Jake McGee

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Jake McGee
Jake McGee on May 11, 2012.jpg
McGee with the Tampa Bay Rays
Tampa Bay Rays – No. 57
Born: (1986-08-06) August 6, 1986 (age 29)
San Jose, California
Bats: Left Throws: Left
MLB debut
September 14, 2010 for the Tampa Bay Rays
MLB statistics
(through July 28, 2015)
Win–loss record 20–9
Earned run average 2.70
Strikeouts 305
Saves 25

Jacob Daniel "Jake" McGee, nicknamed "Uncle Jake McGee", (born August 6, 1986) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays of Major League Baseball.


McGee attended Edward C. Reed High School in Sparks, Nevada.[1] McGee was selected by Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the fifth round (135th overall) of the 2004 Major League Baseball Draft.[2]

McGee made his minor league debut in 2004, and spent 2004 and 2005 with the Princeton Devil Rays and the Hudson Valley Renegades. In 2006, McGee spent the year with the Southwest Michigan Devil Rays. He played with both the Vero Beach Devil Rays and the Montgomery Biscuits in 2007. he spent the entire 2008 with the Montgomery Biscuits, going 6–4 with 3.94 ERA.

McGee is now on the Rays 40-man roster. He was rated by Baseball America as the third-best organizational prospect for Tampa Bay Rays and 15th overall MLB prospect in 2008. In 2007, he was ranked 5th in the Rays' organization and 37th overall in all of baseball.[3]

McGee earned the nickname "Clockhands" in spring training before the 2005 season due to his unconventional windup.[citation needed]

McGee had Tommy John surgery on July 8, 2008.[4]

McGee was promoted to the major leagues for the first time on September 14, 2010.[5] He made his major league debut that night against the New York Yankees, walking three batters and striking out Derek Jeter for his first major league strikeout.


  1. ^ "Top Prospects: Player Profile". Web.minorleaguebaseball.com. Retrieved September 14, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Jake McGee Pitching Statistics". The Baseball Cube. Retrieved September 14, 2010. 
  3. ^ Ballew, Bill (November 12, 2008). "Prospects: Rankings: Organization Top 10 Prospects: Tampa Bay Rays: Top 10 Prospects". BaseballAmerica.com. Retrieved September 14, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Rays' Percival fumes over catwalk-aided double – St. Petersburg Times". Tampabay.com. Retrieved September 14, 2010. 
  5. ^ Associated, The (September 14, 2010). "The Canadian Press: Rays call up lefty Jake McGee, send right-hander Mike Ekstrom to minors". Google.com. Retrieved September 14, 2010. 

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