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Edgmer Eduardo Escalona

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 4", Weight 175 lb.

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Edgmer Escalona is a relief pitcher who made his major league debut with the Colorado Rockies in 2010.

Escalona was signed by scouts Felix Fernandez and Francisco Cartaya for the Colorado Rockies in 2004 at age 18. He made his pro debut with the 2005 DSL Rockies, going 2-2 with two saves and a 1.64 ERA. In 2006, he fell to 0-2, 7.11 in a return engagement with the DSL Rockies.

In 2007, he went 1-1 with a save and a 4.05 ERA in 18 relief appearances for the Casper Rockies, and in 2008 he went 6-2 with a save and a 3.22 ERA in 44 appearances for the Asheville Tourists. He had 79 strikeouts in 78 1/3 innings while walking only 18.

Escalona split the 2009 season between the Modesto Nuts (28 games) and Tulsa Drillers (38 games), going a combined 3-2 with four saves and a 2.47 ERA in 59 games. He held opponents to a .211 average. Baseball America rated him as Colorado's #20 prospect and Edgmer was added to the 40-man roster.

He began the 2010 season with the Colorado Springs Sky Sox. He was called up to the major leagues in May, 2010, however was sent down the next day. He did not play at that level. He needed to wait until that September to make his debut, it coming on September 10th against the Arizona Diamondbacks, when he pitched a perfect 8th inning in a 13-4 win.

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