October 1, 1986 |
Walnut Creek, California
|Bats: Left||Throws: Left|
|June 12, 2009 for the Chicago White Sox|
(through 2010 season)
|Earned run average||2.70|
Poreda was born in Walnut Creek, California. He was raised in his mother's Jewish religion,1 and grew up in Moraga, California.23 He attended Campolindo High School, where he played baseball and was named Most Valuable Pitcher in the DFAL in 2004. He also played football for the Cougars, and was named second team All-DFAL defensive line.citation needed
Poreda was named West Coast Conference Pitcher of the Week for March 19–25, 2006, during his sophomore year. He tossed the first complete game of his career, allowing one run off five hits and struck out a career-high nine.5 In 2006 he appeared in 18 games (17 as starts), and posted an 8–5 record with a team-best and WCC-best 2.49 ERA. In the NCAA regional he pitched the team to a 5–1 victory over No. 6 national seed Nebraska.
For his college career, he started 33 of 46 games, going 17–11 with 167 strikeouts. Poreda was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the first round (25th overall) in the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft.
Poreda was named Pioneer League Pitcher of the Week on September 4, 2007, while pitching for the Rookie-level Great Falls White Sox. For the season with the team, he went 4–0 with a 1.17 ERA. In 2008 while playing for the Peoria Saguaros of the Arizona Fall League, Poreda was named one of the AFL Rising Stars. Poreda was named Southern League Pitcher of the Week on May 11, 2009, while pitching for the Birmingham Barons.
On May 21, 2009, the San Diego Padres struck a 4-for-1 deal with the White Sox for Jake Peavy, which reportedly included Poreda and Chicago's other top pitching prospect, Clayton Richard. Peavy, however, invoked his no-trade clause to block the trade.6
Poreda was called up to the majors for the first time on June 9, 2009.7 On June 12, 2009, he made his debut against the Milwaukee Brewers. Poreda picked up his first career win on June 25, 2009, after pitching a perfect 13th in the Sox' extra-innings win over the Los Angeles Dodgers.8 He went 1–0 with a 2.45 ERA and 12 strikeouts in 10 relief appearances with the White Sox before being optioned back to the minors on July 21.
On July 31, 2009, Poreda was traded along with Clayton Richard, Adam Russell, and Dexter Carter to the San Diego Padres for Jake Peavy.9 He was originally assigned to the Portland Beavers, but returned to the majors in September.
Poreda spent the entire 2010 season in the Padres' minor league system, splitting the year between the San Antonio Missions and the Beavers. For the first time, he pitched the majority of his games as a relief pitcher, appearing in 39 games with a combined record of 1–2 and ERA of 3.83.
- Chicago Jewish News - Jewish Chicago's Hometown Newspaper
- ""Aaron Poreda Profile," ''University of San Francisco Athletics Official Website'', accessed August 19, 2009". Usfdons.com. October 1, 1986. Retrieved March 26, 2010.
- Welcome to the Majors, Aaron Poreda » Kaplan’s Korner on Jews and Sports
- ""Quality Starting Pitching Leads Team," ''CSTV.com'', January 31, 2006, accessed August 19, 2009". Cstv.com. Retrieved March 26, 2010.
- ""Aaron Poreda named WCC Pitcher of the Week for March 19–25," ''CSTV.com'', March 28, 2006, accessed August 19, 2009". Cstv.com. Retrieved March 26, 2010.
- "Peavy: San Diego 'best place for us'," ESPN, May 22, 2009, accessed August 19, 2009
- ""Sox call up Poreda; Colon on DL," ''ESPN'', 6/9/09, accessed August 19, 2009". ESPN. June 9, 2009. Retrieved March 26, 2010.
- Temple, Jesse, "Poreda earns first win for White Sox: Left-hander strikes out two in scoreless 13th inning," MLB.com, June 25, 2009, accessed August 19, 2009
- ""White Sox acquire Peavy from Padres," ''ESPN'', 8/1/09, accessed August 19, 2009". ESPN. August 1, 2009. Retrieved March 26, 2010.
- Dierkes, Tim. "Padres Designate Aaron Poreda For Assignment". MLBTradeRumors.com. Retrieved June 13, 2011.
- Adams, Luke (December 8, 2011). "NL Central Notes: Cardinals, Luhnow, Pirates, Poreda". MLBTradeRumors.com.
- "Pirates Release LHP Aaron Poreda". March 12, 2013.
- Morris, Adam J. (October 17, 2013). "Texas Rangers Sign LHP Aaron Poreda". Lone Star Ball.
- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- University of San Francisco bio