Luis A. Arroyo

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Luis Alberto Arroyo

  • Bats Left, Throws Left
  • Height 6' 0", Weight 174 lb.

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Luis Arroyo has pitched from 1992-2008 so far.

Arroyo was picked by the San Diego Padres in the 16th round of the 1992 amateur draft. He debuted as a pro for the AZL Padres, going 4-4 with a 4.21 ERA and finishing second on the team with 55 strikeouts. In 1993, he went 5-7 with a 4.52 ERA for the Waterloo Diamonds.

The southpaw split 1994 between the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (3-4, 4.80) and Springfield Sultans (8-2, 3.43). Arroyo spent 1995 with the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes. His record was 7-10 with a 5.25 ERA and a WHIP of 1.71.

Luis was traded with Roberto Petagine to the New York Mets for Pete Walker and Scott Adair in March 1996. He was moved to the bullpen and went 1-0 with 2 saves and a 3.00 ERA in 22 games. In 1997, he pitched for St. Lucie (3-3, 2.09 in 36 games, only 37 hits in 56 IP) and the Binghamton Mets (3.07 in 7 games). Arroyo split 1998 between Binghamton (1-5, 3 Sv, 2.58 in 57 games, 78 K in 66 1/3 IP) and the AAA Norfolk Tides (0-1, 6.75). He led Mets farmhands in appearances. He was among the top 10 in the minors in games pitched.

Arroyo bounced around in 1999, appearing for the Syracuse SkyChiefs (0-1, 8.53 in 9 games), Knoxville Smokies (0-1, Sv, 1.35 in 5 games), Calgary Cannons (2-1, 6.48 in 22 games) and the Portland Sea Dogs (0-1, Sv, 3.29 in 9 games). He was in both the Toronto Blue Jays and the Florida Marlins organizations.

In 2000, the southpaw was back with Portland (3-2, 3.79 in 31 games) and Calgary (1-1, 5.74 in 7 games). The next season, he was on the Trenton Thunder (0-1, 9.22 in 7 games, .405 opponent average) and Somerset Patriots (8-0, 5 Sv, 2.52).

Arroyo made his last appearance in the affiliated minors in 2002, going 1-0 with a save and a 0.63 ERA in 10 games for the Stockton Ports. He then went to Taiwan but was just 2-4 with a 6.89 ERA for the Uni-President Lions.

In 2003, the Puerto Rican left-hander was 7-8 with a 4.09 ERA for the Monclova Steelers of Mexico. Arroyo split 2004 between the Pennsylvania Road Warriors (5-7, 4.83) and the Bridgeport Bluefish (5-3, 4.35). Luis was with Bridgeport (1-7, 5.45) and the Long Island Ducks (4-0, 3.21) in 2005. In the 2005 Baseball World Cup, Arroyo was 2-1 with a 5.25 ERA. He beat the Japanese national team and Czech national team but was routed by the Dutch national team in the quarterfinals.

Arroyo only pitched 10 innings for Long Island in 2006. He allowed 2 runs in 5 innings in the COPABE Olympic qualifiers. In the 2006 Central American and Caribbean Games, he allowed one run in 6 1/3 IP and struck out nine but had a no-decision in his lone start.

In 2007, Luis threw for the North Shore Spirit (1-0, 1.38 in 2 games) and the Laredo Broncos (8-4, 3.55). He was 6th in the United League in ERA. In the 2008 Americas Baseball Cup, the veteran southpaw was 2-0 with a 3.86 ERA and fanned 16 in 14 innings. He tied for third in the event in strikeouts, trailing Walter Silva and Pablo Morales and helping Puerto Rico win the event.