Justin Louis Chamberlain resides in Lincoln, NE in the offseason...has a son named Karter...Attended Division II Nebraska-Kearney his freshman year (2004), before transferring to the University of Nebraska the next season...a member of the 2005 Nebraska team that played in the College World Series...Named a 2006 First-Team Preseason All-American by Collegiate Baseball and Second-Team Preseason All-American by the National College Baseball Writers' Association...won the 2005 Big 12 "Newcomer Pitcher of the Year", while being named Third-team All-American by Collegiate Baseball and First Team All-Big 12...Participated in the Tigers Winter Caravan.
Made his fifth career opening day roster with the Yankees in 2013...Earned his only save of the season on April 27 versus Toronto after tossing a scoreless ninth inning...marked his first career save since September 21, 2010 versus Tampa Bay...Placed on the 15-day disabled list on May 3 (retroactive to April 28) with a right oblique strain...made one rehab appearance with Triple A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, tossing 1.0 scoreless inning...Reinstated from the disabled list on May 28...Fanned a season-high three batters on May 30 versus New York Mets -- equaled the high on July 14 versus Minnesota...Matched a career-high, tossing 2.0 innings of relief on July 30 at Tampa Bay...Retired 16 batters without allowing a hit from August 23-September 1 -- according to Elias, it marks the second-longest such streak of his career...Limited lefthanded hitters to a .257 average (19x74), while righties batted .295 (28x95) with him on the mound.
Was 1-0 with a 4.35 ERA (20.2 IP, 10 ER) in 22 relief appearances...opponents hit .302 (26-for-86) with 3 HRs; LH .226 (7-for-31, 0 HRs), RH .345 (19-for-55, 3 HRs)...retired 15 of 22 first batters faced (68.2 percent)...allowed 13 of 24 inherited runners to score (54.2 percent)...Did not allow an earned run over his final 11 appearances of the season from 9/9-10/2 (10.1 IP) after allowing 10 ER in 10.1 IP (8.71 ERA) over his first 11 outings of the year from 8/1-9/6...Began the season on the 15-day DL recovering from "Tommy John" surgery (performed in June 2011) and a right ankle dislocation (suffered on 3/22/12)...was transferred to the 60-day disabled list on 5/3...was returned from rehab and reinstated from the 60-day DL on 7/31...missed the Yankees' first 102 games of the season...Made seven combined rehab appearances with the GCL Yankees, Single-A Tampa and Double-A Trenton (9.1 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 10 K, 1 HR)...began his rehab assignment with GCL on 7/10, tossing 4.0 scoreless innings over three starts (1 R, 0 ER, 6 K)...was transferred to Tampa from 7/20-25, going 0-1 with a 2.25 ERA (4.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HR) in three outings...in one rehab relief appearance with Trenton on 7/29, tossed 1.1 scoreless inning to earn the win (1 H, 3 K)...Made his season debut with the Yankees in 8/1 win vs. Baltimore -- his first appearance since 6/5/11 at Los Angeles-AL -- allowing 4 H and 2 ER in 1.2 IP (1 BB, 1 HR)...Appeared in back-to-back games for the first time in the Majors in 2012 in 8/6 and 8/7 losses at Detroit, combining to allow 1 ER in 2.1 IP (4 H, 2 BB, 2 K)...Earned his only win of the season on 9/9 at Baltimore, tossing 1.2 scoreless innings (1 BB)...struck out four batters, tying his career high in a relief appearance (third time, first since 9/21/07 vs. Toronto)...Made his 200th career appearance in 8/20 loss at Chicago-AL, allowing 2 H and 1 ER in 0.2 IP (2 K, 1 HP, 1 HR)...Was struck by a piece of Matt Wieters' broken bat in the 12th inning of 2012 ALDS Game 4 vs. Baltimore (Wieters singled to left on the play)...left the game with a right elbow contusion and X-rays taken were negative.
