Ryan Vogelsong

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  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 4"/215
  • Age: 38


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Ryan Vogelsong Stats

9-11 4.67 135.0 108 1.47

Ryan Vogelsong MLB Career Stats

58-68 4.45 1107.2 839 1.40

Ryan Vogelsong Bio

  • Full Name: Ryan Andrew Vogelsong
  • Pronunciation: VOH-guhl-sahng
  • Born: 7/22/1977 in Charlotte, NC
  • Draft: 1998, San Francisco Giants, 5th rd. (158th overall)
  • College: Kutztown
  • Debut: September 2, 2000
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2015 Stats 9 11 4.67 33 22 0 135.0 108 1.47
MLB Career Stats 58 68 4.45 265 165 0 1107.2 839 1.40
  • Status: Active

Ryan Vogelsong Four-seam FB Statcast Averages

Year Team LG NP Pitch Type Avg Pitch Speed (mph) Avg Perceived Speed (mph) Avg Spin Rate (rpm) Avg Extension (feet) Avg Exit Velocity (mph)
2015 Giants NL 980 Four-seam FB 91.45 91.87 2060.00 6.52 89.44
MLB Avg - - - Four-seam FB 92.88 92.52 2212.00 6.16 89.92


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September 8, 2015 at 12:09 AM ET

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August 24, 2015 at 1:34 AM ET

Vogelsong lasts 3 1/3 against Pirates

Giants right-hander Ryan Vogelsong lost after allowing three runs on seven hits and four walks with two strikeouts in 3 1/3 innings against the Pirates on Sunday.


Ryan Vogelsong Awards

World Series Championship

Year Team League
2012 San Francisco NL
2014 San Francisco NL

NL All-Star

Year Team League
2011 San Francisco NL

Giants Willie McCovey Award

Year Team League
2011 San Francisco NL

Ryan Vogelsong Leaderboards

Earned Run Average

Season ERA Rank
2011 2.71 4th in NL
2012 3.37 11th in NL


Season W Rank
2011 13 12th in NL
2012 14 16th in NL


Season SO Rank
2014 151 25th in NL


Season WHIP Rank
2011 1.25 22nd in NL
2012 1.23 23rd in NL

Batting Average Against

Season AVG Rank
2011 .244 14th in NL
2012 .242 15th in NL

Games Started

Season GS Rank
2012 31 23rd in NL
2014 32 12th in NL

Complete Games

Season CG Rank
2011 1 20th in NL
2014 1 12th in NL


Season SHO Rank
2011 1 6th in NL

Strikeouts per Nine Innings

Season K/9 Rank
2011 6.96 24th in NL
2012 7.50 24th in NL
2014 7.36 25th in NL

Strikeout/Walk Ratio

Season K/BB Rank
2011 2.28 15th in NL
2012 2.55 18th in NL
2014 2.60 18th in NL

Bases on Balls

Season BB Rank
2004 67 20th in NL
2011 61 25th in NL
2012 62 17th in NL
2014 58 22nd in NL
2015 58 17th in NL

