Acquired: Drafted in the 10th round of the 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft (SEA).
Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
|0-0 with a 3.27 ERA and one save in six games at Tacoma (Triple-A), striking out 18 while walking seven and allowing five hits over 11 innings while limiting opposing hitters to a .139 batting average.|
Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from Tacoma May 2, along with RHP Jean Machi when 1B Dan Vogelbach was sent down and RHP Casey Fien was designated for assignment.
MLB Debut Date: 05/03/17
|May 3, in an 8-7 win against the Angels. The second of five pitchers on the night, he allowed three runs on three hits in one-third of an inning. Of 16 pitches thrown, nine were for strikes. Coming on in the sixth inning with Albert Pujols on first base and one out in relief of right-handed starter Hisashi Iwakuma, Pagan gave up a single to right field to Luis Valbuena, advancing Pujols to third, and a sacrifice fly to Andrelton Simmons to score Pujols. Ben Revere followed with a single to center field, putting runners at the corners with one out before Cliff Pennington singled to center to bring home Valbuena. At this point, Pagan was relieved by right-hander Nick Vincent, who induced a bunt from Martin Maldonado, but he then gave up a two-run double to Yunel Escobar which scored Revere and Pennington, before Vincent struck out Kole Calhoun swinging to end the inning. Pagan was tagged with a blown save.|
|Pagan becomes just the third alumnus of Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina to crack the big leagues, joining fellow 10th-rounder outfielder Alex Castellanos (who played 24 games in the majors in 2012 and 2013) and RHP Hal Haid, who played from 1919-to-1933. The South Carolina native split his 2016 season between Jackson (Double-A) and Tacoma, going 5-3 with a 2.49 ERA in 41 games, collecting 10 saves and striking out 84 batters in 65 innings, walking 29 and allowing 47 hits for a .197 batting avertage against. Over his career, he's posted a 2.47 ERA and collected 47 saves to go with a .203 batting average against. He was a Southern League All- Star in 2016.|