Attended Alhambra (CA) High School and Cal State University, Fullerton...in 13 starts and one relief appearance as a junior at Cal State Fullerton in 2011 went 8-4, 1.69 with 103 strikeouts while holding opponents to a .179 batting average...following that season was named to the All-Big West Conference first team and to Collegiate Baseball's All-America second team...in October 2018 was honored with a resolution from the Los Angeles City Council for his contributions on the field and in the community...while with the Angels, following the 2017 season switched uniform numbers from No. 65 to No. 25 and following the 2018 season changed to No. 24...follow on Twitter @NOERAMIREZ24.
Went 0-2 with 1 save and a 2.76 ERA (10 ER in 32.2 IP) in 36 relief outings with the D-backs…also made two appearances with the Angels (2 ER in 3.1 IP)... Went to Spring Training with the Reds but was released March 27… signed by the Angels on March 30... Designated for assignment by the Angels on May 16 and elected free agency May 18…signed with Arizona on May 22... Opponents batted .178, including a .157 mark with the D-backs... 21 of his 38 outings came in the eighth inning... Posted a career-best 11-game scoreless streak from Sept. 7-25 (10.0 IP).
Made the Opening Day roster for the fourth time in his career and for the third straight season with the Angels... Earned his only decision of the season in the 7-6 Angels win on 9/5 vs HOU... In a 7-6 loss at Sea on 8/5 allowed a season-high three runs while recording just two outs...his ERA in his other 20 apps of the season was 1.77... Beginning with his next appearance, on 8/7 at TEX, posted a 1.69 ERA in his last 15 apps of the season... On 12/7 was traded to the Reds, with a player to be named, for closer RHP Raisel Iglesias and cash...the trade was completed on 12/10, when the Reds received minor league IF Leonardo Rivas.
In third season with Angels, pitched to a career-best 3.99 ERA (67.2 IP - 30 ER) across 51 games, including seven starts as an Opener... During 14-game stretch from May 29 - July 5, was 2-1 with a 0.89 ERA (20.1 IP - 2 ER), 27 strikeouts and two walks... Served three-game suspension from Major League Baseball Aug. 14-16 after hitting Houston's Jake Marisnick with a pitch July 16...Prior to serving suspension, missed 19 games on injured list with a viral infection... Averaged 10.51 strikeouts per nine innings, second among qualified Angels relievers in 2019.
Made an Opening Day roster for second time in career and first as a member of Angels...One of four players to remain on Angels active roster for entire season (also, José Álvarez, Cam Bedrosian and Blake Parker)... Set career highs in nearly every major pitching category, including games, wins, innings pitched and strikeouts...Seven wins were most by an Angels reliever since Joe Smith (7) in 2014... Among A.L. rookies, ranked tied for second in games, sixth in strikeouts and tied for sixth in wins... Also ranked tied for sixth among all A.L. relievers in wins...Stranded 25 of 34 inherited runners for season, including all nine of his final inherited runners during months of Aug. and Sept...Earned first Major League win April 4 vs. Cleveland... Recorded first career save Aug. 27 vs. Colorado and made first start of Major League career following day vs. Rockies... Became first player in Angels history to record a save one night and make a start the next day.
Opened season with Red Sox but was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket after one appearance for Boston (1.2 scoreless innings Apr. 8 at Detroit) ... Spent majority of season with PawSox...During 19 game stretch from May 26 - July 30, went 3-1 with two saves, a 2.61 ERA (31 IP - 9 ER) and 40 strikeouts ... Acquired by Angels as a waiver claim Aug. 18 ... Pitched in four games (4.1 scoreless innings) for Triple-A Salt Lake before being promoted to Angels Sept. 1 ... Stranded 10 of 12 inherited runners for Halos and did not allow a run in eight of 10 contests.
Made his 1st career Opening Day roster with BOS...Appeared in 14 games over 8 ML stints, but spent a majority of the season with Triple-A Pawtucket (30 games). Stranded 8 of 12 inherited runners (67%) and retired 9 of 14 first batters faced (64%) with BOS...Held opponents to a .235 AVG (4-for-17) with RISP. Appeared in 9 of Boston's first 17 games of the season, allowing 6 ER in 9.1 IP over that span. Threw 2.0 scoreless innings with a career-high 4 SO in the Sox' win on 4/8 at TOR. Averaged a career-best 11.1 SO/9.0 IP (54 SO/43.2 IP) for Pawtucket...Allowed 0 runs in 23 of his 30 appearances (77%)...Threw more than 1.0 inning in 15 of his 30 outings. Posted a 1.18 ERA (5 ER/38.0 IP) over his final 27 appearances for Pawtucket after allowing 6 runs (4 ER) in 5.2 IP over his first 3 games...Had a 14.0-inning scoreless streak that spanned 11 appearances from 5/10-6/28 (10 SO, 0 BB). Held opponents to a .184 AVG (7-for-38) with RISP for the PawSox, including a .105 AVG (2-for-19) with 2 outs. Fanned 27 batters in 14.1 IP over a span of 8 appearances from 6/30-8/3...Struck out 6 consecutive batters faced in 2.1 innings of work on 7/23 at Columbus (faced 8 batters total).
