Argenis Angulo

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Argenis Jesus Angulo

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 3", Weight 220 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Argenis Angulo has pitched as high as AAA and for the Venezuelan national team.

He was taken by the Cleveland Indians in the 19th round of the 2014 amateur draft; the scout was Mark Allen. [1] He struggled that summer with the AZL Indians (2-0, Sv, 7.80 ERA, .313/.384/.516 opponent batting line) but fanned 27 in 15 innings. He saw limited time with the same team in 2015 (3 R in 2 IP). In 2016, he was with four teams: the Mahoning Valley Scrappers (1-0, Sv, 1.19 in 11 G), Lake County Captains (2-0, 1.06 in 8 G), Akron RubberDucks (3 R in 4 1/3 IP) and Columbus Clippers (0 R in 1 1/3 IP). He had a 1.59 ERA overall.

Angulo went 5-2 with 15 saves and a 2.29 ERA in 41 games for the 2017 Lynchburg Hillcats. He allowed a .160/.269/.216 batting line, striking out 68 in 55 innings. He tied Robbie Aviles for 9th in the Indians chain in games pitched and led in saves (one ahead of Dalbert Sirí, who also pitched in the 2019 Premier 12). In the Carolina League, he was 7th in games pitched and 3rd in saves (after Nate Griep and Tanner Chleborad). He was not as good with the Glendale Desert Dogs in the Arizona Fall League - 10 R (8 ER), 0-1 in 8 IP.

In 2018, he fell to 2-5, 5.23 with 8 saves for Akron and was much more hittable (.286/.384/.422) though he continued to fan many batters (64 in 51 2/3 IP). He tied Cole Sulser for 2nd in the Indians chain in games pitched (47). He tied Geoff Hartlieb, Dan Slania and Edgar García for 6th in the Eastern League in pitching appearances. In winter ball, he was 1-0 with a 1.35 ERA for the Cardenales de Lara.

Argenis was better in 2019 with Akron (3-2, 2 Sv, 2.06 in 26 G) and Columbus (1-0, 3 Sv, 5.20 in 22 G), striking out 88 but walking 38 in 62 2/3 IP. He led Indians minor leaguers in games pitched. With the Mesa Solar Sox in the fall, he had two saves and a 5.68 ERA. He then pitched for Venezuela in the 2019 Premier 12, appearing one time against pool host Taiwan. Relieving Liarvis Breto in the 4th with two on and two out, he struck out Che-Hsuan Lin to escape the jam. In the 5th, he retired Tung-Hua Yueh, Wei-Chen Wang and Li Lin, the latter two by K. Luis Martinez replaced him in the 6th. [2]