Adrian Alaniz (born March 12, 1984 in Sinton, Texas) is an American professional baseball player. A graduate of Sinton High School, he is a right-handed pitching prospect in the Washington Nationals organization.
In 2007 Alaniz pitched for the Vermont Lake Monsters in the short-season New York–Penn League. He logged 60⅓ innings in eight starts and five relief appearances, winning 8 games, losing 2, and recording a 2.39 ERA. During that span, he struck out 62 batters while issuing only eight bases on balls.
He was promoted to the Potomac Nationals in the advanced class-A Carolina League in 2008. As of June 2, 2008, he had compiled an 8-0 record and a 2.43 ERA over 59⅓ innings in 11 starts at Potomac, striking out 54 batters and walking 23.
In 2009, at the Harrisburg Senators in class-AA East League, he was 3-4 with a 4.76 ERA. He had a bad May, going 1-3 with an 8.14 ERA in 21 Innings Pitched over 6 starts. Thereafter, he pitched mostly out of the bullpen with a 1.14 ERA over 39 and 2/3 innings. 2010 will be a year of decision, after a disappointing 2009.
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- JAY LeBLANC (June 2, 2008). "Prospect Q&A – Adrian Alaniz, Washington Nationals". The Washington Times. Archived from the original on 2010-01-13.
- " Do or Die Time: Adrian Alaniz", ffolddc.com, Sean Hogan, 30 January 2010