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Pedro Avila

Pedro Avila

P | B/T: R/R | 5' 11" 190 | Age: 23
Caracas, Venezuela
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 0 0 1.69 1 1 0 5.1 5 1.13
1 Season 0 0 1.69 1 1 0 5.1 5 1.13
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 1 0-0 1.69 5.1 5 1.13
1 Season 1 0-0 1.69 5.1 5 1.13

Standard MLB Pitching Statistics

SeasonTmLGBFWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2019 SD NL 23 0 0 1.69 1 1 0 5.1 4 1 1 0 2 5 1.13
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Fastball: 50 | Curveball: 55 | Changeup: 55 | Control: 45 | Overall: 45

Avila was part of the Nationals' July 2 international signing class in 2014, agreeing to a deal for $50,000. But he joined the Padres two years later in the trade that sent Derek Norris to Washington, and he made an impact immediately. Avila's 2017 organizational debut was a strong one. Splitting time between Class A Fort Wayne and Class A Advanced Lake Elsinore in 2017, Avila led all Padres farmhands with 170 strikeouts, and he needed just 129 innings to do so. He posted a 3.70 ERA as a 20-year-old.

Avila racked up more gaudy strikeout totals in '18 at Elsinore before making the jump to Double-A Amarillo for the '19 season. He was even promoted to the Padres for a spot start in April, where he pitched 5 1/3 innings of one-run ball in Arizona. A couple weeks later, however, Avila experienced a right-elbow sprain and was shut down at Amarillo to rehab the injury.

A slightly undersized right-hander, Avila pitches with average fastball velocity, typically sitting at 92-93 mph. His plus curveball is a swing-and-miss offering, one thrown by design with varying velocities but consistent shape and action. His a changeup, which sits in the low 80s with plenty of movement, gets whiffs and weak contact, too. He has a good feel for all three pitches, albeit with slightly below-average command. Avila's ceiling is probably as a back-of-the-rotation starter, but his arsenal is already advanced enough to get big league hitters out.


Statcast - Pitching

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2019 85 15 0 0.0 79.1 13.0 .186 .215 .243 .242 .230 0.0 21.7 8.7
ALL 85 15 0 0.0 79.1 13.0 .186 .215 .243 .242 .230 0.0 21.7 8.7
MLB 40553 6.3 87.5 11.2 .251 .412 .317 .318 .371 34.5 21.7 8.3

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
01/16/2020 RHP Pedro Avila assigned to El Paso Chihuahuas.
12/03/2019 San Diego Padres signed free agent RHP Pedro Avila to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
12/02/2019 RHP Pedro Avila elected free agency.
11/27/2019 San Diego Padres designated RHP Pedro Avila for assignment.
09/30/2019 San Diego Padres recalled RHP Pedro Avila from Amarillo Sod Poodles.
08/18/2019 Amarillo Sod Poodles placed RHP Pedro Avila on the 7-day injured list retroactive to August 16, 2019.
08/15/2019 Amarillo Sod Poodles activated RHP Pedro Avila from the 7-day injured list.
07/26/2019 Amarillo Sod Poodles sent RHP Pedro Avila on a rehab assignment to AZL Padres 1.
04/22/2019 Amarillo Sod Poodles placed RHP Pedro Avila on the 7-day injured list retroactive to April 20, 2019.
04/12/2019 San Diego Padres optioned RHP Pedro Avila to Amarillo Sod Poodles.
04/11/2019 San Diego Padres recalled Pedro Avila from Amarillo Sod Poodles.
11/20/2018 San Diego Padres selected the contract of Pedro Avila from Lake Elsinore Storm.
10/12/2018 RHP Pedro Avila assigned to Bravos de Margarita.
04/01/2018 RHP Pedro Avila assigned to Lake Elsinore Storm from Fort Wayne TinCaps.
09/13/2017 RHP Pedro Avila assigned to Fort Wayne TinCaps from Tri-City Dust Devils.
09/09/2017 RHP Pedro Avila assigned to Tri-City Dust Devils from Fort Wayne TinCaps.
06/12/2017 RHP Pedro Avila assigned to Fort Wayne TinCaps from Lake Elsinore Storm.
12/02/2016 San Diego Padres traded C Derek Norris to Washington Nationals for RHP Pedro Avila.
12/02/2016 RHP Pedro Avila assigned to Lake Elsinore Storm.
10/03/2016 Hagerstown Suns activated RHP Pedro Avila from the 7-day disabled list.
08/08/2016 Hagerstown Suns placed RHP Pedro Avila on the 7-day disabled list.
07/17/2016 Hagerstown Suns activated RHP Pedro Avila from the temporarily inactive list.
07/12/2016 Hagerstown Suns placed RHP Pedro Avila on the temporarily inactive list.
04/19/2016 RHP Pedro Avila assigned to Hagerstown Suns from GCL Nationals.
03/17/2016 RHP Pedro Avila assigned to Washington Nationals.
08/19/2015 RHP Pedro Avila assigned to GCL Nationals from DSL Nationals.
05/29/2015 RHP Pedro Avila assigned to DSL Nationals.
07/05/2014 Washington Nationals signed free agent RHP Pedro Avila to a minor league contract.