Jake Westbrook

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Jake Westbrook MLB Career Stats

315 105-103 4.32 1747.2 965 1.41

Jake Westbrook Bio

  • Full Name: Jacob Cauthen Westbrook
  • Born: 9/29/1977 in Athens, GA
  • Draft: 1996, Colorado Rockies, 1st rd. (21st overall)
  • High School: Madison County, Danielsville, GA
  • Debut: 6/17/2000
  • Last Game: 9/29/2013
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MLB Career Stats 105 103 4.32 315 273 0 1747.2 965 1.41


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Jake Westbrook Stats

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Jake Westbrook Advanced Stats

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Jake Westbrook Awards

World Series Championship

Year Team League
2011 St. Louis NL

AL All-Star

Year Team League
2004 Cleveland AL

AL Player of the Week

Week Team League
04/25/2004 Cleveland AL

Astros Darryl Kile Award

Year Team League
2012 St. Louis NL

Jake Westbrook Leaderboards

Earned Run Average

Season ERA Rank
2004 3.38 3rd in AL
2006 4.17 16th in AL


Season W Rank
2004 14 8th in AL
2005 15 8th in AL
2006 15 14th in AL
2011 12 22nd in NL
2012 13 21st in NL

Winning Percentage

Season WPCT Rank
2004 .609 12th in AL
2006 .600 14th in AL
2011 .571 14th in NL
2012 .542 25th in NL


Season WHIP Rank
2004 1.25 7th in AL
2005 1.30 22nd in AL

Batting Average Against

Season AVG Rank
2004 .255 14th in AL
2005 .265 20th in AL

Games Started

Season GS Rank
2005 34 3rd in AL
2006 32 16th in AL
2011 33 4th in NL

Complete Games

Season CG Rank
2004 5 1st in AL
2005 2 10th in AL
2006 3 3rd in AL
2008 1 16th in AL
2010 1 20th in AL
2012 1 17th in NL
2013 1 17th in NL


Season SHO Rank
2004 1 4th in AL
2006 2 1st in AL
2013 1 4th in NL

Innings Pitched

Season IP Rank
2004 215.2 9th in AL
2005 210.2 10th in AL
2006 211.1 10th in AL

Bases on Balls

Season BB Rank
2005 56 25th in AL
2011 73 9th in NL


Season H Rank
2004 208 25th in AL
2005 218 13th in AL
2006 247 1st in AL
2011 208 11th in NL
2012 191 16th in NL

Jake Westbrook Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
October 31, 2013 RHP Jake Westbrook elected free agency.
October 3, 2013 St. Louis Cardinals reassigned RHP Jake Westbrook to the minor leagues.
September 6, 2013 St. Louis Cardinals activated RHP Jake Westbrook from the 15-day disabled list.
August 23, 2013 St. Louis Cardinals placed RHP Jake Westbrook on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to August 22, 2013. Lower back strain.
June 14, 2013 St. Louis Cardinals activated RHP Jake Westbrook from the 15-day disabled list.
June 9, 2013 Jake Westbrook assigned to Peoria Chiefs from Springfield Cardinals.
June 9, 2013 St. Louis Cardinals sent RHP Jake Westbrook on a rehab assignment to Peoria Chiefs.
June 4, 2013 St. Louis Cardinals sent RHP Jake Westbrook on a rehab assignment to Springfield Cardinals.
May 12, 2013 St. Louis Cardinals placed RHP Jake Westbrook on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 9, 2013. Right elbow inflammation.
October 24, 2012 St. Louis Cardinals activated RHP Jake Westbrook.
October 19, 2011 St. Louis Cardinals activated RHP Jake Westbrook.
November 16, 2010 St. Louis Cardinals signed free agent RHP Jake Westbrook.
November 7, 2010 RHP Jake Westbrook elected free agency.
July 31, 2010 San Diego Padres Traded Corey Kluber to Cleveland Indians; Cleveland Indians Traded cash and Jake Westbrook to St. Louis Cardinals; San Diego Padres Traded Nick Greenwood to St. Louis Cardinals and St. Louis Cardinals Traded Ryan Ludwick to San Diego Padres.
November 18, 2009 Jake Westbrook roster status changed by Cleveland Indians.
August 4, 2009 sent RHP Jake Westbrook on a rehab assignment to Akron Aeros.
June 16, 2009 Akron Aeros sent RHP Jake Westbrook on a rehab assignment to Columbus Clippers.
June 6, 2009 Jake Westbrook assigned to Akron Aeros from Cleveland Indians.

