Hector Rondon

Hector Rondon #56

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  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 3"/180
  • Age: 27


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Pitches: Strikes, Balls


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Hector Rondon 2015 Postseason Stats

0-0 3.60 5.0 4 1.20

Hector Rondon Postseason Career Stats

0-0 3.60 5.0 4 1.20

Hector Rondon Stats

6-4 1.67 70.0 69 1.00

Hector Rondon MLB Career Stats

12-9 2.82 188.0 176 1.14

Hector Rondon Bio

  • Full Name: Hector Luis Rondon
  • Pronunciation: ron-DOHN
  • Born: 2/26/1988 in Guatire, Venezuela
  • Debut: April 3, 2013
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2015 Postseason Stats 0 0 3.60 5 0 2 5.0 4 1.20
Postseason Career Stats 0 0 3.60 5 0 2 5.0 4 1.20
2015 Stats 6 4 1.67 72 0 30 70.0 69 1.00
MLB Career Stats 12 9 2.82 181 0 59 188.0 176 1.14

Hector Rondon Four-seam FB Statcast Averages

Year Team LG NP Pitch Type Avg Pitch Speed (mph) Avg Perceived Speed (mph) Avg Spin Rate (rpm) Avg Extension (feet) Avg Exit Velocity (mph)
2015 Cubs NL 416 Four-seam FB 96.54 96.50 2025.00 6.37 90.28
MLB Avg - - - Four-seam FB 92.90 92.54 2213.00 6.16 89.87


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January 15, 2016 at 2:50 PM ET

Cubs avoid arbitration with five pitchers

The Cubs avoided arbitration Friday with five of the seven players eligible, signing Travis Wood, Pedro Strop, Hector Rondon, Justin Grimm, and Adam Warren to one-year contracts.

October 16, 2015 at 6:16 AM ET

Rondon saves 30 games in 2015

Cubs right-hander Hector Rondon finished the 2015 regular season with a 6-4 record, a 1.67 ERA, a 1.00 WHIP, 30 saves and 69 strikeouts across 70 innings.


Hector Rondon Awards

Futures Game Selection

Year Team League
2008 Kinston CAR

Baseball America High Class A All-Star

Year Team League
2008 Kinston CAR

EAS Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2009 Akron EAS

CAR Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
07/07/2008 Kinston CAR

SAL Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2007 Lake County SAL

Hector Rondon Leaderboards


Season SV Rank
2014 29 11th in NL
2015 30 10th in NL


Season G Rank
2015 72 13th in NL

Hector Rondon Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
June 3, 2014 Chicago Cubs activated RHP Hector Rondon from the paternity list.
May 30, 2014 Chicago Cubs placed RHP Hector Rondon on the paternity list.
December 6, 2012 Chicago Cubs claimed RHP Hector Rondon off waivers from Cleveland Indians.
November 8, 2012 Cleveland Indians signed free agent Hector Rondon.
August 28, 2012 RHP Hector Rondon assigned to Akron Aeros from Columbus Clippers.
August 27, 2012 sent RHP Hector Rondon on a rehab assignment to AZL Indians.
August 21, 2012 sent RHP Hector Rondon on a rehab assignment to AZL Indians.
April 5, 2012 Hector Rondon roster status changed by Columbus Clippers.
December 9, 2011 Cleveland Indians sent RHP Hector Rondon outright to Columbus Clippers.
December 6, 2011 Cleveland Indians designated Hector Rondon for assignment.
October 1, 2011 Cleveland Indians recalled RHP Hector Rondon from Columbus Clippers.
September 21, 2011 Hector Rondon roster status changed by Columbus Clippers.
August 30, 2011 sent RHP Hector Rondon on a rehab assignment to Mahoning Valley Scrappers.
March 11, 2011 Cleveland Indians optioned Hector Rondon to Columbus Clippers.
October 13, 2010 Hector Rondon roster status changed by Cleveland Indians.
May 13, 2010 Hector Rondon roster status changed by Columbus Clippers.
March 19, 2010 Cleveland Indians optioned RHP Hector Rondon to Columbus Clippers.
October 19, 2009 Hector Rondon roster status changed by Cleveland Indians.
July 5, 2009 Hector Rondon assigned to Columbus Clippers from Akron Aeros.

