Jason Hursh

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Jason Hursh
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Hursh with the Mississippi Braves
Atlanta Braves
Born: (1991-10-02) October 2, 1991 (age 24)
Carrollton, Texas
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Not to be confused with Jason Hirsh.

Jason Brewster Hursh (born October 2, 1991) is an American professional baseball pitcher. He plays in Minor League Baseball as a member of the Atlanta Braves' organization.


Hursh attended Trinity Christian Academy in Addison, Texas. After graduating, the Pittsburgh Pirates selected Hursh in the sixth round of the 2010 Major League Baseball (MLB) Draft. Hursh decided not to sign, instead enrolling at Oklahoma State University–Stillwater, to play college baseball for the Oklahoma State Cowboys baseball team.[1] He underwent Tommy John surgery in his sophomore year. As a junior, Hursh pitched to a 6-5 win–loss record with a 2.79 earned run average (ERA) in 16 games started. He was named to the All-Big 12 Conference second team.[2]

The Atlanta Braves selected Hursh with the 31st overall selection in the 2013 MLB Draft.[2] Hursh signed with the Braves, receiving a $1.7 million signing bonus, and was assigned to the Rome Braves of the Class A South Atlantic League.[3] With Rome, Hursh had a 0.67 ERA.[4] Hursh began the 2014 season with the Mississippi Braves of the Class AA Southern League.[5] Hursh spent the entire season there, making 26 starts and one relief appearance, with a 3.58 ERA. Hursh spent most of the 2015 season with Mississippi, appearing in 25 games. He made 15 starts and ten relief appearances with a 5.14 ERA, before being promoted to the Triple A Gwinnett Braves.


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