Patrick Jordan Sandoval...On Twitter: @P_Sandoval16...In 2021, participated in Angels virtual Adopt-A-School program by video chatting with local elementary school students...Represented Angels at Honda Center on Jan. 29, 2020, for Anaheim Ducks’ “Angels Night” alongside Joe Maddon, Griffin Canning, David Fletcher and Ty Buttrey...Attended Mission Viejo HS (CA), where he played baseball and football (was a wide receiver and punter)...In 2014 played for Mission Viejo in CIF-SS West Valley Finals football game at Angel Stadium in a victory over Vista Murrieta HS...Committed to play college baseball at USC, before signing with Astros following 2015 First-Year Player Draft...Regularly attended games at Angel Stadium with family growing up...Favorite team was Los Angeles Dodgers...Wrote an elementary school book report on his favorite childhood baseball player, Albert Pujols...Originally signed by Astros scout Brad Budzinski.
Set career highs in nearly every pitching category in third season with Angels...Started season at Alternate Training Site before being recalled May 3...First three appearances came in relief before joining rotation May 17...Allowed three-or-fewer runs in 12 of 14 starts and two-or-fewer earned runs in 10 of 14 starts...Ranked fourth in American League (min. 75 IP) with a 33.9% swing-and-miss rate...Among Major League left-handers, only Clayton Kershaw (34.7%) had a higher swing-and-miss rate...Held opponents to a .196 (49/250) batting average against off-speed pitches...On July 24 at Minnesota, came within two outs of tossing a no-hitter before allowing a one-out double to Brent Rooker in the 9th inning...Set single-game career highs with 8.2 innings pitched and 13 strikeouts in the game (W; 8.2 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 13 SO)...Marked first time an Angels no-hit bid was broken up in the ninth inning since John Lackey (8.1 IP) on July 29, 2008, at Boston...Won back-to-back decisions in starts June 13 and June 19, after an Angels record streak of 19 consecutive winless starts...Earned first career save on May 7 vs. Dodgers after working final 3.1 innings of Angels 9-2 victory...Marked Angels first 10+ out save since Jerome Williams (4 IP) on July 30 at Texas and first at home since Chris Bootcheck (4 IP) on May 28, 2005, vs. Kansas City.
Entered year ranked by Baseball America as #6 prospect in Angels organization...In second Major League season, made nine appearances (six starts) for Angels across three stints in Majors...Made Opening Day roster for first time in career...Earned first Major League win Sept. 23 at San Diego after tossing three scoreless innings in relief...Victory came in 18th career Major League appearance...His 70.1 career innings pitched entering the game were the most in Angels history at the time of earning a first career win...Held opponents to a .108 (4/37) average against his slider...Pitched to a 3.18 ERA (11.1 IP - 4 ER) in three relief outings, compared with a 6.75 ERA (25.1 IP - 19 ER) in six starts.
Made Major League debut in relief with Angels (after Taylor Cole opened), Aug. 5 at Cincinnati (5 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 8 SO)... Eight strikeouts were second-most in MLB debut in Angels history (Rudy May - 10 SO, Apr. 18, 1965 vs. DET)...Had at least eight strikeouts in two of first five Major League outings, joining Bo Belinsky and Jered Weaver as only Angels to do so...Held opponents to a .063 (1/16) average against his curveball and a .196 (7/46) average against his changeup...Began year with Double-A Mobile and held opponents to a .187 (14/75) average across five appearances with 32 strikeouts across 20 innings pitched before being promoted to Triple-A Salt Lake May 4...Totaled 15 starts for Bees and compiled 66 strikeouts in 60.1 innings...Allowed three-or-fewer earned runs in 10 of 15 games.