Edwin Uceta…born Jan. 9, 1998 in Villa Los Almacigos, DR…signed with the Dodgers at the age of 16 in July of 2016... was ranked the No. 28th prospect in the Dodgers organization after the 2018 season.
Spent part of the season at the alternate site...added to the 40-man roster on Nov. 20.
Played across two levels within the Dodgers' system, including Advanced-A Rancho and Double-A Tulsa… combined for an 11-2 record with a 2.77 ERA (38 ER/123.1 IP), tallying 141 strikeouts across 26 games, starting 24 of them...Went a perfect 4-0 with Advanced-A Rancho, boasting a 2.15 ERA (12 ER, 50.1 IP) across 10 games, all starting, while striking out 65 batters and walking only 16…ended with a 7-2 record while playing for Double-A Tulsa, finishing with a 3.21 ERA (26 ER, 73.0 IP), adding up 76 strikeouts...Performed outstanding in July, going 3-0 while holding a 1.47 ERA (5 ER/30.2 IP), allowing no home runs throughout the entire month while striking out 32 batters and walking 15 … threw 7.0 scoreless innings on June 20, allowing just three hits while striking out seven and allowing no free passes...while on Tulsa, ranked top five in wins (1st, 7), strikeouts (5th, 76) and innings pitched (5th, 73.0 IP).
Spent the majority of his season with Class-A Great Lake Loons, appearing in 20 games, finishing with a 5-6 record, and a 3.25 ERA (36 ER/99.2 IP)…added 103 strikeouts and 27 walks to his stat sheet…appeared in five games with Advanced-A Rancho, finishing without a record, a 6.97 ERA (16 ER/20.2 IP), 28 strikeouts and 12 walks...Despite not spending the entire season with the Loons, Uceta led the team with 103 strikeouts, 36 more than second place … was tied for first in wins (5) and led the team in games started (20) and innings pitched (99.2)...Spun seven scoreless innings on July 16, allowing just three hits and zero walks while striking out nine.
Played the entire season in rookie level ball with the Ogden Raptors … appeared in 14 games, finishing with a 6.59 ERA (41 ER/56.0 IP), tallying 62 strikeouts while walking 14 batters...Made a fantastic outing, throwing 6.0-scoreless innings of no-hit ball, striking out five and walking none along the way, earning him Player of the Week award...Boasted a strong August performance, spinning 24.0 innings over five games, allowing nine earned runs (3.38 ERA) while tallying 26 strikeouts, walking just six.
Spent his first year in the big leagues shining between the two Dodgers Dominican Rookie League teams... finished with a 2-1 overall record with a 1.72 ERA (6 ER/31.1 IP), allowing just one home run and three walks while fanning 28 batters…held a WHIP of 0.73 and limited opponents to a .175 batting average throughout his entire season...through his first three appearances, did not allow a run over 8.0 innings pitched, allowing five hits with eight strikeouts and zero base on balls.