Jacob Todd Odorizzi is an American professional baseball pitcher who currently plays for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball. Odorizzi was born on March 27, 1990.
Odorizzi was chosen by the Milwaukee Brewers in the first round of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft. The Brewers’ pick was the 32nd best available overall.
He made his MLB debut in 2012. He has a history of playing for teams such as the Kansas City Royals, the Tampa Bay Rays, and the Minnesota Twins.
Odorizzi received his high school education at Highland High School in Highland, Illinois, where he was a member of the Highland Bulldogs basketball team that won the state title in Illinois.
Odorizzi married Carissa Boxell in November 2012. The year 2016 marked the birth of the couple’s first child, a son, and they currently make their home in Lutz, Florida.
Odorizzi has five pitches to his name. He throws a four-seam fastball at between 91 and 96 mph as his primary pitch. Curveball, slider, splitter, and a cutter are among his other pitches (low-mid 70s).
Sliders are more commonly employed against right-handed hitters, while the changeup is more commonly utilized against lefties. It wasn’t long before scouts realized that he had a better fastball than a changeup.
Odorizzi created “The Thing” with Alex Cobb’s help: a split-change pitch akin to Cobb’s primary strikeout offering. As a result, in 2014, Odorizzi was promoted to the 5th starter’s role during spring training.
Who Are Jake Odorizzi’s Parents?
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