A Colombian professional baseball pitcher with the Tampa Bay Rays of Major League Baseball, Luis Fernando Patio formerly played in Major League Baseball for the San Diego Padres.
Patio joined the Padres as an international free agent on July 2, 2016. With the Arizona League Padres and the Dominican Summer League Padres, he compiled a record of 4–2 with a 2.25 ERA in 13 appearances (12 starts).
Patio pitched for the Fort Wayne TinCaps in 2018, posting a 6–3 record with a 2.16 ERA and a 1.07 WHIP in 17 starts. With the Lake Elsinore Storm for the start of the 2019 season, he was selected to play in the 2019 All-Star Futures Game.
The Amarillo Sod Poodles promoted him in August. Patio compiled a 6–8 record with a 2.57 ERA and 123 strikeouts in 94+2/3 innings of work in 19 starts between the two organizations.
Patio got promoted to the top leagues on August 4, 2020. He was the league’s youngest player at the time. In 2020, he appeared in eleven games and had a 5.14 ERA.
With Francisco Mejia, Blake Hunt and Cole Wilcox, Patiño was traded for Blake Snell by the Tampa Bay Rays on December 29, 2020. MLB.com had him listed as the 23rd best prospect in the game, but Fangraphs had him listed as a top 10 prospect.
Luis Patino Nationality:
Luis Patino is a Colombian . He is from Barranquilla, Colombia.
Does Luis Patino speak English?
Yes. Luis Patino speaks English but is not too fluent. MacKenzie Gore, a fellow Padres pitching prospect, was instrumental in helping him learn the language.