Ian Kennedy

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  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 0"/200
  • Age: 30


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Pitches: Strikes, Balls


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Ian Kennedy Stats

9-15 4.28 168.1 174 1.30

Ian Kennedy MLB Career Stats

75-67 3.98 1234.2 1140 1.28

Ian Kennedy Bio

  • Full Name: Ian Patrick Kennedy
  • Born: 12/19/1984 in Huntington Beach, CA
  • Draft: 2006, New York Yankees, 1st rd. (21st overall)
  • College: Southern California
  • Debut: September 1, 2007
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2015 Stats 9 15 4.28 30 30 0 168.1 174 1.30
MLB Career Stats 75 67 3.98 206 204 0 1234.2 1140 1.28
  • Status: Active

Ian Kennedy 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 Padres NL 1168 Four-seam FB 91.69 92.00 2362.19 6.35 91.00
MLB Avg - - - Four-seam FB 92.89 93.00 2212.21 6.16 90.00


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October 1, 2015 at 11:20 PM ET

Kennedy fans 11 in dominant win

Padres right-hander Ian Kennedy won after allowing one run on five hits -- including one home run -- and no walks with 11 strikeouts in six innings against the Brewers on Thursday.

September 25, 2015 at 1:33 AM ET

Kennedy allows four runs in no-decision

Padres right-hander Ian Kennedy took a no-decision after allowing four runs on 11 hits -- including a home run -- and two walks with five strikeouts in five innings vs. the Giants on Thursday.


Ian Kennedy Awards

Breakout Everyday Player of the Year (GIBBYs)

Year Team League
2011 Arizona NL

Diamondbacks Pitcher of the Year

Year Team League
2010 Arizona NL

Baseball America Minor League All-Star

Year Team League
2007 Scranton/WB INT

MiLB.com Minor League Starting Pitcher of the Year

Year Team League
2007 Scranton/WB INT

Baseball America High Class A All-Star

Year Team League
2007 Tampa FSL

FSL Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
05/21/2007 Tampa FSL

FSL Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2007 Tampa FSL

Ian Kennedy Leaderboards

Earned Run Average

Season ERA Rank
2011 2.88 7th in NL


Season W Rank
2011 21 1st in NL
2012 15 13th in NL
2014 13 18th in NL


Season SO Rank
2010 168 19th in NL
2011 198 8th in NL
2012 187 11th in NL
2013 163 21st in NL
2014 207 5th in NL
2015 174 15th in NL


Season WHIP Rank
2010 1.20 18th in NL
2011 1.09 6th in NL
2015 1.30 22nd in NL

Batting Average Against

Season AVG Rank
2010 .228 8th in NL
2011 .227 5th in NL
2015 .258 25th in NL

Games Started

Season GS Rank
2010 32 22nd in NL
2011 33 4th in NL
2012 33 1st in NL
2013 31 22nd in NL
2014 33 4th in NL

Complete Games

Season CG Rank
2011 1 20th in NL
2012 1 17th in NL


Season SHO Rank
2011 1 6th in NL

Innings Pitched

Season IP Rank
2011 222.0 5th in NL
2012 208.1 10th in NL
2014 201.0 14th in NL

Strikeout/Walk Ratio

Season K/BB Rank
2010 2.40 22nd in NL
2013 2.23 9th in NL
2014 2.96 23rd in NL
2015 3.35 24th in NL

Bases on Balls

Season BB Rank
2010 70 13th in NL
2012 55 24th in NL
2013 73 7th in NL
2014 70 13th in NL
2015 52 24th in NL


Season H Rank
2012 216 2nd in NL
2013 180 25th in NL
2014 189 19th in NL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2010 26 7th in NL
2012 28 3rd in NL
2013 27 3rd in NL
2015 31 4th in NL

