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Andy Oliver

Andy Oliver 41 P

Norfolk Tides

  • Status: Active
  • Full Name: Andrew Allen Oliver
  • Age: 28 (December 3, 1987)
  • Birthplace: Vermilion, OH
  • Bats/Throws: L/L Ht: 6' 3" Wt: 215
  • Draft: Round 2 (2009, DET)
  • MLB Debut: 06/25/2010
  • School: Oklahoma State
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Andy Oliver Stats Summary

Andy Oliver Career Stats

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Team Date Transaction
June 18, 2016 Baltimore Orioles signed free agent LHP Andy Oliver to a minor league contract.
June 18, 2016 LHP Andy Oliver assigned to Norfolk Tides.
June 7, 2016 Aberdeen IronBirds released LHP Andy Oliver.
June 4, 2016 LHP Andy Oliver assigned to Aberdeen IronBirds from Norfolk Tides.
January 20, 2016 LHP Andy Oliver assigned to Norfolk Tides.
January 15, 2016 Baltimore Orioles signed free agent LHP Andy Oliver to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
November 6, 2015 LHP Andy Oliver elected free agency.
July 17, 2015 Baltimore Orioles signed free agent LHP Andy Oliver to a minor league contract.
July 17, 2015 LHP Andy Oliver assigned to Norfolk Tides.
July 3, 2015 Durham Bulls released LHP Andy Oliver.
April 17, 2015 Tampa Bay Rays signed free agent LHP Andy Oliver to a minor league contract.
April 17, 2015 LHP Andy Oliver assigned to Durham Bulls.
April 4, 2015 LHP Andy Oliver elected free agency.
December 11, 2014 Philadelphia Phillies drafted LHP Andy Oliver.
March 29, 2014 Pittsburgh Pirates sent LHP Andy Oliver outright to Indianapolis Indians.
December 16, 2013 Andy Oliver changed number to .
November 14, 2013 LHP Andy Oliver assigned to Tigres de Aragua.
October 12, 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates activated LHP Andy Oliver.
March 15, 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates optioned LHP Andy Oliver to Indianapolis Indians.
December 5, 2012 Pittsburgh Pirates traded C Ramon Cabrera to Detroit Tigers for LHP Andy Oliver.
October 29, 2012 Andy Oliver roster status changed by Detroit Tigers.
July 27, 2012 Andy Oliver roster status changed by Toledo Mud Hens.
July 13, 2012 Toledo Mud Hens placed LHP Andy Oliver on the 7-day disabled list. Shoulder fatigue.
March 29, 2012 Detroit Tigers optioned LHP Andy Oliver to Toledo Mud Hens.
October 17, 2011 Andy Oliver roster status changed by Detroit Tigers.
September 17, 2011 LHP Andy Oliver assigned to Salt River Rafters.
June 6, 2011 Detroit Tigers optioned LHP Andy Oliver to Toledo Mud Hens.
May 28, 2011 Detroit Tigers recalled Andy Oliver from Toledo Mud Hens.
March 15, 2011 Detroit Tigers optioned Andy Oliver to Toledo Mud Hens.
October 13, 2010 Andy Oliver roster status changed by Detroit Tigers.
July 19, 2010 Detroit Tigers optioned Andy Oliver to Toledo Mud Hens.
June 25, 2010 Detroit Tigers selected the contract of Andy Oliver from Erie SeaWolves.
April 7, 2010 Andy Oliver assigned to Erie SeaWolves from GCL Tigers.
April 4, 2010 Andy Oliver assigned to Toledo Mud Hens from Detroit Tigers.
March 13, 2010 Detroit Tigers signed free agent LHP Andy Oliver to a minor league contract.
October 6, 2009 LHP Andy Oliver assigned to Peoria Javelinas.
August 17, 2009 Detroit Tigers signed LHP Andy Oliver.
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Andy Oliver Awards and Honors

Andy Oliver  41 P

Andy Oliver
  • Full Name: Andrew Allen Oliver
  • Born: December 3, 1987
  • Age: 28
  • Birthplace: Vermilion, OH
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: L
  • Height: 6' 3"
  • Weight: 215
  • Draft: Round 2 (2009, DET)
  • School: Oklahoma State
  • MLB Debut: 06/25/2010

