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Jake Odorizzi | Starting Pitcher | #12

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (28) / 3/27/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2008 / Supplemental (Rd. 1) / MLW
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Jake Odorizzi gave up four runs in three-plus innings and did not get a decision as his team beat the Tigers on Wednesday.
He struggled badly with his control, issuing five walks and allowing six hits in the brief start. His first season in Minnesota has to be considered a disappointment, although his talent is still evident and it wouldn't be a surprise to see him piece together some really good seasons down the road if everything falls into place. He went 7-10 this year with a 4.35 ERA in 32 starts. His 8.87 K/9 is a career-best strikeout rate. He is tied with his opponent today, Matt Boyd, for the lowest (worst) groundball rate in the majors this year. Sep 27 - 2:00 AM

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Jake Odorizzi yielded two runs in 6 1/3 innings Tuesday as the Twins topped the Tigers 5-3.

Odorizzi struck out six in his second straight quality start. Before last week, he had given the Twins just one quality start in his previous eight tries. Overall, he's 7-10 with a 4.35 ERA this season. Two more solid outings this month would go a long way towards ensuring that he's not non-tendered this winter.
Sep 18 - 11:25 PM

Jake Odorizzi limited the Yankees to one run and one hit over 7 1/3 innings to earn his sixth win Wednesday.

A bit of a stunner here; it's Odorizzi's longest outing of the year and just his second quality start since the beginning of August. He had a no-hitter going until the eighth, when Greg Bird doubled in Luke Voit to plate the Yankees' lone run. The win moved Odorizzi to 6-10 with a 4.41 ERA.
Sep 12 - 11:22 PM

Jake Odorizzi was tagged for five runs in 4 2/3 innings by the Astros on Wednesday.

Odorizzi isn't losing his rotation spot at this point, not with the Twins lacking alternatives, but he barely deserves to retain his spot. He's 5-10 with a 4.57 ERA, and he's completed six innings just once in his last eight starts.
Sep 6 - 12:28 AM

Jake Odorizzi yielded three runs in 5 1/3 innings Thursday in a loss to the Indians.

Odorizzi hasn't been bad of late, but he always gives up at least a couple of runs and he rarely pitches deep into games; he's completed six innings in just one of his last seven starts. He's 5-9 with a 4.41 ERA overall.
Aug 30 - 4:31 PM

Jake Odorizzi let in two runs (one earned) on five hits through seven innings of work and got hit with a loss to the Athletics on Friday.

He pitched quite well and turned in one of his better starts of the season against one of the best offenses in the league. He yielded a run on a Matt Olson sacrifice fly in the fourth inning and another one on a Jonathan Lucroy single in the fifth. He struck out four and walked one in the quality start. He falls to 5-8 with a 4.38 ERA after 27 starts in his first season with the Twins.
Aug 25 - 12:14 AM

Jake Odorizzi struck out seven batters over five innings and settled for a no-decision against the Tigers on Sunday.

Odorizzi allowed four runs on five hits, including three doubles. The 28-year-old has been a massive disappointment from a fantasy perspective overall, posting a lackluster 4.55 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 136/53 K/BB ratio in 26 starts. He's given up 15 earned runs over 29 2/3 innings of work since the All-Star break. He’ll face the red-hot Athletics offense at home in his next start on Friday.
Aug 19 - 6:19 PM

Jake Odorizzi fanned nine while allowing two runs in 5 2/3 innings Tuesday in a win over the Pirates.

If Odorizzi can turn in a couple of more good starts, one wonders if he might get moved to a contender before Aug. 31. He's been quite the disappointment this year, but he has managed 129 strikeouts in 125 2/3 innings. The win tonight makes him 5-7 with a 4.44 ERA.
Aug 14 - 11:15 PM

Jake Odorizzi was charged with two runs (one earned) in 4 2/3 innings and did not earn a decision against the Indians on Wednesday.

He yielded four hits and two walks without registering a strikeout in the contest. The runs came on an Edwin Encarnacion sacrifice fly in the first inning and a Michael Brantley fielder's choice grounder in the fifth. It's been a discouraging season for Odorizzi and his fantasy owners but there is reason to believe better things are in store for the future. He is 4-7 with a 4.50 ERA and 1.41 WHIP in 24 starts. He has the lowest groundball rate among all starting pitchers, but he doesn't allow an excessive number of homers. He has 120 strikeouts in 120 innings, so there is talent in his right arm.
Aug 9 - 1:19 AM

Jake Odorizzi allowed two runs in 3 1/3 innings against the Royals on Friday before a rain delay ended his outing.

