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Dany Scalabrini

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 10", Weight 175 lb.

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Dany Scalabrini (listed also as Danny Scalabrini) played two years in the independent leagues and then went to France. His brother Pat Scalabrini is also a professional baseball player.

Dany at bat during the 2007 Challenge de France

Scalabrini spent 1998-1999 in the US, playing in junior college. He was in the Ligue senior Québec from 1998-2004. In 2005, he moved to Les Capitales de Québec and hit .278/.358/.321. The next year, he batted .259/.326/.307 for Les Capitales. In 2007, Dany went to France and joined the Rouen Huskies as a player-coach. He produced at a .389/.449/.519 clip with 40 runs in 33 games and 10 steals in 10 tries for the Division Élite champions. In the 2007 European Cup, he dazzled, hitting .667/.667/.889 with 7 RBI in five games while fielding perfectly and helping Rouen to the first Silver Medal ever by a French team in a European Cup. He led the tourney in average, .096 ahead of Elvis Pena. He was first in hits (12), third in total bases (16), tied Max De Biase for third in RBI and tied Dewis Navarro for the most doubles. He was France's top player in the Silver Medal game, going 2 for 4 and driving in their lone run, bringing home US minor leaguer Joris Bert with a hit against Patrick Beljaards.

Scalabrini hit .313/.421/.375 in the 2008 European Cup in Grosseto. In the Division Elite in 2008, he batted .378/.463/.453 with 42 runs in 44 games. He fielded .964 at shortstop and helped Rouen to another pennant.

He was head coach of Rouen in 2008, but will return to being hitting coach in 2009 to concentrate on his playing.

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