Pedro Pablo Belmonte
Pedro Pablo Belmonte Gámez
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 2", Weight 184 lb.
Pedro Pablo Belmonte spent three seasons in the minor leagues and has pitched for at least 15 years in Spain.
Belmonte debuted in 1990 with the GCL Mets, going 3-2 with a save and a 2.68 ERA. In 1991, he fell to 4-6, 4.42 as a starting pitcher for the GCL Mets; one of his rotation mates with very similar numbers, Marc Kroon, would also still be active 18 years later. Belmonte led the 1991 Gulf Coast League in complete games (4) and homers allowed (5). Pedro finished his US career in 1992, going 1-1 with two saves and a 2.76 ERA in 11 games for the Kingsport Mets.
He was 2-10 with a 5.56 ERA for Modena in the 2000 Serie A1, allowing a .324/.365/.482 batting line. He tied for second in the league in losses, led in hits allowed (125), tied for 3rd in runs allowed (65), was second in earned runs allowed (56) and had the worst average allowed.
Belmonte then went on to Spain's Division Honor. He was 2-0 with a 3.38 ERA in the 2003 European Championship, tying for the tourney lead in wins. Stats for the Division Honor are unavailable until 2004, when he went 10-2 with a 2.32 ERA for the Marlins Puerto Cruz with 16 walks in 101 innings. In the 2005 European Championship, Pedro went 2-0 to help Spain win a Bronze. During the 2005 Baseball World Cup, Belmonte was 0-1 with a save, allowing 7 runs in six innings; the save came against the Czech Republic while the loss was to Nicaragua.
In the 2006 Division Honor, the right-hander had a 7-1, 3.33 record for the Marlins. He improved to 4-0, 1.08 in 2007, finishing third in the league in ERA. In 2008, Belmonte faded to 4-6, 3.89.