- Full name Hazahel S. Quijada
- Born 09/18/1997 in San Bernadino, CA
- Profile Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 185 / Bats: L / Throws: L
- School UC Riverside
Drafted in the 17th round (501st overall) by the San Diego Padres in 2018 (signed for $125,000).
View Draft ReportQuijada began the spring in UC Riverside’s rotation but shifted to the bullpen, where he was much more successful. The 6-foot Quijada pitches in the low 90s with his fastball and flashes an average curveball, but he struggles to throw strikes. When he’s on he cruises, but other times he needs 30 or more pitches just to get out of an inning. Evaluators believe a limited role such as a lefty specialist could suit Quijada, with the chance his stuff ticks up in short bursts.