James Anthony (J.A.)…pronounced “JAY”...played three seasons at Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)…became the first player in school history to be named All-Big Ten in three straight seasons... led the Big Ten in ERA (2.68) and strikeouts (106) as a senior....graduated from St. Bede H.S. in Chicago... was named Bureau County “Athlete of the Year” as a senior...also played basketball for four seasons, becoming the school’s all-time leading scorer.
Spent third season with New York-AL, his second full season with the Yankees...Made the start in the Yankees’ fifth game on July 30 at Baltimore, his first of nine starts on the season...Set season-high in strikeouts on Sept. 8 at Toronto, fanning 10...marked his 11th career double-digit strikeout game...Set season-high in innings pitched on Sept. 19 at Boston, pitching 8.0 shutout innings with four hits allowed, no walks and nine strikeouts...Did not allow more than four earned runs in any start...Ranked second on club in innings pitched (49.1) and fourth in strikeouts (42)…Led all American League left-handed pitchers with a .208 opponent batting average (minimum 45.0 IP), while ranking second in WHIP (1.05) and sixth in opponent OPS (.655)…Appeared in relief in Game 2 of the American League Division Series on Oct. 6 vs. Tampa Bay and was dealt the loss, allowing four runs on five hits in 2.2 innings pitched.
Made 31 appearances (30 starts) for the Yankees, going 12-8 with a 4.91 ERA (161.1IP, 160H, 88ER, 49BB, 140K, 34HR)..opponents hit .258 (160-for-621, 34HR); LH .228 (36-for158, 6HR); RH .268 (124for-463, 28HR)..the Yankees went 20-10 in his starts (11-4 vs. the AL East)... From the start of August through the end of the regular season, held lefties to a .078/.161/.098 (4-for-51) with 1XBH (1 double), 4BB and 19K..lefties had an 0-for-29 stretch with 4BB from 8/9-9/12 (G1)...Allowed a career-high 34HR, tied for sixth-most in the Majors and tied for fourth-most in Yankees history...In Game 1 win on 5/25 at Kansas City (6.0IP, 4H, 3ER, 0BB, 10K, 1HR), recorded his 10th career double-digitstrikeout game and first as a Yankee..was his fifth with 0BB...From 5/9-6/18, went 6-0 with a 4.29 ERA (42.0IP, 20ER) over eight starts..was his second streak of at least six wins as a Yankee...From 5/9-6/18, went 6-0 with a 4.29 ERA (42.0IP, 20ER) over eight starts..was his second streak of at least six wins as a Yankee...Made his 300th career Major League appearance and 275th career start on 6/23 vs. Houston...Was on the paternity list from 8/2-4...Became the second player to go unbeaten in his first 13 road starts as a Yankee (Whitey Ford, first 15 road starts from 1950-53)..the streak was snapped with a loss on 8/9 at Toronto..was 6-0 with a 3.96 ERA (72.2IP, 32ER) during the streak...On 9/1 vs. Oakland (6.0IP, 1H, 0R, 4BB, 5K), recorded his fourth career start with at least 6.0 scoreless innings and one-or-zero hits, also 8/14/18 vs. Tampa Bay w/ the Yankees (7.0IP, 1H), 7/24/16 vs. Seattle (6.0IP, 1H) and 9/28/15 vs. St. Louis (6.0IP, 1H)..is the only Yankee since 2011 with multiple such starts...On 9/1 vs. Oakland (6.0IP, 1H, 4BB, 5K) and 9/7 at Boston (6.1IP, 2H, 1BB, 7K), became the fifth pitcher in Yankees history to toss at least 6.0 shutout innings with 2H-or-fewer in consecutive starts, joining Freddy Garcia (4/16 and 4/24/11), David Cone (4/6 and 4/11/97), Ron Guidry (9/9 and 9/15/78) and Allie Reynolds (9/22/53 and 5/6/54)..Bob Shawkey (5/8 and 5/12/1919) also did so in one start and one relief appearance...Compiled a career-best 19.1-inning scoreless streak from 8/26-9/12-G1, the AL's eighth-longest scoreless streak in 2019 and longest by a Yankee...Left his start on 9/12-G1 at Detroit with left biceps tendinitis..was examined by team physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad...Made his lone relief appearance on 9/25 at Tampa Bay, allowing 1ER over 5.0IP (4H, 1BB, 6K, 1WP)..was his first game out of the bullpen since 7/27/15 vs. Arizona with Seattle (1.0IP, 2K)..matched the longest relief appearance by a Yankee in 2019 (also Nestor Cortes-5.0IP on 6/15 at Chicago-AL)...Went 1-0 with a 1.65 ERA (27.1IP, 5ER) in five September outings (four starts)..was his only monthly ERA under 4.00...Made three relief appearances in the postseason, going 0-1 with a 2.45 ERA (3.2IP, 1ER)..took the loss in ALCS Game 2 at Houston, allowing a "walk-off" solo HR to Carlos Correa in the 11th inning...Went 2-0 with a 7.94 ERA (11.1IP, 10ER) in four official spring training appearances (three starts).
