• Full name Chad Donato
  • Born 06/03/1995 in Cypress, TX
  • Profile Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 195 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School West Virginia
  • Drafted in the 11th round (337th overall) by the Houston Astros in 2016 (signed for $100,000).
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    From Cypress, Texas, Donato was a pitcher and catcher at Cypress Woods High, where he caught the likes of Texas A&M reliever Ryan Hendrix and Athletics' farmhand Casey Meisner. His future is on the mound, though, which is where he spent three seasons at West Virginia. The 6-foot, 180-pound righthander put up a gaudy 111-to-20 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 96 innings this spring, going 3-4, 3.27 for the Mountaineers. He pitches around 89-92 mph but can dial it up to 94 mph and throws a 12-to-6 breaking ball with depth and a below-average change. Donato left a Big 12 start early due to an arm injury in late May. An MRI revealed a UCL strain.

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  • Wichita Wind Surge activated RHP Chad Donato.
  • Wichita Wind Surge transferred RHP Chad Donato to the Development List.
  • RHP Chad Donato assigned to Wichita Wind Surge.
  • RHP Chad Donato assigned to Dominican Republic.
  • RHP Chad Donato assigned to Puerto Rico.
  • Minnesota Twins signed free agent RHP Chad Donato to a minor league contract.

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