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Jake Odorizzi | Starting Pitcher

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (25) / 3/27/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Contract: view contract details

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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. Oct 1 - 11:06 PM

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Jake Odorizzi yielded four runs over five innings in a loss to the Red Sox on Friday.

Odorizzi gave up seven hits (including two home runs) and three walks while striking out four. The game was tied at two before the Blue Jays played two runs in the fourth. Odorizzi started the season strong, but he has batted inconsistency during the second half, mostly because of the home run ball. He'll try to finish the season strong next week against the Blue Jays.
Sep 25 - 10:13 PM

Jake Odorizzi gave up four runs in 5 2/3 innings, taking a no-decision as the Rays came back to beat the Orioles on Sunday.

The Orioles scored three times in the third inning with two of the runs coming on a Chris Davis home run. They'd tack on another to tie the game at 4-4 in the sixth. Odorizzi, overall, allowed eight hits and a pair of walks while striking out three. The 25-year-old has put together a great season, sporting a 3.38 ERA with a 1.14 WHIP and a 139/41 K/BB ratio over 157 1/3 innings. Odorizzi will make a road start versus the Blue Jays next.
Sep 20 - 4:51 PM

Jake Odorizzi defeated the Yankees on Tuesday, yielding three runs in six innings of work.

All three runs came on home runs. Alex Rodriguez hit a solo shot in the first inning and Greg Bird went yard in the fourth with a runner aboard. They were two of three hits Odorizzi gave up along with three walks and five strikeouts. He now holds a 3.26 ERA with a 1.11 WHIP and a 136/39 K/BB ratio over 151 2/3 innings. The right-hander will face the Orioles at home next.
Sep 15 - 10:32 PM

Jake Odorizzi got the win against the Tigers on Wednesday, firing six shutout frames.

The Rays backed Odorizzi with plenty of offense, blasting four home runs. He limited the Tigers to six hits and a walk while striking out six. The right-hander has been inconsistent in 12 starts since returning from the disabled list on July 11, carrying a 4.04 ERA. Odorizzi's season stats are stronger, as he owns a 3.21 ERA with a 1.12 WHIP and a 131/36 K/BB ratio over 145 2/3 innings. He'll look to win again next week at home against the Yankees.
Sep 9 - 10:25 PM

Jake Odorizzi struggled at times in Friday's loss to the Yankees, allowing five runs on three hits over 6 2/3 innings.

Odorizzi struck out eight and allowed just three hits in the contest, but they were the worst possible kinds of hits. Alex Rodriguez smacked a two-run homer off the right-hander in the second inning, Brian McCann launched a solo shot in the fourth and Greg Bird smashed a two-run shot in the seventh to account for the totality of scoring on his line. He'll carry a 3.35 ERA and 1.12 WHIP into a road date with the Tigers next time he takes the ball.
Sep 4 - 9:52 PM

Jake Odorizzi didn't put his best foot forward in Saturday's loss to the Royals, allowing four runs on seven hits over 4 2/3 innings.

Odorizzi struck out five and walked two on the evening. The Royals burned him with a pair of runs in the first inning and another pair in the fifth. While The 25-year-old right-hander might not have had his best stuff on Saturday, he's pitched to a nice 3.18 ERA and 1.14 WHIP over 133 innings this season. Odorizzi will head to the Bronx for a date with the Yankees in his next start.
Aug 29 - 9:33 PM

Jake Odorizzi turned in a solid start in a Sunday no-decision against the A's, allowing two runs on three hits over six-plus innings.

Odorizzi struck out four and walked one on the afternoon. Runs scored against him via RBI singles off the bats of Mark Canha and Brett Lawrie in the fourth and seventh innings, respectively. Only an oblique strain that took a chunk out of his season in June has marred what's been a very nice campaign for the 25-year-old right-hander. He'll take his 3.02 ERA and 1.11 WHIP into a home start against the Royals next time he toes the rubber.
Aug 23 - 7:40 PM

Jake Odorizzi struck out nine while allowing one run over six innings in a no-decision against the Astros on Tuesday.

