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Oliver Drake

Oliver Drake 71 P

Baltimore Orioles

  • Status: Active
  • Full Name: Oliver Gardner Drake
  • Age: 28 (January 13, 1987)
  • Birthplace: Worcester, MA
  • Bats/Throws: R/R Ht: 6' 4" Wt: 215
  • Draft: Round 43 (2008, BAL)
  • MLB Debut: 05/23/2015
  • School: United States Naval Academy
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Oliver Drake Stats Summary

Oliver Drake Career Stats

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Oliver Drake Awards and Honors

Oliver Drake  71 P

  • Full Name: Oliver Gardner Drake
  • Born: January 13, 1987
  • Age: 28
  • Birthplace: Worcester, MA
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Height: 6' 4"
  • Weight: 215
  • Draft: Round 43 (2008, BAL)
  • School: United States Naval Academy
  • MLB Debut: 05/23/2015

2014: Spent entire season with Double-A Bowie, posting a 3.08 ERA in 50 relief outings...Ranked among Eastern League leaders in saves (1st, 31), games finished (1st, 47) and games (2nd, 50)...Named to Eastern League midseason and postseason All-Star Teams...His 31 saves led all Orioles minor leaguers and tied with Toronto farmhand Arik Sikula for the most saves among all minor league pitchers...Registered 12.1 strikeouts per nine innings (71 strikeouts in 52.2 IP)...Held Eastern League batters to a .214 average...41 of his 50 appearances were scoreless, and he allowed one run or less in 45 of his 50 outings... Allowed just six of 24 inherited runners to score...Did not allow a run over a 15-game stretch from May 22 - June 30, as he allowed just eight hits and five walks while striking out 22 over 15.2 innings...Pitched in 13 games for Aguilas of the Dominican Winter League, going 0-1 with one save and a 4.15 ERA (4 ER, 8.2 IP). 
2013: Began the season on the disabled list after offseason surgery on his right shoulder...Made his season debut with Double-A Bowie on June 11...Allowed only one earned run over his first six appearances with the Baysox (10.0 IP, 13 K, 3 BB)...Finished the season with a 3-0 record, ten saves and a 1.74 ERA in 19 relief appearances...Held left-handed hitters to a .167 batting average (7-for-42) while right-handers hit .176 (12-for-68)... Allowed only one home run in his 31.0 innings pitched.
2012: Started three games for Double-A Bowie from May 17-28, going 1-1 with a 1.50 ERA and working 6.0 innings in each start...Missed the rest of the season with right shoulder tendinitis...Recalled and placed on the 60-day disabled list by Baltimore on September 29...Activated on November 2 and outrighted to Norfolk on November 20.
2011: Spent the majority of the season with Class-A Frederick and Bowie, while also making one relief appearance with Norfolk...Combined to go 11-6 with a 3.32 ERA in 27 games (25 starts) between the three levels...His 129 strikeouts ranked second among Orioles minor leaguers, while his 3.32 ERA was third-best among O's farmhands and his 11 wins tied for third-most in the system...Tossed four complete games (two each for Frederick and Bowie), a mark that tied for the third-most among all minor league pitchers... Allowed three runs or less in 11 of his 14 outings for Frederick while holding Carolina League batters to a .224 average...Made Triple-A debut in two-inning relief effort, June 23 at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre... Returned to Frederick and tossed a nine-inning three-hit shutout on June 27 vs. Wilmington, striking out six...Named the Carolina League Pitcher of the Week, June 27-July 4, after going 2-0 and striking out 10 in 17.1 scoreless innings…Named the Orioles Organizational Pitcher of the Month for June when he went 3-1 with a 1.13 ERA (4-ER, 32.0-IP) with 19 strikeouts in four games…Pitched into the eighth inning in each of his final six starts for Frederick, going 5-1 with a 0.92 ERA (5 ER, 48.2 IP) over that span...Earned first Double-A victory on July 14 vs. Richmond, striking out 10 while allowing seven hits and two runs in a complete game, nine-inning effort...Pitched at least 5.0 innings in each of his final eight starts for the Baysox. 
2010: Spent the entire season with Frederick and ranked second on the Keys in games started (21) and innings pitched (128.0)…Struck out a career-high 11 batters, August 13 vs. Winston-Salem...Led the Carolina League with 19 home runs allowed.
2009: Spent the season with Class-A Delmarva and tied for the Shorebirds lead in wins (8)…Finished second on the club in strikeouts (104).
2008: Combined to post a 0.82 ERA between rookie-level Bluefield and and Class-A Aberdeen in his first professional season...Struck out 24 while walking just two.
PERSONAL: Oliver Gardner Drake was selected by Baltimore in the 43rd round of the 2008 draft... Re-signed by the Orioles to a major league contract on 11/18/14...Attended the United States Naval Academy, where he majored in Quantitative Economics...His 78 strikeouts during his senior season ranked as the 10th most in a season in Navy history...Attended Northfield Mount Hermon High School (MA), where he earned letters in baseball and hockey.