Wilfredo Jose Ledezma...he and his wife, Hany, have two sons, Wilfred and Derek...attended Ciudad Jardin University in
Appeared in five games with Toronto while finishing two games and going 0-0 with a 15.00 ERA (10 ER/6.0 IP)...fanned six batters
over six innings of work
... Spent a majority of the season at the Triple-A level, posting a 1-1 record with three saves and a 4.50 ERA in 36 relief appearances...
at the time of his promotion, ranked third on the 51's with 34 appearances
... Struck out 64 batters in 48 innings in Triple-A...logged 21 strikeouts just 12.1 innings pitched in the month of May
... Limited left-handers to a .206 average in the minors...held opposing batters to a .182 clip in July (nine innings pitched).
Began the season with Indianapolis (AAA)... INDY DOMINANCE: Was scored upon in only three of 35
outings, including a stretch of 20 scoreless innings... Limited AAA hitters to a .156 average.. Did not allow a run in his
first eight outings (8.2IP), and recorded eight saves for the Racers... BACK TO THE BIGS: Had contract selected by the
Pirates on July 26... Debuted at COL on July 28, retiring all four batters faced... Allowed five runs, while retiring just one
batter in his second outing, July 31 at STL... From Aug. 5-20 was scored upon in just one of eight outings... In his final 20
outings with the Pirates he posted a 4.05 ERA.
Made 34 relief appearances while splitting season between Washington and Toronto organizations...Was
a member of Washington's Opening Day roster...Was scored upon in each of his five appearances with the Nationals...Struck out a
combined seven batters in first three appearances (3.2ip)...Worked at least 1.0 inning in each of his five games before being designated
for assignment on 4/20...Was outrighted to Triple-A Syracuse on 4/28...Suffered first of two losses with the Chiefs on 5/27 vs.
Scranton-Wilkes Barre...Retired all three batters he faced and picked up only save of the year on 6/4 at Scranton...Was scored upon
once in final five games with Syracuse before being unconditionally released on 7/4...Signed a minor league contract with Toronto
on 7/31 and was assigned to Single-A Dunedin...Made three scoreless appearances for Dunedin before being promoted to Double-A
New Hampshire on 8/17...Suffered first loss with the Fisher Cats in second appearance after allowing one unearned run in 1.2 innings
of work...Allowed a pair of runs in 3.0 innings of work but picked up only win of the year on 8/30 vs. Portland (game two)...Went
2-4 with a 4.89 ERA (49.2ip/54h/32r/27er/20bb/44so) in 11 starts for Aragua during the Venezuelan Winter League.
Pitched for both SDP and ARI, and endured a brief minor-league stint, going 0-2 with a 4.17 ERA in 28 games (6 starts)...
was claimed off waivers by ARI on August 29...strung together 13.1 consecutive scoreless innings from April 17-May 4...
was designated for assignment by the Friars on June 10 and subsequently outrighted to Triple-A Portland, June 12...pitched
well for Portland and had contract purchased by SDP on July 23...ERA at Petco Park was 4.72...outside of San Diego ERA
was 3.38....matched career high with 7 punch outs on May 29 vs. Washington.
Acquired by the Padres along with left-handed pitcher Will Startup from the Atlanta Braves in
exchange for left-hander Royce Ring on 7/31...pitched in nine games for San Diego (one start), allowing 11
runs (10 earned) in 14.1 innings (6.28 ERA)...posted a 5.25 ERA (7 ER/12.0 IP) with 13 strikeouts in his eight
relief outings with the Padres, holding opponents scoreless in four of those contests...recorded a 3.00 ERA (3
ER/9.0 IP) in five appearances at PETCO Park...made his Padres debut 8/2 vs. ARI, tossing 1.0 inning with one
strikeout, combining with Jake Peavy (7.0 IP) and Cla Meredith (1.0 IP) for the team's 15th shutout of 2007.
SPOT START: Made his lone start for San Diego on 8/10 at CIN, marking his only start of 2007 and first
start since 9/29/06 for the Tigers against the Royals...did not factor in the decision, allowing four runs (three
earned) over 2.1 innings in the Padres 12-7, 11-inning victory.
ON THE MOVE: Began the season with Detroit, going 3-1 with a 4.79 ERA (19 ER/35.2 IP) in 23 relief
appearances...acquired by the Braves in exchange for left-handed pitcher Macay McBride on 6/20...went
0-2 with a 7.71 ERA (8 ER/9.1 IP) over 12 contests with the Braves, all in relief...recorded two holds with each
the Tigers and the Braves.