Combined to go 17-6 with a 3.65 ERA (177.2IP, 150H, 81R/72ER, 51BB, 193K, 27HR) in 31 starts between the Blue Jays and Yankees…held opponents to a .225 BA (150-for-668, 27HR); LH .171 (22-for-129, 2HR), RH .237 (128- for-539, 25HR)…his teams were 21-10 in his starts…posted a 3.2 WAR and 3.98 FIP (FanGraphs)…made his ninth Opening Day roster...According to STATS, was the fourth pitcher to make starts for both the Yankees and Blue Jays in the same season, and the first since David Cone in 1995...Tied for fourth in the AL (and tied for seventh in the Majors) in wins…posted the second-highest win total of his career (20-4 in 2016)...Set career highs in strikeouts, K/9.0IP ratio (9.78) and strikeout rate (26.3%)…finished eighth in the AL in K/9.0IP ratio…had a season-high 10K twice, on 4/24 vs. Boston and 5/16 at the Mets...His .171 opponents' BA vs. left-handed batters was the Majors' fourth-lowest mark by a starting pitcher...Made his first career All-Star Game, selected by MLB as Toronto's lone representative…pitched the 10th and earned the save in the AL's 8-6 win despite allowing a solo HR to Joey Votto (1.0IP, 1H, 1ER, 1K)…at the age of 35, was the fourth-oldest player in the game behind Nelson Cruz (38), Shin-Soo Choo (36) and Yadier Molina (35)...Was 10-6 with a 4.18 ERA (114.0IP, 53ER) in 20 starts with Toronto...Was acquired by the Yankees from the Blue Jays in exchange for INF Brandon Drury and OF Billy McKinney on 7/26...Made 11 starts with the Yankees, going 7-0 with a 2.69 ERA (63.2IP, 51H, 20R/19ER, 16BB, 63K, 10HR)…was the third pitcher in Yankees history to go 7-0 or better in a season, joining Tom Zachary (12-0 in 1929) and Aaron Small (10-0 in 2005)…the Yankees were 9-2 in his starts…tied for sixth in the Majors in wins from the day of his Yankees debut on 7/29 through the end of the season, one of two pitchers at 7-0 or better in that span (Tampa Bay's Blake Snell, 9-0)…held opponents to a .143 BA (6-for-42) with RISP as a Yankee...Won his first five starts as a Yankee (7/29-8/25), the first Yankees pitcher since Bob Turley in 1955 to both start and win each of his first five appearances as a Yankee according to the Elias Sports Bureau…was the first Yankee to win his first five starts with the club since Rob Gardner, who had relief appearances mixed in among his first five Yankees starts stretching from 1970-72…was the first Yankee to go undefeated in his first 12 starts with the club since Joe Cowley (8-0 in 12 starts from 7/16/84-4/23/85)…was the first pitcher to win his first seven decisions as a Yankee since Dellin Betances started his career 9-0 from 2011-15...Finished the season on a 12-start unbeaten streak (since 