Thursday, September 27, 2012
2006 Upper Deck, Eliezer Alfonzo
#1172 Eliezer Alfonzo
Here is a card that I got signed last summer on my trip to Colorado Springs. Eliezer was playing for the Colorado Springs Sky Sox at the time and he signed both of my cards for me prior to the game starting.
I had never heard of Eliezer before I went to that game. So, when I just checked out his stats, I was really surprised to see that he has spent some time in the Big Leagues in six different seasons. He made his Major League debut with the Giants in 2006 and had a pretty good rookie campaign. He got into 87 games that season and he hit .266 with 17 doubles and 12 home runs while tallying 39 RBI. His OPS was a very respectable .767.
He only got into 26 Major League games the next season and 5 the season after that. He then played for the Padres in 2009, the Mariners in 2010, and the Rockies in 2011.
Even though Eliezer is a .240 career hitter in the Majors with almost 600 at-bats under his belt, he could not land a gig with an affiliated team in 2012. Instead, he took his services to Mexico. Sounds like Eliezer might be a candidate for the independent leagues next season.