Anthony Aaron Zych…resides in Monee, IL…attended St. Rita of Cascia High School in Chicago…hit .426 with 8 home runs, 33 runs scored and 30 RBI as a senior second baseman and was 7-2 with a 2.63 ERA and 56 strikeouts on the mound…earned the American Baseball Coaches Association Rawlings High School Gold Glove at second base…also earned one letter in football as a defensive back and two letters in golf… played college baseball at the University of Louisville…was a 2009 Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American after going 6-2, 2 SV, 3.25 ERA in 21 appearances…played for the 2009 USA Baseball Collegiate National Team…Cape Cod League All-Star in 2010 with the Bourne Braves…presented the Russ Ford Award as the Cape Cod League's Outstanding Relief Pitcher and Robert A. McNeece Award as the Outstanding Pro Prospect.
Totals - Was 6-3 with 1 save, 12 holds and a 2.66 ERA (12 ER, 40.2 IP) in 45 relief appearances... Shut It Down - Held opponents scoreless in 35 of 45 games; allowed more than 1 run in only 1 game... Strong Start - Was 4-2 with 1.99 ERA (7 ER, 31.2 IP) with 27 strikeouts in first 35 games…had 5.00 ERA (5 ER, 9.0 IP) over his final 10 appearances... That Hurts - Began year on disabled list (recovering from off-season surgery) and made two rehab appearances with AAA Tacoma, tossing 1.1 innings before being activated on April 14... Ouch - On 10-day DL with right elbow flexor bundle strain on Aug. 22-end of season... No Hits - Limited opponents to a .208 (30x144) batting average; .194 (19x98) vs. righties... Rehab Time - Made one official rehab appearance with AAA Tacoma on April 9 at Sacramento…also appeared in a suspended game (completed July 8) on April 7 at Sacramento, allowing 2 hits and striking out 1 in 0.1 innings pitched.
The Totals - Was 1-0 with a 3.29 ERA (5 ER, 13.2 IP) with 21 strikeouts in 12 relief appearances...Option - Optioned to AAA Tacoma on Aug. 24 (post-game)…made one appearance (Aug. 28) before going on 7-day DL (right shoulder strain)...Return - After activation from DL, made two appearances with Seattle... Rehab - Sent on rehab assignmenton Aug. 12 and made appearances with AZL Mariners, AA Jackson & AAA Tacoma before being activated from the DL on Aug. 23, making 4 rehab games, including 2 starts... D.L. - Transferred to 60-day disabled list on June 24 after originally being placed on the 15-day D.L. with rotator cuff tendinitis in right shoulder on May 3 (retroactive to May 2)...The First - First MLB win on April 21 at Cleveland with shutout 9th of 10-7, 10-inning win... Opener - Made his first Opening Day roster.
The Totals - Was 0-0 with a 2.45 ERA (5 ER, 18.1 IP) with 24 strikeouts in 13 relief appearances with Seattle. ... Strong Finish - Did not allow a run over last three appearances (6.2 IP). ... Welcome To The Show - Selected from AAA Tacoma on Sept. 1 when Major League rosters expanded. ... Length - Tossed 2.0+ innings in 5 of 13 relief outings including careerhigh 3.0 innings Oct. 3 vs. Oakland. ... Last On List - Made Major League debut becoming last player of more than 18,000 players who have played Major League baseball listed in the baseball encyclopedia…he supplanted Edward (Dutch) Zwilling, who had held that distinction since he broke in with the White Sox on Aug. 14, 1910. ... AA Recap - Began season with AA Jackson, going 0-0 with 5 saves and a 2.16 ERA (4 ER, 16.2 IP) in 15 relief appearances…limited opponents to a .186 (11x59) average. ... Well Deserved Promotion - Promoted to AAA Tacoma on May 16…made first career AAA appearance on May 16 vs. Las Vegas (2.0,2,0,0,0,2). ... AAA Recap - Was 1-2 with 4 saves, 3.41 ERA (12 ER, 31.2 IP) in 25 games with Tacoma. ... No Runs Allowed - Did not allow run over 10 relief outings (11.0 IP), June 21-Aug. 8. ... Strikeout Machine - Struck out at least 1 batter in 23 of 25 appearances, including a season-high 4 batters on Aug. 5 vs. Reno (2.0,2,0,0,0,4)…averaged 10.52 SO/9.0 IP. ... Welcome to Seattle - Acquired from the Cubs on April 2 in exchange for cash considerations after spending his first four minor league seasons in the Cubs organization.
Appeared in 45 games for AA Tennessee…went 4-5, 5.09 ERA (33 ER, 58.1 IP)…went 4-1 with 1 save and 3.77 ERA (13 ER, 31.0 IP) in 23 appearances on road…in 22 games at home went 0-4 with 1 save and a 6.59 ERA (20 ER, 27.1 IP).
Spent season with AA Tennessee…went 5-5 with a 3.05 ERA (19 ER, 56.0 IP).
Made 47 appearances with A Daytona and AA Tennessee…combined to go 5-4, 3.67 ERA (25 ER, 61.1 IP) with 6 saves…averaged 9.4 K/9.0 IP…pitched for Mesa in Arizona Fall League after the season, going 1-0 with 1 save and a 3.86 ERA in 13 appearances.
Made pro debut with the AZL Cubs and Boise Hawks, appearing in 4 games.