From BR Bullpen
Jacob Todd Odorizzi
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 2", Weight 175 lb.
- High School Highland (IL) High School
- Debut September 23, 2012
 Biographical Information
As a high school senior, Odorizzi was 14-0 with a 0.08 ERA, allowing just 1 earned run over nearly 90 innings. He was selected by the Milwaukee Brewers in the supplemental first round of the 2008 amateur draft. Despite an opportunity to play baseball and football at the University of Louisville, he was signed by scout Harvey Kuenn Jr. for $1.06 million. He made his pro debut that summer with the AZL Brewers.
In December 2010, Odorizzi was traded to the Royals with Alcides Escobar, Lorenzo Cain, and Jeremy Jeffress for Zack Greinke, Yuniesky Betancourt, and cash. He reached the majors as a September call-up in 2012, and he made his big league debut on September 23rd, making a start against the Cleveland Indians. He gave up 3 earned runs over 5 1/3 innings, taking the loss. He did not last long with the Royals after that, as on December 9th, they packaged him with Wil Myers, Mike Montgomery and Patrick Leonard in a deal to the Tampa Bay Rays for pitchers James Shields and Wade Davis and IF Elliot Johnson.