Andrew Allen Oliver… 2006 graduate of Vermilion High School (OH), where he was a four-year letterman… Went 6-0, 0.40 ERA with 108 SO in 52.2 innings as a senior… Went 21-4, 0.96 ERA with 354 SO in 196.0 innings during his high school career… Attended Oklahoma State University, where he went 18-9, 4.02 ERA in 3 seasons… Was an All-Big-12 Conference selection as a sophomore in 2008… Pitched for Team USA in the summer of 2008… **Hobbies:** Golfing, fishing and spending time with family and friends…** Signed by:** Chris Wimmer.
Spent the entire season with Indianapolis (AAA)... Posted a 1.60 ERA (11 ER, 62.0 IP) in 46 of his 48 games; allowed 7 ER in 2.0 IP in his other 2 outings... Held opponents to a .157 AVG (35-223)... Averaged 11.95 SO/9.0 IP (85 SO, 64.0 IP)... Converted each of his first 11 save opportunities, 4/11-7/10... Pitched at least 2.0 innings in 12 of his 48 appearances (25%)... Selected by Phillies in the Rule 5 draft, 12/11
Spent entire season with Triple-A Indianapolis - his first season in the Pittsburgh organization...Led International League in strikeouts, walks and batting average against (.220)...Established minor league career high in appearances...Went 5-3 with a 3.92 ERA (117.0ip/51er) in 24 starts and 0-1 with a 5.87 ERA (7.2ip/5er) in five relief appearances...Did not allow a run in his first two outings (11.0ip) while receiving two no-decisions...Gave up one hit and struck out a season-high 10 batters in 6.0ip while winning first decision in his fourth start on 4/19 at Louisville...Won Pitcher-of-the-Week honors for the week of 5/6-13 after going 2-0 with a 0.82 ERA (11.0ip/1er) in two starts...Walked a season-high seven batters on 6/19 at Norfolk (game two)...Pitched 6.2 scoreless frames while winning his final game on 7/4 vs. Louisville...Gave up season-high nine runs (eight earned) in 1.2 innings on 7/18 at Gwinnett...Made five straight relief appearances from 7/23 thru 8/13...Suffered lone relief loss on 8/10 at Toledo...Did not receive a decision in any of his final four starts (16.2ip/7er - 3.78 ERA)...Made two starts for Aragua during the Venezuelan Winter League.
Was ranked fourth on MLB.com's Top 20 Tigers prospect list entering the season...Spent entire campaign at Triple-A
Toledo and established a minor league career high in appearances...Began season with 18 consecutive starts before making nine of his
final 10 appearances as a reliever...Allowed just one home run in his first seven starts (44.1ip) and surrendered one homer in his final 12
appearances (28.2ip)...Went 4-9 with a 5.06 ERA (101.1ip/57er) as a starter and 1-0 with a 3.78 ERA (16.2ip/7er) in relief...Held batters to
a .235 average (103-for-438), the fourth-best mark in Detroit's organization...Limited left-handed batters to a .228 (28-for-123) average...
Picked up first win in his fourth start as he allowed two runs and just two hits while striking out seven on 4/23 vs. Columbus...Won three
straight decisions from 4/23 to 5/10 (four starts)...Tossed a season-high 7.2 innings on 6/7 vs. Charlotte...Picked up his lone relief win after
pitching 3.0 scoreless innings on 8/10 vs. Durham...Was charged with just two earned runs in his first six relief appearances (13.0ip)...
Pitched 6.0 or more innings nine times as a starter, going 3-2 with a 2.67 ERA (57.2ip/17er) in those starts...Struck out a season-high
nine batters twice (4/13 and 5/16)...Led the International League in walks and wild pitches.
Tied for third in the International League with 143 strikeouts as he spent the majority of 2011 with Triple A Toledo...Fourth among all International League starters with 8.76 strikeouts per nine innings...Second in the league with 80 walks, while he tied for fifth with 12 losses...Posted a 4-2 record, 2.89 ERA (43.2IP/14ER) and 43 strikeouts in his first seven starts of the season April 7-May 14...Second in the International League with 31 strikeouts during April, while he tied for third with three wins...Compiled a 2.86 ERA (22.0IP/7ER) in four starts during May...Recalled by the Tigers from Toledo on May 28 -- started two games with Detroit before he was optioned back to Toledo
for the remainder of the season on June 5...Fanned a season-high nine batters for the Mud Hens on June 13 versus Rochester -- matched the high with nine
strikeouts on August 22 at Louisville...Tied for fifth in the International League with 30 strikeouts during July, while he also tied for fifth in the league with 35
strikeouts during August...Limited righthanded batters to a .250 batting average (98x362) with Toledo...lefties hit .327 (51x156) against him...Named the fifth-best prospect in the Tigers organization following the season by Baseball America...Started eight games with Salt River in the Arizona Fall League following the season, posting a 0-1 record, 5.82 ERA
(17.0IP/11ER) and 15 strikeouts.
Began the 2010 season with Double A Erie before he saw action with both Triple A Toledo and the Tigers ... Selected to participate in the Futures Game held prior to Major League Baseball's All-Star Game in Anaheim, but he
was unable to participate due to his promotion to the Tigers ... Compiled a season-best four-game winning streak with Erie April 18-May 18 ... Fanned a season-high 10 batters on April 29 at Bowie ... Finished 3-1 with a 2.36 ERA (34.1IP/9ER) in six starts during May ... Had his contract purchased from Erie by the Tigers on June 25 -- third among all Eastern League pitchers with 70
strikeouts at the time of his promotion to Detroit ... Made his major league debut on June 25 at Atlanta, taking the loss in the start as he allowed two runs in six innings ... Suffered the loss in all four of his decisions with the Tigers before he was optioned to Toledo for the remainder of the
season on July 19 ... Equaled a season high as he struck out 10 batters for the Mud Hens on August 24 versus Columbus ... Posted a 2.61 ERA (38.0IP/11ER) in six starts for Toledo during August ... Named the third-best prospect in the Tigers organization, the 13th-best prospect in the Eastern League and the 19thbest
prospect in the International League following the season by Baseball America.
Detroit's second-round selection in the June draft, he did not pitch after agreeing to terms on August 17, 2009 ... Named the fourth-best prospect in the Tigers organization following the season by Baseball America ... Compiled a 1-1 record, 2.81 ERA (16.0IP/5ER) and 16 strikeouts in 11 outings with Peoria in the Arizona Fall League
following the season.