Pedro Alexander Florimón Jr. (pronounced floer-ah-MOHN)… Married Savanna Sue Walls; has three children: Marley Katerine (6/11/11), Elodie Casey (2/1/14) and Auden Alexander (11/2/16)… Attended Colegio Mercedes Laura, where he played baseball…Hobbies: Spending time with his family and taking his children to the playground…Signed by: Carlos Bernhardt.
Began the season with Lehigh Valley (AAA)... Appeared in games for the IronPigs at 2nd base (33), 3rd base (25), SS (15), LF (7), CF (1) and RF (6)...Collected a season-best 5 hits, 5/17 at Rochester...Hit .300 (21-70) with RISP...Had his contract selected on 8/17...Made 12 ML starts: 8 in CF and 1 each at 2nd base, SS, LF and RF...On 8/19 at SF, recorded his first ML hit since 9/18/16, breaking an 0-for-16 stretch... Made his 1st ML start in LF on 8/20 at SF and collected his 1st ML outfield assist; made 1st ML start in CF on 8/25 vs CHI...Suffered a right ankle dislocation on an infield single, 9/2 at MIA, to end his season ... Was placed on the 10-day DL on 9/5.
Spent most of the season with Indianapolis (AAA)...Appeared in games at 6 different positions: 33 in LF, 29 at SS, 26 at 3B, 5 in CF, 3 at 2B and 2 in RF...Batted .308 (20-65) over 22 June games...Was recalled by PIT on 9/6 after the completion of the triple-A season
Began season with Triple-A Indianapolis...Was designated for assignment and dropped off the 40-man roster on 4/5...Hit .394 (13-for-33) with three doubles, one triple, one home run and four RBI in 10 Triple-A games during the month of July...Was selected by Pittsburgh on 7/22...Made season debut with the Pirates as the starter at shortstop on 7/22 at Kansas City and went hitless in three at bats...Delivered walkoff triple in the 15th inning on 8/18 vs. Arizona (first career walkoff hit)...Was designated for assignment on 8/19...Cleared waivers and was assigned to Indianapolis on 8/25...Played three Triple-A games before being selected by Pittsburgh on 9/2...Made a total of 44 appearances at shortstop, 14 at third base, four at second base and one in left field while playing with Indianapolis...Was selected by Pittsburgh on 9/2 and appeared in eight games (went hitless in four at bats)...Played in 16 games with Estrellas during the Dominican Winter League.
Began season with Minnesota - his second straight on the club's Opening Day roster...Tallied lone RBI with Twins in his first start on 4/2 at Chicago (AL)...Went 7-for-65 (.108) in 25 games (22 starts) at shortstop thru 5/7...Was optioned to Rochester (Twins' AAA) on 5/8...Was recalled on 6/15 and went hitless in 13 at bats with the Twins thru 6/28...Was optioned back to Rochester on 6/30 and finished season at the Triple-A level...Hit .275 (22-for-80) in July and .270 (27-for-100) in August...Shared Rochester team lead in triples and ranked second in stolen bases...Made 65 appearances at shortstop, 11 at third base and seven at second base with Rochester...Was claimed off waivers by Washington on 9/18...Was claimed off waivers by Pittsburgh on 11/20...Played winter ball in the Dominican Republic and hit .253 (23-for-91) with three doubles, a homer and four RBI in 27 games with Escogido.
Made first career Opening Day roster, beginning the season as the Twins starting shortstop April 1 vs. Detroit... Reached base in first 10 games April 1-16, posting a .484 on-base percentage in that span... Hit first home run of the season and second of career May 8 at Boston... Went 30 straight games without committing an error April 27-June 4... Hit four home runs in July, tied with Justin Morneau for most on the club during the month; his 11 RBI that month tied him with Brian Dozier for most... Played in 133 games (127 starts) at shortstop, the most for a Twin since Jason Bartlett played 138 in 2007...his 133 games at short were seventh most in the AL... Hit all nine of his home runs from the left side of the plate...most home runs by a Twins shortstop since Cristian Guzman hit nine in 2002... Led the Twins in stolen bases (15) and ranked third in games played (134)... Given the second annual Jim Kaat Award as Twins Defensive Player of the Year, voted on by the Twin Cities chapter of the BBWAA.
