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Luis Ortiz

Luis Ortiz

P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 230 | Age: 24
Draft: 2014 (Rd: 1, #30, Texas Rangers) - Sanger (CA) HS
Sanger, CA USA
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 0 1 10.80 1 1 0 3.1 3 2.70
2 Seasons 0 2 12.71 3 2 0 5.2 3 3.35
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 1 0-1 10.80 3.1 3 2.70
2 Seasons 3 0-2 12.71 5.2 3 3.35

Standard MLB Pitching Statistics

SeasonTmLGBFWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2018 BAL AL 18 0 1 15.43 2 1 0 2.1 7 6 4 0 3 0 4.29
2019 BAL AL 18 0 1 10.80 1 1 0 3.1 4 4 4 2 5 3 2.70
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Fastball: 55 | Slider: 55 | Changeup: 45 | Control: 45 | Overall: 45

A bout of forearm tightness as a high school senior in 2014 hurt Ortiz's Draft stock, but he still received a $1.75 million signing bonus from the Rangers after they drafted him late in the first round. He had already reached the Double-A level as a 20 year old in 2016 when the Brewers acquired him and Lewis Brinson in the Jonathan Lucroy-Jeremy Jeffress Trade Deadline deal. Two years later, Ortiz was on the move again at the Deadline, this time heading to Baltimore with Jonathan Villar and Jean Carmona in return for Jonathan Schoop. Bumped up to Triple-A after the trade, he pitched well there and made his big league debut as a reliever in September. Making his first MLB start the following week, Ortiz suffered a hamstring injury while covering first base that ended his season and raised more questions about his already suspect durability.

Ortiz's stuff was down across the board during his brief big league stint as he sat around 92 mph with his fastball and showed little feel for his slider and changeup. The big right-hander has been up to 97 mph with his heater in the past, though, with a low-80s slider that flashes plus and a changeup that might be average once fully developed. While throwing strikes has never been an issue for Ortiz, his ability to command his pitches has backed up at higher levels, in part because he's struggled to stay in shape.

The concerns that scouts had about Ortiz's weight and conditioning prior to the Draft have continued in the pro ranks, and he was especially out of shape at the time he was traded to the Orioles. The good news is that Ortiz is now committed to improving physically and has shed 20-plus pounds from his 6-foot-3 frame during the offseason. He doesn't have the ceiling he once did, but the ingredients are all still there for Ortiz to become a back-end starter.


Statcast - Pitching

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2018 66 15 0 0.0 89.9 7.8 .344 .460 .537 .392 .332 33.3 0.0 16.7
2019 80 10 2 20.0 95.9 17.9 .315 .792 .523 .515 .582 50.0 16.7 27.8
ALL 146 25 2 8.0 92.3 11.9 .330 .620 .530 .453 .432 40.0 8.3 22.2
MLB 40553 6.3 87.5 11.2 .251 .412 .317 .318 .371 34.5 21.7 8.3

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
10/30/2019 Baltimore Orioles sent RHP Luis Ortiz outright to Norfolk Tides.
09/30/2019 Baltimore Orioles recalled RHP Luis Ortiz from Norfolk Tides.
08/28/2019 Norfolk Tides sent RHP Luis Ortiz on a rehab assignment to GCL Orioles.
07/04/2019 Norfolk Tides placed RHP Luis Ortiz on the 7-day injured list.
06/15/2019 Baltimore Orioles optioned RHP Luis Ortiz to Norfolk Tides.
06/14/2019 Baltimore Orioles recalled Luis Ortiz from Norfolk Tides.
04/29/2019 Baltimore Orioles optioned RHP Luis Ortiz to Norfolk Tides.
04/28/2019 Baltimore Orioles recalled Luis Ortiz from Norfolk Tides.
03/10/2019 Baltimore Orioles optioned RHP Luis Ortiz to Norfolk Tides.
09/04/2018 Baltimore Orioles selected the contract of Luis Ortiz from Norfolk Tides.
08/03/2018 RHP Luis Ortiz assigned to Norfolk Tides from Bowie Baysox.
07/31/2018 Baltimore Orioles traded 2B Jonathan Schoop to Milwaukee Brewers for 2B Jonathan Villar, RHP Luis Ortiz and SS Jean Carmona.
07/31/2018 RHP Luis Ortiz assigned to Bowie Baysox.
05/24/2018 Biloxi Shuckers activated RHP Luis Ortiz from the 7-day disabled list.
04/28/2018 Biloxi Shuckers placed RHP Luis Ortiz on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to April 26, 2018.
01/19/2018 Milwaukee Brewers invited non-roster RHP Luis Ortiz to spring training.
06/26/2017 Biloxi Shuckers activated RHP Luis Ortiz from the 7-day disabled list.
06/13/2017 Biloxi Shuckers placed RHP Luis Ortiz on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to June 9, 2017.
04/04/2017 RHP Luis Ortiz assigned to Biloxi Shuckers from AZL Brewers.
09/02/2016 RHP Luis Ortiz assigned to AZL Brewers from Biloxi Shuckers.
08/05/2016 RHP Luis Ortiz assigned to Biloxi Shuckers.
08/01/2016 Milwaukee Brewers traded C Jonathan Lucroy and RHP Jeremy Jeffress to Texas Rangers for CF Lewis Brinson, RHP Luis Ortiz and Player To Be Named Later.
07/29/2016 Frisco RoughRiders activated RHP Luis Ortiz from the 7-day disabled list.
07/19/2016 Frisco RoughRiders placed RHP Luis Ortiz on the 7-day disabled list.
05/20/2016 RHP Luis Ortiz assigned to Frisco RoughRiders from High Desert Mavericks.
03/29/2016 RHP Luis Ortiz assigned to High Desert Mavericks from Hickory Crawdads.
11/02/2015 RHP Luis Ortiz assigned to Surprise Saguaros.
09/01/2015 Hickory Crawdads activated RHP Luis Ortiz from the 7-day disabled list.
06/25/2015 Hickory Crawdads placed RHP Luis Ortiz on the 7-day disabled list.
06/20/2015 RHP Luis Ortiz assigned to Hickory Crawdads from AZL Rangers.
06/17/2015 RHP Luis Ortiz assigned to AZL Rangers from Hickory Crawdads.
08/06/2014 RHP Luis Ortiz assigned to Hickory Crawdads from AZL Rangers.
06/20/2014 RHP Luis Ortiz assigned to AZL Rangers.
06/11/2014 Texas Rangers signed Luis Ortiz.