A Major League Baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels, Patrick Jordan Sandoval was born in America on October 18, 1996.
In Mission Viejo, California, Sandoval went to school there and participated in baseball. He had a 9.3–3 record and a 0.97 ERA as a senior.
In the beginning, he had made a promise to play college baseball at Vanderbilt University, but he subsequently changed his mind and decided to attend the University of Southern California.
In the eleventh round of the 2015 Major League Baseball draft, Sandoval was chosen by the Houston Astros.
Without keeping his promise to USC, he signed for $900,000. Following his signing, he made his major league debut with the Gulf Coast League Astros that year, making six starts and posting a record of 0–3, 6.08 ERA.
He pitched in 13 games (eight starts) for the Greeneville Astros in 2016, with a 2–3 record and a 5.30 ERA. In 14 games (11 starts) for the Buies Creek Astros, Tri-City ValleyCats, and Quad Cities River Bandits in 2017, he posted a combined 3–4 record and 4.09 ERA.
While playing for Quad Cities to open the 2018 campaign, Sandoval was selected to start the Midwest League All-Star Game as the starting pitcher. By the end of June, he was appointed to Buies Creek.
Who Drafted Patrick Sandoval?
The Houston Astros
In the eleventh round of the 2015 Major League Baseball draft, the Houston Astros picked Sandoval. He signed for $900,000 and decided not to attend USC.
In his first season as a professional after signing, he played for the Gulf Coast League Astros and had a record of 0–3 with a 6.08 ERA in six starts.