|Cleveland Indians – No. 52|
February 20, 1985 |
Huntington Beach, California
|Bats: Right||Throws: Right|
|September 23, 2010 for the Cleveland Indians|
(through April 8, 2014)
|Earned run average||2.98|
|Career highlights and awards|
Vincent "Vinnie" William Pestano (born February 20, 1985), is an American relief pitcher for the Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball. A sidearm pitcher, Pestano made his major league debut in 2010.
Pestano attended Canyon High School (Anaheim, California) and California State University, Fullerton before being drafted by the Cleveland Indians. Since 2007, Pestano has played in minor league baseball with the Columbus Clippers, Akron Aeros, Mahoning Valley Scrappers, Lake County Captains, and Kinston Indians.
Major league career
Pestano's contract was purchased from Triple-A Columbus by the Indians on September 23, 2010. He made his major league debut the same day, pitching one scoreless inning in relief.
Pestano throws three pitches. His main pitch is a four-seam fastball that is typically thrown between 90-93 mph. His secondary pitch is a breaking ball in the low 80s that is referred to by various sources as a curveball or a slider. He also occasionally throws a two-seam fastball.
In pop culture, Pestano is referenced in season 8, episode 4 (Who Wants to be a Godparent?) of How I Met Your Mother. After Barney throws a brick through a window, Ted says, "I've seen Barney throw, but he's no Vinnie Pestano... am I right? Beloved Indians middle reliever!"
- "PITCHf/x Player Card: Vinnie Pestano". BrooksBaseball.net. Retrieved 3 May 2012.
- "Vinnie Pestano". FanGraphs. Retrieved 3 May 2012.
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|Awards and achievements|
|Bob Feller Man of the Year Award