Jacob Cauthen Westbrook Bio Info

Was the 21st overall pick in the 1996 draft out of Madison County (Ga.) High School...played baseball and basketball while in high school...tossed six no-hitters over his last two seasons in high school and during his senior season was 9-1 with a 1.11ERA, 110 K's in 63.0 IP...his father, Cauthen, played baseball and basketball at the Univ. of Georgia and Jake remains an ardent follower of Georgia Bulldog athletics...Jake had signed a letter of intent at Georgia before signing with the Rockies ... participated in MLB's Rookie Development Program in January 2000...was a regular contributor to Cleveland Indians Charities, providing assistance for youth baseball and softball programs in the City of Cleveland, and participated in the Tribe's "Shop With A Pro" event...enjoys fishing in the off-season...was voted by his teammates as recipient of the Darryl Kileaward in 2012...Jakeand his wife, Heather (12/12/98), have three sons, Jacob Parker (9/27/05) , Keaton Daniels (11/15/07)and Paxton Hall(10/11/12) and one daughter,Harper Tennille(9/9/10)...the family resides in Danielsville,Ga. 2012 Started 28 games and made 16 quality starts. His 13 wins ranked T21st in the N.L. and it marked his sixth career season with 10+ wins. Led the N.L. with 2.67 ground ball/fly ball ratio and 72.8 ground ball pct. Ranked 4th among all MLB pitchers with 43 assists. Ranked T2nd in the N.L. with 23 double plays induced and was 1st with his 1.19 GDP/9 IP. Ranked 4th in the N.L. in fewest HR allowed/9 IP at 0.62 (12 HR/174.2 IP). Was 15th among N.L. pitchers with fewest pitches/inning pitched (15.3). Threw first complete game as a member of the Cardinals (14th career)in a 3-1 win at DETon 6/20 (last: 5/16/10 w/CLE); allowed one unearned run on five hits with 5K's. Won five-straight starts 7/21-8/11, won six of eight starts 7/21-8/23 and nine of 13 starts 6/14-8/23. The five straight wins matched his career high, last done in 2004 (7/20-8/14). His four wins in August were T5th in MLB, trailing four others with five. Had a streak of 13 consecutive starts of 6.0 innings or more snapped vs. HOU (8/23), but collected the win, his 13th. Signed a contract extension for 2013 with a mutual option for 2014 on 8/21/12. Was unable to make another start after his 9/8 start due to a strained right oblique, missing the remainder of September and the playoffs. 2011 Produced his 6th career season with 30 or more starts and first back-to-back 30-start seasons since 2004-2006...Ranked 2nd among Major League pitchers in 2011 with his 73.9 ground ball pct. and his 2.83 ground ball/fly ball ratio...Finished 8th in the National League with 5.11 run support average, T7th in opp. GIDP's (22) & 5th in GIDP's/9 innings (1.08)...Led MLB pitchers with 74 total chances and was T2nd with 43 assists. Ranked 2nd among M.L. pitchers with 1.42 putouts / 9.0 IP and 3rd with 2.11 assists/9.0 IP...The Cardinals were 12-4 when he threw 6.0+ IP in a start. He posted 13 quality starts on the year...His 8 RBI ranked 2nd among all MLB pitchers (Hudson, ARI, 14) and he was one of two pitchers (Marcum, MIL) to hit a grand slam (8/31 at MIL). Seven of his eight RBI came in two games, a grand slam at MIL (8/31) & a three-run double at HOU (6/7)...Went 9-5 with a 4.59 ERA at night and 8-4, 4.01 ERA in 17 road starts. His eight road wins were T6th in the N.L., and matched Kyle Lohse for the team lead...Struck out a season-high, and tied his career-high of nine batters, in a Labor Day (9/5) loss vs. MIL...Had the best ERA in the N.L. week ending 5/22 among pitchers to make two starts (5/16 vs. PHI & 5/21 at KC). Was 2-0 with an N.L. leading 0.60 ERA and NL best .170 average against. Won four consecutive starts 5/16-6/7 and also had a career-best scoreless innings streak of 14.0 IP during that stretch...Posted win #10 on 8/21 at CHI, pushing his career W-L mark over .500, while also giving him his 5th season of 10+ wins...2011 POSTSEASON: Made two scoreless appearances in the World Series during the Cards' postseason run...was on the roster during the Division Series, but did not make an appearance, and was left off the roster during the League Championship Series...pitched a scoreless inning during Game 4 of the World Series at Texas...was on the mound and earned the win during the Cards' comeback win in World Series Game 6, pitching a scoreless top half of the 11th inning. 