Was 2-0 with a 2.83 ERA (28.2IP, 9ER) in 27 reliefappearances before undergoing season-ending"Tommy John" surgery in June ... opponents batted.228 (23-for-101, 3HR); LH .250 (12-for-48, 1HR), RH .208(11-for-53, 2HR) ... retired 22-of-27 fi rst batters faced(81.5%) ... prevented 8-of-10 inherited runners fromscoring (80.0%). ... Of his 27 relief appearances, 25 were at least 1.0inning ... held opponents scoreless in 20 of his outings. ... Made his fourth straight Opening Day roster ... tosseda perfect seventh inning to earn the Opening Day winon 3/31 vs. Detroit (1.0IP, 1K). ... Was charged with his lone blown save of the season in4/17 win vs. Texas, allowing 1H and 1ER in 0.2IP (1BB). ... Allowed his opponent to score in just two of his fi nal16 appearances of the season, coming in back-to-backoutings on 5/13 and 5/15 vs. Boston (allowing homeruns in each game) ... did not allow a run in his fi naleight outings of the season from 5/16-6/5, tossing 9.2scoreless innings (7H, 4BB, 7K). ... Made his fi nal appearance of the season in 6/5 win at LosAngeles-AL, tossing 1.2 scoreless innings (2H, 1BB, 1K). ... Was placed on the 15-day disabled list on 6/8 with a strained right flexormuscle ... underwent an MRI on 6/9 revealing a torn medial collateral ligament in hisright elbow ... underwent "Tommy John" surgery in Pensacola, Fla. on 6/16, performedby Dr. James Andrews ... was transferred to the 60-day disabled list on 6/10.
Was 3-4 with three saves and a 4.40 ERA in a teamleading73 relief appearances with the Yankees,working exclusively out of the bullpen for the entireseason...opponents batted .253 (71-for-281, 6HR); LH.246 (31-for-126, 3HR), RH .258 (40-for-155, 3HR)...retired48-of-73 first batters faced (65.8%)...prevented 28-of-37inherited runners from scoring (75.7%)...appeared inconsecutive games 18 times...the Yankees were 48-25in games he appeared in...Had 56 relief outings of at least 1.0IP (76.7%)...heldopponents scoreless in 52 of his appearances...Made his third consecutive Opening Day roster...heldopponents scoreless in 14 of his rst 17 outings of theseason...Earned the save in back-to-back games on 5/3 vs.Baltimore and on 5/4 vs. Baltimore-his first save since9/23/07 vs. Toronto...according to Elias, is one of justthree Yankees to earn a save in consecutive games since Mariano Rivera became theteam's closer in 1997 (also Mike Stanton-4/11-12/98 and Juan Acevedo-4/25-26/03)...Struck out the side in a perfect eighth inning on 5/14 vs. Minnesota (1.0IP, 3K)...wascredited with the win despite not being the pitcher of record when the Yankees tookthe lead...Allowed a relief-appearance career-high-tying 4ER in 0.1IP on 5/29 vs. Cleveland,recording his first blown save and third loss of the season (4H, 1BB, 1K)...also allowed4ER in 1.0IP in 7/10 loss at Seattle...Beginning 7/28, just prior to the acquisition of Kerry Wood on 7/31, through the endof the season, went 2-0 with a 2.15 ERA in 30 relief appearances (29.1IP, 20H, 5BB,30K)...allowed no more than 2H in any of his outings...three of the seven runs allowedcame via solo HRs...Went nine consecutive appearances without allowing a run from 7/28-8/14 (8.2IP, 2H, 3BB, 6K)...was thesecond-longest such streak in his career, trailing only an 11-game stretch from 8/7-9/7/07 to begin hisMajor League career...Tossed a season-high 2.0 perfect innings in 7/30 loss at Tampa Bay, striking out three...Allowed 1ER in 3.1IP over three relief appearance in the postseason (4H, 2BB, 3K)...Posted one save and a 10.45 ERA without recording a decision in seven spring training appearances (one start),allowing 13H and 12ER in 10.1IP (8BB, 9K, 1HR)...was selected as a member of the Yankees bullpen on 3/25 whenPhil Hughes was named the Yankees' fifth starter.
