Sunday, September 9, 2012
WSC Birth Years: Leyson Septimo
Born: July 7, 1985
Originally signed by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2003, Leyson was selected off of waivers by the Chicago White Sox on June 13, 2011. After making his way through AA Birmingham and AAA Charlotte, Septimo found himself pitching in the big leagues on June 29, 2012, against the Yankees in New York, pitching a perfect ninth inning, striking out Alex Rodriguez and Robinson Cano.
Septimo throws a four-seam and two-seam fastball, a slider and a changeup. He has been used primarily as a left-handed specialist, since his MLB debut, a role in which he has excelled.