Doyle with the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks
November 2, 1985 |
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John Terry Doyle (born November 2, 1985) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Atlanta Braves organization. Prior to beginning his professional career in minor league baseball with the Chicago White Sox of Major League Baseball and the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks of Nippon Professional Baseball, he played college baseball for the Boston College Eagles.
Doyle attended Salem High School in Salem, New Hampshire, where he was twice named The Eagle-Tribune's Player of the Year. He then attended Boston College, where he played college baseball for the Boston College Eagles baseball team. The Los Angeles Dodgers selected Doyle in the 2007 Major League Baseball (MLB) Draft, but he returned to college for his senior year to improve his draft stock. While in college, he pitched in collegiate summer baseball for the Yarmouth–Dennis Red Sox of the Cape Cod Baseball League.
After pitching to a 5.87 earned run average (ERA) over 69 innings pitched for the Eagles in his senior season, the Chicago White Sox drafted Doyle in the 37th round of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft. For the Winston-Salem Dash of the Class A-Advanced Carolina League and Birmingham Barons of the Class AA Southern League in 2011, Doyle had a 3.07 ERA and 122 strikeouts with only 33 walks in 173 innings. He pitched for the Mesa Solar Sox in the Arizona Fall League after the 2011 season.
The Minnesota Twins selected Doyle from the White Sox in the 2011 Rule 5 draft. However, he struggled with the Twins during spring training in 2012, and was returned to the White Sox. In June 2012, after pitching to a 6–3 win–loss record with a 2.83 ERA for the Charlotte Knights of the Class AAA International League, the White Sox released Doyle to allow him to pitch in Nippon Professional Baseball for the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks.
On November 9, 2012, Doyle signed a minor league deal with the Boston Red Sox that included an invitation to spring training. Doyle signed a minor league deal with the Chicago White Sox in January 2014. He signed a minor league deal with the Atlanta Braves on June 2, 2014.
Doyle's fastball does not have great velocity. As a result, he throws his two-seam fastball more often than his four-seam fastball. He also has a curveball, slider, and changeup. Doyle relies on control of his pitches.
Doyle majored in math at Boston College. Due to dermatitis, Doyle returned to college in his senior year to obtain his teaching credentials. During the offseason, Doyle works as a substitute teacher. He rotates between three high schools in Warwick, Rhode Island.
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