Was 9-6 with a 4.75 ERA in 32 appearances (31 starts)with the Yankees... the Yankees were 20-11 in hisstarts, including 15 come-from-behind victories... were15-4 in his 19 starts at home... opponents batted .274(167-for-610, 21HR); LH .266 (85-for-319, 11HR), RH .282(82-for-291, 10HR)... hit an American League-high 12batters, matching the most HBP by a Yankees pitcherin the 2000s (Randy Johnson, 2005)...Allowed a total of 21R (19ER) in the first inning of games(30.2IP, 5.58 first-inning ERA)... combined to allow 73R(64ER) over his other 126.2IP (for a 4.55 ERA in the secondinning of the game and beyond)...Was 5-3 with a 4.03 ERA in 13 games (12 starts) on theroad... went undefeated in his first nine road starts of2009, going 5-0 with a 2.78 ERA (55.0IP, 17ER)... went4-3 with a 5.28 ERA (90.1IP, 53ER) in 19 starts at YankeeStadium... was the second-highest home ERA in the ALbehind Scott Kazmir (5.95)...Did not record a decision in his first three starts of theyear and 11 of his first 17 starts of 2009... according tothe Elias Sports Bureau, Chamberlain's 10 decisions (7-3)through his first 29 career starts were the fewest in MajorLeague history...Struck out a career-high 12 batters in 5/5 loss vs. Boston, including nine on called thirdstrikes... were the most strikeouts in a game by a Yankees pitcher since Mike Mussina on5/7/03 at Seattle (12K)... marked the most by a Yankee in a home game since Mussinaon 9/24/02 vs. Tampa Bay (12K)... became the youngest Yankee to strike out 12-or-morebatters since Al Downing on 6/21/64 (Game 2) at Chicago-AL (13K)... allowed the firstfour batters of the game to score and first five to reach, after which he permitted justone infield single, 2BB and 1HP with all 12K... according to the Elias Sports Bureau, onlytwo other pitchers since 1900 struck out 12-or-more batters in a game in which theyallowed four-or-more first inning runs (Herb Score in 1959 and Nolan Ryan in 1973)...Elias also noted thatChamberlain becameone of five pitchers tostrike out 12-or-morebatters while pitchingless than 6.0 inningsin a game (also ColeHamels in 2006, CurtSchilling in 1997, KevinAppier in 1994 and J.R.Richard in 1978)...Hit a batter in fourconsecutive star tsf r om 4 / 2 4 - 5 / 10 ,matching the longestsuch s t reak for aYankees pitcher in thelast 50 years... alsoRick Rhoden (1988),David Cone (1998),Orlando Hernandez(2002) and RandyJohnson (2005)-credit:Elias...Was hit in the rightk ne e wi th a l inedrive off the bat ofAdam Jone s , thesecond batter of thegame, on 5/21 vs.Baltimore (0.2IP, 2H,1K)... exited the gamewith a bruised rightknee after facing fourbatters... X-rays takenon- si te at YankeeStadium were negative... did not miss a start...Tossed a career-high 8.0 innings on 6/1 at Cleveland, recording the win in a 5-2 Yankees victory (4H, 2ER, 2BB,5K, 1HR)...4 Was undefeated in seven consecutive starts from 5/10-6/12, going 2-0 with a 3.89 ERA (34.2IP, 15ER, 18BB, 29K)...Following his loss on 6/18 vs. Washington, compiled a career-high nine-start undefeated streak from 6/24- 8/11,going 5-0 with a 3.78 ERA (52.1IP, 22ER) over the stretch... was one of just three Major Leaguers to win at leastfive games and go undefeated over the nearly two-month stretch (also Houston's Wandy Rodriguez and theAngels' Jered Weaver)...Allowed a career-high 8R (3ER) in 3.2IP on 7/5 vs. Toronto (9H, 1BB, 1K, 2HR)... was just the second time in hiscareer he allowed multiple home runs.,,Won his first four starts immediately following the All-Star break, posting a 2.03 ERA (26.2IP, 6ER) and a .156 (14-for-90) opponent's batting average from 7/19-8/6... marked the first time in his career he recorded a win in fourstraight starts... was 3-0 with a 0.83 ERA over three starts from 7/19-29, allowing just 8H and 2ER in 21.2IP (8BB,2HP, 1WP, 1BK, 1HR)... became the first Yankees pitcher to limit his opposition to 3H or fewer in three straightstarts since Randy Johnson in April 2005...Recorded his first win at Yankee Stadium on 7/19 vs. Detroit, striking out eight batters in 6.2IP (3H, 1ER, 3BB,1HR)... snapped a nine-start winless stretch at Yankee Stadium to begin the season (0-2, 5.36 ERA)... accordingto the Elias Sports Bureau, it marked the most winless starts at home to begin a season for a Yankees pitchersince 