Ian Kennedy Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
August 4, 2015 San Diego Padres activated RHP Ian Kennedy from the paternity list.
August 1, 2015 San Diego Padres placed RHP Ian Kennedy on the paternity list.
April 25, 2015 San Diego Padres activated RHP Ian Kennedy from the 15-day disabled list.
April 10, 2015 San Diego Padres placed RHP Ian Kennedy on the 15-day disabled list. Strained Left Hamstring
August 2, 2013 San Diego Padres activated RHP Ian Kennedy.
July 31, 2013 Arizona Diamondbacks traded RHP Ian Kennedy to San Diego Padres for LHP Joe Thatcher and RHP Matt Stites.
June 28, 2013 Ian Kennedy roster status changed by Arizona Diamondbacks.
June 17, 2013 RHP Ian Kennedy roster status changed by Arizona Diamondbacks.
December 9, 2009 New York Yankees Traded RHP Ian Kennedy to Arizona Diamondbacks; New York Yankees Traded CF Austin Jackson and LHP Phil Coke to Detroit Tigers; Detroit Tigers Traded CF Curtis Granderson to New York Yankees; Arizona Diamondbacks Traded LHP Daniel Schlereth and RHP Max Scherzer to Detroit Tigers and Detroit Tigers Traded RHP Edwin Jackson to Arizona Diamondbacks.
November 9, 2009 Ian Kennedy roster status changed by New York Yankees.
October 7, 2009 New York Yankees reassigned RHP Ian Kennedy to the minor leagues.
September 19, 2009 New York Yankees recalled RHP Ian Kennedy from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees.
September 15, 2009 Ian Kennedy assigned to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees from Tampa Yankees.
September 12, 2009 Ian Kennedy assigned to Tampa Yankees from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees.
April 30, 2009 Ian Kennedy roster status changed by Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees.

Ian Patrick Kennedy Bio Info

Ian Patrick Kennedy…he and his wife, Allison, have three daughters, Nora Rose, Renee Elaine and Lydia Marie…twotime member of the U.S. National Team in 2004-05, including the gold medal-winning team at the 2004 FISU World University Junior World Championships in Canada...played at the University of Southern California from 2004-06, where he ranks third with 380 strikeouts and seventh with 47 starts…his 158 strikeouts as a sophomore rank fourth on USC's single-season list…earned First-Team All-American honors his freshman and sophomore seasons from Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association…became the first USC freshman to be tabbed the No. 1 starter since Randy Flores in 1994…as a sophomore, went 12-2 with a 2.54 ERA and .201 opponents batting average en route to the Pac-10 Conference Pitcher of the Year award, the eighth USC player to win the honor…as a junior, was named a First-Team Preseason All-American by NCBWA...Graduated in 2003 from La Quinta High Scool in Huntington Beach, Calif.…named CIF Division IV co-Most Valuable Player and Orange County Register Most Valuable Player honors...originally signed by Yankees' scout Damon Oppenheimer.


In his first full season with the Padres, posted a 13-13 record with a 3.63 ERA (81 ER, 201.0 IP) and a career-high 207 strikeouts over 33 starts…his lowest ERA since posting a careerbest 2.88 mark in 2011...Threw 201.0 innings, the third time in his career he's reached the 200.0 IP mark (also, 222.0 IP in 2011 and 208.1 IP in 2012, both with Arizona)...Recorded 207 strikeouts, surpassing his previous career high of 198 in 2011…became the fourth pitcher (sixth time) in Padres history to strike out 200 batters in a season, joining Kevin Brown in 1998 (257), Jake Peavy in 2005-07 (216, 215 and 240, respectively) and Clay Kirby in 1971 (215)...His 207 strikeouts were tied for the fifth-most in the National League and tied for the 11th-most in Major League Baseball...Tallied 133 strikeouts before the All-Star break, the second-most in franchise history during the first half, trailing only Andy Benes, who had 138 punch-outs in 19 first-half starts in 1994...Matched his career high and set a Padres season high with 12 strikeouts on 5/12 vs. MIA…in that same game, he belted his first career home run, a solo shot off Jacob Turner…became the first pitcher in Padres history to hit a home run and record 12-or-more strikeouts in a single game and the sixth Major Leaguer since the 1985 season to do so...Posted 9.27 strikeouts per nine innings, the sixth-best mark by a starting pitcher in franchise history…his SO per 9.0 IP ratio was also the fourth-best number in the National League and the 10th-best in Major League Baseball...Made 30+ starts for the fifth straight season and is one of 14 pitchers in the Majors to do so since 2010, one of just three National League pitchers to do so, joining Yovani Gallardo (MIL) and Cole Hamels (PHI).,,Over 13 starts after the All-Star Break, went 6-4 with a 3.87 ERA (33 ER, 76.2 IP) and 74 strikeouts against 36 walks…during the first half, had gone 7-9 despite a 3.47 ERA (48 ER, 124.1 IP) with 133 strikeouts against 34 walks...Over his final 16 starts (since 7/1), was 8-4 with a 3.23 ERA (35 ER, 97.2 IP) and 96 strikeouts after posting a 5-9 record with 4.01 ERA (46 ER, 103.1 IP) and 111 strikeouts in his first 17 starts…posted a 4-3 record with a 2.84 ERA (16 ER, 50.2 IP) in eight starts on the road after 7/1.


