The Delmarva Shorebirds, the Low-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, have been informed that right-handed pitcher Jean Pinto has been named Low-A East League Pitcher of the Week.
Pinto was part of the return, along with Garrett Stallings, when the Orioles traded SS José Iglesias to the Los Angeles Angels in the 2020 off-season.
Pinto becomes the fourth Shorebird to be awarded Player of the Week honors and the first pitcher to win the award for Delmarva.
Pinto helped guide his team to victory on August 3, 2021, over the Down East Wood Ducks. He tossed six innings of two-hit ball, while striking out six batters and walking none. Though he didn’t pick up the victory, the Shorebirds won the game 4-3.
Pinto was making his second start for Delmarva, where he holds a 0-1 record with a 2.70 ERA through 10 innings pitched. For his career, he is a combined 1-3 across 42 innings, with 61 strikeouts in seven games and a 2.14 ERA.
Only 20 years old, Pinto possesses a fastball that normally sits in the low 90s but can touch the mid 90’s at times. He also has a slider that carries swing and miss action. As he learns and develops more in his growth, we look for him to gain more attention.
The Baltimore Battery would like to congratulate Jean Pinto on his Pitcher of the Week honors, and we look forward to seeing more action from him in the years to come!
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