Jimmy Herget

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Jimmy Herget
Cincinnati Reds – No. 49
Born: (1993-09-09) September 9, 1993 (age 26)
Tampa, Florida
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
July 7, 2019, for the Cincinnati Reds
MLB statistics
(through September 25, 2019)
Win–loss record0–0
Earned run average4.26

Jimmy Matthew Herget (born September 9, 1993) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds of Major League Baseball (MLB).


Herget attended Jefferson High School in Tampa, Florida and was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 40th round of the 2012 MLB draft. He did not sign with the Braves and played college baseball at the University of South Florida.[1][2] In 2015, as a junior, he went 10-3 with a 2.92 ERA in 17 games (16 starts).[3] After his junior year, Herget was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 22nd round of the 2015 MLB draft.[4]

Herget made his professional debut with the Billings Mustangs and spent all of 2015 there, pitching to a 3-0 record and 3.20 ERA in 24 relief appearances. In 2016, he played for the Daytona Tortugas[5] where he compiled a 4-4 record, 1.78 ERA, and 83 strikeouts in 60.2 innings pitched, and in 2017, he played for both the Pensacola Blue Wahoos and Louisville Bats, pitching to a combined 4-4 record and 2.90 ERA in 52 relief appearances.[6] He spent 2018 back with Louisville, going 1-3 with a 3.47 ERA in fifty relief appearances.[7]

The Reds added Herget to their 40-man roster after the 2018 season.[8] He returned to Louisville to begin 2019.

On July 1, 2019, the Reds promoted Herget to the major leagues.[9] He made his debut on July 7, allowing 3 runs over ​23 innings pitched.[10]


  1. ^ "Bulls Beat: Jefferson's Herget fitting in just fine at USF". tbo.com. April 11, 2013. Retrieved June 21, 2017.
  2. ^ "Herget's last hurrah? | Tampa Bay Times". Tampabay.com. May 18, 2015. Retrieved June 21, 2017.
  3. ^ Smith, Ryan T. (June 9, 2015). "Go Get 'Em, Jimmy Herget". The Daily Stampede.
  4. ^ "Reds draft USF's Jimmy Herget | Tampa Bay Times". Tampabay.com. June 9, 2015. Retrieved June 21, 2017.
  5. ^ Topkin, Marc. "Former USF, Jefferson pitcher is an all-star in Florida State League | Tampa Bay Times". Tampabay.com. Retrieved June 21, 2017.
  6. ^ "Jimmy Herget Stats, Highlights, Bio - MiLB.com Stats - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". MiLB.com. Retrieved March 25, 2018.
  7. ^ "Jimmy Herget Stats, Highlights, Bio - MiLB.com Stats - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". Retrieved October 16, 2018.
  8. ^ "Cincinnati Reds add Jimmy Herget to 40-man roster ahead of Rule 5 Draft deadline". Cincinnati.com. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  9. ^ David Jablonski (July 1, 2019). "Reds make roster move in bullpen before start of series vs. Brewers". Springfield News-Sun. Retrieved July 1, 2019.
  10. ^ Mark Sheldon (July 7, 2019). "Reds' momentum stalled by series loss to Tribe". MLB.com. Retrieved July 8, 2019.

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