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Michael Almanzar

Michael Almanzar 13 3B

Norfolk Tides

  • Status: Active
  • Full Name: Michael Gabriel Almanzar
  • Age: 24 (December 2, 1990)
  • Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Bats/Throws: R/R Ht: 6' 3" Wt: 190
  • Relationship(s): son of Carlos Almanzar
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Michael Almanzar Stats Summary

Michael Almanzar Career Stats

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Michael Almanzar Awards and Honors

Michael Almanzar  13 3B

Michael Almanzar
  • Full Name: Michael Gabriel Almanzar
  • Born: December 2, 1990
  • Age: 24
  • Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Height: 6' 3"
  • Weight: 190

2014: A 2013 Rule 5 selection by Baltimore from Boston, he opened the season on the disabled list with patellar tendinitis in his left knee...Played nine rehab games between the GCL Orioles, Class-A Frederick and Norfolk...Belted first Triple-A home run on June 29 at Rochester, a solo shot off of Logan Darnell...Sent back to the Red Sox on July 1...Appeared in 49 games with Double-A Portland, batting .277 with five home runs and 25 RBI...Hit three home runs and drove in eight runs over a four-game span, August 8-12...Hit 11th-inning grand slam on August 9 at Richmond...Acquired by Baltimore from Boston on August 30, along with IF Kelly Johnson, in exchange for IFs Ivan De Jesus and Jemile Weeks...Played final three games of the season with Norfolk. 
2013: Spent entire season with Double-A Portland in the Boston organization, where he was an Eastern League midseason All-Star...Went 1-for-2 in the EL All-Star Game...Ranked fifth in the Eastern League with 81 runs batted in, a total that ranked third among all Red Sox minor leaguers...Set career-highs in home runs (16), RBI, games (131), at-bats (507), runs (67) and walks (42)...His 16 home runs tied for the third-most among Red Sox farmhands...Ranked among Eastern League leaders in April in home runs (T-2nd, 5), extra-base hits (T-4th, 12), RBI (T-6th, 18), doubles (T-7th, 8), OPS (9th, .928) and average (15th, .319)...Belted two home runs on April 7 vs. Trenton during a stretch of four straight two-hit games to open the season...Hit a first inning inside-the-park grand slam at Binghamton, May 24 - it was the franchise's second ever inside-the-park grand slam, joining George Lombard (6/24/04 at Erie)...Made 73 appearances at third base, 23 at first base and served as the designated hitter in 35 games...Hit a home run once every 21.9 at-bats against left-handed pitching (seven homers in 153 at-bats) compared to one home run every 39.3 at-bats against right-handers (nine home runs in 354 at-bats)...Tied Portland's franchise record with eight at-bats on July 12 at Binghamton.
2012: Spent year with Class-A Salem, where he tied for 3rd in High-A with 36 doubles, and ranked 5th in the Carolina League and 7th among Red Sox minor leaguers with a career-high .300 average...Also finished among CL leaders in doubles (T-1st), hits (T-3rd, 136), and total bases (4th, 208), all career highs...Also set career highs in runs (62), homers (12), walks (33), and stolen bases (10)...Placed 2nd in the league among qualifying 3rd basemen with a .948 fielding percentage (14 errors in 271 total chances...Named the Red Sox Minor League Offensive Player of the Month for July after batting .333 (36-for-108) with 10 doubles, five homers, 15 RBI, 12 walks and 15 runs, including reaching base in 16 consecutive plate appearances from July 22-25...Selected as a CL Post-Season All Star...After the season, played in 22 games for Surprise of the Arizona Fall League.
2011: In 111 games between High-A Salem and Single-A Greenville, posted a .199 AVG with 18 doubles, four homers, and 46 RBI...Started 75 games at first base and 26 at third base...Transferred to Greenville on 6/28 and hit .313 (15-for-48) with runners in scoring position.
2010: In his third year at Greenville he set career highs in games (127), at-bats (487), and RBI (55)...Led the Drive in games, at-bats, and hits...Batted .322 (37-for-115) with five home runs over his last 29 games.
PERSONAL: Michael Gabriel Almanzar was re-signed by Baltimore as a minor league free agent on 11/19/14...Was selected by Baltimore from Boston in the Major League portion of the Rule 5 Draft, 12/12/13...Originally signed by Boston as an international free agent, 7/2/07...Is the son of former Major League RHP Carlos Almanzar, who pitched in 210 games from 1997-2005 with Toronto, San Diego, New York (AL), Cincinnati and Texas...Carlos Almanzar also pitched in the IL as a member of the Syracuse Chiefs (1997-98), Columbus Clippers (2001), Louisville Bats (2002-03) and Richmond Braves (2006).