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Why is Alvin Orozco the best strikeout in the history of baseball in Nicaragua?

The record for most strikeouts for a season with 220 has been held by Diego Rudez since 1983. Julio Espinoza accumulated 1,449 “shots” in his career and the mark has stood since 1994. Referring to these two legendary figures of national baseball.

However, the fiery strikeout parading through the national mound is Alvin Orozco, a right-handed pitcher from the Apompua, Ciudad Darío, Matagalpa region, in addition to leading the league in the region three years in a row. The best frequency among all pinoleros carabineros.

Signed by the New York Yankees in 2006, Alvin posted impressive statistics in summer league in the Dominican Republic: 18–2 and 2.69 with 180 strikeouts in 160.1 innings over his four seasons, but had little difficulty improving the speed of his shipments. Was They are likely to go long.

So in 2009 he joined Matagalpa and did not look promising in Pomares with a 1-1 and 6.83. He didn’t do so well the following year, finishing with 5–9 and 3.89, but in 2011 he moved to Madrid and had a worse performance: 2–11 and 4.62. And he didn’t show much promise in the way of strikeouts: 75 with 43 bases in 87.1 innings. He didn’t win, he didn’t dominate and he didn’t strike out.

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Back in Matagalpa in 2012, Orozco closed with 7-8 and 2.71 and had the best there: 148 strikeouts in 129.1 innings, a strikeout rate of 10.29, with which he surpassed the national record of 9.96 set by Adolfo Alvarez. from Rivas in 1980, when he struck out 186 batters from third in 168 innings.

Alvin carried his momentum in the finals, striking out 20 of the Boers in 14.1 innings and helping Matagalpa win the championship by being named Most Valuable Player. He hit hard in 2013: 12-4 with 177 strikeouts and a 1.45 in 148.2 innings. The strikeout rate per nine innings has now increased to 10.74, a new record.

By then he was already an “ace” in the national team. He had already pitched hard against the Cubans on several occasions and the mark he was leaving was 14 in six innings against Dentos. And then he gave up 19 runs in nine innings to Madrez, one short of Roudez’s record of 20 strikeouts in a game.

Orozco came back with a respectable fastball, a ferocious changeup, and a big arcing overhand curve. It was said that he is working a lot from Pomares, professional and national team. that his speed had decreased. Nevertheless, in 2014 he was 13–6 with 174 strikeouts and a 2.42 in 160 innings.

It was his third consecutive lead in strikeouts and also his last, as, although finishing 9–0 and 1.73 intermittently in 2015, he struck out “only” 84 in 67.2 innings and finished second behind Alvin, Garcia, Santa The left-handed batsman of Cruz, Estelli, he accumulated 99 to finish on top. His hand was affected and was unable to shine despite several attempts.

Only Porfirio Altamirano, another Matagalpino like Orozco, achieved more strikeout leaders in consecutive years. “Guajiro”, an outstanding individual, achieved this in five consecutive seasons: 1974 (190 in 235 innings), 1975 (147 in 204.1), 1976 (156 in 233.2), 1977 (143 in 177.1) and 1978 (180.1 in 129). ), in which span he was 90–41.

The difference between Orozco and Altamirano, without comparing them because there is no comparison, is frequency: Alvin had a frequency of 9.28 strikeouts per nine innings in his career (784 in 760 innings) and Porfirio had 1,174 innings. 873 “struck outs”, at a rate of 6.69 strikeouts per nine innings.

So the best strikeout rate for a season is 10.74 “shots” for every nine innings for Alvin in the 2013 season (177 in 148.1 innings). And in a career span of at least 750 innings, Orozco has a strikeout rate of 9.28 strikeouts per nine innings (784 strikeouts in 760 innings). Wonderful.

We will never know if Orozco’s fate would have been better in professional baseball in the United States, but locally it is clear that he was the most brutal striker of batters ever seen, although Ráudez, Espinoza and Porfirio Start a conversation about swinging hitters who are always with you.

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