Jake McGee

Jacob Daniel McGee (born August 6, 1986) is an American professional baseball relief pitcher for the Colorado Rockies of Major League Baseball (MLB). He played in MLB for the Tampa Bay Rays from 2010 through 2015, and was traded to Colorado before the 2016 season.

Jake McGee
Jake McGee on July 31, 2016 (cropped)
McGee with the Colorado Rockies
Colorado Rockies – No. 51
Relief pitcher
Born: August 6, 1986 (age 32)
San Jose, California
Bats: Left Throws: Left
MLB debut
September 14, 2010, for the Tampa Bay Rays
MLB statistics
(through July 13, 2019)
Win–loss record25–21
Earned run average3.56
Strikeouts478
Saves45
Teams

Early life

McGee was born in San Jose, California. He grew up in Sparks, Nevada, where he attended Edward C. Reed High School.[1] McGee was selected by Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the fifth round (135th overall) of the 2004 Major League Baseball draft.[2]

Professional career

Tampa Bay Rays

Jake McGee on May 11, 2012
McGee with the Rays in 2012

McGee made his minor league debut in 2004, and spent 2004 and 2005 with the Princeton Devil Rays and the Hudson Valley Renegades. In 2006, McGee spent the year with the Southwest Michigan Devil Rays. He played with both the Vero Beach Devil Rays and the Montgomery Biscuits in 2007. he spent the entire 2008 with the Montgomery Biscuits, going 6–4 with 3.94 ERA. McGee was rated by Baseball America as the third-best organizational prospect for Tampa Bay Rays and 15th overall MLB prospect in 2008. In 2007, he was ranked 5th in the Rays' organization and 37th overall in all of baseball.[3]

McGee is nicknamed "Clockhands".[4] He earned the nickname due to his unconventional windup.[5]

McGee had Tommy John surgery on July 8, 2008.[6]

McGee was promoted to the major leagues for the first time on September 14, 2010.[7] He made his major league debut that night against the New York Yankees, walking three batters and striking out Derek Jeter for his first major league strikeout.[8] McGee made the Rays MLB roster after spring training in 2011, but he was sent down to the team's Class AAA minor league affiliate after 11 appearances.[9]

In the last few months of the 2014 season, McGee became the Rays' closer. He finished the season with 19 saves. After undergoing elbow surgery to remove "loose bodies" in December 2014, McGee spent the early portion of the 2015 season with the Class AAA Durham Bulls.[10] He underwent knee surgery for a torn meniscus in late August, ending his season.[11]

Colorado Rockies

On January 28, 2016, McGee and Germán Márquez were traded to the Colorado Rockies for Corey Dickerson and Kevin Padlo.[12] McGee had a 4.73 ERA in the 2016 season. McGee and the Rockies avoided salary arbitration on December 3, 2016, by agreeing to a $5.9 million contract for the 2017 season.[13] In 2017, McGee had an 0-2 win-loss record, a 3.61 ERA, and three saves in 62 games.[14]

On December 15, 2017, McGee signed a three-year, $27 million contract with the Rockies.[14]

Personal life

Jake and Morgan McGee have been married since December 2009. As of late 2015, they live in Tampa, Florida. For the last several years, the couple has purchased Christmas presents for foster children in Reno and Tampa.[15]

References

  1. ^ "Top Prospects: Player Profile". Web.minorleaguebaseball.com. Retrieved September 14, 2010.
  2. ^ "Jake McGee Pitching Statistics". The Baseball Cube. Retrieved September 14, 2010.
  3. ^ Ballew, Bill (November 12, 2008). "Prospects: Rankings: Organization Top 10 Prospects: Tampa Bay Rays: Top 10 Prospects". BaseballAmerica.com. Retrieved September 14, 2010.
  4. ^ Kaufman, King; Tan, Cecilia, eds. (2012). Baseball Prospectus 2012. John Wiley & Sons. p. 464. ISBN 1118197690. Retrieved March 12, 2016.
  5. ^ Montgomery, William (July 17, 2011). "Rays recall former Renegade McGee from Triple-A". Times Herald-Record. Retrieved March 12, 2016.
  6. ^ "Rays' Percival fumes over catwalk-aided double – St. Petersburg Times". Tampabay.com. Retrieved September 14, 2010.
  7. ^ Associated, The (September 14, 2010). "The Canadian Press: Rays call up lefty Jake McGee, send right-hander Mike Ekstrom to minors". Google.com. Retrieved September 14, 2010.
  8. ^ "McGee's first MLB strikeout". MLB.com. Retrieved February 11, 2017.
  9. ^ Little, Josh (May 2, 2011). "Jake McGee sent down to Triple-A". KOLO-TV. Retrieved March 12, 2016.
  10. ^ Chastain, Bill (May 6, 2015). "McGee could return to 'pen during homestand". MLB.com. Retrieved March 12, 2016.
  11. ^ Gleeman, Aaron (August 20, 2015). "Rays reliever Jake McGee undergoes season-ending knee surgery". NBC Sports. Retrieved March 12, 2016.
  12. ^ Harding, Thomas (January 28, 2016). "Rockies to receive reliever McGee in four-player swap". MLB.com. Retrieved January 28, 2016.
  13. ^ Adams, Steve; Todd, Jeff (December 3, 2016). "Players Avoiding Arbitration: Friday". mlbtraderumors.com. Retrieved December 3, 2016.
  14. ^ a b Harding, Thomas (December 15, 2017). "Shaw in, McGee back as part of Rox 'pen plan". MLB.com. Retrieved December 17, 2017.
  15. ^ Mooney, Roger (December 24, 2015). "Rays' McGee, wife celebrate anniversary by spreading Christmas spirit". The Tampa Tribune. Retrieved March 12, 2016.

