York Revolution Ink Ex-George Washington High School Pitcher Francisco Gracesqui

By Jerry Del Priore 

Francisco Gracesqui
Ex-Trojan, Bronx native Francisco Gracesqui while with the Toronto Blue Jays.

The York Revolution of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB) has signed former PSAL George Washington High School (NYC) left-hander pitcher Francisco Gracesqui, Revolution manager Mark Mason announced on Tuesday as the team held its first spring training workout. 

He enters his sixth professional season and sports a solid 13-6 career record with a 3.34 ERA in 112-lifetime appearances, all but one of which has come in relief.

Gracesqui saw time in the Can-Am League and American Association and started a combined no-hitter in his only career starting nod for the Kansas City T-Bones last season.

Gracesqui pitched with the Trojans in the Washington Heights, Manhattan, section of New York City. The Bronx native enjoyed success in his junior and senior seasons with the club in 2008 and ’09. 

He went on to pitch for State University of New York (SUNY) Sullivan County Community College in 2011. After a good year with the Generals, the 27-year-old became the first player from the school to earn a pro contract when he signed on with the Toronto Blue Jays for $40.000. 

In his first pro campaign, Gracesqui went 3-2 with a 2.88 ERA, striking 46 in 34 2/3 innings with an opponents’  batting average of .195 against him while with the Gulf Coast League Blue Jays in 2012. 

He posted an overall 10-4 mark with a 2.20 ERA in 62 outings as a member of the Toronto Blue Jays organization, reaching as high as Class Single-A Lansing in 2014 and 2015.

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