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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
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Jake Odorizzi pitched 5 2/3 innings of two-run ball as the Rays topped a Twins split-squad 4-2 on Saturday.
Odorizzi struck out four and walked none. He rates as at least a fringe mixed-league starter this year after striking out 174 in 168 innings as a rookie last season. We'd like him even better if we thought the Rays would feature an offense this year. Mar 21 - 4:58 PM

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Jake Odorizzi put on 17 pounds this winter in the hope that it will help his durability.

"My upper body's not that much different, it's almost all from the waist down," Odorizzi told reporters upon arriving at Rays camp. "Just more strength for pitching, and more stability. ... More body control having a sturdier base." The 24-year-old right-hander posted a pedestrian 4.13 ERA in 31 starts last season, but he did strike out 174 batters in 168 innings. A breakout could be on the horizon.
Feb 23 - 9:00 AM

Jake Odorizzi failed to record an out in the fourth inning, giving up five runs in three-plus innings as the Rays were handily defeated by the Red Sox on Wednesday.

Odorizzi had nothing going for him. The Red Sox compiled seven hits and three walks while striking out three. The right-hander allowed the first three batters he faced in the fourth inning to reach base on a double, a walk, and a single before departing. All three would come around to score. Odorizzi closes the book on his 2014 season at 11-13 with a 4.18 ERA, a 1.24 WHIP, and a 174/59 K/BB ratio.
Wed, Sep 24, 2014 10:58:00 PM

Jake Odorizzi pitched well on Tuesday, yielding just one run over six innings as the Rays dealt the Yankees a loss.

Odorizzi has been hit or miss for most of the second half, allowing five-plus runs in three of his previous eight starts entering the evening. He was very much a "hit" on Tuesday, as he held the Yankees to five hits and a walk while punching out three batters. The 24-year-old sports an 11-2 record, a 3.98 ERA, a 1.25 WHIP, and a 171/56 K/BB ratio. Odorizzi will take the mound at Fenway Park against the Red Sox on Tuesday next.
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 11:06:00 PM

Jake Odorizzi fell to 10-12 after relenting six runs over 4 1/3 innings as the Rays were bested by the Yankees on Wednesday.

Odorizzi had shut out the opposition in each of his last two starts, but the Yankees were able to push across runs in four out of the five innings in which the right-hander appeared, erasing the Rays' four-run first-inning lead. Odorizzi gave up five hits -- including home runs to Brian McCann and Chris Young -- while walking three and striking out two. He'll take his 4.08 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, and 168/55 K/BB ratio into another start against the Yankees on Monday, but he'll have home-field advantage this time.
Wed, Sep 10, 2014 11:08:00 PM

Jake Odorizzi didn't allow a run in his second consecutive start, but went home with a no-decision as the Rays fell to the Blue Jays in 10 innings on Thursday.

Odorizzi tossed seven shutout frames against the Red Sox on Saturday and followed it up with 7 1/3 scoreless innings against the Blue Jays on Thursday. He yielded only three hits with no walks and three strikeouts. Five of his last six starts have been high-quality. As such, he has lowered his ERA to 3.84 with a 1.28 WHIP and a 166/52 K/BB ratio. Odorizzi will look to keep the scoreless innings streak -- now at 15 1/3 -- into Wednesday's start at Yankee Stadium.
Thu, Sep 4, 2014 10:07:00 PM

Jake Odorizzi delivered seven shutout innings Saturday in the Rays' 7-0 win over the Red Sox.

It was a complete turnaround for the young right-hander, who got pummeled for eight runs in four innings Monday by the Orioles. Odorizzi allowed just one Boston hit and struck out seven Boston batters. He'll bring a 10-11 record, 4.03 ERA, and 1.28 WHIP into his next outing at home against the Blue Jays. Consistency remains an issue, but Odorizzi can look truly dominant at times. He has whiffed 163 batters in 147 1/3 innings this year.
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 10:21:00 PM

Jake Odorizzi was pummeled for eight runs in four-plus innings Monday in a loss to the Orioles.

This came out of nowhere. Odorizzi struggled back in April, but he had allowed three runs or fewer in 17 of 20 starts since, never giving up more than five. He allowed four homers tonight, the last two coming consecutively to end his outing. After he was pulled, Kirby Yates made it three in a row, giving up a bomb to Chris Davis. It wouldn't be a surprise to see Odorizzi wear down some in September, but we'll chalk this one up as a fluke for now. He gets the Red Sox next.
Mon, Aug 25, 2014 10:37:00 PM

Jake Odorizzi was solid but faltered in the seventh inning in a loss to the Tigers on Wednesday.

