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Joe Gunkel

Joe Gunkel 37 P

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp

  • Status: Active
  • Full Name: Joseph Dillon Gunkel
  • Age: 25 (December 30, 1991)
  • Birthplace: Boynton Beach, FL
  • Bats/Throws: R/R Ht: 6' 5" Wt: 225
  • Draft: Round 18 (2013, BOS)
  • School: West Chester
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Joe Gunkel Career Stats

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Team Date Transaction
June 14, 2017 RHP Joe Gunkel assigned to Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp from New Orleans Baby Cakes.
June 11, 2017 RHP Joe Gunkel assigned to New Orleans Baby Cakes from Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp.
May 12, 2017 Miami Marlins sent RHP Joe Gunkel outright to Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp.
May 10, 2017 Miami Marlins designated RHP Joe Gunkel for assignment.
April 29, 2017 RHP Joe Gunkel assigned to Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp.
April 27, 2017 Miami Marlins claimed RHP Joe Gunkel off waivers from Los Angeles Dodgers.
April 25, 2017 Los Angeles Dodgers designated RHP Joe Gunkel for assignment.
April 11, 2017 Los Angeles Dodgers optioned RHP Joe Gunkel to Oklahoma City Dodgers.
April 10, 2017 Baltimore Orioles traded RHP Joe Gunkel to Los Angeles Dodgers for Player To Be Named Later.
April 7, 2017 Baltimore Orioles designated RHP Joe Gunkel for assignment.
March 14, 2017 Baltimore Orioles optioned RHP Joe Gunkel to Norfolk Tides.
November 18, 2016 Baltimore Orioles selected the contract of Joe Gunkel from Norfolk Tides.
May 1, 2016 RHP Joe Gunkel assigned to Norfolk Tides.
May 1, 2016 RHP Joe Gunkel assigned to Norfolk Tides.
March 2, 2016 RHP Joe Gunkel assigned to Baltimore Orioles.
June 3, 2015 Baltimore Orioles traded LF Alejandro De Aza and cash to Boston Red Sox for RHP Joe Gunkel.
June 3, 2015 RHP Joe Gunkel assigned to Bowie Baysox.
June 3, 2015 RHP Joe Gunkel roster status changed by Bowie Baysox.
June 3, 2015 Bowie Baysox reassigned RHP Joe Gunkel to the minor leagues.
May 14, 2015 RHP Joe Gunkel assigned to Portland Sea Dogs from Salem Red Sox.
September 19, 2014 Salem Red Sox activated RHP Joe Gunkel from the 7-day disabled list.
August 22, 2014 Salem Red Sox placed RHP Joe Gunkel on the 7-day disabled list.
June 19, 2014 RHP Joe Gunkel assigned to Salem Red Sox from Greenville Drive.
April 1, 2014 RHP Joe Gunkel assigned to Greenville Drive from Lowell Spinners.
July 6, 2013 RHP Joe Gunkel assigned to Lowell Spinners from GCL Red Sox.
June 21, 2013 Joe Gunkel assigned to GCL Red Sox.
June 19, 2013 Boston Red Sox signed Joe Gunkel.
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Joe Gunkel Awards and Honors

Joe Gunkel  37 P

Joe Gunkel
  • Full Name: Joseph Dillon Gunkel
  • Born: December 30, 1991
  • Age: 25
  • Birthplace: Boynton Beach, FL
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Height: 6' 5"
  • Weight: 225
  • Draft: Round 18 (2013, BOS)
  • School: West Chester

