Acquired: Drafted in the fifth round of the 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft (SEA).
Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
|CURRENT SEASON STATS: 7-3 with a 1.91 ERA with 16 saves in 43 games at Jackson (Double-A), striking out 65 in 56.2 IP, while walking 22 and allowing 40 hits.|
Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from Jackson August 27 when pitcher RHP/LHP Pat Venditte was recalled along with 1B Dae-Ho Lee and RHP Tom Wilhelmsen went on the 15-day DL while OF Nori Aoki and INF Mike Freeman were sent down.
MLB Debut Date: 8/27/2016
|August 27, in a 9-3 loss to the White Sox. The last of three pitchers, he tossed one perfect inning. Of nine pitches thrown, seven were for strikes. Coming on to start the bottom of the eighth, the first big-league batter he faced, Melky Cabrera, grounded out to third base, as did the second, Jose Abreu. The last batter of the inning, Todd Frazier, struck out swinging.|
|The third Mercyhurst alumni to make it to the majors, following in the footsteps of former pitchers John Costello and David Lee, Altavilla boasts a fastball in the low 90s and a slider that Baseball America ranked tops in the Mariners’ farm system, along with a solid changeup. Converted, for now at least, from starter to reliever in 2015, he posted a 6-12 record with a 4.98 ERA in 2015 at Bakersfield (High A) in his first full season, striking out 124 in 28 starts over 148.1 IP, walking 53 while allowing 138 hits. In his pro debut at Everett (Short-Season A) in 2014, he was 5-3 with a 4.36 ERA in 14 starts, striking out 66 in as many innings pitched, and walking 32 while allowing 74 hits.|