Dodger Prospect LHP Geison Aguasviva - #36

LHP Geison Aguasviva got his first taste of pitching the the states after having a pair of strong seasons at Campo Las Palma in the Dominican Republic and has continued to show exceptional talent while pitching both at Ogden in the Pioneer League and Midland in the Midwest League.

Aguasviva, who signed as a free agent in December of 2005, was 3-3 with a 5.17 ERA over 14 appearances and eight starts in his 2006 rookie year.  

His breakout season came in 2006, his final in the D.R. Aguasviva was 8-2 and led the Dominic League with a 1.50 ERA, ninth in the league, allowing only 43 hits in 66 innings and striking out 69. His eight wins were fourth in the league and he allowed only a .183 batting average and 5.86 hits per nine innings.

Although many young Dominican struggle in their first season in the USA, not so for Geison despite the fact he was skipped right past the rookie league teams and into the Midwest League.

He struggled in his eight games for the Loons, winning one of three and getting tagged with an 838 earned run average. Obviously being placed one league too far, he still struck out 20 in 19.1 innings.

Dropped back to Ogden, he found little trouble retiring the opposition in the Pioneer League, crafting a 2.90 ERA over 13 starts. His 3-4 won-lost record did not reflect the season he enjoyed for the Raptors. His record was hampered by 16 unearned runs.

He finished the season strong, recording a 3-3 record and a 2.95 ERA over the final 10 games. And save for a disastrous game against Great Falls (he allowed eight runs in a single inning), his earned run average would have been 1.91.

And six days latter he started again against Great Falls and pitched seven shutout innings while allowing two hits. He also shut-out Helena into the eighth inning on August 11. He struck out 60 and walked 15 Pioneer League batters.

Overall, at the age of 20 and in his first season in the United States, he won four of six decisions and posted a 4.07 earned run average.

He got another crack at the Midwest League in 2009 and bolstered his resumé with a 4-2, 1.58 mark with the Loons. He didn't allow an earned run over the first two months. Used mainly in relief, where he had a 1.94 ERA, in four starts he was even better, posting an 0.86 earned run average,

Despite the success as a starter, the young man didn't allow a run over 20 innings (and just 13 hits and a .203 average) in relief to left-handers, striking out 19 and walking two. His future may be out of the bullpen.

Geison Aguasviva   6-2  166  bl  tl
Born- August 3, 1987 in Santiago, D.R.
Obtained- Signed as a free agent Dec. 15, 2005

year	team    w-l   era  gm  gs   in   h   bb  so  ave
2006	DRepub  3-3  5.17  14   8  47.0  57  21  41  .288  
2007	DRepub  8-2  1.50  12  12  66.0  43  14  69  .183  
2008 	GLakes  1-2  8.38   8   2  19.1  34   6  20  .378
	Ogden   3-4  2.90  13  13  71.1  85  13  60  .287   
2009	GLakes  4-2  1.58  19   4  62.2  53  20  46  .236 
  Totals 15-11 3.49  47  35  209 219  54  190  

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