Saturday, November 21, 2015

Player Profile: Winston Abreu

I have one card of Winston Abreu, from 1996 Fleer Excel.

Playing career: Winston Abreu signed with the Braves as a 17-year old in 1994, making his professional debut that year. He spent twelve years in the minor leagues before finally making the major leagues in 2006 with Baltimore. He also pitched for Washington in 2007 and Tampa Bay and Cleveland in 2009. Overall in 38 major league games he went 0-1 with a 7.31 ERA.

Where he is now: In his 20th season in professional baseball in 2015, he had an excellent year as the closer for the independent league Joplin Blasters. In 47 games he went 5-1 with 23 saves and a 0.77 ERA, striking out 80 batters in just 47 innings.

My memories: Only know him from his card.

Google Autocomplete results: He is fourth when you type Winston Ab, between Winston Abraham, a former Australian Rules footballer, and Winston Abby’s, a pizza place in Oregon. There do not appear to be any other Winston Abreus.

Coming up next: The next profile will be Cedric Allen.

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