Jay Voss

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Jay Voss
Free agent
Born: (1987-04-22) April 22, 1987 (age 27)
Breese, Illinois
Bats: Left Throws: Left

Jay C. Voss (born (1987-04-22)April 22, 1987) is a professional baseball player who is a free agent. He was selected in the eighth round of the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft by the Florida Marlins. He attended Mater Dei High School and Kaskaskia College.[1]

In 2007 Voss made his professional debut with the Short-Season Jamestown Jammers. He was 0–7 with 35 strikeouts and a 7.63 earned run average in 15 games—11 of them starts.[2]

Voss spent the 2008 season with the Class-A Greensboro Grasshoppers of the South Atlantic League.[2] After 11 starts, Voss was moved to the bullpen to become a relief pitcher on July 19. He went 2–5 with a 7.24 ERA as a starter and 1–1 with a 4.15 ERA in 15 relief appearances. He went a total 3–6 with a 6.39 ERA with 55 strikeouts in 69 innings pitched.

In 2009 Voss split the season between the Class-A Advanced Jupiter Hammerheads and the Double-A Jacksonville Suns. He went 0–1 with 10 strikeouts and a 2.03 ERA in 10 games with Jupiter. With Jacksonville, Voss went 3–0 with 36 strikeouts and a 2.97 ERA in 30 games. Voss went a combined 3–1 with 46 strikeouts and a 2.72 ERA in 49⅔ innings pitched.[1][2][3] After the 2009 season Voss was assigned to the Mesa Solar Sox of the Arizona Fall League.[4]

On March 30, 2010, Voss was traded to the Detroit Tigers for Nate Robertson and cash considerations.[3] As of June 10, 2011, Voss was pitching for the Tigers' Double-A affiliate, the Erie Seawolves.[2] Voss underwent Tommy John surgery in May, 2012.[5]

In December, 2012 the St. Louis Cardinals selected Voss in the Rule 5 draft.[5]


  1. ^ a b Rodriguez, Juan C. (March 6, 2010). "Voss looks to follow former battery mate to majors". South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved June 11, 2001. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Jay Voss". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved June 11, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Tigers acquire LHP Voss for Robertson". ESPN. Associated Press. March 31, 2010. Retrieved June 11, 2011. 
  4. ^ Gonzalez, Alden (August 25, 2009). "Marlins prospects named to AFL squad". MLB.com. Retrieved June 11, 2011. 
  5. ^ a b Langosch, Jenifer (6 December 2012). "Cardinals achieve top objective at Winter Meetings". MLB.com via Cardinals team website. Retrieved 7 December 2012. 

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