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Orlando Lara

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Orlanda Lara

  • Bats Left, Throws Left
  • Height 6' 2", Weight 205 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Orlando Lara has won 97 games as a pro, through the winter of 2019-2020.

Lara started in the San Diego Padres chain, going 2-1 with a 3.23 ERA for the 2006 Eugene Emeralds, striking out 59 in 47 1/3 innings. He missed the Northwest League top-10 in strikeouts by one. He was 1-3 with a 5.40 ERA that winter for the Mayos de Navojoa but K'd 38 in 31 2/3 IP. In '07, he pitched for the Lake Elsinore Storm (2-1, 5.40), Fort Wayne Wizards (1-3, 5.67) and the Diablos Rojos del México (6-2, 4.43). He won Mexican League Rookie of the Year. [1] He had a 0-1, 6.04 record for the 2007-2008 Mayos.

His time in the Padres system done, he was 5-6 with a 4.26 ERA for the 2008 Diablos Rojos then followed with a 5-3, 3.15 winter. He was second in the Mexican Pacific League in ERA, .29 behind Ismael Castillo, and tied for 4th in wins. He kept up his five-win streak at 5-3, 5.03 for the '09 Red Devils and was 2-3 in the winter, but with a 3.90 ERA. The next summer, he struggled at 0-2, 6.27 and he did not pitch in the winter.

Lara's woes continued in 2011 (2-2, 8.05 in 16 G) and he started to get back on track a bit in the winter (2-4, 4.40). He was 1-3 with a 7.19 ERA in 36 games for the 2012 Diablos Rojos, mostly working out of the bullpen. Back as a starter in the winter, he was 1-1 with a 4.50 ERA for Navojoa and 1-0, 2.30 for the Algodoneros de Guasave.

He split the summer of 2013 between the Guerreros de Oaxaca (2-0, 5.65) and Rieleros de Aguascalientes (5-3, 4.94). He was 3-6 with a 4.97 ERA for Guasave in 2013-2014, tying for 4th in losses. He was 5-5 with a 4.17 ERA for the Rieleros in the summer of '14. He followed with a strong winter for the Charros de Jalisco at 7-3, 3.26. He was 7th in ERA, between Walter Silva and Arturo Lopez, and 3rd in wins (behind Amilcar Gaxiola and Javier Solano.

He repeated at 5-5 for Aguascalientes in 2015, this time with a 6.07 ERA. He followed with a 5-2, 4.10 winter for Jalisco. He tied for 9th in wins. Moving to the Pericos de Puebla in 2016, he was 9-3 with a 3.53 ERA. After not playing in winter ball, he was 7-8 with a 5.71 ERA for the Acereros de Monclova the following summer. The Mexican League went to a split-season format in 2018. In the spring season, he was 1-1 with a 3.81 ERA for the Bravos de León and in the fall, he was 2-4 with a 4.70 ERA for the Piratas de Campeche.

Lara was 3-5 with a 3.98 ERA for Jalisco in 2018-2019. He was 8th in ERA, between Solano and Yoanys Quiala, and tied for 4th in losses. In the 2019 Caribbean Series, he was 0-1 with a 4.91 ERA, losing to another Lara, the Cardenales de Lara. He split the summer between Campeche (1-3, 8.55 in 5 G) and the Toros de Tijuana (6-2, 3.75 in 16 G). He saw little action that winter for Jalisco (0-1, 4.76).

The veteran southpaw was with Mexico for the 2019 Premier 12 but was a late scratch.