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Encyclopedia > Roger Cedeño

Roger Leandro Cedeño [ceh-DEH-nyo] (born August 16, 1974 in Valencia, Carabobo State, Venezuela), is a Major League Baseball right fielder and switch-hitter batter who plays for the St. Louis Cardinals. August 16 is the 228th day of the year (229th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1974 is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... Estado Carabobo is one of the 23 states (estados) into which Venezuela is divided. ... Estado Carabobo is one of the 23 states (estados) into which Venezuela is divided. ... The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (Spanish: República Bolivariana de Venezuela)1 is a country in northern South America. ... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in North America. ... The position of the right fielder A right fielder, abbreviated RF, is the outfielder in baseball who plays defense in right field (e. ... In baseball, a switch hitter (or switch-hitter) is a batter who is able to hit from both the right and left sides of the plate. ... The St. ...


Signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers as a non-draft amateur free agent in 1991, Cedeño made his debut in 1995. After four seasons with the Dodgers, he played for the New York Mets (1999, 2002-03), Houston Astros (2000) and Detroit Tigers (2001). He was signed by St. Louis as an free agent in 2004. The text below is generated by a template, which has been proposed for deletion. ... See also: 1994 in sports, 1996 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Sterling Marlin won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Jeff Gordon CART racing - season championship won by Jacques Villeneuve Indianapolis 500 - Jacques Villeneuve. ... New York Mets National League AAA Norfolk Tides AA Binghamton Mets A St. ... The Houston Astros are a Major League Baseball team based in Houston, Texas. ... Detroit Tigers American League AAA Toledo Mud Hens AA Erie SeaWolves A Lakeland Tigers West Michigan Whitecaps Oneonta Tigers R GCL Tigers The Detroit Tigers are a Major League Baseball team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... -1...


Cedeño has the tools to be a top leadoff hitter: a blazing speed, good contact, and occasional power. But he is a free swinger and does not posses the discipline necessary to get base on balls. He is a much better hitter from the left side, although he drives the ball better and uses the whole field as a righthanded batter. Beside this, his mental lapses on the bases are notorious. He is visibly confused by "in-between" situations and occasionally causes a slower runner to hold up behind him. Eventually, he can be picked off first base because of a mental mistake. Cedeño must learn to trust his instincts and watch his coaches. Defensively, he is a little below average in the outfield and is adept at the sliding basket catch. His arm strength is considered above-average. In baseball statistics, a base on balls (BB), also called a walk, is used in baseball to track the performance of pitchers and batters. ... In the baseball game, the coach is a member of the team at bat stationed near first or third base to signal and direct the runners and batters. ... The outfield is a sporting term used in cricket and baseball to refer to the area of the field of play further from the batsman or batter than the infield. ...


Cedeño is a .275 hitter with 40 home runs and 266 RBI in 1063 games. In baseball, a home run is a base hit in which the batter is able to circle all the bases, ending at home plate and scoring a run, with no errors on the play that result in the batter achieving extra bases. ... In baseball statistics, a run batted in (RBI) is given to a batter for each run scored as the result of a batters plate appearance. ...


See also

Between 1939 and 2004, 171 baseball players from Venezuela had played in Major League Baseball. ...

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