Russ Ortiz

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Russ Ortiz MLB Career Stats

311 113-89 4.51 1661.1 1192 1.49

Russ Ortiz Bio

  • Full Name: Russell Reid Ortiz
  • Born: 6/5/1974 in Encino, CA
  • Draft: 1995, San Francisco Giants, 4th rd. (103rd overall)
  • College: Oklahoma
  • Debut: 4/2/1998
  • Last Game: 4/17/2010
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MLB Career Stats 113 89 4.51 311 266 0 1661.1 1192 1.49


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Russ Ortiz Stats

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Russ Ortiz Advanced Stats

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Russ Ortiz Statcast Events


Russ Ortiz Awards

NL All-Star

Year Team League
2003 Atlanta NL

Russ Ortiz Leaderboards

Earned Run Average

Season ERA Rank
1999 3.81 13th in NL
2001 3.29 7th in NL
2002 3.61 23rd in NL
2003 3.81 18th in NL


Season W Rank
1999 18 4th in NL
2000 14 13th in NL
2001 17 5th in NL
2002 14 13th in NL
2003 21 1st in NL
2004 15 9th in NL

Winning Percentage

Season WPCT Rank
1999 .667 7th in NL
2001 .654 9th in NL
2002 .583 18th in NL
2003 .750 2nd in NL
2004 .625 16th in NL


Season SO Rank
1999 164 11th in NL
2000 167 16th in NL
2001 169 16th in NL
2002 137 24th in NL
2003 149 21st in NL
2004 143 22nd in NL


Season WHIP Rank
2001 1.27 19th in NL
2002 1.33 25th in NL

Batting Average Against

Season AVG Rank
1999 .244 7th in NL
2000 .261 21st in NL
2001 .232 6th in NL
2002 .241 12th in NL
2003 .223 4th in NL
2004 .258 20th in NL

Games Started

Season GS Rank
1999 33 10th in NL
2000 32 18th in NL
2001 33 17th in NL
2002 33 12th in NL
2003 34 3rd in NL
2004 34 5th in NL

Complete Games

Season CG Rank
1999 3 9th in NL
2001 1 24th in NL
2002 2 15th in NL
2003 1 24th in NL
2004 2 7th in NL


Season SHO Rank
2001 1 7th in NL
2003 1 11th in NL
2004 1 9th in NL

Innings Pitched

Season IP Rank
1999 207.2 15th in NL
2001 218.2 12th in NL
2002 214.1 11th in NL
2003 212.1 9th in NL
2004 204.2 15th in NL

Strikeouts per Nine Innings

Season K/9 Rank
1999 7.11 12th in NL
2000 7.68 10th in NL
2001 6.96 23rd in NL
2004 6.29 20th in NL

Bases on Balls

Season BB Rank
1999 125 1st in NL
2000 112 3rd in NL
2001 91 5th in NL
2002 94 4th in NL
2003 102 1st in NL
2004 112 2nd in NL
2005 65 20th in NL


Season H Rank
2001 187 25th in NL
2002 191 25th in NL
2004 197 23rd in NL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
1999 24 25th in NL
2000 28 17th in NL
2004 23 24th in NL

Russ Ortiz Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
April 18, 2010 Los Angeles Dodgers designated RHP Russ Ortiz for assignment.
April 5, 2010 Los Angeles Dodgers selected the contract of RHP Russ Ortiz from Albuquerque Isotopes.
April 4, 2010 Russ Ortiz assigned to Albuquerque Isotopes.
January 17, 2010 Los Angeles Dodgers signed free agent RHP Russ Ortiz to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
September 4, 2009 Colorado Springs Sky Sox released RHP Russ Ortiz.
August 23, 2009 Colorado Springs Sky Sox signed free agent RHP Russ Ortiz.
August 17, 2009 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees released RHP Russ Ortiz.
August 6, 2009 New York Yankees signed free agent RHP Russ Ortiz to a minor league contract.
August 6, 2009 RHP Russ Ortiz assigned to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees.
July 30, 2009 Houston Astros released RHP Russ Ortiz.

