RP, Pittsburgh Pirates
MLB: Tampa Devil Rays vs. theTigers May 29, 2007
Age: 29
Born: January 21, 1981
Height: 6′ 4″
Weight: 225
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Signed: Int. FA, Boston Red Sox, 1998
How Acquired: Minor League FA
Agent: Alan Nero
Ledezma has spent parts of seven seasons in the majors, with a career 5.17 ERA, a 6.2 K/9 ratio, and a 4.4 BB/9 ratio. Ledezma isn’t much of a LOOGY, with a career .292 BAA versus left handers in the majors, compared to a .274 BAA versus right handers. Ledezma had a 4.17 ERA in 58.1 innings in 2008, although he was lucky, with a 1.58 WHIP, thanks to a 6.3 BB/9 ratio. Ledezma has good numbers in his career at AAA, with a 3.82 ERA in 158 innings, with a 8.4 K/9, and 3.8 BB/9. However, he hasn’t transformed that success over to the majors. Ledezma will get a chance to make the Pirates in 2010 with an invite to the Major League portion of Spring Training.
Baseball Reference
2003: $300,000
2005: $335,000
2007: $415,000
2008: $620,000
2009: $750,000
2010: $500,000
2011: $700,000 in majors, $300,000 in minors

Other Details:

  • N/A
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 1999
MLB Debut: 4/2/2003
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Added to 40-Man: 7/27/2010 (Removed: 12/23/2010)
Options Remaining: 0 (As of start of 2010 season)
MLB Service Time: 4.014

April 3, 1998: Signed by the Boston Red Sox as an international free agent.
December 16, 2002: Selected by the Detroit Tigers from the Boston Red Sox with the 4th pick in the 2002 Rule 5 draft.
June 20, 2007: Acquired by the Atlanta Braves from the Detroit Tigers in exchange for Macay McBride.
July 31, 2007: Acquired by the San Diego Padres from the Atlanta Braves along with Will Startup in exchange for Royce Ring.
December 23, 2008: Signed by the Washington Nationals as a free agent.
July 6, 2009: Released by the Washington Nationals.
August 5, 2009: Signed by the Toronto Blue Jays as a free agent.
November 30, 2009: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as a free agent.
July 27, 2010: Contract purchased by the Pittsburgh Pirates.
December 23, 2010: Designated for assignment by the Pittsburgh Pirates.