Yency Almonte, son of Ramon and Sandra…born and raised in Miami, FL...has one brother, Denny, who played professional baseball with the Seattle Mariners organization...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…was a 17th round selection by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the 2012 amateur draft, out of a high school in Miami, Fla.
Appeared in the most games of his career in 2021…tied his career-high in opposing batters grounding into double plays with four... Opponents averaged a .844 OPS against him, the second-highest of his career…struck out 8.87 batters per nine innings, a career-best... Sat down a season-high four batters in two scoreless innings on the road against the Dodgers on Aug. 28.
Led the Rockies and tied for fourth in the National League with 27.2 relief innings...Led Rockies relievers (min. 10 appearances) with a 2.93 ERA … scoreless in 16 of his 24 outings...Earned his first Major League save (Aug. 4) and first win (Aug. 6) in the same series against San Francisco, the first pitcher in franchise history to do both in the same series...Recorded a career-high-tying four strikeouts on Aug. 1 vs. San Diego (also: Aug. 7, 2018, vs. Pittsburgh)...Went 19 consecutive outings between his two home runs allowed on Aug. 1 vs. San Diego and Sept. 23 at San Francisco, the longest streak by a Rockies reliever in 2020 and tied for the sixth-longest in the NL.
Made 28 relief appearances across five stints with the Rockies, going 0-1 with a 5.56 ERA (34.0 IP, 21 ER) ... Scored upon 11 times in 28 games … allowed runs once over his last seven games and twice over his last 11 ... Recalled for the first time on April 7 and optioneed April 15 ... was recalled again May 4 and optioneed May 14 ... recalled as the 26th man two times, once on July 15 and again on July 24 ... called up for the final time on Aug. 14 ... Had a career long 8.1 inning scoreless streak from April 12-May 23 ... Pitched a career-high 3.1 innings Aug. 29 vs. Pittsburgh ... Suffered his first Major League loss on Aug. 22 at St. Louis, allowing two runs in one inning pitched ... Allowed three of 15 inherited runners to score, a 20% inherited runners percentage that ranked 14th in the National League (min. 15 inherited runners) ... Made 30 relief appearances for Triple-A Albuquerque, going 2-3 with a 4.20 ERA (30.0 IP, 14 ER).
Reached the Majors for the first time in his career, making 14 appearances ... Scored upon three times over three stints in Majors … no runs in eight of last nine Major League appearances from Aug. 1 through the end of the season … allowed eight of 10 inherited runners to score ... Major League debut June 21 vs. the New York Mets, inheriting two runners … allowed a sac fly before inducing a ground-ball double play ... Recalled from Triple-A June 21 and made two appearances before being optioned June 23 … recalled from Triple-A June 24, second recall within three days … optioned to Albuquerque Aug. 9, returned Sept. 1 ... Career-high tying two scoreless innings with a career-high four strikeouts on Aug. 7 vs. Pittsburgh ... Went 3-5 with a 5.56 ERA (43.2 IP, 27 ER) in 18 appearances (10 starts) with Albuquerque.
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.