James Douglas (Jamie) Callahan graduated from Dillon High School (SC) in 2012...Named the 2012 Gatorade South Carolina Baseball Player of the Year...Went 7-1 with one save, a 0.89 ERA, and 113 strikeouts in 50.0 innings for Dillon as a senior in 2012...Also hit .439 with five home runs and 32 RBI...Had committed to play collegiately at South Carolina prior to signing with Boston...Selected to play in the Under Armour All-American Game at Wrigley Field in 2011 with current teammate Gavin Cecchini.
Acquired from the Red Sox along with RHP Stephen Nogosek and RHP Gerson Bautista in exchange for RHP Addison Reed on July 31...Had his contract selected from Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League on September 1... Made his major league debut on September 2 at Houston in the first game of a doubleheader...Closed out the season with 3.1 scoreless innings over five appearances...Was unscored upon in seven of his nine outings...Lefthanders went 2-14 (.143) and righthanders were 5-14 (.357)...Struck out 66 batters in 52.0 minor league innings (11.42 strikeouts per nine innings)...Went 1-1 with one save and a 1.80 ERA (two earned runs/10.0 innings) in nine games with Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League...Was 5-2 with a 3.21 ERA (15 earned runs/42.0 innings) with 56 strikeouts in 32 appearances between Portland (AA) of the Eastern League and Pawtucket (AAA) of the International League.
Enters the 2017 season ranked by Baseball America as the Red Sox' No. 28 prospect. Converted to a relief pitcher during the 2015 season...In 56 appearances-all in relief-from 6/11/15 through the end of the 2016 season, posted a 2.88 ERA, a .217 opponent AVG, and 9.25 SO/9.0 IP (121.2 IP, 97 H, 39 ER, 125 SO). In 2015 and 2016, held RHH to a .208 AVG (69-for-331) and allowed only 1 HR to LHH (269 AB). 2016: Made 36 appearances for High-A Salem, his 1st full season as a reliever. Ranked 3rd among qualified relievers in the Carolina League in opponent AVG (.218) and was 5th among relievers in S0/9.0 IP ratio (8.63; 63 SO/65.2 IP)...Also ranked 1st on the team in saves (7) and in holds (5). Allowed only 1 HR in 65.2 IP...Held RHH to a .197 AVG and a .569 OPS (24-for-122, 0 HR). Recorded at least 1 SO in 31 of his 36 relief appearances...22 of his 36 appearances were scoreless, including 13 of his last 15...Made 6 consecutive scoreless appearances from 7/14-8/2 (10.2 IP). Following the season, posted a 0.75 ERA (1 ER/12.0 IP) in 12 appearances for Surprise in the Arizona Fall League.
Made first six appearances as a starter before spending the rest of the season as a reliever... Went 7-3 with three saves and a 3.06 ERA (23 earned runs/67.2 innings) as a reliever...Did not allow a home run to a lefthanded batter (148 at-bats).
Made 25 starts with Greenville (A) of the South Atlantic League...Struck out 89 and walked 66 in 108.2 innings, the most innings he's thrown in any season of his career.
Was the youngest pitcher (19) to make at least 10 starts in the New York-Penn League...Earned consecutive NYPL Pitcher of the Week honors (7/22-28, 7/29-8/4) after allowing one hit and striking out 17 over 12.0 scoreless innings in that span, including 6.0 perfect innings on July 31 vs. Auburn.