The Panamanian infielder Johan Camargo will seek in the upcoming spring training camp to consolidate himself in the Atlanta Braves, team with which he signed at age 16 and in which he made his major league debut last season.
The 24-year-old infielder born in Panama City comes from an inaugural season in which he batted with the Braves for an average of .299, product of 72 hits in 241 at-bats, with 21 doubles, 2 triples and 4 home runs that allowed him to score 30 runs and have a total of 27 RBI’s. He also left a .331 on-base percentage and a .783 OPS percentage.
In addition, he highlighted in offense, since he left a .968 fielding average in 43 games as third base; .988 in 26 games as shortstop; and 1,000 in 9 games he played as a second baseman.
As if that were not enough, during the winter break he dedicated himself to polishing his skills in Dominican baseball, where he was crowned champion with the Caribbean Aguilas, although the proximity of spring training prevented him from accompanying the team in the Caribbean Series.
In the Dominican winter baseball, Camargo batted .324 in the regular season with the Aguilas, with 2 homers, 12 runs scored and 12 RBIs, and although he did not have a great average in the final - only .185 - he hit decisive home runs in the two first victories of his team against the Tigres of Licey.
With this accumulated experience in recent months, the Panamanian player looks like the number one candidate to be picked for third base in 2018, according to the analysis of specialists, who see the American Rio Ruiz as his main contender.