Alejandro Machado

Coach Alejandro Machado


Born in Caracas Venezuela, I began to play baseball when I was 4 years old.

I signed with the Atlanta Braves as a non-drafted free agent, July 2nd 1998, signed by scout Rolando Petit.

I played 12 seasons as a professional baseball player as a shortstop and second baseman and later in my career I played third baseman and outfield.

  • 1999 Led the Gulf Coast League with 45 runs and 223 at bats, while finishing third with 62 hits and 56 games played in my first pro season.
  • 2000 Led the rookie level Appalachian League with a 477 on base percentage for the Braves Danville squad…also ranked first with 53 walks, second with a 341 average and 74 hits and third 30 steals…was named to the Appalachian League All-Star Team as Second Baseman.
  • 2002: Named the utility infielder on the Carolina League All-Star team after posting the league’s third best average 314 and stealing 20 bases for the Royals single A Wilmington Club.
  • 2004: Hit a combine 306 with 30 steals in a career high 139 games with the Expos single A Brevard County an  AA Harrisburg Club and tied for the organization lead with 30 steals while ranking fourth in batting.
  • 2005: Acquired by Boston Red Sox from the Nationals at the start of spring training –  batted 300 with three homers, 43 RBI and 21 steals for Pawtucket before a September 1 promotion to Boston for Major League debut…was named the organizations minor league base runner of the year was 11th in the international league in batting.
  • 2006: Batted 260 with 21 steals in 116 games with Pawtucket of AAA international league ranked… fifth in Boston organization in stolen bases.
  • 2007: Taken as a rule 5 draft by the Minnesota Twins. Missed entire season recovering from surgery to repair torn labrum in right shoulder.
  • 2008: batted 341… Season high 21 games hit streak.
  • 2010: I played with Miami Marlins and Atlanta Braves as my last year as a baseball player.

In Venezuela I played with Leones del Caracas and Tiburones de la Guaira.

Graduate from high school in Caracas Venezuela at Colegio Santo Tomas de Villanueva.

Married in 2007 to Brigida Erminy. We have a precious baby girl, Brianna.

Golf, Movies, Reading, the beach.