Pomeranz with the Oakland Athletics
|San Diego Padres – No. 13|
November 22, 1988 |
|September 11, 2011, for the Colorado Rockies|
(through 2015 season)
|Earned run average||4.07|
Thomas Andrew "Drew" Pomeranz (born November 22, 1988) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has previously played in MLB for the Colorado Rockies and Oakland Athletics.
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. He also received scholarship offers from Tennessee, Memphis and Mississippi State and was recruited heavily by LSU and Alabama. 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. He finished the tournament with a 4-1 record, and 1.75 ERA, while also leading the team with 48 strikeouts.
Pomeranz was initially drafted by the Texas Rangers in 2007 but decided to go to college instead. 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.
On July 31, 2011 Pomeranz, Alex White, Joe Gardner, and Matt McBride were traded to the Colorado Rockies for Ubaldo Jiménez. 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.
On December 10, 2013, Pomeranz, along with minor league pitcher Chris Jensen, was traded to the Oakland Athletics for pitcher Brett Anderson. 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. 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. 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. Brad Mills took his spot in the rotation as Pomeranz went on the disabled list. He was recalled from the Sacramento River Cats on August 27 for a start against the Houston Astros. He was optioned to the Beloit Snappers the next day.
Pomeranz threw a 12-0 shutout in his first start in 2015.
San Diego Padres
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.
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