|Miami Marlins – No. 24|
February 13, 1990 |
|Bats: Right||Throws: Right|
|August 6, 2011 for the Los Angeles Dodgers|
(through 2013 season)
|Earned run average||3.84|
Nathan Edward Eovaldi (born February 13, 1990) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Miami Marlins of Major League Baseball. He previously pitched for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He is listed as 6'2" and 185 lb.
Los Angeles Dodgers
Eovaldi was drafted by the Dodgers in the 11th round of the 2008 MLB Draft out of Alvin High School. His draft slot had fallen because he had Tommy John surgery in his junior year of high school. He made his way through the Dodgers system, pitching for the Gulf Coast Dodgers in 2008 and the Great Lakes Loons in 2009. In 2010 with the Inland Empire 66ers of San Bernardino he was selected to the mid-season California League all-star team. Eovaldi was promoted to the Class-AA Chattanooga Lookouts in 2011 and was selected to the Southern League mid-season all-star game. He was 6-5 with a 2.62 ERA for the Lookouts, where he started 19 games. He was also selected to the post-season All-Star team.
Eovaldi was called up to the majors for the first time on August 6, 2011 and was the starting pitcher that night against the Arizona Diamondbacks. In the game he picked up the win, while pitching five innings, allowing only two runs while striking out seven. He also hit a single in his first major league at bat and scored a run. His seven strikeouts were tied for fourth in LA Dodger history for a major league debut and he was only the fourth Dodger pitcher to score a run in his debut since 1960. Eovaldi became the first Dodger starter since Danny McDevitt in 1957 to start his career with four games of five innings or more while allowing two runs or less. He made 6 starts for the Dodgers and was then moved to the bullpen in order to keep his innings down for the season. He pitched in four games out of the bullpen late in the season. His 2011 totals included a 1-2 record and 3.63 ERA.
After beginning the 2012 season with Chattanooga, Eovaldi made his first Dodgers appearance of the season on May 29 when he started against the Milwaukee Brewers. He had four strikeouts, allowed 4 hits and 2 runs through 7 innings in a 1-2 loss. In 10 starts with the Dodgers, he was 1-6 with a 4.15 ERA.
On July 25, 2012, Eovaldi was traded, along with minor league pitcher Scott McGough, to the Miami Marlins for Hanley Ramírez and Randy Choate. In his first game with the Marlins, he got the win vs the San Diego Padres on July 28. He started 12 games for the Marlins in 2012, with a 3-7 record and 4.43 ERA. He finished the season with a 4-13 record in 22 games with a 4.30 ERA, a 1.51 WHIP, 47 walks, and 78 strikeouts in 119.1 innings pitched.
- Dodgers to promote Eovaldi for Saturday start
- Dodgers call up Nathan Eovaldi; expected to start Saturday
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- Stephen, Eric (2011-08-22). "Dodgers Handed Opportunities In 9th, Take Advantage To Beat Cardinals". truebluela.com. Retrieved 2011-08-22.
- Dodgers to continue limiting Eovaldi's innings
- Gurnick, Ken (25 July 2012). "Source: Dodgers acquire Hanley from Marlins". MLB.com. Retrieved 25 July 2012.
- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)