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Jake Odorizzi: A Budding Craftsman on his Development

Jake Odorizzi is a wanted man. The 25-year-old right-hander is reportedly a trade target for multiple teams this offseason. It’s easy to see why. Last year, in his second full season with the Tampa Bay Rays, Odorizzi logged a 3.35 ERA and a 3.61 FIP over 28 starts. Arbitration eligible after the coming campaign, he’s under team control four more years. Odorizzi isn’t a power...
Via Fangraphs
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Why you should want the Dodgers to trade for Jake Odorizzi

Because he’s a good, young pitcher. I’d be somewhat justified ending the post after those six words. It’d be the second-shortest post in Dodgers Digest history. But, I’ll go on. Jake Odorizzi, 25, is coming off a 2015 season that saw him improve in some key areas. While his strikeout percentage dipped a bit from 24.2 in 2014 to 21.4 last season, he also cut down on his walk...
Via Dodgers Digest
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Jake Odorizzi looks to heko Tampa as one of Week 17 Two Start Pitchers

Week 17 means there are only a handful of Fantasy Baseball weeks left in the season. Fantasy Football is on all of our minds, but it’s these few weeks that will decide whether or not you end up a Fantasy Baseball champion. Two Start Pitchers are a big part of taking that extra step to securing your matchup. You either stream on the weekend or you don’t have to because you scouted...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Odorizzi helps lift Rays past Cardinals 7-2

ST. LOUIS -- Jake Odorizzi allowed two runs over 5 2/3 innings and Yunel Escobar highlighted a five-run fifth inning with a two-run double to lead the Tampa Bay Rays to a 7-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night. It was the Rays' season-high sixth straight win. They have outscored the opposition 36-11 during the run. Evan Longoria added a solo homer in the ninth...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Sporting an impressive K/9 number, Jake Odorizzi headlines available Week 16 Two Start Pitchers

The All-Star break is over and the second half is here which means it’s crunch time in Fantasy Baseball. Not a lot of aces scheduled to start twice in Week 16, but there are a few good streaming options available. Cliff Lee returns to the Phillies lineup and it could potentially be his last two starts for them if he gets dealt by the end of the month. Collin McHugh and Jon Niese...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Jake Odorizzi's self-confidence pays off with another strong June start

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Jake Odorizzi looked far from a sure thing early this season, when the young right-hander struggled through April and parts of May. He looked less confident than he had when he won the Tampa Bay Rays' fifth-starter job in spring training. He looked timid through his second and third encounters with an opponent's lineup. He looked overmatched. The baseball...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball: Pitchers to stream this week

Many fantasy baseball games come down to the wire. Whether it’s a points or roto league, many matchups are decided on Sunday nights. In this article, I’m going to highlight some pitchers that could give their team a win this week. Let’s start with the points league. In my opinion, streaming in a points league is easier than in a roto league. As long as a pitcher doesn’t do...
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Jake Odorizzi honors 'The Thing' pitch with Dr. Seuss T-shirts

Thing 1 + Thing 2 = Strike 3. Right-hander Jake Odorizzi's new split/change pitch has been a buzzworthy topic in the Tampa Bay Rays clubhouse since spring training. The weapon, taught to him by Rays right-hander Alex Cobb, has been dubbed "The Thing," and it's one of the reasons why the 24-year-old broke into the Rays' rotation as their No. 5 starter with right-hander Jeremy Hellickson...
Via Fox Sports Florida
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Jake Odorizzi's journey has him prepped for role in Rays' rotation

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Jake Odorizzi is sleeping better these days. It's hard to tell, because he has been the same, steady, easy-going Jake all along. It's hard to faze him. He's human. There are highs, and there are lows. He feels anxiety, and he lives relief. But mostly, he has been the same, constant, level-headed Jake since he joined the Tampa Bay Rays as part of the seven...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays add Odorizzi to starting rotation

Jake Odorizzi has won the competition to become the fifth man in the Tampa Bay Rays’ already very strong starting rotation.  The right-hander turns 24 on Thursday, and will become a fixture in a starting rotation for the first time in his career.  Fortunately for Odorizzi, there will not be as much pressure on him as there may ordinarily be on a young starting pitcher.  Joe...
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

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