Miguel Emilio Almonte...On Twitter: @MiguelAlmonte27 ... Pitched a scoreless inning for World Team at 2013 Futures Game at Citi Field ... Played for Peoria in 2014 Arizona Fall League representing Kansas City organization ... Appeared with Gigantes del Cibao in Dominican Winter League during 2014-15, 2016-17 and 2017-18 offseasons ... Named by Baseball America as having best changeup in Royals system after 2013 season...Was Royals #4 prospect entering 2016 season ... Originally signed by Royals scout Fausto Morel.
Acquired by Angels from Kansas City Apr. 4 in exchange for cash considerations or a player to be named later and was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake, where he opened season on disabled list ... Made rehab appearance with AZL Angels June 18 before making Salt Lake debut June 21 ... Recalled by Angels July 4 and made Angels debut July 5 at Seattle (1 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 1 SO)...Optioned back to Salt Lake following day and would spend remainder of minor league season with Bees before rejoining Angels Sept. 1 ... Did not allow a run in five of seven Sept. appearances for Angels.
Had five stints with Kansas City (May 5, May 21-29, July 1-4, July 14-17, Aug. 22), but made just two appearances, allowing three runs on five hits and two walks in 2.0 innings, with no strikeouts ... Went 1-1 with a 1.72 ERA (9 ER in 47.0 IP) in 16 appearances (nine starts) between Omaha (AAA) and Northwest Arkansas (AA) with 52 strikeouts (10.0 K/9) and just 13 walks (2.5 BB/9) ... Started the year at Northwest Arkansas, where he recorded a season-high nine strikeouts in 6.0 innings in his only win on May 1 at Tulsa ... Optioned to Omaha on May 29…recorded 16.0 scoreless innings over his next nine appearances through July 20- including a scoreless inning in the Majors on July 1 vs. Minnesota (Game 2) ... Placed on the 60-day DL on Aug. 22 with a right rotator cuff injury.
Spent the majority of the season with Omaha (AAA), going 3-7 with a 5.55 ERA (37 ER in 60.0 IP) in 21 appearances (12 starts)...Transferred to Northwest Arkansas (AA) on Aug. 1, posting a 2-1 record with a 7.31 ERA (13 ER in 16.0 IP) in 11 relief appearances...Struck out a season-high eight batters twice: April 28 in a 10-2 win vs. Oklahoma City (5.2 IP), and May 13 in a 7-1 win vs. Memphis (5.0 IP)...Started in 12 of his first 13 appearances, but was moved to the bullpen on July 3.
Split the season between Double-A Northwest Arkansas and Triple-A Omaha, before having his contract selected by the Royals on September 1...spent the final month of the year in the Major Leagues. ... Made his Major League debut on Sept. 1 against Detroit, allowing two runs in 1.0 inning of work. ... Finished the season with 8.2 innings and a 6.23 ERA, striking out 10 and allowing seven free passes, in nine appearances. ... Made 17 starts for Northwest Arkansas before being called up to Triple-A on July 15...in 28 total appearances, including 23 starts, he went 6-6 with a 4.51 ERA (52 ER in 103.2 IP), 96 strikeouts and 42 walks. ... Won four of his six May starts (4-1) with Northwest Arkansas, posting a 2.67 ERA...also had a 1.80 ERA in July, going 2-0 with Omaha.
Tied for 10th in the Carolina League in strikeouts and 14th in starts...entered the season ranked as the sixth-best prospect in the organization and the prospect with the "Best Changeup" by Baseball America.
Pitched a scoreless seventh inning for the World Team at the 2013 XM All-Star Futures Game at Citi Field. ... In 2013, ranked fifth in the South Atlantic League in strikeouts, seventh in ERA and tied for seventh in WHIP (1.16).