Jean Segura is considered one of the Angels next great infield prospects. He is from the Dominican Republic. He started in the Angels Dominican academy in 2007 and has since moved up to their Advanced-A team this season, the Inland Empire 66ers of the California League.
And he is off to a great start. Jean is hitting .384 in 16 games this season. This is after a succesful season at low-A when he hit 10 homers and 24 doubles, with 79 RBI. So, his baseball career is going well in the states.
But, the cultural adjustments has been one of the hardest parts for this Dominican baseball player. Segura has picked up English and claims to be an ace, thanks to practicing his new language with teammates. However, the food is one thing he has had to adjust to. He says Chipotle is "not too bad."
It is not pollo, arroz, y habichuelas, the Dominican Baseball Guy understands his predicament. It is one that many many Dominican baseball players face every day in adjusting to life in the states.
Jean is from San Juan de la Maguana. The Dominican Baseball Guy hopes to see him in the big leagues soon, and hopes his adjustments to the culture in the states is going well.