Acquired by the Padres from the Diamondbacks at the trade deadline…in 10 starts with San Diego, went 4-2 with a 4.24 ERA (27 ER, 57.1 IP)...Made his third consecutive Opening Day start for the D-Backs...In 21 starts for Arizona prior to being acquired by the Padres on July 31, had gone 3-8 with a 5.23 ERA (72 ER, 124.0 IP) over 21 starts for the D-backs...Made his Padres debut with a start at Petco Park on August 4 against his former team, the Yankees…earned the win that day...Over his first eight starts for San Diego from August 4 - September 13, went 3-1 with a 3.66 ERA (19 ER, 46.2 IP), a .220 (38-for-173) opponent average and 46 strikeouts against 24 walks...Had a total of 12 hit batsmen in 2013, the second-highest total of his career (14 in 2012), tied with Stephen Strasburg (WSH) for the third-most HBP among National League pitchers in 2013…since his first full season in 2010, has recorded a total of 45 HBP, the third-most among all Major League pitchers over that span.

2012 Went 15-12 with a 4.02 ERA (93 ER in 208.1 IP) in a career high-tying 33 starts with the D-backs...led the team in strikeouts (187) for the second straight campaign...Recorded his second consecutive season with at least 10 wins, 30 starts and 200.0 innings pitched...Tied for the NL lead in starts, ranked sixth in wins and tied for 10th in innings pitched...The 9 second-half victories tied for the most in the NL with Johnny Cueto, Yovani Gallardo, Gio Gonzalez, Tim Hudson, Kyle Kendrick and Kris Medlen...Was 4-for-51 (.078) with 11 walks at the plate...the 11 walks were the most by a pitcher since the Expos' Steve Rogersin 1982 (also 11)...His 9-game winning streak dating back to Aug. 23, 2011 came to an end on May 3 @ Nationals...Boasted a club record 9 consecutive winning decisions at Chase Field from July 16, 2011-April 6, 2012...10-game home streak tied for the third-longest in club history...Matched his career high with 12 strikeouts on June 5 vs. Rockies (third time) and struck out at least 7 batters in 3 straight starts for the first time...also became the second D-backs pitcher (fifth time) to record 12 strikeouts in 6.0 innings or less (also, 4 times by Randy Johnson)...Became the seventh D-backs' pitcher to hit a triple on July 23 vs. Rockies (first with the bases loaded)...3 RBI also marked a career high...Struck out at least 7 batters with no walks in consecutive starts on July 18 @ Reds and July 23 vs. Rockies, the first D-backs pitcher to do so since Dan Haren from May 23- 28, 2009. 2011 Finished fourth in the National League Cy Young Award balloting, going 21-4 with a 2.88 ERA (71 ER in 222.0 IP) in 33 starts in his second season with the D-backs...Was the fourth 20-game winner in franchise history (sixth time), joining Randy Johnson (2001-02), Curt Schilling (2001-02) and Brandon Webb (2008)...Established a franchise record with a .840 winning percentage, the best mark in the NL since Mike Hampton went 22-4 (.846) in 1999...his 21 wins also tied for the fifth-most in D-backs history (also Johnson in 2001) and his 2.88 ERA ranked eighth...Became the fourth D-backs pitcher to tie or lead the NL in victories (Schilling in 2001, Johnson in 2002 and Webb in 2008)...combined with Daniel Hudson to be the second duo in club history to pitch at least 220.0 innings in a single-season (also Johnson and Schilling in 2001-02)...Is 1 of 9 pitchers since 1950 to win at least 20 games, make 30 starts and record no more than 4 losses, joining Preacher Roe (1951), Whitey Ford (1961), Ron Guidry (1978), Dwight Gooden (1985), Roger Clemens (1986, 2001), Hampton (1999), Pedro Martinez (2002) and Cliff Lee (2008)...Was the first right-hander with 20 wins and less than 200 strikeouts since the Yankees' Mike Mussina (20/150) and Webb (22/183) in 2008...Posted a 1.000 fielding percentage (36 TC) and finished second in NL Rawlings® Gold Glove Award voting...The D-backs went 25-8 in his 33 starts and made 24 quality starts (D-backs were 21-3)...Went 10-0 vs. the NL