SEASON TOTALS: In 44 games overall (one start) with the Tigers, Braves and Padres, combined to go 3-3
with a 5.61 ERA (37 ER/59.1 IP), 47 strikeouts and 38 walks.
Opened the season at Triple A Toledo, before joining the Tigers for the remainder of the season on June 15...Fanned 12 batters in a loss on April 26 versus Indianapolis -- allowed three runs (two earned) in six innings of work...Finished 2-2 with a 2.43 ERA (29.2IP/8ER) and 38 strikeouts in five starts during April for the Mud Hens...Sidelined May 3-14 with a right oblique strain...Tabbed the International League Pitcher of the Week for June 5-11 after winning both of his starts and posting a 1.20 ERA (15.0IP/2ER)...Recalled by the Tigers from Toledo on June 15 -- tied for seventh in the International League at the time with a 2.52 ERA...Split his time with the Tigers between the starting rotation and bullpen -- finished 2-2 with a 4.29 ERA (35.2IP/17ER) in seven starts and 1-1 with a 2.55 ERA (24.2IP/7ER) in 17 relief outings...Established a career high with 4.2 innings of relief on July 22 versus Oakland...Posted a 22.0-inning scoreless streak August 3-30,
establishing a career high -- longest scoreless streak by a Tigers pitcher in 2006...Held lefthanded opposition to a .241 batting average (19x79) with the Tigers...righties hit .261 (41x157) with Ledezma on the mound.
Began the season in the Tigers starting rotation after
making Detroit's Opening Day roster out of Spring
Training -- optioned to Triple A Toledo after 10 starts...Established a career high with seven strikeouts in a win
over Tampa Bay on May 18...Finished 1-3 with a 7.31 ERA (28.1IP/23ER) in six
starts during May -- tied for fourth in the American League
with 17 walks during the month, while he tied for sixth with
three losses...Optioned to Toledo following his start on June 4 versus
Baltimore...Compiled a 3-2 record and 4.24 ERA (40.1IP/19ER) in
his first seven starts with the Mud Hens before landing on
the disabled list on July 17 with a left elbow strain...Started one game for Toledo during the International
League playoffs, earning the win after allowing one run in
Named the Tigers Minor League Pitcher of the Year for his efforts at Double A Erie, before being recalled by the Tigers on July 15...Selected to the Eastern League's mid-season all-star squad...Rated as possessing the best control in the Eastern League by Baseball America...Tied for fourth in the Eastern League with two complete
games and tied for sixth with 10 wins...In four starts during April, he finished 2-0 with a 3.20
ERA (19.2IP/7ER)...Tossed his first complete game of the season May 4 at Bowie, taking the loss after allowing three runs on seven hits in six innings...Won five straight decisions over a six-outing stretch May 9-June 4...Posted a 17.0-inning scoreless streak over three starts
May 25-June 4...Fanned a season-best 10 batters in a no-decision May 30 versus Norwich -- held Norwich scoreless on two hits for eight innings...Named the Tigers Minor League Pitcher of the Month for May -- finished 4-1 with a 1.66 ERA (38.0IP/7ER), 37 strikeouts and a .191 batting average against (25x131) in six outings (five starts)...led the Eastern League with a
1.66 ERA during the month, while he tied for the lead with four wins, finished second with 37 strikeouts and tied for third with 38.0 innings pitched...Fired a two-hit shutout June 26 against Altoona at PNC Park -- tied for fourth in the Eastern League with the one shutout...Selected as the Eastern League's Pitcher of the Week for June 21-27 after going 2-0 with a 0.52 ERA (17.1IP/1ER) in two starts...Compiled a 3-1 record, 1.76 ERA (41.0IP/8ER), 26 strikeouts and a .221 batting average against (34x154) in five starts during June -- led the Eastern League with a 1.76 ERA, finished second with 41.0 innings pitched and tied for seventh with three wins... Pitched for the World Team at the Futures Game held at Minute Maid Park in Houston prior to the Major League All-Star Game on July 11 -- took the loss after allowing two unearned runs on two hits in an inning of relief...Limited righthanded opposition in the Eastern League to a .202 batting average (63x212), while lefties batted
.308 (32x104) with Ledezma on the mound...Inserted into the Tigers bullpen after joining the club on July 15 -- finished 1-1 with a 6.00 ERA (12.0IP/8ER) in seven relief outings with Detroit, while he went 3-2 with a 3.92 ERA (41.1IP/18ER) in eight starts...Matched a career best with a three-game winning streak July 25-August 19...Joined the Tigers rotation and made his first start of the season at the major league level on July 30 versus the Chicago White Sox -- matched a career high with four strikeouts, but did not figure in the decision after leaving following three innings of work due to a rain delay...Equaled his career best in strikeouts with four in consecutive starts August 11 at Oakland and August 19 at Chicago's U.S. Cellular Field against the White Sox...Returned to the bullpen after his start on September 6
versus Kansas City -- made four appearances in relief September 11-22, before making one last start in the second game of a doubleheader on September 30 at Tampa Bay...Held lefties to a .227 batting average (10x44) with Detroit...righthanded batters hit .285 (45x158) with Ledezma on the mound...Tied for fifth-best in the American League in inducing opponents to ground into a double play in double play
situtations, 19.0 percent (8x42).
