Jose Quintana, Starting Pitcher, Chicago Cubs
Date of Birth: 1/24/1989
Birthplace: Arjona, Colombia
Jose Quintana, starting pitcher for the Chicago Cubs, first signed with the New York Mets in 2006. The following year, he was suspended for the entire season due to a drug policy violation. In 2008, he signed with the New York Yankees and he pitched in their minor league system for four years.
After the 2011 season ended, Quintana signed with the Chicago White Sox. He pitched 136.1 innings in 25 games in 2012. He finished the season with a 6-6 record and a 3.76 ERA. In 2013, he pitched 200.0 innings and he had a 9-7 record with 164 strikeouts to 56 walks and a 3.51 ERA in 33 games.
In March, 2014, Quintana signed a five-year contract extension with the White Sox. He finished the 2014 season with a 9-11 record, 178 strikeouts to 52 walks, and a 3.32 ERA in 200.1 innings in 32 games.
Quintana pitched 206.1 innings in 32 games in 2015. He finished the season with a 9-10 record, 177 strikeouts to 44 walks, and a 3.36 ERA.
In 2016, Quintana had a career low ERA of 3.20 in 32 games. He finished the season with career highs in wins (13 to 11 losses) and strikeouts (181 to 50 walks) in 208.0 innings.
The White Sox traded Quintana to the Cubs on July 13, 2017. He finished the season with 11 wins and 11 losses, a career high 207 strikeouts to 61 walks, and a 4.15 ERA in 18 games with the White Sox and 14 games with the Cubs. In the postseason, he pitched 13.1 innings in 4 games and he gave up 11 hits and 9 runs. He struck out 12 batters and walked 5.
Career pitching statistics for Quintana through 2017 include:
- 186 games played
- 1,139.2 innings pitched
- 57-57 win-loss record
- 988 strikeouts to 305 walks
- 3.53 ERA