Jesse Ray Todd...Married to Erica...Attended the University of Arkansas…set a Razorbacks' record with 17 strikeouts vs. South Carolina in the South Eastern Conference Tournament...Played his freshman season at Navarro (Texas) Junior College…earned 2006 NCJAA All-American honorable mention accolades...Is a 2005 graduated of Kilgore (Texas) High School.
Appeared in 39 games in relief for Triple-A Toledo, going 4-3 with a 2.15 ERA (15 ER in 62.2 IP) and 65 strikeouts...Ranked among International League leaders in opponents average (5th, .175) and fewest baserunners per 9.0 innings (5th, 9.62)...On the disabled list from July 25-Aug. 1 with right shoulder tendinitis and Aug. 3-30 with a back strain.
Spent the entire season with Triple-A Memphis, going 2-2 with 2 saves, a 4.34 ERA (32 ER in 66.1 IP) and
73 strikeouts in 47 relief appearances...Ranked third among all Pacifi c Coast League relievers in strikeouts per nine innings (9.9)...Signed by Tigers on Nov. 20 as a Minor League free agent.
Combined to go 2-5 with a 6.09 ERA (37 ER in 54.2 IP) in 51 games with Triple-A Columbus (Indians), Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees) and Triple-A Memphis (Cardinals)...Began the season with Columbus…was claimed by the Yankees on May 6…appeared in 2 games with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre before being claimed off waivers from the Cardinals on May 16.
Spent most of the season at Triple-A Columbus save 5 appearances at the big league level at the end of July...Was
with the Indians from July 19-30 and appeared in 5 games, allowing runs in 3 of them (6.0IP, 9H, 5R/ER, 7.50ERA,
.333AVG)...Was also with the Indians from August 11-14 but did not appear in a game...The rest of the campaign came with the Triple-A Champion Columbus Clippers where he was 4-2 w/4 saves (6 ops) and
a 3.31 ERA in 44 relief appearances (49.0IP, 46H, 18ER, 53K)...Over his last 21 games his ERA was 2.95 (21.1IP, 17H,
7ER, 25K)...Batters at Triple-A hit .241 (46-191) as LH hitters hit .225 (20-89)...Batters hit .215 (20-93) with runners
on and .225 (16-71) with RISP...His ERA was a combined 2.15 in May, June and July (29.1IP, 29H, 7ER)...30 of his 44
outings were scoreless...Enjoyed two 1.0 inning scoreless outings in the IL playoffs.
Reached the big league level in just his second full professional season and went a combined 4-2 w/25 saves
and a 2.04 ERA in 44 games at the Triple A level in 2009 (53.0IP, 40H, 1ER, 13BB, 66K)...His 25 saves were
tied for 13th in all of the minor leagues and finished T3rd in the PCL with 24 saves despite not pitching in the
league after July 26...Spent the majority of the 2009 season at AAA Memphis of the Pacific Coast League prior
to the July 26th trade, going 4-2 with 24 saves and a 2.20 ERA (49.0IP, 39H, 13R/12ER, 13BB, 59K, .214 avg)
in 41 appearances out of the bullpen...At the time of the trade his 24 saves led the Pacific Coast League and
ranked T4th most in all of Minor League Baseball...Limited AAA hitters to a .214 (38-182) average against, including a mark of .195 (22-113) against right-handed
hitters, while fanning 10.84 batters per 9.0 IP... On June 4th, Todd was recalled to St. Louis where he made
his Major League debut on June 5th vs. Colorado (1.2IP, 3H, 2R/ER, 2BB, 2K, HR) before being optioned back
to Memphis on June 6th...
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u Assigned to AAA Columbus following the trade and made three scoreless relief appearances on just 1 hit in
4.0 innings (1SV, 4.0IP, 1H, 0BB, 7K, .077AVG)... Recalled to Cleveland on August 5 and made Indians debut
that night vs. Minnesota (1.0IP, 1H, 1K)...Allowed runs in 9 of his 19 appearances with the Indians...Over his
last 6 outings he tossed 7.0 consecutive scoreless innings (4H, .167AVG, 1BB, 4K) and worked 2.0 scoreless
innings on Oct. 2 at Fenway vs. Boston (2.0IP, 3H, 0R).
2008 Was named the Cardinals Minor League Pitcher of the Year after working his way through three levels
of the organization...Combined he had an 8-6 record, 2.88 ERA while fanning 136 batters in 153 IP...Held
opponents batting average to just .246...Named to the USA squad for the Futures Game during MLB's All-Star
Break (1.0IP, 0R)...Selected to both the Florida State League and Texas League All-Star teams... Was also
named a post-season All-Star for the Texas League and ranked 7th among Texas League prospects by Baseball
America...Was named the Organization's Pitcher of the Month for April as a result of his month at Palm Beach...Promoted to Springfield on 5/4 and didn't skip a beat, going 1-1 with an 0.91 ERA in five May starts...Remained
at Double-A until 8/6 where opponents hit just .216 against him....Honored as the Texas League Pitcher of the
Week twice...Finished the year at Triple-A Memphis where he made four August starts...Pitched 6.0 or more
innings in 3 of the 4 starts...Ranked as the fourth-best prospect in the Cardinals organization by Baseball
2007 Was drafted in June and assigned to Batavia (A)...Named the Cardinals Minor League Player of the Month
for July, going 3-0 with a 0.94 ERA in seven games (four starts)...Struck out 36 in 28.2 IP during the month...Selected to the NY-Penn All-Star Team, but did not see action.