Raisel Iglesias, Pitcher, Cincinnati Reds, #26


Date of Birth: 1/4/1990
Birthplace: Isla de la Juventud, Cuba
Current Salary: $4,214,285

Raisel Iglesias, pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds, played in Cuba from 2010 through 2012. During that time, he had an 8-12 record, 169 strikeouts to 115 walks, and a 3.47 ERA in 223.1 innings in 88 games.

Iglesias defected from Cuba in November, 2013. Seven months later, on June 27, 2014, he signed a seven-year, $27 million contract with the Reds.

Iglesias pitched in 18 games with the Reds in 2015. He finished the season with a 3-7 record, 104 strikeouts to 28 walks, and a 4.15 ERA in 95.1 innings.

In 2016 Iglesias pitched in 5 games as a starter and 32 games as a reliever with the Reds. He finished the season with a 2.53 ERA, 6 saves, and 83 strikeouts to 26 walks in 78.1 innings.

Career pitching statistics for Iglesias through 2016 include:

  • 55 games played
  • 173.2 innings pitched
  • 6-9 win-loss record
  • 6 saves
  • 83 strikeouts to 26 walks
  • 3.42 ERA

Sources for Information
Wikipedia - Raisel Iglesias
ESPN - Raisel Iglesias
Baseball Reference - Raisel Iglesias