Pedro Strop

Pedro Strop

Pedro Strop
Chicago Cubs – No. 46
Pitcher
Born: (1985-06-13) June 13, 1985 (age 29)
San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
August 28, 2009 for the Texas Rangers
Career statistics
(through 2013 season)
Win–loss record 9–8
Earned run average 3.91
Strikeouts 158
Teams

Pedro Ángel Stroop (born June 13, 1985), known as Pedro Strop (Dutch pronunciation: [strop]), is a DominicanDutch professional baseball pitcher for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball. He debuted in MLB with the Texas Rangers.

Baseball career

Colorado Rockies

Strop was originally signed as an international free agent by the Colorado Rockies in 2002.

Texas Rangers(2009-2011)

2009

Strop was signed by the Texas Rangers as a free agent on September 23, 2008. On August 28, 2009 Pedro made his MLB debut and K'd his 1st first batter, the Twins star catcher Joe Mauer.

Pedro Strop appeared in seven games in 2009, pitching seven innings. He gave up six hits, six runs, and four walks and had an ERA of 7.71. He struck out nine batters as well.

2010

Strop pitched one game in June 2010, on the second against the White Sox in which he struck out one batter and walked a batter and went back to the minors. In a trade the Texas Rangers made that sent Bengie Molina to the team, Pedro Strop was rewarded with the empty roster spot. He pitched in three games before returning to the minors when other trades were made. As of his last appearance on July 9 against Baltimore, he appeared in four games overall in the 2010 season, pitching 3.2 innings while giving up three hits and a run. He has walked three batters and struck out three batters.

Baltimore Orioles(2011-2013)

2011

On August 31, 2011, Strop was traded from the Rangers to the Baltimore Orioles as the player to be named later in the trade for Mike Gonzalez. [1] He finished his 2011 season going 2-0 for Baltimore with a 0.73 ERA. His pitching success continued for the majority of 2012.Through August 15th of that season, Strop achieved a 1.20 ERA primarily as a set up man to closer Jim Johnson.[2] But over the final six weeks of the season, Strop's ERA for that period was 7.24 with an OPS of .916.[3] He picked up a win against the Yankees pitching two innings in extra innings in the 2012 American League Division Series playoffs. After pitching well in the World Baseball Classic prior to the start of the 2013 season, Strop's late season 2012 struggles continued. In 29 games for the Orioles, Strop went 0-3 with a 7.25 ERA.[4] Baltimore crowds began to boo the reliever and Strop said of the booing, "They (the fans) don't care about players, they care about good results.[5] About two weeks after his comments, Strop was traded to the National League.

Chicago Cubs(2013-)

2013

On July 2, 2013, Strop was traded along with Jake Arrieta to the Cubs in exchange for Scott Feldman and Steve Clevenger.

International Career

World Baseball Classic

In 2013, Strop pitched as a reliever in the World Baseball Classic for the championship winning Dominican Republic.

References

External links

Biography portal
Baseball portal
Dominican Republic portal
  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)
  • http://newberg.mlblogs.com/archives/2008/11/texas_signs_pedro_strop.html