Anthony Misiewicz

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Anthony Misiewicz
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Misiewicz at Michigan State in 2015
St. Louis Cardinals – No. 72
Born: (1994-11-01) November 1, 1994 (age 28)
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Bats: Right
Throws: Left
MLB debut
July 24, 2020, for the Seattle Mariners
MLB statistics
(through 2022 season)
Win–loss record6–9
Earned run average4.43

Anthony Misiewicz (/mɪˈsɛvɪ/ mih-SEV-itch;[1] born November 1, 1994) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has previously played in MLB for the Seattle Mariners and Kansas City Royals.


Amateur career[edit]

Misiewicz graduated from Anchor Bay High School in Fair Haven, Michigan. He attended Michigan State University, where he played college baseball for the Michigan State Spartans. In 2015, his junior year, he had a 5–4 win–loss record with a 3.80 earned run average (ERA) in 18 games (eight games started).[2] After the season, he briefly played collegiate summer baseball with the Cotuit Kettleers of the Cape Cod Baseball League.[3]

Seattle Mariners[edit]

The Seattle Mariners selected Misiewicz in the 18th round of the 2015 MLB draft.[4] He signed with the Mariners for a $70,000 signing bonus rather than returning to Michigan State for his senior year.[5]

After signing, Misiewicz made his professional debut with the Everett AquaSox, going 3–2 with a 2.14 ERA in 46+13 innings pitched. In 2016, he pitched for the Bakersfield Blaze, compiling a 7–10 record with a 4.79 ERA in 29 starts.[6] He began 2017 with Modesto Nuts before being promoted to the Arkansas Travelers.

Tampa Bay Rays[edit]

On August 6, 2017, the Mariners traded Misiewicz, Luis Rengifo, and a player to be named later to the Tampa Bay Rays for Mike Marjama and Ryan Garton.[7] He was assigned to the Montgomery Biscuits. In 28 total starts between Modesto, Arkansas, and Montgomery, he went 11–6 with a 4.51 ERA.

Second stint with Mariners[edit]

After the season, the Mariners reacquired Misiewicz from the Rays for an international signing bonus slot.[8] In 2018, he returned to play for Arkansas, pitching to a 3–12 record and 5.51 ERA in 21 starts. He missed nearly a month during the season due to injury. Misiewicz began 2019 with Arkansas before being promoted to the Tacoma Rainers. Over 26 games (24 starts), he went 9–8 with a 4.59 ERA, striking out 125 over 131+13 innings.

On July 24, 2020, Misiewicz made his major league debut against the Houston Astros, giving up one run in one inning.[9] For the season, he was 0–2 with a 4.05 ERA.[10] On July 31, 2022, Misiewicz was designated for assignment.

Kansas City Royals[edit]

On August 1, 2022, Misiewicz was traded to the Kansas City Royals for cash considerations.[11] He appeared in 15 games for the Royals down the stretch, logging a 1-1 record and 4.11 ERA with 19 strikeouts in 15.1 innings pitched.

On February 3, 2023, Misiewicz was designated for assignment by Kansas City after the signing of Zack Greinke was made official.[12]

St Louis Cardinals[edit]

On February 8, 2023, Misiewicz was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for cash considerations.[13] Misiewicz was optioned to the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds to begin the 2023 season.[14]


  1. ^ Game Notes: Seattle Mariners (51–45) v. Oakland Athletics (55–42); Thursday, July 22, 2021; T-Mobile Park; Game #97 (51–45); Home #50 (29–20) (pronunciation on page 3). Retrieved April 11, 2022.
  2. ^ "Six Spartans Selected on the Final Day of the 2015 MLB Draft". Michigan State University Athletics.
  3. ^ "Anthony Misiewicz - Profile". Retrieved May 6, 2020.
  4. ^ "MSU baseball sets school record with eight players drafted". SpartanTailgate.
  5. ^ "Misiewicz skips senior year at MSU, signs with Seattle Mariners". June 18, 2015. Retrieved June 2, 2019.
  6. ^ Dutton, Bob (May 9, 2017). "M's notebook: Hamstring issue keeps Cruz out of outfield".
  7. ^ "Luis Rengifo packaged in trade to Rays | LumberKings". August 6, 2017. Retrieved June 2, 2019.
  8. ^ "Mariners acquire Minor League LHP Anthony Misiewicz from Tampa Bay". December 13, 2017. Retrieved June 2, 2019.
  9. ^ "Former Spartan Anthony Misiewicz Makes MLB Debut".
  10. ^ "Anthony Misiewicz Stats".
  11. ^ "Royals acquire LHP Misiewicz from Seattle for cash -". August 2022.
  12. ^ "Royals' Anthony Misiewicz: Designated for assignment". Retrieved 2023-02-03.
  13. ^ "Cardinals' Anthony Misiewicz: Dealt to Cardinals". Retrieved 2023-02-08.
  14. ^ "Cardinals' Anthony Misiewicz: Optioned to Memphis". Retrieved 2023-03-23.

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