2010 Joined St. Louis in a trade deadline deal with Cleveland and pitched at the Major League level for a National League team for the first time in his career...Posted his first 30-start season since 2006; making 21 starts for Cleveland and 12 for St. Louis...Proved to be a solid starter for the Cardinals down the stretch, with quality starts in 9 of 12 starts and 18 overall. Pitched 5.0 innings or more in 29 of his 33 starts overall...Led the team with a 3-1 mark and a 2.92 ERA in Sept./Oct.. His 76.9 ground ball pct. from the time of his acquisition (7/31) led all STL starters. He tied C. Carpenter for 2nd among ML pitchers with 65 total chances...Ranked 3rd in MLB in ground ball/fly ball ratio (2.62), induced 22 GDPs which ranked T20th among all pitchers and was also 20th with 0.98 GDP/9.0 IP...Threw a complete game (13th career) in 5-1 win at BAL on 5/16 while with Cleveland, his first CG since 4/8/08 at LAA...Was acquired from Cleveland on July 31, in a three-team trade that sent OF Ryan Ludwick to San Diego...Fanned 16 batters (7 and 9) in his first two starts as a Cardinal pitcher tying the club high since 1920...Tied his season high with 9 strikeouts in a game twice after joining St. Louis: 8/7 at FLA and 10/1 vs. COL...Threw 8.0 scoreless innings vs. SD on 9/16 - his first scoreless outing of 8.0 IP or more since 8/23/07 at Detroit...Underwent surgery for a torn labrum in his left (non-pitching) shoulder following the season. 2009 Season was limited to just 3 minor league rehab starts as he rehabbed from June 2008 reconstructive right elbow surgery followed by elbow/forearm tightness during his rehab that ended his season before it began...Rehabbed in Goodyear, AZ in spring training and over the first two months of the regular season before making 2 rehab starts at AA Akron on June 6 & 12 (7.0IP, 4H, 0R)...Was shut down from throwing for 3 weeks before resuming the rehab trail and made 1 more start at Akron on August 4 before more soreness in the elbow region and was ordered to not throw for 6 weeks, effectively ending a timetable to pitch for the Indians in the regular season... Began rehabbing again in October 2009 and made 4 starts for Ponce in the Puerto Rican Winter League beginning on November 28 (13.1IP). 2008 Season was limited to just 5 starts as he spent a pair of stints on the disabled list and underwent season-ending right elbow surgery on June 12 that will push his rehab into the middle of the 2009 campaign... Placed on the 15-day DL on April 22 with a strained left intercostal as he was injured in the 7th inning of start in Minnesota on April 19...At the time of his first DL stint he was 1-2 w/a 2.73 ERA in 4 starts (29.2IP, 28H, 9ER, .255 AVG)...Made rehab starts at Lake County on May 18 (3.2IP) and at AA Akron on May 23 (6.0IP, 3H, 0R)...Activated from DL on May 28 and started that day against the Chicago White Sox (5.0IP, 5 H, 3ER), in what would be his final start of the year...DL#2- Was placed on the DL on June 3 with right elbow inflammation and was later diagnosed with a torn ligament in his throwing elbow...Underwent UCL ligament reconstruction on his right elbow in Anaheim, CAL by Dr. Lewis Yocum on June 12 that will push his rehab into mid-season of 2009... Tossed the 12th complete game of his career and the first by an Indian in 2008 in his start at the LA Angels on April 8, a 4-3 win over the Halos and Ervin Santana... Fell to 1-2 in start of April 19 in Minnesota, a 3-0 loss to the Twins and Nick Blackburn...7.0IP, 8H, 3R/ER, 1BB, 4K, HR to Morneau...Overall on the year MLB hitters batted .256 (33-129, 5HR) off him, including a mark of .238 (15-63) vs. LHH...Underwent successful right hip arthroscopic surgery in Nashville, TN by Dr. Thomas Byrd on Sept 5...Surgery did not affect his return to throw program ... Had an impressive spring, going 3-0 w/a 0.00 ERA in 5 spring starts (18.0IP, 7 H, 0R, 20K, .121 AVG AGAINST) and went 6.0IP perfect IP on March 24 vs. Atlanta...Batters were 7 for 58 against him this spring. 