Yency Almonte, son of Ramon and Sandra … born and raised in Miami, Fla. … has one brother, Denny, who played professional baseball with the Seattle Mariners organization...Attended Christopher Columbus High School in Miami, Fla...Played baseball as a kid with Chicago Cubs outfielder Albert Almora Jr...Enjoys going fishing and playing basketball … enjoys Latin food … he is fluent in Spanish...During the offseason, he helps coach at a baseball academy his father owns...Twitter handle is @showtimealmonte.
Made 14 starts at Double-A Hartford prior to first-ever promotion to Triple-A Albuquerque, where he pitched in eight games...Honored as an Eastern League Mid-Season All-Star as well as a MiLB.com Organization All-Star prior to pitching in the Arizona Fall League for the Salt River Rafters...Named Eastern League Pitcher of the Week after beating Harrisburg April 20 … recorded seven shutout innings in Hartford's 1-0 victory … allowed just four hits and finished with a franchise-best 10 strikeouts with no walks over seven innings, his win the first for the Yard Goats at new Dunkin' Donuts Park...Posted 1.27 ERA (28.1 IP, 4 ER) in five road starts for Hartford … went 3-2 with a 2.44 ERA (48.0 IP, 13 ER) in nine home games for the Yard Goats … allowed five earned runs in 30.1 innings pitched over six starts combined in April and May at Double-A...Had two stints on the Hartford disabled list May 4-27 (shoulder) and June 5-23 (knee) … prior to first DL stint, was 2-0 with a 1.37 ERA (26.1 IP, 4 ER)...Suffered a knee injury June 1 and did not pitch again until June 27 … lost three straight starts May 27-June 17 despite allowing four earned runs in 14 innings...Was 3-0 with a 2.79 ERA (29.0 IP, 9 ER) over five home games for Albuquerque … his final game of the year was in relief on Sept. 4 … did not allow a run over his final 12 innings from Aug. 25-Sept. 4 after a season-high six runs Aug. 19 at Sacramento...Won consecutive home starts vs. Salt Lake and Reno Aug. 25 and Aug. 31, allowing a combined eight hits and no runs over 11 innings.
In his first season with the Rockies organization, made 27 starts between High-A Modesto and Double-A Hartford, finishing with a 3.58 ERA (168.1 IP, 67 ER) across the two levels...Named a California League Postseason All-Star after finishing third in the league in ERA (3.71) and tied for second in strikeouts (134)...Named the California League Pitcher of the Week July 25-31 after he went 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA, three walks and 20 strikeouts in two starts...Recorded his first career shutout Aug. 17 with Hartford, pitching seven scoreless innings in the first game of a doubleheader.
Went 11-7 with a 3.41 ERA (137.1 IP, 52 ER) between Low-A Kannapolis and High-A Winston-Salem in his only season with the Chicago White Sox organization...Struck out a career high 12 batters Aug. 30 vs. Frederick...Named the South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Week July 6 after pitching 8.2 shutout innings vs. Augusta...Acquired by the Rockies via trade with the White Sox in exchange for RHP Tommy Kahnle, Nov. 24...Prior to the 2015 season, was acquired by the White Sox via trade with the Angels in exchange for INF Gordon Beckham on Feb. 4.
Spent the majority of the season with Low-A Burlington...Went 2-6 with a 5.91 ERA (42.2 IP, 30 ER) in 11 starts between Low-A Burlington and Arizona League Angels.
Made 13 appearances, 11 starts, with Rookie Level Orem. Finished the season with two relief appearances (3.1 IP, 5 ER) after starting previously during the year.
Was selected out of Christopher Columbus High School (Miami, Fla.) in the 17th round of the First-Year Player Draft by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim...Made three relief appearances for the Arizona League Angels in his first professional season.