Single … Twitter: @THouse25 … Instagram: @Southpaw4625 ... Graduated in 2008 from Picayune (Miss.) Memorial High School, where he went 7-2 with a 0.89 ERA as a senior … pitched on the varsity team beginning in eighth grade … helped the swim team win the Mississippi State championship in 2006 … committed to Tulane University before signing with Cleveland.
Spent most of the season with Class AAA Buffalo in the Toronto organization, going 9-11 with a 4.32 ERA (64 ER/133.1 IP) over 24 starts ... Went 4-1 with a 1.24 ERA (4 ER/29.0 IP) and 30 strikeouts over his first five starts … threw 7.0 scoreless IP in a complete-game victory on 5/6 vs. Lehigh Valley ... His contract was purchased from Buffalo on 8/19 … made two appearances with the Blue Jays before being designated for assignment on 8/27 and outrighted on 8/29.
Spent most of the season with Class AAA Columbus … posted a 1.80 ERA (4 ER/20.0 IP) in 21 relief appearances and 4.82 (28 ER/52.1 IP) in 12 starts ... Also made four relief appearances with the Indians.
Season never got off the ground as he made just four ineffective, losing starts in April and then spent the last five months of the season on Disabled List...Made his season debut on April 12 vs. Detroit and lasted a career-low 1.1IP in the 8-5 loss (1.1IP, 6H, 6R/ER, 3BB, 2K)...Went a season-high 5.2IP in his next start of April 19 at Minnesota before lasting just 3.0IP over his last 2 starts of April 25 and April 30...Averaged under 3.1IP over his four starts...Start of April 25 at Detroit (3.0IP, 4H, 3R/ER) was an emergency start in place of Trevor Bauer...Was placed on the 15-day D.L. on May 1 with left shoulder inflammation and later went on to make rehab starts at A Lake County on May 15 and in AAA Columbus on May 20...Activated and optioned to Columbus on May 21 and made three more starts with the Clippers, May 25-30 and June 5...Placed on the Triple-A D.L. with continued shoulder soreness on June 6 and rehabbed the remainder of the season at the Goodyear, AZ Complex... His May 21 option and Triple-A D.L. placement were rescinded on August 13 and he was placed on the Major League D.L., retroactive back to May 1...Appeared in 2 Arizona Fall League games beginning on October 22 (3.0IP, 1H, 0R) and was pronounced fit heading into 2016
Spent the second half of the season as a viable member of the Indians rotation, making 18 starts as the Indians compiled a mark of 13-5 (.722) in his starts...Was with the Indians over five stints in 2014 (5.17-19. 5.22-6.16. 6.29-7.10. 7.21. 8/ 2-remainder of season)...Made his Major League debut with 1.0 perfect inning of relief on May 17 vs. Oakland...Made his first Major League start on May 23 at Baltimore (L, 6.0 IP, 11H, 5R/ER, 2BB, 1K) and picked up his first Major League win on July 5 vs. Kansas City (6.2IP , 9H, 3R/ER, 0BB, 3K )...Finished 6th among American League rookies with a 3.35 ERA.
Went 4-1 with a 2.53 ERA in 10 second-half starts (57.0 IP , 53H, 16E R, 11BB, 50K ) and was 4-0 w/ a 2.20 ERA from August 20 through the end of the season as the club was 7-0 over those starts (41.0 IP , 38H, 10E R, 5BB, 36K )...Went 7.0 innings with one run (or less) allowed and 0 walks over three straight starts, August 31-September 11, becoming the first Indian to do so dating back to at least 1914...Was the 16th pitcher overall to accomplish the 7.0 IP , 1 run (or less), 0 walk trick and just the third since 2001 (David Price 2013, Derek Holland 2014)...Allowed 3 runs or less in 14 of his 18 starts,including 8 straight from June 14-August 20.
House became the first southpaw to start for the Indians in 2014 and the first to make his first Major League start with the Tribe since LHP David Huff in 2009...Joined Huff, Scott Lewis (2008), Aaron Laffey (2007) and Jeremy Sowers (2006) as just the 5th southpaw to make his first Major League start as an Indian over the past 10 seasons.
