My All-Star team of Dominican baseball players who have never played in Major League Baseball.
1B – Julián Yan: Extraordinary defensively, he played 17 seasons and hit 44 home runs.
2B – Dionys César: In 10 tournaments with the Eagles he was champion 4 times. Switch hitter, very versatile, he was an excellent role player.
3B – Ángel González: One of 5 batters to hit over .400 in a season. He hit .434 in the 1989-90 tournament.
SS – Gustavo Núñez: Remains active after 12 campaigns. Ambidextrous hitter, good player, excellent in the execution of the run and batting and moving the runners. An All-Star Champion in 2020-21, he has won two Gold Gloves.
OF – Ricardo Nanita: Batted .291 in 14 seasons. He hit 6 times over .300 and won two Gold Gloves.
OF – Domingo Michel: The only winner of the Triple Crown, a feat he recorded in the 1988-89 tournament, in which he was the leader in batting (.310), home runs (9) and RBIs (36), being chosen MVP.
OF – Alfredo – Chico – Conton: In 10 All-Star seasons between 1953 and 1964, he compiled a .268 average. Of extraordinary defense, he was a good contact hitter and a great stealer.
C – Ramón Lora: Died untimely at age 30, in 8 seasons, the last 5 as a regular, he hit .283. He drove in 27 or more runs in his final 4 seasons and hit 3 times over .300.
DH – Alex Valdez: In 13 seasons in Dominican baseball, he was a switch hitter with an ability to hit extra-base hits and finish with double figures in runs and RBIs. He was Rookie of the Year and Gold Glove winner.
PD – Silvano Quezada: Third in wins, second in games and innings pitched, fourth in strikeouts and eighth in shutouts.
PZ – Danilo Rivas: Fourth in complete games, fifth in strikeouts, sixth in wins and win-loss percentage, and ninth in shutouts.
RIGHT RELIEF –Julián Heredia: Second best SO/9 IL average, fourth in WHIP, sixth in games and ninth in strikeouts and won-lost percentage.
LEFT-HAND RELIEF – Nelson Payano: In 14 seasons, he went 15-7 with a .353 ERA, with 6 saves, including postseasons. He struck out 152 and allowed 124 hits in 145.1 innings.
CLOSER – José Vargas: Has pitched in only 8 tournaments and is sixth in saves. He was a rescue leader 3 times.
MANAGER – Félix Fermín: Most winning manager with 6 crowns.