Duane Lee Underwood Jr. is a Major League Baseball pitcher who currently pitches for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He formerly played for the Chicago Cubs in Major League Baseball.
How Tall Is Duane Underwood Jr.?
Duane Underwood Jr. stands at a height of 1.88 m.
Underwood was selected in the second round of the 2012 MLB draft by the Chicago Cubs out of Alan C. Pope High School in Marietta, Georgia.
He was committed to play collegiate baseball for the Georgia Bulldogs, but instead signed with the Cubs and debuted with the Arizona League Cubs that same year.
He played for the Boise Hawks in 2013 and the Kane County Cougars in 2014. Underwood was promoted to the Myrtle Beach Pelicans in 2015, where he pitched 73.1 innings with a 2.58 ERA.
In 2016, Underwood pitched for the Tennessee Smokies, South Bend Cubs, and Myrtle Beach Pelicans, going 0–6 with a 4.32 ERA.
After the season, Underwood joined the Cubs’ 40-man roster and played for the Mesa Solar Sox of the Arizona Fall League. In 25 games with the Tennessee Smokies in 2017, he went 13–7 with a 4.43 ERA and 1.30 WHIP.
Underwood began the 2018 season as a member of the Iowa Cubs. Underwood was promoted to MLB on June 25, 2018, and made his first start against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
After the game, he was optioned back to Iowa and spent the rest of the season there. He returned to Iowa to start the new year.
In 2019, he returned to the Chicago Cubs, striking out all six batters he faced in his first start on August 6. In 2020, Underwood pitched in 17 games with the Cubs, posting a 5.66 ERA and 27 strikeouts in 20.2 innings thrown.
After the formal signing of Ryan Tepera on March 2, 2021, Underwood was designated for assignment.