IP 1253
ERA 3.986
WHIP 1.248
BB/9 3.067
SO/9 8.418
  • Full name Jacob Todd Odorizzi
  • Born 03/27/1990 in Breese, IL
  • Profile Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 190 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Highland
  • Debut 09/23/2012
  • Drafted in the C-A round (32nd overall) by the Milwaukee Brewers in 2008 (signed for $1,060,000).
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    Scouts have flocked to see Odorizzi this spring, and some teams have rated the athletic righthander as the top high school pitcher in the draft. After pitching at 90-91 mph last summer, he has kicked his fastball up to 91-93 mph with consistent armside run this spring. A half-dozen scouting directors witnessed a May start in which he sat at 92-93 mph in the late innings. Odorizzi operates with a clean delivery that he repeats well, and the ball comes out of his hand so easily that his fastball appears even quicker. The teams that believe in him like his slider, while others think it needs more refinement. An outstanding athlete at 6-foot-3 and 180 pounds, Odorizzi is also a star shortstop with speed and power, but his future is definitely on the mound. He also excels in football as an all-conference wide receiver, though he missed part of his senior season after spraining a knee ligament. That's the only ding on his medical record, and it's not a concern. It's anticipated that he'll forego a Louisville scholarship once he's drafted somewhere between the mid-first and second rounds.

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  • Texas Rangers placed RHP Jake Odorizzi on the 60-day injured list. Right rotator cuff strain.

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