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Jake Odorizzi | Starting Pitcher | #12

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (27) / 3/27/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2008 / Supplemental (Rd. 1) / MLW
Contract: view contract details
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Twins acquired RHP Jake Odorizzi from the Rays for SS Jermaine Palacios.
Odorizzi has been available all offseason, and it's fascinating to see how relatively little the Rays were willing to accept in a deal for the 27-year-old. Of course, his 4.14 ERA last year contributed to that price tag, as did a career 4.23 FIP, surely. A move from the Trop to Target Field doesn't do much, if anything, to benefit Odorizzi's game, but a change of scenery might. Odorizzi will make $6.3 million this year. Feb 17 - 11:56 PM

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Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports the Rays have traded Jake Odorizzi to the Twins.

FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman reports that shortstop prospect Jermaine Palacios is headed back to the Rays. It's a savvy pickup for the middle of the Twins' rotation. Odorizzi's name swirled in trade talks all winter after he put up a 4.14 ERA and 1.24 WHIP over 143 1/3 innings last season. He recently won his arbitration hearing against the Rays and will make a $6.3 million salary in 2018. He's under team control through 2019.
Feb 17 - 9:47 PM

Jake Odorizzi won his arbitration base.

He'll get a $6.3 million salary in 2018, rather than the $6.05 million that the Rays put forth when arbitration figures were exchanged in January. Odorizzi is on the trade block this spring, with reported interest from the Orioles, Twins, Brewers, and Yankees. The 27-year-old right-hander registered a 4.14 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, and 127/61 K/BB ratio across 143 1/3 innings (28 starts) with Tampa Bay in 2017.
Feb 15 - 1:23 PM

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the Orioles, Twins, Brewers, Cubs and Yankees are among the teams that have inquired on Jake Odorizzi.

Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times hears that the Cardinals and Angels have also discussed Odorizzi with the Rays. We can safely cross the Cubs off the list of clubs having interest in Odorizzi after they agreed to terms with Yu Darvish, but the right-hander makes some sense as a target for the other teams. Odorizzi will make a little over $6 million in 2018 and is under team control for 2019, as well, but the quasi-rebuilding Rays would like to shed his contract.
Source: Boston Globe
Feb 11 - 9:48 AM

After hearing plenty of chatter earlier this winter, Jake Odorizzi said he's surprised that he's still a member of the Rays.

"Still happy to be here; it's just the waiting game," Odorizzi told Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. "If something happens, sooner than later is always helpful for the player. But I'm prepared, we've got our place for spring training, we're all ready to go. So that's our mind-set, to get ready for the season." Odorizzi will make either $6.3 million or $6.05 million this year, depending on how his arbitration hearing goes. He has two years left before free agency. A trade remains a possibility, but the teams that could be interested in his services are still waiting to see what's going to happen with the free agent starters.
Feb 4 - 9:33 AM

Jake Odorizzi requested $6.3 million and was offered $6.05 million by the Rays when arbitration figures were exchanged on Friday.

Odorizzi is second-year arbitration eligible. He went 10-8 with a 4.14 ERA in 28 starts with the Rays last year. He punched out 127 batters in 143 1/3 innings.
Jan 12 - 8:24 PM

Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports the Rays are likely to trade starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi and closer Alex Colome among others this winter.

The Rays are looking to reduce payroll and may opt to go into total rebuild mode. Odorizzi is projected to earn a $6.5 million salary in arbitration while Colome is pegged for $5.5 million. Odorizzi went 10-8 with a 4.14 ERA in 28 starts this year. Colome led the majors with 47 saves and turned in a 3.24 ERA. If the trade market proves robust this winter they may even deal franchise cornerstones Evan Longoria and Chris Archer. Catcher Wilson Ramos' $10.5 million salary seems likely to be on the chopping block as well.
Sat, Nov 25, 2017 10:03:00 PM

Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times writes that the Rays player "most likely to be dealt this winter" is Jake Odorizzi.

Odorizzi is getting more expensive via arbitration and Tampa Bay has a handful of young arms they're ready or nearly ready to plug into the rotation, so dealing the veteran right-hander makes sense. The 27-year-old posted a career-high 4.14 ERA over 28 starts in 2017, but he's been a steady contributor over the last four seasons with a 3.81 ERA across 120 starts.
Mon, Oct 23, 2017 05:58:00 PM

Jake Odorizzi was removed from Friday's start against the Orioles with right knee soreness.