Ryan Vogelsong Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
January 23, 2015 San Francisco Giants signed free agent RHP Ryan Vogelsong.
October 30, 2014 RHP Ryan Vogelsong elected free agency.
October 3, 2014 San Francisco Giants activated RHP Ryan Vogelsong.
October 1, 2014 San Francisco Giants reassigned RHP Ryan Vogelsong to the minor leagues.
December 4, 2013 San Francisco Giants signed free agent RHP Ryan Vogelsong.
November 5, 2013 RHP Ryan Vogelsong elected free agency.
August 9, 2013 San Francisco Giants activated RHP Ryan Vogelsong from the 60-day disabled list.
July 30, 2013 San Francisco Giants sent RHP Ryan Vogelsong on a rehab assignment to Richmond Flying Squirrels.
July 26, 2013 San Francisco Giants sent RHP Ryan Vogelsong on a rehab assignment to San Jose Giants.
July 23, 2013 San Francisco Giants sent RHP Ryan Vogelsong on a rehab assignment to AZL Giants.
June 8, 2013 San Francisco Giants transferred RHP Ryan Vogelsong from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list. Fractured right hand.
May 21, 2013 San Francisco Giants placed RHP Ryan Vogelsong on the 15-day disabled list. Fractured right hand.
April 15, 2012 San Francisco Giants activated RHP Ryan Vogelsong from the 15-day disabled list.
April 5, 2012 sent RHP Ryan Vogelsong on a rehab assignment to Fresno Grizzlies.
March 30, 2012 San Francisco Giants placed RHP Ryan Vogelsong on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 26, 2012. Strained lower back.
April 17, 2011 San Francisco Giants selected the contract of RHP Ryan Vogelsong from Fresno Grizzlies.
April 5, 2011 Ryan Vogelsong assigned to Fresno Grizzlies.
January 14, 2011 San Francisco Giants signed free agent RHP Ryan Vogelsong to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
November 6, 2010 RHP Ryan Vogelsong elected free agency.
July 28, 2010 RHP Ryan Vogelsong assigned to Salt Lake Bees from Los Angeles Angels.
July 27, 2010 Los Angeles Angels signed free agent RHP Ryan Vogelsong to a minor league contract.
July 15, 2010 Lehigh Valley IronPigs released RHP Ryan Vogelsong.
April 5, 2010 RHP Ryan Vogelsong assigned to Lehigh Valley IronPigs from Philadelphia Phillies.
January 7, 2010 Philadelphia Phillies signed free agent RHP Ryan Vogelsong to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.

Ryan Andrew Vogelsong Bio Info

Married (Nicole, Nov. 12, 2005)…son Ryder (Aug. 26, 2009)...Attended Kutztown University, where he was named an All-American in 1998...Was inducted into Kutztown University Athletics Hall of Fame Oct. 21, 2005.


Veteran right-hander went 8-13 with a 4.00 ERA (82er, 184.2ip), including one complete game in a career-high 32 starts, completing his fourth consecutive season with San Francisco...Registered 184.2 innings, the second-most of his career (189.2ip in 2012) and struck out 151 batters, also the second-most in his big league career...His 13 losses matched the most he's had in a single season in his career (also had 13 in 2004)...Received just 2.79 runs of support at home, which ranked as the sixth-lowest in the NL...received one or fewer runs of support in 11 of 16 home starts...Fashioned the third-lowest ERA in Interleague play among NL pitchers, logging a 1.73 figure (5er, 26.0ip) in four starts...only WSH's Stephen Strasburg (1.31) and SD's Andrew Cashner (1.35) had lower ERAs than Vogelsong...Allowed a career-high 69 extra base hits, tied for the fourth-most among NL pitchers...beginning Aug. 1, allowed 10 home runs (in 11 starts)...that was tied for the fourth-most home runs allowed in the Majors in that span...Went 0-4 with a 5.53 ERA (17er, 27.2ip) in five Sept. starts...however, the Giants gave him a total of just three runs of support.


In his third-straight season with San Francisco and his ninth season overall in the big leagues, went 4-6 with a 5.73 ERA (66er, 103.2ip) in 19 starts. Began the year by pitching for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic...went 1-1 with a 3.72 ERA (4er, 9.2ip) in two starts before the U.S. was eliminated in the second round. Earned his first career WBC victory in his first start on March 9 vs. Italy after tossing 4.0 innings and allowing two runs on six hits in a 6-2 win. Took the hill in an elimination game against Puerto Rico in round two on March 15 and suffered the defeat, l gging 5.2 frames and allowing two runs on four hits. Re lly struggled in his first eight regular season starts, going 1-4 with an 8.06 ERA (37er, 41.1ip)...had just one quality start in that stretch and his 37 earned runs were the most among all qualifying pitchers in the Majors. After allowing a season-high eight runs in just 2.0 innings of work on May 15 at Toronto, he bounced back and was having one of his best starts of the seas n on May 20 vs. Washington, tossing 5.0-shutout innings...however, was hit by a pitch on his right hand while batting against Nationals' RHP Craig Stammen and X-rays later showed a dislocated joint in the pinky finger of his pitching hand and it was broken above and bleow the finger. Underwent surgery on his fractured ight hand on May 21 at Stanford Hospital...the urgery was performed by Dr. Tim McAdams...had five pins inserted in the finger to stabilize the area. Began a minor league rehab assignment July 23 in Arizona and after making four rehab starts (one with rookie-level Arizona, one with single-A San Jose, two at double-A Richmond), he was reinstated off the 60-day disabled list on Aug. 9 after missing a total of 69 big league games. Prior to getting injured, was 2-4 with a 7.19 ERA (37er, 46.1ip) in nine starts...pitched better when he came back from his injury by going 2-2 with a 4.55 figure (29er,57.1ip) in his final 10 outings. 28 of his 73 runs (38.4%) allowed came in the 5th inning. Right-handed batters hit .327 (73-for-223) off him, which was the second highest figure in the National League (min. of 200 batters faced) and he allowed a .364 (36-for- 99) avg. against with runners in scoring position, which ranked as the second-highest mark in the NL (min. of 75 opponent at-bats).

