Andrew Triggs, Starting Pitcher, Oakland Athletics, #60
Date of Birth: 3/16/1989
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee
College: University of Southern California
Current Salary: $537,500
Andrew Triggs, starting pitcher for the Oakland Athletics, was a top baseball player at the University of Southern California. He also excelled academically and in 2012 he was named the Pac-12 Baseball Spring Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
Triggs was drafted twice while at USC, first by the Cleveland Indians in 2010 and a year later by the San Francisco Giants. However, he didn't sign with a team until the Kansas City Royals drafted him in 2012. After playing in the Royals' minor league system for three years, he was traded to the Baltimore Orioles on April 4, 2015. He continued to play in the minor leagues in 2015.
The Athletics claimed Triggs off waivers on March 16, 2016. He pitched in 6 games as a starter and in 18 games of relief with the Athletics in 2016. He finished the season with 1 win and 1 loss, 55 strikeouts to 13 walks, and a 4.31 ERA in 56.1 innings.
In 2011, Triggs graduated magna cum laude with a degree in political science from USC. He continued to study in their MBA program in 2011 and 2012.