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Drew Hutchison | Starting Pitcher | #34

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (26) / 8/22/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 203
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 15 (0) / TOR
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Pirates and RHP Drew Hutchison avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.3 million contract.
It's just a tick higher than the $2.2 million he received last year. Hutchison was traded to the Pirates mid-season from Toronto in the Francisco Liriano deal. He spent most of the year in the minors, but saw action in nine major-league games, putting up a 5.25 ERA in 24 innings. The 26-year-old has yet to experience much success in the majors, but his minor league track record suggests some potential for a breakout. Pirates pitching coach Ray Searage has helped several less-talented pitchers revitalize their careers in recent seasons. Jan 12 - 8:51 PM

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Drew Hutchison struggled in a no-decision against the Reds on Saturday, allowing four runs on eight hits over his four frames.

Hutchison struck out three and didn't walk a batter in the contest. He kept the Reds offense at bay through the first three innings until they broke free for four runs in the fourth. It's unclear if this was just a spot start, or if he'll get another opportunity in the rotation on Thursday against the Phillies in Philadelphia.
Sat, Sep 10, 2016 11:48:00 PM

Drew Hutchison will start for the Pirates on Saturday against the Reds.

The club has opted to skip Chad Kuhl's next start, which will give Hutchison his first shot at showing what he can do in the Pirates rotation. Acquired in the deal that sent Francisco Liriano to the Blue Jays, Hutchison posted a 4.50 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 28/15 K/BB ratio over 36 innings at Triple-A Indianapolis.
Source: MLB.com
Thu, Sep 8, 2016 07:40:00 PM

Pirates recalled RHP Drew Hutchison from Triple-A Indianapolis.

Hutchison was recently acquired from the Blue Jays in the Francisco Liriano deal. He didn't pitch all that great in Triple-A, but it will be interesting to see if he gets a couple of starts this month.
Tue, Sep 6, 2016 03:25:00 PM

Pirates acquired RHP Drew Hutchison from the Blue Jays for LHP Francisco Liriano, OF Harold Ramirez, and C Reese McGuire.

If this looks like a lot to give up for Hutchison, just keep in mind that the Blue Jays are covering Liriano's remaining salary. The plan calls for Hutchison to report to Triple-A for now, but he should surface in the Pirates' starting rotation relatively soon. The 25-year-old has made just three appearances (two starts) in the majors this season and owns a 3.26 ERA and 110/35 K/BB ratio over 102 innings in Triple-A.
Mon, Aug 1, 2016 06:54:00 PM

Blue Jays optioned RHP Drew Hutchison to Triple-A Buffalo.

Hutchison was solid in a spot start Friday, but he's not going to be needed with Marco Estrada (back) expected back shortly after the All-Star break. The righty returns to a 2.78 ERA at Buffalo.
Fri, Jul 8, 2016 03:37:00 PM

Drew Hutchison allowed three runs over six innings, striking out seven, in a no-decision against the Tigers on Thursday.

Taking a turn in place of the injured Marco Estrada, Hutchison gave up a pair of homers but acquitted himself quite well overall. The start was just his second of the year, with his first coming on April 24. It's unclear what plans the Jays have for the right-hander in the season's second half.
Thu, Jul 7, 2016 11:39:00 PM

Drew Hutchison will start Thursday's game against the Tigers.

This was expected. Hutchison will start in place of Marco Estrada, who is currently dealing with a back injury. Prior to his call-up at the beginning of July, he held a 2.78 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 97/31 K/BB ratio covering 87 1/3 innings with Triple-A Buffalo.
Wed, Jul 6, 2016 04:31:00 PM

Blue Jays recalled RHP Drew Hutchison from Triple-A Buffalo.

The Blue Jays went through every reliever in their bullpen on Friday, plus a pair of middle infielders, so they are in desperate need of fresh arms. The 25-year-old hurler owns a 2.78 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 97/31 K/BB ratio across 87 1/3 innings at Triple-A this season.
Sat, Jul 2, 2016 10:20:00 AM

Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins said Friday that the club could consider calling up Drew Hutchison to be used in a relief role.

The Jays have had all kinds of trouble bridging the gap from their starters to closer Roberto Osuna, so potentially considering Hutchison as a relief option makes sense. Nearly all of his appearances as a pro have come as a starter, but he could potentially be a weapon in relief. "He’s one of our best pitchers," Atkins said of Hutchison. "If we get to a point where our starting pitching isn’t in need of him any longer, and we feel like we can get into the post-season without him as a starting pitcher, then he will absolutely be a part of the solution."
Source: Sportsnet
Thu, Jun 30, 2016 12:12:00 PM

Blue Jays optioned RHP Drew Hutchison to Triple-A Buffalo.

He had to clear optional waivers before being sent down. Hutchison made a spot start Sunday against Oakland, scattering four hits and two runs over 5 2/3 innings. The right-hander will be traveling between Buffalo and Toronto often this season.
Tue, Apr 26, 2016 01:59:00 PM

The Blue Jays will option Drew Hutchison to Triple-A Buffalo after Monday's game.

Hutchison allowed two runs over 5 2/3 innings Sunday in a spot-start against the Athletics. Because he has three-plus years of service time, the Blue Jays had to wait for him to clear optional waivers before sending him back down to the minors.
Mon, Apr 25, 2016 04:58:00 PM

Drew Hutchison was decent in a spot start Sunday, limiting the Athletics to two runs over 5 2/3 innings in a 6-3 victory.

The right-hander yielded just four hits on the day, although two of them left the yard. He walked three batters but recorded five strikeouts. Hutchison was making a spot start as the Jays looked to give their rotation some extra rest. He's headed back to Triple-A Buffalo.
Sun, Apr 24, 2016 04:11:00 PM

Blue Jays recalled RHP Drew Hutchison from Triple-A Buffalo.

The Blue Jays demoted Chad Girodo to make room for him. Hutchison will draw the start Sunday against Oakland. It's only a spot start so Hutchison could be headed back to the minors after Sunday.
Sat, Apr 23, 2016 04:33:00 PM

Drew Hutchison will start on Sunday against the Athletics.

It appears to just be a spot start in order to give the other members of the Blue Jays' rotation some extra rest. Hutchison holds a 4.11 ERA and 20/6 K/BB ratio over his first 15 1/3 innings at Triple-A Buffalo.
Fri, Apr 22, 2016 04:42:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
3Elias Diaz
1B1Josh Bell
2John Jaso
3Jose Osuna
4Joey Terdoslavich
2B1Josh Harrison
2Alen Hanson
3Phil Gosselin
4Chris Bostick
SS1Jordy Mercer
3B1Jung Ho Kang
2David Freese
LF1Gregory Polanco
2Adam Frazier
CF1Starling Marte
2Eury Perez
RF1Andrew McCutchen
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Gerrit Cole
2Jameson Taillon
3Ivan Nova
4Tyler Glasnow
5Chad Kuhl
6Steven Brault
7Drew Hutchison
8Clay Holmes
9Josh Lindblom
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Tony Watson
2Daniel Hudson
3Felipe Rivero
4Jared Hughes
5Juan Nicasio
6Antonio Bastardo
7Trevor Williams
8A.J. Schugel
9Wade LeBlanc
10Dovydas Neverauskas
11Pat Light
12Dan Runzler
13Tyler Webb