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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||185.00||12.00||13.00||0.00||3.79||1.24||187.00||64.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Cleveland|| 5.0||0||0|| 0.00||0||2||11|
|vs LHB|| 90.2||0||0|| 4.07||0||28||109|
|vs RHB|| 77.1||0||0|| 4.19||0||31||65|
|12/26/2014||Alex Cobb, SP TB|
Andrew Cashner, SP SD
Yovani Gallardo, SP TEX
Jake Odorizzi, SP TB
Drew Smyly, SP TB
|Jon Lester, SP CHC|
Chris Sale, SP CHW
Miguel Gonzalez, SP BAL
Hector Santiago, SP LAA
|12/25/2014||Jake Odorizzi, SP TB|
Alex Cobb, SP TB
|Jordan Zimmermann, SP WAS|
|12/24/2014||Jake Odorizzi, SP TB|
Drew Stubbs, CF COL
|Miguel Cabrera, 1B DET|
Jon Jay, CF STL
|Last 10 Games|
Rays' Cash still mulling rotation order for Odorizzi, Karns
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(3/27/15) Rays manager Kevin Cash said Friday he still hasn't decided on which order Jake Odorizzi and Nathan Karns will pitch in the season-opening series against the Orioles (April 6-8).
Chris Archer has been tabbed to start Opening Day in place of Alex Cobb (forearm), but Cash is mulling the starters for the next two games because he is still looking at matchups in the next few series after Baltimore.
Rays lining up rotation with Archer, Odorizzi and Karns to pitch Saturday
|by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer|
|(3/22/15) Rays manager Kevin Cash announced that starters Chris Archer, Jake Odorizzi and Nathan Karns all will pitch in the team's game Saturday, a sign that they are lining up their starting rotation for Opening Day, per MLB.com.
The team's Nos. 1 and 3 starters - Alex Cobb and Drew Smyly - will start the season on the disabled list, leaving Archer as the potential Opening Day starter.
"Everything goes into lining up the rotation now," Cash said. "We're all trying to accommodate them as much as possible, because a lot of moving parts and stuff like that. I don't think anything is set in stone."
Rays pitcher Jake Odorizzi strong early in start Saturday
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(3/21/15) Rays pitcher Jake Odorizzi struck out five while allowing two runs on five hits in 5 2/3 innings pitched Saturday. Odorizzi retired the first 10 batters in a row, before allowing multiple hits, leading to the two runs.
"I think this is the first time I went into the sixth inning of a spring training game in my career, so it was good," Odorizzi said. "I felt really good out there. Everything was being cooperative. So it was a good work day."
Rays' Jake Odorizzi expected to move up one spot in rotation
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(3/17/15) While the plans have yet to be finalized, it appears Rays starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi will move up from fourth to third in the rotation due to Drew Smyly's shoulder injury, per The Tampa Tribune. If that happens, Odorizzi would start the third game of the season against the Orioles instead of the fourth game against the Marlins.
“I have a lot of days between now and then that we can change the schedule. It’s not going to be that big of a deal,” Odorizzi said. “Realistically, regardless of Drew being down for a few weeks or not, I was still putting lofty goals for myself to go out and be better than I was last year. I think there’s plenty of room for improvement from last year to this year. Him being down doesn’t change the way I need to think about myself.
“I put a lot of pressure on myself at the beginning of the season last year and we all saw how that went. So I think that year of building and learning has really helped me turn a corner and going into this year I feel like a whole different type of person just going through a whole season. Coming back, knowing I have my spot, hair down a little bit, relax and at the same time I want to do a lot better than last year.”
Rays SP Jake Odorizzi throws four innings in intrasquad game
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(3/16/15) Rays pitcher Jake Odorizzi pitched four innings against minor leaguers in an intrasquad game Monday and said the outing went "really well," MLB.com reports.
"I thought today went really well, actually," Odorizzi said. "You never know how these things are going to go. But I thought overall, it was really beneficial, and I got to work on a lot of stuff that you wouldn't work on in a spring-training game. I think I threw eight first-pitch curveballs in a row, so that was something I wanted to work on today. And worked on a lot of cutters, too. So overall, it was a really good day."
Odorizzi believes he's on schedule this spring.
"Not behind, not ahead," Odorizzi said. "Today was a lot better than [against the Twins on Wednesday] just feel-wise and how everything was coming out. So I think I'm progressing how I need to be."
Odorizzi will likely open the season as the No. 3 starter.
|2014 summary: Few starting pitchers provided a clearer start/sit decision rule than Jake Odorizzi did in 2014. He had a 2.62 ERA and 1.04 WHIP at Tropicana Field and a 6.32 ERA and 1.62 WHIP on the road. Odorizzi's extreme flyball tendencies and Tropicana Field's hostility to home runs had much to do with the lopsided splits, but he fared better at home in other regards, including a lower walk rate and a higher popup rate. The overall result was less than impressive: an 11-13 record, a 4.13 ERA, a 1.28 WHIP and an 81st-place ranking among staring pitchers in Fantasy points.|
Playing time status: Odorizzi logged 31 starts in his first full year in the Rays' rotation, but he managed to pitch only 168 innings. Efficiency is not exactly his strength, so Odorizzi's impact on your Fantasy staff will likely be watered down by a relative lack of innings.
2015 outlook: Because Odorizzi is a little too wild and more than a little vulnerable to the long ball, he may not develop into a pitcher standard mixed league owners can trust on a weekly basis. If he can shore up those weaknesses, though, he could not only be a must-start option, but a high-end one. Despite the immense risks he entails, it could be worth your while to invest a late-round pick on Odorizzi.
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|4/2/15||@ PHI||1:05 pm|| |
|4/3/15||@ DET||1:05 pm|| |
|4/4/15||DET||12:35 pm|| |
|4/6/15||BAL||3:10 pm|| |
|4/7/15||BAL||7:10 pm|| |
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