Luis Ortiz (pitcher)

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Luis Ortiz
Luis Ortiz pitching for the Frisco RoughRiders May 2016.jpg
Ortiz with the Frisco RoughRiders in 2016
Baltimore Orioles
Born: (1995-09-22) September 22, 1995 (age 22)
Sanger, California
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Luis Francisco Ortiz (born September 22, 1995) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Baltimore Orioles organization.


Ortiz attended Sanger High School in Sanger, California.[1][2] In November 2013, he committed to play college baseball at Fresno State University.[3] He was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the first round of the 2014 Major League Baseball Draft.[4] He signed on June 11[5] and reported to the AZL Rangers. After posting a 2.03 ERA in 13.1 innings, he was promoted to the Hickory Crawdads where he posted a 1.29 ERA in seven innings. He spent 2015 with Hickory, going 4-1 with a 1.80 ERA in 13 games started. He started 2016 with the High Desert Mavericks and was later promoted to the Frisco RoughRiders.

On August 1, 2016, the Rangers traded Ortiz, Lewis Brinson, and Ryan Cordell to the Milwaukee Brewers for Jonathan Lucroy and Jeremy Jeffress.[6] He was assigned to the Biloxi Shuckers. In 22 games between High Desert, Frisco and Biloxi, Oritz posted a 6-8 record with a 3.08 ERA. Oritz returned to Biloxi in 2017, pitching to a 4-7 record and 4.01 ERA in 94.1 innings pitched.[7] ranked Ortiz as Milwaukee's fifth best prospect going into the 2018 season.[8] He began the season with Biloxi. In July, he was selected to represent the Brewers in the 2018 All-Star Futures Game.[9]

On July 31, 2018, Ortiz, Jonathan Villar and Jean Carmona were traded to the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for Jonathan Schoop.[10]


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