Hector Luis Berrios
- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Height 5' 10", Weight 170 lb.
Hector Berrios pitched two seasons in AAA.
An All-Conference pitcher in college, Berrios spent six years in the professional ranks as a pitcher. The San Francisco Giants took him in the 9th round of the January 1983 draft. Hector did not sign with them. He signed as an undrafted free agent with the Kansas City Royals the next year. In 1984, he was 1-2 with a 2.53 ERA for the Eugene Emeralds despite 34 walks in 57 innings, thanks to 70 strikeouts. He split 1985 between Eugene (6-4, 5.33) and the Fort Myers Royals (1-1, 6.23). Let go by Kansas City, his next stop was with the Detroit Tigers organization.
In 1987, Berrios went 7-7 with seven saves and a 2.79 ERA for the Fayetteville Generals. He fanned 93 in 87 innings. His 45 appearances led the team's staff. The next season, the Santurce native was 3-0 with a save and a 3.55 ERA for the Glens Falls Tigers. During 1989, Hector dropped back to Fayetteville, where he went 4-2 with a 4.88 ERA. He wrapped up his four-year stint in the Tigers chain with the 1990 Lakeland Tigers, going 2-2 with a 1.80 ERA in 21 outings.
The veteran minor leaguer signed on with the California Angels chain for 1991. He split time between the Palm Springs Angels (0-2, 4.94, 29 K in 23 2/3 IP), Midland Angels (2-1, 2 Sv, 2.87, 17 K in 16 IP) and the Edmonton Trappers (3-1, 3.86 in 16 1/3 IP), finally getting to AAA.
Hector wound up his playing career in 1992, spending a full year in AAA between the Chicago Cubs' Iowa Cubs (1-1, 8.78) and Los Angeles Dodgers' Albuquerque Dukes (1-2, 4.38). Overall, he had gone 31-25 with a 3.90 ERA and 11 saves in 236 minor league outings.
His playing career over, he coached in the Toronto Blue Jays chain from 1998-2002, spending time with the Hagerstown Suns (1998-2000), Charleston Alley Cats (2001) and Dunedin Blue Jays (2002). He was pitching coach of the 2003-2004 and 2006-2008 Brooklyn Cyclones. In 2009, he was pitching coach for the Binghamton Mets, then moved to the GCL Mets in the same role in 2010. Moving to the Los Angeles Dodgers organization, Berrios was a coach for the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes in 2011, the Great Lakes Loons in 2012, and the Chattanooga Lookouts in 2013. He was then in the Philadelphia Phillies' chain as pitching coach of the Williamsport Crosscutters in 2016-2019.