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Seth McClung MLB Career Stats

26-34 5.46 430.1 314 1.58

Seth McClung Bio

  • Full Name: Michael Seth McClung
  • Born: 2/7/1981 in Roncevert, WV
  • Draft: 1999, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, 5th rd. (145th overall)
  • High School: Greenbrier East, Lewisburg, WV
  • Debut: March 31, 2003
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MLB Career Stats 26 34 5.46 177 51 6 430.1 314 1.58


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PCL Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
08/13/2007 Nashville PCL

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Season SV Rank
2006 6 20th in AL

Bases on Balls

Season BB Rank
2005 62 15th in AL
2006 68 10th in AL

Seth McClung Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
March 19, 2014 Pittsburgh Pirates released RHP Seth McClung.
March 1, 2014 RHP Seth McClung assigned to Pittsburgh Pirates.
January 22, 2014 RHP Seth McClung assigned to Altoona Curve.
November 20, 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates signed free agent RHP Seth McClung to a minor league contract.
November 18, 2013 Pericos de Puebla released RHP Seth McClung.
July 6, 2013 Pericos de Puebla signed free agent RHP Seth McClung.
April 26, 2013 Sultanes de Monterrey released RHP Seth McClung.
March 21, 2013 RHP Seth McClung assigned to Sultanes de Monterrey.
November 2, 2012 RHP Seth McClung elected free agency.
August 13, 2012 Chicago Cubs signed free agent RHP Seth McClung to a minor league contract.
August 13, 2012 RHP Seth McClung assigned to Iowa Cubs.
July 29, 2012 Nashville Sounds released RHP Seth McClung.
April 2, 2012 RHP Seth McClung assigned to Nashville Sounds.
January 10, 2012 Milwaukee Brewers signed free agent RHP Seth McClung to a minor league contract.
July 13, 2011 Round Rock Express released RHP Seth McClung.
March 29, 2011 RHP Seth McClung assigned to Round Rock Express.
December 18, 2010 Texas Rangers signed free agent RHP Seth McClung to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
March 30, 2010 Florida Marlins released RHP Seth McClung.
February 3, 2010 Florida Marlins signed free agent RHP Seth McClung to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
December 12, 2009 RHP Seth McClung elected free agency.
September 19, 2009 Milwaukee Brewers activated RHP Seth McClung from the 15-day disabled list.
July 25, 2009 Milwaukee Brewers placed RHP Seth McClung on the 15-day disabled list. Right Elbow Sprain
June 20, 2006 RHP Seth McClung assigned to Durham Bulls.
October 6, 2004 RHP Seth McClung assigned to Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

