Alex Real catchers gear

Alex Real Former Harbourcat in Action ( Photo credit to “Victoria Harbourcats Baseball Blog Brian Hayes “)

June 23,2014(ISN) – Victoria B.C. – Alex Real, the catcher from the University of New Mexico who was a star
player for the inaugural edition of the Victoria HarbourCats, has signed a
professional contract with the Minnesota Twins.


Real, who hit .339 with six home runs and 27 RBIs in 2013 for Victoria, was
a 24th round selection by the Twins in the recent MLB draft. Terms of his
deal were not disclosed.

“Alex was a player you couldn’t take your eyes off last year, and you could
see very quickly that he projected as a pro player,” said HarbourCats owner
John McLean. “With Alex and Nick Pivetta, who is from Victoria and was our
opening day starter last year, now both in professional baseball, it shows
what level of the game is being played in Victoria and around the West
Coast League. We couldn’t be happier for Alex, we hope he finds the fast
track to Major League Baseball, and one day we’d like to see him digging in
against Nick in a big-league game.”

A total of 61 current or former WCL players were selected earlier this
month in the MLB draft. The HarbourCats roster includes players who are
past MLB draft choices — Kelly Norris-Jones, Hunter Mercado-Hood, Alan
Baldwin, and Bryce Greager.

The HarbourCats are home tonight to the Bend Elks, 7:11pm at Sports Traders
Diamond at Royal Athletic Park. Tickets are available at