7/22, including his final start with Toronto)…was tied for the Majors' fourth-longest active streak of unbeaten starts as of the end of the 2018 season…was tied for the second-longest unbeaten streak of his career (15 straight starts from 7/4/08-7/19/09)...Was placed on the 10-day disabled list on 8/2 (retroactive to 7/30) with hand, foot and mouth disease…was reinstated on 8/9...Tied for second in the Majors in home wins, going 10-4 with a 4.31 ERA (108.2IP, 52ER) in 19 starts…was 4-0 with a 2.72 ERA (39.2IP, 12ER) in seven home starts as a Yankee…went 6-4 with a 5.22 ERA (69.0IP, 40ER) in 12 home starts with Toronto...Was 7-2 with a 2.61 ERA (69.0IP, 20ER) in 12 road starts overall…went 3-0 with a 2.63 ERA (24.0IP, 7ER) in four road starts with the Yankees…was 11-2 with a 2.65 ERA (108.2IP, 32ER) in 19 starts outside of Rogers Centre...Opponents batted .160 (15-for-94) in at-bats ending in a slider and .203 (71-for-350) in at-bats ending with a four-seam fastball (Brooks Baseball)...Made his first career Opening Day start on 3/29 vs. the Yankees (L, 4.2IP, 4H, 3R/2ER, 1BB, 5K, 1HR)…according to the YES Network, was the second pitcher ever to start against the Yankees on Opening Day and later pitch for the club in the same season…on 4/23/1919, Carl Mays tossed a four-hit shutout for Boston at the Polo Grounds, then was traded to the Yankees on 7/30/1919…Mays, however, did not start for the Yankees against his former club that season...In 5/16 win at the Mets, went 2-for-3 with 2R and 1BB at the plate, becoming the first pitcher in Blue Jays history to reach base safely three times in a game…was the third multi-hit game by a pitcher in franchise history (Roy Halladay, Drew Hutchison)…tied Halladay's club record for runs scored by a pitcher…also allowed just 2H over 7.0 scoreless innings (0BB, 10K), becoming the first AL pitcher to record at least as many hits as his opponent while tossing at least 7.0IP since California's Clyde Wright on 9/14/72 vs. Texas...Earned his 100th career win on 6/8 vs. Baltimore...Made his Yankees debut on 7/29 vs. Kansas City, starting and earning the win (6.0IP, 1ER)...In 8/14 win vs. Tampa Bay allowed 1H over 7.0 scoreless innings (4BB, 4K, 1HP)…was the first Yankee to throw at least 7.0 scoreless frames with one-or-zero hits since Michael Pineda on 9/22/14 vs. Baltimore (7.1IP, 1H, 0R)…marked his first career start with at least 7.0IP and 1H-or-fewer...Made one postseason start, taking the loss in ALDS Game 1 at Boston (2.0IP, 4H, 5ER, 1BB, 2K, 1HR)…was on the roster for the Yankees' AL Wild Card Game win vs. Oakland but did not pitch...Went 1-1 with a 3.05 ERA (20.2IP, 7ER) in six spring training starts with Toronto.
