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Jake Odorizzi | Starting Pitcher | #23

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
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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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. Nov 25 - 10:03 PM

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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.
Oct 23 - 5:58 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.
Sep 29 - 9:13 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.
Sep 23 - 10:54 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.
Sep 17 - 4:22 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.
Sep 11 - 10:50 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.
Sep 5 - 9:58 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.
Aug 30 - 11:43 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.
Aug 26 - 12:23 AM

Jake Odorizzi was beaten up for seven runs in 3 2/3 innings in a loss to the Mariners on Saturday.

He fell victim to home runs at key moments. Mitch Haniger clubbed a grand slam off him in the third inning and Nelson Cruz swatted a two-run bomb in the fourth. Odorizzi kept the bases full by issuing five walks and surrendering eight knocks. He threw 97 pitches and couldn't even get through four frames. He falls to 6-7 with a 4.74 ERA and 1.34 WHIP in 108 1/3 innings spread over 21 starts.
Aug 19 - 10:07 PM

Jake Odorizzi yielded two earned runs over six innings Monday in a loss to the Blue Jays.

Tampa Bay's offense managed just one run on four hits as Odorizzi dropped to 6-6 on the year. He pitched well for the most part, allowing just three hits while striking out four. The 27-year-old right-hander will carry a 4.30 ERA and 1.26 WHIP into his next start at home versus the Mariners.
Aug 14 - 10:07 PM

Jake Odorizzi (foot) came out of Friday's bullpen session fine and will start Monday against the Blue Jays.

Odorizzi left Wednesday's game after taking a liner off his foot. He wasn't very impressive in that one before getting hurt, so even though he has a rather easy schedule coming up, he's a fringy play in mixed leagues.
Aug 11 - 5:04 PM

Jake Odorizzi (foot) will throw a bullpen session on Friday.

Odorizzi left Wednesday's game against the Red Sox after being struck by a line drive but said he felt "really good" on Thursday and expects to make his next start. He'll test his foot out Friday and if all goes well, he should get the green light to start Monday against Toronto.
Aug 10 - 4:32 PM

Jake Odorizzi left Wednesday's game against the Red Sox with a right foot contusion.

Odorizzi was hit in the right foot by an Eduardo Nunez line drive in the fifth inning and immediately went down on the mound. Unable to put any weight on the foot, he needed assistance walking off the field. The injury looked scary, but in a silver lining, X-rays have come back negative for a break. The Rays are listing Odorizzi as day-to-day moving forward. He will be reevaluated on Thursday.
Aug 9 - 9:39 PM

Jake Odorizzi left Wednesday's game against the Red Sox after being hit in the right foot by a line drive.

Odorizzi was hit by a liner in the fifth inning and went down in immediate pain. He was unable to put any weight on his right foot as he walked off the field. The Rays should provide an update as to the exact nature of the injury in short order. Odorizzi was just activated off the disabled list after missing several weeks with a lower back strain.
Aug 9 - 8:39 PM