Alexi Amarista

Position: IF/OF Birthday: April 6, 1989 
Born: Barcelona, VenezuelaBats/Throws: L/R 
Height: 5-6 Weight: 160 lbs
Pro Experience: 14 years

Amarista, 30, was selected by the Skeeters in the dispersal draft for the New Britain Bees earlier this offseason. He appeared in 56 games with the Bees last season and hit .270/.321/.473 with 11 home runs and 31 RBIs.

A veteran of seven Major League seasons, Amarista made his Major League debut with the Los Angeles in 2011. He appeared with the Angels from 2011-12, the San Diego Padres from 2012-16 and the Colorado Rockies in ’17. He appeared in more than 145 games for the Padres in each 2013 and ’14 seasons and matched his career-high of five home runs from the 2012-14 seasons. Amarista appeared at every position except catcher and first base throughout his Major League career.

In 2013, Amarista ranked third out of National League outfielders in range factor per nine innings (2.67). In 2015, he ranked fifth out of N.L. shortstops in range factor per nine innings (4.58). Over his 14 professional seasons, Amarista has hit .278/.332/.400 with 90 home runs and 682 RBIs in 1,777 games.