Jake Esch, Relief Pitcher, San Diego Padres
Date of Birth: 3/27/1990
Birthplace: St. Paul, Minnesota
College: Georgia Institute of Technology
Jake Esch, relief pitcher for the San Diego Padres, was drafted by the Miami Marlins in 2011. He pitched in their minor league system from 2011 through most of 2016. He started as a relief pitcher in 2011, moved to being both a starter and reliever in 2012 and 2013, and became primarily a starting pitcher from 2014 through 2016.
Esch pitched in three games as a starting pitcher with the Marlins in 2016. He had a 5.54 ERA in 13.0 innings. He also pitched 142.0 innings in 26 games in the minors.
The Padres claimed Esch off waivers on March 31, 2017. He was released on June 12th. He signed again with them on June 21st.
Pitching statistics for Esch as a minor league player from 2011 through 2016 include:
- 125 games played (98 games as a starting pitcher)
- 582.1 innings pitched
- 35-38 win-loss record
- 423 strikeouts to 193 walks
- 4.02 ERA