Chase De Jong, Relief Pitcher, Seattle Mariners, #35
Date of Birth: 12/29/1993
Birthplace: Long Beach, California
Chase De Jong, relief pitcher for the Seattle Mariners, was first drafted in 2012 by the Toronto Blue Jays. He pitched in the Blue Jays' minor league system from 2012 until July 2, 2015, when they traded him to the Los Angeles Dodgers. He then continued in the Dodgers' minor league system through 2016.
De Jong was traded to the Mariners on March 1, 2017. He made his first major league appearance on April 5, 2017. It was not a good outing for him - in 0.2 innings of relief, he gave up a three-run home run to give the Houston Astros a win in the thirteenth inning.
Pitching statistics for De Jong as a minor league player from 2012 through 2016 include:
- 93 games played (81 games as a starting pitcher)
- 448.1 innings pitched
- 30-21 win-loss record
- 416 strikeouts to 106 walks