Thomas Edward Pannone...Attended Bishop Hendricken High School in Warwick, Rhode Island...Is one of eight players (four active) from Rhode Island to play in the Majors this century...Originally drafted in the 33rd round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft by the Chicago Cubs...Drafted in the 9th round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft by the Cleveland Indians out of the College of Southern Nevada.
Posted a 3.54 ERA in 30 relief outings...Held a 11.31 ERA in seven starts...Struck out all three batters on nine pitches in the 5th inning on April 14 vs. TB...Marked the 3rd immaculate inning in Blue Jays history, joining Roger Clemens (Sept. 18, 1997 at BOS) and Steve Delabar (July 30, 2013 at OAK)...Was the 1st ever thrown at Rogers Centre...Went on to retire all nine batters faced (4K)...Fanned five batters on May 28 at TB to tie a career best in a relief outing (also April 1, 2019 vs. BAL)....Struck out a career-high nine batters over 6.0 innings in a start on Aug. 3 at BAL (4H, 4ER, 1BB)...Optioned to Triple-A Buffalo on six occasions...Named International League Pitcher of the Week on July 1...Went 2-0 with 14 strikeouts in two starts (11.1 IP, 8H, 2ER).
Made three starts between Advanced-A Dunedin and Double-A New Hampshire en route to returning from a suspension... Went 0-1 with a 6.59 ERA (13.2IP, 18H, 10R/10ER, 6BB, 13K) ... Posted a 4.91 ERA over six games (six starts) for Triple-A Buffalo (36.2 IP, 40H, 20 ER, 8HR, 7BB, 40K) ... Threw a career-high 8.0 innings for the Bisons on July 19 vs. Durham ... Was recalled from Buffalo on Aug. 9 ... Made his MLB debut on Aug. 10 vs. TB as he took the mound in the 6th inning... Struck out the 1st batter he faced (Kevin Kiermaier)... Became the 25th player in team history to record a K against his 1st career batter faced (last: Luis Santos on Sept. 2, 2017)...Finished his night after 1.2 innings of work, allowing three hits and two runs while recording a trio of strikeouts without issuing a walk ... Made his 1st MLB start on Aug. 22 vs. BAL and carried a no-hitter into the 7th inning before giving up a leadoff single to Trey Mancini…Finished with 7.0 IP, 1H, 2BB, 3K and earned his 1st win...Became the 1st Blue Jay to throw 6+ innings of no-hit baseball in their premier MLB start…Became the 5th player in MLB history (since 1900) to go 7+ shutout innings with one-or-less hits and two-or-fewer walks in his 1st career start ... Was the 14th starter used by the Blue Jays in 2018, tying the franchise record set in 2017... Became the 6th different Toronto pitcher to make his 1st MLB start for a new single-season franchise high (5 in 1977, 1995, 2002 and 2009) ... Took his 1st loss on Aug. 28 at BAL where he tossed 3.1 innings, allowing seven runs on nine hits, including two home runs (1BB, 0K)…Was his shortest start at any level in 2018…The seven runs allowed tied for his most this season (also allowed seven on June 22 while with Dunedin)…Was his only outing of the season without recording a strikeout ... Earned his 2nd win on Sept. 9 vs. CLE, throwing 6.1 innings while allowing two runs on four hits (3BB, 2K)…In his first two home starts, combined for a 1.35 ERA (2 ER/13.1 IP) with 5H, 5BB and 5K ... Went seven full frames against the Yankees on Sept. 16 at NYY to pick up his 3rd quality start and win (4H, 2ER, 1HR, 2BB, 6K) ... On Sept. 22 vs. TB, went 6.2 innings for his 4th quality start (6H, 2ER, 2HR, 3BB, 5K)... Won three straight starts, posting a 2.70 ERA (6 ER/20.0 IP) over that stretch ... In his last start, on Sept. 28 at TB, yielded five runs on seven hits (3BB, 3K)…Took a no-decision following the Blue Jays three-run 6th inning... Carried a personal three-game winning streak into the offseason ... Combined to go 0-0 with a 2.45 ERA (2 ER/7.1 IP) in six relief outings (6H, 1BB, 10K) ... Went 4-1 across his six starts, tossing four quality starts along the way to a 4.54 ERA (18 ER/35.2 IP)... His four wins since his first start (Aug. 22) were tied for the most among all rookies over that stretch...Went 3-0 in his three home starts with a 1.80 ERA (4 ER/20.0 IP).
Started his 2017 campaign with Lynchburg ... Made four starts in April without allowing an earned run (20.2 IP, 7H, 7BB/31K) and was named Carolina League Player of the Month ... Promoted to Double-A Akron after 27.2 scoreless innings over five starts for Lynchburg (10H, 7BB/39K) ... Threw 5.2 scoreless innings in his Double-A debut on May 8 vs. Trenton (3H, 3BB, 6K) ... Allowed his 1st earned run of the year on May 13 at Binghamton in the 2nd inning, ending his scoreless streak to begin the year at 34.2 innings... Earned the win in that seven-inning contest, which turned out to be the 1st complete game of his career ... Named a 2017 Eastern League Mid-Season All-Star after posting a 2.54 ERA over 12 starts for Akron ... Acquired by the Blue Jays with 2B Samad Taylor on July 31, 2017 in exchange for RHP Joe Smith ... Was then assigned to Double-A New Hampshire on Aug. 3...Made six starts for the Fisher Cats, going 1-2 with a 3.63 ERA ... Finished 2017 with the Eastern League lead in WHIP (1.09) and the 2nd-best ERA (2.92).