Shawn Armstrong, Relief Pitcher, Cleveland Indians, #51
Date of Birth: 9/11/1990
Birthplace: New Bern, North Carolina
College: East Carolina University
Shawn Armstrong, relief pitcher for the Cleveland Indians, was first drafted by the Houston Astros in 2008 but he opted instead to play for East Carolina University. The following year, he had shoulder surgery and he didn't play. He was drafted by the Indians in 2011 and he pitched in their minor league system from 2011 through 2015.
Armstrong pitched 8.0 innings in 8 games with the Indians in 2015 and he had a 2.25 ERA. He spent the rest of the season in the minors. In 2016, he again spent most of the season in the minors, pitching just 10.2 innings in 10 games with the Indians.
Pitching statistics for Armstrong as a minor league player from 2011 through 2016 include:
- 223 games played
- 263.1 innings pitched
- 14-11 win-loss record
- 44 saves
- 357 strikeouts to 135 walks
- 2.29 ERA