Russell Reid Ortiz Bio Info

Russell Reid Ortiz...married to Stacy and the couple have two daughters, Grace (7/30/01) and Lillian (2/8/04)...graduated from Montclair Prep in Van Nuys and went on to attend the University of Oklahoma...helped the Sooners to the 1994 College World Series championship, posting three saves that season...was very active in the San Francisco community during his time there, participating in a mentoring program, hosting baseball clinics and taking part in several local initiatives...hosted a celebrity bowling tournament while with the Diamondbacks in 2005...visited the Walter Reed Army Medical Center with the Diamondbacks...signed by Giants' scout Mike Keenan. 2009 Went 3-6 with a 5.57 ERA (53 ER/85.2 IP) in 23 games (13 starts) for the Astros...As a starter, went 2-5 with a 6.61 ERA and in 10 relief outings, went 1-1 with a 2.49 mark...Released by the Astros on July 30 and cleared waivers on Aug. 4...Signed with the Yankees on Aug. 6 and then was released on Aug. 17...then signed with Colorado on Aug. 23, before being released on Sept. 7...did not appear in the big leagues with the Yankees or Rockies...Made the Astros with an impressive Grapefruit League season, going 2-1 with a 2.97 ERA in eight games (four starts)...led the club during the spring with 30.1 IP and 23 strikeouts...Had a great month of June, posting a 1.91 ERA (7 ER/33.0 IP)...Originally signed with the Astros as a free agent on Jan. 13 after missing all of 2008 with an elbow injury. 2008 Did not play professional baseball. 2007 Made 12 appearances (8 starts) in return engagement with the San Francisco Giants...Went 2-3 with a 5.51 ERA in 49 IP. 2006 Endured nightmare season, going combined 0-8 with 8.14 ERA (57er, 63.0ip) in 26 games (11 starts) for Arizona and Baltimore...was 0-5 with 7.54 ERA in 6 starts with Diamondbacks, while receiving only 18 total runs of support (just 5 while he was on mound)...landed on Disabled List April 24-June 6 with strained right calf...made 2 starts following activation, losing both, and was designated for assignment June 13...following June 21 release, signed with Orioles June 25...made Baltimore and AL debut July 1 at Atlanta in starting role...logged 5 opening assignments with O's, but worked 15 times out of bullpen...tossed 4.1 innings July 29 vs. White Sox, 1st relief outing since July 13, 2000...became 1st pitcher since Ron Davis in 1986 to post ERA over 7.50 in both AL and NL in same season (at least 20.0 innings in each season)...also became just 2nd pitcher in baseball history to lose all 8 decisions in season and post ERA over 8.00...Ed O'Neil went combined 0-8 with 9.26 ERA in 1890 for Toledo and Philadelphia...pitched in Puerto Rico Winter League to regain form, and fashioned 2-1 mark with 3.19 ERA in 7 games (6 starts) for Manati. 2005 Was limited to just 22 starts in 1st season with Diamondbacks, including 1st-ever trip to Disabled List...opened campaign with 2-1 record and 3.60 ERA over 5 April starts, and was 4-2 through 1st 9 outings...however, scuffled to 1-9 mark with 8.22 ERA over his final 13 opening assignments...was on DL June 16-Aug. 13 with stress fracture in his right rib cage...following pair of rehab starts at triple-A Tucson and one with single-A Lancaster, rejoined Arizona for Aug. 13 start at Atlanta...defeated San Diego Aug. 29 to snap personal 6-game losing streak. 2004 Enjoyed solid season as key cog for Atlanta's 13th consecutive division titile...equalled career high with 34 starts and surpassed 200-inning mark for 5th time in career, while his 15 victories matched Jaret Wright for tops on staff...stopper posted 7-1 mark in games following Braves loss...overall, Atlanta played .647 ball (22-12) in his opening assignments...made 1st career Opening Day start, but fell to Mets...retired final 17 Expos faced and 22 of final 23 batters en route to complete game, 6-1 victory at Montreal May 25...was named NL Pitcher of Month for July after going 5-0 with 1.67 ERA...earned 100th career victory (in his 200th start) with 7.0-shutout innings in 1-0 Atlanta triumph July 28 at Pittsburgh...tossed 2nd career 3-hitter and 3rd career shutout with 9-0 blanking at Montreal Sept. 4, carrying perfect game into 6th inning...recorded 1,000th career strikeout during Sept. 24 outing vs. Florida, fanning Luis Castillo in 1st inning. 2003 Paced NL with career-high 21 wins, 3 more than any other senior circuit hurler...also tied for 2nd in loop with .750 winning percentage, while tying for 4th by yielding just .223 opponents batting avg....selected to 1st career All-Star Game, and pitched scoreless inning at Chicago's U.S. Cellular Field...had career best 8-game winning streak from June 18-July 29...finished year on tear, going 14-3 with 3.84 ERA over his last 19 starts...blanked Marlins and drove in game's lone run in 1-0 victory Sept. 19...was only complete game shutout for Atlanta in 2003 and marked 1st time Braves pitcher had hurled 1-0 route-going effort and supplied game's only RBI since Phil Niekro stopped Astros Sept. 20, 1974 at Houston...went 1-1 with 5.06 ERA in pair of NLDS starts vs. Cubs...suffered 4-2 loss in Game 1...however, came back on 3 days rest to earn 6-4, Game 4 win at Wrigley Chicago to 2 runs over 5.0 innings. 