A Rule 5 Draft selection from the Boston Red Sox organization,
Ledezma made the jump to the majors from
Single A and split the 2003 campaign between the starting
rotation and bullpen for the Tigers...Used mainly in relief during his rookie season, he was
2-2 with a 5.18 ERA (48.2IP/28ER) in 26 relief outings...in
his eight starts, he finished 1-5 with a 6.62 ERA
(35.1IP/26ER)...Made his major league debut on April 2 vs.
Minnesota, firing two scoreless innings...Appeared in five of the Tigers first 18 games of the season,
but after allowing a game-winning home run to
Miguel Tejada on April 22 at Oakland, he worked in only
six of Detroit's next 37 games...Posted five straight scoreless outings May 21-June 11,
tossing 9.1 innings...Earned his first major league win June 4 at San Diego,
working two scoreless innings -- won three straight decisions
June 4-July 13, the longest winning streak by a
Tigers pitcher in 2003...Worked a career-high four innings of relief July 2 vs.
Toronto -- allowed two runs during the outing, both
coming in his second inning of work...outing started a
stretch in which he did not allow a run in 14.0 straight
innings July 2-13, matching Nate Cornejo for the team
high...Added to the Tigers starting rotation and made his first
major league start July 8 vs. the Chicago White Sox
-- did not factor in the decision after blanking Chicago on
five hits for five innings...established a career high with
four strikeouts, a best he would match on July 25 vs.
Kansas City and July 31 at Seattle...Did not issue a walk in an 18.2-inning stretch July 8-25
before issuing two walks in the third inning against
Kansas City on July 25...Combined with Jamie Walker and Chris Mears to shut
out Boston on July 13, earning the win by tossing seven
strong innings...Struggled in his next six starts, taking the loss in five of
them, before being sent back to the bullpen after his start
on August 16 at Anaheim...during the six-start stretch July
20-August 16, he posted a 9.64 ERA (23.1IP/25ER)...Appeared six times over the remainder of the season in
relief, allowing 10 runs on 13 hits in 8.2 innings (10.38
ERA)...called upon in relief three times in seven games
August 20-27, before being used only three times over the
Tigers final 31 games...Posted a 3-2 record and 3.12 ERA (52.0IP/18ER) in 22
outings prior to the All-Star break -- opponents hit .238
(46x193) against him...finished 0-5 with a 10.13 ERA
(32.0IP/36ER) in 12 games after the All-Star break --
opposition batted .379 (53x140) with Ledezma on the
mound...Fared better at Comerica Park, going 2-3 with a 4.92
ERA (53.0IP/29ER) in 17 games...was 1-4 with a 7.26
ERA (31.0IP/25ER) in 17 appearances on the road.
Battled through an injury-plagued 2002 season in the
Boston Red Sox organization...Began the season in the starting rotation for Single A
Augusta...fanned a season-best nine batters in a nodecision
April 27 versus Lexington...Landed on the disabled list on May 22 with a low back
strain for the remainder of the season, with the exception
of one rehab appearance with the Gulf Coast
League Red Sox...Held South Atlantic League righthanders to a .219
batting average (16x73), while lefties hit .368 (7x19)
against him...Named the 22nd-best prospect in the Tigers organization
following the season by Baseball America
Missed the entire season with a left-elbow stress fracture.
With Augusta, was limited to 14 starts due to 2 DL stints (left shoulder strain, left elbow inflammation).
Tied for club lead with 5 wins with Rookie-level GCL Red Sox...collared first professional save, April 10 at GCL Pirates...
as a reliever, went 3-0 with a 1.50 ERA in 7 appearances...finished 2-1 with a 5.27 ERA in 6 starts.
Made his pro debut in the Dominican Summer League after signing with Boston as non-drafted free agent, April 3.