On To The Next One: Yonder Alonso
Yonder Alonso was the talk of the town in South Florida as a member of a very strong University of Miami baseball team. The Cuban born first baseman led the UM baseball team with 69 RBI in his freshman year, helping the club battle to the College World Series. The rest of his collegiate career was also impressive. In 2008, the Cincinnati Reds selected Alonso with the 7th overall pick in the MLB Draft. His agents at Legacy Sports helped him negotiate a Major League deal worth $4.55 million over four years. Alonso made his Major League debut this past season and determined that he is ready for new representation.
Earlier this offseason, Alonso left Legacy Sports for Dan Lozano, the agent of record for Albert Pujols, who recently ditched Beverly Hills Sports Council (BHSC) to set up his own agency along with some others who worked at BHSC. Reportedly, Lozano is recruiting many players who grew up playing in the South Florida market, and may have also signed Manny Machado of the Baltimore Orioles and Danny Valencia of the Minnesota Twins. Do not forget that Lozano recently picked up Nick Swisher from Joe Bick, as well.