Vicente Cafaro

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Vicente Alverdo Cafaro

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 9", Weight 170 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Vicente Cafaro was briefly a minor league player.

Cafaro played for the Venezuelan squad in the 2002 World Junior Championship, hitting .375/.487/.688 and fielding perfectly at second base. He was named the All-Star second baseman. He would go on to college in the USA. In 2006, he hit .351 with 59 runs for Wayne State College, winning All-Conference honors at second base. At junior college in '07, he batted .441 with 17 homers and a school-record 88 runs. He won the Rawlings Gold Glove as the best defensive second baseman in the NJCAA.

Transferring to Creighton for 2008, the Maracay native hit .324. In 2009, he batted .313, fielded .987 and turned the hidden ball trick once. He signed as a free agent with the Texas Rangers. Assigned to the AZL Rangers, Cafaro was 7 for 25 with five walks and two doubles for a solid .280/.438/.360 line in pro ball; he fielded .976 at second.

In 2010, Cafaro moved into the coaching ranks as an infield coach for the Hickory Crawdads. He was also a coach for the AZL Padres in 2016.