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Kevin James Comer (born August 1, 1992) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Sugar Land Skeeters of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball.

Kevin Comer
Sugar Land Skeeters – No. 38
Pitcher
Born: (1992-08-01) August 1, 1992 (age 27)
Shamong Township, New Jersey
Bats: Right Throws: Right

CareerEdit

Comer is a native of Shamong Township, New Jersey, and attended Seneca High School in Tabernacle Township, New Jersey.[1][2]

Toronto Blue JaysEdit

The Toronto Blue Jays selected him in the first round, with the 57th overall selection, of the 2011 MLB draft.[3] He signed with the Blue Jays, receiving a $1.65 million signing bonus agreed to ten minutes before the signing deadline, rather than enroll at Vanderbilt University.[4][5] He made his professional debut that season with the Bluefield Blue Jays of the Rookie-level Appalachian League.

Houston AstrosEdit

On August 16, 2012, the Blue Jays traded Comer as the player to be named later in the deal completed on July 20 that sent Francisco Cordero, Ben Francisco, Asher Wojciechowski, Joe Musgrove, David Rollins, and Carlos Pérez to the Houston Astros, in exchange for J. A. Happ, Brandon Lyon, and David Carpenter.[6] Houston assigned him to the Greeneville Astros of the Rookie-level Appalachian League and he finished the season there. In 49.1 total innings pitched between Bluefield and Greeneville, he was 3-4 with a 4.56 ERA. In 2013, he pitched for the Tri-City ValleyCats of the Class A New York-Penn League where he was 2-5 with a 4.93 ERA in 15 games (seven starts), and in 2014, he played with the Quad Cities River Bandits of the Class A Midwest League where he compiled a 2-5 record and 4.24 ERA in 21 games (11 starts).

Comer spent the 2015 season with Quad Cities and Lancaster JetHawks of the Class A-Advanced California League, transitioning into a relief pitcher during the season. In 30 games (14 being starts), he was 7-5 with a 4.46 ERA. After the 2015 season, he played winter baseball for the Adelaide Bite of the Australian Baseball League to gain more experience as a reliever.[7] In 2016 he played for Lancaster and the Corpus Christi Hooks of the Class AA Texas League. In 29 relief appearances between both teams he was 2-2 with a 4.09 ERA. He played for the Fresno Grizzlies of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League in 2017, going 5-4 with a 3.68 ERA in 43 relief appearances.[8]

Detroit TigersEdit

Comer signed a minor league contract with Detroit Tigers during the offseason.[9] He was assigned to the Toledo Mud Hens of the Class AAA International League but became a free agent after the season.[10]

Minnesota TwinsEdit

On January 28, 2019, Comer signed a minor league contract with the Minnesota Twins. He was released on March 27, 2019.

Sugar Land SkeetersEdit

On April 15, 2019, Comer signed with the Sugar Land Skeeters of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Blue Jays send Comer to Astros to complete swap". MLB.com. MLB.com. Retrieved August 16, 2012.
  2. ^ Dave Zangaro Staff Writer. "Comer adjusting to life as a pro - Sports - Burlington County Times - Willingboro, NJ". Burlington County Times. Retrieved November 28, 2017.
  3. ^ "Seneca High pitcher Kevin Comer drafted by Toronto". Trentonian.com. Retrieved November 28, 2017.
  4. ^ "Seneca's Comer signs with Blue Jays". Philly.com. August 16, 2011. Retrieved November 28, 2017.
  5. ^ "Seneca graduate Kevin Comer signs with Blue Jays | Sports". southjerseylocalnews.com. August 18, 2011. Retrieved November 28, 2017.
  6. ^ Dave Zangaro Staff Writer. "Blue Jays trade Comer to Astros - News - Burlington County Times - Willingboro, NJ". Burlington County Times. Retrieved November 28, 2017.
  7. ^ "BASEBALL: Comer to play winter ball Down Under". Courierpostonline.com. October 13, 2015. Retrieved November 28, 2017.
  8. ^ "Kevin Comer Stats, Highlights, Bio - MiLB.com Stats - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". MiLB.com. Retrieved June 22, 2018.
  9. ^ Tigers sign 2 minor-league free agents (November 16, 2017). "Tigers sign 2 minor-league free agents". MLive.com. Retrieved November 28, 2017.
  10. ^ Eddy, Matt (November 6, 2018). "Minor League Free Agents 2018". Baseball America. Retrieved November 12, 2018.

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