|Oakland Athletics – No. 56|
December 17, 1985 |
La Romana, Dominican Republic
|Bats: Left||Throws: Left|
|July 28, 2010 for the Houston Astros|
(through 2013 season)
|Earned run average||4.56|
Abad began his professional career in 2006, pitching for the Dominican Summer Astros. That year, he went 5–2 with a 1.32 ERA in 15 games (11 games started). He also struck out 64 batters in 611⁄3 innings.
He split 2007 between the Greeneville Astros (17 games, four starts) and Tri-City ValleyCats (two games), going a combined 6–4 with a 4.25 ERA, with 59 strikeouts in 53 innings. In 2008, he pitched for the Lexington Legends, going 2–7 with a 3.30 ERA in 45 relief appearances, striking out 94 batters in 761⁄3 innings.
Abad pitched for the Lancaster Jethawks (41 games) and Corpus Christi Hooks (three games, all starts) in 2009, going a combined 4–7 with a 4.00 ERA, striking out 92 batters in 962⁄3 innings of work.
In 3 seasons with the Astros, Abad went 1–11 with a 5.10 ERA in 88 games while striking out 65 in 842⁄3 innings
On November 22, 2012 he signed a minor league contract with the Washington Nationals. He was called up to the big leagues when Ryan Mattheus was placed on the disabled list and has posted a 1.64 ERA so far out of the bullpen. He was designated for assignment on November 20, 2013.
On November 25, 2013, Abad was traded to the Oakland Athletics for minor league outfielder John Wooten.
Abad features a four-seam fastball (94–97 mph), a sinker (92–95 mph), a curveball (78–83 mph), and a changeup (75–79 mph). He tends to use the sinker and changeup more against right-handed hitters, and his four-seamer and curveball more against left-handed hitters.
- "Fernando Abad". http://www.baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 21 February 2013.
- "Who Should I Start? Try the MLB Start/Sit Tool GET MLB ADVICE. FANTASY ASSISTANT HomeMLBFernando AbadNews Update Nationals signed LHP Fernando Abad to a minor league contract". http://www.fantasysp.com. Retrieved 21 February 2013.
- "Player Card: Fernando Abad". Brooks Baseball. Retrieved 19 September 2013.
- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- Venezuelan Professional Baseball League statistics