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April 16, 1979 |
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|September 3, 2002 for the Florida Marlins|
|Last MLB appearance|
|July 25, 2004 for the Florida Marlins|
|Earned run average||6.13|
Justin Morgan Wayne (born April 16, 1979, in Honolulu, Hawaii) is a former American professional baseball pitcher. Wayne is from Honolulu, Hawaii, and an alumnus of Punahou School (the high school that Barack Obama attended).
At Stanford University, where he was an Economics major, as a freshman in 1998, Wayne went 6–0 with 6 saves while working exclusively out of the bullpen. After the season, Wayne was named 1st-team Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball, 2nd team Freshman All-American by The Sporting News, and honorable mention All-Pac-10.
In 1999, as a sophomore, Wayne had a perfect 10–0 record as a starter (he started all 21 games in which he appeared), striking out 135 batters in 118 innings. He helped lead the Cardinal to the College World Series, where they finished in 3rd place.
Wayne was an All-American pitcher in 2000, as he led Stanford to the College World Series final. He finished the 2000 season with a 15–4 record and a 3.21 ERA. Wayne was named co-Pac-10 Pitcher of the Year.
Tied for first in Stanford's history with 363 career strikeouts, Wayne is also in the school's top 10 for wins (31), won-loss percentage (.861, at 31–5), innings pitched (342.1), and strikeouts per 9 innings (9.54).
Minor league career
Wayne was first drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 9th round of the 1997 Major League Baseball Draft, but did not sign. He was then a 1st round pick (5th overall) by the Montreal Expos in the 2000 Major League Baseball Draft, and signed, deciding to forego his senior year.
Pitching for the Portland Sea Dogs in 2002, he was voted the Eastern League's Pitcher of the Week for the week ending July 28 after tossing a complete game two-hit shutout against the Bowie Baysox, striking out six batters and not walking anybody in the 2–0 win. Pitching at Harrisurg, where he spent most of the season, he went 5–2 with a 2.37 ERA in 17 starts, giving up only 6.75 hits per 9 innings.
In August 2006, Wayne signed with the Newark Bears of the Atlantic League. In 10 appearances, Wayne pitched 18 innings, gave up 6 earned runs, walked 17, struck out 9, won 1, lost 2, and had a 3.00 ERA. He held opponents to a .197 batting average.
Major league career
In July 2002, he was traded by the Expos with Graeme Lloyd, Mike Mordecai, Donald Levinski, and Carl Pavano to the Florida Marlins for Cliff Floyd, Wilton Guerrero, Claudio Vargas, and cash. He debuted in the major leagues in 2002 at the age of 22. In 2002, over 23.2 innings opposing hitters batted .244 against him. He held batters to a .154 batting average in tie games.
From 2002–2004, Wayne was 5–8 for the Marlins, while he held batters to a .048 batting average and .095 slugging percentage with 2 outs and runners in scoring position.
In May 2005, he signed as a free agent with the Kansas City Royals. The following month, they released him before he saw any action.
For his major league career through 2007, he held batters to only 1 hit in 25 plate appearances with 2 out and runners in scoring position.
Wayne is Jewish and majored in economics at Stanford.
His brother, Hawkeye, played baseball at Columbia and signed with the Seattle Mariners after being drafted in the 11th round of the 1999 Major League Baseball Draft. Their father, Jeffrey, played baseball at SUNY Buffalo.
- Baseball Reference stats
- Baseball Cube stats
- Fangraphs major league stats
- BR Bullpen profile
- Stanford bio
- Jewish Virtual Library bio
- "The Jewish Boys of Summer- Jewish Players in 2005," 4/14/05
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- "Justin Wayne". Jewishvirtuallibrary.org. Retrieved January 9, 2011.
- "Justin Wayne Career Pitching Splits". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved January 9, 2011.