Hector Luis Rondon Bio Info

Hector begins his second season with the Cubs after spending the first eight campaigns of his professional career in the Cleveland Indians system … was selected by Chicago in the major league portion of the 2012 Rule 5 Draft, and spent the entire 2013 season on the major league roster... Was 2-1 with a 4.77 ERA (29 ER/54.2 IP) in 45 relief appearances last season for the Cubs... Is 36-36 with a 3.88 ERA (253 ER/587.0 IP) in 120 minor league games, all but seven as a starter … has struck out 526 while walking 121... Underwent Tommy John surgery on his right elbow, August 25, 2010 ... had a second procedure in December of 2011 to repair an elbow fracture … missed most of the 2011 and 2012 seasons recovering from the injury... Made the Eastern League All-Star team while earning honors as Cleveland's Minor League Pitcher of the Year in 2009... In 2008, he was ranked as the ninth-best prospect in the Carolina League by Baseball America … made the Carolina League All-Star team that season... Originally signed by Cleveland as a non-drafted free agent, August 3, 2004.


Hector took over closer duties for Chicago in May and went on to convert 29 of 33 save opportunities...At age 26, was the youngest Cub to reach 29 saves in a single season since Mitch Williams recorded 36 saves at age 24 in 1989...Finished the season by converting his final 15 save opportunities starting on August 12...Became the first Cubs closer to record at least 15-straight save opportunities in a single season since Carlos Marmol was successful in 19-straight save chances in 2012...Posted a 0.62 ERA (2 ER/29.0 IP) with 18 saves in 19 chances spanning 29 games following the All-Star break...Held opponents to a .163 average and allowed just two walks while he struck out 24...All told, finished with a 2.42 ERA (17 ER/63.1 IP) in 64 relief appearances...Was 4-4 with 29 saves and one hold...Struck out 63 batters and walked just 15 ... the opposition batted .218 (52-for-239) and had a .263 on-base percentage with a .264 slugging mark...Recorded a 1.06 WHIP...Did not throw a wild pitch on the season...Retired 49 of 64 first batters faced...Stranded all seven runners he inherited...Had a 0.86 ERA (2 ER/21.0 IP) in 21 road games ... was the third-lowest ERA among N.L. pitchers with at least 20 road games...Started the season with a 7.2 scoreless innings streak, spanning seven outings...Extended his overall career-high scoreless innings streak to 16.2 frames dating to September 3, 2013...Allowed two runs (one earned), April 19 vs. Cincinnati to end his scoreless streak...Recorded his first major league save, April 11 in St. Louis … tossed a scoreless 11th inning to preserve Chicago's 6-3 win...Placed on the paternity leave list, May 30, for the birth of his son, Ian Jose … activated, June 3...Allowed a Devin Mesoraco grand slam in the ninth inning, June 23 vs. Cincinnati, to end a stretch of 47.1-straight innings without a home run allowed dating to August 3 of the previous season...Spun 12.0-scoreless innings from August 10-September 5...Walked none and struck out 11 during the stretch while he held the opponent to a .122 average.


Hector was selected from Cleveland in the major league portion of the 2012 Rule 5 Draft, and posted a 2-1 record with two holds, a 4.77 ERA (29 ER/54.2 IP) and 44 strikeouts in 45 relief appearances for Chicago in his first career big league action... Struck out 44 in 54.2 innings, an average of 7.24 strikeouts per 9.0 innings pitched … walked 25... Retired the first batter faced 31 times in 45 outings … stranded six of 12 inherited runners... Held the opponent scoreless in 28 of 45 relief appearances... Ended the season with nine-straight scoreless outings (9.0 IP) dating to September 3 vs. Miami... Tossed a season-high 2.0 innings of relief 11 times... Held left-handed hitters to a .190 batting average (19-for-100)... Went 1-1 with a 3.20 ERA (9 ER/25.1 IP) in 20 appearances following the All-Star break compared to a 1-0 mark with a 6.14 ERA (20 ER/29.1 IP) in 25 relief appearances before the break... Made his major league debut, April 3 at Pittsburgh … tossed a scoreless sixth inning (2 BB, 2 SO) in relief of Edwin Jackson... Earned his first major league win with 2.0 scoreless innings of relief in the Cubs 6-5, 14-inning victory, June 13 vs. Cincinnati (1 H), fanning a career-high four hitters... Made 13 relief appearances for Leones del Caracas in the Venezuela Winter League, going 2-0 with a 3.65 ERA (5 ER/12.1 IP).

