Pedro DeLeon

From BR Bullpen


Pedro Eugenio DeLeon

BR Minors page

Biographical information[edit]

Pedro DeLeon is a former minor league baseball pitcher who played from 1984 to 1989 in the Houston Astros and New York Yankees organizations.

Signed as an undrafted free agent by the Astros in 1984 by scout Domingo Mercedes, DeLeon played for the GCL Astros that season, going 3-3 with a 2.45 ERA in 13 games (six starts). He again played for the GCL Astros in 1985, going 3-6 with a 4.44 ERA in 12 games started.

In 1986, DeLeon played for the Asheville Tourists, going 11-10 with a 4.03 ERA in 26 games (25 starts). He split 1987 between the Tourists and Osceola Astros, going a combined 7-5 with a 4.55 ERA in 24 games (14 starts). He played the majority of the season with Asheville, making only five appearances with Osceola.

He spent his 1988 season with Osceola and the Columbus Astros, going 14-5 with a 2.44 ERA in 23 games with Osceola and 2-2 with a 4.50 ERA in four games with Columbus. Combined, he went 16-7 with a 2.68 ERA. He was 8th in the Florida State League in ERA, third in wins (behind Jerry Kutzler and Darrin Hursey), third in strikeouts (129, trailing Chris Nichting and Ravelo Manzanillo) and tied for first with 5 shutouts, even with Mark Petkovsek.

On January 10, 1989, DeLeon was traded with John Fishel and Mike Hook to the Yankees for Rick Rhoden. 1989 would end up being his final season in professional baseball. He played for the Prince William Cannons and Albany-Colonie Yankees, going 3-2 with a 2.87 ERA with Prince William and only 3-7 with a 5.53 ERA with Albany-Colonie.