1990 when Andy Hawkins was 0-7 in his first 10 home starts and Tim Leary was 0-6 in his first nine homestarts at the original Yankee Stadium...Matched his career high with 8.0IP and recorded the win on 7/29 at Tampa Bay in a 6-2 Yankees victory(3H, 0R, 2BB, 5K)...Recorded the win on 8/6 vs. Boston despite issuing a career-high 7BB... was the most walks allowed by a Yankeespitcher who also recorded a victory since David Cone walked seven in a 12-3 Yankees win on 4/9/99 vs. Detroit,according to the Elias Sports Bureau... allowed 4ER in 5.0IP (6H, 5K, 2HR)...Went eight consecutive starts without a win from 8/11-9/20, going 0-4 with a 8.42 ERA (31.0IP, 44H, 29ER, 14BB,22K, 4HR) over the stretch... allowed a seasonhigh7ER twice over the span (8/25 vs. Texas and9/20 at Seattle)... lost consecutive starts for thefirst time in his career on 8/16 at Seattle and 8/25vs. Texas...Lost his first road start of the season on 8/16at Seattle and had his career-high nine-startundefeated streak snapped, recording the loss(5.0IP, 7H, 4ER, 3BB, 2K)... marked his first careerpost-All-Star Break defeat... prior to the loss, hadbeen 8-0 and tied with Pat Darcy (1974-76) ashaving the most career post-All Star break winswithout a defeat since the Midsummer Classicwas first played in 1933...Set a franchise record by pitching 4.0 inningsor less in six consecutive starts from 8/25-9/20,according to the Elias Sports Bureau... made hislone relief appearance of the season in the finalteam game of 2009 on 10/4 at Tampa Bay, tossing1.0 perfect inning (1K)...Made 10 relief appearances in the 2009 postseason,going 1-0 with a 2.84 ERA (6.1IP, 9H, 2ER, 1BB,7K)... earned the win in Game 4 of the World Series,allowing the game-tying run on a solo homer andstriking out the side in 1.0IP of relief.
Was 4-3 with a 2.60 ERA in 42 appearances (12 starts) with the Yankees... according tothe Elias Sports Bureau, became the first Yankee since Roy Sherid in 1929 to start hisrookie season with at least 10 relief appearances before a mid-season switch resultingin at least 10 starts...Opponents batted .233 (87-for-373, 5HR); LH .247 (46-for-186, 2HR), RH .219 (41-for-187,3HR)... was 3-1 with a 2.76 ERA as a starter... the Yankees were 8-4 in his starts... in 30relief appearances, was 1-2 with a 2.31 ERA... as a reliever, retired 25-of-30 first battersfaced (83.3%) and prevented 8-of-10 (80%) inherited runners from scoring...Began the season in the Yankees bullpen before makingthe transition to starting pitcher in late May...Among AL rookies, ranked first in ERA (2.60), second instrikeouts (118), fourth in opponents batting average(.233) and seventh in innings pitched (100.1)... allowedjust 5HR, an average of 0.45HR/9.0IP, the second-lowestamong all rookie Major Leaguers with at least 75.0IP(behind the Marlins' Chris Volstad, 0.32HR/9.0IP)...His strikeout total marked the most by a Yankees rookiein a single season since Orlando Hernandez recorded131K in 1998... were the third-most in a season bya Yankees pitcher under the age of 23, behind AlDowning's 171 in 1963 and Lefty Gomez's 150 in 1931...Has struck out 64-of-114 batters faced in his careerwhen the count has reached 0-2 (56.1%) and 152-of-273batters after two strikes (55.7%)... has struck out 96 of the238 batters he has recorded a first-pitch strike against(40.3%)...Over the last two seasons (2007-08), ranks fifth in theAmerican League with a 2.17 ERA (min. 60G)... duringthe same span, is sixth among all AL pitchers with11.00K/9.0IP (152K, 124.1IP)... has allowed 147baserunners in his Major League career (99H, 45BB,3HP) while striking out 152 batters...Made his first appearance of the season in 4/1 Opening Day win vs. Toronto, tossinga scoreless eighth inning (1.0IP, 1BB, 2K)... made his first Opening Day roster... wasplaced on the bereavement list from 4/14-19 to be with his hospitalized father, Harlan,in Nebraska (missed five team games)...In 4/20 win at Baltimore, allowed 2H and 1ER without retiring a batter before gamewas delayed by rain (did not return when play resumed)... was just the second earnedrun allowed of his career and first since 9/16/07 at Baltimore...Allowed a "walk-off" single to Joe Crede to suffer his first Major League loss on 4/23at Chicago (AL)... was his fourth appearance in