Allowed 1 ER or fewer in 12 of 25 starts, including five of his last six games ... Allowed 2 ER or less in 16 starts ... Over his last 12 starts, gave up just three home runs ... In nine starts vs. AL East teams, posted a 2.21 ERA (13 ER/53.0 IP) and a .219 opponents' average ... Held a .198 opp. avg. against left-handed hitters which ranked 6th among LHPs in the AL ... Struck out nine batters over 7.0 innings in his season debut on April 5 at BAL, the 3rd time in his career with 9+ strikeouts and no walks ... Did not walk a batter while recording eight strikeouts in his second start on April 11 vs. MIL ... Left in the 5th inning with tightness in his left elbow on April 16 vs. BAL ... Placed on the DL from April 18-May 29 with left elbow inflammation ... Picked up his 1st win of 2017 with 6.0 scoreless innings on June 11 at SEA ... Allowed a season-high 7ER and 9H on July 23 at CLE ... Struck out 10 batters on Aug. 2 at CWS, the 7th 10+ strikeout effort of his career (4th as a Blue Jay) ... Picked up his 500th strikeout as a Blue Jay on Aug. 8 vs. NYY (Gregorius) and improved to 8-2 with a 3.51 ERA all-time as a starter vs. the Yankees ... Took the loss in a 7-4 defeat on Aug. 18 at CHC (approximately 1.5 hours from his hometown) while allowing a season-high nine hits over 5.0 innings... Had not pitched at Wrigley since 2012...The loss also ended a three-game win streak ... Had a homerless streak snapped at 39.2 innings as he gave up a home run in the 5th inninng on Aug. 30 vs. BOS to Hanley Ramirez ... Suffered his 11th loss (1-0) on Sept. 21 vs. KC, his second last outing, despite allowing just 1 ER over 6.2 innings ... Earned his 10th win on Sept. 26 at BOS (7.0IP, 4H, 1ER, 2BB, 9K), giving him 10+ wins in a season for the 6th time (3rd as a Blue Jay) ... Posted a 1.91 ERA (7 ER/37.2 IP) over his last six starts while allowing a .133 average with runners in scoring position.
Appeared in his third career postseason, and his first since 2009 with PHI… Made two starts, going 1-1, while tossing 5.0 innings in each outing. Matched his season-high with nine hits allowed in game two of the ALDS at TEX, however allowed only one run over 5.0 IP…Earned the win, marking his first career postseason victory...The opposition posted a .302 average off of him in the playoffs, the third highest mark by a Blue Jays pitcher in a single postseason in club history, trailing only Al Leiter (.372) and Doyle Alexander (.318)....Set career-highs in wins (20), innings pitched (195.0) and stikeouts (163)..His 3.18 ERA was his lowest since 2009 (2.93)...Became the 6th different TOR pitcher (8th time) to win 20 games in a season & 1st since Roy Halladay won 20 in 2008...Joined David Wells as the only two lefthanded pitchers in club history to record 20 wins in a season...Reached 20 wins for the first time in his 10-year career...The only other pitcher to reach 20 wins in a season for the first time in his 10th season (or later) while pitching for the Blue Jays was David Wells (20-8 in 2000; 14th year in the major leagues)...Earned his 19th win of the season on Sept. 15 at LAA...Improved his record to a then 26-5 mark over his last 38 starts dating back to August 19 of last season...The only other active pitchers who earned 26 or more wins over a 38-start span are Jake Arrieta (29), Justin Verlander (28), Clayton Kershaw (27), Max Scherzer (26), Chien-Ming Wang (26), Gio Gonzalez (26) and Ubaldo Jimenez (26)...Had his 11-game win streak snapped on August 25 vs. LAA (lost 3-6)....It was T-3rd longest win streak in club history (Clemens - 15 in '98 & Halladay - 15 in '03)...Retired 13 consecutive batters entering the 6th, however did not record another out after the first five batters reached in the inning...Allowed 4+ER in back-to-back starts for just the 2nd time this year...Was the first pitcher in the Majors to reach 15 wins in 2016 after his victory Aug. 4 at HOU. Won his 13th game of the season, setting a new career-high on July 24 vs. SEA... Allowed just one hit - second time in his career he has tossed at least 6.0 innings while giving up just one hit (last: Sept. 28, 2015 vs. STL)...Threw 5.2 scoreless innings in the Blue Jays win over the Tigers on July 8...Went 6-0 with a 2.95 ERA over a six start span from June 11-July... The last Blue Jays pitcher to go 6-0 with an ERA under 3.00 over a six-start span was Roy Halladay in 2003 (6-0, 2.31)...Earned win #12 with his performance becoming the fourth Blue Jays pitcher to win at least 12 games before the All-Star break, joining Roger Clemens (1997), David Wells (2000) and Roy Halladay (2003, 2005 and 2006)...Became the first TOR starter with 11 strikeouts and no walks in a game since David Purcey in 2008 in his start July 3 vs. CLE…Marked the second time this season he tossed at least 7.0 innings without