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Luis Ayala

36-Year-Old Pitcher – Baltimore Orioles

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Anxiety issues forced Ayala onto the disabled list shortly after his arrival to Atlanta (from Baltimore) in early April, and the right-hander spent more than two months on the shelf as a result. He we...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS:    THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 203   DOB: 1/12/1978   BORN: Los Mochis, Mexico   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Luis Ayala Contract Information:

Agreed to a contract with the Orioles in March of 2014.

March 20, 2014  –  Luis Ayala News

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Luis Ayala Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2005 27 MAJ WAS 68 0 0 71.0 75 21 7 40 14 8 7 1 2.66 1.25
2007 29 A Pot 3 1 0 2.7 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 0.75
2007 29 AAA COL 5 0 0 7.0 4 1 1 5 2 0 0 0 1.29 0.86
2007 29 MAJ WAS 44 0 0 42.3 43 15 5 28 12 2 2 1 3.19 1.30
2008 30 MAJ NYM 19 0 0 18.0 23 11 3 14 2 1 2 9 5.50 1.39
2008 30 MAJ WAS 62 0 0 57.7 63 37 6 36 22 1 8 0 5.77 1.47
2008  (Multiple Teams) 30 MAJ NYM/WAS 81 0 0 75.7 86 48 9 50 24 2 10 9 5.71 1.45
2009 31 AAA NEW 9 0 0 10.0 4 0 0 10 3 0 0 4 0.00 0.70
2009 31 MAJ FLA 10 0 0 7.7 12 10 1 7 6 0 3 0 11.74 2.35
2009 31 MAJ MIN 28 0 0 32.3 38 15 4 21 8 1 2 0 4.18 1.42
2009  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ FLA/MIN 38 0 0 40.0 50 25 5 28 14 1 5 0 5.63 1.60
2010 32 AAA Col 4 0 0 7.1 8 4 2 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 4.91 1.13
2010 32 AAA Ren 4 0 0 26.1 38 23 1 17 11 0 6 0 0 0 7.86 1.88
2010 32 AAA Alb 4 0 0 14.0 14 7 1 10 7 1 3 4 0 0 4.50 1.50
2011 33 AAA Scr 3 0 0 5.0 6 1 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.80 1.20
2011 33 MAJ NYY 52 0 0 56.0 51 13 5 39 20 2 2 0 1 4 2.09 1.27
2012 34 MAJ BAL 66 0 0 75.0 81 22 7 51 14 5 5 1 2 11 2.64 1.27
2013 35 AA Mis 3 0 0 3.0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.67
2013 35 AAA Gwi 3 0 0 8.1 9 6 1 8 5 0 1 0 0 0 6.48 1.73
2013 35 MAJ BAL 2 0 0 2.0 4 2 1 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 9.00 2.00
2013 35 MAJ ATL 37 0 0 31.0 34 10 1 20 13 1 1 0 2 10 2.90 1.52
2013  (Multiple Teams) 35 MAJ BAL/ATL 39 0 0 33.0 38 12 2 22 13 2 1 0 3 10 3.27 1.55
3-Year Averages MAJ   52 0 0 54.7 56 15 4 37 15 3 2 0 2 8 2.47 1.30
Career  (View All) MAJ   534 0 0 554.3 581 206 54 367 139 38 47 19 3.34 1.30

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Luis Ayala Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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Luis Ayala Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013515713101.295
201214417938804.284
2011118301025403.245

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20139217625501.294
2012176345431103.262
20111088924401.258

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201317.32008702.081.50
201240.022132742.481.23
201129.320024721.531.16