Began season with Double-A New Britain, batting .283 (32-for-113) in 30 games, committingjust three errors. ... Promoted to Triple-A Rochester May 7. ... Hit safely in 11 of first 13 games for Red Wings, including first home run May 8 at Pawtucket. ... Played all 83 of his games for Red Wings at shortstop, committing just nine errors. ... Had contract selected by Twins August 15 when Brian Dozier was optioned. ... Made Twins debut August 17 at Seattle starting at shortstop, going 0-for-3. ... Recorded first hit as Twin with a triple (first triple of career) August 18 at Seattle. ... Had first career three-hit game August 20 at Oakland. ... Hit first major league home run, a solo shot off Cory Wade September 24 vs. New York-AL. ... Led entire Twins organization in games played (156) and strikeouts (147), ranked second in at-bats (561) and seventh in hits (140). ... Ranked by Baseball America as having the best infield arm in the International League.
Was recalled from Double-A Bowie September 6 and made his Major League debut, September 10 at Toronto...Recorded his first Major League hit with a game-tying two-run double off Brad Penny, September 25 at Detroit...Spent the regular season with Double-A Bowie, batting .267 (121-454) with eight homers and 60 rbi in 133 games at shortstop...Drove in a season-high five runs, June 30 at Binghamton and drove in four runs, July 19 at Harrisburg and September 4 against Erie...Went 11-for-20 (.550) from June 26-30 with three doubles, two homers and eight rbi and hit .320 (31-for 97) in 28 July games.
Began the season with Double-A Bowie, batting .183 (22-120) in 37 games ... Hit a grand slam vs. New Hampshire on May 23, his only home run for the Baysox ... Placed on disabled list by Bowie on May 25 ... Hit .158 (3-19) in a 5-game rehab assignment with Class-A Aberdeen ... Joined Class-A Frederick on June 26 and batted .288 (64-222) with a .785 OPS in 62 games with the Keys, including 21 multihitgames ... Was named the Carolina League Player of the Week, July 5-11, when he hit .444 with three doubles, a triple, a home run andsix RBI
Spent most of the season with Frederick...Named to the 2009 Carolina League All-Star team; started the game at shortstop, tripled and scored the tying run...Was named the Carolina League Player of the Week, August 17-23, when he hit .462 with four doubles, a triple and six RBI...Finished tied for 4th in the Carolina League in doubles (32), 6th with 76 runs scored and tied for 6th in triples (5)...Led the club in triples and finished second in doubles, runs scored and stolen bases (26)...Hit safely in 12 straight road games, April 9-28, batting .333 (15-45) with a .380 OBP during the streak...Collected season-high 5 hits on August 19 vs. Wilmington...Scored season-high 3 runs; May 20 vs. Lynchburg and August 30 vs. Myrtle Beach...Hit .312 (34-109) in 28 August games after batting .198 (18-91) in 25 July games...Batted .091 (2-22) in seven games with Double-A Bowie at the end of the season
Had a season high 3 hits on July 10 against Greenville.
Hit .197 in 111 games for Delmarva...Recorded a season-high 3 hits and 2 runs scored, April 27 at Hagerstown and July16 at Lakewood.
Began the year at Bluefield and hit safely in 25 of 33 games, with 10 multi-hit performances...Had 4 straight multi-hitgames, July 8-12, to push his average to .457 through his first 13 games of the year...Was transferred to Aberdeen on August7 and hit .271 through his first 12 games...Went 3-for-31 over his next 8 games to drop his average to .203 before batting .385(10-26) over his final 6 games.
Played in 63 games for the San Pedro Orioles in the Dominican Summer League and batted .200 (34-170) with 8 RBI and35 runs scored...Was 2nd on the team with 19 stolen bases.
Led the San Pedro Orioles with 16 stolen bases...Batted .213 (34-160) with 19 RBI...Committed 29 errors in 48 games.