Kansas City Royals: Taking a look at lefty Emilio Ogando

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Emilio Ogando currently resides with the Northwest Arkansas Naturals in Double A. In his last three appearances with the Naturals, he has held opponents scoreless.

Emilio Ogando was drafted in the twelfth round of the 2014 draft by the Kansas City Royals. The highest level he has ascended to so far has been Triple A with the Omaha Storm Chasers. But, he made just one start with the Chasers in 2017 before being moved right back down to Northwest Arkansas.

In his last three starts, he has been impeccable, yielding no runs to his opponents. Through those 17 innings of work, he walked six, struck out ten, and allowed nine hits.

Ogando’s Statistics

On the season, Ogando has a record of 9-6. Through 97 total innings of work, his ERA sits at 5.29 and has a WHIP of 1.87.

So far, 2018 has been his best season record wise. His ERA is higher than in previous years, but he is also at a higher level in Double A than being in the rookie leagues and the A leagues with Wilmington and Lexington.

He had a few rough starts in late June and early July that caused his ERA to skyrocket. But, he is overall having a decent season.

In 2017 with Northwest Arkansas, he yielded an ERA of 3.45 through 133 innings. He is not the guy who will come into the game and strike out every guy he faces. He is very good at letting the defense make lays for him.

On his career, his ERA sits at 4.08 with a total of 516.2 minor league innings under his belt.

What is his ETA?

In 2017, Royals Farm Report predicted his ETA as 2019. It’s likely that if he gets the call in 2019, it won’t be until later in the year.

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It was predicted that he would be up with the Omaha Storm Chasers for the 2018 season. Unfortunately for him, that was not the case. So, he may not see time in the Majors until 2020.

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