Randy Miguel Consuegra Almanza
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 3", Weight 175 lb.
Randy Consuegra was a minor league pitcher.
Consuegra was signed by Boston Red Sox scout Santiago Prada in October 2006, on his 17th birthday. He was 4-2 with a save and a 2.59 ERA for the 2007 DSL Red Sox, with a shutout. He did show control problems, walking 30 in 48 2/3 IP. In 2008, he tossed four shutout innings for the DSL Red Sox. The next summer, he came stateside and had a 4-4, 2.98 record for the GCL Red Sox with 49 K in 45 1/3 IP. He was absolutely abysmal for the 2010 Lowell Spinners; he retired 1 of 13 batters, allowed 10 walks, hit two batters, threw six wild pitches and gave up 10 runs for a 270.00 ERA. He lost both of his starts. In the 2013 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers, he faced one batter. In Colombia's 7-1 loss to Brazil, he replaced Dewen Perez with two outs in the bottom of the 8th and struck out major leaguer Yan Gomes.
Randy was 3-2 with a 5.86 ERA for the 2014 Sonoma Stompers, fanning 44 in 35 1/3 IP. He helped Colombia win the 2015 South American Championship for their first South American Championship; in the semifinals, he struck out 9 and allowed 3 hits in 5 innings to beat Peru. He was Colombia's most-used hurler in the 2015 Pan American Games, going 0-2 with a 6.55 ERA with a team-high 11 innings, two starts and 11 whiffs for the winless team. He lost to Gold Medalist Canada and to the Dominican national team. He tied Andres Santiago for 6th in the event in strikeouts.
He was with Colombia in the 2017 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers but was one of six pitchers they did not use (out of a staff of 15) as they won a spot in the 2017 World Baseball Classic, their first trip to a World Baseball Classic. He helped Colombia to a Bronze in the 2016 South American Championship. In the round-robin phase, he dominated Argentina, allowing two hits and three walks in seven shutout innings while fanning eight. He tied Ezequiel Cufre and Leandro Juarez for second in strikeouts in the round-robin (behind Miguel Puello) and was third in opponent average (.080, behind Leandro Hara and Puello). He thus got the call against Argentina in the semifinals but was not as sharp (5 H, 4 BB, 6 R, 5 ER, 3 K in 4 2/3 IP) in a no-decision; Juan Corpas relieved and Colombia wound up losing and settling for a Bronze.
He was on the Colombian team's designated pitcher pool for the 2017 World Baseball Classic itself but was not activated. In the 2017 Bolivarian Games, he outdueled Andy Otero and defending champion Panama, throwing five shutout innings (2 H, 3 BB, 4 K) before Ángel Vilchez took over in what would be a 2-0 victory. Colombia would go on to win Gold for the first time since 1973.