Made his ML debut, appearing in 17 games-all in relief-in 3 stints with BOS...Spent the majority of his season with Triple-A Pawtucket, where he made 30 appearances (1 start). Retired 11 of 17 first batters faced with BOS...Allowed only 3 of 14 inherited runners to score...6 of his 12 runs allowed were unearned. Selected to the ML roster on 7/3 and made his debut that night vs. HOU, surrendering 4 runs (2 ER) on 3 hits in 1.0 IP...Optioned back to Pawtucket on 7/4...Recalled a 2nd time on 7/18 and made 2 appearances before being optioned following the game on 7/25 vs. DET. Allowed 0 runs in 12 of his final 14 appearances following his 9/1 recall, holding opponents to a .214 AVG (6-for-28) and posting a 3.38 ERA (3 ER/8.0 IP)...Did not allow a run in his final 6 outings (2.2 IP, 2 H). Held left-handed batters to a .200 AVG (2-for-10) and 0 XBH...In his final 9 appearances (beginning 9/13), held righties to a .235 AVG (4-for-17) and only 1 XBH (2B). Held opponents to a .174 AVG (4-for-23) with the bases empty, compared to .310 (9-for-29) with runners on. Posted a 1.29 ERA (1 ER/7.0 IP) and .167 opponent AVG (4-for-24) when pitching on 2 or fewer days rest (12 G). Began the season with Pawtucket, where he posted a 1.82 ERA (8 ER/39.2 IP) and .201 opponent AVG (28-for-139) in 29 relief appearances...Also made 1 start on 4/25 at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (3.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R)... Ranked T-2nd on the club with 20 games finished. With the PawSox, held right-handed batters to a .188 AVG (15-for-80), .290 OBP, and .263 SLG. Went at least 1.0 IP in 27 of 30 Triple-A outings...15 of his final 17 appearances with the PawSox were scoreless. Allowed only 1 HR in 42.2 IP with Pawtucket
Spent the entire season with Double-A Portland...Named an Eastern League mid-season All-Star. Converted 18 saves in 21 chances...His 18 saves led Red Sox farmhands and ranked T-3rd in the Eastern League...Recorded 7 saves of at least 2.0 IP. Led EL relievers in fewest base runners per 9.0 IP (10.0)...Also had the 3rd-best opponent AVG (.230) and 4th-lowest rate of unintentional walks allowed per 9.0 IP (2.0) in the league. Led the Sea Dogs in appearances (42) and games finished (31) and topped club relievers in WHIP (1.07). Did not allow a HR all season...His 67.1 IP were the most without a HR among all minor leaguers above Single-A. Made 30 scoreless appearances...Allowed only 3 of 15 inherited runners to score. Produced a 0.59 ERA (2 ER/30.1 IP) and .175 opponent AVG (18-for-103) during a span of 18 outings from 4/29-7/6, including a 14.1-IP scoreless streak over the first 8 games through 5/29. Allowed 0 ER during a span of 14.0 IP from 6/7-7/11 (9 G)...Recorded a save in each of his final 5 appearances from 8/19-31. Pitched in 1 playoff game for the Sea Dogs and took the loss despite allowing 0 ER in 1.1 IP (3 total runs).
Averaged 8.9 strikeouts per 9.0 innings (75 SO) while issuing just 17 walks...Went at least 1.0 inning in 35 of his 36 appearances on the year…Went at least 2.0 innings 27 times and 3.0+ IP on 8 occasions...Recorded 6 saves in 9 chances in 1st pro season out of the bullpen...Held opponents to a .236 AVG (63-for-267), including a .217 AVG/.271 OBP/.283 SLG line against right-handed hitters…Allowed just 8 extra-base hits (6 2B, 3B, HR) in 166 at-bats vs. RHB...With runners on base, allowed just a .206 clip (26-for-126)...Earned both wins with Salem in back-to-back appearances on 5/31 vs. Myrtle Beach (1 R/2.0 IP) and 6/3 vs. Winston-Salem (0 R/2.2 IP). Notched 1st career save with a perfect inning in the 2nd game of a doubleheader on 6/16 vs. Lynchburg...Did not allow a run in his last 5 outings (9.2 IP) with Salem before a promotion to Portland on 6/29...At the time of his promotion, had the 3rd-best ERA (2.11) and WHIP (1.06) among Carolina League pitchers with at least 40.0 innings...Struck out 31 batters in 28.2 innings with the Sea Dogs...His 0.97 WHIP for Portland ranked 5th in the Eastern League among pitchers with at least 25.0 IP from 7/1 through the end of the season...Earned 5 saves and 1 win in 6 save changes with the Sea Dogs, all in his last 10 appearances beginning 7/24...Named Red Sox Minor League Relief Pitcher of the Month for July, his 1st full month at Double-A…Collected 2 saves with a 1.84 ERA (3 ER/14.2 IP) and 15 strikeouts in 6 outings during the month...Following the season, made 10 appearances for Surprise of the Arizona Fall League, helping the Saguaros to the AFL championship…Went 1-0 with 2 saves and ranked 8th in the AFL with a 1.93 ERA (3 ER/14.0 IP)…Struck out 11 batters and had the league's 4th-best WHIP (0.86).
Struck out 8.72 batters per 9.0 innings (82 SO/84.2 IP)...Held left-handed batters to a .216 AVG (25-for-116)...Tossed 5.0 perfect innings with 5 strikeouts in his pro debut on 6/10 at Hickory...Fanned a season-high 9 batters on 7/29 at Greensboro...Entered the season rated by Baseball America as having the best changeup in the Red Sox system.