James Avery (baseball)

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James Avery
Free agent
Born: (1984-06-10) June 10, 1984 (age 32)
Maple Creek, Saskatchewan, Canada
Bats: Right Throws: Right

James Avery (born June 10, 1984 in Maple Creek, Saskatchewan, Canada[1]) is a Minor League Baseball player who is a free agent. He was also a competitor for Canada in baseball at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.[2] Avery played college baseball at Niagara University.[3]

Professional career[edit]

Cincinnati Reds[edit]

Avery went 1-2 over 11 appearances, seven starts, split between the Rookie-League Gulf Coast Reds and Class-A Dayton Dragons of the Midwest League in 2005.

He spent majority of the 2006 season with Class-A Advanced Sarasota Reds, where he went 8-8 with a 4.43 ERA over 26 starts. He compiled a 2.22 ERA over five starts in the month of August. Avery lasted a season-high 8 23 innings against Fort Myers Miracle on September 3, allowing one run on seven hits en route to eighth and final win of the season. He made his first and only Triple-A appearance on August 24, allowing four runs over four innings of work as a member of the Louisville Bats.

Avery went 11-10 with a 5.22 ERA in 27 starts for the Double-A Chattanooga Lookouts in 2007. He was named Southern League Pitcher of the Week for May 7 to 13, going 2-0 with 13 innings pitched, three earned runs a 2.08 ERA with seven strikeouts.

With the Lookouts in 2008 he struck out season-high seven and allowed one earned run over six innings for his best outing of the year on May 3. He started all 24 games he appeared in and finished 7-8.


  1. ^ Profile at MiLB.com. Accessed August 13, 2008.
  2. ^ Olympic baseball team gets approval for James Avery. The Canadian Press August 1, 2008. Accessed August 13, 2008.
  3. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=avery-001jam

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