One of the most consistent players on the Sugar Land Skeeters roster is scheduled to return to the team after it was announced that Albert Cordero was returning for the 2020 season.

77彩票网appCordero is a catcher/infielder for the Skeeters who is coming off one of the most productive seasons of his career. In 2019, Cordero hit a career-high 15 homers and 65 RBIs in 103 games. In the second half of the season, following the 2019 Atlantic League All-Star Game, Cordero hit .319 with 10 homers and 54 RBIs in 58 games. For the season, Cordero his .263.

According to a news release from the Skeeters, in his first four seasons in Sugar Land, “Cordero has hit .268/.304/.399 through 280 games and has flashed superb versatility, appearing at catcher, first base, second base and third base. In 2017, Cordero was named the Skeeters’ Community Man of the Year.”

He is one of two players who appeared on both of the Skeeters’ Atlantic League Championship teams in 2016 and 2018.

77彩票网appThe switch-hitting Cordero ranks in the top 10 all time for the Skeeters in games (second, 380), at-bats (fourth, 1,340), runs (fifth, 155), hits (fourth, 359), doubles (tied for second, 76), home runs (fifth, 32) and RBIs (third, 177).

77彩票网appCordero, who turned 30 on Tuesday, is set to enter his fifth season with the Skeeters. He would become just the third player to appear in at least five total seasons with the Skeeters, joining right-hander Michael Nix (2012-17) and catcher Travis Scott (2013-17).

About the Sugar Land Skeeters

The Skeeters play at Constellation Field located at the intersection of State Highway 6 and U.S. Highway 90A in Sugar Land. The Skeeters are a member of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball and play 126 regular-season games. The Skeeters Baseball Foundation promotes youth education and healthy activities lifestyles by providing support to culturally, racially and economically diverse areas of the community. For more information call 281-240-4487 or visit .

About The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball

77彩票网appWith eight teams in Texas and the Mid-Atlantic, the ALPB is a leader in baseball innovation and a player gateway to Major League Baseball. Through its exclusive partnership with MLB, the Atlantic League tests Major League Baseball rules and equipment initiatives. The Atlantic League has sent more than 900 players to MLB organizations while drawing more than 40 million fans to its affordable, family-friendly ballparks throughout its 22-year history. For more information, visit .

77彩票网appThe Skeeters report that the Venezuelan native originally signed with the New York Mets as an amateur free agent in 2008. He spent eight years in the Mets’ minor league system, reaching as high as Double-A. Over his eight seasons at the affiliated level, Cordero hit .244/.297/.344 with 25 home runs and 78 RBIs in 477 games.

77彩票网appDuring his career from 2008 through 2019, Cordero has played 910 games with a .254 batting average, 60 homers and 365 RBIs. The totals span the minor leagues, independent league and Venezuelan summer and winter leagues.

The Sugar Land Skeeters began play in 2010 with the expansion of the Atlantic League of professional baseball. Since 2014, the Skeeters have played for the league championship four times, including last season where they fell to the league powerhouse Long Island Ducks, 3 games to 2. Long Island has been in the championship series seven times in the last nine seasons. Sugar Land and Long Island have squared off for the league title three of the last four seasons.

77彩票网appThe Skeeters begin their ninth season of play in the Atlantic League at Constellation Field on April 30. Season tickets and mini-plans for the 2020 season are currently available and can be purchased by visiting , the TDECU Ticket Office at Constellation Field or by calling the Skeeters at 281-240-4487.

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