Jimmy Matthew Herget…he and his wife, Katie, were married on 1/11/20...was a two-time first team All-American Athletic Conference honoree in three seasons at the University of South Florida, going 25-11 with a 1.96 ERA (66 ER/303.0 IP) in 47 games/45 starts for the Bulls... pitched for the Bourne Braves in the Cape Cod League in 2014... has a younger sister, Megan…graduated from Jefferson High School in Tampa, Fla.
Ranked second on the club in relief app. (20) and relief IP (19.2) over two stints with Texas: 7/31-8/10 and 8/12-end of season…was scoreless in 16 of 20 G, including one start (1st career) as an ‘opener’ on 9/18 at LAA (1.0 SHO IP, 2 BB)… remains his only career start as a professional...his 15 scoreless relief app. were second-most on the club to Hernández (20)…posted a 10.38 ERA (5 ER/4.1 IP) over five G during his first stint before closing with a 1.17 ERA (2 ER/15.1 IP) over final 15 G/1 GS during 2nd stint...compiled a 10.1-inning scoreless streak from 8/16-9/11, the 2nd-longest streak by a Ranger in 2020 (18.0 IP - Lance Lynn)…earned 1st ML win despite a blown save in final outing on 9/26 vs. HOU (1.0 IP, 1 R-ER), the 1st Ranger to record a win and blown save in the same game since Alex Claudio on 9/1/17 vs. LAA...allowed eight of 15 (53.3%) inherited runners to score, the fifth-highest pct. among A.L. relievers.
Made 5 appearances over 2 stints with the Reds in his 1st Major League action...was promoted when LHP Zach Duke was DFA and was optioned when LHP Amir Garrett (injured list) and RHP Raisel Iglesias (paternity list) returned to the roster…made his ML debut on 7/7 vs CLE...allowed HR to 1st (Greg Allen) and 3rd BF (Jason Kipnis) in the big leagues… was promoted for the second time on 9/8...did not allow a run in 2 September appearances (2.2 IP, 2 H, 2 BB)…overall, was scoreless in each of his last 4 G with CIN (5.2 IP, 3 H, 3 BB, 0 K).
Team-high 48 appearances ranked fifth in the International League…opponents batted .193/.315/.335/.650 (41-212) on the season…according to FanGraphs, ranked 2nd on the Bats and 15th in the IL (min. 50.0 IP) with a swinging strike pct. of 13.7%...allowed 8 of his 19 ER in 2.2 IP over 3 outings from 4/17-4/25, but registered a 1.77 ERA (11 ER/56.0 IP) in the other 45 appearances…issued walks to 14.3% of batters faced (36 BB/251 BF), 6th-highest rate among IL pitchers (min. 50 IP).
Spent the season at Louisville, his first full season at Class AAA...led the Bats and ranked T3rd in the International League in apps...was 1 of only 3 players to remain on the Bats' roster all season (IF D.J. Peterson, RHP José López)...participated in his second straight Major League spring training camp...on 11/20 was added to the 40-man roster.
2017: In 52 relief apps at Class AA Pensacola and Class AAA Louisville combined to finish 4-4, 2.90 with 25 saves in 31 chances...opponents hit just .213...was a mid-season Southern League All-Star, participated in the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game in Miami and was named to Baseball America's Minor League All-Star second team...was rated by Baseball America the best reliever in the Southern League and the pitcher with the best slider in the organization...led all Reds minor leaguers in saves (25)...ranked third in the Southern League in saves (16) and 10th in the International League in that category (9)...threw a perfect inning in relief during the U.S. team's 7-6 win in the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game...entered the season rated by Baseball America the 13th-best prospect in the organization, the best reliever in the Florida State League and the pitcher with the best breaking ball in the FSL...after just 2 professional seasons was invited to 2017 Major League spring training camp...on 12/4 was invited to 2018 camp...2016: In just his second professional season posted a 1.78 ERA over 50 apps for Class A Daytona, where he was a mid- and post-season Florida State League All-Star and a Baseball America High Class A All-Star...was rated by Baseball America the best reliever in the Florida State League and the pitcher with the best breaking ball in the FSL...among all Reds minor league pitchers ranked second with 24 saves (Alejandro Chacin, 30)...led the Florida State League in saves (24 in 27 chances) and games finished (46) while tying for the FSL lead in apps (50)...recorded 12.31 strikeouts per 9 innings, the best ratio among league relievers...2015: In his first professional season, at Rookie Billings led the Pioneer League and ranked third among all Reds farmhands with 15 saves.