Jeremy Joseph Papelbon
- Bats Right, Throws Left
- Height 6' 1", Weight 205 lb.
Jeremy Papelbon had a big year in 2006, going 5-4 with a 2.43 ERA, the best ERA in the Atlantic Sun Conference. He walked only 14 in 89 innings. It was impressive as this was the University of North Florida's first season in NCAA Division I. The Chicago Cubs picked him in the 19th round of the 2006 amateur draft, 29 rounds before his twin was chosen. Jeremy debuted professionally with the Boise Hawks, going 4-0 with 3 saves and a 1.83 ERA in 18 relief stints. He allowed just a .182 average and struck out 50 in 44 1/3 IP. He made the Northwest League All-Star team as the top left-handed relief pitcher.
In 2007, Papelbon went 9-6 with 3 saves and a 3.11 ERA for the Peoria Chiefs. He struck out 99 and walked 30 in 107 innings and was being used as a starting pitcher late in the season. He was 2-1 with a 2.57 ERA in 38 games (4 starts) for the Daytona Cubs in 2008 and in 2009, he was 6-6 with a 3.64 ERA in 33 games (15 starts) split between the Tennessee Smokies (31 G) and Triple-A Iowa Cubs (2 G). He finished his career with Tennessee in 2010, going 1-2 with a 5.54 ERA in 31 games (8 starts).
Overall, Papelbon was 22-15 with a 3.47 ERA in 159 games (35 starts).
- 2007-2008 Baseball Almanacs
- 2007 Cubs Media Guide