Cole Figueroa adds to Dodger AAA infield depth and brain power
Light hitting, good defensive infielder, future engineer Cole Figueroa was added to the Dodgers 40 man roster today. Cole had been released by the Pirates just a few days ago.
Figueroa, 28, has appeared in 48 Major League games in three seasons with the Rays (2014), Yankees (2015) and Pirates (2016), batting .208 with nine RBI, and has a .291 career batting average with a .374 on-base percentage, 81 steals, 31 homers and 380 RBI in 815 minor league games since his selection in the sixth round of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft.
Figueroa is known for being one of the smarter baseball players as this article by Travis Sawchik can testify.
He found calculus and physics fascinating in high school and at the University of Florida. Earlier this spring, he recited Pi out to fifty digits to a reporter. His Twitter bio declares he is “Specializing in the process of decision making in .400 milliseconds,” or the amount of time in which a hitter has to decide whether to swing at a pitch.
Maybe when his playing days are done, and they do look to be numbered, he can become part of the Dodger front office.