five games...Recorded his secondloss-and first careerblown save-on 5/6vs. Cleveland, walkingthe leadoff batter forthe second time in hiscareer (also 8/28/07 vs.Boston) and allowinga three-run HR to PHDavid Dellucci in theeighth... the three-runHR was just his secondcareer HR allowed (alsoMike Lowell on 9/16/07at Boston)...Began the transitionfrom relief pitcher to starter on 5/21 vs. Baltimore, tossing 2.0 scoreless innings (1H, 2BB, 3K)... Manager JoeGirardi announced the move following the game... tossed a relief-appearance career-high 40 pitches on 5/24vs. Seattle (2.0IP, 1H, 1BB, 2K)... in three "transition" relief appearances, did not allow a run over 5.1IP, holdingopponents to 3H and 4BB while striking out eight batters... Girardi announced on 5/30 that Chamberlain wouldmake his first start on 6/3 vs. the Toronto Blue Jays...Allowed 1ER in 2.1IP (1H, 2R, 4BB, 3K, 1BK) without recording a decision in his first Major League start on 6/3vs. Toronto... threw 62 pitches overall, facing 12 total batters and marking the first time he faced more thannine batters in a single game... opposed Roy Halladay and, according to Elias, joined Greg Cadaret as the onlyYankee to make his first Major League start against a former Cy Young Award winner... Cadaret recorded theloss against Roger Clemens on 7/7/89 at Fenway Park after making over 100 relief appearances for the A's andYankees...At 22 years old, joined Yankees pitchers Phil Hughes (21) and Ian Kennedy (23), as the first trio all age 23 oryounger, to start a game in the same season for the Yankees prior to September callups since 1993 (SterlingHitchcock, Mark Hutton and Sam Militello)... the last Yankees trio to do it as early in the season (prior to 6/4)was Gil Blanco, Al Downing and Mel Stottlemyre in 1965...According to the Elias Sports Bureau, his 2.23 ERA over his first 11 Major League starts was the lowest for anyYankees pitcher since Mel Stottlemyre in 1964 (1.97 ERA)...Held opponents to 3ER or less in each of his first 11 Major League starts from 6/3-7/30, becoming the first pitcherto do so since the Marlins' Josh Johnson in 13 straight starts from 2005-06 (credit: Elias Sports Bureau)... was theonly Yankees pitcher in 2008 to have at least 11 straight starts and allow no more than 3ER in any of them... wasthe first Yankee to accomplish the feat since Mike Mussina from 4/4-5/31/06 (12 straight starts)...Ranked sixth among all Major League starters with a 1.80 ERA in June (min. 5GS)... established a career highwith nine strikeouts in 5.2IP on 6/19 vs. San Diego... matched the most strikeouts by a Yankees pitcher in 2008(Pettitte four times, Wang once)...Earned his first career win as a starter on 6/25 at Pittsburgh, tossing 6.2 scoreless innings... was his first timeholding opponents scoreless in a Major League start... tossed a career-high 114 pitches...Tossed a career-high 7.0 shutout innings (3H, 1BB, 9K) on 7/25 at Boston... retired each of his last 10 batters facedand did not allow a hit after David Ortiz's fourth-inning single... eight of his nine strikeouts were swinging...Had 124K at the time he reached 100.0 career IP on 7/25 at Boston, the most for any Yankees pitcher all timethrough his first 100.0 innings in the Majors... allowed just 24R in his first 100.0IP, the fewest by a Yankee sinceDave Righetti allowed 23 in 1981 (credit: Elias Sports Bureau)...Was removed from 8/4 loss at Texas in the fifth inning with right shoulder stiffness after allowing 8H, 5ER and2HR in 4.2IP... had an MRI performed on 8/5 and was seen by Dr. James Andrews on 8/6... was diagnosed withrotator cuff tendinitis and placed on the 15-day disabled list on 8/6 (missed 24 team games)...Was reinstated from the 15-day D.L. on 9/2 and returned to the bullpen... made his 21st relief appearance ofthe season that night at Tampa Bay, allowing 1H and 1BB in 1.1IP...Had a 2.38 ERA in 10 relief appearances after returning from the D.L. on 9/2, allowing 11H and 3ER in 11.1IP (14K)without recording a decision...Entered the 2008 season ranked by Baseball America as the Yankees' top prospect and the top pitching prospectin all of Baseball (third-best overall)... was also rated as having the "Best Fastball," "Best Curveball" and "BestSlider" among all pitchers in the Yankees system.
