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Jake Odorizzi | Starting Pitcher | #23

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/27/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2008 / Supplemental (Rd. 300) / MLW
Contract: view contract details

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Jake Odorizzi was sharp in earning a no-decision in Sunday's 5-1 loss to the Blue Jays, hurling seven innings of one-run ball.
Don't be fooled by the 5-1 final score. This was a juicy pitching duel by starters Odorizzi and Marcus Stroman until the Rays bullpen coughed up four late runs. For his part, Odorizzi struck out six, walked two and allowed just a pair of hits. The lonely run to score on his watch came when Josh Donaldson clocked a solo homer off the 26-year-old right-hander in the fourth inning. Odorizzi is off to a smooth start with a 3.12 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 30/7 K/BB ratio across 34 2/3 innings. A road date with the Angels awaits him in his next outing. May 1 - 3:52 PM

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Jake Odorizzi limited the Orioles to one run over five innings in a no-decision on Tuesday.

Odorizzi had to work to get through five, scattering seven hits and a walk while striking out just one on the night. And he paid for his inefficiency, exiting before the Rays took the lead an inning later. It's been hit or miss for Odorizzi over his five starts, oscillating between good and bad ones. It all adds up to a 3.58 ERA and 1.34 WHIP. His next start will come Tuesday against the Dodgers.
Apr 26 - 10:01 PM

Jake Odorizzi pitched brilliantly in a no-decision against the White Sox on Friday racking up six strikeouts over seven scoreless innings.

The right-hander scattered just four hits and a walk on the evening, needing only 94 pitches to complete seven frames. Unfortunately, Chris Sale was equally as good on the other side of the diamond and the Rays weren't able to generate any offense against him. While he remains winless on the young season, he'll carry an impressive 2.41 ERA and 1.07 WHIP into Thursday's matchup against the Red Sox in Boston.
Apr 15 - 9:35 PM

Jake Odorizzi couldn't avoid the big inning during Sunday's loss to the Orioles, surrendering all four runs on his line in the second inning.

In the second, Odorizzi allowed an RBI double to Jonathan Schoop, a sacrifice fly to Joey Rickard and a two-run homer to Manny Machado. Outside of that four-spot, though, he did not yield a run over his six innings of work. Which is sort of like saying, "Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?" The 26-year-old right-hander struck out four and did not walk a batter. He will try to eliminate the big inning when he takes on the White Sox in a home start next time out.
Apr 10 - 5:03 PM

Jake Odorizzi whiffed 10 Blue Jays batters while allowing two runs -- one earned -- over 5 2/3 innings in Tuesday's 3-2 win.

Odorizzi was unable to get through six frames with his pitch count reaching 111, but of course that was due in large part to him racking up a bunch of strikeouts. The right-hander didn't have a single 10-strikeout game last season, although he had nine punchouts on a couple occasions. Odorizzi will get the Indians in his next trip to the hill.
Apr 5 - 10:55 PM

Jake Odorizzi was torched for eight runs in one-plus innings by the Pirates on Thursday.

Yikes. Odorizzi, though, is a top-15 starter in AL-only leagues entering the year. He does have a tough one coming up in the first week, as he'll be facing the Blue Jays.
Mar 31 - 5:03 PM

Jake Odorizzi picked up his first win of the spring with 6 1/3 innings of one-run ball Saturday against the Pirates.

Odorizzi struck out six and walked two. He's one of 2016's best breakthrough candidates, though really, most of the breakthrough came about last year (3.35 ERA, 150/46 K/BB in 169 1/3 IP).
Mar 27 - 1:19 AM

Jake Odorizzi was charged with four unearned runs in 1 1/3 innings Sunday against the Twins.

The runs were unearned, but Odorizzi walked two before the error and subsequent grand slam in the first inning. He went on to walk one more in the second before getting pulled. The lack of control is anything but typical for him. Odorizzi looks like one of the AL's better breakthrough candidates this year.
Mar 6 - 4:35 PM

The White Sox and Cubs have spoken with the Rays about acquiring a starting pitcher.

