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Matthew Lee Andriese (/ænˈdrs/; born August 28, 1989) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Matt Andriese
Matt Andriese on August 31, 2015.jpg
Andriese with the Tampa Bay Rays
Tampa Bay Rays – No. 35
Pitcher
Born: (1989-08-28) August 28, 1989 (age 28)
Redlands, California
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
April 10, 2015, for the Tampa Bay Rays
MLB statistics
(through 2017 season)
Win–loss record 16–18
Earned run average 4.35
Strikeouts 234
Teams

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CareerEdit

Andriese attended Redlands East Valley High School, where he played for the school's baseball team along with Tyler Chatwood. He was selected by the Texas Rangers in the 37th round of the 2008 MLB Draft, but did not sign with Texas. He enrolled at the University of California, Riverside, to play college baseball for the UC Riverside Highlanders baseball team.[1]

The San Diego Padres selected Andriese in the third round of the 2011 MLB Draft.[1][2] He signed with the Padres, and pitched for the Lake Elsinore Storm of the Class A-Advanced California League in 2012.[1] He had a strong performance with the San Antonio Missions of the Class AA Texas League in 2013,[3][4] and was promoted to the Tucson Padres of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League during the season.

On January 22, 2014, the Padres traded Andriese, Logan Forsythe, Brad Boxberger, Matt Lollis, and Maxx Tissenbaum to the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for Alex Torres and Jesse Hahn.[5] He pitched for the Durham Bulls of the Class AAA International League during the 2014 season.

Tampa Bay RaysEdit

2015 SeasonEdit

Andriese made the Rays' Opening Day roster out of spring training in 2015.[6] He made his major league debut on April 10, and made his first start on April 14.[7] He finished the 2015 season with 25 appearances (8 starts) and an ERA of 4.11.[8]

2016 SeasonEdit

Once again in 2016 Andriese spent time in both the rotation and the bullpen, appearing in 29 games (19 starts), he went 8-8 with a 4.37 ERA.[9]

2017 SeasonEdit

At the start of the season, Andriese was the 5th pitcher in the Rays rotation, he started the season going 5-1 with a 3.54 ERA in 12 starts before falling victim to a stress reaction in his hip. He was moved to the 60 day DL.


Pitching StyleEdit

Andriese has the weirdest windup in MLB history.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Marshall, Pete (May 3, 2012). "Andriese is on". Dailynews.com. Retrieved January 22, 2014. 
  2. ^ Arritt, Dan. "Inland Empire: Locals selected in MLB draft - Los Angeles Preps Blog - ESPN Los Angeles". Espn.go.com. Retrieved January 22, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Andriese shines in Missions win". UTSanDiego.com. April 24, 2013. Retrieved January 22, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Andriese 5-0 with 2.19 ERA for Double-A Missions". UTSanDiego.com. May 12, 2013. Retrieved January 22, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Rays acquire Forsythe in seven-player deal with Padres". Major League Baseball. Retrieved October 7, 2014. 
  6. ^ Dennis Maffezzoli. "Rays settle on Opening Day roster". Spring Training. Retrieved September 8, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Rays' Matt Andriese excited for first big-league start". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved September 8, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Matt Andriese Stats | Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017-07-19. 
  9. ^ "Matt Andriese Stats | Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017-07-19. 

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