Pedro Jose Figueroa Vizcaino…was signed by Oakland 3 days before his 18th birthday on November 20, 2003 … was signed by Juan Carlos De La Cruz…played amateur baseball in his hometown on Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Finished 2nd on staff with 46 appearances at Sacramento (AAA)…opponents batted .252, .216 by LHB and .282 by RHB … held opposition to a .192 average with runners in scoring position…converted 2 of 5 save tries and permitted 10 of 29 inherited runners to score…had a 7.13 ERA (14 ER/17.2 IP) in 1st 12 games through May 17 before posting a 2.80 ERA in final 34 appearances, including a 2.51 (4 ER/14.1 IP) in last 13 outings…worked 2.0 or more innings in relief on 8 occasions … fanned season high 4 batters on May 13 at Nashville…lone start was a no decision on July 2 vs. Tucson (0 ER/2.1 IP)…was recalled on Sept. 1 and pitched in 5 games with the A's the rest of the year…issued 4 runs, including 2 homers, in 1.0 innings on Sept. 16 vs. LAA while working 2.0 scoreless frames over other 4 appearances… compiled a 3.86 ERA (2 ER/4.2 IP) in 7 games/1 start for Licey in the Dominican Winter League.
Made his Major League debut with the A's...had five separate stints with the club in his first full professional season since June, 2010 "Tommy John" surgery...posted a 3.32 ERA, holding the opposition to
a .216 batting average in 19 relief appearances...however, issued 15 walks in 21.2 innings for a .348
opponents on-base percentage...struck out just 14 for a strikeout to walk ratio of 0.93...opponents
grounded into six double plays...his opponents batting average included a .179 (5-for-28) mark against
left-handed hitters compared to .239 (11-for-46) against right-handers...allowed all three of his extra
base hits (one double, two home runs) and issued 13 of his 15 walks to right-handers...had a .233 on-base percentage and .179 slugging percentage against lefties compared to .407 and .391 against righties...allowed a .120 average with runners in scoring position...opponents were 0-for-8 with RISP and
two outs...had a 1.50 ERA and .189 opponents batting average in nine appearances before the All-Star
Break...logged a 5.59 ERA and .243 opponents average in 10 games after the break...opponents were
16-for-56 (.286) with 10 walks over his first 15 pitches in a game, 0-for-18 with five walks after that...allowed 2-of-12 (16.7%) inherited runners to score...first batters faced were 4-for-18 (.222) with a walk...
had a 2.45 ERA and .167 opponents batting average in 11 games at home compared to a 5.14 ERA and
.308 opponents average in eight games on the road...posted a 0.77 ERA and .189 opponents average in
10 night games, a 6.30 ERA and .243 opponents average in nine day games...was rated as having the
best fastball by an A's prospect by Baseball America.
Missed nearly the entire season as he continued his recovery from June, 2010 "Tommy John" surgery on his left elbow...made two starts with the A's affiliate in the Arizona Rookie League in August, posting a 4.50 ERA...struck out six batters in 2.0 innings as opponents were 3-for-10 (.300)...tossed a scoreless inning Aug. 24 at the Giants...allowed a run on two hits in one inning Aug. 29 at the Giants...struck out the side in each outing and did not walk batter.
Made his Double-A debut with Midland and went 1-6 with a 5.30 ERA in 13 starts before an elbow injury
ended his season in mid-June...matched his career-high in losses...was also charged with a career-high
five balks, which led the Texas League...opponents hit .295, including .196 (18 for 92) by left-handed
hitters and .342 (66 for 193) by right-handers...yielded five of his six home runs to righties...five of the
home runs he surrendered were solo shots...allowed a .350 average with runners in scoring position and
two outs...was 0-4 with a 6.57 ERA in seven starts at home and 1-2 with a 3.93 ERA in six starts on the
road...posted a 3.27 ERA in four starts in April but then had a 6.00 ERA in six starts in May and a 6.61
ERA in three starts in June...compiled a 7.62 ERA and .333 opponents batting average in the first inning...
did not commit an error in 26 total chances in his 13 starts, including five putouts and 21 assists...
the Rockhounds were 5-8 (.385) in his starting assignments...tossed six or more innings in seven of his
13 starts, allowed two runs or fewer six times and walked two batters or fewer eight times
MIDLAND: Went 1-1 with a 2.78 ERA and .231 opponents batting average over his first six starts
through May 7...allowed just one run in 6.0 innings in back-to-back starts April 16 and 22 but had a loss
and a no decision in those two outings...his lone win came May 2 at San Antonio when he struck out a
season-high seven in a season-high 7.2 innings...also tossed a season high 104 pitches in that game...
charged with his second loss of the season May 13 against San Antonio, which began a season-ending
five-game losing streak...posted a 7.82 ERA and allowed a .351 batting average over that seven-start
stretch...yielded a season-high seven runs in 3.1 innings in an 8-4 loss to Frisco May 18...walked a
season-high five batters in 4.0 innings, May 23 at Corpus Christi...allowed a season high 10 hits in 4.2
innings against Corpus Christi, June 10...was placed on the disabled list June 16 with a left elbow strain
and missed the remainder of the season.
