Gil Heredia

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Gilbert Heredia

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Biographical Information[edit]

Gil Heredia was 3-3 with a save and a 3.78 ERA for Team USA in the summer of 1986, leading the club in losses. He was with them for the 1986 Amateur World Series.

Heredia pitched for the Pima Community College Aztecs and the University of Arizona Wildcats in college and was successful at both schools. He help the Wildcats win the 1986 College World Series. Heredia was drafted in 1984 by the Pittsburgh Pirates and in 1985 by the Baltimore Orioles, but did not sign. He finally turned pro after the San Francisco Giants drafted him in the 9th round of the 1987 Amateur Draft from the Wildcats.

Starting in 1987 Heredia worked his way up through the Giants minor league system and made his major league debut on September 1, 1991. The following year he was traded to the Montreal Expos where he played through the 1995 season. Heredia finished his playing career with the Oakland Athletics from 1998-2001, years in which he had his greatest major league success. For his major league career, Heredia had a record of 57-51 with 4 saves and an ERA of 4.46. He pitched in 267 games, 128 of them as a starter.

The Arizona Diamondbacks hired Heredia in 2009 to coach in their minor league system. He was the pitching coach for the Yakima Bears in 2009, the Missoula Osprey in 2010-2012, Visalia Rawhide in 2013-2015, and Reno Aces in 2016-2018. After the 2016 season he also worked as a pitching coach for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League. Heredia spent the 2019-2020 seasons as the Diamondbacks minor league short-season pitching coordinator.

Moving to the Los Angeles Angels' organization, he was the pitching coach for the Inland Empire 66ers in 2021 and ACL Angels in 2022-2024.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • 15 Wins Seasons: 1 (2000)
  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 1 (1999)

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