Jack Egbert

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Jack Egbert
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Egbert with the Chicago White Sox
Free agent
Born: (1983-05-12) May 12, 1983 (age 32)
Staten Island, New York
Bats: Left Throws: Right
MLB debut
April 21, 2009, for the Chicago White Sox
MLB statistics
(through 2012 season)
Win–loss record 0–0
Earned run average 21.60
Strikeouts 0

Jack Egbert (born May 12, 1983) is a Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher who is currently a free agent. He has played for the Chicago White Sox and New York Mets.



A graduate of Rutgers University, in which he was a starting pitcher for them, he was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 13th round (389th overall) of the 2004 MLB Draft.

In 1995, Egbert led the Rutherford Little League National League in runs scored with 28 and nine stolen bases. To go along with these offensive stats Egbert also had a 1–1 record with a 1.61 ERA with 88 strikeouts in 37.1 innings.

Chicago White Sox[edit]

Egbert began his professional career for the Rookie League Great Falls White Sox in 2004. In 17 games, in which he started nine, he had a 3.37 ERA with a 4–1 record.

In 2005, Egbert played for the Single-A Kannapolis Intimidators. He made 24 starts in 30 games and went 10–5 with a 3.12 ERA. His four complete games were second in the South Atlantic League and he led the league with three shutouts.

In 2006, Egbert played for the Single-A Winston-Salem Warthogs and the Double-A Birmingham Barons. For the Warthogs, Egbert led the team in games started (25), innings pitched (14023), strikeouts (120), and was also second in wins (9). With the Barons, he played in 4 games, all starts and had an 0–2 record despite an 0.86 ERA.

Egbert played the entire 2007 season for the Barons. He led the Barons in wins (12), innings pitched (16123), and was second in strikeouts (165). Egbert was also a midseason All-Star.

On November 20, 2007, the White Sox purchased his contract, protecting him from the Rule 5 Draft.

Egbert made his major league debut on April 21, 2009. After two appearances featuring 8 earned runs in 2.2 innings pitched, he was optioned back to the Triple-A Charlotte Knights of the International League on April 25, 2009.

New York Mets[edit]

On September 25, 2009, Egbert was claimed off of waivers by the New York Mets. He was designated for assignment on February 9, 2010. Egbert sat out the entire 2010 season due to Tommy John surgery. On May 25, 2012, Egbert was called up to New York, and Robert Carson was sent down to take his place. Egbert was 2–3 with a 2.08 ERA in 17 games with Triple-A Buffalo to begin the 2012 season. On October 6, 2012 Egbert elected free agency.[1]


Egbert is from Rutherford, New Jersey.


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