Ronald Jose Herrera Aular…wife's name in Maria.
NEW YORK-AL // Reached the majors with the Yankees and had 2 relief appearances over 2 stints with New York (6/14- 15 and 6/26-30)…made his Major League debut on 6/14 at Los Angeles-AL, allowing a tie-breaking two-run home run to Andrelton Simmons in the 7th to suffer the loss…was recalled from Trenton (AA) prior to the game…was the first Yankees player to be promoted to the Major League active roster from Double-A or lower since 2015...was 22 years and 42 days old at the time of his ML debut, becoming the Yankees' youngest player to appear in a game since 2015 and the 1st player in Yankees history born in 1995 or later…returned to the Yankees on 6/26 and tossed a scoreless inning on 6/29 at CWS in lone outing during 2nd stint.
MINORS // Combined to go 8-1 with a 1.91 ERA (16 ER/75.1 IP) over 14 starts at the minor league level with Trenton, Scranton-Wilkes/Barre, and the GCL Yankees…went 8-0 with a 1.13 ERA (7 ER/56.0 IP) and 42 K in 9 starts with Trenton prior to promotion to Yankees…was named Eastern League Pitcher of the Week for the period from 6/5-11, after striking out 9 and allowing just 2 H and 0 BB in 6.2 scoreless innings on 6/8 vs. Hartford…was on the minor league disabled list at Trenton from 7/6-8/31 with a right shoulder strain…completed a rehab assignment with the GCL Yankees, 8/18-31…made one postseason start for Scranton-Wilkes/Barre.
In his first season with the Yankees organization, combined at Double-A Trenton and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to go 10-8 with a 3.94 ERA (137.0IP, 138H, 66R/60ER, 38BB, 131K, 10HR) in 24 starts…ranked fourth among Yankees minor leaguers in strikeouts and tying for sixth in wins while setting career highs in both categories…held opponents to a .261 (138-for-529) BA; LH .236 (60-for-254), RH .284 (78-for-275). Spent nearly the entire season with Trenton, going 10-7 with a 3.75 ERA (132.0IP, 131H, 61R/55ER, 35BB, 123K, 9HR)…finished fourth in the Eastern League in strikeouts and 10th in ERA…led EL starters (min. 125.0IP) with a 8.39 K/9.0IP ratio…was named the Thunder's "Pitcher of the Year." On 4/26 vs. New Hampshire, tossed the first 8.0IP (2BB, 5K, 1HP) of a combined no-hitter, with Jonathan Holder (1.0IP) finishing the 4-0 win…marked the Thunder's first no-hitter since Tyler Clippard on 8/17/06 at Harrisburg…was named the Eastern League "Pitcher of the Week" for 4/25-5/1. Made a spot start for Scranton/WB on 4/16 vs. Syracuse, allowing 5ER in 5.0IP (7H, 3BB, 8K, 1HR) to take the loss. Was added to the Yankees' 40-man roster on 11/18/16.
Combined with Lake Elsinore (A+) and San Antonio (AA) to go 8-7 with a 4.08 ERA (66 ER/145.2 IP) in 26 games/25 starts...started the season with Lake Elsinore and earned a promotion to San Antonio on 7/24...was named the Texas League "Pitcher of the Week" for 8/17-23 after going 1-0 in two scoreless starts (11.0 IP, 4 H, 2 BB, 10 K)…on 8/18 vs. Northwest Arkansas, tossed a three-hit shutout (9.0 IP, 0 BB, 7 K)...was traded to the Yankees in exchange for INF José Pirela on 11/11/15.
Split the campaign between Beloit (A) in the A's organization and Fort Wayne (A) in the Padres organization…went a combined 6-9 with a 3.92 ERA (58 ER/133.0 IP) 26 games/25 starts… ranked 5th among Midwest League starters with a 1.74 BB/9.0IP ratio...began the season with Beloit…on 5/28, was acquired by the San Diego Padres from the Oakland Athletics to complete the trade that sent INF/OF Jake Goebbert to San Diego and INF/OF Kyle Blanks to Oakland on 5/14...finished the season with Fort Wayne.
Combined with the AZL Athletics and Vermont (S-A) to go 7-4 with a 4.02 ERA (35 ER/78.1 IP) in 16 games/10 starts…spent the majority of the season with the AZL Athletics and led the Arizona League in innings pitched and finished 3rd in wins…his 1.36 BB/9.0IP ratio was 3rdlowest among starting pitchers...was promoted to Vermont on 8/29 and appeared in 2 games/one start.
Made his professional debut with the DSL Athletics.