Dylan Floro

Position: RHP
Born: 12/27/1990
Height: 6'2
Weight: 175
B/T: L/R
Acquired: Drafted in the 13th round of the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft (TAM).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
CURRENT SEASON STATS: 1-2 with a 2.81 ERA with seven saves in 30 games at Durham (Triple-A), striking out 38 while walking eight and allowing 51 hits in 48 innings.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from Durham July 6 when LHP Dana Eveland was designated for assignment.?
MLB Debut Date: 7/7/2016

Debut Details
July 7, in a 5-1 loss to the Los Angeles Angels. The third of four pitchers, he allowed one run on three hits over 1.1 IP, striking out two without walking a batter and allowing both of his inherited runners to score. He came on in the eighth inning with one out and two on in relief of Ryan Garton. After giving up a single to the first batter he faced, Albert Pujols, to load the bases, C.J. Cron hit a sacrifice fly to score Kole Calhoun, and advancing his other inherited base runner, Mike Trout, to third. With Todd Cunningham at the plate, the Angels then executed a successful double steal as Trout stole home and Pujols stole second, before Cunningham struck out swinging to end the inning. In the ninth, Floro retired the first two batters, getting Gregorio Petit on a pop out to first base and striking out Carlos Perez swinging before Andrelton Simmons doubled and then scored on an RBI single to center by Yunel Escobar. At that point, the Rays brought in reliever Enny Romero to replace Floro, and Romero struck Calhoun out looking to end the inning.

Player Notes
The Rays REALLY wanted this guy, as they also drafted him in the 20th round of 2009 out of Buhach Colony H.S. (Atwater, CA), before he headed to Cal State-Fullerton. In 2015 at Durham, he went 9-12 with a 5.02 ERA in 25 games, 22 of them starts, fanning 81 while walking just 21 in 132 .2 IP and allowing 160 hits. In 2014, he was 11-13 with a 3.48 ERA at Montgomery (Double-A), posting a 3.48 ERA in 28 starts and striking out 112 while walking just 24 in 178.1 IP, allowing 209 hits. A starting pitcher until this season, who clearly can be a workhorse, he just as clearly has found his niche in the bullpen and earned a spot on the International League staff for the upcoming Triple-A All-Star Game. Google up his name to find a video of Bulls manager Jared Sandberg announcing Floro’s promotion to a group of kids at a baseball camp at which Floro was one of the players helping out.