Héctor Rondón Alternate Training Site Pitcher

       
 
Age: 31
Born: February 26, 1988
Birthplace: Guatire, VZ
Height: 6-3
Weight: 225
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: Not draft eligible
How Acquired: Minor league free agent (April 2021)
   
   
   

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Pronunciation: ron-DOHN
First Pro Contract: August 3, 2004 (CLE)
Signing Scout: Stewart Ruiz
Signing Bonus: N/A
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2021
MLFA Eligible: November 2021
   
Pro Debut: June 2006 (GCL)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: April 3, 2013 (CHC)
Service Time (1/21): 8 years
Options Remaining: 0
Contract (2021): MiLB contract
   
Twitter: -
Instagram: @hector_luisrondy28

 
 
 
 
 
     
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  Physical Description: Large-framed, filled out right-hander. Broad shoulders with a strong upper half. Intense demeanor.

Mechanics: Starts on the first base side of the rubber, brings hands high above his head. High leg kick, slow and smooth lower body actions. Over the top delivery with whipping arm action. Falls off balanced to first base side when reaching back. Fringe-average control. Posts solid strikeout numbers but swings and misses have dipped in recent years.

Fastball: Relies heavily on 94-98 mph four-seam fastball. Above-average pitch. Also mixes in an occasional fringy mid-90s sinker.

Slider: 85-87 mph. Solid-average pitch. Uses the pitch about 40% of the time.
  Career Notes: Signed as an international free agent by Cleveland in August 2004. Had Tommy John Surgery in 2010. Rule 5 pick by the Cubs in 2012, stuck with the team and eventually became the closer in 2014. Member of the 2016 World Series champion team. Non-tendered following the 2017 season. Two solid season with Houston in 2018 and 2019. Struggled with Arizona in 2020.

Summation: Reclamation project with high leverage potential if he can find the right mix of his fastball-slider combo. Hasn't been able to find that right mix since 2018. Did not perform well in 2020 or 2021 spring training.

Note: This page will be updated with a complete scouting report after the scouting team has seen the player in person.

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    Pitching Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l era g gs sv ip h r er hr hbp bb so whip k/9 bb/9
2006 GCL Indians GCL Rk Cle 18 3 4 5.13 11 11 0 52.2 62 34 30 6 0 3 32 1.23 5.47 0.51
  2007 Lake County Captains SAL A Cle 19 7 10 4.37 27 27 0 136.0 143 78 66 13 0 27 113 1.25 7.48 1.79
  2008 Kinston Indians Caro A+ Cle 20 11 6 3.60 27 27 0 145.0 130 63 58 12 0 42 145 1.19 9.00 2.61
  2009 Akron Aeros East AA Cle 21 7 5 2.75 15 13 0 72.0 60 23 22 3 0 16 73 1.06 9.13 2.00
  2009 Columbus Clippers IL AAA Cle 21 4 5 4.00 12 12 0 74.1 83 38 33 8 0 13 64 1.29 7.75 1.57
  2010 Columbus Clippers IL AAA Cle 22 1 3 8.53 7 7 0 31.2 48 32 30 12 2 10 33 1.83 9.38 2.84
  2011 Mahoning Valley Scrappers NYPL A- Cle 23 0 0 3.00 2 2 0 3.0 3 1 1 0 0 0 2 1.00 6.00 0.00
  2012 Arizona Indians Ariz Rk Cle 24 0 0 0.00 2 2 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 0.33 18.00 3.00
  2012 Akron Aeros East AA Cle 24 0 0 2.25 2 0 0 4.0 4 1 1 0 0 1 3 1.25 6.75 2.25
  2013 Chicago Cubs NL MLB CHC 25 2 1 4.77 45 0 0 54.2 52 29 29 6 3 25 44 1.41 7.24 4.12
  2014 Chicago Cubs NL MLB CHC 26 4 4 2.42 64 0 29 63.1 52 21 17 2 0 15 63 1.06 8.95 2.13
  2015 Chicago Cubs NL MLB CHC 27 6 4 1.67 72 0 30 70.0 55 19 13 4 3 15 69 1.00 8.87 1.93
  2016 Chicago Cubs NL MLB CHC 28 2 3 3.53 54 0 18 51.0 42 20 20 8 2 8 58 0.98 10.24 1.41
  2017 Chicago Cubs NL MLB CHC 29 4 1 4.24 61 0 0 57.1 50 30 27 10 1 20 69 1.22 10.83 3.14
  2018 Houston Astros AL MLB Hou 30 2 5 3.20 63 0 15 59.0 58 22 21 4 0 20 67 1.32 10.22 3.05
  2019 Houston Astros AL MLB Hou 31 3 2 3.71 62 1 0 60.2 56 25 25 10 4 20 48 1.25 7.12 2.97
  2020 Arizona Diamondbacks NL MLB Ari 32 1 0 7.65 23 0 0 20.0 25 18 17 6 1 11 23 1.80 10.35 4.95
   
     
    2021 Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l era g gs sv ip h r er hr hbp bb so whip k/9 bb/9
2021 TBD - - Bos 33     stats                            
   
     
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  Awards   SoxProspects.com Awards  
  2007 South Atlantic League All-Star
2008 Futures Gamme All-Star
2009 Eastern League All-Star
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