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Sergio Miranda

  • Bats Both, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 9", Weight 193 lb.

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Sergio Miranda reached AA in 2011.

Miranda hit .357/.413/.469 as a freshman at Virginia Commonwealth. As a sophomore, he improved to .400/.457/.560 with 50 runs in 56 games. He was third in the Colonial Athletic Association in average, 5th in OBP and tied for 2nd with 20 doubles. He was named the CAA Defensive Player of the Year and All-CAA at shortstop. In 2007, he batted .370 and set a school record with 228 assists. He not only was All-CAA and again the CAA Defensive Player of the Year, but also won one of the first American Baseball Coaches Association Gold Glove awards given out (picked at shortstop in the inaugural awards). The Chicago White Sox chose him in the 13th round of the 2007 amateur draft. He was signed by scout Chuck Fox and made his pro debut that summer.

Miranda split 2007 between the Great Falls White Sox (13 for 28, 3 2B, 3B, 3 BB) and the Kannapolis Intimidators (.282/.384/.349). In '08, he was with Kannapolis (.306/.353/.376 in 65 G) and the Winston-Salem Warthogs (.209/.250/.291 in 39 G), while moving from shortstop to more of a utility infielder role. He was then traded to the Milwaukee Brewers for cash considerations.

In 2009, he hit .297/.359/.328 for the Brevard County Manatees, playing every position except for center field and left field during the season. He walked 3 batters and allowed two hits and a run in his 1 1/3 innings pitching. As a utility infielder for the 2010 Manatees, he produced at a .294/.329/.362 rate and stole 14 bases in 18 tries. Despite not having a set position, he led the Florida State League with 14 sacrifice flies. He was also third in hits (143, behind DJ LeMahieu and Erik Komatsu) and 6th in average (between Matt Cline and Sean Halton. He struck out only 45 times in 486 at-bats, the lowest ratio in the circuit. He was named the FSL All-Star utility man.

That winter, Sergio starred for the Senadores de San Juan in the Puerto Rican League back in his homeland. He hit .353/.407/.429, finishing third in average behind Luis Figueroa and Dee Gordon. His 55 hits were one behind leader Figueroa. In 2011, he hit .270/.332/.326 while fielding .988 at second base for the Huntsville Stars. Baseball America rated him the best defensive second baseman in the Southern League. He fell to .259/.356/.336 in the Puerto Rican League, this time with the Indios de Mayaguez. He was 3 for 17 with two walks in the 2012 Caribbean Series.

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