2012 Posted a 14-9 record with a 3.37 ERA (71er, 189.2ip) and 158 strikeouts in 31 starts. Was the NL ERA leader as late as Aug. 12, fashioning a 2.27 figure, however over his last 10 starts, he posted a 6.75 ERA, raising his season figure from 2.27 to his final 3.37 mark, rising more than a full point...he finished the season ranked 11th in the NL in ERA. His 14 victories, 31 starts and 158 strikeouts in 2012 were all career-highs. His 3.37 ERA in 2012 trailed only Matt Cain among Giants' starting pitchers. Tossed 6.0-or-more innings in his first 21 outings to begin the season, tying Atlee Hammaker for the third-longest streak to begin a campaign in Giants history (since 1918). Missed the first four weeks of spring training and began the season on the 15-day disabled list with a strained lower back, which he injured while doing squats in the first week of February back home...appeared in just one Cactus League game and several minor league games before the Giants broke camp. Fashioned the lowest ERA in the Majors during the month of May (1.51 ERA), allowing just seven earned runs in 41.2 innings...allowed just one earned run-or-fewer in five of his last six contests in May. His 22 quality starts were tied for the eighth-most in the NL. Had a run of 16-straight quality starts from May 3-July 29...it ranked as the second-longest stretch in Giants' history, but is the longest for a single season. 2011 Had storybook season after an odyssey that included stops in 10 minor league cities, plus San Francisco, Pittsburgh, Japan and Venezuela over 14 professional seasons ... Named to his 1st-ever All-Star team in 2011, Vogelsong went 13-7 with 2.71 ERA (54er, 179.2ip) in 30 games (28 starts) for San Francisco, by far his best season in his professional career ... Was also named 2011 Willie Mac Award winner ... His 13 wins were career-high and most he's ever had at any professional level in his 14-year career ... Finished 4th in National League with 2.71 ERA...only Los Angeles' (NL) Clayton Kershaw (2.28), Philadelphia's Roy Halladay (2.35) and Cliff Lee (2.40) had lower ERA's than Vogelsong among qualifiers ... Owned league's lowest ERA for brief stretch, holding lead for total of 15 days in 2011 ... His 2.15 ERA (26er, 109.0ip) at home was 3rd-lowest figure in NL behind Kershaw (1.69) and Lee (1.94)... among Giants starting pitchers, his home ERA was 2ndlowest in AT&T Park history for single season, trailing Tim Lincecum's 1.88 mark in 2009 ... Went 6-1 with 3.57 ERA (28er, 70.2ip) in 13 games (12 starts) on road ... Posted 7th-lowest opponents avg. against with runners in scoring position in NL, holding opposition to .200 clip (29-for-145) ... Allowed 3 runs-or-fewer in 23 of his 28 starts ... Won 9 of his 1st 10 decisions, going 9-1 with 2.19 ERA through his 1st 20 games (18 starts), but then 4-6 with 3.62 figure in his final 10 starts ... Received most run support among Giants' starters, averaging 4.26 runs per game ... Non-roster invitee to Giants' spring camp, Vogelsong had his contract purchased from triple-A Fresno on April 17, taking roster spot of LHP Barry Zito, who landed on 15-day disabled list for 1st time in his career ... Had made just 2 starts for triple-A Fresno, going 2-0 with 1.59 ERA (2er, 11.1ip) with 17 strikeouts against just 5 walks ... Made his 1st Major League appearance since 2006 and his 1st as Giant since 2001 when he relieved Tim Lincecum on April 18 at Colorado ... Worked 4.1-scoreless innings of relief before sliding into SF's starting rotation ... Made his 1st start for Giants on April 28 at Pittsburgh, team that Vogelsong played for from 2001-06...marked his 1st start in big leagues since Sept. 29, 2004 at Philadelphia...proceeded to toss 5.2 innings, allowing 2 runs on 4 hits to help SF earn 5-2 victory...tied his careerhigh with 8 Ks ... Went 2,412 days between wins as starter...last pitcher to go as long as that between wins as starter was Brian Tallett (2,412 days, Sept. 16, 2002-April 24, 