2002 Was outstanding during final season of 1st SF stint, sharing staff lead in wins (14) and starts (33)...also ranked 2nd on club with careerhigh 214.1 innings pitched, while finishing 2nd with 137 strikeouts...worked at least 6.0 innings in 27 of 33 starts (81.8%), while yielding 3 earned runs-or-less in 25 of 33 efforts (75/8%)...became Giants' top pitcher during stretch drive, ending campaign with 6-start winning streak and 2.34 fact, logged 2.62 ERA in his last 11 starts (beginning Aug. 1)...ranked among top NL pitchers at plate in avg. (5th - .249), hits (4th - 17), 2Bs (T1st - 5), HRs (T2nd - 2) and RBI (3rd - 9)...continued late regular season run with strong post season effort, going 2-0 with 5.76 ERA over 5 playoff starts...provided both victories against Braves during NLDS...outdueled Tom Glavine for Game 1 victory at Turner Field, then came back to Atlanta for 3-1, SF victory in decisive Game 5...yielded just 1 run in 5.1 innings...garnered no decisions in Game 3 of NLCS vs. St. Louis and World Series Game 2 at Anaheim...took ball for Game 6 of Fall Classic and worked 6.1 stellar innings at Anaheim, departing with 5-0 lead and 2 men on in 7th...however, Angels rallied for 6-5 victory. 2001 Posted 17-9 record with 3.29 ERA to guide Giants pitching staff...SF was 20-13 (.606) in his 33 starts...led club in wins and strikeouts (169), while ranking 2nd in innings (218.2) and 3rd in fact, tied for 5th in NL for wins, while finishing 7th in ERA, 10th in winning pct. (.654), 6th in batting avg. against (.232), 5th in home ERA (2.49) and 6th in night ERA (3.20)...also tied for 4th in senior circuit with 9 road victories...posted 1st career shutout July 23, blanking visiting Colorado 10-0...took no-hitter through 6.2 innings Aug. 21 at Montreal, en route to 10-2 triumph and 50th career win...was excellent down stretch, going 10-5 with 2.88 ERA (45er, 140.2ip) over his final 21 starts...with bat, led all NL pitchers with 6 2Bs...batted .194 (13-for-67) with 6 RBI. 2000 Experienced both ends of spectrum, becoming one of Giants' most reliable starters in 2nd half after miserable start...was removed from rotation at start of 2nd half, but was reinserted following Joe Nathan's injury and went 10-4 with 3.22 ERA (36er, 100.2ip) in 16 outings (15 starts) following All-Star contrast, went 3-8 with 7.55 ERA (73er, 87.0ip) in last 16 starts of 1st half...garnered victory in 16-10 SF triumph May 21 at Milwaukee, becoming 1st winning pticher to surrender 10 runs since Pittsburgh's Bob Friend, May 2, 1954 (18-10 win over Cubs)...struck out career high 12 Astros June 25, and matched that with dozen punchouts Aug. 30 at Pittsburgh...had career-best 7-game winning streak Aug. 3-Sept. 4, during which he posted 0.96 ERA (5er, 46.2ip)...was named NL Pitcher of Month for August, going 6-0 with 1.12 ERA (5er, 40.1ip)...became 1st SF pitcher to win 6 games in month since Rick Reuschel went 6-0 in May, 1989...started Game 3 of NLDS vs. Mets at Shea Stadium, allowing 1 run in 5.1 innings of Giants' eventual 3-2, 13-inning defeat. 1999 Became SF's top winner in 1st full big league season, going 18-9 with 3.81 ERA...ranked among NL leaders in wins (T4th), complete games (T9th - 3) and batting avg. against (7th - .244)...however, led circuit in walks (125) and was tied for 3rd with 13 wild pitches...led Giants staff in wins, starts (33), complete games, innings (207.2) and strikeouts (164)...SF logged 22-11 mark (.667) when he took hill...tossed 1st career complete game April 23 vs. Colorado, yielding 6 his in 7-2 SF victory...also tossed 6-hitter in 4-1, route-going win July 5 at San Diego...ended campaign by going distance in 9-4 triumph Oct. 1 at Colorado. 1998 Spent majority of 2nd half with Giants after being on shuttle between SF and triple-A Fresno prior to All-Star Break...had 4 stints overall with big club (March 31-April 25, May 25-June 3, June 20-July 4 and July 14-end of season)...made 1st Opening Day roster, being recalled prior to March 31 game at Houston when Osvaldo Fernandez landed on DL...was 4-4 with 5.71 ERA (48er, 75.2ip) as starter, but fashioned 0.75 mark (1er, 12.0ip) in 8 relief outings...made ML debut April 2 at Houston, tossing 2.0-scoreless relief innings...picked up 1st big league win Aug. 5 at New York, working 8.0-plus innings...tossed 5.0 innings in Sept. 24 victory over Pittsburgh, while also clubbing 1st ML HR (off Elmer Dessens)...was named "Harry S. Jordan Award" winner, annual honor accorded to best 1st time player in Giants ML Spring Training camp in vote by teammates. 1997 Made transition from reliever to starter, and split campaign between double- A Shreveport and triple-A Phoenix...opened year in Texas League, going 2-3 with 4.13 ERA in 12 starts...was promoted to Pacific Coast League June 21...won pair of starts for Firebirds in PCL playoffs. 1996 Split year between single-A San Jose and Shreveport, combining for 1-2 record with 36 saves and 1.85 ERA (13er, 63.1ip) in 60 total was only 2 short of top mark in minors...ranked 2nd in California League with 23 saves at SJ to earn in-season All-Star honors...pitched for West Oahu in Hawaiian Winter League following season. 1995 Opened professional career at rookie-level Bellingham, helping club to North Division championship...led league with 12 saves, going 2-0 with stingy 0.35 ERA...was selected by opposing managers as Northwest League's 9th-best prospect...earned late-season promotion to San Jose, working in 5 regular season games and 5 playoff contests.