2012 Missed most of the year with a right elbow strain ... had no record with a 1.29 ERA (1 ER/7.0 IP) in four games (two starts) between Double-A Akron and the Indians Rookie League team in August...Pitched in 23 games for Leones de Caracas in the Venezuela Winter League, going 2-1 with a 4.29 ERA (10 ER/21.0 IP). ...Limited hitters to a .208 batting average (15-for-72). ...Recorded a 13.1-scoreless innings streak from October 23-December 1, spanning 14 relief appearances. 2011 Still recovering from right elbow surgery, Hector appeared in just two games with Single-A Mahoning Valley ... had no record with a 3.00 ERA (1 ER/3.0 IP) ... was on the seven-day D.L. from April 7-September 21. 2010 Season was cut short by right elbow problems that eventually led to surgery that will largely keep him out for the 2011 season...Made 7 starts at AAA Columbus after his option out of spring training, going 1-3 w/a 8.53 ERA (31.2IP, 48H, 30ER, 10BB, 33K, 12HR, .343AVG)...Last start came on May 12 at Columbus....Worked at least 5.0IP in 4 of the starts and 6.0IP in 2 starts...Allowed at least 2 runs in all 7GS...Began a return to throwing program in July in Goodyear, Arizona and was shutdown with continued soreness in the elbow after several simulated games and surgery was subsequently recommended, ending his season...Underwent reconstructive UCL surgery on his right elbow on August 25 in Birmingham, AL by Dr. James Andrews. 2009 Hector spent the first half of the year at Akron and joined the Columbus rotation after being selected to the Eastern League Regular Season All-Star team but did not participate because of his July 5th promotion...In 27 games/25 starts between the two levels, he was 11-10 with a 3.38ERA (146.1IP, 61R/55ER, 137K) and limited all hitters to a .256 average (143-558)... Named Indians Minor League Pitcher of the Year. u Before joining Columbus, he went 7-5 in 15 games/13 starts with a 2.75ERA at Akron (72.0IP, 60H, 22ER, 73K), including winning his first five starts of the year and carried a 1.23ERA (29.1IP, 22H, 4ER, 5BB, 26K) during the winning streak...Made 2 relief appearances (3.0IP, 7H, 4R/3ER) on May 12-15 when the Major League bullpen struggled at the outset of the season...Did not allow a run over 3 straight starts, June 14-26, covering 14.1IP...Limited EL hitters to a .227 avg against and had a 2.48 ERA as a starter...LHH batted .171 (22-129) off him...At the time of his promotion he was 8th in EL in ERA. u With the Clippers, he started 12 games and posted a 4-5 record with a 4.00ERA (74.1IP, 33ER, 64K)...He won his first three starts at AAA, giving up three runs in 18 innings of work (2BB, 20K)...In July, he was 3-1 and carried a 2.74ERA in four starts (23.0IP, 7ER, 24K)...Over his first 7 starts in Columbus his ERA was 2.38 (41.2IP, 43H, 11ER)...Went 6.0 hitless innings in his debut of July 8 vs. Indianapolis (6.0IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, 8K)...Over his last 3 starts at Columbus his ERA was 7.40 (20.2IP, 26H, 17ER, 5HR) that raised his Triple A ERA from 2.68 to 4.00...Batters hit .282 off him at Triple A...Overall on the year walked just 29 batters in 146.1IP (1.8BB/9.0IP) and struck out 137 in 146.1IP (8.4SO/9.0IP)...The Venezuelan native led the organization in strikeouts, was third in total wins and fourth in innings pitched...Was 2-0 w/a 4.26 ERA in 6 starts in the VZ winter league after the season. u Named the 8th best prospect in the Indians organization entering 2010 according to Baseball America. 2008 Spent the season at A Kinston where he went 11-6 w/a 3.60 ERA in 27 starts for the K-Tribe (145.0IP, 130H, 58ER, 42BB, 145K)...Finished 4th in the Carolina League in wins, 2nd in strikeouts, 6th in innings pitched and 8th in ERA...Among Indians minor league pitchers he was 6th in ERA, T5th in wins & led the organization in strikeouts...Was named a High Class A All-Star and the 9th overall prospect in the Carolina League by Baseball America, and was also named as having the best Change-Up in the league by BA...Tossed a scoreless inning for the World Team in the Futures Game...Went 4-0 w/a 1.29ERA in 5 June starts (28.0IP, 21H, 4ER, 34K)...Allowed only 12 HR in 145.0IP (.74HR all'd per 9.0IP) and fanned 1 batter per 1.0IP...Limited batters to a .239 (130-545) average against, as LHH (.238) and RHH (.239) enjoyed the same amount of limited success...Batters hit .245 (54-220) with runners on and .260 (33-127) w/RISP against him (.120, 6-50 with RISP-2outs)...Won 7 straight decisions from May 25-July 4...Started the year 0-3 and ended up 11-6.