Jeff Beliveau

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Jeff Beliveau
Jeff Beliveau on August 28, 2014.jpg
Beliveau with the Tampa Bay Rays
Toronto Blue Jays
Pitcher
Born: (1987-01-17) January 17, 1987 (age 30)
Johnston, Rhode Island
Bats: Left Throws: Left
MLB debut
July 22, 2012, for the Chicago Cubs
MLB statistics
(through 2015 season)
Win-loss record 1–0
Earned run average 4.00
Strikeouts 47
Teams
Beliveau during his tenure with the Chicago Cubs in 2012

Jeffrey Ryan Beliveau (born January 17, 1987) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Toronto Blue Jays organization. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Chicago Cubs and Tampa Bay Rays. Prior to beginning his professional career, he played college baseball at Florida Atlantic University and the College of Charleston. Beliveau has also competed for the United States national baseball team.

High school and college[edit]

Beliveau attended Bishop Hendricken High School in Warwick, Rhode Island. Originally an outfielder, Beliveau tried out for the team as a pitcher between his junior and senior seasons. As a senior in 2005, Beliveau had a 10-0 win–loss record with a 0.71 earned run average (ERA), which saw him named the Gatorade High School Player of the Year for Rhode Island.[1]

He then enrolled at College of Charleston, where he played college baseball for the College of Charleston Cougars baseball team in the Southern Conference of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's (NCAA) Division I.[1] In two years at College of Charleston, Beliveau had a 9-5 record, and the team reached the Super Regionals in 2006.[2] Later that summer, he played for the Newport Gulls of the NECBL, compiling a 2-0 record with a 1.25 ERA and helping the Gulls to an NECBL record 32-10 season. He transferred Florida Atlantic University for his junior season in 2008, where he played for the Florida Atlantic Owls baseball team in the Sun Belt Conference. Beliveau led all Owls pitchers with 78 strikeouts in 76 23 innings pitched.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Chicago Cubs[edit]

The Chicago Cubs drafted Beliveau in the 18th round (551st overall) of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft.[1] After Beliveau signed with the Cubs, he appeared in one game for the Arizona League Cubs in the Rookie-level Arizona League, before receiving a promotion to the Boise Hawks of the Class-A Short Season Northwest League.[1] In 2008, he had a combined 2-1 record, a 2.80 ERA, 52 strikeouts and 28 walks in 35 13 innings.[1] Beliveau joined the Peoria Chiefs of the Class-A Midwest League in 2009, earning a promotion to the Daytona Cubs of the Class-A Advanced Florida State League in 2010. Beliveau pitched for Daytona and the Tennessee Smokies of the Double-A Southern League in 2011. The Cubs added Beliveau to the 40 man roster after the 2011 season to protect him from the Rule 5 draft.[3] Beliveau made his major league debut with the Cubs in 2012. The Cubs designated him for assignment after the season.

Tampa Bay Rays[edit]

Beliveau was claimed by the Texas Rangers, who optioned him to the Round Rock Express of the Triple-A Pacific Coast League for the start of the 2013 season. After designating him for assignment, the Rangers traded him to the Tampa Bay Rays on April 16.[4]

On August 27, 2013, Beliveau was recalled by the Rays from the Triple-A Durham Bulls. He did not get into any games before being optioned to the Double-A Montgomery Biscuits on August 29. He was recalled on September 21 after an 18-inning game against the Baltimore Orioles. In 2014, Beliveau made 30 relief appearances and posted a 2.63 ERA and 28 strikeouts in 24 innings.[5] In 2015, he made five appearances for Tampa and pitched to a 13.50 ERA.[5]

Baltimore Orioles[edit]

Beliveau signed a minor league contract with the Baltimore Orioles in December 2015.[6] He spent the 2016 season with the Advanced-A Frederick Keys and the Double-A Bowie Baysox, where he pitched to a combined 4–0 record, 2.54 ERA, and 66 strikeouts in 4923 innings.[7]

Toronto Blue Jays[edit]

On December 15, 2016, Beliveau signed a minor league contract with the Toronto Blue Jays that included an invitation to spring training.[8]

International career[edit]

Jeff Beliveau
Medal record
Men’s baseball
Representing  United States
Pan American Games
Silver medal – second place 2011 Guadalajara National team

After the 2011 seasaon, Beliveau played for the United States national baseball team in the 2011 Baseball World Cup and the 2011 Pan American Games, winning the silver medal.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Big benefits to being left-handed - Peoria, IL - pjstar.com
  2. ^ "Super regional preview". USA TODAY. June 9, 2006. 
  3. ^ Sullivan, Paul (November 18, 2011). "Cubs add Vitters, Szczur to 40-man roster". Chicago Tribune. 
  4. ^ http://www.kcentv.com/story/21994364/texas-rangers-trade-lhp-jeff-beliveau-to-tampa-bay-for-cash-considerations
  5. ^ a b "Jeff Beliveau Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved December 15, 2016. 
  6. ^ Schmuck, Peter (February 20, 2016). "Orioles bullpen candidate Jeff Beliveau says his shoulder rehab is all but complete". baltimoresun.com. Retrieved December 15, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Jeff Beliveau Register Statistics & History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved December 15, 2016. 
  8. ^ Holmyard, Braydon (December 15, 2016). "Report: Blue Jays sign left-handed pitcher Jeff Beliveau". Sportsnet. Retrieved December 15, 2016. 
  9. ^ Emrich, Robert (October 26, 2011). "Van Ostrand, Canada take Pan Am gold | The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". Minor League Baseball. Retrieved January 12, 2012. 

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