Jaime Jonathan Barria Soto, a professional baseball pitcher with the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball, was born in Panama on July 18, 1996. He is 6 feet 1 inch tall. As an international free agent in 2013, Barria joined the Angels. He debuted in the MLB in 2018.
2013 saw Barria join as an international free agent with the Los Angeles Angels for $60,000. The same year, he made his professional debut for the Rookie-level Dominican Summer Angels, throwing in five innings while allowing six earned runs.
He returned there in 2014 where he improved, going 4-4 with a 3.03 earned run average (ERA) in 16 games (eight starts). In 2015, he played for both the Arizona Angels of the Rookie-level Arizona League and the Orem Owlz of the Advanced Rookie-level Pioneer League, pitching to a combined 5-4 record and 4.02 ERA in 15 games (14 starts).
He pitched in 2016 for the Burlington Bees of the Class A Midwest League and was named the Angels’ Pitching Prospect of the Year by MLBPipeline.com after he compiled an 8-6 record and 3.85 ERA with a 1.32 WHIP in 25 starts.
After he made one start for the Bees in 2018, the Angels promoted Barría to the major leagues on April 11, 2018, to make his debut against the Texas Rangers.
On April 22, 2018, Barria faced Brandon Belt of the San Francisco Giants who had an at-bat that lasted 21 pitches before ending with a fly out to right field, breaking the MLB record for most pitchers to a single batter in a single at-bat.
On the season, Barría started 26 games for the Angels, going 10-9 with a 3.53 ERA with 98 strikeouts in 129+1⁄3 innings. He was the fifth-youngest player in the AL. In 2020, he went 1-0 in 7 games (5 starts).