Louis Coleman

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Louis Coleman
Louis Coleman on May 24, 2011.jpg
Coleman with the Kansas City royals
Kansas City Royals
Born: (1986-04-04) April 4, 1986 (age 29)
Greenwood, Mississippi
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
April 21, 2011 for the Kansas City Royals
Career statistics
(through 2014 season)
Win–loss record 5–4
Earned run average 3.25
Strikeouts 185
WHIP 1.26

Harold Louis Coleman III (born April 4, 1986) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Kansas City Royals organization.


Coleman was born in Greenwood, Mississippi, to Hal and Kathy Coleman. He graduated from Pillow Academy in Greenwood and attended Louisiana State University (LSU), where he played college baseball for the LSU Tigers baseball team.[1] Coleman earned his agricultural business degree in May 2009.[2]

Coleman was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the fifth round of the 2009 MLB Draft,[3] and was called up to the majors for the first time on April 21, 2011.[4] That night, he pitched two scoreless innings against the Cleveland Indians in his major league debut. On May 11, 2011, Coleman recorded his first major league save by pitching a perfect 11th inning against the New York Yankees in Yankee Stadium.[5]

The Royals placed Coleman on waivers in April 2015 with the purpose of removing him from their 40-man roster.[6]

Pitching style[edit]

Coleman mostly throws a four-seam fastball (88 to 92 miles per hour (142 to 148 km/h)) and slider (78 to 81 miles per hour (126 to 130 km/h)), with an occasional changeup to left-handed hitters.[7]


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