West...according to Elias Sports Bureau, joined Schilling (2002) and Webb (2008) as the only D-backs' pitchers to win their first 9 intra-division decisions in a season...Was 13-1 with a 2.26 ERA (25 ER in 99.2 IP) in 15 games from July 8 to the end of the season...his 12 second-half wins tied for the Major League lead with the Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw and Tigers' Justin Verlander...Tossed at least 100 pitches in 22 straight starts from April 20-Aug. 12, tied for the fourth-longest streak in club history with Johnson in 2002...Made his first Opening Day start on April 1 @ Rockies (ND, 3 ER in 6.0 IP)...was 1 of 4 pitchers to start his team's home and road openers along with the Rays' David Price and Twins' Carl Pavano and Kershaw...Tossed his first-career shutout on April 25 vs. Phillies (3 hits, 10 strikeouts)...according to Elias Sports Bureau, became the third D-backs' pitcher to toss a shutout while allowing 3 or fewer hits and no walks with at least 10 strikeouts, joining Schilling on April 10, 2001 vs. Dodgers (2 hits, 10 strikeouts) and Johnson on May 18, 2004 @ Braves (perfect game, 13 strikeouts)...completed the game in 2-hours, 4-minutes, the time of day his daughter, Nora Rose, was born the previous day...Won 7 straight starts from July 8-Aug. 12, tied for the second-longest streak by a D-backs starts in team history (also Johnson in 2000)...only Webb's 9 straight wins in 2008 was longer (Elias)...Became the NL's first 18-and 19-game winner...won his 18th game on Sept. 3 @ Giants...according to Elias, he became the first pitcher since the Reds' Ewell Blackwell in 1947 to be the NL's first 18-game winner after having no more than 10 career wins prior to that year...Blackwell was 9-13 entering 1947 then won his 18th game on July 25, 1947...Was the fifth D-backs pitcher with 11 strikeouts with no walks on Sept. 8 vs. Padres...Johnson (16x), Schilling (6x), Daal and Webb also accomplished the feat...Tied his career high with 12 strikeouts on Sept. 19 vs. Pirates, allowing 1 hit over 8.0 scoreless IP...POSTSEASON: Was 0-1 with a 4.26 ERA (6 ER in 12.2 IP) in 2 NLDS starts vs. Brewers...suffered the loss in Game 1 (4 ER in 6.2 IP) and did not factor in the decision in the deciding Game 5 (2 ER in 6.0 IP). 2010 In his first full season in the Majors, led the D-backs' staff in wins after posting a 9-10 record, 3.80 ERA (82 ER in 194.0 IP) and .228 opponents average with 70 walks and 168 strikeouts in 32 starts...his 15 quality starts tied for tops on the team with Rodrigo Lopez...Named Most Valuable Pitcher by the Arizona chapter of the BBWAA...Among NL starters, ranked eighth with a .228 opponents average and 7.56 hits allowed per 9.0 innings...Limited the opposition to a .224 average (36-for-161) with runners in scoring position and held left-handed hitters to a .218 average (76-for-348) with 29 walks and 88 strikeouts...After starting the season with an 0-1 record and 3 no-decisions in his first 4 starts, recorded his first win as a D-back on April 29 @ Cubs...permitted a run over the first 7.0 innings before leaving after an eighth-inning grand slam by Kosuke Fukudome...the win was the second of his career and first since receiving the win in his Major League debut with the Yankees on Sept. 1, 2007, a span of 17 games (15 starts)...Had a 6-7 record and team-best 3.17 ERA among starting pitchers in his first 13 starts through June 9 before suffering losses in 4 consecutive starts from June 15-July 5 (0-4, 7.61 ERA)...Posted back-to-back wins July 10 vs. Marlins and July 19 vs. Mets and won 3 of 5 overall starts in July...Starting with his July 10 start vs. Marlins, posted a 6-3 record and 3.38 ERA in his final 15 starts of the season...the stretch also included a team-high and career-best 17-inning scoreless streak from Aug. 31-Sept. 12...also had 5 nodecisions during that stretch where he allowed 3 earned runs or less, including 2 starts without allowing any runs and 2 others with only giving up 1 