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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 three runs in 5 1/3 innings in a no decision against the Mariners on Saturday.
Odorizzi cruised through the first five innings, but gave up a solo shot to Jean Segura, and two batters later Nelson Cruz blasted a two-run shot to give the Mariners the 3-2 lead. Outside of that the former Tampa Bay starter was excellent, and he once again limited the self-inflicted damage with just one walk. He'll take a 3.34 ERA into his next start against the Indians on Saturday. May 27 - 1:57 AM

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Jake Odorizzi struck out 10 while allowing one run over 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision Sunday against the Brewers.

Odorizzi's 10 strikeouts were the most he's had in a single game since April 5, 2016. He was cruising toward a win before Jesus Aguilar hit a two-out, solo homer in the sixth inning, and after a walk and a single he left the game without a shot at factoring in the decision. With the no-decision, Odorizzi remains 3-2 with a 3.17 ERA and 1.26 WHIP through 10 starts. He's also struck out 55 in 54 innings of work, Only once, in 2014, has he struck out more than a batter per inning. Odorizzi will look to keep it going Saturday against the Mariners.
May 20 - 6:26 PM

Jake Odorizzi tossed six scoreless innings in a no-decision Monday night against the Mariners.

Odorizzi did his part, yielding just four hits and a walk while striking out seven, but the Twins' offense couldn't manage a single run of support. Odorizzi has looked sharp over his last two starts and now holds a 3.35 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, and 45 strikeouts through 48 1/3 innings (nine starts) this season with Minnesota. He'll try to keep it rolling this weekend against the Brewers.
May 14 - 11:53 PM

Jake Odorizzi worked five innings of one-run ball in a win over the Cardinals on Tuesday.

Odorizzi gave up a first-inning solo homer to Jose Martinez but cruised from there, yielding only one other hit and two walks while striking out three. The right-hander lowered his season ERA from 4.10 to 3.83 in the process. He'll get the Mariners at home next.
May 8 - 4:33 PM

Jake Odorizzi allowed five runs -- three earned -- over 5 1/3 innings in Thursday's no-decision against the White Sox.

Odorizzi was staked to a four-run lead after the third inning but couldn't bring it home, giving up runs in each of his last four innings of work. The Sox banged out six hits and drew two walks against the right-hander, but he mitigated some of that with eight strikeouts, his highest total for a game yet this year. In seven starts, Odorizzi owns a 4.10 ERA and 1.39 WHIP with his new club. The Highland, Illinois native will have a homecoming of sorts his next time out when he takes on the Cardinals in St. Louis on Tuesday.
May 3 - 11:28 PM

Jake Odorizzi held the Reds to one run in six innings while earning a 3-1 win on Saturday.

A solo home run by DH Scott Schebler provided the only gremlin on his box score this afternoon. Odorizzi scattered five base hits and two walks while fanning three in the ballgame to help the Twins snap their eight-game losing streak. He improves to 2-2 with a 3.94 ERA on the season. He has an enticing matchup against the White Sox coming up on Thursday.
Apr 28 - 6:16 PM

Jake Odorizzi surrendered five earned runs over 4 2/3 innings Monday in a loss to the Yankees.

Odorizzi struggled right out of the gate in this one, yielding three runs in the bottom of the first inning and one run in the bottom of the second. He issued three walks and gave up five hits, including two home runs. The 28-year-old right-hander will carry a 1-2 record, 4.50 ERA, and 1.42 WHIP into his next start at home against the Reds -- a team that doesn't have quite the firepower of the Bronx Bombers.
Apr 23 - 10:52 PM

Jake Odorizzi took his first loss after giving up four runs and three homers in five innings against the Indians on Tuesday.

Odorizzi was due to give up some homers after allowing just one in his first three starts. Last year, he gave up 30 in just 143 1/3 innings for the Rays. His stuff looks a little better now than it did then, but he's more of a part-time option in mixed leagues than an every-week guy.
Apr 17 - 10:47 PM

Jake Odorizzi limited the Astros to one run over six innings to earn his first win for the Twins on Tuesday.

Odorizzi allowed five hits and five walks, but he was able to pitch his way out of trouble, in large part because Carlos Correa twice grounded into double plays. Odorizzi is 1-0 with a 2.20 ERA after three starts. He's due to get the White Sox next.
Apr 10 - 11:45 PM

Jake Odorizzi wasn't at his best in a no-decision against the Pirates on Wednesday, allowing three runs on five hits over 4 1/3 innings.

Odorizzi also issued three free passes on the night while striking out two. He served up a two-run homer to Josh Bell in the first inning then allowed an additional run in the fourth on an RBI single by Colin Moran. It has been hit-or-miss for Odorizzi through his first two starts with the Twins, but he'll carry a respectable 2.61 ERA and 1.16 WHIP into a difficult matchup against the Astros on Tuesday.
Apr 4 - 9:35 PM

Jake Odorizzi spun six scoreless frames in his Opening Day assignment against the Orioles on Thursday.

The Twins couldn’t have asked for much more in a tough matchup. Odorizzi gave up just two hits while walking two and striking out seven, but was forced to settle for a no-decision. The 28-year-old had some major issues with the home run ball last year, but he should be a solid piece for Minnesota’s rotation. He’s more of a backend starter on a mixed fantasy roster these days.
Mar 29 - 7:14 PM

Jake Odorizzi has been named the Twins' Opening Day starter.

He'll get the ball against Baltimore on March 29. Odorizzi will be followed in the rotation by Kyle Gibson, Jose Berrios and Lance Lynn. The Twins won't need a fifth starter until April 13, so Phil Hughes will begin the year as a long reliever. Odorizzi has put on a clinic this spring, contributing a 0.87 ERA over three Grapefruit League starts.
Mar 22 - 4:40 PM

Jake Odorizzi tossed four scoreless frames Sunday in a Grapefruit League start against the Phillies.

Odorizzi skipped his last scheduled start on Tuesday, with "maintenance" cited as the reason. It apparently wasn't anything physical, as he looked just fine on Sunday. The 27-year-old right-hander figures to start the Twins' second or third regular-season game.
Mar 18 - 3:03 PM

Jake Odorizzi threw a successful bullpen session Thursday morning in Twins camp.

Odorizzi was scratched from his scheduled Grapefruit League start on Tuesday due to what was termed "maintenance." It's unclear if this is a physical or mechanical issue. Either way, the 27-year-old right-hander is expected to be ready for the first week of the 2018 regular season.
Mar 15 - 12:15 PM

Jake Odorizzi will skip his scheduled start on Tuesday for "maintenance."

There's no reason for concern, as Odorizzi said they are "just being smart." The plan calls for him to throw a bullpen session on Thursday before throwing roughly five innings and 75 pitches on Sunday.
Mar 13 - 10:02 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
2Mitch Garver
3Bobby Wilson
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
2Gregorio Petit
SS1Jorge Polanco
2Eduardo Escobar
3Ehire Adrianza
3B1Miguel Sano
LF1Eddie Rosario
2Jake Cave
CF1Byron Buxton
RF1Max Kepler
2Ryan LaMarre
DH1Logan Morrison
2Robbie Grossman
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ervin Santana
2Jose Berrios
3Lance Lynn
4Jake Odorizzi
5Kyle Gibson
6Fernando Romero
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Fernando Rodney
2Addison Reed
3Taylor Rogers
4Trevor Hildenberger
5Ryan Pressly
6Zach Duke
7Matt Magill
8Trevor May