2016 Highlights
Spent the year with Double-A Bowie, going 6-10 with a 4.73 ERA and 71 strikeouts in 24 starts...Tied for the Baysox lead with 24 games started and ranked second on the club with 123.2 innings pitched...Posted a 2.84 ERA (22 ER, 69.2 IP) in 13 starts at home and was 6-4 with a 3.83 ERA (38 ER, 89.1 IP) in 17 starts at night...Tossed first career complete game in game one of a doubleheader on May 24 at Hartford (L, 6.0 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 2 K)...Over a four-start span from June 4-25, he went 3-0 with a 1.57 ERA (4 ER, 23.0 IP) and 16 strikeouts...Recalled to Baltimore for two days (July 9-10) but did not appear in a game before being optioned back to Bowie...Pitched to a 2.64 ERA (9 ER, 30.2 IP) with 17 strikeouts over six starts in August...Enters 2017 rated as the #22 prospect in the Orioles system according to MLB.com.
2015: Made his first Major League Opening Day roster with the Orioles...Made 21 appearances with Baltimore, going 1-0 with a 4.25 ERA in 29.2 IP...Made his Major League debut, 4/8 vs Tampa Bay (1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K)...Earned first Major League strikeout on 4/10 vs. Toronto (Edwin Encarnacion)...Placed on the 15-day DL with right shoulder tendinitis, retro to May 11; transferred to 60-day DL, June 20...Made nine relief appearances with Double-A Bowie on a rehab assignment, going 1-2 with a 4.20 ERA...Recalled to Baltimore on 8/6 and went 1-0 with a 1.86 ERA (2 ER, 9.2 IP) over seven relief outings in August...Picked up his first Major League win 8/14 (1.0 IP vs Oakland) in an 8-6 Orioles victory...Posted a 2.81 ERA (5 ER, 16.0 IP) over 13 outings following the All-Star break (had a 5.93 ERA before All-Star break)...Made his first Major League plate appearance, August 16 vs. OAK (walked on four pitches by INF Ike Davis)...Had a streak of four consecutive games (8/31 - 9/12) in which he registered at least two strikeouts...Allowed just three of 10 inherited runners to score.
2014: Limited to 14 games (seven starts) between Class-A Lowell and Class-A Greenville after 2013 Tommy John surgery...Combined to go 3-2 with three saves and a 3.70 ERA while striking out 59 in 56.0 innings... Between the two clubs he combined to hold right-handed batters to a .189 average (20-106)... Made his final five appearances of the season out of the Greenville bullpen, where he held batters to a .206 average while picking up 24 strikeouts in 19.1 innings...Pitching in an instructional league game for Boston, he struck out 14 of the 18 Orioles batters he faced, including Chance Sisco, Christian Walker and Chris Davis.
2013: Appeared in just nine games for Class-A Greenville before being placed on the disabled list on 5/19 for the remainder of the season…Struck out 8.92 batters per 9.0 innings (36 SO, 36.1 IP).
2012: Made his full-season debut with Greenville, leading the club with 115.1 innings over 28 appearances, including a team-high tying 22 starts...Also placed among Drive leaders in wins (3rd, 6) and strikeouts (2nd, 95)... Held left-handed opponents to a .231 AVG (39-169) and nine extra-base hits...Posted a 3.80 ERA (9 ER, 21.1 IP) with 19 strikeouts in six relief appearances...Converted first career save with 4.0 innings of relief on 4/8 vs. Lakewood.
2011: Ranked among Lowell leaders in wins (T-2nd, 3) and starts (3rd, 13)...Held right-handed hitters to a .221 average (27-122)...Started the season 3-0 with a 1.13 ERA (3 ER, 24.0 IP) through his first six starts.
2010: Pitched for the GCL Red Sox in his first pro campaign...Held opponents to two earned runs or fewer in all eight of his starts, posting a 2.67 ERA (8 ER, 27.0 IP) in that role...Led the team with 2.14 ground out-to-air out ratio (min. 5.0 IP)...Fanned a career-high five in 5.0 shutout frames for his first win on 8/18 at the GCL Orioles.
PERSONAL: Jason Emilio Garcia was acquired by Baltimore from Houston, in exchange for cash considerations, on 12/11/14 after the Astros selected him in the Rule 5 draft from the Boston Red Sox...Originally drafted by Boston in the 17th round of the 2010 Land O'Lakes High School (FL)...Led Land O' Lakes High School in wins (6), ERA (1.46), strikeouts (107), and innings (62.1) as a senior in 2010...Land O' Lakes High School is the same high school that produced 2007 Norfolk Tides pitcher Cory Doyne (Doyne holds the Tides franchise record for saves in a season with 29).