Renyel Eligio Pinto is a professional baseball player from Venezuela who plays as a pitcher. Pinto was picked by the Chicago Cubs and placed into the farm system. Climbing through the organization, Pinto came into the limelight when he was named as the Cubs’ Minor League Pitcher of the Year after pitching at an ERA of 2.92 and finishing with an 11-8 record in the AA-League while playing for the West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx.
Pinto was named to the mid- and post-season All-Star teams and at the end of the season, was sent up to the AAA-League with the Iowa Cubs. However, in 2005, Pinto moved to the Florida Marlins in a trade that saw Sergio Mitre and Ricky Nolasco go along with him in exchange for Juan Pierre.
Pinto got a shot in the Major League with the Marlins in 2006 however, things didn’t quite work out as he was sent back to the AAA-league, to play with the Albuquerque Isotopes in May. After the roster was expanded towards the latter half of the season, Pinto was called back up again.
|Born||8 Jul 1982|
|Miami Marlins||2006 - present|
In his second stint, pinto was quite effective in the bullpen and was excellent in situational plays, especially against left-handed batters. Despite his specialization in troubling lefties, Pinto has been used on numerous occasions as a reliever for multiple innings. Throughout 2008, Pinto underwent numerous tests in different roles and throughout the season, he has come up trumps to ensure a spot in the 2009 roster as well.