Bergen County native Carlos Mirabal enters his first season as a professional coach with the Boulders in 2016, following a 15-year professional career.
After a brilliant career at Bergen County Technical High School, Mirabal had multiple offers from Division-I colleges and universities, as well as workouts with Major League teams. Instead, he chose to play in the Amatuer League in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, and was selected to play for the Puerto Rican National Team in 1994. Mirabal also received an offer to return to the United States and sign with the New York Yankees organization in 1995, playing for their Single-A affiliate, the Greensboro Bats.
In 1996, the 6’2” righty started 16 games with the Altoona Railkings of the independent North Atlantic League, tossing five complete games. Mirabal then spent the next three seasons in the Taiwanese Major Leagues before signing with the Nippon Ham Fighters of the Japanese Major Leagues in 2000. Following a standout year in 2000, Mirabal was offered a guaranteed contract by the Colorado Rockies, but was told that he would not be released from his contract with Nippon Ham.
Forced to stay in Japan, he would continue to pitch well before signing with the Newark Bears of the Atlantic League in 2006, where he pitched for three more years. Mirabal was again offered a chance to reach the Majors in 2007, signing a split contract with the Houston Astros before being released on the final day of Spring Training.
Following the 2008 season with Newark, Mirabal decided to hang up his spikes, but made a brief return in 2015, pitching in seven games for the Trois-Rivieres Aigles as part of their Can-Am championship season.