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Alex Hinshaw

MLB Player information
NameAlex Hinshaw
PositionRelief pitcher
Place of birthClaremont, California
BatsLeft
ThrowsLeft
MLB debutMay 15, 2008 for the San Francisco Giants
Career statistics
Win Loss2 1
Earned run average4.53
Strikeouts49
Teams
* San Francisco Giants (2008 2009)

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Alexander Omar Hinshaw (born October 31, 1982 in Claremont, California) is a Major League Baseball relief pitcher in the San Francisco Giants organization. He graduated from Claremont High School and attended Chaffey Junior College and San Diego State University.

Hinshaw was drafted by the Giants in 28th round of the 2000 First-Year Player draft, the 29th round of the 2002 draft, and by the Florida Marlins in the 25th round of the 2003 draft, but did not sign. In the 2005 draft, he was once again selected by the Giants in the 15th round and made his professional debut with the Class A Salem-Keizer Volcanoes. He finished with a 3.68 ERA in 25 relief appearances, struck out 33 batters and walked 18 in 22 innings.

For the advanced Class A San Jose Giants in 2006, Hinshaw had a 6 3 record with a 4.26 ERA in 30 games, giving up 58 hits and striking out 78 in 69 2/3 innings. He struck out a season high nine batters in five shutout innings to earn a win on May 11, 2006.

On May 15, 2008, Hinshaw made his major league debut after being called up when Merkin Valdéz went on the disabled list. Facing the Houston Astros, he gave up one hit and struck out one in 1/3 of an inning.

Hinshaw currently plays for the Richmond Flying Squirrels, the Double-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants.

He throws his fastball in the mid 90s also has a nasty slider with a big-breaking curveball.


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