Andrew James Bellatti… Married Kylee Ballew (11/11/16); has one daughter, Brylyn… 2009 graduate of Steele Canyon High School (CA)… Hobbies: Having Sunday barbecues, hanging out with his family, playing video games and working out… Signed by: Jake Wilson.
Signed by MIA as a minor league free agent on 5/30 and was assigned to Pensacola (AA)...Promoted to Jacksonville (AAA) on 6/14...Had his contract selected for a brief stint with MIA, 7/19-22...Was designated for assignment on 7/23 and outrighted to Jacksonville for the remainder of the season...Allowed one run or fewer in 24 of his 26 appearances with Jacksonville, and 21 of his 26 were scoreless...Struck out 38 of the 115 batters he faced (33.0%) with Jacksonville.
Did not pitch.
Was signed by independent Sugar Land in April and appeared in one game...Was signed by NYY on 4/29 and made his organizational debut with Tampa (A)...Promoted to Trenton (AA) on 6/7 and was released on 8/22.
Did not pitch due to injury.
Did not pitch due to injury.
Was on the IL from 5/1-6/23 (right shoulder strain) and 7/26-9/10 (right shoulder inflammation); appeared in only 13 games between Charlotte (A), Montgomery (AA) and Durham (AAA).
Appeared in 17 games over four stints with the Rays after his selection from Triple-A Durham on May 9...was up with the Rays from May 9-17, June 1-6, June 9-July 11 and Sep 8-season's end...also spent time on the disabled list (June 10-July 8) with right shoulder tendinitis. Made his major league debut vs. Texas the night he was selected, with 3.1 scoreless innings...became the 10th Ray to win his major league debut, and third to do so as a reliever (first since Doug Waechter on Aug 23, 2003 at SEA)...was the first Ray to get the win in a relief app of 3 IP or more in his major league debut...became the first pitcher to win his debut in a relief app of 3.1 IP or longer since HOU Paul Clemens on April 9, 2013 at SEA. Thirteen of his 17 apps were scoreless, including 6 straight from Sep 19-27...carried a 1.19 ERA (22.2-IP, 3-ER) into his final appearance, before allowing 3 ER on Oct 2 vs. TOR. All 6 ER allowed came via the home run: LAA Albert Pujols (2-run), NYY Greg Bird (solo), TOR Edwin Encarnacion (solo) and TOR Russell Martin (2-run). On June 5 at SEA, became the first in club history to record 2 wins in his first 4 career apps, all in relief.On Sep 8 at DET, allowed a sac fly to Rajai Davis in the 13th inning, becoming the sixth different Rays pitcher to be on the mound for a walk-off loss in 2015. At season's end, was the youngest player on the active roster (24 years, 59 days)
Spent season with Montgomery...Made a professional-high 46 appearances...His 80 strikeouts were tied for the team lead among relievers.
Began season with Charlotte...Promoted to Montgomery on 4/14 and transferred back to Charlotte on 6/9 for the remainder of the season...14 of his 22 appearances with Charlotte were scoreless.
Spent season with Bowling Green (A)...Made one start and then transitioned to a relief role, appearing in 39 games in relief...Averaged 9.79 SO/9.0 IP (99 SO, 91.0 IP), and his 99 strikeouts led the team despite him predominantly pitching in relief.
Spent season with Hudson Valley (A)...Ranked 3rd among TB minor leaguers and 7th in the New York-Penn League with a 2.63 ERA (30 ER, 91.0 IP)...Led the team with 63 strikeouts...Made 13 starts and appeared in two games in relief.
Spent season with Princeton (R)...His 63 strikeouts ranked 2nd on the club.