Michael Seth McClung Bio Info

Michael Seth McClung ... has a daughter Madison ... served as the head girls basketball coach at Pinellas Park High School in Largo, FL this past off-season ... his brother, Marcus, played football at Virginia Tech and then with the British Columbia Lions of the Canadian Football League before a knee injury ended his career (Seth wore #37 with the Rays as a tribute to him) ... is the founder and sponsor of the West Virginia Rush Athletic Program, which provides exceptional athletes in West Virginia and parts of Virginia the opportunity to compete at a high level ... is involved with the Ronceverte Volunteer Fire Department Christmas Stocking Giveaway, which hands out over 2,000 stockings a year in West Virginia ... reads to elementary school kids in his free time. 2010 Signed a minor league contract with Florida on Feb. 3 ... went to major league spring training camp with the Marlins and was 2-0, 11.05 (9 ER/7.1 IP) in 6 "A" game appearances ... was released by Florida on March 30 and did not pitch the remainder of the season. 2009 In his 11th professional season, posted a 3-3 mark and 4.94 ERA in 41 appearances, including two starts, with the Milwaukee Brewers. As a starter, went 0-1 with a 12.27 ERA (7.1 IP/10 ER). Out of the bullpen, was 3-2 with a 3.95 ERA (54.2 IP/24 ER). Went 3-3 with a 4.94 ERA in 41 appearances (2 starts)...Made first start of the season on June 27 vs. San Francisco, surrendering three runs on six hits with two walks and three strikeouts over 4.0 innings. Made second start five days later against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field, taking the loss after giving up seven runs on seven hits (three home runs) with two walks and a strikeout over 3.1 innings...His longest relief outing spanned 3.0 innings on May 30 vs. Cincinnati. Earned the win after holding the Reds scoreless on two hits...Tied a career-best by winning three consecutive decisions from May 21 to June 27. Also had a three-game win streak from August 13-24, 2005...Missed 56 days with a right elbow sprain, sitting on the 15-day Disabled List from July 25 to September 18...As a reliever, retired 26 of 39 first batters faced (66.7%) while stranding 18 of 22 inherited runners (81.8%). 2008 In 2008, went 6-6 with a 4.02 ERA in 37 games, 12 starts, with the Brewers...his 12 starts were the most since he started 15 games in 2006 as a member of the Tampa Bay Rays...tied for the club lead with three wins during the month of June, sporting a 3.68 ERA (29.1 IP/12 ER) in his five starts...recorded the first two hits of his career on June 3 vs. Arizona, both coming off Randy Johnson. 2007 Began the season in the Devil Rays organization, where he went 1-5 with a 1.99 ERA and 5 saves in 40 relief appearances at Triple-A Durham.....held opponents to a .184 batting average...Was acquired by Milwaukee on 7/27 in exchange for RHP Grant Balfour...Went 2-0 with a 1.42 ERA in 5 games (3 starts) with Triple-A Nashville before he was recalled on 8/21...Went 0-1 with a 3.75 ERA in 14 relief appearances with the Brewers...Retired 9 of 14 first batters faced (64.3%)...Stranded 8 of 10 inherited runners (80%)...Wore #52 in his first 4 appearances with the Brewers before switching to #73 on 8/31 (wore #37 with Rays)...Made his Brewers debut on 8/21 at Arizona, allowing 2 runs on 3 hits in two-thirds of an inning...On 9/26 vs. St. Louis was ejected by home-plate umpire Tom Hallion after hitting Albert Pujols with a pitch.....was suspended by MLB for 3 games but had his discipline revoked after appeal 2006 Had two tours with the Rays; the first as a starter and the second as a closer...In between, was at AAA Durham where he worked on conversion to closer from June 20 to Aug 2...Despite spending six weeks at Durham, finished the season 10th in the AL in walks allowed 68)...His 5.94 walks per 9 innings was the 2nd highest among major league pitchers with 100 or more innings...Only Baltimore's Daniel Cabrera (6.32) was higher...Was also the 2nd highest in club history (min 100 IP) behind Victor Zambrano's mark of 6.75 walks per 9 in 2004...Opened the season as the Rays #2 starter...After 15 starts was 2-10 with a 6.81 ERA...Was leading the majors in losses and was 2nd in runs allowed (66) and walks (47)...Optioned to AAA Durham on June 20 where he began the change to the closer role...Had his best stretch of the season over 4 starts (2.30, IP-27.1, ER-7) and was 1-1 including a 4-1 win at home over Toronto on May 12 (IP-7, H-6, R-1, ER-1, BB-1, SO-6)....Following that surge, he lost his next 6 starts (9.00, IP-31, ER-31) and was optioned to