Manny Delcarmen
Delcarmen with the Boston Red Sox in 2006
Pitcher
Born: (1982-02-16) February 16, 1982 (age 39)
Hyde Park, Boston, Massachusetts
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 26, 2005, for the Boston Red Sox
Last MLB appearance
September 30, 2010, for the Colorado Rockies
MLB statistics
Win–loss record11–8
Earned run average3.97
Strikeouts249
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Manuel Delcarmen (born February 16, 1982) is an American former professional baseball pitcher. He previously pitched in Major League Baseball (MLB) from 2005 through 2010, mainly for the Boston Red Sox; he was a member of Boston's 2007 World Series championship team.

Early life

Delcarmen is a native of the Hyde Park section of Boston, Massachusetts, and a graduate of West Roxbury High School. He has been called "The Pride of Hyde Park".[1][2]

MLB career

Boston Red Sox

Delcarmen was a second-round pick by Boston in the 2000 Major League Baseball draft; he was the first draftee from a Boston public high school in 34 years. Beginning the season at Double-A Portland, he posted a 4–4 record with three saves and a 3.23 ERA in 31 games. After a promotion to Triple-A Pawtucket, he struck out 12 with a 3.00 ERA over nine innings.

In 2005, Delcarmen was called up to the major leagues for 10 games. He made his debut with the Red Sox on July 26, 2005.[3] During the regular season, he pitched a total of nine innings with a 3.00 ERA and nine strikeouts.

Delcarmen warming up in 2007
Delcarmen warming up in 2007

After starting the 2006 season in Pawtucket, Delcarmen was recalled to the major leagues on April 22. On June 11, Delcarmen got his first major league win, pitching two innings of relief against the Texas Rangers.[4]

Delcarmen was off and on the Boston roster during the 2007 season. He was recalled from Pawtucket on June 17, when relief pitcher Brendan Donnelly was placed on the disabled list. On July 23, Delcarmen finished out a 6–2 Red Sox victory over Cleveland with 1+13 innings of scoreless relief, recording his first major league save.[5] He finished the 2007 season with 44 innings in the majors and a 2.05 ERA. In the 2007 playoffs, he had 4+13 innings pitched, allowing four earned runs, and was a member of the 2007 World Series championship team.

After an intensive offseason workout regimen, Delcarmen lost 15 pounds (6.8 kg). Manager Terry Francona remarked that "he’s lean and he’s looking really good."[6] During the 2008 season, Delcarmen appeared in 73 games for Boston, recording a 1–2 record with two saves, 3.27 ERA, and 72 strikeouts.

During 2009, Delcarmen's record was 5–2 with 4.53 ERA and 44 strikeouts during 64 games played. He started the 2010 season with Boston, where he appeared in 48 games with a 3–2 record, 4.70 ERA and 32 strikeouts.

Overall, Delcarmen spent parts of six seasons with the Red Sox, appearing in 289 games while compiling an 11–6 record with three saves and 243 strikeouts in 284+13 innings pitched.

Colorado Rockies

On August 31, 2010, Delcarmen was traded to Colorado for minor league pitcher Chris Balcom-Miller.[7][8] Delcarmen appeared in nine games for the Rockies during the 2010 season, pitching 8+13 innings while giving up six earned runs (6.48 ERA) and striking out six.

Other MLB organizations

Seattle Mariners

On February 10, 2011, Delcarmen signed a minor league contract with the Seattle Mariners.[9] He was released on June 1.[10]

Texas Rangers

Delcarmen signed a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers on June 2, 2011. He was assigned to the Triple-A Round Rock Express.[11] Delcarmen was released on July 13, after making eight appearances for the Express, posting a 6.75 ERA.[12]

New York Yankees

The New York Yankees signed Delcarmen to a minor league contract on January 30, 2012. He also received an invitation to spring training.[13] He spent the 2012 season with the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees.

Baltimore Orioles

The Baltimore Orioles signed Delcarmen to a minor league contract on January 30, 2013.[14] During the 2013 season, he appeared in 48 games for the Triple-A Norfolk Tides, compiling a 3–3 record with 2.83 ERA.

Washington Nationals

On December 2, 2013, Delcarmen signed a minor league contract, with an invitation to spring training, with the Washington Nationals.[15] During the 2014 and 2015 seasons, he pitched for the Triple-A Syracuse Chiefs. He was released on June 7, 2015.[16]

Non-MLB career

Winter league baseball

Delcarmen pitched for Venados de Mazatlán of the Mexican Pacific League during the 2015–2016 and 2016–2017 winter seasons, and for Tiburones de La Guaira of the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League during the 2017–2018 winter season.

