Louis Coleman

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Louis Coleman
Louis Coleman on May 24, 2011.jpg
Coleman with the Kansas City Royals
Cincinnati Reds – No. 41
Born: (1986-04-04) April 4, 1986 (age 30)
Greenwood, Mississippi
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
April 21, 2011, for the Kansas City Royals
MLB statistics
(through 2016 season)
Win–loss record 8–5
Earned run average 3.51
Strikeouts 231
WHIP 1.29

Harold Louis Coleman III (born April 4, 1986) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Cincinnati Reds organization. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Kansas City Royals and Los Angeles Dodgers.


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] He was re-added to the roster on September 7. On February 3, 2016, Coleman was released by the Royals. On February 19, he signed a one-year, $725,000, free agent contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers.[7] As a member of the Dodgers bullpen in 2016, he pitched in 61 games with a 2–1 record and 4.69 ERA.[8]

On January 10, 2017, Coleman signed a minor league contract with the Cincinnati Reds.[9]

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.[10]


  1. ^ "Louis Coleman Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved July 18, 2013. 
  2. ^ "#29 Louis Coleman". LSUsports.net. Retrieved July 14, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Louis Coleman". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved July 14, 2013. 
  4. ^ Bullpen shuffle: Coleman in, Texeira out
  5. ^ Hosmer drives Royals to win over Yankees
  6. ^ http://cjonline.com/sports/catzone/2015-04-02/local-sports-briefs-april-2-royals-place-reliever-louis-coleman-waivers
  7. ^ "Dodgers, reliever Louis Coleman reach 725,000, 1-year deal". Associated Press. February 19, 2016. 
  8. ^ "2016 Los Angeles Dodgers Batting, Pitching & Fielding Statistics". Baseball Reference. Retrieved October 15, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Reds' Louis Coleman: Inks minor league deal with Reds". thescore.com. January 10, 2017. Retrieved January 10, 2017. 
  10. ^ "Brooks Baseball · Home of the PitchFX Tool - Player Card: Louis Coleman". Brooks Baseball. Retrieved June 19, 2012. 

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