issuing a walk (June 11 vs. BAL)…Became the second TOR starter to strikeout at least 11 batters this season (Sanchez, June 7 at DET)...Earned his 4th straight win on June 28 at COL despite allowing 5-ER...Marked just the third time in his career, and first since July 19, 2011 vs. WAS, to win when allowing 5ER ...Picked up the win June 11 vs. BAL despite surrendering 3-HR…Had his streak of 86 LHB faced without allowing an XBH snapped (Chris Davis - HR)…Allowed multi-HR in consecutive starts for the first time since May 6-12, 2012...On May 26 at NYY limited the opposition to three hits for the second consecutive game, becoming then the third TOR pitcher since the beginning of the 2015 season to throw back-to-back games of at least 7.0 IP while allowing three hits or fewer (Estrada: June 19-24, 2015; Price: Aug. 3-15, 2015)...Prior to that stretch only one Blue Jays pitcher had accomplished the feat from 2000-2014 (Ricky Romero in 2011)...Allowed eight runs over 2.0 IP & was charged with his first loss of the season, May 16 vs. TB...Had his longest outing since 2010 (9.0 IP) after tossing 8.2 scoreless innings May 10 at SF...Held the Giants to a .200 OPS in two-strike counts ...On April 18 at BOS tossed seven innings of 1-run ball in a 4-3 win...Allowed his 1,000th career hit (2B to Hanley Ramirez)...Threw strikes in 85.7% (18/21) of two strike counts...Tossed 7.0 innings in back-to-back starts, the first time since April 17-22, 2015
Went 11-8 with a 3.61 ERA in 32 total games (31 starts) between Seattle and Pittsburgh. Set career highs in starts, innings pitched (172.0) and strikeouts (151). Went 7-2 with a 1.85 ERA in his 11 starts with the Pirates, losing both games to the Cubs. His 1.37 ERA from August 8, through the end of the season was the second-lowest in the Major Leagues behind Jake Arrieta (0.49). Began season with Seattle, where he received two runs of support or less when he was in the game in 12 of his 20 starts and had 10 of the 20 decided by one run...Went 3-1 with a 3.31 ERA in his first 11 starts thru June 5. Matched a Mariners record by allowing two runs or fewer in each of his first six home starts from April 17-June 5 (matched Joel Pineiro's streak from July 26, 2001 to May 10, 2002). Snapped a streak of 14 consecutive home starts, dating back to July 22, 2014, of allowing no more than three runs after giving up four runs vs. Detroit on July 8. Was optioned to Class A Bakersfield on July 9 but did not appear in a game before being recalled on July 20. Threw 1.0 perfect inning in his only relief appearance on July 27 vs. Arizona (his first appearance out of the bullpen since July 12, 2014 at Tampa Bay while pitching for Toronto). Was acquired by Pittsburgh on July 31 in exchange for minor league pitcher Adrian Sampson. Won five straight starts for the Pirates and posted a 0.88 ERA between August 19 and September 9. Struck out a season-high 10 batters on September 9 at Cincinnati - his fourth career game with 10 or more K's.
Made 26 starts, his most since a career-high 28 in 2011... Recorded 11 wins, second time in his career with double-digits in wins (12 in 2009 with PHI)... Struck out a career-high 12 batters in 8.0 innings Aug. 7 vs. Baltimore…most strikeouts by a Toronto starter since Aug. 17, 2001 (Morrow - 12)... In 13 starts following the All-Star break, posted a 3.56 ERA (4.91 ERA prior) with 18walks and 69 strikeouts... Allowed LH hitters to bat .268 vs. .259 for RH batters…over past two sea-sons has allowed LH hitters to bat .284 while holding RH batters to a .248 mark... Began the season in the bullpen, making three relief appearances before beinginserted into rotation for balance of season... Opened the season on the 15-day disabled list with a strain in his back…made rehabstarts at A Dunedin and AAA Buffalo before making season debut April 17. at Minnesota
Suffered a skull fracture and sprained knee when struck by a ball off of the bat of Desmond Jennings on May 7 at TB... Missed three months primarily due to the knee injury. Pitched six or more innings in five of his 18 starts. Used 18.6 pitches per inning, the most on the staff and 2nd most in the majors...Only Lucas Harrell of the Astros used more at 18.7. Following his return from his skull fracture/sprained knee, posted a 4.37 ERA (59.2IP/29ER) in 11 starts. Had reverse splits in 2013, allowing left-handed hitters to bat .304 against him while righties hit .229. Since joining the Blue Jays in July 2012, has made 24 starts, going 8-9 with a 4.57 ERA, averaging just under 5.1 innings per start, although has registered a rate of 8.3 strikeouts per nine innings. Made five rehab starts prior to his return on August 7, one in the GCL (rookie), one in Dunedin (A) and three in Buffalo (AAA)...In total was 0-2 with a 4.22 ERA (21.1IP, 21H, 10ER, 8BB, 20K).
