Should The New York Yankees Sign Pat Venditte?
Updated: May 17
Pat Venditte is currently an unsigned free agent in the baseball world. The 36-year old from Omaha, Nebraska has played on six different MLB teams, making his historic debut on June 5th, 2015 Pat Venditte was last in the MLB on August 18th, 2020. Now I say historic debut because there has never been a pitcher like Pat Venditte as Venditte can throw from both sides of the mound. Yes, Pat Venditte can pitch both left-handed and right-handed in a single game and can switch what side every at bat.
Venditte made his debut with the Oakland Athletics back in 2015, where he went 2-2 in the win-loss column as a relief pitcher. Venditte then played for both the Toronto Blue Jays and the Seattle Mariners in 2016 where he had a combined 5.73 ERA through 15-games. Venditte would have his best season in 2018 with the Dodgers as he had a 2.57 ERA after 15-games and 14 innings. Overall Pat Venditte would bounce around and lastly play a major league regular season game with the Marlins where he had a 0.00 ERA through 4.1 innings pitched.
Pat Venditte is now a free agent and a perfect pitcher for the New York Yankees to pick up. Venditte was on the team, but only in Spring Training. If the Yankees do end up picking up the unique pitcher they would have a guy that can throw to any batter and most importantly a player who does not get injured. Since Venditte throws from both sides that right there makes him very valuable and he can easily be a huge part in the Yankees playoff run this season. I also want to add that Pat Venditte throws the nastiest slider that tops out at 87mph and gets hitters off balance. Venditte is not one to throw one by you, but if you want a solid pitching performance by your relief pitcher, then Pat Venditte is your guy.