Paul Abbott (baseball)

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Paul Abbott
Pitcher
Born: (1967-09-15) September 15, 1967 (age 46)
Van Nuys, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 21, 1990 for the Minnesota Twins
Last MLB appearance
August 7, 2004 for the Philadelphia Phillies
Career statistics
Win–loss record 43–37
Earned run average 4.92
Strikeouts 496
Teams

Paul David Abbott (born September 15, 1967) is an American former Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 1990-2004.

Professional career[edit]

Minnesota Twins[edit]

Abbott began his professional career in the Minnesota Twins farm system, first with the Rookie-Level Elizabethton Twins in 1985. With Elizabethton, Abbott went 1-5 with a 6.94 ERA in 10 games, all starts.

His next season, Abbot was promoted to the Class-A Kenosha Twins of the Midwest League. In 1986, Abbott went 6-10 with a 4.50 ERA in 25 games, 15 starts. He continued to pitch for Kenosha in 1987 as he went 13-6 with a 3.65 ERA in 26 games, 25 starts/

In 1988, Abbot continued to play in Class-A, this time with the Visalia Oaks of the California League. He went 11-9 with a 4.18 ERA in 28 games, all starts. Abbott also pitched 17113 innings pitched, the most in his Minor league career.

1989 saw Abbott a promotion to the Double-A Orlando Twins of the Southern League. He went 9-3 with a 4.37 ERA in 17 games, all starts.

Abbott began the 1990 season with the Triple-A Portland Beavers of the Pacific Coast League. He went 5-14 with a 4.56 ERA in 23 games, all starts. He was called up to the Minnesota Twins on August 21, 1990. He went 0-5 with 25 strikeouts and a 5.97 ERA in seven games, all starts.

Golden Baseball League[edit]

In 2005, Abbott played for the Independent San Diego Surf Dawgs and Fullerton Flyers in the Golden Baseball League.

Coaching career[edit]

On December 22, 2010, he was named pitching coach of the Lowell Spinners, Short-Season Class A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, for the 2011 season. He previously was an assistant baseball coach at Fullerton Junior College and pitching coach for the independent Orange County Flyers of the Golden Baseball League.[1] He has a son named Trent Abbott who attended Troy High School and played baseball for Fullerton College and he was drafted by Oakland Athletics in the 36th round of the 2007 MLB draft.[2] Abbot has also coached East Fullerton Little League teams for his younger son.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Paul Abbott joins the Flyers Coaching Staff". orangecountyflyers.com. 2008-08-06. Retrieved 2009-01-24. 
  2. ^ "TIP JAR REMINDER". http://www.thebaseballcube.com/. Retrieved 22 February 2013. 

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