Luis Avilan, Relief Pitcher, Los Angeles Dodgers, #43

Date of Birth: 7/19/1989
Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela
Current Salary: $1,500,000

Luis Avilan, relief pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers, was first signed by the Atlanta Braves in August, 2005. He pitched in the Braves' minor league system from 2006 through 2011.

Avilan pitched in 31 games with the Braves in 2012. He had a 2.00 ERA in 36.0 innings. He also pitched 61.1 innings in 16 games in the minors.

Avilan had his best season so far in 2013. That year, he had career highs in games played (75) and innnings pitched (65.0) and a career low ERA of 1.52. The following season, he had a 4.57 ERA in 43.1 innings in 62 games.

The Braves traded Avilan to the Dodgers on July 30, 2015. He finished the season with a career high 49 strikeouts to 15 walks and a 4.05 ERA in 50 games with the Braves and 23 games with the Dodgers.

In 2016, Avilan split his time in the regular season between the Dodgers and the minors. He had a 3.20 ERA in 19.2 innings in 27 games with the Dodgers. In the postseason, he pitched 3.2 innings in 5 games and he gave up 4 hits and no runs. He struck out 3 batters and walked 1.

Career pitching statistics for Avilan through 2016 include:

  • 268 games played
  • 217.1 innings pitched
  • 15-6 win-loss record
  • 173 strikeouts to 78 walks
  • 2.98 ERA

Sources for Information
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