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Jean Antonio Tome
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 2", Weight 200 lb.
Jean Tome was a minor league pitcher. He has been both a pitcher and infielder for the Brazilian national team.
Tome signed with the Seattle Mariners in April 2007; the scouts were Hide Sueyoshi and Emilio Carrasquel. He made his pro debut with the VSL Mariners, going 3-2 with a 3.42 ERA in '07. Coming to the US, he struck out 19 in 18 1/3 IP for the 2008 AZL Mariners while posting a 1-0, 5.89 record in eight outings. He ended his minor league career with the 2009 Pulaski Mariners, going 3-4 with a 5.18 ERA and fanning 54 in 48 2/3 innings. He was with the Brazilian national team for the 2011 South American Championship, leading the event in home runs as they won a Bronze Medal.
He was back with Brazil for the 2013 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers, going 0 for 3 with two strikeouts. He did not play in the 2013 World Baseball Classic though he was on Brazil's roster. In the 2017 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers, he started their opener against Pakistan and got the win with 5 1/3 shutout innings (3 H, 0 BB, 4 K); Eric Pardinho relieved him. The only pitcher with more innings and no runs allowed in any of the qualifiers for 2017 was Dylan Unsworth (8 IP).
When Brazil won the 2016 South American Championship, he was both a reliever (3 H, 3 BB, 1 R in 2 1/3 IP) and bench player (0 for 4, 2 BB, 3 R) for the Gold Medal winners.
Sources include 2009 Mariners Media Guide