External links

2004 Major League Baseball draft

The 2004 First-Year Player Draft, Major League Baseball's annual amateur draft, was held on June 7 and 8. It was conducted via conference call with representatives from each of the league's 30 teams. The draft marked the first time three players from the same university were chosen in the

first ten picks.

Source: MLB.com 2004 Draft Tracker

2013 American League Division Series

The 2013 American League Division Series were two best-of-five-game series to determine the teams that would participate in the 2013 American League Championship Series. The three divisional winners (seeded 1-3 based on record) and a fourth team — the winner of a one-game Wild Card playoff — played in two series. TBS carried most of the games, with some on MLB Network.

These matchups were:

(1) Boston Red Sox (East Division champions, 97–65) vs. (5) Tampa Bay Rays (Wild Card winner, 92–71): Red Sox win series, 3–1.

(2) Oakland Athletics (West Division champions, 96–66) vs. (3) Detroit Tigers (Central Division champions, 93–69): Tigers win series, 3–2.This was the 2nd time the Rays and Red Sox have faced each other in the postseason. The only other time was the 2008 ALCS which was won by the Rays 4 games to 3.This was the 4th time the Tigers and the A's have faced each other in the postseason.

The Tigers and the A's faced each other in the 1972 ALCS (A's won 3–2), in the 2006 ALCS (Tigers won 4–0) and in the 2012 ALDS (Tigers won 3–2).

2013 Virginia Cavaliers football team

The 2013 Virginia Cavaliers football team represented the University of Virginia in the 2013 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Cavaliers were led by fourth year head coach Mike London and played their home games at Scott Stadium. They were members of the Coastal Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference. They finished the season 2–10, 0–8 in ACC play to finish in last place in the Coastal Division.

2015 All-SEC football team

The 2015 All-SEC football team consists of American football players selected to the All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) chosen by the Associated Press (AP) and the conference coaches for the 2015 Southeastern Conference football season.

The Alabama Crimson Tide won the conference, beating the Florida Gators 29 to 15 in the SEC Championship.

Alabama running back and Heisman Trophy recipient Derrick Henry was unanimously voted the AP SEC Offensive Player of the Year. Alabama linebacker Reggie Ragland was voted the AP SEC Defensive Player of the Year.

2016 Colorado Rockies season

The 2016 Colorado Rockies season was the franchise's 24th in Major League Baseball. It was the 22nd season the Rockies played their home games at Coors Field. After doing reasonably well most of the season and even posting a 54-53 (.505) record as late as August 3, they collapsed through the months of August and September, going an MLB-worst 21-34 in that span to finish 75-87, third place in the National League West, and missing the playoffs for the seventh consecutive season. At the end of the season Walt Weiss resigned his position as manager after 4 seasons at the helm.

2016 Senior Bowl

The 2016 Senior Bowl was an all-star college football exhibition game featuring players from the 2015 NCAA Division I FBS football season, and prospects for the 2016 Draft of the professional National Football League (NFL). The game concluded the post-season that began on December 19, 2015. It was sponsored by Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and is officially known as the Reese's Senior Bowl.The game was played on January 30, 2016, at 1:30 p.m. CST, at Ladd–Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama, between "North" and "South" teams. Coverage of the event was provided on the NFL Network.

2019 Colorado Rockies season

The 2019 Colorado Rockies season is the franchise's 27th in Major League Baseball. It is their 25th season at Coors Field. Bud Black returned as Manager for his 3rd season in 2019. Before the season began Black was officially offered a 3-year contract extension deal that would see him remain Manager till the 2022 season.

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In twenty-one seasons from 1998 through the end of 2018, the team has an overall record of 1,590 wins and 1,810 losses for a winning percentage of 46.8%. The Rays have appeared in four postseasons and won one American League pennant, in 2008

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Tampa Bay Rays all-time roster

The following is a list of players, both past and current, who appeared in at least one game for the Tampa Bay Rays franchise, formerly known as the Devil Rays.

Players in Bold are members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Players in Italics have had their numbers retired by the team.

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