Edward Concepción

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Edward Xavier Concepción

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 2", Weight 215 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Edward Concepción pitched in the minors and for the Dominican national team.

He was signed by the San Francisco Giants in December 2005. [1] He was 1-2 with a save and a 4.93 ERA in his pro debut with the 2006 DSL Giants and 1-2 with a 5.91 ERA the next year for the same team. In a third year with them, he improved to 8-2, 4.20, keeping his walks at 20 despite increasing his innings from 32 to 75. He tied for second in the Dominican Summer League in wins, four behind Osvaldo Rodriguez.

In 2009, he went 4-3 with a 4.61 ERA for the AZL Giants, whiffing 70 in 54 2/3 IP. He was 4th in the Arizona League in strikeouts, between Pil-joon Jang and Carlos Frias. Baseball America rated him as the #13 prospect in the loop, between Richard Alvarez and Jesus Brito. [2] Moving up to the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes in '10, he sputtered at 3-7, 7.67 with 46 BB in 63 1/3 IP. Only Edwar Cabrera lost more games in the Northwest League that year and only Enrique Burgos Jr. walked more. He also tied for the most wild pitches (12).

Moving to the bullpen, he was 1-1 with a 3.61 ERA for the 2011 Augusta GreenJackets with 62 K and 36 BB in 52 1/3 IP. He was also suspended 25 games for a violation of the minor league drug prevention and treatment program. [3] He tied Jorge De Leon for 10th in the South Atlantic League in pitching appearances.

Concepción was 4-3 with two saves and a 6.10 ERA in 46 games for the San Jose Giants. He walked 33 and fanned 51 in 48 1/3 innings. He was 9th in the Giants chain in games pitched and 4th in the California League with 16 wild pitches. He struggled that winter for the Gigantes del Cibao in the Dominican Winter League (3 R in 1 IP).

The right-hander split 2013 between Augusta (1-0, 5 R in 6 2/3 IP) and San Jose (0-1, 7 R in 2 1/3 IP) to end his pro career at 23-21, 5.21 in 180 games in the minors (49 starts). He had struck out 369 in 369 2/3 IP but walked 208. He then won Bronze with the Dominican Republic in the 2014 Central American and Caribbean Games, pitching 1 1/3 hitless, scoreless innings (he walked one) over two games. [4]


  1. 2013 Giants Media Guide, pg. 105
  2. 2010 Baseball Almanac, pg. 388
  3. 2013 Giants Media Guide, pg. 105
  4. 2014 Central American and Caribbean Games site