Luis A. Atilano...graduated from Gabriela Mistral High School in San Juan, PR.2010After strong start in the minor leagues, graduated to Washington and went 6-7 with a 5.15 ERA in 16 starts as true
rookie, but had season end prematurely due to right elbow surgery...had loose bodies removed from the right elbow by Dr.
Wiemi Douoguih on Aug. 5 in DC...from April 23-July 8, enjoyed a 15-start stretch as a regular in Washington's rotation...
was 5-1 with a 4.70 ERA in 8 starts through the end of June, but went just 1-6 with a 5.62 ERA (26 ER/41.2 IP) in
season's final 8 assignments...allowed 3 earned runs or less in 10 of 16 starts, but pitched as many as 6.0 innings just
5 times...won first 4 road decisions, spanning 5 starts from April 28-May 31...in MLB debut, April 23, stymied tough
Dodger lineup in a 5-1 victory at Nationals Park...allowed one run on 5 hits in 6.0 strong innings...walked 2, struck out
one (Charlie Haeger for first big league K)...earned the win in first 2 big league assignments, April 23 vs. LAD and April
28 at CHI...became the first Nationals starter to turn this trick since Jordan Zimmermann in 2009...per the Elias Sports
Bureau, is just the 2nd Puerto Rican starting pitcher to earn a win while forming a battery with future Hall-of-Famer
Ivan Rodriguez, the first to claim an initial big league win...the only other Puerto Rican starter that Pudge has ever won
a game with was Jose Guzman, who played with Rodriguez in TEX in 1991 and '92.2009Pitching for Triple-A Syracuse (2 starts) and Double-A Harrisburg (21 games/20 starts), combined to go 9-8 with a 4.01
ERA...ranked among Nationals minor-leaguers in wins (tied for 6th) and ERA (7th)...walked just 2.0 batters per 9.0
innings...worked scoreless ball in 3 straight starts spanning 20.2 innings with Harrisburg, July 27-August 8.2008Went combined 5-3 with one save and 2.50 ERA in 24 games (15 starts) at 3 levels of Nationals' chain...reached Double-
A for the first time and pitched well in brief stint with Harrisburg...posted a .248 batting average against in '08...went
5-2 with 2.27 ERA in 15 starts, compared to 0-1 with one save and 3.08 ERA in 9 relief appearances...with Potomac,
went 4-0 with a 2.59 ERA in July...worked 5.0 innings in 8 straight starts from July 11-August 22.2007Missed majority of season recovering from "Tommy John" surgery...made one relief appearance with Nationals' Rookie-level
Gulf Coast League affiliate, allowing one earned run in 1.0 inning, July 3 at Myrtle Beach.2006Had season-ending "Tommy John" ligament-replacement surgery, August 10...surgery was performed by Dr. James
Andrews in Birmingham, AL.2005Represented Single-A Rome in the South Atlantic League All-Star Game as the South Division's starting pitcher.2004With Single-A Danville, ranked among Appy League leaders in innings (4th, 64.1), wins (5th, 5) and K's (5th, 54).2003Led the GCL in shutouts (one), starts (12) and fewest BB per 9.0 innings (1.2) in pro debut with the GCL Braves.