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Hiroshima Carp interested in Jeff Fiorentino

by on Nov.22, 2009 @ 4:29 am, under NPB

The Hiroshima Carp are apparently interested in Jeff Fiorentino and have already begun negotiations with him.

Fiorentino is a 26-year-old outfielder that bats left and throws right; he is currently in the Baltimore Orioles organization.  He's played in 58 MLB games in his career and has a .270 batting average (40-148) to go along with 23 R, 21 RBI, 5 2B, 0 3B, 1 HR, and 4 SB (0 CS).

Erik Schullstrom, the Hiroshima's US-based scout, liked Fiorentino's .301 batting average against lefties and feels his skill-set will translate well in Japan.

2009 Season

Org Lvl G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO HBP IBB SH SF DP AVG OBP SLG OPS
BAL AA 7 23 1 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 .087 .192 .130 322
BAL AAA 102 365 70 114 26 5 12 67 13 6 48 62 0 3 3 6 2 .312 .387 .510 897
BAL MLB 24 64 8 18 1 0 0 8 2 0 8 16 0 0 1 2 1 .281 .351 .297 648

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