Jonathan Farías

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Jonathan Daniel Farías Rodríguez

  • Bats Right, Throws Right

Biographical Information[edit]

Jonathan Farías has pitched for the Peruvian national team.

A native of Venezuela, Farías left that country as did many others with things disintegrating there. He moved to Peru and became a Peruvian citizen. [1] He pitched for Peru in the 2016 South American Championship. In his debut, he went 5 innings against Colombia and lost to Andrés Arrieta; he had a decent outing (6 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 K). Edgar Paredes relieved him. He relieved Kevin Yamamoto in the 9th against Chile and saved Ken Ishihara's 5-4 win with a shutout inning (1 H, 1 BB). In the Bronze Medal Game, Colombia smacked him around in a rematch with 7 runs in 1/3 IP (2 H, 4 BB) before Yamamoto came in; Farías took the loss. He tied Yamamoto, Walter Vargas and Horacio Acosta for the most losses in the Championship and he was second in saves, one behind Acosta. [2]

In the 2017 Bolivarian Games, he lost to El Salvador's William Ponce. He was 0-1 with a 6.14 ERA in two games, posting the best ERA of any Peruvian qualifier. He led the team in IP (7 1/3) as well, 2 ahead of Mauricio Oliveri. [3] He got one start in the 2019 Pan American Games, against Argentina in the 7th/8th place game. Things did not go well as he lasted only 1 1/3 IP and allowed 4 hits, 3 walks and 7 runs (6 earned) in a loss to Lucas Ramón. Jesús Vargas wound up relieving him (3 of the runs came after Vargas relieved, as Farías left with the bases loaded). He did not have Peru's highest ERA in the event, though - both Alonso Tenya and Yamamoto were higher. [4]


  1. Mundo
  2. 2016 South American Championship Final Report
  3. Colombian Baseball Federation
  4. 2019 Pan American Games site