Connor Sadzeck

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Connor Sadzeck
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Sadzeck at Dyess Air Force Base in 2019
Seattle Mariners – No. 54
Pitcher
Born: (1991-10-01) October 1, 1991 (age 27)
Crystal Lake, Illinois
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
September 1, 2018, for the Texas Rangers
MLB statistics
(through May 16, 2019)
Win–loss record0–0
Earned run average1.93
Strikeouts27
Teams

Connor William Sadzeck (born October 1, 1991) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Seattle Mariners of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Texas Rangers.

Career[edit]

Sadzeck was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 45th round of the 2010 Major League Baseball draft out of Crystal Lake Central High School in Crystal Lake, Illinois. He did not sign and attended Howard College. He was then drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 11th round of the 2011 MLB draft and signed for a $350,000 signing bonus.[1]

Minor Leagues[edit]

He made his professional debut in 2012 with the Spokane Indians and he spent the whole season there, going 1-4 with a 4.06 ERA in 15 games. He spent 2013 with the Hickory Crawdads where he compiled a 12-4 record, 2.25 ERA, and a 1.16 WHIP in 24 starts. He missed the 2014 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery.[2] Sadzeck spent 2015 with both the High Desert Mavericks and Frisco RoughRiders, posting a combined 3-2 record and 5.82 ERA in 60.1 innings pitched.

The Rangers added him to their 40-man roster after the 2015 season.[3]

In 2016, he played for Frisco where he was 10-8 with a 4.16 ERA in 25 games (23 starts), and in 2017, he once again pitched for Frisco, going 4-8 with a 6.25 ERA in 38 games (13 starts).[4] He spent the 2018 minor league season with the Round Rock Express, going 5-3 with a 4.03 ERA in 38 innings.

Texas Rangers[edit]

Sadzeck made his MLB debut on September 1, 2018.[5] He pitched in 13 major league games in 2018, posting a 0.96 ERA, 7 strikeouts, and 11 walks in 9 innings. Sadzeck used his third and final minor league option during the 2018 season.[6] On March 28, 2019, he was designated for assignment by the Rangers.[7]

Seattle Mariners[edit]

On April 1, 2019, Sadzeck was traded to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for Grant Anderson.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Connor Sadzeck". thebaseballcube.com. Retrieved February 8, 2019.
  2. ^ "Texas Rangers prospect Connor Sadzeck wrangles six hitless frames for Frisco RoughRiders – MiLB.com News – The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". MiLB.com. Retrieved February 17, 2016.
  3. ^ "Rangers set 40-man roster ahead of deadline". Texas Rangers. Retrieved February 17, 2016.
  4. ^ "Connor Sadzeck Stats, Highlights, Bio - MiLB.com Stats - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". MiLB.com. Retrieved May 4, 2018.
  5. ^ "Connor Sadzeck brought his specialty to his special Rangers' debut".
  6. ^ "Inbox: Which Rangers are out of options?". mlb.com. Retrieved February 17, 2019.
  7. ^ Blake, John (March 28, 2019). "Connor Sadzeck DFA". twitter.com. Retrieved March 28, 2019.
  8. ^ Todd, Jeff (April 1, 2019). "Mariners Acquire Connor Sadzeck". mlbtraderumors.com. Retrieved April 1, 2019.

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