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Jay Powell MLB Career Stats

36-23 4.17 542.1 423 1.50

Jay Powell Bio

  • Full Name: James Willard Powell
  • Born: 1/9/1972 in Meridian, MS
  • Draft: 1993, Baltimore Orioles, 1st rd. (19th overall)
  • College: Mississippi State
  • Debut: September 10, 1995
  • Ret., Final Game: 7/29/2005
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MLB Career Stats 36 23 4.17 512 0 22 542.1 423 1.50


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World Series Championship

Year Team League
1997 Florida NL

Jay Powell Leaderboards


Season SV Rank
1999 4 23rd in NL
2001 7 23rd in NL


Season G Rank
1996 67 21st in NL
1997 74 9th in NL
1999 67 25th in NL
2001 74 16th in NL


Season HLD Rank
1999 16 13th in NL
2002 12 18th in AL

James Willard Powell Bio Info

Jay and his wife, the former Candace Hart, were married on September 18, 1993, and have 2 children, son Wyatt (7/16/96) and daughter McKinna (7/19/00)...pitched 3 seasons at Mississippi State University, with 67 career appearances (11 starts)...set school saves record (10) in 1991 and earned all-freshman, All-American honors that year...a first round selection by Baltimore in June, 1993 amateur draft, joining Will Clark and Rafael Palmeiro as Bulldog first round picks...played baseball, football, and basketball at West Lauderdale HS (MS) (graduated '90)...a 2-time all-state pitcher...pitched on Team USA squad in 1991 and USA Junior National Team in 1990...selected by San Diego in 11th round of June, 1990 amateur draft but did not sign. 2003 Finished the season 3-0, 7.82 (51 ER/58.2 IP)...ranked third on the staff in games finished (20) and fourth in appearances (51)...issued a run in 24 of 51 games and permitted 13 of 36 inherited runners to score...had 2 holds and first batters hit .298 (14-47)...posted a 12.28 ERA (10 ER/7.1 IP) in his first 5 games before going on DL on April 18 (retroactive to April 13) with vertigo-like symptoms...pitched in 4 games on rehab assignment at Frisco (AA) before being activated on May 3...went 0-0, 2.70 in 4 appearances with the RoughRiders to go along with one save...had a 10.13 ERA (24 ER/21.1 IP) in first 18 games on return through June 26 before pitching 7.2 scoreless innings in next 6 contests...compiled an 8.44 ERA (15 ER/16 IP) in next 14 outings and was at 8.43 through August 23...Had a 2.84 ERA (2 ER/6.1 IP) in his final 8 contests...won his last 5 decisions since a loss on June 29, 2002 at Houston...his 7.82 ERA was highest in the majors among pitchers with 50 or more innings and second highest in team history (50 or more IP) to Mark Clark (8.60 in 74.1 innings) in 1999...opposition average of .319 was highest among AL relievers with 50 or more innings...left-handed batters hit .255 (24-94) with right-handers at .362 (51-141)...turned in longest relief appearance of major league career, 3 innings on August 17 vs. Chicago...led staff in wild pitches (6). 2002 Despite missing the first 10 weeks of the season with an injured finger, ranked second on the staff in appearances (51) and relief innings (49.2)...had the second best earned run average on the staff (3.44) among all pitchers who worked at least 20 innings...sustained a torn flexor tendon in his right middle finger in March and began season on the 15-day DL...moved to the 60-day DL on April 23...pitched in 2 games at Tulsa (AA) (May 21-23) and 8 at Oklahoma (AAA) (May 24-June 9) on rehab assignment, going 2-0, 9.90 (11 ER/10 IP) in the 10 appearances...earned victories for the RedHawks on June 4 at Nashville and June 7 at Memphis...had 3.85 ERA (2 ER/4.2 IP) in final 5 games at Oklahoma...activated on June 10...issued a run in 17 of 51 appearances and permitted 13 of 35 inherited runners to score...first batters hit .270 (13-48)...had a team-high 12 holds, finished 5 games, and was 0-4 in save opportunities...last major league save came on September 4, 2001 against Los Angeles...opposition batted .253, .222 (16-72) by left-handed batters and .270 (34-126) by right-handed hitters...went 3-1, 2.08 (5 ER/21.2 IP) in 22 road appearances. 