HAVANA, Cuba, Jun 28 (acn) Cuban Alfredo Despaigne was chosen for the 2019 All-Star Game of the Japanese Professional Baseball League (NPB), in the vote of the players with a total of 212 ballots.
According to the website www.beisboljapones.com, the Cuban slugger surpassed American Jabari Bash (130) as designated hitter.
In the people´s vote, Despaigne finished second, only behind Japanese Kensuke Kondo, who amounted 287.249 votes per 239.339 of the Caribbean player.
In the current season, Despaigne has offensive line (AVE / OBP / SLU) of .274 / .384 / .515, with 17 homers and 41 RBIs, in addition to 58 strikeouts and 40 walks.
This will be Despaigne´s third consecutive participation in the NPB All-Star Game.