|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||180.00||9.00||13.00||0.00||4.10||1.28||140.00||58.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Milwaukee|| 7.0||1||0|| 1.29||0||0||5|
|vs LHB|| 63.1||0||0|| 4.12||0||21||80|
|vs RHB|| 50.1||0||0|| 3.40||0||21||49|
|07/30/2014||Kyle Seager, 3B SEA|
Buster Posey, C SF
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B LAD
Justin Upton, LF ATL
|Noah Syndergaard, SP NYM|
Shin-Soo Choo, LF TEX
Nick Castellanos, 3B DET
Jake Odorizzi, SP TB
Archie Bradley, SP ARI
Rougned Odor, 2B TEX
Henry Owens, SP BOS
|07/30/2014||Matt Davidson, 3B CHW|
James Jones, CF SEA
Max Scherzer, SP DET
|Jake Odorizzi, SP TB|
Will Middlebrooks, 3B BOS
Adam Jones, CF BAL
|07/30/2014||Kole Calhoun, RF LAA|
Neftali Feliz, RP TEX
|Jake Odorizzi, SP TB|
Alex Rios, RF TEX
|Last 10 Games|
|Jake Odorizzi stays dominant in tight win over Brewers |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(7/29/14) Rays pitcher Jake Odorizzi worked his way past a solo home run in a dominant outing Monday night against the Brewers, improving to 7-8 on the year. The right-hander yielded only one run on three hits and no walks while striking out five over seven innings of a 2-1 victory.
Over his last four starts covering 25 1/3 innings, Odorizzi has allowed seven earned runs. He owns a 3.80 ERA, a 1.28 WHIP and 129:42 K:BB ratio in 106 2/3 innings. His next start will come Sunday at home against the Angels.
|Jake Odorizzi strikes out eight in win vs. Cardinals |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(7/22/14) Rays pitcher Jake Odorizzi earned a win Tuesday, giving up two earned runs on five hits and three walks in 5 2/3 innings and striking out eight in his team's 7-2 victory over the Cardinals.
Odorizzi (6-8) surrendered a leadoff home run in the bottom of the first inning, but he was able to regroup and hold the opposition scoreless until the Cardinals slugged another solo home run in the sixth inning. He hasn't given up more than three earned runs in any of his last eight innings.
Odorizzi owns a 3.97 ERA and 124:42 K:BB ratio in 106 2/3 innings. He's scheduled to square off with the Brewers Monday.
|Jake Odorizzi makes key adjustment |
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
(7/21/14) Rays starter Jake Odorizzi is 3-2 with a 2.28 ERA over his last seven starts, with opponents batting .204 against him, notes MLB.com. His turnaround began with a June 10 game against the Cardinals in which he allowed one run and three hits over 7 1/3 innings.
"I realized some things I hadn't seen before when I went out there," Odorizzi told the website. "Now I notice it every game, and it's translatable at the end of each game, and I can tweak it."
Odorizzi declined to elaborate on his adjustment. "Just, I did something different than what I normally do," he said. "And now that I'm doing it, it's like, 'Why didn't I do this from the get-go?'"
A Highland, Ill., native, Odorizzi will start Tuesday in St. Louis against the team he grew up rooting for.
|Jake Odorizzi a second half stud? |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(7/15/14) Rays pitcher Jake Odorizzi could be a second half stud.
Odorizzi has emerged as a solid starter over the first half of the season, but there's still some room for improvement. His .321 BABIP suggests he may be experiencing poor luck on balls in play. It should be noted, though, that Odorizzi doesn't have a large sample to work with, so it's possible this is his natural BABIP.
Still, that seems hard to believe. Odorizzi is primarily a fly ball pitcher, and those types of players tend to post lower BABIPs since fly balls turn into outs more often. All the other tools seem to be there, and Odorizzi could emerge as a second half star if things break right.
|Jake Odorizzi criminally underowned |
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(7/14/14) I don't know how many different ways I can say it: Jake Odorizzi is really good, much better than his year-to-date numbers would have you believe.
I understand his 5-8 record keeps him buried on the sortable stats page, but I had hoped his 3-1 record in his last five starts would turn the tide in his favor. It has, but not fast enough for my liking.
As always, it goes well beyond the record. His ERA and WHIP (as well as his win-loss record) were skewed by a disastrous start to the season. In his last 13 starts, he has a 2.95 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 11.0 strikeouts per nine innings.
Granted, the innings haven't always been so consistent during that stretch, but you can't discount those numbers too much, especially the strikeout rate. If you limited his season to just the last two-thirds, he'd rank third in that category, behind Clayton Kershaw and Yu Darvish.
I'm thinking I could find a roster spot for him in just about any league, and I'm not the only one who feels that way. Al Melchior named him one of five pitchers due for increased value in the second half.
|Jake Odorizzi put together about the same numbers at Triple-A last year that he did between Double- and Triple-A in 2013, which is a pretty good indication that he's ready for the majors. But with all the pitching depth in Tampa Bay, he's had to wait his turn after coming over from Kansas City in the James Shields trade last offseason. He looks like he'll finally get it this year with the injury to Jeremy Hellickson. Hellickson had arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow in early February and is expected to miss at least the first month. But the Rays could certainly give him extra time if Odorizzi meets the full extent of his potential, breaking through much like Alex Cobb did last year. Though he doesn't throw as hard as Matt Garza, his numbers are likely to settle in that area because of his improving command and plus changeup. You'll find pitchers with more upside than Odorizzi, but given how likely he is to meet his upside and how close he is to assuming a full-time role, he's a must-draft in AL-only leagues, assuming he wins the job.
(Updated 1/14/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|8/1/14||LAA||7:10 pm||Matt Shoemaker|
|8/2/14||LAA||7:10 pm||Hector Santiago|
|8/3/14||LAA||1:40 pm||Jered Weaver|
|8/4/14||@ OAK||10:05 pm||Jeff Samardzija|
|8/5/14||@ OAK||10:05 pm||Jason Hammel|
|8/6/14||@ OAK||3:35 pm||Sonny Gray|
|8/8/14||@ CHC||4:05 pm||Tsuyoshi Wada|
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