2015 Highlights
• Split the season between Triple-A Durham and Norfolk, going 4-2 with a 3.95 ERA in 41 relief appearances
• Between the two teams, registered 66 strikeouts and 40 walks in 57.0 innings pitched
• Opened the year with Durham and went 1-1 with a 3.86 ERA in 25 games before opting out of his contract
• Signed with Baltimore as a free agent and joined Norfolk on July 18, going 3-1 with a 3.72 ERA in 16 outings
• Left-handers hit .303 (10-33) against him while with Durham; lefties hit .135 (5-37) against him with Norfolk
• Right-handers hit .145 (10-69) against him while with Durham; righties hit .269 (18-67) against him with Norfolk
• Registered at least one strikeout in 35 of his 41 appearances, including a season-high five on 8/1 vs. Lehigh Valley
• Had eight consecutive scoreless appearances with Durham from April 29 - May 22 (11.1 IP)
• Between the two teams, he held International League batters to a .196 average (12-61) with RISP
• Made two appearances in the postseason with the Tides, posting a 3.38 ERA (1 ER, 2.2 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 2 K)
2014: In his first full season as a reliever, went 3-4 with 13 saves and a 2.53 ERA in 48 appearances…Named to IL midseason All-Star Team...Held IL opponents to a .157 average, as he registered 85 strikeouts while allowing just 35 hits in 64.0 innings pitched…His 13 saves paced Indianapolis and ranked third among Pirates minor leaguers...Held left-handers to a .129 average (9-70) with 27 strikeouts...Led IL relievers in batting average against (.157) and was second among IL relievers with 11.95 strikeouts per 9 IP. 
2013: Spent entire season with Triple-A Indianapolis, going 5-4 with a 4.05 ERA in 29 games (24 starts)..Led IL in strikeouts (138), walks (112) and batting average against (.220)...Won Pitcher-of-the-Week honors for the week of 5/6-13 after going 2-0 with a 0.82 ERA (1 ER, 11.0 IP)...Registered seven strikeouts or more on seven occasions, including a season-high 10 on April 19 at Louisville...Walked four batters or more on 17 different occasions, including a season-high seven on June 19 at Norfolk.
2012: Entered season ranked fourth on MLB.com's Top 20 Tigers prospects...Spent entire campaign at Triple-A Toledo, going 5-9 with a 4.88 ERA in 28 games (19 starts)...Began season with 18 consecutive starts before making nine of his final 10 appearances in relief...Went 4-9 with a 5.06 ERA (57 ER, 101.1 IP) as a starter and 1-0 with a 3.78 ERA (7 ER, 16.2 IP) in relief...Held batters to a .235 average, the fourth-best mark in Detroit's organization...Limited left-handed batters to a .228 (28-123) average.
2011: Spent majority of season with Toledo, going 8-12 with a 4.71 ERA in 26 starts...Ranked among IL leaders in strikeouts (3rd, 143) and strikeouts per 9 IP ratio (4th, 8.76)...Won his first two decisions (three starts) and ranked second in the league with 31 strikeouts during the month of April...Recalled by Detroit on 5/28 and made two appearances with the Tigers, going 0-1 with a 6.52 ERA before being optioned back to Triple-A...Tied for fourth in all of Triple-A with 71 strikeouts from 7/1 to 9/2...Ranked by Baseball America as the fifth-best prospect in the Tigers organization following the season.
2010: Went 9-8 with a 3.45 ERA in 23 starts between Double-A Erie and Triple-A Toledo while also making five starts with Detroit...Struck out a season-high 10 batters twice (4/29 and 8/29)...Made Major League debut on 6/25 and suffered the loss at Atlanta despite giving up two runs in 6.0 innings of work...Held lefties to a combined .215 batting average (39-181) between Erie, Toledo and Detroit.
PERSONAL: Andrew Allen Oliver was re-signed by Baltimore as a minor league free agent on 1/18/16...Originally drafted by Detroit in the second round of the 2009 draft...Selected by Minnesota in the 17th round of the 2006 draft but did not sign...Attended Oklahoma State University, where he went 18-9 with a 4.02 ERA and 235 strikeouts in three seasons with the Cowboys...Was an All-Big 12 selection as a sophomore in 2008...Graduated from Vermillion High School (OH), where he was a four-year letterman and All-State performer...Registered 354 strikeouts and had a 0.96 ERA in 196 innings during his high school career...Was a member of Team USA during the summer of 2008 and went 2-0 with a 0.93 ERA (2 ER, 19.1 IP) and 24 strikeouts in four starts.