The 2010 amateur draft’s fifth pick was Drew Pomeranz. He is Stuart Pomeranz’s brother. Drew learned a knucklecurve from his father Mike, a collegiate baseball player, to complement his fastball and curveball.
However, his great grandfather Garland Buckeye, a major league pitcher in the 1920s, gives him even additional baseball ancestry roots.
When Pomeranz was a junior in high school in 2006, Louisville Slugger recognized him as an All-American. He was 20-6 with 11 saves, a 2.21 ERA, and 312 strikeouts in 181 innings in high school.
He was selected by the Texas Rangers in the 12th round of the amateur draft in 2007, but he decided to attend college.
He had a 4-3 record, a 4.16 earned run average, and 81 strikeouts in 71 1/3 innings as a freshman at the University of Mississippi. He improved to 8-4, 3.40, 124 strikeouts in 95 1/3 innings as a sophomore.
He may have finished third in strikeouts behind LSU pitchers Anthony Ranaudo and Louis Coleman and fourth in the SEC in ERA.
He had an 8-2 record with a 2.21 ERA in the regular season of 2010, and he also led the SEC in opponent average (.190) and strikeouts (134).
Pomeranz was selected in the 2010 amateur draft as the second pitcher overall, after Jameson Taillon, and the first pitcher from a college.
He was selected by Cleveland Indians in the fifth round. Chuck Bartlett, a scout, signed him, and he started his pitching career in 2011 with the Kinston Indians, finishing 2-2 with a 1.93 ERA in 12 appearances.
In 60 2/3 innings, he struck out 77 batters while giving up just 44 hits. He later pitched for the Akron Aeros and had a 2.57 ERA.
Does Drew Pomeranz Have Any Kids?
Drew Pomeranz has a son named Tate Andrew Pomeranz. Tate was born in February 2021. Tate recently celebrated his 1 year birthday.