Right Handed Pitcher
Christopher Columbus HS
Marcelo Albir should have an important leadership role on the field and in the dugout as one of three Hurricane seniors on the UM pitching staff … pitches with a lot of movement and possesses a good changeup … has steadily improved … pitched well in the Virginia Valley League in the summer of 2005, compiling a 5-1 record and a 2.43 ERA for the Luray Wranglers after sitting out the 2005 season at Miami … saw limited action early on in the 2004 season … emerged late in the Hurricanes’ run to the College World Series as a reliable right-handed in the bullpen … seven of nine appearance came in the final month of the season with three appearances in the postseason … did not allow an earned run in his first seven appearances in 2004 … posted a 2.25 ERA in 12 innings of work while striking out 13 and walking five … started one game as a freshman against South Florida … made 19 appearances ranked fifth on the team … finished the season with 1-2 record and an 8.76 ERA … pitched 24.2 innings, including 22.1 innings in relief … made his collegiate debut against Campbell on Feb. 6, 2003, striking out the side.
Albir did not record a decision in 2004, but posted an impressive 2.25 ERA … pitched 12 innings over nine appearances … made seven of his nine appearances over the final month of the season as he stepped into Miami’s primary right-handed setup role … walked five and struck out 13 … averaged 9.8 strikeouts per nine innings … through the first seven appearances did not allow a run and just nine hits … pitched one inning allowing one hit while striking out two in a relief appearance vs. LaSalle on Feb. 28 … threw two shutout innings and struck out two vs. Illinois-Chicago on March 21 … added one shutout inning striking out two vs. North Carolina on May 14 … went 1.2 innings against Florida Atlantic on May 19 with one walk and one strikeout … struck out one batter in one-third of an inning against Long Beach State on May 29. 2004 NCAA Coral Gables Regional: Albir struck out two batters in two innings of work in Game 4 of the regional against Florida Atlantic. 2004 NCAA Coral Gables Super Regional: Albir saw relief duty in the Hurricanes 8-7 win over Florida on June 12, allowing four hits, a season-high three runs (all earned), one walk with two strikeouts in 1.2 innings … the three runs were the first and only he allowed all season. 2004 College World Series: Albir threw 1.1 innings of solid relief on June 21 against Cal State Fullerton in the CWS … the Titans managed only one hits as Albir struck out one.
The right-handed Albir made 19 appearances out of the Hurricanes’ bullpen … went 1-2 with a 8.76 ERA … made the first start of his career against South Florida on March 12, lasting 2.1 innings and allowing two runs on six hits and two walks … made his first career appearance on Feb. 6 against Campbell, pitching one inning with three strikeouts … pitched 2.1 innings of relief against Campbell and Feb. 8, giving up one hit while striking out two … allowed his first earned run against The Citadel on Feb. 28 … earned his first career win on March 21 against Boston College with 1.2 innings of relief … suffered his first loss against Florida Atlantic on April 2, giving up two runs on two hits and two walks … pitched two innings against Florida State on April 27. 2003 NCAA Coral Gables Regional: Albir threw two innings against Florida on June 1, allowing four hits and four runs … Albir did not see action in the Super Regionals or College World Series.
Coached by Joe Webber at Christopher Columbus High School and Emilio Fernandez with the Florida Bombers … was selected as second-team all-state … helped lead team to regional finals … third pitcher in school history to win 10 or more games in a season, first since former Hurricane pitcher Kiki Bengochea … played for Florida Bombers during summer league … attended the same high school as Bengochea and UM teammates Danny Gil, Jon Jay and Carlos and David Gutierrez … went 8-1 with the Florida Bombers during summer action with a 2.34 ERA and 72 strikeouts. Senior (2002): Albir went 10-1 with a 1.23 ERA, while striking out 69 and picking up five saves…second-team All-state selection … first pitcher to lead Christopher Columbus High School to a regional final since 1987 … team finished 30-6 … won the 2002 Desert Classic Las Vegas Tournament … ranked as high as No. 7 nationally by Baseball America. Junior (2001): Went 3-1 as a junior … recorded 23 strikeouts while compiling a 2.43 ERA … saved one game for Christopher Columbus … team finished 24-4 on the season.
Son of Carlos and Maria Martha Albir … has one brother, Carlos Albir … is majoring in liberal arts.
Albir’s Career Statistics
Year W-L ERA Sv G-GS CG SH IP H R ER BB SO HBP WP 2B 3B HR AB Avg PO A E Fld.2003 1-2 8.76 0 19-1 0 0 24.2 37 30 24 18 18 1 4 9 0 5 107 .346 3 3 2 .7502004 0-0 2.25 0 9-0 0 0 12.0 14 4 3 5 13 1 1 3 0 1 49 .286 1 1 0 1.000Total 1-2 6.71 0 28-1 0 0 36.2 51 34 27 23 31 2 5 12 0 6 156 .327 4 4 2 .800