Acquired: Signed as an international free agent (Dominican Republic) on June 2, 2011 (SFG).
Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
|3-1 with a 3.92 ERA in 34 games between the Arizona League (Rookie), Richmond (Double-A) and Sacramento (Triple-A), striking out 47 and walking 20 in 37 innings, allowing 28 hits.|
Info & MLB Debut Date
Recalled from Sacramento on September 5 when rosters expanded.
MLB Debut Date: 09/05/17
|September 5, in a 9-6 loss to the Rockies. The third of seven pitchers, he allowed one run on two hits in two-thirds of an inning, striking out one. Of 20 pitches, 15 were for strikes. Coming in for right-handed reliever Derel Law, he started the seventh by striking out Charles Blackmon looking. D.J. LeMahieu then grounded out to third before Nolan Arenado reached on an infield single to second. Mark Reynolds followed with a single to right, advancing Arenado to third, and marking the end of Moronta's night but not closing his book. Left-handed reliever Josh Osich came on and gave up an infield single to first by Gerardo Parra which allowed Arenado to score, before fellow debutante right-handed reliever Roberto Gomez (see below) came in to shut down the Rockies and close the book.|
|One of our remaining "debut-nots," Moronta was originally brought up by the Giants from Richmond on May 10 of this summer when pitcher Mark Melancon went on the DL, but was sent back down the next day when outfielder Denard Span came off the DL and had not gotten into a game. He spent much of June on the minor-league disabled list nursing a shoulder injury. After starting his career in the Dominican Summer League in 2011, he battled injuries the next few summers before really bursting back onto the prospect scene in 2016. That summer, at San Jose (High A), he posted a 2.59 ERA in 60 games in relief, collecting 14 saves and striking out 93 batters in 59 innings, walking 20 and allowing 43 hits for a .195 BAA. He led California League pitchers in K/9 with 14.19 as well as games and earned MiLB.com Organization All-Star laurels. With his power fastball that has touched 100 mph, a plus slider and good location and control, he has limited opposing hitters to a .223 BAA in his career.|