2009) ... Took perfect game into 6th inning in his start on May 8 at Colorado...entered inning having thrown 72 pitches, unusually high number for someone throwing no-no through 5.0 innings...lost his no-hitter after giving up clean leadoff single to Chris Iannetta, his only hit allowed through 6.1 innings of work...his 5.0 innings without allowing hit was longest he had taken no-hitter in his career ... Was credited with his 1st career Major League complete game on May 14 at Chicago-NL, tossing 6.0-shutout innings in 6.0-inning rain-shortened game ... Had 6-straight starts of allowing no more than 1 run from May 8-June 5...it was longest by any Giants pitcher since Matt Cain had 6 in row in 2006 ... Had 9-consecutive starts of allowing 2 runs-or-fewer from May 8-June 22...that streak tied Jason Schmidt (2006) and Bill Swift (1992) for 2nd-longest in SF-era history for single season...Juan Marichal holds record with 10-straight games of allowing 2 runs-or-fewer in 1966 ... For 1st time in his career was selected to All-Star team by manager Bruce Bochy...according to Elias, only other player to make All-Star team 1st season after returning from 4+ season absence was Mickey Harris of Red Sox in 1946...Voglesong did not appear in Mid-Summer Classic ... On Aug. 3 vs. Arizona, he allowed one run in 6.0 innings to improve his record to 9-1 in Giants' 8-1 victory...it was Vogelsong's 12th-consecutive undefeated start, allowing no more than 3 earned runs in any of them...only one other Giants pitcher compiled such single-season streak that long during 99 seasons in which earned runs have been officially compiled: Al Demaree in 1913 (18 straight starts).. ... His 1st half success tailed off in 2nd half as he went just 7-6 with 3.26 ERA in 14 starts following All-Star break ... Lost season-high 5-consecutive starts from Aug. 19-Sept. 10...however, most of those losses could be contributed to very low run support, as he received total of just 3 runs of support in those 5 outings ... Was named Willie Mac Award winner prior to game on Sept. 9 vs. Los Angeles...annual honor is bestowed upon most inspirational player on team, as voted upon by Giants players, coaches, training staff and fans ... Snapped his 5-game losing streak with win on Sept. 15 at Colorado that propelled him to end year on 3-game winning streak. 2010 Signed minor league deal with Philadelphia and was released July 16, then signed minor league deal with Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim July 27...Went 2-5 with 4.91 ERA (32er, 58.2ip) in 25 games (7 starts) for triple-A Lehigh Valley...Had 1-3 record with 4.66 ERA (19er, 36.2ip) in 8 games (7 starts) with triple-A Salt Lake. 2009 Pitched for the Orix Buffaloes in Japan. 2008 Pitched for the Hanshin Tigers in Japan. 2007 Pitched for the Hanshin Tigers in Japan. 2006 Began season with Pittsburgh...Was scored upon once in his first three outings...Surrendered home run (a pinch-hit shot by Gabe Gross) in first outing on 4/4 at Milwaukee...Was scored upon in five of eight games in April...Was scored upon just once in his first five games in May...Whiffed a season-high four batters on 5/14 vs. Florida...Allowed one run while working a career-high five innings of relief on 5/27 in Pittsburgh's 8-7, 18-inning win vs. Houston...Posted a 1.23 ERA in May...Was scored upon in all six of his appearances in June...Was designated for assignment on 6/27 and outrighted to Triple-A Indianapolis on 7/7...Allowed at least one base runner in all 20 of his appearances with Pittsburgh...Made debut with Indianapolis on 7/8 and tossed 3.2 scoreless innings in lone relief outing...Tossed six shutout innings while picking up first win on 7/13 vs. Buffalo...Lost four straight starts from 7/18 thru 8/5...Surrendered a total of two runs in back-to-back starts on 7/25 and 7/30 but suffered losses in both outings...Suffered the loss while tossing complete game on 8/5 at Columbus...Snapped four-game losing streak with win on 8/10 vs. Louisville...Allowed one run in eight innings but suffered loss on 8/15 vs. Norfolk (the Indians were held to one hit over eight innings by Tides starter Brian Bannister)...Won last two starts on 8/26 at Columbus and 9/1 vs. Louisville...Worked at least six innings in nine of his 10 Triple-A starts...Was named the Indians Player of the Month for August after going 2-2 with a 2.12 ERA in five starts. 