Odorizzi had thrown 75 pitches already anyway, so even without the rain, he probably wasn't going more than five innings at best. Odorizzi has just three quality starts in 2 1/2 months and those have come against the White Sox, Orioles and Royals. He's been a big disappointment for the Twins.
Aug 4 - 2:44 AM

Jake Odorizzi coughed up five runs in five innings and took a loss to the Red Sox on Saturday.

He struck out five batters, issued one free pass and surrendered nine base hits -- including a solo home run by J.D. Martinez. Home runs have been a big problem for Odorizzi this year in his first campaign with the Twins, he's given up 17 longballs in his 22 starts. He falls to 4-7 with a 4.58 ERA and 1.42 WHIP on the season. On the good side, he has punched out 118 batters in 112 innings. He will draw a much easier matchup against the Royals on Friday.
Jul 29 - 1:19 AM

Jake Odorizzi allowed just two runs over six innings with eight strikeouts on Sunday, but took a no decision against the Royals.

Odorizzi made one mistake: A two-run double by Alex Gordon in the fifth that kept him from picking up his fifth victory of the season. Outside of that, the Royals could do nothing against the veteran right-hander, as he allowed just one other hit on the afternoon. He hasn’t found a smidgen of consistency in his first year with the Twins, but the strong start lowers his ERA to 4.37, and he’s now fanned 113 hitters in 107 innings. He’s a trade candidate, but for now, we’ll see Odorizzi again on Friday against the Red Sox.
Jul 22 - 4:55 PM

Jake Odorizzi didn’t factor into the decision after allowing six runs — five earned — over 4 1/3 innings against the Rays on Friday.

Odorizzi was provided plenty of run support against his former team, but the wheels came off for him in the fifth inning, as he allowed the first two batters to reach before giving up a three-run homer to Jake Bauers. He hit Joey Wendle with a pitch two batters later before being pulled at 77 pitches. Odorizzi had three straight solid starts coming into Friday’s action, so this was a step back for him. He’ll head into the All-Star break with a 4.54 ERA and 105/45 K/BB ratio over 101 innings.
Jul 14 - 2:18 AM

Jake Odorizzi worked six shutout innings Sunday in victory over the Orioles.

Odorizzi issued just one walk and scattered five hits while striking out five Baltimore hitters. The 28-year-old right-hander had some struggles in June, but he's now pitched well in three straight outings. Up next is a matchup against the Rays, who traded him to the Twins back in February.
Jul 8 - 5:11 PM

Jake Odorizzi struck out nine but walked four and allowed two runs over five innings to take a loss Tuesday in Milwaukee.

Nine strikeouts over five innings of work is nothing to sneeze at, but all of the punchouts and free passes elevated Odorizzi's pitch count to a whopping 109 over the five frames. The only runs scored against him came on an Eric Thames two-run homer, but that was enough. It was the first longball he surrendered in six starts after he served up 14 over his first 12 outings. Odorizzi gets the Orioles at home on Sunday.
Jul 3 - 7:21 PM

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2Willians Astudillo
3Chris Gimenez
4Jason Castro
1B1Joe Mauer
2Tyler Austin
2B1Logan Forsythe
SS1Jorge Polanco
2Ehire Adrianza
3B1Miguel Sano
LF1Eddie Rosario
CF1Jake Cave
2Michael Reed
RF1Max Kepler
DH1Logan Morrison
2Robbie Grossman
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ervin Santana
2Jose Berrios
3Jake Odorizzi
4Kyle Gibson
5Adalberto Mejia
6Stephen Gonsalves
7Aaron Slegers
8Kohl Stewart
9Michael Pineda
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Trevor Hildenberger
2Addison Reed
3Taylor Rogers
4Trevor May
5Matt Magill
6Matt Belisle
7Gabriel Moya
8Alan Busenitz
9Andrew Vasquez
10Tyler Duffey
11Zack Littell
12Chase De Jong
13John Curtiss