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201315.701014624.601.60
201235.033019732.831.31
201125.7020141221.751.32
Luis Ayala Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2005 27 MAJ WAS 68 0 71.0 5.07 1.77 2.86 0.89 82.9% 2.66 3.97 .298
2007 29 A Pot 3 1 2.7 3.38 3.38 1.00 0.00 100% 0.00 3.58 .133
2007 29 AAA COL 5 0 7.0 6.43 2.57 2.50 1.29 100% 1.29 4.91 .169
2007 29 MAJ WAS 44 0 42.3 5.95 2.55 2.33 1.06 0.85 80% 3.19 4.29 .294
2008 30 MAJ NYM 19 0 18.0 7.00 1.00 7.00 1.50 1.40 63.6% 91.1 MPH 5.50 4.16 .352
2008 30 MAJ WAS 62 0 57.7 5.62 3.43 1.64 0.94 1.40 60.8% 91.1 MPH 5.77 4.49 .310
2008  (Multiple Teams) 30 MAJ NYM/WAS 81 0 75.7 5.95 2.85 2.08 1.07 1.40 61.4% 91.1 MPH 5.71 4.41 .320
2009 31 AAA NEW 9 0 10.0 9.00 2.70 3.33 0.00 100% 0.00 2.10 .180
2009 31 MAJ FLA 10 0 7.7 8.22 7.04 1.17 1.17 1.09 47.1% 90.8 MPH 11.74 5.50 .429
2009 31 MAJ MIN 28 0 32.3 5.85 2.23 2.63 1.11 1.09 73.8% 90.8 MPH 4.18 4.28 .326
2009  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ FLA/MIN 38 0 40.0 6.30 3.15 2.00 1.13 1.09 66.1% 90.8 MPH 5.63 4.51 .347
2010 32 AAA Col 4 0 7.1 5.07 0.00 0.00 2.54 66.7% 4.91 5.74 .272
2010 32 AAA Ren 4 0 26.1 5.86 3.79 1.55 0.34 54.2% 7.86 4.00 .395
2010 32 AAA Alb 4 0 14.0 6.43 4.50 1.43 0.64 70% 4.50 4.41 .306
2011 33 AAA Scr 3 0 5.0 12.60 0.00 0.00 0.00 83.3% 1.80 .40 .458
2011 33 MAJ NYY 52 0 56.0 6.27 3.21 1.95 0.80 1.68 87.9% 91.0 MPH 2.09 4.36 .279
2012 34 MAJ BAL 66 0 75.0 6.12 1.68 3.64 0.84 1.55 83% 90.8 MPH 2.64 3.77 .316
2013 35 AA Mis 3 0 3.0 6.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 2.87 .236
2013 35 AAA Gwi 3 0 8.1 8.89 5.56 1.60 1.11 61.5% 6.48 4.68 .350
2013 35 MAJ BAL 2 0 2.0 9.00 0.00 0.00 4.50 4.00 66.7% 89.7 MPH 9.00 7.70 .452
2013 35 MAJ ATL 37 0 31.0 5.81 3.77 1.54 0.29 3.16 80.4% 89.7 MPH 2.90 3.59 .329
2013  (Multiple Teams) 35 MAJ BAL/ATL 39 0 33.0 6.00 3.55 1.69 0.55 3.20 79.6% 89.7 MPH 3.27 3.88 .336
3-Year Averages MAJ   52 0 54.7 6.09 2.47 2.47 0.66 83.6% 2.47 3.62 .307
Career MAJ   534 0 554.3 5.96 2.26 2.64 0.88 77.2% 3.34 3.92 .306

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Career Pitcher vs. Batter Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Worst Matchups for Luis Ayala (by OPS against, min 5 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Hanley Ramirez LA 8 6 2 3 0 0 0 .750 1.500 2.250
Mark Teixeira NY-A 8 4 3 4 0 1 0 .500 1.625 2.181
Miguel Cabrera DET 12 7 2 3 1 1 0 .583 1.083 1.699
Aramis Ramirez MIL 9 4 2 4 0 1 0 .444 1.222 1.667
Alberto Callaspo OAK 5 3 0 2 0 0 0 .600 1.000 1.600
Dan Uggla ATL 9 3 2 2 1 3 0 .333 1.000 1.400
Matt Wieters BAL 5 2 1 3 0 1 0 .400 1.000 1.400
Jeremy Hermida MIL 8 4 1 2 0 1 0 .500 .875 1.375
Ryan Doumit ATL 5 3 0 4 1 0 0 .600 .800 1.371
Jhonny Peralta STL 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 .600 .600 1.200

