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Dec '09 23

2009 in Review – Alessandro Maestri – Tennessee Smokies

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During the winter months we are going to look back at the performances of Europeans, who played in the United States during the 2009 season.

Alessandro Maestri

Birth date: 06/01/1985 in Cesena, Italy
Throws/Bats: Right/Right
Organization: Chicago Cubs
Position: Pitcher

2009 Season: Alessandro Maestri returned to the relief corps in 2009 after being a starter one year before. In his fourth professional season the 24-year-old had a 4-2 record with an ERA of 3.69 in 54 appearances for the Tennessee Smokies in the Southern League. He struck out 73 batters in 85 1/3 innings, while walking 52. He even was promoted to the Triple-A team of the Chicago Cubs in Iowa at the end of July. But he didn’t get into a game and was sent down a couple of days later. He also pitched for Italy in the 2009 World Baseball Classic (2.2 IP, 3 BB, 2 SO) and made a Spring Training appearance for the Major League team of the Chicago Cubs.

Career Stats: 141 GP (20 starts), 19-12, 16 saves, ERA 3.41, WHIP 1.197, 300.2 IP, 267 SO, 110 BB
Highest Level: Double-A (2008/2009)

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