John Edward King…went 8-1 with a 3.11 ERA (28 ER/81.1 IP) in 13 games/12 starts as a senior at the University of Houston…was named to the American Championship All-Tournament Team…pitched two seasons at Angelina College and was a first team All-Conference selection in his second year…was a three-year letterwinner at Clements (Tex.) High School.
Was added to Alternate Training Site on 7/24 and spent most of the campaign there…did not pitch in Summer Camp and has yet to appear in a Spring Training ‘A’ game in his career…had contract selected from Alt. Site on 9/3 and went 1-0 with a 6.10 ERA (7 ER/10.1 IP) over six relief appearances in his first MLB action…had a 1.645 WHIP and opposition hit .289/.373/.467/.839…had not pitched above High-A level before promotion, one of five such players to make their ML debut for the club in 2020.
Combined to go 3-6 with a 3.05 ERA (26 ER/97.1 IP) over 19 starts with Hickory and Down East in 1st full pro season…ERA was the 2nd-lowest among Texas minor league pitchers (min. 90.0 IP) to Sal Mendez (2.37)…logged 97.1 IP after just 4.2 IP in 2018 following elbow surgery...opened the season at Hickory and went 1-2 with a 3.42 ERA (10 ER/26.1 IP) over five starts…promoted to Down East on 5/12 and went 2-0 with a 1.07 ERA (5 ER/42.0 IP) and 5 BB/40 SO over his 1st eight G with the Woodies…named Carolina League Pitcher of the Week for 6/10-16 following CGSHO on 6/12 at POT…permitted season-high 5 ER on 7/2 vs. W-S and then went 0-3 with a 2.35 ERA (6 ER/23.0 IP) over final five starts…was on injured list from 8/9 through the end of the season.
Returned from injury to make one start for both AZL Rangers and Spokane in first action of pro career…joined AZL Rangers for rehab start on 8/24 before being activated by Spokane on 8/25.
Did not appear in a game while recovering from left elbow surgery on 7/5.