Washington Nationals Prospect Fausto Segura Dies at Age 23

Fausto Segura
WEST PALM BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 28: The Washington Nationals logo on one of the practice fields at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches prior to a spring training game against the Houston Astros on February 28, 2017 in West Palm Beach, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Washington Nationals Prospect Fausto Segura Dies at Age 23

Washington Nationals pitching prospect Fausto Segura has died in a motorcycle accident. Segura 23, was hit by a van while riding a motorcycle in the Dominican Republic this past Sunday night. The accident occurred near the Barahona airport.

Nationals Statement

The Nationals released this statement following the death of Segura:

“The Washington Nationals are extremely saddened to learn of the tragic passing of Fausto Segura, a 23-year-old pitcher who spent the 2019 season with our short-season affiliate Auburn Doubledays. He was beloved by his teammates, coaches, coordinators and everyone he came in contact with throughout our organization. We extend our deepest sympathies to Fausto’s family, friends and loved ones in their time of grief.”

Fausto Segura’s Career

Segura was signed by the Nationals as an international free agent when he was 20 years old. He made his debut in the Dominican Summer League in 2017. In 2018 Segura pitched in the Gulf Coast League. Last season Segura pitched for the Auburn Doubledays of the New York Penn League.

In three seasons Segura had a 4-6 record with 3 saves and a 3.88 ERA and a 1.396 WHIP. In 67 innings pitched Segura struck out 65 batters. Segura was an All-Star in 2019 for Auburn.

Segura’s Potential

The right-handed Segura stood at 6-foot-3 and was starting to open up some eyes within the Nationals organization. Johnny DiPuglia is the assistant general manager of international operations and said he showed some upside.

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