Nick Petree

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Nick Petree
Born: (1990-07-16) July 16, 1990 (age 28)
Sedalia, Missouri
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Nick Petree (born July 16, 1990) is a former American professional baseball pitcher, who last pitched in Minor League Baseball for the St. Louis Cardinals organization. Petree played college baseball for the Missouri State Bears, earning All-American honors in three seasons.[1]

College career[edit]

Petree enrolled at Missouri State University to play college baseball for the Missouri State Bears. After sitting out his freshman year recovering from Tommy John surgery,[1] Petree returned for the 2011 season, going 9-2 with a 2.81 earned run average (ERA), earning Freshman All-American and Missouri Valley Conference Freshman of the Year honors.[1][2][3]

As a redshirt sophomore in 2012, Petree made his mark as one of the best pitchers in college baseball, going 10-4 with 1.01 ERA, the lowest ERA in college baseball.[1][2] Petree was named the Collegiate Baseball Louisville Slugger National Player of the Year, the Missouri Valley Conference Pitcher of the Year and earned first-team All-American honors.[1][2][4] Petree was also a finalist for the Dick Howser Trophy and the Golden Spikes Award.[2][5] Petree went 10-4 with a 1.01 ERA in his redshirt junior (academic senior) season.[1]

Professional career[edit]

In May 2013, Baseball America named Petree the #259 prospect for the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft.[6] He was selected in the ninth round by the St. Louis Cardinals. Petree played a shortened season for the State College Spikes.[7] He was named the 2013 Spikes Pitcher of the Year.[8] In 2014, Petree started the season playing for the Peoria Chiefs of the Class A Midwest League.[7] On May 4, he was then called up to the Palm Beach Cardinals of the Class A Florida State League.[9] On September 1, Petree was called up to the Double-A Springfield Cardinals of the Texas League.[1][9]

Petree was the opening day starter for Springfield in 2015, pitching for both Springfield and Palm Beach during the season.[1][9] Following the season, an MRI revealed additional damage in Petree's throwing elbow, which would necessitate additional surgery.[1] On March 1, 2016, Petree retired from professional baseball. He compiled a 17-14 record with a 2.94 ERA over his minor league career.[1][9]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Connell, Jim (February 29, 2016). "25-year-old MSU legend to retire from pro baseball". Springfield News-Leader. Retrieved 2 March 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d "Nick Petree". Retrieved February 26, 2013.
  3. ^ Stanton, Phil (February 9, 2012). "Guttin gettin' it done at Missouri State". Retrieved February 26, 2013.
  4. ^ Scranton, Lyndal (February 14, 2013). "Petree nominated for Golden Spikes Award". Springfield News-Leader. Retrieved February 26, 2013.
  5. ^ Scott, Mike (May 29, 2012). "Missouri State's Petree named a finalist for Golden Spikes Award". KSPR. Archived from the original on June 6, 2012. Retrieved February 26, 2013.
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  9. ^ a b c d "Nick Petree".

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