Best Matchups for Luis Ayala (by OPS against, min 5 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Alex Rios TEX 6 1 0 1 0 1 0 .167 .167 .333
Jeff Francoeur SD 10 1 0 1 0 2 1 .100 .100 .200
Jeff Keppinger CHI-A 8 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Hunter Pence SF 8 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
David Ortiz BOS 8 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
J.J. Hardy BAL 7 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Nick Swisher CLE 6 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000
Brendan Ryan NY-A 5 0 0 1 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Paul Konerko CHI-A 5 0 0 1 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Koyie Hill PHI 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

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Luis Ayala: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Ayala was granted his release by the Nationals on Wednesday, William Ladson of MLB.com reports.

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Ayala signed a minor league deal with the Nationals on Friday, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports.

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Ayala (personal) was activated from the 15-day DL on Friday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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Ayala (personal) threw the hardest he has since going on the DL during a rehab appearance with Triple-A Gwinnett on Friday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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Ayala (personal) gave up one walk in a scoreless inning for Triple-A Gwinnett on Thursday, Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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Ayala (personal) is ready to begin a second rehab assignment, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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Ayala is not close to returning to the Braves' bullpen, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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Ayala (personal) has not allowed a run and has given up just four hits in five rehab appearances (6.0 innings) between Double-A Mississippi and Triple-A Gwinnett.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Ayala famously spent some of 2012 trying to snag home-run balls that went into outfield bullpens, but he also put together an impressive season on the mound. The Orioles wasted no time in picking up his 2013 option after he reached 11 holds and improved his K/BB rate to 3.6 from 2.0 in 2011. Do not bet on save opportunities, as another Oriole or two would beat Ayala to the punch behind closer Jim Johnson.

2009

Ayala bruised a nerve in his upper left forearm and had some numbness in his left hand after being hit by a shotgun pellet during a hunting trip last January. Those ailments did not seem to impact him during the season since he got off to good start in April, but he did not post an ERA below 5.65 in any of the remaining months of the season, mainly due to struggles with the location of his sinker. Ayala served as the Mets' closer after being acquired in mid-August from Washington while Billy Wagner was sidelined, but he'll be used in a set-up role with the Twins.

2008

After missing all of 2006 due to elbow trouble, Ayala finally made it back onto the mound last year, and aside from an uptick in his walk rate his numbers were similar to what he put up prior to getting hurt. The sinkerballer should regain his role as one of the Nationals' main set-up men and prime bullpen vulture, provided that an offseason hunting accident which resulted in a shotgun pellet being lodged in Ayala's non-throwing arm doesn't have any lingering effects on his health.

2007

His heavy workload in '03-'05 finally took its toll and he missed the 2006 season with an elbow injury, although an early start due to the World Baseball Classic didn't help either. Ayala was a very dependable set-up man prior to getting his UCL replaced, and might be worth stashing on your reserve list if he's healthy this spring.

2006

His workload started to catch up to him in 2005, but Ayala still put together another very good season for Washington. He seems to be one of the rare relievers with fairly reliable win totals, a testament to Frank Robinson's usage patterns. If his elbow holds up, and Robinson stays in charge, expect another eight or so W's on Ayala's ledger.

2005

Ayala's now had two very good seasons in a row in middle relief. While he doesn't have the dominant K rate you'd like, if Washington's infield defense holds up there's little reason to think Ayala can't make it three for three.

2004

Ayala was a Rule 5 steal for the Expos, and was their one reliable bullpen arm for all of 2003 -- although he did miss a month due to a shoulder injury. His 10 wins were a fluke of course, but if young Chad Cordero falters, Ayala might replace those wins with saves instead.

2003