Luis José Oviedo Pérez...Wife’s name is Luisimar Alejandra Rodríguez Freites...Lists Mariano Rivera as his favorite player while growing up in Venezuela...Enjoys reading, listening to music and watching movies...Loves animals, especially dogs.
Was selected by New York (NL) off Cleveland’s Triple-A Columbus roster in the Rule 5 Draft on 12/10...Was acquired by Pittsburgh from the Mets in a trade for a player to be named or cash considerations following the Draft...Pitched with Lara in the Venezuelan Winter League and went 1-0 with a 0.63 ERA (14.1ip/1er) in nine relief appearances.
Spent season with Lake County (Indians’ Low-A)...Did not allow a run in his first two starts (10.0ip) and won three of his first four decisions thru 4/20...Went 3-0 with a 3.99 ERA (38.1ip/17er) in seven starts from 5/7 thru 6/9...Lost each of his last four decisions...Gave up a season-high nine runs in 2.1ip on 7/11...Was placed on the injured list with a back strain on 7/21 and missed remainder of the season.
Went 5-2 with a 2.05 ERA (57.0ip/13er) and 67 strikeouts in 11 total starts between Lake County and Mahoning Valley...Was charged with just one earned run or less in each of his first six starts...Went 3-0 with a 0.32 ERA (28.0ip/3r/1er). in his first five starts thru 7/8...Struck out career-high and Mahoning Valley club record 12 batters on 6/28 at West Virginia...Won New York-Penn League Pitcher-of-the-Week honors in back-to-back weeks; 6/18-24 and 6/25-7/1...Made his final start on 8/11...Finished season on the injured list with a back strain...Ranked by Baseball Prospectus as the No. 2 prospect in the Indians farm system following the season...Listed as having the “Best Fastball” in the Cleveland system and ranked as the No. 8 prospect by Baseball America...Also tabbed by Baseball America as the No. 3 prospect in the New York-Penn League at the conclusion of the season.
Spent entire season with the Arizona League Indians... Posted the second-best strikeouts per 9.0ip ratio in the league (12.2)...Went 0-2 with a 6.52 ERA (29.0ip/21er) and 33 strikeouts in his seven starts and 4-0 with a 7.94 ERA (22.2ip/20er) and 37 strikeouts in seven relief appearances... Gave up one hit and struck out 11 batters while tossing 5.0 scoreless innings on 7/15...Picked up victories in each of his last three appearances (all in relief) after giving up 12 runs (eight earned) in his final start on 8/17 (2.1ip).
Spent first professional season with the DSL Indians... Led staff in starts...Ranked second in strikeouts and innings pitched...Surrendered just one home run in his 63.0ip; came in his 11th start on 8/3...Picked up his wins on 6/10 and 7/21... Pitched a season-high 6.0 innings in a no-decision on 8/9.