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Rogelio Armenteros

Rogelio Armenteros

P | B/T: R/R | 6' 1" 215 | Age: 25
La Habana, Cuba
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 1 1 4.00 5 2 1 18.0 18 1.22
1 Season 1 1 4.00 5 2 1 18.0 18 1.22
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 5 1-1 4.00 18.0 18 1.22
1 Season 5 1-1 4.00 18.0 18 1.22

Standard MLB Pitching Statistics

SeasonTmLGBFWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2019 HOU AL 75 1 1 4.00 5 2 1 18.0 17 9 8 1 5 18 1.22
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Fastball: 50 | Curveball: 45 | Slider: 50 | Changeup: 60 | Control: 50 | Overall: 40

Armenteros got rocked for a 9.45 ERA as a 17-year-old in Cuba's top league in 2011-12 but made a decent impression in a workout facing other Cuban defectors, earning a $40,000 bonus from the Astros in September 2014. A finesse right-hander who has climbed steadily through the system, he led Houston farmhands in ERA (2.04) and strikeouts (146) in 2017 and went a combined 16-2 in Triple-A in 2017-18. He continued to perform well in the Dominican Winter League during the offseason yet may face a third season in Triple-A.

While Armenteros only has one pitch that grades better than average, he has thrived because his tumbling changeup and his feel for sequencing and locating his entire repertoire keeps hitters off balance. He changes eye levels with sinking 88-90 mph two-seam fastballs and riding 90-92 mph four-seamers, and he has hit 95 mph at times. His average slider/cutter and fringy curveball rarely buckle knees but he utilizes them well off each other.

Armenteros falls off the mound toward first base in his delivery, though that provides deception without compromising his ability to throw strikes. He has little margin for error and survives by not making many mistakes. A back-of-the-rotation starter, he has one of the highest floors among the system's pitching prospects but no clear opportunity in Houston.


Statcast - Pitching

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2019 333 52 2 3.8 86.0 14.2 .249 .337 .267 .277 .333 28.8 24.0 6.7
ALL 333 52 2 3.8 86.0 14.2 .249 .337 .267 .277 .333 28.8 24.0 6.7
MLB 40553 6.3 87.5 11.2 .251 .412 .317 .318 .371 34.5 21.7 8.3

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
10/31/2019 Houston Astros activated RHP Rogelio Armenteros.
10/12/2019 RHP Rogelio Armenteros assigned to Gigantes del Cibao.
10/04/2019 Houston Astros reassigned RHP Rogelio Armenteros to the minor leagues.
09/30/2019 Houston Astros recalled RHP Rogelio Armenteros from Round Rock Express.
08/18/2019 Houston Astros optioned RHP Rogelio Armenteros to Round Rock Express.
08/17/2019 Houston Astros recalled Rogelio Armenteros from Round Rock Express.
07/22/2019 Houston Astros optioned RHP Rogelio Armenteros to Round Rock Express.
07/16/2019 Houston Astros recalled Rogelio Armenteros from Round Rock Express.
07/09/2019 Round Rock Express activated RHP Rogelio Armenteros from the temporarily inactive list.
07/05/2019 Round Rock Express placed RHP Rogelio Armenteros on the temporarily inactive list.
06/24/2019 Houston Astros optioned RHP Rogelio Armenteros to Round Rock Express.
06/14/2019 Houston Astros recalled Rogelio Armenteros from Round Rock Express.
03/12/2019 Houston Astros optioned RHP Rogelio Armenteros to Round Rock Express.
11/20/2018 Houston Astros selected the contract of RHP Rogelio Armenteros from Round Rock Express.
11/13/2018 Gigantes del Cibao placed RHP Rogelio Armenteros on the reserve list.
10/13/2018 RHP Rogelio Armenteros assigned to Gigantes del Cibao.
07/06/2018 Rogelio Armenteros roster status changed by Fresno Grizzlies.
07/01/2018 Fresno Grizzlies placed RHP Rogelio Armenteros on the temporarily inactive list.
01/25/2018 Houston Astros invited non-roster RHP Rogelio Armenteros to spring training.
07/17/2017 Fresno Grizzlies activated RHP Rogelio Armenteros from the temporarily inactive list.
07/11/2017 Fresno Grizzlies placed RHP Rogelio Armenteros on the temporarily inactive list.
07/02/2017 RHP Rogelio Armenteros assigned to Fresno Grizzlies from Corpus Christi Hooks.
06/29/2017 Corpus Christi Hooks placed RHP Rogelio Armenteros on the temporarily inactive list.
06/18/2017 Corpus Christi Hooks activated RHP Rogelio Armenteros from the temporarily inactive list.
06/15/2017 Corpus Christi Hooks placed RHP Rogelio Armenteros on the temporarily inactive list.
05/01/2017 RHP Rogelio Armenteros assigned to Corpus Christi Hooks from Tri-City ValleyCats.
04/28/2017 RHP Rogelio Armenteros assigned to Tri-City ValleyCats from Corpus Christi Hooks.
03/02/2017 RHP Rogelio Armenteros assigned to Houston Astros.
10/09/2016 RHP Rogelio Armenteros assigned to Glendale Desert Dogs.
10/08/2016 RHP Rogelio Armenteros assigned to Glendale Desert Dogs.
08/09/2016 Lancaster JetHawks activated RHP Rogelio Armenteros from the temporarily inactive list.
08/05/2016 Lancaster JetHawks placed RHP Rogelio Armenteros on the temporarily inactive list.
06/13/2016 Lancaster JetHawks activated RHP Rogelio Armenteros from the temporarily inactive list.
06/09/2016 Lancaster JetHawks placed RHP Rogelio Armenteros on the temporarily inactive list.
04/25/2016 RHP Rogelio Armenteros assigned to Lancaster JetHawks from Quad Cities River Bandits.
08/25/2015 RHP Rogelio Armenteros assigned to Quad Cities River Bandits from Tri-City ValleyCats.
06/19/2015 RHP Rogelio Armenteros assigned to Tri-City ValleyCats.
09/15/2014 Houston Astros signed free agent RHP Rogelio Armenteros to a minor league contract.