2005 Spent first full season pitching in relief and established career high in appearances...Ranked fifth among National League relievers in innings pitched...Was part of Pittsburgh's Opening Day roster for the second straight season...Made season debut on Opening Day vs. Milwaukee on 4/4 and retired nine of the 10 batters he faced while pitching 3.0 scoreless innings...Was roughed up for four runs in 1.0 inning in second appearance on 4/9 @San Diego...Surrendered a home run to Xavier Nady on 4/9 but then went 16 straight appearances without serving up a long ball...Was scored upon in five of his six outings (8.1ip) from 4/9 thru 5/1...Went 12 straight games without pitching from 5/7 to 5/21...His appearance on 5/22 vs. Colorado (1.0ip/0r) was his first since 5/6...Also made appearance the following day in St. Louis (1.0ip/1r)...Was scored upon in 10 of his 12 outings from 5/23 thru 7/10 (26.1ip/16r/15er - 5.13 ERA)...Tossed a career-high 4.1 innings of relief on 5/29 @Cincinnati and whiffed five batters...Was scored upon in back-to-back outings on 7/18 (1.2ip/4er) and 7/27 (3.2ip/2er)...Allowed just one hit (a Juan Encarnacion home run) in 3.2 innings of relief, but lost first decision on 7/27 @Florida...Pitched 4.0 innings of hitless relief vs. Los Angeles on 8/7...Tied career high with 4.1 innings of relief on 8/24 vs. St. Louis...Picked up first win on 9/9 @Cincinnati, his first since 9/19/04...Won second game on 9/14 @St. Louis...Was charged with just one earned run in final six appearances (6.1ip)...Suffered loss and only "blown save" in last outing on 9/30 vs. Milwaukee...Held opponents to a .220 batting average following the All-Star break (they hit .291 prior)...Allowed eight of his 23 inherited runners to score...Went 1-for-9 (.111) at the plate, doubling off Philadelphia's Cory Lidle @PNC Park on 7/4...Was inducted into Kutztown University Athletics Hall of Fame on 10/21. 2004 Went 1-0 with a team-leading 2.05 ERA in seven spring training appearances (three starts)...He also led the team in strikeouts (29) and innings pitched (29.1) during the Grapefruit League campaign...Spent entire regular season in the majors for the first time in his career...Retired 12 of the first 14 batters he faced and earned the win in first outing of the season on 4/8 vs. Philadelphia...Lost seven straight decisions from 4/14 thru 6/18, the longest losing streak by a Pirates pitcher since Todd Ritchie lost eight straight in 2001...Went 0-3 with a 13.50 ERA (12.0ip/23h/18er) while surrendering six home runs in three starts from 4/14-26...Surrendered season-high eight runs in 9-1 loss vs. Chicago on 4/20...Went 2-for-2 with a double and an RBI while losing a 6-3 decision @St. Louis on 5/27...Pitched just 2.0 innings in 8-1 loss vs. St. Louis on 6/1...Held Cubs to two runs over 6.0+ innings @Wrigley Field, but lost his sixth straight decision on 6/6...Lost for the seventh straight time on 6/18 vs. Seattle...Snapped seven-game losing streak with a 7-2 win over Pete Munro @Houston on 6/23...Moved into the bullpen following his start on 6/23...Served up a homer to Cincinnati's Adam Dunn on 6/27, his first relief appearance since 6/15/03...Did not allow a run in three straight relief appearances (3.0ip) from 7/6-19...Made final relief outing on 7/24 vs. Cincinnati (3.0ip/1r); entered the game in the 3rd inning with the bases loaded and nobody out and did not allow any of his inherited runners to score...Moved back into the starting rotation on 7/31 @Milwaukee and responded with second straight victory (5.0ip/3h/1r)...Lasted just 1.1 