Jeremy Hellickson, Starting Pitcher, Philadelphia Phillies

Date of Birth: 4/8/1987
Birthplace: Des Moines, Iowa
Current Salary: $17,200,000
Nickname: Hellboy

Jeremy Hellickson, starting pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies, was first drafted in 2005 by the Tampa Bay Rays. He pitched in the Rays' minor league system from 2005 through part of 2010. He was named the Baseball America Minor League Player of the Year in 2010.

Hellickson joined the Rays for 10 games in 2010. Pitching both as a starter and a relief pitcher, he had a 4-0 record and a 3.47 ERA in 36.1 innings. The following season, as part of the Rays' starting rotation, he had career highs in innings pitched (189.0) and wins (13 to 10 losses) and a career low ERA of 2.95. He received the American League Rookie of the Year award in 2011.

In 2012, Hellickson won a Gold Glove award for making no errors in 31 games. He pitched 177.0 innings that season and he finished with a 10-11 record and a 3.10 ERA.

Hellickson pitched in a career high 32 games in 2013. That year, he had a 12-10 record, a career high 135 strikeouts (to 50 walks), and a career high ERA of 5.17. He didn't fare much better in 2014, when he had a 1-5 record and a 4.52 ERA in just 13 games with the Rays.

On November 14, 2014, the Rays traded Hellickson to the Arizona Diamondbacks. He pitched in 27 games in 2015 and he finished the season with a 9-12 record, 121 strikeouts to 43 walks, and a 4.62 ERA in 146.0 innings.

Hellickson was traded to the Phillies on November 14, 2015. He finished the 2016 season with 12 wins to 10 losses, 154 strikeouts to 45 walks, and a 3.71 ERA in 189.0 innings in 32 games.

Hellickson accepted the Phillies' qualifying offer for a one-year, $17.2 million contract for 2017 on November 14, 2016.

Career pitching statistics for Hellickson through 2016 include:

  • 174 games played
  • 975.0 innings pitched
  • 61-58 win-loss record
  • 738 strikeouts to 298 walks
  • 3.90 ERA

Sources for Information
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