Johnny Hellweg

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John Hellweg
Johnny Hellweg on April 4, 2014.jpg
Hellweg pitching for the Nashville Sounds, Triple-A affiliates of the Brewers, in 2014
New Jersey Jackals – No. 29
Born: (1988-10-29) October 29, 1988 (age 28)
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
June 28, 2013, for the Milwaukee Brewers
MLB statistics
(through 2015 season)
Win–loss record 1–4
Earned run average 6.75
Strikeouts 9

John David Hellweg (born October 29, 1988) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the New Jersey Jackals of the Canadian American Baseball League. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Milwaukee Brewers.


Hellweg attended St. Dominic High School in O'Fallon, Missouri, and Florida State College at Jacksonville. The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim selected Hellweg in the 16th round of the 2008 MLB Draft. The Angels traded Hellweg, Jean Segura, and Ariel Peña to the Milwaukee Brewers for Zack Greinke on July 27, 2012.[1][2]

The Brewers promoted Hellweg to the majors for the first time on June 26, 2013.[3] Hellweg made his Major League debut on June 28, 2013 against the Pittsburgh Pirates. During his debut, he pitched only 123 innings surrendering 7 runs (all in the 2nd inning). He finished the season with a 1-4 record and an unprecedented 9/26 SO/BB ratio.

Hellweg began the 2014 season as the opening day starter for the Brewers Triple A team Nashville Sounds.[4] After 4 starts though, Hellweg would miss the remainder of the season due to injury. Hellweg would return from injury in 2015 to pitch in 16 starts between AA and A (advanced). Through his 16 minor league starts, Hellweg was 1-10 with 52 walks in 61 innings.

Hellweg was released by the San Diego Padres on July 4, 2016 after posting an ERA of over 10 in 10 games, including 6 starts.[5]

On July 8, 2016 Hellweg signed a contract with the New Jersey Jackals of the Can-Am Baseball League.

On November 16, 2016, Hellweg signed a minor league contract with the Cincinnati Reds.[6]


  1. ^ Rosiak, Todd (March 29, 2013). "Season preview - Brewers believe Jean Segura will have long stay at short". Retrieved April 22, 2013. 
  2. ^ Hoffman, Mark (July 27, 2012). "Brewers trade Zach Greinke for 3 Angels Prospects". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved July 30, 2012. 
  3. ^ Brewers place Figaro on DL, recall prospect Hellweg
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  5. ^ Todd, Jeff (July 4, 2016). "Minor MLB Transactions: 7/4/16". Retrieved July 4, 2016. 
  6. ^ Eddy, Matt (November 21, 2016). "Minor League Transactions: Nov 12-18". Retrieved November 21, 2016. 

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