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T.J. McFarland

T.J. McFarland 66 P

Norfolk Tides

  • Status: Active
  • Full Name: Timothy J. McFarland
  • Age: 26 (June 8, 1989)
  • Birthplace: Palos Hills, IL
  • Bats/Throws: L/L Ht: 6' 3" Wt: 219
  • Draft: Round 4 (2007, CLE)
  • MLB Debut: 04/06/2013
  • School: Amos Alonso Stagg, Palos Hills, IL
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T.J. McFarland Stats Summary

T.J. McFarland Career Stats

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T.J. McFarland Awards and Honors

T.J. McFarland  66 P

  • Full Name: Timothy J. McFarland
  • Born: June 8, 1989
  • Age: 26
  • Birthplace: Palos Hills, IL
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: L
  • Height: 6' 3"
  • Weight: 219
  • Draft: Round 4 (2007, CLE)
  • School: Amos Alonso Stagg, Palos Hills, IL
  • MLB Debut: 04/06/2013

2014: Posted a 2.68 ERA (53.2 IP, 16 ER) in 36 relief outings with Baltimore...Pitched 1.0 inning or more in 30 of his 36 appearances out of the bullpen...Struck out 2.62 batters per walk, the best mark of his two-year career...Made one start, July 1 vs. TEX, earning his 1st career win as a starter...Posted a 0.57 ERA (15.2 IP, 5 ER) in eight games in June...Went 1-0 with a 2.01 ERA (22.1 IP, 5 ER) in 17 games after All-Star break...Pitched to a 0.79 ERA (11.1 IP, ER) in his final 10 outings of the season, beginning August 16...Made five starts with Norfolk, posting a 3.75 ERA while holding IL batters to a .226 average.
2013: Spent the entire season with Baltimore after being selected by the Orioles in the 2012 Rule 5 draft...Made 38 appearances, including one start...Made MLB debut on April 6 vs. Minnesota, tossing 3.1 scoreless innings and tying his season-high with five strikeouts; Struck out Trevor Plouffe in that contest for first big league punchout...Posted a 2.92 ERA (8 ER, 24.2 IP) over his first 12 appearances, April 6 - May 28...Recorded first MLB win, June 13 vs. Boston...Tossed a career-high 4.1 innings, June 23 at Toronto...Made his first MLB start on June 28 vs. New York (AL), taking a no-decision (2.2 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, BB, 4 K)...Pitched to a 2.53 ERA (3 ER, 10.2 IP) in six July games...Went 3-0 with a 0.90 ERA (1 ER, 10.0 IP) over his final eight games.
2012: Split the season between Double-A Akron and Triple-A Columbus in the Cleveland Indians system...Led Indians farmhands with 16 wins and 163.0 innings pitched...His 16 wins tied with Class-A Modesto's Christian Bergman for the most among all minor league hurlers...Opened the season with Akron, where he allowed one run or fewer in six of his 10 starts...Earned a victory in six straight outings, April 24-May 20...Named Eastern League Pitcher of the Week from May 14-21 and the Indians Minor League Player of the Week from May 7-13.Tossed 5.2 shutout innings in his Triple-A debut, May 31 at Buffalo...Earned first Triple-A win on June 5 vs. Buffalo...Tossed complete game shutout on June 24 at Lehigh Valley, allowing four hits while striking out four...Earned a win over Norfolk at Harbor Park on August 5, as he allowed three hits and a walk while striking out five over 8.0 shutout innings.
2011: Spent majority of the season with Akron, where he ranked among Eastern League leaders in complete games (T-2nd, 2) and ERA (13th, 3.87)...Opened the year with Class-A Kinston, where he held Carolina League batters to a .191 average (9-for-47) in two starts...Joined Akron on April 21... Earned first Double-A victory on April 28 vs. Bowie, allowing three hits and one unearned run in 5.0 innings of work...Won six straight decisions over a nine-start span, June 5-July 21...Named Eastern League Pitcher of the Week for the week of June 27-July 4...Held EL left-handers to a .221 average (30-for-136).
2010: Spent majority of the season with Class-A Kinston, ranking third among Cleveland farmhands with 11 wins…Ranked among Carolina League leaders in wins (T-2, 11) and ERA (4th, 3.13)...Named to CL Midseason All-Star team... Made five appearances as a reliever to open the year, going 3-0 with a 0.73 ERA (2 ER, 24.2 IP)...Joined rotation on May 10 and remained a starter the remainder of the year.
2009: Led Class-A Lake County with nine wins...Also ranked among team leaders in starts (2nd, 23), innings (2nd, 120.2) and strikeouts (3rd, 85). 
PERSONAL: Timothy J. McFarland was selected by Baltimore from Cleveland in the Rule 5 Draft on December 6, 2012...Originally selected by the Indians in the fourth round of the 2007 draft...Graduated from Amos Alonzo Stagg High School (IL)...Had planned on playing collegiately at the University of Missouri before signing with Cleveland.