Odorizzi had fired four scoreless innings against the Orioles, striking out four and allowing just two hits and a walk before departing. The Rays should provide an update on his status after the game, but the injury isn't believed to be serious. Odorizzi finishes the season 10-8 with a 4.14 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 127/61 K/BB ratio in his 143 1/3 innings.
Fri, Sep 29, 2017 09:13:00 PM

Jake Odorizzi allowed just one unearned run over six innings Saturday in the Rays' 9-6 victory over the Orioles.

That one unearned run came in the bottom of the first inning, after a throwing error by Rays first baseman Lucas Duda. Odorizzi was terrific, yielding just three total hits while striking out nine of the 23 batters he faced. He's in a nice groove entering the final week of the 2017 regular season.
Sat, Sep 23, 2017 10:54:00 PM

Jake Odorizzi allowed just one hit and two runs over six innings in a 3-2 victory over the Red Sox on Sunday.

The one hit was a two-run homer by Jackie Bradley Jr. in the sixth. Outside of that, Odorizzi was outstanding, striking out six and walking just two. His ERA still sits at a less than ideal 4.46, but he's allowed just three earned runs over his last three starts. He'll look to continue the good run on Saturday when the Rays travel to Baltimore.
Sun, Sep 17, 2017 04:22:00 PM

Jake Odorizzi took a loss Monday after yielding five runs -- one earned -- over 3 2/3 innings versus the Yankees.

Odorizzi looked pretty sharp over his first three frames, but things got ugly in a hurry in the Yankees' five-run fourth. Aaron Judge drew a leadoff walk, Gary Sanchez singled, Didi Gregorius hit a run-scoring sac fly, Matt Holliday reached on a fielding error by Trevor Plouffe, Jacoby Ellsbury reached on catcher interference by Wilson Ramos, and then Todd Frazier belted a three-run homer. That wasn't the end of it, either. Odorizzi will carry an 8-8 record and 4.52 ERA into his next start against the Red Sox.
Mon, Sep 11, 2017 10:50:00 PM

Jake Odorizzi allowed just one hit over 6 2/3 scoreless innings as the Rays edged the Twins 2-1 on Tuesday.

Finally, a real sign of life from Odorizzi. Unless one counts the April 15 start in which he faced four batters before leaving with an injury, it's the first time all year that he's gone without allowing a run. He improved to 8-7 with a 4.58 ERA. The Rays need a couple of encores with starts against the Yankees and Red Sox on the schedule for next week.
Tue, Sep 5, 2017 09:58:00 PM

Jake Odorizzi beat the Royals by allowing three runs in five innings on Wednesday.

He served up a three-run homer to Whit Merrifield in the third inning but that was the only blemish on his night. He recorded three strikeouts against three walks and allowed four base hits. This was his first win in the last six weeks. He improves to 7-7 with a 4.85 ERA. He has allowed 28 home runs in 23 starts, largely because his 29.3 percent ground ball rate is the lowest in the majors.
Wed, Aug 30, 2017 11:43:00 PM

Jake Odorizzi pitched just 3 2/3 innings for the second straight start and gave up three runs Friday against the Cardinals.

It's probably time for the Rays to pull Odorizzi from the rotation, whether it's in favor of the rehabbing Matt Andriese or prospect Brent Honeywell. Odorizzi has pitched a total of 17 1/3 innings in four starts since coming off the DL and given up 13 earned runs and 14 walks. Really, he hasn't been very good at any point.
Sat, Aug 26, 2017 12:23:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
2Mitch Garver
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
2Taylor Featherston
SS1Jorge Polanco
2Ehire Adrianza
3B1Miguel Sano
2Eduardo Escobar
3Jordan Pacheco
LF1Eddie Rosario
CF1Byron Buxton
2Zack Granite
RF1Max Kepler
2Chris Heisey
DH1Robbie Grossman
2Kennys Vargas
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ervin Santana
2Jose Berrios
3Jake Odorizzi
4Kyle Gibson
5Adalberto Mejia
6Anibal Sanchez
7Trevor May
8Phil Hughes
9Aaron Slegers
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Fernando Rodney
2Addison Reed
3Taylor Rogers
4Trevor Hildenberger
5Ryan Pressly
6Zach Duke
7Tyler Duffey
8Alan Busenitz
9Gabriel Moya
10John Curtiss
11Tyler Kinley