July 25, 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 took a no decision against the Great Lakes Loons at Time Warner Cable Field on July 17. He allowed four runs on four hits (including three solo homers) over six innings. Odorizzi walked three, struck out seven, and was in line for the win. But, the Loons scored twice in the top of the ninth to beat the Rattlers 6-5.

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. SOUTH BEND: Odorizzi has never faced the Silver Hawks before today.

VS. DIAMONDBACKS: Odorizzi went 0-2 in two starts against Missoula, the Pioneer League affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2009. On June 24, he allowed five runs on six hits and three walks over four innings pitched. On July 3, Odorizzi allowed seven runs on seven hits and a walk without retiring a batter.

INNINGS PITCHED: 7.0 (5/25 @Kane County)
STRIKEOUTS: 10 (6/26/10 v. Burlington)

............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
..@CLN*.Win...5.0 4 1 0..1..5 3.68
..BUR*..Win...6.0 4 0 0..0.10 3.34
7/1...@BUR*.......7.0 8 1 1..1..8 3.14
7/11..BUR...Win...7.0 4 0 0..2..9 2.86
7/17..GL*.........6.0 4 4 4..3..7.3.08

+-Second game of a doubleheader

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