Combined to go 10-11 with a 4.79 ERA in 28 games, including 24 starts between Houston and Toronto... Won 10 or more games for the second time in his career... In his 28 starts, team was 13-15 and 3-3 as a Blue Jay... Posted 14 quality starts...Was acquired by Toronto from Houston on July 20 in a 10-player deal...Made four relief appearances for the Blue Jays after being acquired, posting a 5.14 ERA, despite holding opponents to a .200 average... As a starter with Toronto made six starts going 3-2 with a 4.59 ERA, holding the opposition to a .244
average...With Toronto struck out 46 batters in 40.1 innings for a 10.3 strikeout per nine total, becoming one of two Blue Jays pitchers to post a strikeout per nine total of more than 10 (min 40IP) along with Jason Frasor (10.92)...Performs much better after the All-Star break, going 4-2 with a 4.05 ERA as opposed to 6-9 with a 5.14 ERA prior to the break... In his career is now 19-14 with a 3.80 ERA prior to the break and 16-21 with a 4.55 ERA after...Posted a career high with 144 strikeouts... On Aug. 17 vs. TEX recorded six consecutive strikeouts... The mark tied a Blue Jays record done twice previously by Ted Lilly in 2004 and Mark Rzepczynski in 2010... Posted 10 strikeouts on May 27 at LAD, matching a career high...In his final start with Toronto fanned nine Orioles on Sept. 3...Had his season end prematurely with a right foot fracture and had surgery following his Sept. 3 start.
Set career highs in starts and strikeouts (134) after beginning the season as the Astros fourth starter...spent most of the season with the Astros but missed three turns in the rotation after being optioned to Triple A OKC from Aug. 6-24...after his return, went 2-1 with a 2.43 ERA (10ER/37IP), while recording quality starts in five of six outings...allowed only a .175 (22x126)
opponent's batting average in that time span....prior to being optioned, went 4-14 with a 6.26 ERA (83ER/119.1IP) in 22 starts...had three months this season with sub-4.00 ERAs (May, Aug., Sept.) and three with plus-6.00 marks (April, June, July)...hit .389(7x18) with one home run and four RBI in his first 11 games from April 5-May, 29...entered this season with four career hits in
77 at-bats for an .052 avg...in his three turns in the rotation at OKC, went 1-0 with a 1.50 ERA (3ER/18IP) with 16 strikeouts in 18 innings.
Made 13 starts for Houston, posting a 5-4 record and a 3.75 ERA (30ER/72IP), after being acquired by the club from Philadelphia, along with OF Anthony Gose and SS Jonathan Villar, in exchange for RHP Roy Oswalt on July 29...had made three starts for the Phillies from April 9-July 25, going 1-0 with a 1.76 ERA (3ER/15.1IP)...registered quality starts in nine of his 13 starts
as an Astro...overall, allowed two runs-or-less in 11 of his 16 starts and three runs-or-less in 13 of his 16 starts...is 4-1 in eight career starts at Minute Maid Park with a 3.22 ERA (16ER/44.2IP)...prior to his last start of the season at the venue, on Oct. 2 vs.
