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Jay Flaa

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Norfolk Tides

  • Status: Active
  • Full Name: Jay Thomas Flaa
  • Age: 28 (June 10, 1992)
  • Birthplace: Bismarck, ND
  • Bats/Throws: R/R Ht: 6' 3" Wt: 225
  • Draft: Round 6 (2015, BAL)
  • School: North Dakota State
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Jay Flaa Career Stats

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Team Date Transaction
February 24, 2020 RHP Jay Flaa assigned to Baltimore Orioles.
November 20, 2019 RHP Jay Flaa assigned to Norfolk Tides from Bowie Baysox.
September 16, 2019 Bowie Baysox activated RHP Jay Flaa from the 7-day injured list.
September 4, 2019 Bowie Baysox placed RHP Jay Flaa on the 7-day injured list.
August 16, 2019 RHP Jay Flaa assigned to Bowie Baysox from Norfolk Tides.
July 30, 2019 RHP Jay Flaa assigned to Norfolk Tides from Bowie Baysox.
July 7, 2019 RHP Jay Flaa assigned to Bowie Baysox from Norfolk Tides.
April 10, 2019 RHP Jay Flaa assigned to Norfolk Tides from Bowie Baysox.
February 26, 2019 RHP Jay Flaa assigned to Baltimore Orioles.
March 12, 2018 RHP Jay Flaa assigned to Baltimore Orioles.
April 3, 2017 RHP Jay Flaa assigned to Frederick Keys from Delmarva Shorebirds.
October 3, 2016 Delmarva Shorebirds activated RHP Jay Flaa from the 7-day disabled list.
August 19, 2016 Delmarva Shorebirds placed RHP Jay Flaa on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to August 17, 2016. Right shoulder injury.
April 5, 2016 RHP Jay Flaa assigned to Delmarva Shorebirds from Aberdeen IronBirds.
June 30, 2015 RHP Jay Flaa assigned to Aberdeen IronBirds from GCL Orioles.
June 29, 2015 RHP Jay Flaa assigned to GCL Orioles.
June 26, 2015 Baltimore Orioles signed RHP Jay Flaa.
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Jay Flaa Awards and Honors

Jay Flaa  P

Jay Flaa
  • Full Name: Jay Thomas Flaa
  • Born: June 10, 1992
  • Age: 28
  • Birthplace: Bismarck, ND
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Height: 6' 3"
  • Weight: 225
  • Draft: Round 6 (2015, BAL)
  • School: North Dakota State

2019
♦ Split the season between Double-A Bowie and Norfolk. Combined to go 2-5 with a 4.69 ERA in 71.0 innings pitched across 40 appearances (three starts). 
♦ Did not allow an earned run in 25 of his 40 appearances between the two levels, and allowed one earned run or less less in 31 of his 40 outings. 
♦ In his 26 relief outings at Norfolk, held IL batters to a .225 average. Allowed two hits or less in 21 of his 26 relief appearances with the Tides. 
♦ Began season at Bowie and pitched 2.1 scoreless innings with five strikeouts on Opening Day at Harrisburg. Transferred to Norfolk on 4/10.
♦ Ranked among team leaders at Norfolk in saves (T-3rd, 4) and appearances (4th, 29).  
♦ Made first career professional start at Buffalo on 6/21. Allowed two runs in 3.0 innings.
♦ Limited hitters to a .211 average in away games at Norfolk.
♦ Had three stints with Bowie, posting a 2.81 ERA in 11 relief appearances. 


2018 
♦ Spent the season with Double-A Bowie, going 3-1 with two saves and a 2.77 ERA in 41 games.
♦ Ranked among Eastern League relievers in fewest baserunners per nine IP (1st, 8.86) and lowest batting average against (2nd, .155). 
♦ Registered 32 more strikeouts (67) than hits allowed (35) in 65.0 innings of work. 
♦ Limited right-handers to a .143 average (15-105), with lefties batting just .165 (20-121).
♦ Did not allow an earned run in 29 of his 41 outings. Yielded one run or fewer in 37 of his 41 appearances.  
♦ Threw a career-high 3.1 innings on 5/19 at Trenton, striking out four and allowing just one hit.
♦ Posted a 1.38 ERA in 18 games (26.0 IP) after the All-Star break.
♦ Went 18.2 innings without an allowing an earned run from 6/25 - 8/2. Did not allow an earned run in the month of July, striking out 15 in 13.1 innings. 
♦ Struck out six consecutive batters, 4/21 vs. Akron. Also earned his first Double-A victory in that contest (2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K). 
♦ Appeared in 11 games for Glendale in the Arizona Fall League, posting a 4.50 ERA. 


2017
♦ Made a career-high 38 appearances with Class-A Frederick, all out of the bullpen. Finished the season with a 3.29 ERA, four saves and 78 strikeouts in 65.0 innings.
♦ Held Carolina League left-handers to a .187 average, with right-handers hitting .204.
♦ Led Frederick relievers with 38 appearances. 
♦ Set a career-high with seven strikeouts over a 2.2-inning relief outing, 8/5 at Wilmington.
♦ Posted a 2.13 ERA in 16 road games, striking out 36 in 25.1 innings.
♦ Went 3-1 with a 2.22 ERA in 18 games during the second half of the season.
♦ Allowed just two home runs in 230 batters faced, including none over his final 14 outings.
♦ Stranded 26 of 32 inherited runners (81.3 %).


2016
♦ Spent the season with Class-A Delmarva, going 5-1 with a 3.50 ERA in 28 appearances.
♦ Did not allow an earned run in 19 of his 28 outings. 
♦ Pitched 11.0 consecutive scoreless innings from 5/23-6/19. 
♦ Recorded a win on 6/6 at West Virginia, striking out four over 3.0 shutout innings.
♦ Held right-handed hitters to a .224 batting average for the year.
♦ Allowed just two of 13 total inherited runners to score on the season.


2015
♦ Made his professional baseball debut on 6/29 with the GCL Orioles, his only game with the club before being called up to Class-A Aberdeen on 6/30.
♦ Appeared in 17 games for Aberdeen as a relief pitcher, posting a 1.31 ERA with 23 strikeouts in 20.2 innings.
♦ Recorded a six-game scoreless streak from 7/2-7/26, allowing opposing batters to hit just .083 during that span while logging three saves.
♦ Earned his first career win on 9/3 vs Lowell, tossing a scoreless inning with two strikeouts.

 

PERSONAL
♦ Selected by Baltimore in the 6th round of the 2015 draft.
♦ Attended North Dakota State, where he set the NDSU career record for most strikeouts per nine innings (10.29). He registered 30 more strikeouts (54) than hits allowed (24) in 35.2 innings pitched during his senior season in 2015. 
♦ Was the highest draft pick of an NDSU player since RHP Mike Gunderson was selected by the Astros in the 5th round of the 1994 draft. Would be just the second NDSU product to play in the major leagues after RHP Neil Wagner, who made 52 relief appearances between Oakland and Toronto from 2011-2014. 
♦ After his junior year at North Dakota State, he played for an amateur collegiate summer league team in Washington state, the Walla Walla Sweets, to prepare for his senior season.
♦ Began his collegiate career at Division II University of Mary before transferring to NDSU prior to his sophomore season. 
♦ Was an all-conference and all-state tournament selection at Mandan High School (ND), where he helped lead the Braves to the state championship on his home field as a senior in 2010. He also played basketball in high school.