Joel Payamps

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Joel Payamps
Arizona Diamondbacks – No. 36
Born: (1994-04-07) April 7, 1994 (age 25)
Santiago, Dominican Republic
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
August 21, 2019, for the Arizona Diamondbacks
MLB statistics
(through August 24, 2019)
Win–loss record0–0
Earned run average4.50

Joel Elias Payamps (born April 7, 1994) is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks of Major League baseball (MLB).


Payamps signed with the Colorado Rockies as an international free agent on May 1, 2011.[1] He spent his first two seasons with the DSL Rockies, going 1–3 with a 3.29 ERA in 38 innings in 2011 and going 1–2 with a 3.02 ERA in 59.2 innings in 2012. He spent 2013 with the Grand Junction Rockies, going 4–7 with a 6.06 ERA in 68 innings. He played for the Tri-City Dust Devils in 2014, going 0–2 with a 6.10 ERA in 20.2 innings.[1]

He did not appear in a game in 2015 after being released by the Rockies on May 6.[1] He signed a minor league contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks on November 30, 2015.[1] He returned in 2016 and split the season between the Kane County Cougars and the Visalia Rawhide, going a combined 10–8 with a 3.86 ERA in 132.1 innings. His 2017 season was split between Visalia, the Jackson Generals, and the Reno Aces, going a combined 11–7 with a 4.30 ERA in 150.2 innings. He split the 2018 season between Jackson and Reno, going a combined 9–8 with a 3.87 ERA in 116 innings.[1]

The Diamondbacks added him to their 40-man roster after the 2018 season.[2]

He opened the 2019 season back with Reno.[3] He suffered a broken foot on April 6 when he was hit by a batted ball.[4]

On August 17, 2019, the Diamondbacks promoted Payamps to the major leagues.[5] He made his major league debut on August 21 versus the Colorado Rockies, allowing two runs over three innings pitched.[6]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Joel Payamps player page". Retrieved May 24, 2019.
  2. ^ Nick Piecoro (November 20, 2018). "Arizona Diamondbacks' moves protect against another Rule 5 loss". Retrieved December 5, 2018.
  3. ^ RotoWire Staff (March 12, 2019). "Diamondbacks' Joel Payamps: Heading to Triple-A". CBS Sports. Retrieved May 24, 2019.
  4. ^ RotoWire Staff (April 9, 2019). "Diamondbacks' Joel Payamps: Lands on MiLB injured list". CBS Sports. Retrieved May 24, 2019.
  5. ^ RotoWire Staff (August 17, 2019). "Diamondbacks' Joel Payamps: Summoned to majors". CBS Sports. Retrieved August 17, 2019.
  6. ^ Jose M. Romero (August 21, 2019). "Melville goes 7 strong, Rockies roll over D-backs 7-2". KOLD News 13. Retrieved August 22, 2019.

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