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Jake Odorizzi

Jake Odorizzi 23 P

Tampa Bay Rays

  • Status: Disabled 15-Day
  • Full Name: Jacob Todd Odorizzi
  • Age: 25 (March 27, 1990)
  • Birthplace: Breese, IL
  • Bats/Throws: R/R Ht: 6' 2" Wt: 190
  • Draft: Compensation A (2008, MIL)
  • MLB Debut: 09/23/2012
  • School: Highland, IL
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Jake Odorizzi Stats Summary

Jake Odorizzi Career Stats

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Jake Odorizzi Awards and Honors

Jake Odorizzi  23 P

  • Full Name: Jacob Todd Odorizzi
  • Born: March 27, 1990
  • Age: 25
  • Birthplace: Breese, IL
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Height: 6' 2"
  • Weight: 190
  • Draft: Compensation A (2008, MIL)
  • School: Highland, IL
  • MLB Debut: 09/23/2012

Originally selected by the Milwaukee Brewers in the first round (32nd overall) of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft out of Highland (Ill.) High School... acquired by the Kansas City Royals from the Milwaukee Brewers with infielder Alcides Escobar, pitcher Jeremy Jeffress and outfielder Lorenzo Cain for pitcher Zack Greinke on Dec. 19, 2010... made his Major League debut on September 23, 2012 for the Kansas City Royals (started two games)... Traded by the Royals to the Tampa Bay Rays (along with Mike Montgomery, Patrick Leonard and Wil Myers) in exchange for James Shields and Wade Davis on Dec. 9, 2012... optioned by the Rays to Triple-A on 3/12/13 ... Was ranked the No. 47 prospect heading into the 2012 season by MLB.com.... ranked as Rays' No. 3 prospect and No. 45 overall by MLB.com entering 2013 season... made Rays organizational debut with Durham on April 8, 2013... Went 14-0 with a 0.08 ERA during his senior year in high school, allowing one ER over 89 2/3 innings. Recorded 146 strikeouts while issuing six walks to lead Highland to the Class 3A state title. ... Was named Illinois Gatorade Player of the Year in 2008, a Louisville Slugger Preseason All-American, a Rawlings/Perfect Game All-American and a member of USA Today's All-USA team. ... Bypassed an opportunity to play baseball and football at the University of Louisville by signing with the Brewers... Jake and his wife, Carissa, were married in November 2012 in Tulum, Mexico. The high school sweethearts had a ceremony of about 65 family members and stayed a week there for their honeymoon... He and Carissa adopted a Shih Tzu named Miley two years ago... Enjoys video games, particularly "Call of Duty."... 2012 SEASON: Saw his first action in the big leagues after being selected to the major league roster on Sept. 16...made two starts for the Royals, both against the Indians...Made his major league debut on Sept. 23 vs. CLE...suffered the loss, totaling 5.1 IP, 6 H, 3 R/ER, 1 BB, 3 SO, 1 HR, 87 pitches, 55 strikes...held Cleveland scoreless until the sixth inning, when Asdrubal Cabrera delivered an RBI single and Carlos Santana followed with a two-run homer. Left the game trailing 3-1, and the Royals went on to lose, 15-4...On Sept. 29 at CLE, earned no decision in a 7-6 victory... lasted only two IP and 65 pitches (2-H, 1-R/ER, 3-BB, 1-SO)... Named Pitcher of the Year for Triple-A Omaha despite opening the season with Double-A Northwest Arkansas... his 15 combined wins tied for third most in minor league baseball, and fell one shy of the overall lead... went a combined 15-5 in the minors with a 3.03 ERA (145.1- IP, 49-ER) in 26 games, 25 starts... In seven starts for Northwest Arkansas, tallied 47 SO and 10 BB in 38 IP until a May 18 promotion to Omaha... won eight straight decisions from May 5-July 14, earning six of those victories for Omaha... On June 7 vs. Round Rock (Rangers), struck out 10 batters out of the bullpen to defeat major league veteran RH Roy Oswalt, 7-2... threw 6.2 IP in relief of starter Everett Teaford, who lasted two IP... Earned the starting assignment for the U.S. team in the Futures Game on July 8 at Kauffman Stadium... allowed a solo homer to Rangers prospect SS Jurickson Profar in one inning of work... earned no decision in the 17-5 U.S. victory... Entering the 2013 season was rated the No. 5 prospect in the Royals farm system by Baseball America... MLB.com ranked him the Rays No. 3 prospect behind Wil Myers and Taylor Guerrieri.