run seeing that the Crimson Sox were swept in three video games.

St. Louis Cardinals, second stint

Alicea was waived with the Crimson Sox, time for the Cardinals on March 19, 1996. He strike .258 with five house operates and 42 RBI in 129 video games for St. Louis.

Anaheim Angels

In January 1997, Alicea agreed upon a one-year cope with the Anaheim Angels, overtaking at second base for Randy Velarde. In 128 video games using the Angels, Alicea strike .253 with five house works and 37 RBI, stealing a career-high 22 bases.That winter, he agreed upon as a free of charge agent using the Texas Rangers.

Texas Rangers

In his 1st season in Texas, Alicea hit .274 with six house works and 33 RBI in 101 video games. In 1999, he strike .201 with three homers and 17 RBI in 68 video games using the Rangers.It had been in 2000 that he previously his best time of year establishing profession highs having a .294 average, 85 operates, 159 hits, and 63 RBI.

Kansas City Royals

He played his last two periods using the Kansas Town Royals before retiring following 2002 period. In 2001, Alicea strike .274 with four house operates and 32 RBI in 113 video games. In his last big league advertising campaign, he strike .228 using a homer and 23 RBI in 94 video games.

Coaching career

After his playing days finished, he maintained the Lowell Spinners in 2004 and 2005 and was skipper from the Greenville Drive in 2006.On November 29, 2006, Alicea was named with the Red Sox as their initial base coach, overtaking for Expenses Haselman. He offered in this placement through the 2007 and 2008 months. On Oct 22, 2008 Alicea was informed by supervisor Terry Francona that he had not been going to become provided a 2009 agreement.Alicea was then hired by the brand new York Mets to become their first foundation coach for this year's 2009 time of year. On Oct 5, 2009, following the Mets' dismal 70–92 time of year, they announced that Alicea wouldn't normally go back to the Mets training personnel in the 2010 time of year.