Jay Voss

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Jay C. Voss

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Biographical Information[edit]

Pitcher Jay Voss was drafted by the Florida Marlins in the 8th round of the 2007 amateur draft, out of junior college. His professional career lasted from 2007 to 2014.

In his first season in the Marlins' organization in 2007, he went 0-7, 7.63 for the Jamestown Jammers of the New York-Penn League and then followed up by going 3-6, 6.39 in 26 games for the Greensboro Grasshoppers of the South Atlantic League in 2008. Somehow, he avoided being handed his unconditional release at that point and rewarded the Marlins' faith in him by having a good season in 2009, between the Jupiter Hammerheads of the Florida State League and the Jacksonville Suns of the Southern League, going 3-1, 2.72 in 40 games, all in relief.

On March 30, 2010, he was traded straight up to the Detroit Tigers in return for major league pitcher Nate Robertson. However he struggled at the AA level with the Erie SeaWolves of the Eastern League and was sent down to the Lakeland Flying Tigers of the FSL for a spell, where he pitched a lot better. Altogether, he went 2-4, 4.54 in 44 games. In 2011, he moved back to the starting rotation, starting off with Lakeland and finishing with Erie. He went 12-7, 3.56 in 27 games, pitching 149 innings with 131 strikeouts. However, he was hit hard in the Dominican League with the Aguilas Cibaenas after the season, with an ERA of 7.27 in 4 starts, and his problems continued in 2012 with Erie as he made just 3 starts, losing all three with an ERA of 6.10, before going on the disabled list for an extended spell.

The St. Louis Cardinals selected Jay in the minor league portion of the 2012 Rule V Draft and assigned him to the Palm Beach Cardinals once he was again ready to pitch that June. However, he went 1-4, 13.50 in 8 games, then was sent down to the GCL Cardinals to work things out and finished the season pitching in relief for the Peoria Chiefs of the Midwest League. He put up an ERA of 1.50 in 12 innings at that last stop, but was let go by the Cards after the season. He played one more year, with the Camden Riversharks of the independent Atlantic League in 2014. going 1-3, 5.44 in 11 games as a starting pitcher before calling it quits.

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