His nine strikeouts matched a season high. Odorizzi scattered six hits and a walk over his six innings but didn't factor in the decision, his fourth consecutive no-decision. The right-hander remains 6-6 but improved his ERA to 3.02 through 20 starts. Odorizzi will look for his seventh win Sunday at the Athletics.
Aug 18 - 11:50 PM

Jake Odorizzi was tagged for six runs and nine hits in six-plus innings by the Braves on Wednesday.

It was four runs through six innings, but manager Eric Wedge sent him back out for the seventh and he allowed a walk and a double before being pulled. Both runners came around to score off Alex Colome, who went on to vulture the win after the Rays scored six in the bottom of the seventh. It was just the second time this season that Odorizzi has allowed five runs, and his ERA jumped from 2.77 to 3.09.
Aug 12 - 11:42 PM

Jake Odorizzi posted his best start since returning from the disabled list, firing 6 2/3 innings of one-run baseball against the Mets in a Friday no-decision.

Odorizzi scattered four hits while striking out six and walking one. Outside of a solo home run by Juan Uribe in the seventh, he did not allow a run. An oblique strain sidelined him for over a month earlier this season and he's struggled to return to his pre-injury form since being activated on July 10, but Friday's start was a definite step in the right direction. Overall, he holds a 2.77 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 93/28 K/BB ratio across 110 1/3 innings. Next up, a home start against the Braves as he tries to build off of this successful outing.
Aug 7 - 10:16 PM

Jake Odorizzi supplied a quality start in a Sunday no-decision against the Red Sox, allowing three runs on seven hits over six innings.

Odorizzi struck out five and walked one on the day. The Red Sox took him to task for two runs in the first inning and another in the third to account for the scoring on his line. He's flashed signs of his pre-injury self since returning from the disabled list on July 10 after missing over a month with a strained oblique, but there's still room for improvement and owners probably have sunnier days to look forward to with the 25-year-old right-hander. The owner of a 2.86 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 87/27 K/BB ratio across 103 2/3 innings, Odorizzi will face the Mets at home in his next scheduled start.
Aug 2 - 4:52 PM

Jake Odorizzi will have his next start bumped up a day, as he'll pitch on Sunday against the Red Sox.

Nathan Karns, who had been scheduled to pitch Sunday, will move back a day and work against the White Sox on Monday. The Rays simply wanted to change the order of their rotation, there isn't believed to be anything physically wrong with Karns.
Aug 1 - 11:36 AM

Jake Odorizzi got the win with six innings of one-run ball versus the Tigers as the Rays skated to a 10-2 victory on Tuesday.

Yoenis Cespedes belted a solo home run to right-center in the fourth inning, accounting for the scant damage. Odorizzi scattered six hits and a walk while striking out eight in the sterling effort. In 16 starts, the right-hander has a 2.76 ERA with a 1.11 WHIP and an 82/26 K/BB ratio in 97 2/3 innings. Odorizzi is scheduled to take on the White Sox in a road start next.
Jul 28 - 11:04 PM

Jake Odorizzi pitched decently against the Phillies on Wednesday afternoon, allowing two runs on five hits over five innings.

Odorizzi struck out five and walked two in the contest. Both runs on his line scored in a soft first inning via a double play and an infield single. This was his third start since returning from an early June oblique injury. He was flat-out dominant prior to the injury, but sledding's been tougher on the other side of the DL and he's clearly still working off the rust. Owners should remain patient. Even with the sometime struggles of late, he still holds a 2.85 ERA and 1.10 WHIP. He'll continue to try to work his way back into the light in a home start against the Tigers next time he toes the rubber.
Jul 22 - 4:57 PM

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1B1James Loney
2Richie Shaffer
2B1Logan Forsythe
SS1Brad Miller
2Tim Beckham
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Desmond Jennings
2Joey Butler
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Mikie Mahtook
RF1Steven Souza
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DH1Logan Morrison
Starting Pitcher
S1Chris Archer
2Jake Odorizzi
3Drew Smyly
4Erasmo Ramirez
5Matt Moore
6Alex Cobb
7Chase Whitley
8Jacob Faria
9Taylor Guerrieri
Relief Pitcher
R1Brad Boxberger
2Jake McGee
3Alex Colome
4Danny Farquhar
5Steve Geltz
6Xavier Cedeno
7Matt Andriese
8Enny Romero
9Andrew Bellatti