2001 Combined to go 5-3, 3.24 (27 ER/75 IP) with 7 saves in 74 appearances with Houston and Colorado...matched career-high for appearances and saves while posting lowest ERA...7-13 in save tries overall and allowed runs in 22 of 74 games...permitted 19 of 39 inherited runners to score with first batters hitting .333 (23-69)...opponents hit .260, .233 (38-163) by right-handed batters and .296 (37-125) vs. left-handers...had 2.44 ERA (16 ER/59 IP) in final 61 games...2-2, 3.72 in 35 appearances with the Astros, allowing a run 15 times and going 0-5 in save tries...traded to Colorado on June 27 and was 3-1, 2.79 in 39 games with the Rockies, issuing a run in just 7 contests...finished second on the staff with 7 saves in 8 opportunities...worked 13 scoreless innings over 12 games, July 1-August 2, the longest scoreless streak of career...converted first 7 save tries with the Rockies, August 19-September 4, including saves in 6 consecutive appearances, August 26-September 4, the second longest streak in team history...tied career- high with 4 strikeouts, August 26 at Milwaukee. 2000 Appeared in just 29 games for the Astros, spending 3 stints on the disabled list with right shoulder trouble...Worked 7.2 scoreless innings over 9 games, April 29-May 12...Was sidelined from May 17-June 2 and June 21-Aug. 5 and then disabled for remainder of season on Aug. 17...Underwent arthroscopic surgery on right shoulder on Aug. 29. 1999 Pitched in a club-high tying 67 games in 1999, his most appearances since 1997 with Florida ... was second on the club with four saves, equaling the total he had in 1998 for Houston ... After struggling to a 7.36 ERA (6 ER/7.1 IP) in April, he rebounded to post a 2.45 ERA (4 ER/14.2 IP) mark in May and a 2.16 ERA (2 ER/8.1 IP) clip in June ... Pitched the final two innings at San Francisco on 4/13 to earn his first save of the year in a 7-3 win ... Secured his first win of the year when he worked the eighth inning of the Astros' 8-4 come-from-behind win over St. Louis on 4/18 ... pitched the top of the eighth before Houston scored six runs to go ahead in the bottom of the frame ... Worked 1.2 innings at New York's Shea Stadium to earn his second win in a 5-4 victory ... the Astros went ahead with two runs in the top of the eighth inning ... Picked up his third win on 5/26 vs. Colorado ... pitched scoreless baseball over the eighth and ninth innings in a 3-2 win ... the Astros won with a run in both the eighth and ninth ... Notched his second save of the year on 7/11 after retiring the final four batters of the game to preserve a 7-3 Astros lead at Kansas City ... Earned his third save on 8/6 vs. the Cubs ... inherited two runners but escaped by striking out two of the three batters he faced ... allowed a hit in the ninth but induced a double play to end the game ... Allowed a run in the ninth inning to lose to Milwaukee, 6-5 ... gave up two hits and a run in the bottom of the ninth to lose to the Mets at New York on 8/23, his second defeat in three outings ... Allowed two runs on 9/4 at Montreal which allowed the Expos to tie the game, 2-2, marking his second blown save of the year ... Allowed one hit and non runs in five innings over five games from 9/6-15 ... Earned his fifth win of the year on 9/7 at Philadelphia after walking in the tying run before retiring the next four batters in an 8-6 Astros win ... Pitched two scoreless innings on 9/24 at Milwaukee to earn his fourth save in a 9-4 come-from-behind win ... Stranded 85-percent of runners he inherited over his 29 appearances after joining the Astros (22-of-26) in 1998 ... he also retired 20-of-29 first batters he faced (69-percent) ... Earned the win in Game Seven of the 1997 World Series (1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 SO). 1998 Was 7-7, 3.33 in 62 games with Florida and Houston...Made 33 appearances with Marlins before July 5 trade to Astros...Stranded 22 of 26 inherited runners in his 29 games with Houston...Hurled 10.1 scoreless innings over 8 games, July 12-30...Pitched 3 games of Division Series against San Diego. 1997 Led World champion Marlins in appearances (74) and relief innings (79.2)...Posted a 1.41 era (5 er/32 ip) in 16 games over 1st 2 months of season and was 6-0, 2.43 (8 er/29.2 ip) in 28 games in August and September...Both saves came against Houston: May 3 at Astrodome and Aug. 4 in Florida...Pitched just once in 1st 2 rounds of playoffs before appearing in 4 of 7 World Series games vs. Cleveland...Pitched a scoreless top of the 11th in Game 7 to earn victory when Marlins won title in bottom of that frame, 3-2. 1996 In 1996 was recalled from Charlotte on April 5 and finished 2nd on staff in appearances (67)...Strained left intercostal muscle while recording 1st major league victory on April 19 vs. Los Angeles and was on d.l. from April 20-May 10...Earned 1st big league save, May 13 against St. Louis with other save on Sept. 6 vs. Montreal...Was purchased from Portland on Sept. 9, 1995 and made major league debut the following night vs. Atlanta...Did not allow an earned run in 7.1 innings in final 8 games.