May 8, 2010: Today's Starting Pitcher

RHP JAKE ODORIZZI: Selected by Milwaukee as a supplemental 1st round pick (32nd overall) in the 2008 draft out of Highland (IL) High School.

LAST SEASON: Odorizzi made 12 appearances (10 starts) for the Helena Brewers in the Pioneer League. He was 1-4 with a 4.40 ERA and struck out 43 while walking nine over 47 innings pitched.

LAST START: Odorizzi made the start against the Beloit Snappers at Pohlman Field on May 3. He gave up five runs (four earned) on three hits and five walks in three innings. Odorizzi also struck out five, but was not involved in the decision.

HIGHLAND HIGH: Odorizzi was 14-0 with three saves in his senior season with the Bulldogs. He allowed one earned run over 89-1/3 innings pitched to put up an ERA of 0.08 and struck out 146 batters while walking just six in his final season as a Bulldog and helped lead the team to its first ever Class 3A State Championship.

AWARDS: In his senior season, Odorizzi was the Gatorade Player of the Year in Illinois; a Louisville Slugger Pre-season All-American; a Rawlings/Perfect Game All-American; and a member of USA Today’s All-USA Team.

NOT IN THE CARDS: Odorizzi had committed to playing baseball and football at the University of Louisville before signing with the Brewers.

IN THE RANKINGS: Baseball America rated Odorizzi as the #2 prospect in the Pioneer League after the 2009 season. The publication placed him at #9 in the Brewers organization heading into the 2010 season.

BREWERS CAREER: In 23 games (14 starts) before this season, Odorizzi was 2-6 with a 4.12 ERA. He had walked 18 and struck out 62 in 67-2/3 innings as a Brewers farmhand before this season.

VS. KERNELS: Odorizzi made the start and pitched four innings against the Kernels on April 21 at Time Warner Cable. He allowed two runs on three hits with three walks and seven strikeouts over four innings. Odorizzi left the game with the score tied 2-2 and was not involved in the decision.

VS. ANGELS: Odorizzi made an appearance against Orem, the Pioneer League affiliate of the Angels, in 2009. He allowed one run on four hits with a walk and four strikeouts over four innings. He was not involved in the decision.

INNINGS PITCHED: 6.0 (2x; Last: 7/4/09 @Great Falls)
STRIKEOUTS: 8 (2x; Last: 4/16/10 @Burlington)

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