Durham...At Durham, he was the finishing pitcher in 12 of his 14 appearances and was 1-0 with 5 saves...struck out 26 and walked only 2...Returned to the Rays on Aug 2 and served as the Rays primary closer the rest of the season...In his first appearance he earned a win vs. Detroit on Aug 3 retiring all 4 batters he faced...Over a 21-game span after returning, he earned his first 6 saves and 2 wins and was unscored upon in 10 of 11 appearances...Earned his first 2 major league saves on back-to-back nights, Aug 21-22, saving 4-3 and 5-3 wins over Texas...The remainder of the season in 7 appearances: IP-6.2, H-8, R-6, ER-6, BB-9...Was on the mound for 3 of the Rays' 10 "walk-off" losses: allowed a "walk-off" grand slam to Richie Sexson at Seattle on Aug 8; a "walk-off" single to Miguel Tejada at Baltimore on Aug 26 and walked in the game-winning run in the bottom of the 9th inning at Cleveland on Sep 29...Allowed 16.69 base runners per 9 IP, most among all major leaguers with 100 or more innings...It was also the most allowed in club history in one season (min 100 IP) and the 11th most in one season in the AL since 1969...Was 0-7 on the road with a 9.55 ERA (IP-43.1, ER-50) in 16 games, 8 starts...Was 6-5 with a 3.92 ERA (IP-59.2, ER-26) and a perfect 5-for-5 in save opportunities at home in 23 games, 7 starts...Opponents batted .262 at home and .335 on the road. 2005 Returned to the major league roster after he spent most of 2004 rehabbing from 2003 "Tommy John" surgery...Began the season in the Rays bullpen, but was twice optioned to AAA Durham in the first three months... Was 0-2 with an 11.09 ERA in 17 relief appearances when he was optioned a second time on June 3...Returned for good on June 26 and was put into the rotation for the rest of the season...As a starter was 7-9 with a 5.66 ERA (IP-90.2, H-84, ER-57) in 17 starts...Held right-handers to a .197 (39-198) average, 2nd best in the AL behind Baltimore's Daniel Cabrera (.174)...Also had 4 starts when he couldn't complete 3 innings, including 3 times in his last 6 starts...Was 3-0 in 3 starts against Cleveland (ERA-1.77, IP-20.1, H-15, ER-4) holding them to a .205 average...All 3 wins came in the last 7 weeks of the season...Only three others beat the Indians 3 times in 2005 and all were from the Central Division: Detroit's Mike Maroth, Chicago's Jon Garland and Minnesota's Jesse Crain...Was 0-3 vs. Boston in 5 games, 3 starts (11.32, IP-10.1, H-13, ER-13) including a 9-5 loss on Sep 15 in which he allowed four home runs...Was 0-3 in his first 4 starts (4.15) before he won 7-5 vs. Baltimore on July 22 (IP-5, H-5, R-4, ER-4, BB-4, SO-7)...It was his first win since May 16, 2003...On Aug 29 at Bos, was bidding for his club record 5th win of the month, but pitched just one inning (18 pitches) and allowed solo home runs to Johnny Damon and David Ortiz before a one hour and 43 minute rain delay stopped play at Fenway Park...He didn't return after the delay and took the loss...Wound up with a 4-2 record for the month despite a 6.35 ERA...Became just the 3rd Ray to win four games in August joining Jim Mecir in 1998 Wilson Alvarez in 1999. 2004 Following his 30-day rehab assignment he was optioned to AAA Durham on Aug. 3...pitched out of the bullpen for the Bulls and appeared in 11 games over the season's final month, going 2-1 with a 3.29 ERA...held opponents to a .208 average...Last 5 appearances were scoreless 6.0-IP, 2-H, 2-BB, 5-K...Combined totals on the year: 3-2, 2.97 ERA, 17 G (6 starts), 36.1-IP, 25-H, 12-R, 12-ER, 15-BB, 30-SO, 3-HR. 2003 Made the jump from Double-A to the big leagues and made 12 appearances (5 starts) before season-ending "Tommy John" surgery...was originally placed on the 15-day DL May 23 with a right elbow strain; transferred to the 60-day DL on June 6; then underwent the procedure on June 26 by Rays Medical Director Dr. James Andrews on June 26 in Birmingham,Alabama...At the time he was shelved was tied with Lance Carter for the team lead in wins and tied with Carter, Anaheim's Francisco Rodriguez and Toronto's Mark Hendrickson for most among AL rookies...His .241 opponents average ranked 4th best among AL rooks...Opened the season in the bullpen and made 7 appearances before joining the rotation in late April where he started 5 games before his injury...Pitched Opening Night (March 31) vs. Boston and picked up the 6-4 win (on Carl Crawford's walk-off HR) with 2.0 scoreless innings in relief (2-BB, 3-K)...struck out Kevin Millar, his first ML batter faced...Became the 4th Ray to earn a win in his ML debut (first reliever), joining Arrojo ('98), Callaway ('99) and Kennedy ('01)...Doug Waechter also won his debut later in the season, also in relief...Was 1-0, 4.30 in relief (14.2-IP, 9-H, 7-ER)...Went 3-1, 6.00 as a starter (24-IP, 24-H, 16-ER) but 13 of those earned runs came in two starts... allowed just one run in each of his other 3 starts...Two of his four wins came against fact, he allowed just 2 runs and 9 hits versus the Orioles in 19.0 IP (0.95 ERA) while pitching to a 9.61 ERA (19.2-IP, 24-H, 21-ER) against everyone else...First major league start he beat the Orioles and Omar Daal 2-1 at Tropicana Field on April 25...worked 6.0 innings (3-H, 1-R/ER, 4-BB, 3-SO, 77 pitches)...He, Mike Venafro,Travis Harper and Lance Carter combined on a 3-hitter...Took a 2-hit shutout into the 7th inning...At 22 years, 3 mo. became the 3rd-youngest pitcher to start a game in the Rays' brief history behind Dan Wheeler (21, years, 7 mo.) and Joe Kennedy (22 years, 1 mo.)...later in the season Chad Gaudin became the youngest at 20 years, 4 mo...Entering that start had pitched 6.2 scoreless innings of relief against the O's, allowing just 3 base runners...Also won at Camden Yards, 5-1, on May 16...did walk a career-high 6 (6.1-IP, 4-H, 1-R/ER, 3-K)...Established career highs in innings (7.0) and strikeouts (9) in a 3-1 win over Detroit May 10 at Tropicana Field - his last home appearance...the 9 strikeouts tied Jeremi Gonzalez for most on the staff in 2003.Major League Players/Roster...First major league defeat was April 30 at Minnesota, 8-5 (1.1-IP, 6-H, 6-R/ER) - his 2nd start...lasted just 29 pitches...8 of his 11 batters faced reached...surrendered a 3-run HR to Torii Hunter....Last start was May 22 at Texas when he allowed 6 hits, 4 walks and 7 runs in 3.1 IP...was a no dec. in a 10-8 Rangers win...Was shelved the next day...Pitched much better at Tropicana Field (3-0, 3.15) than on the road (1-1, 7.71)...Held right-handers to just a stingy .205 mark (15/73)...Entered the season as the 2nd-best pitching prospect in the organization by Baseball America behind Dewon Brazelton ...also rated as having the organization's best fastball and curveball. 2002 Was a combined 8-9 with a 4.77 ERA in 27 games, 26 starts at Class A Bakersfield and Class AA Orlando...Struck out more batters than he allowed hits in 10 of his 26 starts...In his first 19 games, 18 starts, he was 7-4 with a 3.52 ERA (IP-107, ER-42) at Bakersfield and Orlando combined....Went 1-5 in his last 8 starts (all at Orlando) with a 7.77 ERA (IP-44, ER- 38)...Was 0-4 in August with a 7.27 ERA...Of the 16 runs he allowed at Bakersfield, 10 of them came in one start....Allowed only 6 runs in his six other starts...Thru his first 4 starts was 2nd in the California League with an 0.83 ERA, then surrendered 10 runs in 2.1 innings against Rancho Cucamonga (Angels) on April 29...At the time of his promotion to Orlando, he was leading the California League in strikeouts (48) and was 9th in ERA (2.92)...Started Opening Day for Bakersfield and lost 3-0 to Visalia (Athletics) despite striking out 8 of the 15 batters he faced...Retired the first 12 batters he faced...Ranked the 5th-best propect in the organization by Baseball America, 2nd-best pitching prospect behind Dewon Brazelton...Also rated by the publication as having the organization's best fastball and curveball. X-Ray Report Seth has overcome childhood epilepsy, severe migranes and a brain tumor - which disappeared when he was 10 years old. He still suffers from dyslexia. 2001 Named the Charleston RiverDogs Pitcher of the Year...Tied for the organization lead with 165 strikeouts, was 3rd in ERA (2.79) and was one of 4 pitchers in the system to win 10+ games...Led the South Atlantic League in games started (28)...Did not allow an earned run in his last four starts (IP-27)...Allowed a home run on Opening Day - April 5 vs. Delmarva (Orioles) it was the first home run he had allowed since August 14, 2000 vs. Bluefield (Orioles)....Baseball Weekly named him the Rays' best pitching prospect...His fastball was voted the best in the league by the Sally League managers. 2000 Did not allow a home run in 74.1 innings pitched at Hudson Valley and Charleston combined...Pitched to a 2.41 ERA combined with the two clubs and in his 14 starts on the season he allowed 2 ER or less in 11 of them...In 8 starts at Hudson Valley only once did he allow as many as 3 ER in a game. 1999 Threw 5 wild pitches in a game vs. Danville on July 21...His 20 wild tosses for the season were 2nd in the Appalachian League behind teammate Doug Waechter...Averaged more than a walk and a strikeout per inning. Chad Gaudin became the youngest at 20 years, 4 mo.