Nick Vincent (baseball)
San Diego Padres – No. 50
Born: July 12, 1986|
|June 26, 2012 for the San Diego Padres|
(through 2014 season)
|Earned run average||2.68|
High school and college
The San Diego Padres drafted Vincent in the 18th round (555th overall) of the 2008 MLB Draft. He spent 2009 and 2010 pitching out of the bullpen with the High-A Lake Elsinore Storm of the California League. In his 2010 season, he posted a 1.87 ERA in 812⁄3 innings with 76 strike-outs. He spent 2011 with the Double-A San Antonio Missions where he had a 2.27 ERA, 89 strike-outs, and held opponents to a .196 batting average in 791⁄3 innings as a reliever. The Padres added Vincent to the 40 man roster after the 2011 season.
Vincent suffered a severe high ankle sprain in spring training of 2012 and opened the season on the disabled list before joining the Triple-A Tucson Padres in May. Vincent was first promoted to the San Diego Padres on May 18, 2012, but he did not make it into a game before being optioned back to Tucson on May 26. He wasn't throwing well in Tucson and in early June was sent down to San Antonio, where he had a 1.86 ERA in 9 outings. Vincent was then recalled directly to the San Diego Padres and made his Major League debut on June 26, 2012, pitching 2 scoreless innings against the Houston Astros. He earned his first Major League win 2 days later, pitching in relief. He was sent back to Tucson on July 5 after allowing runs in back-to-back appearances, but returned on July 16. He pitched scoreless relief in 3 games before being optioned to Tucson on July 22 when Eric Stults came off the disabled list. Vincent came back to San Diego for the remainder of the season on August 18. He pitched in a total of 261⁄3 innings with the Padres in 2013 with a 1.71 ERA and 28 strike-outs.
Vincent was sidelined by inflamed tendons in his forearm in spring training of 2013 and began the season with the Tucson Padres. He was called up on May 30 when Anthony Bass was sent to Triple-A. He pitched four scoreless innings in two appearances before being sent back to Tucson. He returned again on June 11 when Burch Smith was sent down and would remain with the San Diego Padres for the rest of the season. Vincent pitched in a total of 461⁄3 innings in 45 games with the big league club, posting a 2.14 ERA and 49 strike-outs.
Vincent plays as much golf as possible during the off-season and is a regular at the San Vicente Golf Resort in Ramona.
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- Tamburrino, Bill (November 14, 2012). "Timeout with Tambo: Nick Vincent recalls year’s highlights with the Padres". Ramona Sentinel. Retrieved March 1, 2014.
- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)