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Jonathan Loaisiga

Jonathan Loaisiga

P | B/T: R/R | 5' 11" 165 | Age: 25
Managua, Nicaragua
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Fastball Velocity
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 2 2 4.55 15 4 0 31.2 37 1.48
2 Seasons 4 2 4.79 24 8 0 56.1 70 1.51
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 15 2-2 4.55 31.2 37 1.48
2 Seasons 24 4-2 4.79 56.1 70 1.51

Standard MLB Pitching Statistics

SeasonTmLGBFWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2018 NYY AL 108 2 0 5.11 9 4 0 24.2 26 17 14 3 12 33 1.54
2019 NYY AL 139 2 2 4.55 15 4 0 31.2 31 16 16 6 16 37 1.48
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Fastball: 65 | Curveball: 55 | Changeup: 55 | Control: 55 | Overall: 50

7/15: Loaisiga begins throwing program

Originally signed by the Giants out of Nicaragua in 2012, Loaisiga had a decent pro debut the next summer before missing the next two years with shoulder issues and drawing his release in May 2015. The Yankees signed him in February 2016 after watching him reach 95 mph during a tryout, but he blew out his elbow after making one start in Class A and needed Tommy John surgery. He has been a revelation since returning, needing just 77 2/3 innings to rise from Rookie ball to the Majors, where he blanked the Rays for five innings in his debut last June 15.

Loaisiga lacks physicality but makes up for it with a quick arm that produces three pitches that each can grade at plus or better at their best. He sits around 95-96 mph with his four-seam fastball, pumping it up to 98 with some late life. His fading changeup was his most effective offering in his first taste of New York, though it gets a bit firm at times, and his high-spin breaking ball combines curveball depth with slider velocity in the mid-80s.

Loaisiga has a history of pounding the strike zone, averaging 1.6 walks per nine innings in his first four Minor League seasons, though his control got away from him in his introduction to big league hitters. He has the upside of a No. 2 or 3 starter if he can stay healthy -- though that's a big "if." He has a frail build and has yet to pitch more than 80 2/3 innings in a pro season after coming down with shoulder inflammation in his fourth start with the Yankees last summer and dealing with more shoulder woes in 2019.


Statcast - Pitching

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2018 499 63 5 7.9 88.7 7.6 .266 .399 .344 .331 .437 34.9 30.6 11.1
2019 592 85 4 4.7 89.3 13.7 .247 .419 .342 .326 .394 40.0 26.6 11.5
ALL 1091 148 9 6.1 89.0 11.1 .256 .410 .343 .328 .412 37.8 28.3 11.3
MLB 40553 6.3 87.5 11.2 .251 .412 .317 .318 .371 34.5 21.7 8.3

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
08/31/2019 New York Yankees recalled RHP Jonathan Loaisiga from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
08/24/2019 New York Yankees optioned RHP Jonathan Loaisiga to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
08/13/2019 Jonathan Loaisiga roster status changed by New York Yankees.
08/04/2019 New York Yankees sent RHP Jonathan Loaisiga on a rehab assignment to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
07/30/2019 New York Yankees sent RHP Jonathan Loaisiga on a rehab assignment to Trenton Thunder.
05/14/2019 New York Yankees transferred RHP Jonathan Loaisiga from the 10-day injured list to the 60-day injured list. Right shoulder strain.
05/13/2019 New York Yankees placed RHP Jonathan Loaisiga on the 10-day injured list retroactive to May 10, 2019. Right shoulder strain.
05/08/2019 New York Yankees recalled RHP Jonathan Loaisiga from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
04/25/2019 New York Yankees optioned RHP Jonathan Loaisiga to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
04/23/2019 New York Yankees recalled Jonathan Loaisiga from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
04/10/2019 New York Yankees optioned RHP Jonathan Loaisiga to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
04/03/2019 New York Yankees recalled Jonathan Loaisiga from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
04/02/2019 RHP Jonathan Loaisiga assigned to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
04/01/2019 RHP Jonathan Loaisiga assigned to Yankees Extended Spring Training from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
03/23/2019 New York Yankees optioned RHP Jonathan Loaisiga to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
09/02/2018 New York Yankees recalled RHP Jonathan Loaisiga from Trenton Thunder.
08/17/2018 RHP Jonathan Loaisiga assigned to Trenton Thunder from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
08/17/2018 RHP Jonathan Loaisiga roster status changed by Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
08/11/2018 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders sent RHP Jonathan Loaisiga on a rehab assignment to GCL Yankees West.
07/07/2018 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders placed RHP Jonathan Loaisiga on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to July 5, 2018.
07/03/2018 New York Yankees optioned RHP Jonathan Loaisiga to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
06/15/2018 New York Yankees recalled Jonathan Loaisiga from Trenton Thunder.
05/22/2018 Trenton Thunder activated RHP Jonathan Loaisiga from the 7-day disabled list.
05/15/2018 RHP Jonathan Loaisiga assigned to New York Yankees.
05/14/2018 Trenton Thunder placed RHP Jonathan Loaisiga on the 7-day disabled list.
05/14/2018 Trenton Thunder placed RHP Jonathan Loaisiga on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to May 10, 2018. Blister
05/03/2018 RHP Jonathan Loaisiga assigned to Trenton Thunder from Tampa Tarpons.
03/09/2018 New York Yankees optioned RHP Jonathan Loaisiga to Tampa Tarpons.
11/20/2017 New York Yankees selected the contract of Jonathan Loaisiga from Staten Island Yankees.
08/16/2017 RHP Jonathan Loaisiga assigned to Staten Island Yankees from GCL Yankees East.
07/26/2017 RHP Jonathan Loaisiga assigned to GCL Yankees East from Charleston RiverDogs.
07/17/2017 Charleston RiverDogs sent RHP Jonathan Loaisiga on a rehab assignment to GCL Yankees East.
07/06/2017 Charleston RiverDogs sent RHP Jonathan Loaisiga on a rehab assignment to GCL Yankees West.
06/26/2017 Charleston RiverDogs sent RHP Jonathan Loaisiga on a rehab assignment to GCL Yankees East.
04/06/2017 Charleston RiverDogs placed RHP Jonathan Loaisiga on the 60-day disabled list.
10/03/2016 Charleston RiverDogs activated RHP Jonathan Loaisiga from the 7-day disabled list.
05/14/2016 Charleston RiverDogs placed RHP Jonathan Loaisiga on the 7-day disabled list.
05/12/2016 RHP Jonathan Loaisiga assigned to Charleston RiverDogs from DSL Yankees1.
03/10/2016 RHP Jonathan Loaisiga assigned to DSL Yankees1.
02/09/2016 New York Yankees signed free agent RHP Jonathan Loaisiga to a minor league contract.
05/30/2015 DSL Giants released RHP Jonathan Loaisiga.
05/29/2015 DSL Giants placed RHP Jonathan Loaisiga on the 7-day disabled list.
09/29/2014 DSL Giants activated RHP Jonathan Loaisiga from the 7-day disabled list.
08/20/2014 DSL Giants placed RHP Jonathan Loaisiga on the 7-day disabled list.
09/13/2012 San Francisco Giants signed free agent RHP Jonathan Loaisiga to a minor league contract.