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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Tim Delgado pitched good ballgame after AA promotion; Saw six pro seasons, and Taiwan

It was just Tim Delgado's second start after his promotion to AA. But he showed why he got moved up.

Delgado pitched eight full innings, giving up just five hits and two runs, earning praise from his manager Tommy Jones, according to The Orlando Sentinel.

"He pitched a very good ballgame,'' Jones told The Sentinel of Delgado. "He kept the ball down, and he mixed his speeds well. If he can continue to do that, he should be successful in this league."

Delgado ended up getting just four other starts for Orlando that year, seven other outings in his fourth season as a pro. It was also Delgado's final season as a pro.

Read the October 2013 Interview: Tim Delgado

Delgado's career began in 1990, signed by the Cubs as an undrafted free agent out of Scottsdale Community College.

Delgado played that first year with short-season Geneva, getting time at high-A Miami. Between them, he got 21 outings, four starts, and a 3.29 ERA.

He moved to single-A Peoria in 1991, playing the year as a reliever, picking up four saves and a 4.02 ERA.

In 1992, Delgado got his first look at AA, with six relief appearances at Charlotte. He played the rest of the year at high-A Winston-Salem, getting 28 outings, 20 starts there. In one July game with Winston-Salem, Delgado worked himself out of a jam, getting to hitters to hit come-backers.

 For 1993, Delgado's final year as a pro, he split time between high-A Daytona and AA Orlando. At Daytona, he posted a 1.70 ERA in 17 outings, 13 starts. He also got picked for the all-star game. At Orlando, though, Delgado got nine outings, six starts, posting a 5.90 ERA, ending is career.

Read the October 2013 Interview: Tim Delgado
1990 Minor League Tally
Players/Coaches Featured:1,090
Made the Majors: 658 - 60.4%
Never Made Majors: 432-39.6%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors: 287
10+ Seasons in the Minors: 170

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