Date of Birth: 01/19/1981
Height: 5' 9" Weight: 180 lbs
Resides: Martinez, GA
The 2012 season will be the Ponce, Puerto Rico native’s third season with the Explorers. In 2011, Serrano led the team with 115 hits, 28 doubles, 12 home runs and 67 runs batted in, while posting a .320 batting average over 95 games. Over the past two years with the X’s, the veteran backstop has put together a line of impressive numbers. Appearing in 183 games wearing an X’s uniform, Serrano has compiled a .334 batting average in 703 at bats, while accumulating 235 hits, 133 runs batted in, 62 doubles and 18 home runs. His efforts have placed him among Sioux City’s all-time leaders in various offensive categories including third in career batting average, seventh in doubles and tenth in runs batted in. In 2010, Serrano represented the Explorers in the American Association All-Star Game.
“I am excited to have our veteran leader coming back this season, Ray is a solid catcher that also is a great offensive force in the middle of our lineup,” comments field manager Stan Cliburn.
Serrano spent nine seasons in the Atlanta Braves system with four straight seasons at the AA and AAA level. As a member of the Braves AA affiliate in Jackson, MS in 2005-2007, Serrano put together a .267 batting average while maintaining a .990 fielding percentage, as a catcher.