Jason Hursh, Relief Pitcher, Atlanta Braves, #67
Date of Birth: 10/2/1991
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas
College: Oklahoma State University
Jason Hursh, relief pitcher for the Atlanta Braves, had his college baseball career cut short when he had Tommy John surgery in his sophomore year. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2010 but he didn't sign with them. Three years later, he was drafted by the Braves.
Hursh pitched in the Braves' minor league system from 2013 through most of 2016. In his first two years, he was a starting pitcher, in 2015, he transitioned to a relief pitcher, pitching that season as both a starter and a reliever, and in 2016, he pitched only out of the bullpen.
Hursh pitched just 1.1 innings in 2 games with the Braves in 2016. He spent the rest of the season in the minors.
Pitching statistics for Hursh as a minor league player from 2013 through 2016 include:
- 113 games played (50 as a starting pitcher)
- 345.2 innings pitched
- 19-16 win-loss record
- 5 saves
- 213 strikeouts to 121 walks
- 3.46 ERA