Patrick Jordan Sandoval...On Twitter: @P_Sandoval16...Represented Angels at Honda Center, Jan. 29, 2020, for Anaheim Ducks’ “Angels Night” alongside Joe Maddon, Griffin Canning, David Fletcher and Ty Buttrey...Attended Mission Viejo HS (CA), where he played baseball and football (was a wide receiver and punter)...In 2014 played for Mission Viejo in CIF-SS West Valley Finals football game at Angel Stadium in a victory over Vista Murrieta HS...Committed to play college baseball at USC, before signing with Astros following 2015 First-Year Player Draft...Regularly attended games at Angel Stadium with family growing up...Favorite team was Los Angeles Dodgers...Wrote an elementary school book report on his favorite childhood baseball player, Albert Pujols...Originally signed by Astros scout Brad Budzinski.
Entered year ranked by Baseball America as #6 prospect in Angels organization...In second Major League season, made nine appearances (six starts) for Angels across three stints in Majors...Made Opening Day roster for first time in career...Earned first Major League win Sept. 23 at San Diego after tossing three scoreless innings in relief...Victory came in 18th career Major League appearance...His 70.1 career innings pitched entering the game were the most in Angels history at the time of earning a first career win...Held opponents to a .108 (4/37) average against his slider...Pitched to a 3.18 ERA (11.1 IP - 4 ER) in three relief outings, compared with a 6.75 ERA (25.1 IP - 19 ER) in six starts.
Made Major League debut in relief with Angels (after Taylor Cole opened), Aug. 5 at Cincinnati (5 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 8 SO)... Eight strikeouts were second-most in MLB debut in Angels history (Rudy May - 10 SO, Apr. 18, 1965 vs. DET)...Had at least eight strikeouts in two of first five Major League outings, joining Bo Belinsky and Jered Weaver as only Angels to do so...Held opponents to a .063 (1/16) average against his curveball and a .196 (7/46) average against his changeup...Began year with Double-A Mobile and held opponents to a .187 (14/75) average across five appearances with 32 strikeouts across 20 innings pitched before being promoted to Triple-A Salt Lake May 4...Totaled 15 starts for Bees and compiled 66 strikeouts in 60.1 innings...Allowed three-or-fewer earned runs in 10 of 15 games.