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Luis Quinones Racking Up the K’s

Luis Quinones Racking Up the K’s

November 13, 2022

Photo credit: Jared Ravich

Right-handed pitcher Luis Quinones has been racking up the strikeouts since turning pro. Quinones, who has fanned 277 batters in his 189 2/3 professional innings to date (a 13.1 K/9 ratio) stayed on pace in 2022.

Fanning 105 batters in his 77 2/3 innings between Low-A and Double-A last season (a 12.2 K/9 ratio) was a promising sign for the righty who was adjusting to more disciplined hitters as a member of the Fisher Cats.

“The Double-A hitters have a better approach at the plate,” said Quinones. “Their pitch selection is also better.”

Currently using four pitches in his repertoire: Quinones features a 4-seam fastball, a splitter, a curveball, and a slider.

Quinones likes to get ahead in counts early with his fastball so he can work in his secondary pitches.

“I feel like every single pitch have to come off the fastball,” explained Quinones. “Having command with the fastball makes it so much easier to throw hitters off with breaking pitches.”

And Quinones really likes how his secondary pitches work off his fastball.

“They rarely get hard contact,” Quinones said of his off-speed pitches. “And when I have good command of my fastball I can put hitters off-balance when I throw my breaking pitches.”

Be sure to follow Luis Quinones next season, as he continues to rack up the K’s.