innings as a starter (4h/5r) in 13-1 loss @San Diego on 8/6...Lost four of his five starts during the month of August...Surrendered seven runs in 2.2ip and suffered third straight loss on 9/6 vs. Milwaukee...Won back-to-back starts on 9/11 vs. Houston (6.0ip/1r) and in game one vs. New York on 9/19 (7.0ip/0r)...Failed to record an out and was charged with seven runs while suffering 13th loss on 9/24 vs. Cincinnati. ...Allowed just one run in final start on 9/29 @Philadelphia (game two)...Was charged with one earned run or less in three of his last four starts...Allowed a team-high 38 runs in the 1st inning...The Pirates went 10-16 in his 26 starts...Posted a 2.57 ERA (7.0ip/2er) in five relief appearances...Went 7-for-31 (.226) with two doubles and three RBI as a batter (0-for-1 with a sac bunt as a pinch hitter)...Became first Pittsburgh pitcher ever to post an ERA over 6.00 while making at least 20 starts in a season...Was charged with seven earned runs or more in five of his starts...Went 0-9 with an 11.54 ERA (39.0ip/50er) in 11 combined starts against the Cubs, Reds and Cardinals...Played winter ball in Venezuela and went 2-2 with a 3.94 ERA in seven starts with Zulia (32.0ip/30h/15r/14er/14bb/32so) - team was managed by former Bucco Bench Coach Pete Mackanin. 2003 Spent majority of the season with Nashville (AAA)...Tied for third in the Pacific Coast League in wins and ranked second in strikeouts...Allowed 20 1st-inning runs in his 26 Triple-A starts...Began season with the Sounds and went 3-0 with a 4.00 ERA (18.0ip/8er) in his first three starts...Whiffed 11 batters in his win on 4/15 vs. Memphis...Suffered losses in back-to-back outings on 4/20 and 4/26...Allowed a season-high tying eight runs in losses on 5/13 @Memphis and on 5/31 @Omaha...Also lasted a season-low 3.2 innings in his start on 5/31 @Omaha...Was recalled by Pittsburgh on 6/14...Was tied for second in wins with several players in the Pacific Coast League at the time of his recall and was also second in the league in strikeouts with 76...Allowed one unearned run in 1.0 inning of relief in season debut with Pirates on 6/15 @Tampa Bay (his first big-league appearance since leaving game on 9/9/01 with pain in right elbow)...It was also his first relief appearance in the majors since 7/23/01 @Colorado as a member of the San Francisco Giants...Made first start with the Pirates on 6/22 vs. Cleveland (first since 9/9/01)...Was optioned back to Nashville on 6/23...Was recalled by Pittsburgh on 8/5...Made second start of the season for Pittsburgh on 8/7 @San Francisco and had a no-decision (2.2ip/4er)...Was optioned back to Nashville on 8/11...Allowed eight runs in a start for the third time in loss on 8/16 @Tacoma...Tossed first career shutout while whiffing a season-high 12 batters on 8/26 vs. New Orleans; the win clinched the PCL East title for Nashville...Was named the Pacific Coast League's Pitcher-of-the-Week for the week of 8/25-9/1...Started the first game of the American Conference Finals and had a no-decision (7.0ip/5er) in Nashville's 6-5 win on 9/3 vs. Albuquerque...Started Game One of the PCL Championship Series vs. Sacramento on 9/9 and suffered the loss (5.2ip/7h/4r/4er)...Was recalled by Pittsburgh on 9/13...Tossed 5.0 innings of shutout ball and earned first major league win on 9/15 vs. Cincinnati...Tossed career-high 7.0 innings and picked up second consecutive win on 9/20 vs. Chicago...Lasted just 1.1 innings in final start of season; a 7-2 loss @Wrigley Field on 9/27 (game 2)...Went 1-for-6 at the plate for the Pirates...The Bucs went 2-3 in his five starts. 