Yoanny Delgado

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Yoani Delgado Pedroso (also spelled Yoanny and Yoanis)

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Biographical Information[edit]

Yoani Delgado is the son of Olympic Gold Medalist José R. Delgado and is the cousin of Lourdes Gourriel Sr., Luis Enrique Gourriel, Yulieski Gourriel, Yuniesky Gourriel and Lourdes Gourriel Jr.. Like his father, Delgado is a catcher for Sancti Spíritus; unfortunately, he is stuck behind Eriel Sánchez, meaning that Delgado frequently plays first base and DH as well.

Delgado had hit .239/.364/.404 through 2006-2007. He batted .273/.391/.531 in 2007-2008 with nine home runs in 128 AB, a better home run rate than more famed teammates like Sánchez, Frederich Cepeda and Yulieski Gourriel. He barely played in 2008-2009, going 4 for 27 with a double, a homer and six walks, backing up Sánchez and Yenier Bello. He remained a third-stringer in 2009-2010, going 5 for 30 with a home run and six walks. It was his final season and he ended his career with a .241/.367/.418 batting line.

He died of COVID-19 at age 39.

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