Drew Pomeranz, Pitcher, Boston Red Sox
Date of Birth: 11/22/1988
Birthplace: Collierville, Tennessee
College: University of Mississippi
Current Salary: $1,350,000
Drew Pomeranz, pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, was first drafted by the Texas Rangers but he opted instead for college. Three years later, he was drafted by the Cleveland Indians. After a half year in the Indians' minor league system, he was traded to the Colorado Rockies on July 31, 2011.
Pomeranz played in the minor leagues from 2011 through part of 2013. He joined the Rockies for four games in 2011. The following season, he pitched 96.2 innings in 22 games with the Rockies. In 2012, he had a 2-9 record, 83 strikeouts to 46 walks, and a 4.93 ERA. He found himself back in the minors in 2013, pitching in just eight games with the Rockies.
Pomeranz was traded to the Oakland Athletics in December, 2013. He pitched from both the starting rotation and the Athletics' bullpen in 2014. He finished the season with a 5-4 record and a 2.35 ERA in 69.0 innings in 20 games.
In 2015, Pomeranz again pitched from both the starting rotation and the bullpen. He finished the season with a 5-6 record, 3 saves, 82 strikeouts to 31 walks, and a 3.66 ERA in 86.0 innings in 53 games.
Pomeranz was traded to the San Diego Padres on December 2, 2015. After half a season with the Padres, he was traded to the Red Sox on July 14, 2016. He finished the 2016 season with a 3.32 ERA in 17 games with the Padres and 14 games with the Red Sox. He had 11 wins to 12 losses and 186 strikeouts to 65 walks in 170.2 innings. In the postseason, he pitched 3.2 innings in 2 games and he gave up 4 hits and 2 runs.
Career pitching statistics for Pomeranz through 2016 include:
- 138 games played
- 462.1 innings pitched
- 25-36 win-loss record
- 3 saves
- 447 strikeouts to 192 walks
- 3.80 ERA
Pomeranz's brother Stuart pitched for the Baltimore Orioles in 2012. He played in their minor league system from 2003 through 2007 and again from 2009 through part of 2012.