CHC (7ER/3IP), had owned a 4-0 record and a 1.94 ERA (9ER/41.2IP) in his previous seven starts at Minute Maid Park, and at the time, was the only pitcher in ballpark history to start at least seven career games at the venue without recording a loss...that 1.94 ERA ranked as the 3rd-lowest at MMP behind only Tim Lincecum (0.34 ERA) and Brandon Webb (1.48) (min. 25IP)...allowed a career-high-tying seven runs in 3.0 innings in his final start of the season on Oct. 2 vs. CHC...also allowed seven runs on Aug. 4 at STL (1IP)...did not allow an earned run over two starts, 12.0 innings, from Sept. 21-26...recorded 10 strikeouts in those 12.0 innings...left-handed hitters hit .179 (12x67) against him this season, the 12th-lowest opponent batting average against lefties among all NL pitchers (min. 50 AB)...his two-hit, complete-game shutout on Aug. 30 vs. STL marked the first time an Astros LHP hurled a complete game allowing two hits-or-less since Bob Knepper had a one-hit, 1-0 shutout over ATL in the Astrodome on Sept. 21, 1988...his win on Aug. 25 at PHI gave him victories against both clubs he's pitched for this season, becoming the 4th pitcher to accomplish this since 2005...he defeated the Astros, 8-0, on April 9 at Minute Maid Park... made his Astros debut on
July 30 vs. MIL with 6.0 scoreless innings... became the 7th pitcher in Astros history to toss 6+ shutout innings in his team debut... marked the first time since Roger Clemens (7.0IP) did so on April 7, 2004 vs. SF in a 10-1 Astros victory... following his second start of the season, went on the DL on April 16 with a strained left forearm... did not make an appearance in May...
began a rehab assignment on June 8 and made five rehab starts for Clearwater (A), Reading (AA) and Lehigh Valley (AAA) before being reinstated from the 15-day DL on July 6... optioned to Lehigh Valley that day and made three more starts before recalled by the Phillies on July 25... combined to go 1-2 with a 5.97 ERA (25ER/37.2IP) in nine games, eight starts, in the minor
leagues this season.
Finished 2nd in the BBWAA's NL Rookie of the Year voting, garnering 94 points (10 first-place votes, 11 second-place votes and 11 third-place votes); was the only player named on every one of the 32 ballots cast by the BBWAA...Won the Players Choice Award for NL Outstanding
Rookie, voted by MLB players and presented by the MLBPA, and was named NL Rookie of the Year by The Sporting News...Led all NL rookies in innings (166.0), SO (119), winning
% (.750), CG (3) and SHO (2), tied for the lead in wins (12), ranked 2nd in ERA (2.93) and finished 3rd in starts (23) and opponents avg (.244)...Named to the Topps Rookie All-Star team...Became the 1st Phillies rookie with 12 wins in a season since 1959 (Jim Owens . 12-12) and 4th in the last 40 years to pitch 2 SHO in same season (Tom Underwood
. 1975, Pat Combs . 1990 and Tyler Green . 1995)...Had the 8th-best ERA among all NL pitchers and T-2nd in winning %...Tied for the team lead in wins and CG and had the
best ERA...Began the season in the bullpen...Went 2-0, 2.49 ERA through 12 relief appearances before being moved into the rotation on 5/23 at NYY...Started the season 7-0 before taking his 1st loss, 7/24 vs STL (6.0 IP, 10 H, 5 ER, 6 SO)...Pitched at least 2.0 innings in 6 of his 12 relief appearances...Did not pitch less than 5.1 innings in any start...Pitched his first 2 career SHO: 6/27 at TOR (9.0 IP, 5 H,4 SO) and 8/5 vs COL (9.0 IP, 4 H, 2 BB, 10 SO)...Missed 2 starts due to a right intercostal muscle(oblique) strain suffered in batting practice, 9/5 at HOU...Went 7-2 with an NL-best 1.99 ERA in 18 road games (13 starts)...Held opposing hitters to a .158 avg (21-133) with RISP and .077 (1-13) with the bases loaded...Held left-handed hitters to a .216 avg (32-148)...Went 10-4, 2.99 ERA in 23 starts; the Phillies went 14-9
(.609) in his starts...Collected his 1st ML hit, 7/2 at ATL (Javier Vazquez)...Got his 1st ML RBI, 9/24 at MIL...Made his 1st career postseason start in Game 3 of the NLDS, 10/11 at COL (ND)...Had a 2.70 ERA (1 ER, 3.1 IP) in 6 postseason relief appearances.
