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Jaime Jonathan Barría Soto (born July 18, 1996) is a Panamanian professional baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball (MLB). Barría signed with the Angels as an international free agent in 2013. He made his MLB debut in 2018.

Jaime Barría
Los Angeles Angels – No. 51
Born: (1996-07-18) July 18, 1996 (age 23)
Panama City, Panama
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
April 11, 2018, for the Los Angeles Angels
MLB statistics
(through August 9, 2019)
Win–loss record14–15
Earned run average4.33



Minor leaguesEdit

Barría signed with the Los Angeles Angels for $60,000 as an international free agent in 2013. He made his debut that same year with the Dominican Summer Angels of the Rookie-level Dominican Summer League, pitching in five innings and giving up six earned runs. He returned there in 2014 where he improved, going 4-4 with a 3.03 earned run average (ERA) in 16 games (eight starts). In 2015 he played for both the Arizona Angels of the Rookie-level Arizona League and the Orem Owlz of the Advanced Rookie-level Pioneer League, pitching to a combined 5-4 record and 4.02 ERA in 15 games (14 starts). He pitched in 2016 for the Burlington Bees of the Class A Midwest League and was named the Angels' Pitching Prospect of the Year by after he compiled an 8-6 record and 3.85 ERA with a 1.32 WHIP in 25 starts. [1]

Barría began the 2017 season with the Inland Empire 66ers of the Class A-Advanced California League.[2] The Angels promoted him to the Mobile BayBears of the Class AA Southern League on June 4,[3] and to the Salt Lake Bees of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League for his final three starts of the year.[4] In 26 starts between the three clubs, he went 7-9 with a 2.80 ERA.[5] He was selected to appear in the All-Star Futures Game.[6] The Angels added Barría to their 40-man roster after the season.[7]

Barría began the 2018 season with Salt Lake.[8]

Major leaguesEdit

After he made one start for the Bees in 2018, the Angels promoted Barría to the major leagues on April 11, 2018, to make his debut against the Texas Rangers.[4]

On April 22, 2018, Barria faced Brandon Belt of the San Francisco Giants who had an at bat that lasted 21 pitches before ending with a fly out to right field, breaking the MLB record for most pitches to a single batter in a single at bat.[9] On the season, Barría started 26 games for the Angels, going 10-9 with a 3.53 ERA with 98 strikeouts in 129.1 innings.[10] He was the fifth-youngest player in the AL.[10]


  1. ^ Laymance, Austin (January 20, 2016). "Matt Thaiss, Jaime Barria receive Minors award | Los Angeles Angels". Retrieved April 9, 2018.
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  3. ^ "Barria's shutout caps 'Bears' twinbill sweep". June 24, 2017. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  4. ^ a b Gilberto, Gerard (April 11, 2018). "Angels tab Barria for Major League debut: Seventh-ranked prospect to start against Texas on Wednesday". Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  5. ^ "Jaime Barria Stats, Highlights, Bio - Stats - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". Retrieved March 23, 2018.
  6. ^ Bill Shaikin (June 29, 2017). "Dodgers' Alex Verdugo, Yadier Alvarez and Angels' Jaime Barria selected to Futures Game". Retrieved April 9, 2018.
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  8. ^ Guardado, Maria (January 20, 2016). "Jaime Barria optioned, almost ready for Angels". Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  9. ^ Angels' Barria, Giants' Belt have 21-pitch at-bat |
  10. ^ a b Jaime Barria Stats |

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