Luis Patiño

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Luis Fernando Patiño

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 0", Weight 192 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Pitcher Luis Patiño was signed by the San Diego Padres as an amateur free agent on July 2, 2016. He began his pro career a year later, in 2017 with the DSL Padres, then moved to the AZL Padres 1 later that summer. Between the two, he was 4-2, 2.25 in 13 games. He then spent the 2018 season with the Fort Wayne TinCaps of the Midwest League where he made 17 starts and went 6-3. 2.16. He also struck out 98 batter in 83 1/3 innings. He was named a low lass A All-Star by Baseball America after the season. In 2019, he started the season with the Lake Elsinore Storm of the California League and 6-8, 2.69 in 18 games. Late in the year, he got a brief look in AA with the Amarillo Sod Poodles of the Texas League where he put up an ERA of 1.17 in 7 2/3 innings. He was named to take part in the 2019 Futures Game and was a Padres organizational All-Star.

He made his major league debut ten days into the shortened 2020 season, pitching 2 innings in relief for the Padres against the Los Angeles Dodgers, during which he gave up 3 runs on 3 hits, the damage coming on a three-homer by Joc Pederson. He ended up pitching 11 times including 1 start, going 1-0, 5.19 and totaling 17 1/3 innings. He also pitched three games in the postseason, including one scoreless inning in Game 3 of the Wild Card Series against the St. Louis Cardinals, and twice against the Dodgers in the Division Series when the Dodgers were swept. On December 27th, he was named as one of four prospects traded by the Padres to the Tampa Bay Rays to obtain former Cy Young Award winner Blake Snell, alongside Francisco Mejia, Blake Hunt and Cole Wilcox.

According to his biography on "Son of Carlos Patiño Jimenez and Zulma Arzuza Rada, both college professors across Colombia over the last 25 years. Their jobs often took them hundreds of miles away from Patiño and his older sister, Silvia, for weeks and sometimes months at a time. In their parents' absence, the children were raised by their grandparents and two live-in nannies."

Further Reading[edit]

  • Jesse Sanchez: "Versatile Patiño open to any role with Padres",, November 23, 2020. [1]

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