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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
Contract: view contract details

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Jake Odorizzi fanned nine while allowing two runs in 5 2/3 innings Tuesday in a win over the Pirates.
If Odorizzi can turn in a couple of more good starts, one wonders if he might get moved to a contender before Aug. 31. He's been quite the disappointment this year, but he has managed 129 strikeouts in 125 2/3 innings. The win tonight makes him 5-7 with a 4.44 ERA. Aug 14 - 11:15 PM

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Jake Odorizzi was charged with two runs (one earned) in 4 2/3 innings and did not earn a decision against the Indians on Wednesday.

He yielded four hits and two walks without registering a strikeout in the contest. The runs came on an Edwin Encarnacion sacrifice fly in the first inning and a Michael Brantley fielder's choice grounder in the fifth. It's been a discouraging season for Odorizzi and his fantasy owners but there is reason to believe better things are in store for the future. He is 4-7 with a 4.50 ERA and 1.41 WHIP in 24 starts. He has the lowest groundball rate among all starting pitchers, but he doesn't allow an excessive number of homers. He has 120 strikeouts in 120 innings, so there is talent in his right arm.
Aug 9 - 1:19 AM

Jake Odorizzi allowed two runs in 3 1/3 innings against the Royals on Friday before a rain delay ended his outing.

Odorizzi had thrown 75 pitches already anyway, so even without the rain, he probably wasn't going more than five innings at best. Odorizzi has just three quality starts in 2 1/2 months and those have come against the White Sox, Orioles and Royals. He's been a big disappointment for the Twins.
Aug 4 - 2:44 AM

Jake Odorizzi coughed up five runs in five innings and took a loss to the Red Sox on Saturday.

He struck out five batters, issued one free pass and surrendered nine base hits -- including a solo home run by J.D. Martinez. Home runs have been a big problem for Odorizzi this year in his first campaign with the Twins, he's given up 17 longballs in his 22 starts. He falls to 4-7 with a 4.58 ERA and 1.42 WHIP on the season. On the good side, he has punched out 118 batters in 112 innings. He will draw a much easier matchup against the Royals on Friday.
Jul 29 - 1:19 AM

Jake Odorizzi allowed just two runs over six innings with eight strikeouts on Sunday, but took a no decision against the Royals.

Odorizzi made one mistake: A two-run double by Alex Gordon in the fifth that kept him from picking up his fifth victory of the season. Outside of that, the Royals could do nothing against the veteran right-hander, as he allowed just one other hit on the afternoon. He hasn’t found a smidgen of consistency in his first year with the Twins, but the strong start lowers his ERA to 4.37, and he’s now fanned 113 hitters in 107 innings. He’s a trade candidate, but for now, we’ll see Odorizzi again on Friday against the Red Sox.
Jul 22 - 4:55 PM

Jake Odorizzi didn’t factor into the decision after allowing six runs — five earned — over 4 1/3 innings against the Rays on Friday.

Odorizzi was provided plenty of run support against his former team, but the wheels came off for him in the fifth inning, as he allowed the first two batters to reach before giving up a three-run homer to Jake Bauers. He hit Joey Wendle with a pitch two batters later before being pulled at 77 pitches. Odorizzi had three straight solid starts coming into Friday’s action, so this was a step back for him. He’ll head into the All-Star break with a 4.54 ERA and 105/45 K/BB ratio over 101 innings.
Jul 14 - 2:18 AM

Jake Odorizzi worked six shutout innings Sunday in victory over the Orioles.

Odorizzi issued just one walk and scattered five hits while striking out five Baltimore hitters. The 28-year-old right-hander had some struggles in June, but he's now pitched well in three straight outings. Up next is a matchup against the Rays, who traded him to the Twins back in February.
Jul 8 - 5:11 PM

Jake Odorizzi struck out nine but walked four and allowed two runs over five innings to take a loss Tuesday in Milwaukee.

Nine strikeouts over five innings of work is nothing to sneeze at, but all of the punchouts and free passes elevated Odorizzi's pitch count to a whopping 109 over the five frames. The only runs scored against him came on an Eric Thames two-run homer, but that was enough. It was the first longball he surrendered in six starts after he served up 14 over his first 12 outings. Odorizzi gets the Orioles at home on Sunday.
Jul 3 - 7:21 PM

Jake Odorizzi blanked the White Sox for six innings and struck out eight on Thursday.

Odorizzi left with a 1-0 lead, but that was blown in the ninth, leaving him winless in his last nine starts. He still might have some mixed-league value in the second half of the season -- putting a healthy Byron Buxton in center field would help him a bunch -- but he's just not a very good play right now.
Jun 28 - 7:32 PM

Jake Odorizzi was demolished in Saturday's loss to the Rangers, allowing six runs on six hits in only 1 2/3 innings.

If fantasy owners are looking for a silver lining, at least three of the five outs that he recorded came via the strikeout. He also walked one. After working a scoreless first inning, the Rangers jumped on him for six runs in the second, impressively doing so without the benefit of a home run. He now sports a troublesome 4.97 ERA and 1.47 WHIP on the season. He'll attempt to turn his season around when he takes on the Cubs in Chicago on Friday.
Jun 23 - 6:55 PM

Jake Odorizzi gave up four runs on eight hits in five innings in a loss to the Indians on Sunday.

Odorizzi struggled with his command again, making it back-to-back starts that he walked four hitters in just 10 innings. While not immune to walks over his career, he’s generally around the strike zone, so we can hope that this is just a blip on the radar for the former Tampa Bay starter. He now has his ERA up to 4.38 on the season, with a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 78/35 over 77 innings. Odorizzi will be back on the mound on Saturday for a contest against the Rangers.
Jun 17 - 4:23 PM

Jake Odorizzi pitched around some wildness to hold the Tigers to two runs over five innings Tuesday, earning a no-decision in the Twins' 6-4 win.

Odorizzi issued four walks in this one after not walking any more than two batters over his previous eight outings. He gave up four hits and four walks on the night, needing 102 pitches to get through his five frames. Odorizzi hasn’t looked terribly sharp over his four starts and will be hard to trust Sunday in Cleveland.
Jun 12 - 10:53 PM

Jake Odorizzi let in three runs in five-plus innings and was charged with a loss to the White Sox on Wednesday.

He struck out seven, issued just one free pass and allowed six base hits. The Sox were able to bunch those hits together well enough to produce three runs though and it cost him the game. He falls to 3-3 with a 4.24 ERA after 13 starts in his first season with the Twins. He will face the Tigers on Tuesday in the first of a two-start week.
Jun 7 - 1:34 AM

Jake Odorizzi was knocked around by the Indians on Thursday, allowing eight runs -- seven earned -- in 3 2/3 innings of a no-decision.

Odorizzi served up a pair of homers, giving him 14 homers allowed through 12 starts, and also walked two while striking out just three. The start was his shortest of the year and raised his ERA to 4.29 with a 1.35 WHIP. He'd been decent in May prior to Thursday's disaster, and with the no-decision Odorizzi still hasn't taken a loss since April 23. A start next week against the White Sox should cure what ails the 28-year-old.
Jun 1 - 12:13 AM

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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