2007 Had an up and down season and finished the season on a strong note, going 5-5 w/a 3.44 ERA in 16 second half starts (104.2IP, 105H, 40ER)...Finished with the best ERA in MLB in August (1.90) and finished fourth in the AL in second half IP (104.2) and seventh in second half ERA (3.44, min 80.0IP)...Dropped first two decision on the year, including a 10-3 decision to New York on April 17 at Yankee Stadium...1.2IP, 8H, 8R/ER, 3HR (equal career-high)...Recorded first win of 2007 on April 27 vs. Baltimore (6.1IP, 6H, 3R/ER, 1BB, 5K)...DL - Pulled after 1.1IP on May 2 vs. Toronto, tallying 2H, 1R/ER, 2BB, 0K in the 7-6 Indians win...Later diagnosed w/left abdominal strain and placed on the DL on May 7, his fourth career DL stint and his first since the end of the 2002 season...At the time of the injury he was 1-2 w/a 7.90 ERA in six starts (27.1IP, 32H, 24ER, 14BB, 18K)...Made four minor league rehab starts...Activated from the DL on June 24 and worked 7.0 innings at Washington and was charged with his third loss after totaling 7H, 3R/ER, 0BB, 2K in the 3-1 defeat...Tossed 7.0IP June 29 vs. Tampa Bay...7.0IP, 5H, 1R/ER, 2BB, 7K (ND)...Went 37.2I{P without allowing a HR, including a span of six straight starts (April 27-July 13) without a HR...Hurled 6.0 shutout innings on Aug. 2 vs. Texas at Jacobs Field, snapping a personal 8-start winless streak in a 5-0 Tribe victory...6.0IP, 5H, 0R, 1BB, 5K...Eight straight starts w/o a win in a season was the longest such stretch of his career...Pitched a gem against John Danks and the White Sox in Chicago on Aug. 7...Matched season bests with 8.0IP and 2H (1R/ER, 0BB, 5K)...Was the first time in 2007 he won consecutive decisions/starts...Defeated the Devil Rays on Aug. 18 at Tropicana Field (7.0IP, 2H, 1R/ER, 2BB, 4K)...Blanked the Tigers for 8.0 frames on Aug. 23 at Comerica Park, but settled for a no-decision in the 3-1, 10-inning win...8.0IP, 5H, 0R, 2BB, 3K...Struck out a career-high nine batters on Sept. 23 vs. Oakland, picking up the victory in the AL Central division clincher...7.0IP, 4H, 2R/ER, 2BB, 9K, 1HR...Went 507 w/a 3.54ERA in 19 starts (124.1IP, 127H, 49ER) after his return from the DL...In August: Went 4-1 w/a 1.90ERA (1st in AL), 42.2IP (2nd in AL), 33 H, 9R/ER, 9BB, 23K...Indians won five of his seven games started...Stats - ERA over the first 2.0IP was 6.24 (49.0IP, 34ER)...Batters hit .254 (36-142) with RISP and .277 (18-65) with RISP-2outs...Batters hit .295 (72-244) with runners on base...Did not commit an error in 48TC (most TC in AL without E)...Basestealers were 14 for 21 off him...Was T13th w/20GIDP induced...7CS against were T7th among AL pitchers. 2006 Had another outstanding season, winning 15 games for the 2nd consecutive season as he topped the 200.0 inning mark and led the Indians pitching staff for the 3rd straight season...His 3 complete games and 2 shutouts were tied for 3rd and tied for 1st, respectively, in the American League and he was also tied for 10th in innings pitched (team-high 211.1IP), tied for 14th in wins (15)& tied for 16th in ERA (4.17)...Jake is one of just four (4) AL pitchers to post at least 14 wins in each of the last three seasons since 2004, joining Johan Santana, Kenny Rogers & Cliff Lee...Jake has 44 wins over that span, which is T5th in the AL since 2004...His 8 wins from August 1st on equaled the most in...Won his first start of the season on April 4 in Chicago against the White Sox, an 8-2 win over the Sox and Freddy Garcia...6.1IP, 6H, 2R/ER, 1BB, 4K...Won his 2nd straight start to begin season at 2-0 on April 9 vs. Minnesota (7.1IP, 2H, 1R/ER) and did not allow a hit after the 3rd inning...Lost 2 straight starts, April 14 and 19, allowing a single-game career-high 3 home runs on April 14 at Detroit ...Walked a career-high tying 6 in start of April 25 vs. Boston (ND, 5.0IP, 2R)...Went 2-2 w/a 5.60 in 6 April starts (35.1P, 41H, 22ER)...Earned his 4th victory as he tossed his 9th career complete game and 2nd career complete game shutout in the Indians 5-0 win over the Kansas City Royals in Jacobs Field on May 17...9.0IP, 6H, 0R, 0BB, 2K... Earned his 8th win in the Indians 7-6 win over the Boston Red Sox in start of August 3 in Fenway Park... Allowed a career-high 15 hits becoming just the 1st pitcher since Montreal's John Dobson on July 3, 1988 vs. Atlanta to win despite allowing 15 or more hits...8.0IP, 15H, 6R/ER, BB, K...Most hits allowed by an Indians pitcher since 8/30/92 at OAK (Nagy)...Tossed his 2nd shutout of the season (T1st in the AL) and the 3rd of his career in start of August 9 vs. the LA Angels (9.0IP, 9H, 0R, 1BB, 7K)...Was his 50th career win...According to Elias he is just the 3rd pitcher in the