Jake Odorizzi, Starting Pitcher, Tampa Bay Rays, #23
Date of Birth: 3/27/1990
Birthplace: Highland, Illinois
Jake Odorizzi, starting pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays, was first drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in 2008. After three years in the Brewers' minor league system, they traded him to the Kansas City Royals in December, 2010. He continued in the minor leagues, joining the Royals for just two games in 2012.
The Royals traded Odorizzi to the Rays in December, 2012. He pitched primarily in the minor leagues in 2013, joining the Rays for just seven games. He finished his time in the minor leagues with a 3.47 ERA and a 43-27 record in 121 games.
In 2014, Odorizzi was in the Rays' starting rotation. He finished the season with an 11-13 record, 174 strikeouts to 59 walks, and a 4.13 ERA in 168.0 innings in 31 games.
Odorizzi pitched in 28 games with the Rays in 2015. He finished the season with a 9-9 record, 150 strikeouts to 46 walks, and a 3.35 ERA in 169.1 innings.
In 2016, Odorizzi pitched 187.2 innings in 33 games. He finished the season with a 3.69 ERA, 10 wins to 6 losses, and 166 strikeouts to 54 walks.
Odorizzi finished the 2017 season with a 4.14 ERA in 28 games. He had 10 wins and 8 losses and 127 strikeouts to 61 walks in 143.1 innings.
Career pitching statistics for Odorizzi through 2017 include:
- 129 games played
- 705.1 innings pitched
- 40-38 win-loss record
- 643 strikeouts to 232 walks
- 3.83 ERA