Making his mother’s dream come true, of seeing him in the Águilas Cibaeñas uniform, Alexander Canario appeared at the training field this Thursday, who was selected as the number one pick by the national and Caribbean champions, in the Rookie Draw of Lidom 2021.
From this Thursday Canario began his actions with the yellow team, where his General Manager Ángel Ovalles has great hopes in the native outfielder from the cradle of great players such as the Northwest Line.
Canario, who is a native of Montecristi, comes from a home of harriers, led by his mother, Juanita, who longed to see him play with the team, ever since he made the leap to professional baseball.
Before arriving in the Dominican Republic, Canario was sent to the Arizona training camp by the Cubs, where he reportedly went to “work on aspects of his offense.”
Asked how he received his arrival via Draft to the Eagles, he said that it has been a privilege to arrive at the Eagles. “I have been an eagle since I was little, I have always followed this team.”
Alexander revealed that since permission came he enlisted to join the yellow team arguing that “I come to work hard, to gain the experience that this league gives, which is very strong.”
On his defensive preferences Canario likes to play in center field where he can cover ground thanks to his speed, “but if I have to use my arm, I would prefer to be in right field.
A QUOTED PROSPECTUS
Canario was signed by the San Francisco Giants, but went to the Chicago Cubs this year alongside pitcher Caleb Kilian, in a transaction that included stars Kris Bryant and Caleb Kilian, sent to the Giants.
Because of his potential he was included on the 40-man roster by the Chicago Cubs.
In this year 2021 Canario played in two teams, South Bend and San José, both belonging to class A strong, where he put excellent numbers.
In the first circuit he acted in 42 games, with 170 official shifts, shooting 38 hits of which 9 were home runs, one triple and 6 doubles, driving in 28 runs, scoring 19. And stole 6 bases.
With the San José team, he took the field 65 times, with 238 official shifts, blew 56 rockets, fired 9 home runs, with 3 triples, 14 doubles, took 29 teammates to the plate, which he stepped on 19 times and flew on the bases with 15 steals in 18 attempts.
In his pilgrimage through the minor leagues, Alex Canario already has 277 games, with 1,055 official at-bats, he has connected 282 hits for an average of 267, leaving evidence of his power with 45 home runs, 12 triples and 62 doubles, 175 RBIs, 191 scored , with 51 recessed pads.
Alexander Canario was born on June 5, 2000 in Montecristi and is just 21 years old.