Terry Doyle

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Terry Doyle
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Doyle with the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks
Free agent
Born: (1985-11-02) November 2, 1985 (age 31)
Concord, Massachusetts
Bats: Right Throws: Right
NPB debut
2012, for the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks
Career statistics
Win–loss record 1–1
Earned run average 3.55
Strikeouts 7

John Terence Doyle (born November 2, 1985) is an American professional baseball pitcher who is currently a free agent. He has pitched professionally in Mexico, Japan and Venezuela.[1]

College career[edit]

Doyle attended Salem High School in Salem, New Hampshire, where he was twice named The Eagle-Tribune's Player of the Year.[2] He then attended Boston College, where he played for the Boston College Eagles squad. Doyle was selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2007 MLB Draft, but he returned to college for his senior year in order to improve his draft stock.[3]

While at BC, Doyle pitched collegiate summer baseball for the Yarmouth–Dennis Red Sox of the Cape Cod Baseball League.[2]

Professional career[edit]

The Chicago White Sox selected Doyle in the 37th round of the 2008 MLB Draft, even though he sported a 5.87 ERA over 69 innings pitched for the Eagles in his senior season.[3] The Sox then assigned Doyle to the Rookie Class Bristol White Sox in 2008, as he gained promotions to the Great Falls Voyagers (2009), Kannapolis Intimidators (2010) and Winston-Salem Dash (2010–2011), before joining the Double-A Class Birmingham Barons in the 2011 midseason, where he had a 7-5 win–loss record with a 3.07 ERA and 73 strikeouts in 15 starts, walking only 22 batters in 100 innings of work.[4][1][5] He later pitched for the Mesa Solar Sox in the Arizona Fall League in the 2011 fall season.[4] At the end of the year, he was selected by the Minnesota Twins in the Rule 5 draft.[6]

Nevertheless, Doyle struggled with the Twins during the 2012 spring training and was sent back to the White Sox.[7] Through June 2012, Doyle posted a 6–3 record with a 2.83 ERA for the Charlotte Knights of the Class AAA International League, but the White Sox released Doyle to allow him to pitch in Nippon Professional Baseball for the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks.[8]

In November 2012, Doyle returned to the United States after signing a Minor League deal with the Boston Red Sox that included an invitation to the 2013 spring training.[9] He then pitched for the Pawtucket Red Sox and Portland Sea Dogs during the regular season.[1]

In between, Doyle played winter ball in the Mexican Pacific League with the Aguilas de Mexicali in 2013, and for the Cardenales de Lara club of the Venezuelan League in 2014.[1] He then opened 2015 with the Bowie Baysox, the Class AA affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles.[1] In 26 games (21 starts) between Double-A Bowie and Triple-A Norfolk, Doyle went 16-2 with a 2.16 ERA. Over 158 2/3 innings, he gave up 137 hits with just 22 walks and 110 strikeouts. He went 12-1 with a 1.97 ERA for Bowie. In seven Norfolk starts, Doyle was 4-1 with a 2.57 ERA.[10] He elected free agency on November 6, 2015.[11] He signed a minor league contract with the Baltimore Orioles on December 12, 2015 and he was assigned to the Norfolk Tides for the 2016 season on December 29, 2015.[12]

On May 10, 2016, Doyle signed with the Lancaster Barnstormers of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. On August 26, 2016, Doyle signed a minor league deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks. He reported to the Mobile BayBears of the Class AA Southern League.[13] He became a free agent after the season

Scouting report[edit]

Doyle's fastball does not have great velocity.[4] As a result, he throws his two-seam fastball more often than his four-seam fastball. He also has a curveball, slider, and changeup.[14] Doyle relies on control of his pitches.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Doyle majored in math at Boston College. Due to dermatitis, he returned to college in his senior year to obtain his teaching credentials.[4][3]

During the offseason, Doyle works as a substitute teacher.[7] He rotates between three high schools located in Warwick, Rhode Island.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Terry Doyle statistics".  Baseball Reference (MiLB). Retrieved on June 8, 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Salem's Doyle, Haverhill's Mottram get call". Eagle Tribune, North Andover, MA. June 9, 2007. Retrieved June 14, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c "Barons pitcher Terry Doyle moonlights as substitute teacher in offseason". The Birmingham News. Retrieved June 14, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Chicago White Sox: Terry Doyle's career starting to add up". Chicago Tribune. October 29, 2011. Retrieved June 14, 2012. 
  5. ^ "White Sox Spring Training: Chicago Re-Acquires Terry Doyle From Minnesota". Chicago SB Nation. Retrieved June 14, 2012. 
  6. ^ Santaromita, Dan (December 8, 2011). "Twins Select Terry Doyle in Rule 5 Draft | Future Sox". Chicago Now. Retrieved June 14, 2012. 
  7. ^ a b "Sox release Triple-A pitcher Doyle to pursue jobs in Japan". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved June 14, 2012. 
  8. ^ Gray, Kevin (June 16, 2012). "Kevin Gray's On Baseball: Salem's Doyle is in Japan after getting surprise offer". New Hampshire Union Leader. Retrieved June 18, 2012. 
  9. ^ Hatfield, Chris (November 9, 2012). "Red Sox agree to terms with pitcher Terry Doyle". Sox Prospects. 
  10. ^ "Terry Doyle agrees to minor league contract and a few FanFest quotes". MASNsports. Retrieved 2016-01-29. 
  11. ^ "International League Transactions". milb.com. p. November 2015. Retrieved November 6, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Terry Doyle Stats, Fantasy & News". Baltimore Orioles. Retrieved 2016-01-29. 
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  14. ^ "Slim Pickings In Rule 5 Draft". Baseball America Prospects. December 8, 2011. Retrieved June 14, 2012. 

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