Ray Liotta

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Raymond Jospeph Liotta

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Biographical Information[edit]

Not to be confused with the actor of the same name who played Shoeless Joe Jackson in the film "Field of Dreams", pitcher Ray Liotta was selected by the Chicago White Sox in the second round of the 2004 amateur draft. He was signed by scout Warren Hughes and made his pro debut that summer with the Great Falls White Sox, going 5-1 with a team-best strikeouts while leading the Pioneer League with a 2.54 ERA. He began the next year with the Kannapolis Intimidators, going 8-3 with a 2.26 ERA in 20 starts and earning a spot on the South Atlantic League All-Star team before being promoted in July to the Winston-Salem Warthogs, for whom he was 6-2 with a 1.45 ERA in 8 starts. However, he struggled in 2006, going 3-8 with a 4.93 ERA in 18 starts for the AA Birmingham Barons before being sent back down to Winston-Salem, where he was 1-6 with an 8.08 ERA in 10 appearances. He did not play in 2007.

Following the 2007 season, Liotta was selected by the Kansas City Royals in the AAA phase of the 2007 Rule V Draft.