Teaford in 2012
|Kansas City Royals – No. 25|
May 15, 1984 |
|Bats: Left||Throws: Left|
|May 17, 2011 for the Kansas City Royals|
(through 2012 season)
|Earned run average||4.27|
Everett James Teaford (born May 15, 1984) is a baseball pitcher currently with the Kansas City Royals.
Prior to playing professionally, Teaford attended Centennial High School in Roswell, Georgia, USA and then Georgia Southern University. He was drafted by the Royals in the 12th round of the 2006 amateur draft and began his professional career that season.
Teaford played for the Idaho Falls Chukars in 2006, going 5–1 with a 3.71 ERA in 15 games (12 starts). He pitched for the Burlington Bees in 2007, posting a 6–8 record with a 4.68 ERA in 27 games (21 starts). In 2008, Teaford pitched for the Wilmington Blue Rocks and went 8–6 with a 3.80 ERA in 28 games (23 starts). He split 2009 between the Blue Rocks and Northwest Arkansas Naturals, going 10–8 with a 3.91 ERA in 27 starts. In 2010, he went 14–4 with a 3.82 ERA in 28 games (13 starts) for the Naturals and Omaha Royals. He struck out 117 batters in 103 2/3 innings.
On August 3, 2011, Teaford earned his first major league save in a 6–2 Royals victory over the Baltimore Orioles.
Teaford has a wide variety of pitches: he throws a four-seam fastball (89–92 mph), a two-seam fastball (89–91), a cutter (87–89), a curveball (79–81), and a changeup (83–86). He has also experimented with a slider.
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- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or Baseball-Reference, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)