Was 2-0 with one save and a 0.38 ERA in 19 relief appearances with the Yankees in 2007, allowing only 2R (1ER) in 24.0IP...the Yankees were 17-2 in games in which he pitched...Opponents batted .145 (12-for-83, 1HR); LH .132 (5-for-38, 0HR), RH .156 (7-for-45, 1HR)...Retired 16-of-19 first batters faced (84%)...prevented 2-of-2 inherited runners from scoring (100%)...Struck out 34 batters in 24.0IP, averaging 12.75 strikeouts per 9.0IP while issuing just 6BB...Converted his only save opportunity (100%)...Pitched more than 1.0 inning in eight of his 19 appearances...Appeared in consecutive games four times in 2007...appeared in games on consecutive days just once, on 9/26-27 at Tampa Bay, tossing 1.0 scoreless inning in each appearance...First batters hit just .111 (2-for-18)...struck out 24 of the 47 batters he recorded a first-pitch strike against (51%)...Did not allow a run in his first 15.1 Major-League innings...according to the Elias Sports Bureau, it was the second longest scoreless-inning streak for any pitcher in Yankees franchise history to begin his Major League career...Slow Joe Doyle went 18.0 innings before allowing his first career run in 1906...Made his Major League debut in 8/7 win at Toronto, closing out the game with 2.0 scoreless innings (1H, 2BB, 2K)...had contract purchased from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre prior to the game...In 8/30 win vs. Boston, allowed 1H and 1BB in 1.1IP before being ejected in the ninth inning by HP Umpire Angel Hernandez...was suspended for two games (8/31-9/1) by Major League Baseball...was his first appearance this season (in the Majors and Minors) without recording at least one strikeout (99.2IP, 152K)...failed to record a strikeout in his next outing as well (9/5 vs. Seattle)...Earned his first Major-League win on 9/5 vs. Seattle, tossing a perfect seventh inning (1.0IP)...became the ninth Yankees pitcher to record his first Major League win this season (also Clippard, DeSalvo, Henn, Hughes, Igawa, Kennedy, Ramirez and Wright)...Allowed one unearned run in 1.2IP on 9/12 at Toronto, snapping his streak of 15.1 scoreless innings to begin his Major League career...Earned his second win of the season on 9/16 at Boston, allowing 2H and 1ER in 2.0IP (3K, 1HR)...allowed solo-HR to Lowell in the eighth, snapping his streak of 17.0 innings without allowing an earned run to begin his Major League career...In 9/19 vs. Baltimore, struck out the only batter he faced (0.1IP) in the eighth...was the first time this season he entered the game in the middle of an inning. 4 Recorded his first career save on 9/23 vs. Toronto, retiring the final four batters (3K) on his 22nd birthday...according to the Elias Sports Bureau, he became the third pitcher to earn his first Major League save on his birthday (also Kansas City's D.J. Carrasco in 2003 and the Mets' Grant Roberts in 2003)...Combined to make 18 appearances (15 starts) with Single-A Tampa, Double-A Trenton and Triple-A Scranton/WB in 2007, going 9-2 with a 2.45 ERA while registering 135K in 88.1IP (62H, 24ER, 27BB, 4HR)...in 15 minor-league starts, went 9-2 with a 2.56ERA (61H, 25R, 24ER, 27BB, 125K, 4HR)...in three relief appearances, tossed 4.0 scoreless innings (1H, 0BB, 10K)...Did not allow an earned run in 10 of his 18 minor-league appearances and tossed at least 5.0 innings in 13 ¬ his 15 minor league starts this