last 50 years to throw a CG/shutout after allowing at least 15 hits in his previous appearance (Roger Clemens, 1988; Jack Billingham, 1977)...Tossed his 3rd complete game and his 2nd straight CG of 2006 in loss on August 15 at Minnesota (L#8, 8.0IP, 8H, 4R/ER)...Tied a career-high w/8K on June 17 at Milwaukee (8.0IP, 5H, 0ER)...Was 1-1 w/a 3.12 ERA (34.2IP, 30H, 12ER) in 5 June starts...Earned his 7th win of the season on July 4, a 19-1 Indians victory over the NY Yankees in Jacobs Field (7.0IP, 5H, 1R/0ER)...Allowed 12 hits in his first start of the 2nd half on July 17 at LAA (L#5, season-low 3.2IP, 12H, 7R/5ER)...Won 8 of his last 11 starts from August 2nd on, going 8-3 w/a 3.94 ERA over the span (77.2IP, 104H, 34ER)...The 8 wins equaled the most in MLB from August 1st on...Won his last 3 starts on the year to get to 15 wins...In his last 24 starts starting with the May 17th shutout he was 12-8 w/a 3.67ERA (164.1IP, 191H, 67ER)...Over his last 22 starts after May 31 he was 11-7 w/a 3.60 ERA (150.0IP, 178H, 60ER)...MLB batters hit .296 (247- 835) with 15HR, including a mark of .300 (140-466)...Led MLB with 36 GIDP's induced...Also led the Majors with 74 total chances at pitcher for he 2nd straight season (has led AL for last 3 seasons)...Worked into the 6th inning in 18 of his last 20 starts and 28 of 32 on the season... Worked at least 6.0IP in 12 straight starts from August 18, 2005 to April 14, 2006...His 2.88 home ERA was 2nd in the AL while his road ERA was 5.40...Was 12th in the AL in slugging % allowed (.402)...Had 3rd best runs support in the AL per 9.0IP...Led team with 18 quality starts...His 0.64 (211.1IP, 15HR) HR per 9.0IP was 3rd lowest in the AL...Batters hit .268 (53-198) with RISP and .330 (33-100) with RISP- 2outs...Batters hit .309 (116-375) with runners on base...Allowed 16 steals (3CS), 9th most in the AL...Was 2nd in the AL w/a ground ball/fly ratio of 3.01 (449GB/149FB)...ERA in the 1st half was 4.19 compared to 4.15 in the 2nd half...Went 3-0 w/a 1.69 ERA in 3 starts vs. the Chicago White Sox (21.1IP, 18H, 4R/ER). 2005 Jake turned his season around to post another solid campaign after starting the year 2-9 through June 9 (at the time the 9 losses led the Majors)...From start of June 14 thru the end of the season he was 13-6 w/a 4.20 ERA in 21 starts (135.0IP, 146H, 63ER) after starting the season 2-9...Finished the season tied for 8th in wins (15) and tied for 3rd in losses, becoming the first big league pitcher since Chuck Finley in 1996 (15-16) to win and lose 15 games...Gaylord Perry was the last Indian in 1973 (19-19)...Also finished 10th in the AL in innings pitched (210.2) and tied for 3rd in starts (34)... Jake made his first career opening day start on April 4 in Chicago, a tough-luck 1-0 loss to the Sox and Mark Buehrle in the franchise's first ever 1-0 loss on opening day...Tossed a complete game in the effort (7th career CG)...8.0IP, 4H, 1R/ER, 1BB, 3K... Lasted just 2.0IP in his 2nd start of April 9 vs. Detroit, his shortest start since Sept. 11, 2003 at KC (1.0IP) as his 8 runs/7ER allowed equaled career highs at the time (grand slam to Marcus Thames)...Tossed his 2nd complete game (8th career) in a 2-0 shutout loss at Anaheim in start of April 20 (8.0IP, 5H, 2ER, 4K, HR)...Finished tied for 10th in AL in CG (2)... Did not win in April, losing his career-worst 5th straight decision/start against Detroit in his April 27 start (2.1IP, 8H, career-high 9R/ER)...Was 0-5 w/a 6.35 ERA in 5 starts in April (28.1IP, 27H, 20ER)...Earned 1st victory of the season in start of May 3 against the Minnesota Twins, a 4-2 Tribe victory...6.0 IP, 8H, 2R/ER, BB, 3K, HR (Morneau)... Went a season-high 8.1IP in a 2-1 loss vs. LAA on May 18 (8.1IP, 5H, 2ER, season-high 8K) to fall to 1-7. u Won 4 straight starts, June 14-30 and July 21-August 6...Went 9-4 w/a 4.26 ERA in the 2nd half, tied for the 4th most wins in the AL after the break...Did not give up an earned run in a 14.1 IP-span after going 7.0 shutout IP on July 26 at Oakland (2H)...Won his 4th straight game and improved to 10-12 in the Tribe's 4-2 win at Detroit on August 6...7.0KP, 4H, 2R/ER, BB, career-high 8K, HR (Ordonez)... From July 21 on he was 9-3 w/a 4.10 ERA in 14GS (90.0IP, 103H, 41ER)...Improved to 13-13 and reached the .500 mark for the first time in his outing of August 28 against the Toronto Blue Jays, a 4-1 