Jake Petricka, Relief Pitcher, Chicago White Sox, #52
Date of Birth: 6/5/1988
Birthplace: Northfield, Illinois
College: Indiana State University
Current Salary: $825,000
Jake Petricka, relief pitcher for the Chicago White Sox, was first drafted by the White Sox in 2006 but he opted instead to attend Indiana State University. Three years later, he was drafted by the New York Yankees but he didn't sign with them. He finally signed with the White Sox in 2010. He pitched in their minor league system from 2010 through 2012.
Petricka pitched in 16 games with the White Sox in 2013. He finished with a 3.26 ERA in 19.1 innings. He also pitched in 31 games in the minors.
In 2014, his first full season in the majors, Petricka pitched a career high 73.0 innings in 67 games. He finished the season with 1 win and 6 losses, 14 saves, 55 strikeouts to 33 walks, and a 2.96 ERA. The following season, he pitched in 62 games in relief. He finished the 2015 season with a 3.63 ERA and 33 strikeouts to 18 walks in 52.0 innings.
Petricka spent most of the 2016 season on the DL with a hip injury. He pitched just 8.0 innings in 9 games and he had a 4.50 ERA.
Career pitching statistics for Petricka through 2016 include:
- 154 games played
- 152.1 innings pitched
- 6-10 win-loss record
- 16 saves
- 105 strikeouts to 69 walks
- 3.31 ERA