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Pedro Ávila has been liked by Guardians

The Venezuelan has an ERA of 4.15 in 17.1 innings since his arrival in Cleveland on April 17

After four disastrous appearances at the beginning of the season in which he had a 9.00 ERA, the San Diego Padres opted to put Caracas right-hander Pedro for assignment on April 12. Ávila. However, the Cleveland Guardians rescued him; giving him the opportunity to stay at the top of the ball.

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Compared to that short period in San Diego, what has been seen of the Venezuelan with the squires has been better and in nine relief appearances, he has spaced 17.1 innings in which his ERA is 4.15, with 20 strikeouts and an average against the opposition of .265.

In his most recent work this Monday in his team's 8-6 defeat against the Rockies at Coors Field, the right-hander played two and two-thirds blank innings, where he barely allowed one hit, did not walk and struck out four opponents, being his best presentation so far in the contest.

And, without a doubt, the gunman of the Tigres de Aragua in the LVBP has gone from less to more, given that in his most recent seven games pitched he has collected an ERA of 3.65 in 12.1 stretches of work, with 16 guillotines, three walks and strike rate of 62%.

Look for contact from opposing hitters

However, Pedro Ávila has emerged so far as a pitcher who depends a lot on his defense and this year he has only generated a 52.2% ground ball rate so far this season.

Although, he also has a tendency to fan his opponents, since since he arrived in Cleveland he has an average strikeout rate per nine innings of 10.30 and so far this season, a rate of missed swings and missed swings of 29.4 and 26.6 percent, respectively.

However, this tendency to try to make hitters miss and look for the opponent's swing so much has led to him receiving more home runs in this stage as a Guardian (3 vs. 1 as a Padres player).

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