A valuable reinforcement on the Titan. San Marino Baseball announces the signing of the first Venezuelan base, with a Spanish passport, Jesus Alberto Ustariz, 28 years old (he is a class of ’93) with already good experience in the Italian championship and returning from an extraordinary season in Spain with the Tenerife Marlins, which culminated with the Triple Crown.
Ustariz started, just of age, in the Venezuelan Summer League with the organization of the Tigers, and then grew from year to year. In the Spanish national team since 2014 (Europeans, beats 333, bronze), he then got to know Italy starting from 2018, the year of his first Serie A championship with the Rimini shirt. His season is excellent and ends with an excellent 340 batting average and 28 points beaten at home in 28 games. In 2019 he is in Nettuno and finishes the championship with an average of 324 (but as you get to the base he rises from 445 to 480) and 23 points beaten at home in 22 games.
His career, excellent in Italy, is just as good in Spain with the Tenerife Marlins de Puerto Cruz shirt, who have won seven titles in the last nine seasons. In 2021 the Marlins defeated the Valencia Astros in the final and Ustariz was the ruler of the season. For him Triple Crown thanks to the first place on average (593), points beaten at home (42) and home runs (12). All going strike-out once in 22 games.
Ustariz, who will take the place of Sechopoulos (who will look at the moment in the United States), makes official part of the roster for the 2022 season.