Tim Shibuya

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Timothy Takeshi Shibuya

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Biographical Information[edit]

Pitcher Tim Shibuya began his professional career in 2011. He reached Triple A for the first time in 2015.

He was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 23rd round of the 2011 amateur draft.

The hurler was named the Appalachian League Pitcher of the Year for 2011 after going 8-2 with a 3.30 ERA in 13 starts for the Elizabethton Twins. He also earned Appy League Post-Season All-Star honors that year. In 2012, he was 3-6 with a 5.59 mark in 17 games (15 starts) for the Beloit Snappers and in 2013, he was 7-1 with a 1.42 ERA in 16 games (one start) between Elizabethton and the Cedar Rapids Kernels. With the Fort Myers Miracle in 2014, he went 7-4 with a 3.64 ERA in 28 games (10 starts). He split 2015 between Fort Myers, the Chattanooga Lookouts and the Triple A Rochester Red Wings (5.40 ERA in 4 G). Between them, he went 1-4 with a 3.57 ERA in 33 games (4 starts). Joining the Los Angeles Dodgers system as a free agent for 2016, Shibuya was 5-6 with a 3.61 ERA in 24 games (18 starts) between the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, Tulsa Drillers and Oklahoma City Dodgers that year. With Tulsa and Oklahoma City in 2017, he went 3-2 with a 3.29 ERA in 19 games (7 starts).