Barrie Baycats Re-Sign Juan Benítez for 2022 Season

BARRIE, February 23rd, 2022 - The Barrie Baycats are bringing back an All-Star.

Juan Benítez, joining the Baycats for the first time in 2021, was one of the best pitchers across the Intercounty Baseball League in his debut season. Benítez finished the year with a 5-2 record, and a 3.04 ERA (third in the league) across 62 innings pitched. He was named as an all-star following the year, as part of the IBL's Second Team All-Stars for 2021.

Benítez joins a rotation that is also scheduled to include 2018 IBL Pitcher of the Year Frank Garces, former Baltimore Orioles lefty Jayson Aquino, and second-year left-hander Marshall Leishman.

"It's going to be a strong rotation," said Baycats Media Coordinator Patrick Melbourne. "Benítez was a top pitcher in the IBL last season, and it's great to have him back with the team."

The Baycats open their season on Thursday, May 19th against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Tickets for all home games are available here. You can get all of your Baycats merch here, and view the 2022 season schedule here.

Benítez photo by  Bob Hurley / Bob Hurley Photography.