As a part of Hispanic Heritage Month, USA TODAY Sports activities put collectively All-Latino baseball lineups from all through Latin America.
Puerto Rico is a wealthy historical past of manufacturing main league ballplayers for the reason that mid-Fifties. However any dialogue of Puerto Rico and MLB begins with the legendary Roberto Clemente.
Greater than 60 years after Clemente made his MLB debut, gamers from Puerto Rico nonetheless cite him as their inspiration. And what a convention he is established — one which’s heavy on nice hitters and defenders (that includes 5 Corridor of Famers), however a bit of mild on pitchers.
Listed below are the gamers who made the staff:
Catcher: Iván Rodríguez, 1991-2011 (Corridor of Fame)
First base: Orlando Cepeda, 1958-74 (Corridor of Fame)
Second base: Roberto Alomar, 1988-2004 (Corridor of Fame)
Third base: Mike Lowell, 1998-2010
Shortstop: Francisco Lindor, 2015-present
Outfield: Roberto Clemente, 1955-72 (Corridor of Fame)
Outfield: Carlos Beltrán 1998-2017
Outfield: Juan González, 1989-2005
Designated hitter: Carlos Delgado, 1993-2009
Utility: Kiké Hernández, 2014-present
Beginning pitcher: Javier Vázquez, 1998-2011
Beginning pitcher: Juan Pizarro, 1957-74
Beginning pitcher: Jaime Navarro, 1989-2000
Aid pitcher: Roberto Hernández, 1991-2007