win...6.1IP, 8H, 1ER... Improved to 15-14 in his outing of September 14 vs. Oakland, a 6-4 win...Perfect thru 5.0IP, did not allow a hit until the 6th...7.0IP, 2H, 3R/ER, 3BB, HR (Swisher)...Again equaled a season/career-high w/8K in start of Sept. 25 at KC and fell for the 15th time in his last start of Oct. 1 vs. Chicago-AL (7.0IP, 4ER, 3R HR to Iguchi)... Batters hit .298 (103-346) w/runners on & .304 (62-204) with RISP, .333 (28-84) w/RISP-2outs...Batters are hitting .242 (115-476) w/no one on base...Was on the wrong end of two Indians shutouts as the Indians have scored 157 runs over 34 starts (4.6RS/GS)...Over his last 19GS after June 24 the Indians are averaging 5.7 runs per start for Jake (109RS, 19GS)...Induced 25 GDP's (T4th in AL) & his GB/FB ratio of 3.13 (432GB/138FB) was by far the top mark in the AL...Led all Major League pitchers with 82 total chances (2E, .976 fielding, 18th best % among AL pitchers)... His 121 runs allowed were 6th in the AL and his 105ER allowed were 9th...His slugging % allowed of .395 was 10th in the AL. 2004 Was one of the top starters in the AL as he finished the season with the 3rd lowest ERA in the AL and was named to his first AL All-Star Team...Also finished tied for the AL lead with 5 CG's, which were the most by an Indian since Bartolo Colon (6) in 1998, ended up tied for 8th in wins (14) and tied for 9th w/215.2IP...Led the team in wins (14) and innings (professional-high 215.2IP) after starting the season in a relief role...Was the first Indian to reach the 14-win mark since Sabathia in 2001 (17W) and the first Indian since Charles Nagy in 1996 (3.41) to place in the top 3 in the AL in ERA...Started the season in relief, mainly due to Bob Wickman's spring elbow setback ... Lost his 2004 debut in the season's 2nd game on 4/6 at Minnesota, throwing 3.0 shutout IP before allowing an RBI single in the 15th inning that gave the Twins and 7-6 win (3.2IP, 4H, 1R/ER, 4BB, 1SO)...Enjoyed a career outing in relief on 4/19 vs. Detroit after starter Jeff D'Amico failed to record a single out prior to 65 rain delay... Entered the game in the 1st inning with no one out and 2 men on and retired all 21 batters he faced in 7.0IP of work (7.0IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 7K) to set a new career-high in relief innings pitched and equaled a then single-game career-high in strikeouts w/7...Longest relief outing by an Indian since Dave Burba on 8/17/01 vs. Anaheim...Became the first pitcher since 1969 to pitch seven perfect innings in relief; the previous highs were the 6.2 perfect innings pitched by Casey Cox in 1969 and John Montague in 1977...Pitched a career-high 9.0IP in tossing just the 2nd CG of his career in his next outing/first start on 4/25 in a 3-2 win at Detroit...Retired the first 5 hitters of the game, giving him 27 in row retired dating back to appearance on 4/14 vs. MIN followed by outing on 4/19 (9.0IP, 2H, 2R/ER, 3BB, 3K)...1st CG by a Tribe pitcher in '04...For his efforts on 4/19 & 25 he earned AL player of the week honors, going 1-0 w/a 1.13 ERA for the week (16.0IP, 2H, 2ER, 10K)...First Tribe pitcher to win weekly honor since Bartolo ColÛn for the week of 9/24/00...Recorded his 3rd straight win in tossing the first complete game shutout of his career on 6/14 vs. Baltimore, a 14-0 win over the Orioles to improve to 6-2 (3rd career; 1st CG/SHO by Tribe pitcher since Sabathia on 8/15/03)...Did not allow a runner to 3rd base...9.0IP, 4H, 0R, 2BB, 4K...Struck out a career-high 8 on 6/29 at Detroit (6.0IP, 9H, 6R/ER, 2BB, 8SO-career high)...Was 2-2 in 6 June starts with a 2.85 ERA (41.0IP, 39H, 13ER)...Recorded his 3rd CG of the year/4th career in start of 7/15 at Seattle to open the 2nd half (8.0IP, 4H, 2R/ER, 1BB, season/career-high tying 8 strikeouts)...Worked at least 8.0IP seven times in 2004...Won a career-high 5 straight decisions from 7/20-8/14, going 5-0 with a 4.58 ERA in 6 starts over the span (39.1IP, 45H, 20ER)...Tribe scored 60 runs over the 6 games (10.0RS/gm) ...Earned his career-high 13th win on 9/22 at Detroit (7.0IP, 7H, 3R/ER, 3BB, 5K)...Topped the 200.0IP inning mark for the 1st time in the start, the only Tribe pitcher that did so in 2004... Over his last 10GS from August 14 thru the end of the season he was 4-4 w/a 2.88ERA (68.2IP, 65H, 22ER)...His 2.36 home ERA was the lowest in the AL...His .308 on-base % allowed was 6th lowest mark in the league, his .386 slugging % 4th lowest & his fly ball ratio of 2.72 (435G/160F) the 2nd best in the AL to Derek Lowe... His 0.79 HR all'd per 9.0IP was 5th lowest in the AL...His 11.4 runners all'd per 9.0IP was 6th in the AL (274/215.2)...Batters hit .223 (48-215, 8th lowest in AL) with RISP, .200 (18-90) with RISP-2outs and .278 (93-335) with runners on base...Named to his 1st All-Star Team on 7/10 to replace the injured Curt Schilling (DNP)...Lowest start was 5.0IP (4 times)...Was 4th in the league with 29 GIDP's induced. 