June 26, 2010: Tonight'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 beat Clinton on June 16 at Alliant Energy Field. He allowed an unearned run on four hits over five innings with a walk and five strikeouts in a 7-2 Wisconsin victory.

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.

ALL-STAR ACTION: Odorizzi faced one batter in the 2010 Midwest League All-Star Game on June 22. He struck out Danny Payne of the Fort Wayne TinCaps for the second out of the inning.

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.

YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED: In five starts (and one relief appearance) by Odorizzi, the game has gone into extra innings.

VS. BURLINGTON: Odorizzi has made one start against the Bees this season. On April 16 at Community Field, he tossed five no-hit innings, walked one, and struck out eight for the win..

INNINGS PITCHED: 7.0 (5/25 @Kane County)
STRIKEOUTS: 8 (3x; Last: 5/8/10 v. Cedar Rapids)

............2010 DAY-BY-DAY
4/11..CLN...Save..4.0 1 0 0..1..4 0.00
4/16..@BUR*.Win...5.0 0 0 0..1..8 0.00
4/21..CR*.........4.0 3 2 2..3..7 1.50
4/28..@PEO..Loss..2.0 5 4 3..0..1 3.21
5/3...@BEL*.......3.0 3 5 4..5..5 4.76
5/14+.BEL*........6.0 3 1 1..2..6 3.77
..PEO*........5.0 6 4 4..2..6 4.28
..@KC*..Win...7.0 5 0 0..2..7 3.54
..@CR*........6.0 5 2 2..1..8 3.47
...@LC.........3.0 5 3 3..1..4 3.81
..BG*.........4.0 4 4 3..4..0.4.02

+-Second game of a doubleheader

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