- As Grahamophone mentioned in the latest TDIRH, there is a real plethora of MLB players born in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic, and you can add Arredondo to the list if you were not previously aware.
- Arredondo was involved in the first combined no-hitter to result in a losing effort in MLB history, when he and Jered Weaver teamed up to no-hit the Dodgers in an interleague matchup on June 28, 2008.
- When the Reds were ready to call Arredondo up to the big club after his extended rehab with the organization for Tommy John surgery, Mike Leake suffered his first assignment to the minor leagues as a result.
- In his minor league career, Arredondo was recognized as Pioneer League pitcher of the week for 9/5/2005 and short-season best playoff performer that same year. He was a Cal League mid-season and post-season All-Star in 2006, and Texas pitcher of the week for 7/9/2006. He was a Texas mid-season All-Star in 2007 as well.
- Arredondo has a career 6.96 ERA for Spring Training in 42.2 innings through this year so far. So if he's sucking in Spring Training this year (which he is as usual), don't worry about it too much.
- One of Arredondo's postseason experiences was a resounding success, and one was an abject failure. This fact is not actually not very fun, so let's move on.
- Check this out:
- Arredondo is good for fantasy...or something...so you should draft him. Thanks are due to CBS Sports for quality infographics such as this.
- Arredondo has gradually seen his leverage decline over the years, though Dusty still likes to use him in a setup role in later innings oftentimes. His ability to suppress left-handed hitting despite being right-handed is interesting to note, while against right-handed hitters Arredondo is very mediocre in his career.
- June 25, 2002: Signed by the Anaheim Angels as an amateur free agent.
- December 12, 2009: Granted Free Agency.
- January 22, 2010: Signed as a Free Agent with the Cincinnati Reds.
MLB Service Time: 3.168 (via Cot's)
Currently under contract for 2013 at $1.3 million. He is the 4th-highest paid reliever on the team, behind Marshall, Broxton, and Masset. For 2013, Arredondo will actually make more than Ryan Ludwick; Jocketty loves those back-loaded contracts.
Via The Baseball Cube:
As you can see here, these are numbers that represent things. Actually, I don't know how TBC can credit Arredondo with above-average control, considering that his BB/9 has been above 5 each of the last two years, which is downright Marmolian in its terribleness. For his career it is only a slightly better 4.5. Having a good efficiency score with those walks, and with pitching less than an inning per appearance since joining the Reds is also interesting. So there you have it -- no wonder scouts vs. stats is a thing.
As you can see here, the fans are their typical optimistic selves, believing Arredondo's walk rate will destroy anything he has done since his rookie season 6 seasons ago. Ah, to be a fan. Actually, they (we?) think he's going to kick ass in everything compared to those projection systems that follow formulas and other such nonsense.
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