Odorizzi limited the Tigers to one run through his first six innings, but allowed a two-out double and an RBI single in the seventh before departing. He was charged with three runs on five hits and two walks in 6 2/3 innings, striking out seven in the process. The talented right-hander has been pitching well as of late, and now has a 3.83 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, and a 153/48 K/BB ratio. The Orioles await him in his next start, which will come on Monday in Baltimore.
Wed, Aug 20, 2014 09:59:00 PM

Jake Odorizzi dominated the Rangers, allowing two runs over seven innings as the Rays won 6-3 on Thursday.

Odorizzi has had back-to-back dominating starts now. Against the Rangers, he yielded only four hits -- though one was a home run to Geovany Soto -- and a walk while striking out seven. The 24-year-old now has a 3.82 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, and 146/46 K/BB ratio, which he'll bring into Wednesday's home start against the Tigers.
Thu, Aug 14, 2014 11:27:00 PM

Jake Odorizzi fired six innings of shutout ball Saturday in the Rays' 4-0 blanking of the Cubs.

Odorizzi gave up just three hits, walked none, and struck out nine in the dominant performance. The 24-year-old right-hander has been pretty inconsistent this season, but he currently boasts a 3.89 ERA and 139/45 K/BB ratio in 122 2/3 innings. Those are very useful fantasy numbers, and he'll try to keep it rolling next week in Arlington, Texas.
Sat, Aug 9, 2014 07:20:00 PM

Jake Odorizzi couldn't recover from a five-run first inning against the Angels on Sunday, lasting just three innings in the loss.

Coming off three straight victories, Odorizzi faced nine Angels hitters in the first inning. Things got better from there -- he didn't allow a run over his next two -- but he was pulled after three in his shortest start of the season. The loss dropped the 24-year-old to 7-9 with a 4.09 ERA, and he'll look to get back in the win column Saturday at the Cubs.
Sun, Aug 3, 2014 07:09:00 PM

Jake Odorizzi limited the Brewers to one run and three hits in seven innings to earn a win Monday.

It's hard to believe this is the same guy who kept getting knocked around his second and third times through the order back in April. He's now gone nine straight starts without allowing more than three runs, dropping his ERA from 5.31 to 3.80.
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 10:07:00 PM

Jake Odorizzi limited the Cardinals to two earned runs over 5 2/3 innings Tuesday in the Rays' 7-2 win.

Odorizzi yielded a leadoff solo home run to Matt Carpenter in the bottom of the first inning but settled in after that, out-dueling Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright. The 24-year-old right-hander boasts a 2.39 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, and 53 strikeouts in 49 innings (eight starts) since June 10. He's a must-own in all standard fantasy leagues. A home start against the Brewers is next.
Tue, Jul 22, 2014 11:49:00 PM

Jake Odorizzi pitched decently in a no-decision against the Orioles on Friday, allowing just one run on six hits over his five innings of work.

The young right-hander racked up six strikeouts, but also issued four walks and needed 106 pitches to get through his five frames. The only damage against him came on an RBI single by Nick Hundley in the second inning. Though he sports a 3-7 record, he has impressed during his time with the Rays, compiling a 4.14 ERA (3.54 xFIP), 1.33 WHIP and 97/34 K/BB ratio over 82 2/3 innings. He'll take on the Yankees in New York his next time out.
Fri, Jun 27, 2014 10:34:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Rene Rivera
2Curt Casali
3Justin O'Conner
4Bobby Wilson
1B1James Loney
2B1Nick Franklin
2Logan Forsythe
3Alexi Casilla
4Ryan Brett
5Eugenio Velez
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Jake Elmore
3B1Evan Longoria
2Juan Francisco
LF1Desmond Jennings
2Corey Brown
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
RF1Steven Souza
2Brandon Guyer
3Joey Butler
DH1John Jaso
2David DeJesus
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Alex Cobb
2Matt Moore
3Chris Archer
4Jake Odorizzi
5Drew Smyly
6Alex Colome
7Nate Karns
8Matt Andriese
9Grayson Garvin
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jake McGee
2Brad Boxberger
3Grant Balfour
4Ernesto Frieri
5Kevin Jepsen
6Jeff Beliveau
7Kirby Yates
8Ronald Belisario
9Steve Geltz
10Brandon Gomes
11Everett Teaford
12Burch Smith
13C.J. Riefenhauser
14Jim Miller