The Book on Jake Odorizzi
Prospect Info and Scouting Report
Jake Odorizzi / RHP, TB
Chicago, IL, USA
School: Highland HS (IL)
32 | 2/26/2013
ScoutingBook Combine Ranking (5/20/2013): #42
MLB.com/MiLB.com Season Preview: #45
Scout.com/FOX Sports: #45
Minor League Ball (Sickels): #80
Baseball America 2013: #92
Baseball Prospectus: #83
Total professional at-bats: .
Total professional innings pitched: .
A supplemental first round pick for the Brewers a few years back, Jake 'the Dog' Odorizzi is a tall righthander with a smooth and easy delivery that portends well for his future. Originally a part of the prospect package that moved Zack Greinke to Milwaukee, Odorizzi was a hot commodity again in 2012's offseason, as he was shipped to Tampa in favor of some more-seasoned veteran pitching. He's pretty much ready for action, though, and expectations will be high for him to fill that hole in the Rays' rotation ASAP. He'll enjoy the benefits of some nice pitching coaches, of course: Tampa is very very good at squeezing the best performance from young arms.
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News and Notes
5/18/2013 by DataBoy
As expected, Jake Odorizzi will step in, at least temporarily, to fill in for the DL'd David Price. While he's not in Price's league, he is a very good pitching prospect, so a strong couple of outings could ensure he remains in the rotation for the rest of the season. His first test will come Monday in Toronto.
4/9/2013 by KDaddy
Jake Odorizzi allowed just four hits (all of them singles) and worked into the seventh inning in his first start for AAA Durham last night. He struck out eight and walked two. He'll be in Tampa soon enough.
12/9/2012 by KDaddy
Jake Odorizzi has been traded to the Rays as part of the Wil Myers / James Shields trade, according to MLB.com.
9/17/2012 by KDaddy
Jake Odorizzi has been called up for a look-see by the KC Royals. Odorizzi, now on the 40 Man roster, will be auditioning for a 2013 rotation spot. Even if that wasn't in play, the 3.03 ERA and 135:50 K:BB ratio he posted in the minors is enough to earn him a cup of coffee and a handful of attaboys.