In 10 starts for the Triple-A Columbus Clippers, T J went 1-4 with a 3.79 ERA (24 E R/ 57.0 IP ) - ranked 9th in the International League with a 2.40 ERA at time of first promotion on May 17...House limited opposing LHH Triple-A batters to a .179 (12-67) average against...Made a spot start over the All-Star Break at Mahoning Valley on July 16.
TJ was 3-0 w/ a 2.14 ERA in 8 home outings as the Indians were 7-0 over his home starts (42.0 IP , 42H, 10ER)...Picked up his 3rd victory of the season vs. Minnesota on September 11 - registered 8 strikeouts over 7.0 innings of work - both equaling season/career-highs (W , 7.0 IP , 4 H, 0 R, 8 SO )… With his 15th start of the season on September 5 vs. Chicago-AL, House joined Trevor Bauer and become only the 3rd duo of rookie pitchers since 1976 to make at least 15 starts in a season for the Tribe...House and Bauer joined Bartolo Colon (17) and Jaret Wright (16) in 1997, and a trio of Jason Davis (27), Billy Traber (18) and Ricardo Rodriguez (15) in 2003.
Walked just 1 batter over his last 5 starts covering 31.0 IP ...Batters hit .229 (39-170, 16th-lowest avg. against in A.L.) with runners on base and just .145 (11-76) with runners in scoring position, including a mark of .114 (4-35) with RISP-2outs...His 16 double plays induced were T16th-most in the American League.
Combined 9-11 with a 4.17 ERA in 28 starts between AA Akron and AAA Columbus (164.0IP, 183H, 76ER, 57BB, 15HR, 137K)...Led organizational pitchers in innings and starts, was 2nd in strikeouts and tied for 3rd in wins...Was with Akron in April and also spent three days in Cleveland, June 24-26 (did not pitch) when the Indians needed a long reliever between spot starters...Around that spent the rest of the Minor League season in AAA Columbus...Tossed a pair of complete games on May 28 at Louisville (8.0IP, 9H, 5R/3ER) and June 14 at Charlotte (6.0IP, 6H, 1R/ER)...Also went 8.0IP (4H, 1R/ER) in a win on August 10 at Louisville...Over his last 11 starts for the Clippers from July 9-end of season he was 6-1 w/a 2.65 ERA (68.0IP, 73H, 20ER).
Spent the 2012 season between Class-A Carolina and Class-AA Akron where he went a combined 10-5 with 3.56 ERA in 27 starts (149.1IP, 131H, 59ER, 50BB, 116K, .236AVG) and yielded just 8 home runs in 149.1 innings of work...He finished 4th among Indians farmhands in innings, tied for 3rd in wins and 3rd in strikeouts...Completed a stint in the Arizona Fall League for Scottsdale after the season, going 3-1 with a 3.00 ERA in 6 starts (27.0IP, 20H, 9R/ER, 9BB, 26K, .208AVG)...Added to the 40-man roster on November 20. Spent April with the Carolina Mudcats before being elevated to AA Akron on April 30, spending the rest of the season in the starting rotation...Tossed a 7.0 inning, 2-hit CG shutout on June 20 vs. Binghamton...Over his 10 second half starts with the Aeros he was 3-3 w/a 3.61 ERA (52.1IP, 45H, 21ER, 18BB, 45K)...Fanned 9 in 7.0IP on August 2 at Portland...Allowed just 1 hit in 6.0IP with 1BB/6K on July 22 at Richmond...Lefties hit .243 off him at Akron, righthanded hitters batted only .246.
Spent the season at A Kinston...Lost his last 6 decisions from 7/16 thru the end of the season...Tossed a 7.0IP, 1-hit CG/shutout on 6/13 vs. Salem and went 3-1 w/a 2.01 ERA in 5 June starts (31.1IP, 16H, 7ER)...Struck out 15 batters in 11.1IP over his last 2 starts...RHH hit .263 off him.
Spent season at Kinston at age 20...Ranked T3rd in the Carolina League in starts (26), 5th in innings pitched (135.2) and 8th in ERA (3.91)...RHH batters hit .248 off him.
Spent season at Class-A Lake County in his first year of pro ball... Ranked T4th in the South Atlantic League in starts (26)... Ranked 4th in the Indians Player Development System in ERA (3.15).