Jake Odorizzi, a pitcher, made his major league debut in 2012 with the Kansas City Royals.
Odorizzi was 14-0 with a 0.08 ERA as a senior, giving only one earned run in nearly 90 innings. The Milwaukee Brewers selected him in the supplemental first round of the amateur draft in 2008.
Despite the fact that he had the ability to play baseball and football at the University of Louisville, scout Harvey Kuenn Jr. signed him for $1.06 million. That summer, he made his professional debut with the AZL Brewers.
Odorizzi was traded to the Royals in December 2010 with Alcides Escobar, Lorenzo Cain, and Jeremy Jeffress in exchange for Zack Greinke, Yuniesky Betancourt, and cash.
He was called up to the majors in September of 2012, and he made his big league debut against the Cleveland Indians on September 23rd.
He took the loss after giving up three earned runs in 5 1/3 innings.
After that, he was dealt to the Tampa Bay Rays along with Wil Myers, Mike Montgomery, and Patrick Leonard on December 9th in exchange for pitchers James Shields and Wade Davis and infielder Elliot Johnson.
In 2013, Odorizzi appeared in seven games for the Tampa Bay Rays, including four starts, and went 0-1, 3.94.
He pitched for the AAA Durham Bulls for most of the season, going 9-6 with a 3.33 ERA in 22 starts. In 124 1/3 innings in the International League, he struck out 124 batters.
How Old Is Jake Odorizzi?
Jake Odorizzi was born on March 27, 1990. Jake Odorizzi is 32 years old.