2003 Spent most of the year in Cleveland between the rotation and the bullpen before a 2 week stint in Buffalo to stretch out his arm in preparation to a return to the rotation...Was inserted into the rotation on 4/4 when Jason Bere was placed on the 15-day DL w/a sore shoulder, but was scratched from his first start on 4/6 at Kansas City (rain)...Picked up his first win of the season and his first as a starter since 7/25/01 vs. CWS in his start on 4/21 in Chicago-AL (5.2IP, 6H, 2R/ER)...Tossed a then season-low 2.1IP against Seattle w/a season-high 7 runs allowed in start on 5/15 (2.1IP, 5H, 7R/ER)...Went 1-1 in May in 5 starts w/a 8.37 ERA (23.2IP, 36H, 22R/ER) that led to his relief stint in June...Spent the month of June in the bullpen, going 1-1 w/a 1.93 ERA in 11 relief appearances (14.0IP, 12H, 3R/ER, 2BB, 6K)...Was optioned to AAA Buffalo on 6/29 in order to return to the rotation...Made 2 starts for the AAA Bisons, not allowing a hit over 10.0 innings of work...Was recalled prior to start of 7/12 vs. Chicago-AL (night) from AAA Buffalo...Evened his record at 4-4 in his 10th start of the year on 7/12 (N) vs. Chicago-AL in his first start since 5/26 (5.0IP, 3H, 1R/ER)...Walked a career-high 6 in start vs. Toronto on 8/30 (L#8, 5.1IP, 8H, 4R)... Tossed his first career CG in start at Detroit on 9/4, a 2-1 tough-luck loss to the Tigers and Gary Knotts (8.0IP, 5H, 1ER, 5K)...Was shortened to a 1.0IP start (lowest of season) on 9/11 @KC due to a pair of rain delays...Won his then career-high 7th game on 9/17 vs. KC (6.1IP, 4H, 1R/ER) and finished the season by falling to 7-10 against Minnesota on 9/23 despite allowing only 3ER over 7.0IP...Went 1-2 w/a 2.01 ERA in 4 September starts (22.1IP, 17H, 7R/5ER, 5BB, 11K) and limited hitters to a .210 (17-81, 1HR) average against...Finished 3rd among all American League pitchers with 26 GIDP's induced. 2002 Limited to just 41.2 innings and 11 appearances after spending most of the season on the major league disabled list...Began the year on the 15-day DL after having surgery on his right elbow to remove bone spurs and transpose his ulnar nerve on 2/26 in Cleveland after being limited to just 2 bullpen sessions as the start of major league spring training camp in Winter Haven...Was officially placed on the 15-day DL on 3/30 and rehabbed the arm in extended spring training from the middle of March until mid-June...Began a 30-day rehab assignment at AA Akron and AAA Buffalo on 6/16, making 3 starts at Akron and 2 starts (1 official start) at Buffalo before being activated off the DL to start the second half on 7/11...Activated from the DL on 7/11...Made 7 relief appearances from 7/13-8/4, receiving 2 blown saves in his last 2 relief outings despite posting a 1-1 record over his last 3 relief appearances with a 3.52 ERA (7.2IP, 8H, 3ER)...Earned only win of the year in his last relief outing at Seattle on 8/4 (2.2IP, 3H, 1R/ER)...Made his first start of the season on 8/9 vs. Texas (6.0IP, 5H, 2R/ER, 1BB, 4SO) and did not get a decision in the 3-2 Rangers win...Made 2nd start on 8/15 at Tampa Bay, working a career-high 8.0IP in the 4-3 loss (ND, 8.0IP, 6H, 1R/ER, 0BB, 3SO) in his best outing of the season...Was shutdown for the season after start of 8/25 after continued soreness in elbow and MRI of 8/31 revealed a bone bruise in his right elbow. 