Mexican Baseball League

On April 1, 2016, Delcarmen signed with the Saraperos de Saltillo of the Mexican Baseball League. He was released on April 7, 2016.

Atlantic League of Professional Baseball

Bridgeport Bluefish

On April 4, 2017, Delcarmen signed with the Bridgeport Bluefish of the independent Atlantic League of Professional Baseball.

New Britain Bees and Retirement

On November 1, 2017, Delcarmen was selected by the New Britain Bees in the Bridgeport Bluefish dispersal draft.[17] On March 20, 2018, he signed with the team for the 2018 season.[18] Delcarmen officially retired from professional baseball after pitching in a game for the Bees on May 31, 2018. He announced that he would be pursuing an opportunity as a studio analyst for the Boston Red Sox.[19]

Scouting report

Delcarmen's career was on the fast track with a mid 90s fastball, and a great curveball—until he injured himself in May 2003. Delcarmen had Tommy John surgery, but returned to the mound in May 2004. Post-surgery, Delcarmen's fastball may have actually gained velocity, as he topped out in the high 90s. Delcarmen has decent control, with a decent changeup and a very good curve which he uses as his out pitch.[20]

References

  1. ^ MacMullan, Jackie (October 8, 2007). "They're soaking it all in". The Boston Globe. Retrieved October 8, 2007.
  2. ^ Vanni, Olivia (April 19, 2018). "'Pride of Hyde Park' still throwing strikes". Boston Herald. Retrieved April 19, 2018.
  3. ^ "Boston Red Sox 10, Tampa Bay Devil Rays 9". Retrosheet. July 26, 2005. Retrieved April 19, 2018.
  4. ^ "Boston Red Sox 5, Texas Rangers 4 (1)". Retrosheet. June 11, 2006. Retrieved April 19, 2018.
  5. ^ "Boston Red Sox 6, Cleveland Indians 2". Retrosheet. July 23, 2007. Retrieved April 19, 2018.
  6. ^ Goldberg, Jeff (February 23, 2008). "THIS MANNY GROWING UP". Hartford Courant. Retrieved April 19, 2021.
  7. ^ Benjamin, Amalie (September 1, 2010). "Delcarmen Traded To The Rockies". Hartford Courant. p. C05. Retrieved April 19, 2018 – via newspapers.com.
  8. ^ "Chris Balcom-Miller Minor & Independent Leagues Statistics & History". Baseball-Reference. Retrieved April 19, 2018.
  9. ^ "M's, Delcarmen agree to minor league contract". ESPN. February 10, 2011. Retrieved April 19, 2021.
  10. ^ Dierkes, Tim (June 1, 2011). "Mariners Release Manny Delcarmen". MLB Trade Rumors. Retrieved June 1, 2011.
  11. ^ Dierkes, Tim (June 2, 2011). "Rangers Sign Manny Delcarmen". MLB Trade Rumors. Retrieved June 2, 2011.
  12. ^ Dierkes, Tim (July 13, 2011). "Rangers Release Manny Delcarmen, Seth McClung". MLB Trade Rumors. Retrieved July 13, 2011.
  13. ^ "Yankees sign INF Russell Branyan, RHP Manny Delcarmen, INF Bill Hall, LHP Hideki Okajima and OF Dewayne Wise to Minor League contracts – yankees.com: News". New York Yankees. MLB.com. February 8, 2012. Archived from the original on February 13, 2012. Retrieved January 12, 2014.
  14. ^ Eddy, Matt (January 30, 2013). "Matt Eddy on Twitter: #Orioles sign three players ..." Twitter. Retrieved January 12, 2014.
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  16. ^ "Syracuse Mets Radio on Twitter". Twitter. June 7, 2015. Retrieved April 19, 2021.
  17. ^ "Atlantic League on Twitter". Twitter. November 1, 2017. Retrieved April 19, 2021.
  18. ^ Orencole, Dan (March 20, 2018). "New Britain Bees add former Red Sox pitchers Delcarmen, Stewart". Newington Town Crier. Newington, Connecticut. Retrieved March 20, 2018.
  19. ^ "New Britain Bees on Twitter". Twitter. May 31, 2018. Retrieved April 19, 2021.
  20. ^ "Manny Delcarmen | SoxProspects.com". Sox Prospects. Retrieved April 19, 2021.