Formerly SI Yankees, Led the League in HR & RBI in the 2001 Season, Played 14 Years of Pro- Baseball. Currently serves as hitting and infield instructor for many student-athletes across the Tri-State area.
In 1997, at the age of 16, Juan Camacho signed as a Non-Drafted free agent by the New York Yankees.
Camacho Played 5 years in the New York Yankees organization and 1 year with the Chicago White Sox organization. In 2001, Juan led the Staten Island Yankees in RBI’s and Home Runs.
The team had a handful of future big leaguers with one of them being Robinson Cano who was called up from rookie ball late in the summer and actually filled in at
third base for the injured Camacho. The following year Camacho and Cano played together the whole 2002 season with Robi at 2B and Juan back to 3B.
Camacho played and won the Seniors World Series Little League in Kissimmee, FL.
He Played in the Venezuelan Winter Professional League for 13 years with 3 different teams. Juan has rubbed shoulders with several major leaguers every winter in his native Venezuela, including a Home Run Derby appearance during an All-Star game which included Miquel Cabrera, Carlos Gonzalez, Edguardo Alfonso, to name a few. He was also coached by Ozzie Guillen and played with Carlos Zambrano while in Venezuela.
Camacho has 7 years of experience playing independent pro ball. He was the 2005 Central League MVP and Player of the Year, while leading the league with 100 RBI, 21 Home Runs, had a .598 slugging percentage and had a .328 Batting Average in 94 Games for the El Paso Diablos. Camacho has played in nearly 1000 minor league and independent league games since signing with the Yankees as a teen-ager. In his professional career, Camacho boasts a stellar 1059 hits, 120 homers, 682 RBIs, and a .282 career batting average.
Juan currently serves as a hitting and infield instructor for many student-athletes across the Tri-State area.
Juan is married to his wife Marissa and resides in Staten Island, NY.
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