2001 Spent his first season in the Indians organization after spending the 2000 season in the Yankees organization between AAA Columbus, New York and the DL...The 24-year old promising right-hander bounced around between AAA Buffalo and the big leagues, spending the month of July in the Indians rotation...Spent five stints with Cleveland in 2001, spending the remainder of the year at AAA Buffalo...Began the year at Buffalo and made major league stints from 4/10-22, 5/29-6/1, 6/2-5, 6/15-7/31 and from 8/24 through the remainder of the season...Was optioned out of spring training on 3/20...Made his Indians debut on 4/11 at Chicago-AL, working 3.1 IP in relief of Chuck Finley...His first 10 appearances in the big leagues came in relief, compiling a mark of 1-0 with a 2.75 ERA over his first 10 outings thru 6/29 (19.2 IP, 21 H, 6 R/ER, 5 BB, 14 SO)...Picked up his first major league win in the Tribe's 4-2 win over the Minnesota Twins on 6/20, working a scoreless 5th inning in relief of Chuck Finley... Worked a season/career-high 4.1 innings of relief and a relief career-high 6 relief strikeouts on 6/4 at Minnesota...Made his first start of the season and first start with the Indians on 7/3 vs. Boston, picking up his first career win as a starter in the Tribe's 9-1 win (6.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R/ER, 2 BB, 4 K)...Over his six July starts in place of Jaret Wright he went 2-3 with a 7.22 ERA (28.2 IP, 38 H, 23 ER, 11 BB, 22 SO), notching a career-best 7 strikeouts on 7/ 15 at Houston...Despite spending 107 days in Cleveland he compiled a record of 8-1 with a 3.20 ERA in 12 starts at Buffalo (64.2 IP, 60 H, 23 ER)...In relief w/Cleveland he was 2-1 with a 4.75 ERA in 17 outings (36.0 IP, 41 H, 19 ER, 26 SO) as he was 2-3 with a 7.22 ERA (28.2 IP, 38 H, 23 ER) in a starting role...Batters hit .333 (23-69) off him w/ RISP...Best month was June, going 1-0 with a 1.23 ERA in 10 relief outings (14.2 IP, 13 H, 2 ER, 12 SO). 2000 Spent the season in the Yankees organization between AAA Columbus, New York and the disabled list...Began the year at AAA Columbus after his option out of major league camp on 3/7...Made his first 13 starts of the season for the AAA Clippers from 4/6 to 6/8, going 5-6 with a 4.66 ERA (75.1 IP, 77 H, 39 ER) before being recalled by the Yankees on 6/17...Tossed back-to-back complete game victories on 5/29 (7.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R/ER, 1 BB, 3 SO) vs. Buffalo and on 6/3 at Ottawa (9.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R/2 ER, 2 BB, 11 SO)...Jacob made his major league debut on 6/17 vs. the Chicago White Sox in Yankee Stadium...Lost his debut to the White Sox, 10-9, allowing 6 runs (6 ER) in 1.2 innings...Appeared in the relief the next day against Chicago (2.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R) and made his second and last start at the big league level on 6/22 at Boston (2.2 IP, 6 H, 4 R/ER, 2 BB, 1 SO)...Was optioned back to AAA Columbus on 6/23...Made three more appearances in Columbus for the Clippers (0-1, 13.2 IP, 17 H, 7 ER) before going on the Columbus disabled list with what was originally diagnosed as a strained left oblique muscle...Was acquired by the Indians on 7/25 and was transferred to the AAA Buffalo disabled list...Injury was later diagnosed as a broken rib...Was transferred to the 60-day disabled list on 9/1 when Chris Nichting was added to the 40-man roster...Tabbed as the 7th best prospect in the Indians organization by Baseball America after the season. 1999 Pitched in the Montreal system for the second straight year before being traded to New York for RHP Hideki Irabu on 12/22...For the third straight season he recorded a double-digit win total, made at least 27 starts and topped to 170.0 inning plateau...In his final 14 starts from 6/23-9/3 he was 9-1 with a 1.93 ERA (97.2 IP, 21 ER) with two shutouts...Was named Expos Minor League Pitcher of the Month in August, going 5-0 with a 1.91 ERA (37.2 IP, 8 ER)...After the trade he was named the 10th best prospect in the Yankee organization by Baseball America. 1998 Pitched to A Jupiter in the Florida State League in Expos system...Finished 2nd in the Florida State League with 171.0 innings pitched and his 3.26 ERA was 8th. 1997 Played for A Asheville in the South Atlantic League in the Rockies organization...Established a career-best 14 wins for the Tourists, which finished tied for first in the SAL...His 2 shutouts were tied for 2nd in the SAL, his 3 complete games were tied for 5th and his 170.0 IP were T-5th...Was traded to the Expos for 2B Mike Lansing on 12/16. 1996 Split the year between the Rockies Arizona Rookie League squad and Portland, going a combined 5-3 with a 2.78 ERA in 15 starts (87.1 IP, 88 H, 27 ER)...His 2.87 ERA was the 8th best mark in the Arizona Rookie League.