Drew Pomeranz

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Drew Pomeranz
Drew Pomeranz on August 17, 2015.jpg
Pomeranz with the Oakland Athletics
Oakland Athletics – No. 13
Starting pitcher
Born: (1988-11-22) November 22, 1988 (age 27)
Collierville, Tennessee
Bats: Right Throws: Left
MLB debut
September 11, 2011, for the Colorado Rockies
MLB statistics
(through 2015 season)
Win–loss record 14-24
Earned run average 4.07
Strikeouts 261

Thomas Andrew "Drew" Pomeranz (born November 22, 1988) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Oakland Athletics of Major League Baseball.

Early years[edit]

Pomeranz is from Collierville, Tennessee. Despite being selected in 12th round of the 2006 MLB Draft by the Texas Rangers, he opted to play college baseball for the University of Mississippi.[1] He also received scholarship offers from Tennessee, Memphis and Mississippi State and was recruited heavily by LSU and Alabama.[2] Pomeranz pitched the United States Collegiate National Team to a victory in the 2009 World Baseball Challenge, throwing a one-hitter in the championship game against the German national baseball team.[3]

Professional career[edit]

Cleveland Indians[edit]

Pomeranz was initially drafted by the Texas Rangers in 2007 but decided to go to college instead.[4] He was then drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the first round of the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft. He signed with the Indians on August 16, 2010, right before the deadline; his contract, which included a $2.65 million signing bonus, was the largest bonus given to a college pitcher in the draft that year.

He was considered one of the top 50 prospects in baseball in 2011.[5]

Colorado Rockies[edit]

On July 31, 2011 Pomeranz, Alex White, Joe Gardner, and Matt McBride were traded to the Colorado Rockies for Ubaldo Jiménez.[6] He made his Major League debut when he started and pitched five scoreless innings to pick up the win against the Cincinnati Reds on September 11, 2011. He made 4 starts in September 2011, finishing 1-2 with a 5.40 ERA.

On May 7, 2012, Pomeranz hit his first career home run.

Oakland Athletics[edit]

On December 10, 2013, Pomeranz, along with minor league pitcher Chris Jensen, was traded to the Oakland Athletics for pitcher Brett Anderson.[7] Pomeranz began 2014 as a member of the A's bullpen, where he made 9 appearances, going 1-1 with a 1.98 ERA in 13.2 innings, before being moved to the rotation on May 9 to replace the struggling Dan Straily.[8] Pomeranz didn't give up a run in the rotation until his 4th start, on May 25, giving Oakland three 5-inning starts of shutout ball before.[9] He made 8 starts, going 4-3 with a 3.21 ERA, striking out 37 in 42 innings, before fracturing his non-throwing hand by punching a wooden chair after giving up 8 runs in 3.2 innings against the Rangers on June 16.[10] Brad Mills took his spot in the rotation as Pomeranz went on the disabled list.[11] He was recalled from the Sacramento River Cats on August 27 for a start against the Houston Astros.[12] He was optioned to the Beloit Snappers the next day.

Pomeranz threw a 12-0 shutout in his first start in 2015.


His brother, Stuart Pomeranz, was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the second round of the 2003 MLB Draft. Drew and Stuart are the great grandsons of former professional football and baseball player, Garland Buckeye.[13]


  1. ^ Six-Foot-Five Drew Pomeranz Opts For Baseball Over Basketball, Becomes Top-Five Pick WaitingForNextYear.com
  2. ^ Porter, Yancy (September 13, 2006). "Rebs commit Louisville Slugger All-American". Scout.com. Retrieved 3 November 2015. 
  3. ^ "Prince George: Team USA one-hits Germany to win World Baseball Challenge". Mister Baseball. July 27, 2009. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  4. ^ "2010 MLB Draft". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on November 7, 2012. Retrieved August 17, 2011. 
  5. ^ J. J. Cooper (July 7, 2011). "Midseason Top 50 Prospects List". Baseball America. Archived from the original on October 9, 2012. Retrieved August 17, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Ubaldo Jimenez traded to Indians". ESPN.com. Associated Press. August 1, 2011. Archived from the original on November 11, 2012. Retrieved August 17, 2011. 
  7. ^ He is projected to fill the slot vacated by Jerry Blevens Twitter / Rockies: #Rockies acquire LHP Brett Anderson and cash from @Athletics for LHP Drew Pomeranz and RHP Chris Jensen. Retrieved December 10, 2013
  8. ^ Slusser, Susan (May 9, 2014). "A’s put Ryan Cook on DL, send Dan Straily to Sacramento". San Francisco Chronicle. Archived from the original on July 14, 2014. Retrieved June 17, 2014. 
  9. ^ Slusser, Susan (May 25, 2014). "Toronto sweeps A’s, Pomeranz’s scoreless streak ends". San Francisco Gate. Archived from the original on July 14, 2014. Retrieved June 17, 2014. 
  10. ^ Lee, Jane (June 17, 2014). "Pomeranz to the DL; Scribner called up". Twitter. Retrieved June 17, 2014. 
  11. ^ Snyder, Matt (June 17, 2014). "A's place Drew Pomeranz on DL with fractured right hand". CBS Sports. Archived from the original on July 14, 2014. Retrieved June 17, 2014. 
  12. ^ Lee, Jane (August 27, 2014). "Pomeranz prepared for pivotal start in Houston". MLB.com. Archived from the original on September 1, 2014. Retrieved August 27, 2014. 
  13. ^ Garland Buckeye, Baseball Reference. http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/buckega01.shtml

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