From BR Bullpen
Esteban Antonio Loaiza Veyna
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 4", Weight 190 lb.
- Debut April 29, 1995
- Final Game June 11, 2008
- Born December 31, 1971 in Tijuana, Baja California Mexico
 Biographical Information
Esteban Loaiza is now (in 2008) in his 14th season in the major leagues. There have been great expectations for him, but mostly his ERA's have been modest and he has bounced from team to team, always useful but never dominant. The exception was in 2003, when, pitching for the Chicago White Sox his 2.90 ERA was third in the American League, he won over 20 games, led the league in strikeouts, started the 2003 All-Star Game and was second in the Cy Young Award voting. Outside of this career year, his highest seasonal win total is 12, with the Washington Nationals in 2005. This is despite the fact that he has been a regular member of the starting rotation for most of his career, and has pitched for decent teams, including reaching the postseason on three different occasions.
In 2006, he had a record of 11-9, but his ERA of 4.89 was the lowest of the Oakland Athletics' four regular starters. On June 14, 2006, he was arrested for driving his Ferrari over 120 mph and driving drunk.
 Notable Achievements
- 2-time AL All-Star (2003 & 2004)
- AL Strikeouts Leader (2003)
- 15 Wins Seasons: 1 (2003)
- 20 Wins Seasons: 1 (2003)
- 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 2 (2003 & 2005)
- 200 Strikeouts Seasons: 1 (2003)