Roansy Contreras (first name pronounced “roh-AHN-see”).. Was rated by Baseball America as the top pitching prospect in the Dominican Republic for the 2016 international signing period...Lists Alex Rodriguez as his favorite athlete while growing up in the Dominican Republic.
Entered season ranked as the Pirates' No. 19 prospect by MLB Pipeline...Went 3-2 with a 2.64 ERA (58.0ip/17er) and 82 strikeouts in 13 minor league starts between Double-A Altoona and Triple-A Indianapolis...Was Altoona’s Opening Day starter; tossed 5.0 scoreless innings and struck out a career-high 11 batters in his organizational debut on 5/4 vs. Bowie...Was perfect thru 5.0 innings and pitched 6.0 no-hit innings while whiffing 11 batters again in next start on 5/11 at Binghamton...Struck out six batters over 6.2 innings on 5/18 at Harrisburg and extended his scoreless streak to 17.2 innings to start the season...Entered the day on 5/19 tied for first in all of minor league baseball with 28 strikeouts...Was named the Double-A Northeast Pitcher-of-the-Week for the week of 5/17-23...Gave up five runs in 4.0ip and suffered first loss with Altoona on 5/25 vs. Erie...Went 3-1 with a 1.63 ERA (27.2ip/5er) in his first five starts thru 6/1...Recorded his third double-digit strikeout game (10) of the season while allowing one run in 7.0 innings on 6/15 against Erie...Entered the action on 6/16 ranked first in the Double-A Northeast League in WHIP (0.80) and second in ERA (2.03) and strikeouts (57)...Was on the injured list from 7/6 (retro to 7/5) thru 8/31 with a right forearm muscle strain...Made three starts with Altoona in September and gave up five runs (four earned) in a total of 8.1ip while striking out 11 batters...Was promoted to Indianapolis on 9/20; made his only Triple-A start on 9/22 at Omaha and gave up one run and struck out six in 3.2ip...Made his Major League debut on 9/29 vs. Chicago (NL) and threw 46 pitches in 3.0 scoreless innings of work...Was the first 21-year-old to start a game for the Pirates since Sean Burnett in 2004...Made five starts with Peoria during the Arizona Fall League and went 2-1 with a 3.21 ERA (14.0ip/5er) and 18 strikeouts.
Did not pitch due to the COVID-19 pandemic...Was add to the Yankees’ 40-man roster on 11/20.
Led Yankees organization and South Atlantic League in wins while spending entire season with Charleston…Also ranked first among league leaders in WHIP (1.07), fourth in innings pitched and fifth in ERA...Tied career high (second time) with 10 strikeouts while giving up one hit in 7.0ip on 8/14 vs. Columbia...Earned South Atlantic League Pitcherof-the-Week honors from 8/26-9/2 after going 2-0 with a 0.75 ERA (12.0ip/1er) in his last two starts of the season... Went 4-0 with a 1.16 ERA (31.0ip/5r/4er) in five starts during the month of August and 6-0 with a 1.32 ERA (48.0ip/8r/7er) in his final eight starts, dating back to 7/18... Was ranked by Baseball America as the No. 8 prospect in the Yankees organization and the No. 12 prospect in the South Atlantic League following the season.
Split season between Staten Island (Yankees’ A) and Charleston, going 0-2 with a 2.42 ERA (63.1ip/19r/17er) in 12 starts...Struck out a career-high 10 batters over 6.0 scoreless innings on 6/24 vs. Tri-City...Was charged with a total of two earned runs in his last four starts with Staten MINOR LEAGUE HIGHLIGHTS Island (23.2ip)...Was promoted to Charleston on 7/21 and suffered his two losses there in his first two starts on 7/23 and 7/29...Tossed 6.0 scoreless frames in his final start on 8/31...Was ranked by Baseball America as the No. 7 prospect in the Yankees organization after the season.
Went 4-4 with a 4.02 ERA (53.2ip/37r/24er) in 14 total games (11 starts) between the DSL Yankees and the GCL Yankees East team during first professional season... Began season with the DSL Yankees before being transferred to the GCL Yankees East on 7/13...Won his first professional game while making first career relief appearance on 7/20... Went 2-0 with a 2.89 ERA (9.1ip/7r/3er) in his three relief outings at the GCL level.