Paul Abbott (baseball)
September 15, 1967 |
Van Nuys, California
|August 21, 1990, for the Minnesota Twins|
|Last MLB appearance|
|August 7, 2004, for the Philadelphia Phillies|
|Earned run average||4.92|
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 171 1⁄3 innings pitched, the most in his Minor league career.
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
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 had been an assistant baseball coach at Fullerton Junior College and pitching coach for the independent Orange County Flyers of the Golden Baseball League. 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. Abbot has also coached East Fullerton Little League teams for his younger son. Now Abbott is the pitching coach for the Salem Red Sox, Class A Advanced affiliate of the Boston Red Sox.