Alex Maldonado

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Alex Maldonado
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Toronto Nomads— No. 26
Pitcher
Born: (1988-01-15) January 15, 1988 (age 34)
at San Sebastian, Puerto Rico
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Bull League statistics
(through 2017 - As of July 24)
W 4
L 1
ERA 1.08
IP 24.1
K 23
Teams
Kingston Cannons, Toronto Nomads


Alex Maldonado is a Puerto Rican professional baseball pitcher who currently plays for the Toronto Nomads in the Bull League's Lake League (LL). He made his major-level debut with the Kingston Cannons in 2013.[1]

Maldonado was named to the All-Star Game roster for the Lake League for the first time in his career in 2017 with the Nomads.

Team History

Kingston Battlements/Cannons: 2004-2016

Maldonado was discovered as a young international amateur by Kingston scouts in Puerto Rico in 2004, eventually being named the #64 prospect in the league by 2009.[1] He rose through the Kingston minor league system, eventually making a debut in 2013, pitching ⅔ of an inning with one strikeout and one walk. He was sent down again, however, and despite throwing two 4-hit shutouts at AAA-level and AA_level over the next few seasons, was never called up again. He became a free agent at the end of 2016.

Toronto Nomads: 2017-Present

Maldonado was selected to the All-Star game in 2017 for the first time
The Nomads signed Maldonado out of free agency, inking him to a minor league contract in February 2017.[1] Maldonado pitched in 7 spring training games for the Nomads, making no starts, but holding an ERA of 1.29 after 14 innings, and tallying 9 strikeouts.

He was placed on the 40-man roster in April and debuted in a relief appearance against the New York Dragons on May 17, coming in for the second inning after starter Jake Robertson left due to an injury. He completed 3⅔ scoreless innings while striking out 4 and only allowing one walk, earning his first career win decision.[2][1]

He continued to have stellar relief appearances, no allowing a single run until June 22 against Boston. By the All-Star break he was 4-1, with a 1.11 ERA and 0.99 WHIP, and was voted to the All-Star Game for the Lake League.


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 P Alex Maldonado #26. BNN. http://bullleague.org/public_html/bull-league/reports/html/players/player_726.html. Accessed: 18 July 2017.
  2. New York Dragons at Toronto Nomads. BNN (Boxscore). http://bullleague.org/public_html/bull-league/reports/html/box_scores/game_box_25.html. 17 May 2017. Accessed: 18 July 2017.