Hildemaro Requena Born July 20, 1997 RHP Currently listed at 6-2, 170 Signed as an international free agent from Maracay Venezuela, July 2013 Sox Prospects scouting report: "Right-hander with an average pitcher’s frame with some projection in his lower half. Fastball sits 88-90 mph. Best secondary is a changeup 82-83 mph with some fade. Also will show a curveball in the mid-70s." In 222 career IP, he is 16-11, 2.24 with 177K and 65 BB. Career stats here. Requena went 11-3, 1.98 in 95.1 IP for Class A Greenville this year, with 84K and 31 BB. In winning a playoff elimination game against the NYY Charleston affiliate last weekend, Requena threw 7.1 scoreless IP, allowing 4 hits and three walks while striking out 4. He's been on fire lately, not allowing a single earned run over his last five starts and 32.1 innings. Alex Speier writes: "In nine starts since moving to the rotation, the 20-year-old is 8-0 with a 0.51 ERA on the strength of his aggressive strike-throwing with a three-pitch mix that features a heavy diet of his breaking ball and changeup." From the Greenville paper: "Requena (11-3) continued to show his development. After spending much of the season in the bullpen, he received a chance to start after several other pitchers earned promotions to higher minor league levels. Requena, 20, has not allowed an earned run in a month, a span of 36 1/3 innings during which opponents have managed only 15 hits. He struck out four Saturday, but more important to his pitching, he got 12 outs on groundballs. "He's a great example of a pitcher who says, 'Ready, here it is, hit it,'" Fenster said. "He's going after the hitters with (pitches that) sink and trusting his defense behind him."