Al Pedrique

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Pedrique, forever an all-star

Al Pedrique is the #8 hitter and starting shortstop for the NL All-Stars on the NES version of RBI. He is considered by most to be one of the worst players in the game, and his selection as an All-Star by the game designers is one of the most perplexing mysteries in the game. If they needed a starting NL shortstop, why go with a rookie with a .294 average? Why not go with Hubie Brooks?

Pedrique fell apart after his rookie season, hitting .180 the next season and being out of baseball the year after that. Pedrique later became manager of the Arizona Dianondbacks after the departure of Bob Brenly. However, much like as a player in RBI and real life, Pedrique was unsuccessful, going 22-61 before being untendered after the 2004 season.

Pedrique is currently manager of Magallanes in the Venezuelan League.

RBI Stats

  • Bats Right
  • .294 BA
  • 1 HR
  • 729 PWR
  • 130 Sp
  • 19 Ct

Bio

  • Born August 11, 1960 in Valencia, Venezuela
  • Signed by the New York Mets as an amateur free agent
  • Played in the Big Leagues from 1987 to 1989 with the Mets, Pirates and Tigers
  • Traded by the New York Mets with Scott Little to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Bill Almon.
  • Spent 10 seasons in the minor leagues before being called up by the Mets; the Mets then traded him after five games to Pittsburgh

Career Statistics

G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
174 449 32 111 18 1 1 36 5 29 61 .247 .298 .298 .597

Pics

Al Pedrique had a 22-61 record as manager of the Diamondbacks in 2004



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