Jake Odorizzi has been the subject of trade rumors all offseason. The White Sox and Cubs have also checked in on Desmond Jennings, who could be available now that Corey Dickerson has been added to what should be a crowded Rays' outfield. Odorizzi is a native of southern Illinois. The right-hander is under team control through 2019.
Source: CBS Chicago
Feb 6 - 6:37 PM

Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports that the Cardinals have been active in talks with the Rays about acquiring a starting pitcher.

The Rays have been shopping several of their starters around, so it's unclear at the moment who the Cardinals are inquiring about. Jake Odorizzi is from the St. Louis area and would make a lot of sense for the Cardinals, and had been talked about in previous trade discussions with the Dodgers. Drew Smyly, Matt Moore and Erasmo Ramirez would also be possibilities as the Cardinals strive to replace the hole in their rotation created by the departure of John Lackey and injury to Lance Lynn.
Sat, Dec 19, 2015 11:18:00 AM

Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports no trade is imminent between the Dodgers and Rays regarding Jake Odorizzi.

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reported earlier in the day that the two sides were talking, but several sources indicated to Topkin that the sides are still pretty far apart. The Dodgers would likely have to give up quite a lot to get Odorizzi, who had a 3.35 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 150/46 K/BB ratio over 169 1/3 innings last year.
Thu, Dec 17, 2015 06:19:00 PM

According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Dodgers are in talks to acquire Jake Odorizzi.

Tampa Bay is going to want a ton in return for the 25-year-old cost-controlled starter, but the Dodgers have the kind of high-level and mid-level prospects to put together an enticing enough package. Odorizzi posted a strong 3.35 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, and 150/46 K/BB ratio across 169 1/3 innings this past season for the Rays. He can't become a free agent until 2020.
Thu, Dec 17, 2015 02:10:00 PM

According to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, the Rays have offered a multi-year extension to Jake Odorizzi.

Odorizzi's agent, Jason Wood, told Topkin that it was a "very nice initial offer" but that he's working on a counter proposal. Odorizzi, 25, registered a cool 3.35 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, and 150/46 K/BB ratio in 169 1/3 innings this past season for Tampa Bay. He isn't even eligible for arbitration yet, so there's no real rush from either side to get something done this winter.
Mon, Dec 7, 2015 12:55:00 PM

According to ESPN's Jayson Stark, the Rays are trying to be "opportunistic" by seeing what offers they can get for Jake Odorizzi and Matt Moore.

According to Starks, Chris Archer is the only starter the Rays won't make available in a trade. Tampa Bay has excellent depth and could easily swap one of their talented arms for a productive, middle-of-the-order bat. As we've seen in the past with aces like James Shields, Matt Garza and David Price, the Rays are not afraid to pull the trigger. The Rays could very well be sellers at the upcoming Winter Meetings.
Sat, Dec 5, 2015 04:54:00 PM

Jake Odorizzi allowed just an unearned run over seven innings Thursday in beating the Marlins.

The Marlins did their best to make it easy for him by playing Ichiro Suzuki in right and Tomas Telis at DH. It's actually the first time Odorizzi has completed seven innings in 16 starts since he came off the DL in mid-July. He was much better before suffering his strained oblique, and the guess here is that he'll look more like the Odorizzi of the first half (2.47 ERA in 12 starts) next year.
Thu, Oct 1, 2015 11:06:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Hank Conger
2Curt Casali
1B1Logan Morrison
2Steve Pearce
2B1Logan Forsythe
SS1Brad Miller
2Tim Beckham
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Desmond Jennings
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
RF1Steven Souza
2Brandon Guyer
DH1Corey Dickerson
Starting Pitcher
S1Chris Archer
2Jake Odorizzi
3Drew Smyly
4Erasmo Ramirez
5Matt Moore
6Alex Cobb
7Chase Whitley
Relief Pitcher
R1Brad Boxberger
2Alex Colome
3Xavier Cedeno
4Enny Romero
5Ryan Webb
6Steve Geltz
7Dana Eveland
8Jhan Marinez