Ricardo Medina

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Ricardo Medina DeLeon

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 1", Weight 205 lb.

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Biogarpahical Information[edit]

1B/3B Ricardo Medina played in the Chicago Cubs' chain from 1989 to 1994, never advancing past A ball. Medina is the brother of Rafael Medina.

Medina began his professional career with the Wytheville Cubs in 1989, playing in 51 games and hitting .264 in 163 at-bats. In 1990, he played 41 games for the Geneva Cubs, hitting .222 in 90 at-bats. He split the 1991 season between Geneva and the Peoria Chiefs, hitting a combined .292 in 73 games.

He spent both 1992 and 1993 with Peoria. In the former season, he hit .263 with five home runs and five stolen bases in 457 at-bats. He also had 60 walks and only 58 strikeouts. In the latter season, he hit .254 with no stolen bases, although he attempted to steal five times. That year, he had 40 walks and only 37 strikeouts. He played his final season in 1994 with the Daytona Cubs, hitting .226 in 54 games.

Medina was a coach for the AZL Cubs in 1999-2003, Boise Hawks in 2004, and the Peoria Chiefs in 2005. He managed the AZL Cubs in 2007 and coached for the team again in 2008-2009. Medina coached Boise again in 2010 and Peoria again in 2011. He went to the Dominican Republic to serve as hitting coach of the DSL Cubs 1 in 2012, coached the AZL Cubs again in 2013-2014, the Eugene Emeralds in 2015, the South Bend Cubs in 2016, the Tennessee Smokies in 2017 and South Bend in 2018.

Medina also managed Panama in the 2007 Baseball World Cup, guiding a team his brother Rafael played for. He also coached in the 2009 World Baseball Classic.

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