Josh Tomlin, Starting Pitcher, Cleveland Indians, #43
Date of Birth: 10/19/1984
Birthplace: Tyler, Texas
College: Texas Tech University
Nickname: Little Cowboy
Josh Tomlin, starting pitcher for the Cleveland Indians, was first drafted in 2005 by the San Diego Padres but he didn't sign with them. A year later, the Indians drafted him and he signed. He played in the Indians' minor league system from 2006 through part of 2010.
Tomlin joined the Indians for 12 games in 2010. He pitched 73.0 innings and finished with a 6-4 record and a 4.56 ERA. The following season, he pitched 165.1 innings in 26 games. He finished the 2011 season with a 12-7 record and a 4.25 ERA.
After 21 games with the Indians in 2012, Tomlin had Tommy John surgery. In 2013, he spent the season rehabbing from his surgery, joining the Indians for just one game. He finished the 2014 season with a 6-9 record, 94 strikeouts to 14 walks, and a 4.76 ERA in 104.0 innings in 25 games.
Tomlin pitched in just 10 games with the Indians in 2015. He finished the season with a 7-2 record, 57 strikeouts to 8 walks, and a 3.02 ERA in 65.2 innings.
Tomlin finished the 2016 season with a 4.40 ERA in a career high 30 games. He had 13 wins to 9 losses and 118 strikeouts to 20 walks in 174.0 innings. In 4 postseason games, he pitched 17.2 innings and he gave up 15 hits and 9 runs.
Tomlin pitched in 26 games with the Indians in 2017. He finished the season with 10 wins and 9 losses, 109 strikeouts to 14 walks, and a 4.98 ERA in 141.0 innings. In the postseason, he pitched 3.0 innings in 2 games and he gave up no hits. He struck out 4 batters and walked 1.
Career pitching statistics for Tomlin through 2017 include:
- 151 games played
- 828.1 innings pitched
- 59-48 win-loss record
- 566 strikeouts to 121 walks
- 4.65 ERA