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Jake Odorizzi Biography
Jake Odorizzi born Jacob Todd Odorizzi is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Minnesota Twinsof Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut in 2012 with the Kansas City Royals, and also played for the Tampa Bay Rays from 2013 through 2017.
Jake Odorizzi Age
The picther was born on March 27, 1990 in Breese, Illinois.
Jake Odorizzi Education
Odorizzi attended Highland High School in Highland, Illinois, where he helped lead the Highland Bulldogs to the Illinois state championship
Jake Odorizzi Height
The pitcher stands at a height of 6 Feet 2 Inches.
The Milwaukee Brewers selected Odorizzi in the first round, with the 32nd overall choice, of the 2008 Major League Baseball draft. He had a 9–9 record, a 3.68 earned run average (ERA), and 197 strikeouts in the Milwaukee Brewers system. He played for the Arizona Brewers (2008), Helena Brewers (2009) and the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers(2010).
Kansas City Royals
On December 17, 2010, the Brewers traded Odorizzi, Alcides Escobar, Jeremy Jeffress, and Lorenzo Cain to the Royals for Zack Greinke and Yuniesky Betancourt. Baseball America ranked Odorizzi as the 69th best prospect in baseball prior to the 2011 season and the 23rd best prospect at midseason. After the 2011 season, he was named the fifth best prospect in the Double-A Texas League. He was named to appear in the 2012 All-Star Futures Game.
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Tampa Bay Rays
On December 9, 2012, the Royals traded Odorizzi to the Tampa Bay Rays (along with Mike Montgomery, Patrick Leonard, and Wil Myers) in exchange for James Shields and Wade Davis. He was optioned to the Triple-A Durham Bulls on March 12. In early May, he threw a combined no-hitter for the Bulls against the Pawtucket Red Sox. He was recalled by the Rays on May 20 to start in Toronto against the Blue Jays. He was sent back to the Bulls on May 29. He was recalled on August 29 for a start against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, and optioned back to Durham the next day. He was recalled on September 20.
On February 17, 2018, the Rays traded Odorizzi to the Minnesota Twins in exchange for minor leaguer Jermaine Palacios. On September 12, Odorizzi pitched 7 1/3 no-hit innings before Greg Bird of the New York Yankees hit a run-scoring double in the 8th inning. Overall on the season, Odorizzi finished with a 7-10 record and 4.49 ERA in 32 starts. He had the lowest ground ball percentage among major league pitchers (28.4%). He also tied for the major league lead in bunt hits given up, with six
Odorizzi throws five pitches. He leads with a four-seam fastball at 91–96 mph. He also has a cutter (mid 80s), slider (low 80s), splitter (mid 80s), and curveball (low-mid 70s). The slider is mostly used against right-handed hitters, the changeup mostly against lefties. Additionally, He throws right and bats right.
Scouts originally regarded his fastball as his best pitch and his changeup as the least developed. With the help of Alex Cobb, Odorizzi developed “the thing”: a split-change similar to Cobb’s main strikeout pitch. This led to Odorizzi winning the 5th starter’s job in spring training in 2014
Jake Odorizzi Married
On November 10, 2012, Odorizzi married his long time girlfriend Carissa Boxell in Highland Illinois, in front of family and friends in a lavish wedding ceremony after being in an affair for a very long time.
The couple welcomed their first child, a son named Rhett, in 2016
Jake Odorizzi Networth
The baseball player is estimated to be worth $15 million dollars with his current salary being $9,500,000. Most of his income streams from his career as a baseball player.