2002 Began season on Pittsburgh's 60-day disabled list recovering from right elbow surgery (9/20/01)...Was assigned to club's extended spring training program in Bradenton, FL, in June...Made first of four rehab starts with Lynchburg (A) on 7/3 (3.0ip/2er). ...Lost an 11-3 decision in his second start on 7/8 vs. Frederick...Picked up lone victory with Lynchburg on 7/18 @Wilmington...Had rehab assignment transferred to Altoona (AA) on 7/23...Started for the Curve that night vs. Harrisburg and lost a 9-5 decision (4.0ip/10h/9r/9er/2bb/0so)...Was recalled from his rehab assignment, reinstated from the D.L. and optioned to Altoona on 8/1. ...Picked up lone Double-A victory on 8/5 vs. Erie...Lost his last three decisions, but surrendered just seven earned runs in his last four starts (22.2ip - 2.78 ERA)...Went 2-6 with a 6.22 ERA in 12 minor league starts. 2001 Began season with Fresno (Giants' AAA)...Surrendered just one hit and no runs in his first start on 4/8 vs. Iowa (game one), but received a no-decision...Tossed 7.0 scoreless frames and recorded first victory on 4/19 @Edmonton...Struck out season-high nine batters in a loss @Portland on 5/2...Had a 2.18 ERA in five starts during the month of May (33.0ip/8er)...Was recalled by San Francisco on 5/26...Suffered 1-0 loss in first outing with Giants on 5/29 vs. Arizona (3.0ip); a game that lasted 18 innings and took 5:53 to play...Led off the bottom of the 18th inning with a double off Miguel Batista - his first major league hit and at bat - but was stranded at third base...Twirled 3.0 scoreless frames on 6/3 @Colorado...Tossed season-high 4.0 innings of relief on 6/7 vs. San Diego, but surrendered four runs...Suffered second loss on 6/19 @San Diego and third with the Giants on 7/2 @Los Angeles...Was optioned back to Triple-A on 7/25...Made one more start with Fresno (7/27 @Nashville) before being acquired by Pittsburgh on 7/30...Was assigned to Nashville and made first start with the Sounds on 8/2...Lost first two decisions...Allowed just one hit and no runs in 7.0ip on 8/17 @Omaha and picked up first win with Nashville...Was named Pacific Coast League's Player-of-the-Week for the week of 8/13-19...Split last two Triple-A decisions...Was recalled by Pittsburgh on 9/1...Started the first game of a doubleheader vs. Milwaukee on 9/3 and lost a 12-7 decision (3.0ip/7r/5er)...Left second start on 9/9 vs. Cincinnati with pain in right elbow...Had reconstructive surgery to repair the ulnar collateral ligament in the elbow on 9/20 (Dr. James Andrews performed the "Tommy John" surgery in Birmingham, AL)...Went 0-for-2 at the plate with the Pirates and 1-for-8 with a double with the Giants. 2000 Spent full season with Shreveport (Giants' AA)...Led Texas League in strikeouts...Ranked third in walks, fourth in innings pitched and 10th in ERA...His strikeout total led entire San Francisco organization...Was named Shreveport's Player-of-the-Month for the month of July...Tossed 7.0-inning complete game on 7/2; a 2-0 loss to San Antonio in game two of a doubleheader...Had contract purchased by the Giants on 9/1...Made major league debut on 9/2 vs. Chicago (NL) and tossed 2.0 scoreless innings of relief. ...Made four scoreless appearances with San Francisco to end the season...Pitched with Grand Canyon in the Arizona Fall League. 1999 Split season between San Jose (Giants' A) and Shreveport...Went 4-6 with a 3.68 ERA in 19 starts with the two clubs. ...Began season with San Jose, where he held California League hitters to a .154 batting average...Went 1-0 with a 2.35 ERA in April. ...Was named the league's Pitcher-of-the-Week for the week of 4/19-25...Was promoted to Double-A on 7/27...Earned honorable mention on California League's post-season All-Star team. 1998 Made professional debut with Salem-Keizer in the Northwest League after being selected by San Francisco in the fifth round of the June draft...Ranked fifth among Northwest League pitchers in wins and held opponents to a league-low .186 batting average...Struck out a league-best 10.61 batters per 9.0ip...Won Pitcher-of-the-Week honors for the week of 7/6-12...Made four starts for San Jose in July and August...Earned victory in only post-season start for Salem-Keizer, allowing four earned runs in 5.1ip, as the Volcanoes claimed the Northwest League title...Went 6-1 with a 3.24 ERA in 14 starts with the two clubs.