Winner of the Paul Owens Award as the best pitcher in the Phillies minor league system...Began the season with Lehigh Valley (AAA) and had 3 stints with the Phillies...Finished 2nd in the International League in SO (151) and 8th in ERA (3.60); had one fewer SO than the IL
leader...Averaged 10.1 SO/9.0 IP...Had 4 double-digit SO games: 5/9 vs Columbus
(13 SO), 6/5 at Indianapolis (10 SO), 7/3 vs Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (12 SO) and 8/10 vs Buffalo
(10 SO)...Allowed 3 ER or less in 18 of his 24 appearances...Recalled on 7/4 and made 2 starts (0-0, 3.27 ERA) before being optioned back to LV on 7/10...Pitched 7.0 no-hit innings (12 SO), 7/17 vs Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, in the completion of a suspended game from 7/3...Recalled again on 7/29 and made 1 relief appearance (2.0 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, SO) before being optioned back to LV on 8/8...Had his final recall on 9/1 and made 2 starts, both against ATL (1-0, 1.42 ERA, .178 opp avg)...Earned his 1st ML win, 9/17 at ATL (6.0 IP, 3 H, BB, 2 SO)...Pitched at least 6.0 innings in 3 of his 4 ML starts...Went 1-0, 2.28 ERA in his 4 starts; 0-0, 7.88 ERA in 4 relief appearances...Was hitless for the season: 0-for-10 in the minor leagues, 0-for-7 in the majors.
Went to spring training with the Phillies as a non-roster invitee... Spent most of the season with
Ottawa (AAA)... Averaged 10.7 SO/9.0 IP through his first 6 starts (38 SO/32.0 IP)... Had his contract purchased on 6/30 and made his ML debut that day in a start vs NYM (L, 4.0 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO)... Was optioned back to Ottawa following the game... Posted a 1.99 ERA (7 ER, 31.2 IP) and averaged 10.2 SO/9.0 IP (36 SO) over a 5-start span,7/29-
8/20... Struck out a season-high 10 batters, 8/14 vs Pawtucket (6.0 IP)... Allowed 3 ER or less in 15 of his 24 starts... Did not hit a batter all season or allow more than 1 HR in any start.
Began the season with Clearwater (A)...Had 2 career-best 10-SO games: 5/10 at Brevard County (8.0 IP) and 6/6 at Lakeland (8.0 IP)...Selected as a Florida State League in-season all-star...Promoted to Reading (AA) on 6/30 and struck out 8 batters that night in his double-A debut (4.2 IP)...Collected his 1st professional hit and tied his career-high with 10 SO (5.2 IP), 7/13 vs Harrisburg...Named Phillies Minor League Pitcher of the Week, 7/17-23 (2-0, 0.64 ERA) and was later named Phillies Minor League Pitcher of the Month for July (5-0, 1.93 ERA)...Had 5 consecutive wins, 7/5-29...Did not allow a HR through his first 11 starts with Reading (68.2 IP) ...Promoted to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA) on 9/4...Earned the win in his only triple-A start, 9/4 at Rochester (6.0 IP, 3 H, BB, 4 SO)...Participated in the Arizona Fall League...Rated the 8th-best prospect in the Phillies' minor league system by Baseball America.
Began the season with Lakewood (A)...Named Phillies Minor League Pitcher of the Week twice: 5/9-15 and 8/29-9/4...Promoted to Reading (AA), 9/4, and pitched the final game of their season (W, 6.0 IP, 3 H, ER, 8 SO).
Began his pro career with Batavia (A)...Had a season-best 7 SO in 3.0 IP, 8/23 vs
Auburn...Earned his 1st pro win in his next start, 8/28 vs Auburn...Posted a 1.38 ERA in August...Pitched in the Florida Instructional League.