Was named the A's Organizational Pitcher of the Year after combining for a 13-6 record and a 3.38 ERA
in 27 starts with both of the A's Single-A affiliates...began the season at Kane County of the Midwest
League and went 10-2 with a 3.23 ERA in 16 starts before he was promoted to Stockton of the California
League July 10...posted a 3-4 record and a 3.56 ERA in 11 starts with the Ports...tied for seventh among
all Single-A pitchers in wins and walks (66)...ranked second in the A's organization in wins, third in
strikeouts (145), tied for third in innings pitched (152.0) and fourth in ERA...allowed a .260 opponents
batting average, including .256 (109 for 425) against right-handed hitters and .271 (42 for 155) against
left-handers...opponents hit .220 with runners in scoring position...yielded nine home runs in 152.0 innings
(0.53 per nine innings) and eight of those were solo shots...combined for a 7-2 record and a 1.99
ERA (15 er in 68.0 ip) in 11 starts in his home ballparks and was 6-4 with a 4.50 ERA (42 er in 84.0
ip) in 16 starts on the road...was rated as the seventh best prospect in the California League and the A's
fifth best prospect by Baseball America following the season...his teams were 18-9 (.667) in his starting
assignments...tossed six or more innings in 16 of his 27 starts, allowed two runs or fewer 18 times and
walked two batters 17 times.
Returned to Vancouver for the second consecutive season and was 2-5 with a 3.93 ERA in 15
games, all starts...it was the first time in his career he was used exclusively as a starting pitcher...tied
teammate Ronny Morla for the Northwest League lead with 77 strikeouts and his 10.09 strikeouts per
nine innings were the best in the NL and ninth best in all short-season leagues...also tied for the NL lead
in balks (4) and had the third lowest opponents batting average among starters (.238)...tied for the Canadians
team lead in strikeouts and ranked second in starts and innings pitched (68.2)...allowed just three
home runs in 68.2 innings...his opponents batting average included a .236 mark against left-handed
hitters and .239 against right-handers...was 2-1 with a 2.53 ERA in seven starts at home and 0-4 with
a 5.15 ERA and all three of his home runs in eight starts on the road...went 0-4 with a 4.57 ERA over
his first 11 starts before posting his first win Aug. 15 against Boise when he allowed a run on five hits in
6.0 innings...allowed one run or less in three of his final four starts and was named Northwest League
Pitcher of the Week for the week of Aug. 25-Sept. 1 after going 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA in two starts (13.0
ip, 7 h, 1 r, 1 bb, 19 so)...struck out a season high 10 and combined on a three-hit shutout in his final
start Aug. 30 against Eugene but had a no decision in a game the Canadians won 1-0 in the bottom of
the ninth...allowed just one of the hits in a season high 7.0 innings...pitched for Licey in the Dominican
Winter League following the season and posted a 16.87 ERA in five relief appearances.
Was 2-2 with a save and a 4.30 ERA in 17 games, seven starts, for Vancouver...yielded just two
home runs in 44.0 innings...walked 31 and struck out 35...allowed a .252 opponents batting average,
which broke down to .250 by left-handed hitters and .252 by right-handers...opponents hit .302 with
the bases empty and .195 with runners on...posted a 1-1 record, a 4.56 ERA and .271 opponents batting
average in his seven starts and was 1-1 with a 3.93 ERA and .224 opponents average in 10 relief
appearances...was 2-1 with a 2.25 ERA in eight games and home and 0-1 with a 6.75 ERA and his only
two home runs in nine games on the road...had a 2.38 ERA in seven outings during the day and a 6.33
ERA in 10 games at night...picked up the win in his first start when he combined on a seven-hit shutout
June 22 against Tri-City (6.0 ip, 4 h, 4 bb, 1 so)...tossed 4.0 hitless innings for the save Aug. 5 against
Made one start for the A's affiliate in the Dominican Summer League, a win June 10 against the
Phillies, before he was transferred to the Arizona Rookie League June 13...went 1-6 with a 6.07 ERA in
13 games, eight starts...combined for a 2-6 record and a 5.88 ERA...allowed a .311 opponents batting
average, including .303 by right-handed hitters and .333 by left-handers...his average dropped to .290
with runners in scoring position...allowed 1 of 6 (16.7%) inherited runners to score in relief.
Pitched for the A's Dominican Summer League team for the second consecutive season and went
3-0 with a save and a 2.27 ERA in 13 games, three starts...did not allow a home run in 35.2 innings and
held opponents to a .215 batting average.
Made his professional debut with the A's affiliate in the Dominican Summer League and was 2-2
with one save and a 2.90 ERA in 15 games, including two starts...struck out 40 and walked just 11 for
a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.64 to 1...opponents hit .261.