Stolmy Pimentel

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Stolmy Pimentel
Stolmy Pimentel on April 24, 2013.jpg
Pimentel with the Altoona Curve, double-A affiliates of the Pittsburgh Pirates, in 2013
Free agent
Pitcher
Born: (1990-02-01) February 1, 1990 (age 27)
San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
September 4, 2013, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
MLB statistics
(through 2015 season)
Win–loss record 2–2
Earned run average 4.39
Strikeouts 54
WHIP 1.35
Teams

Stolmy Ramón Pimentel (born February 1, 1990) is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher who is currently a free agent. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Texas Rangers. He was born in San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic.

Professional career[edit]

Minor Leagues[edit]

He was signed by the Red Sox as an international free agent on July 2, 2006 as a 16-year-old by then Boston Scout Luis Scheker.[1] He made his debut the next season with the DSL Red Sox, going 3-1 with a 2.90 ERA in 13 starts. He made the trip to America for the 2008 season, playing it with Low-A Lowell, going 5-2 with a 3.14 ERA in 11 starts. He played 2009 with Single-A Greenville, going 10-7 with a 3.82 ERA in 23 starts. He played 2010 with High-A Salem going 9-11 with a 4.06 ERA in 26 starts. Despite the worst season of his short career, he was nominated to the All-Star Futures Game facing 2 batters, Logan Morrison and Danny Espinosa, retiring them both. In the offseason, Pimentel signed a one-year, $414,000 deal, protecting him from the Rule V Draft.[2] He started 2011 with Double-A Portland, but he went 0-9 with a 9.12 ERA in 15 starts, leading to a demotion back to Salem. He finished the season 6-13 with a 6.79 ERA in 25 starts.[3]

Pittsburgh Pirates[edit]

On December 26, 2012 the Red Sox traded him (along with Mark Melancon, Jerry Sands and Iván DeJesús, Jr.) to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Brock Holt and Joel Hanrahan.[4] He made his MLB debut on September 4, 2013 for the Pirates. He pitched out of the bullpen, and made five appearances in 2013. Pimentel started the 2014 season on the Pirates Opening Day roster.

Pimentel was designated for assignment by the Pirates on April 5, 2015.

Texas Rangers[edit]

The Texas Rangers claimed Pimentel on waivers on April 11, 2015.[5]

New York Mets[edit]

On November 24, 2015, Pimentel signed a minor league deal with the New York Mets.[6] He was released on June 6, 2016.

Guerreros de Oaxaca[edit]

On July 7, 2016, Pimentel signed with the Guerreros de Oaxaca of the Mexican Baseball League. He was released on September 23, 2016.

Scouting report[edit]

Pimentel has 4 pitches: a four-seam fastball, a 12-6 curveball, a changeup and a two-seam cut fastball. His four-seamer ranges from 92-95, his cutter is 89-92, his curve around the low 70s, and his changeup around 78-82. He is an aggressive pitcher.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stolmy Pimentel Stats, Bio, Photos, Highlights | MiLB.com Stats | The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". Web.minorleaguebaseball.com. Retrieved 2012-09-25. 
  2. ^ "Stolmy Pimentel Statistics (2008-2012)". The Baseball Cube. Retrieved 2012-09-25. 
  3. ^ "Stolmy Pimentel Minor League Statistics & History". Baseball-Reference.com. 1990-02-01. Retrieved 2012-09-25. 
  4. ^ rates.html Red Sox Acquire Joel Hanrahan From Pirates
  5. ^ Baer, Bill (April 11, 2015). "Rangers claim Stolmy Pimentel off waivers from the Pirates". Retrieved April 11, 2015. 
  6. ^ Eddy, Matt (December 1, 2015). "Minor League Transactions: Nov. 21-27". Baseball America. Retrieved December 1, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Stolmy Pimentel". SoxProspects.com. Retrieved 2012-09-25. 

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