Leslie Anderson

For the New Zealand cricketer, see Leslie Anderson (cricketer).
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Anderson and the second or maternal family name is Stephes.
Leslie Anderson

Anderson with the Durham Bulls
Yomiuri Giants – No. 42
First baseman / Outfielder
Born: (1982-03-30) March 30, 1982
Guantánamo, Cuba
Bats: Left Throws: Left
MLB debut
March 28, 2014, for the Yomiuri Giants
NPB statistics
(through 2016)
Batting average .288
Home runs 22
Runs batted in 82
Leslie Anderson
Medal record
Men’s baseball
Representing  Cuba
Baseball World Cup
2005 Rotterdam Team

Leslie Anderson Stephes (born March 30, 1982 in Guantánamo) is a first baseman/outfielder with the Yomiuri Giants organization in Nippon Professional Baseball.


Anderson previously played for the Cuban national baseball team and Camagüey of the Cuban National Series.[1] He was part of Cuba's roster at the 2006 and 2009 World Baseball Classics.

Anderson, who is primarily a center fielder, hit .363 during the 2005-06 season.[2] Anderson defected from Cuba and signed a four-year contract worth $1.7 million with the Tampa Bay Rays prior to the 2010 season.[3][4] Released by the Rays after the 2013 season, Anderson signed with the Yomiuri Giants.[5] He finished the 2014 NPB season with a batting average of .319, along with 15 home runs and 50 RBIs.[6]

See also


  1. "Leslie Anderson Stephes" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2006-10-10.
  2. "Regular season batting statistics" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2006-10-10.
  3. Romano, John (April 26, 2010). "Cuban defector finds lifeline in Rays". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved May 2, 2016.
  4. Chastain, Bill (March 11, 2010). "Rays reach deal with Cuban Anderson". MLB.com. Retrieved May 2, 2016.
  5. Fernández, Daniel A. (December 18, 2013). "Cuban Leslie Anderson signs with the Yomiuri Giants". On Cuba. Retrieved May 2, 2016.
  6. Graczyk, Wayne (October 18, 2014). "Cuban players experienced mixed success this season". Japan Times. Retrieved May 2, 2016.

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