season...Struck out seven or more batters in 12 consecutive starts from 5/22-7/25 (4GS with Tampa, 7GS with Trenton, 1GS with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre)...Began the season with Single-A Tampa, going 4-0 with a 2.03ERA in 7GS (40.0IP, 25H, 9ER, 11BB, 51K)...Did not allow more than 3ER in any of his seven starts with Single-A Tampa...Was named Florida State League "Pitcher of the Week" twice in the month of May...for the week of 5/7-13, went 1-0 with a 0.00ERA in 2GS (9.0IP, 3H, 0ER, 4BB, 11K)...also won the award for the week from 5/21-27, was 1-0 with a 1.29ERA in 2GS (14.0IP, 6H, 2ER, 4BB, 16K)...Tossed a season-high 8.0 scoreless innings in 5/27 win at Vero Beach, allowing 2H and 2BB while striking out nine (with Tampa)...Struck out 28 batters in 20.0IP over his last three starts with Tampa (from 5/27-6/7)...Was promoted to Double-A Trenton on 6/11...in two stints with the Thunder, went 4-2 with a 3.35ERA (8G/7GS) in 40.1IP (32H, 15ER, 15BB, 66K, 4HR)...Struck out at least seven batters in each of his six starts with Trenton...In his first week at the Double-A level, was named Eastern League "Pitcher of the Week" from 6/11-17...was 1-0 with a 0.82ERA in his first two games after his promoted from Tampa (11.0IP, 6H, 1ER, 3BB, 17K)...Struck out 22 batters in 11.0IP over two starts on 6/28 at Altoona and 7/3 vs. Harrisburg, allowing just 2ER...included was a career-high 12 strikeouts in 6.0IP on 7/3 vs. Harrisburg...Was named to the U.S. team for the 2007 Futures Game, played on 7/8 in San Francisco...in the game, allowed 1ER on 1H and 1BB in 1.0IP (1K) in relief...Was promoted to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on 7/24, making his third class jump of the season...Was 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA in three appearances (1GS) for Scranton/WB over two stints, striking out 18 batters without allowing a run in 8.0IP (1BB)...in two relief appearances, tossed 3.0 shutout innings (1H, 8K)...Struck out 10 batters in 5.0 shutout innings in his first and only start for Scranton/WB on 7/25 vs. Louisville...Made first minor-league relief appearance of the season on 7/30 at Rochester, striking out the side in a perfect seventh inning (1.0IP)...In his final minor-league appearance, tossed 2.0 scoreless innings of relief for Scranton/WB on 8/4 vs. Buffalo (1H, 5K)...Entered the 2007 season ranked by Baseball America as the fourth-best prospect in the Yankees' organization...also rated as having the "Best Fastball" among all pitchers in the Yankees' system...Made professional debut with the West Oahu CaneFires in the Hawaiian Winter League in 2006...in 9G(6GS) with West Oahu, was 2-2 with a 2.63ERA (37.2IP, 28H, 11ER, 3BB, 46K)...ranked second in the league in strikeouts...Selected by the Yankees in Compensation Round A (41st overall) of the 2006 First-Year Player Draft, becoming the highest drafted Native American in baseball history.
Selected by the Yankees in Compensation Round A (41st overall) of the 2006 First-Year Player Draft, becomingthe second-highest drafted Native American in baseball history ... Made professional debut with the West Oahu CaneFires in the Hawaiian Winter League... in nine games (sixstarts) with West Oahu, was 2-2 with a 2.63 ERA (37.2IP, 28H, 11ER, 3BB, 46K)... ranked second in the league instrikeouts while his ERA was tied for fifth-best in the league.