run...Tied a team season-high when he struck out a career-high 12 batters on Aug. 26 @ Padres, his first career double-digit strikeout game...also allowed a career-low tying 1 hit, having also done so with the Yankees on Sept. 13, 2007 @ Blue Jays...it marked only the eighth time in franchise history a D-backs hurler has allowed 1 hit or less with 12 or more strikeouts...Picked up his first career hit on April 18 @ Padres with a second-inning single off Wade LeBlanc...collected his first career RBI with a sacrifice fly in the seventh inning on April 29 @ Cubs...recorded his first career multi-hit game on Aug. 14 @ Nationals, going 2-for-3 with a run scored and RBI...collected his first career extra-base hit when he connected for a double on Sept. 6 vs. Giants...on Sept. 12 @ Rockies, established a new career-high with 3 hits. 2009 Missed majority of the season with an aneurysm near his right shoulder...Opened the season at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and went 1-0 with a 1.59 ERA (4 ER in 22.2 IP) in 4 starts...Placed on the disabled list on April 28 with what was originally diagnosed as a vasospasm in his right middle finger and following a MRI in May, was later diagnosed as an aneurysm near his right shoulder...on May 12, had surgery to remove aneurysm performed by Dr. George Todd in New York, N.Y...Reinstated from the disabled list on Sept. 12 and started for Single-A Tampa in the 5-2 win over Charlotte in Game 1 of the Florida State League Championship Series...Transferred to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Sept. 13...on Sept. 16, tossed 3.0 perfect innings with 6 strikeouts (9 batters faced) in the Game 2 loss, 4-1, at Durham in the Governor's Cup Finals...Recalled by the Yankees on Sept. 19 and made his lone appearance on Sept. 23 @ Angels...Following the season, pitched for the Surprise Rafters in the Arizona Fall League...in 7 starts, went 2-1 with a 4.25 ERA (14 ER in 29.2 IP). 2008 Was 0-4 with an 8.17 ERA in 10 appearances (nine starts) over three stints with the Yankees (3/31-5/4; 5/15-6/24, 8/8-9)... according to the Elias Sports Bureau, his ERA was the highest ever for a Yankees pitcher who made at least nine starts... Elias also notes that his nine starts tied Steve Trout (1987) as the most games started by a Yankees pitcher in a winless season... the Yankees were 2-7 in his starts...Opponents batted .309 (50-for-162, 5HR); LH .236 (21- for-89, 1HR), RH .397 (29-for-73, 4HR)... opponents' No. 1-3 batters batted .179 (10-for-56), while the remainder of the lineup hit .377 (40-for-106)...His streak of nine consecutive starts without a win was the longest such stretch by a Yankees rookie to begin a season in franchise history... the previous high was Bob Wiesler, who was 0-2 in seven starts in 1955 (credit: Elias Sports Bureau)...Was 23 years old at the start of the season, and-with Phil Hughes (age 21)-became the fourth pair of pitchers each under the age of 24 to start for the Yankees within the team's first four games of a season and the first since Dave Righetti (23) and Mike Morgan (22) in 1982 (also Hippo Vaughn-23, Ray Fisher-23 and Ray Caldwell-22 in 1911; and Mel Stottlemyre-23 and Al Downing-23 in 1965). Credit: Elias Sports Bureau...Made his first start of the season on 4/4 vs. Tampa Bay, recording his first career loss in the Rays' 13-4 victory... allowed a career-high 6ER in 2.1IP (4H, 4BB, 2K)... was just the second time in 30 professional starts that he allowed more than 3ER in a start (also 6/5/07 vs. Binghamton in his Double-A debut - 4ER)...Made his first Major League relief appearance on 4/9 at Kansas City in a 4-0 Royals victory (3.0IP, 2H, 2ER, 2BB, 3K)... was scheduled to start but a potential rain delay caused Manager Joe Girardi to use his bullpen to start the game, bringing in Kennedy in the sixth inning...Exited his start on 4/14 at Tampa Bay after facing one batter in the seventh inning when he was struck in the right hip by a Jason Bartlett line drive... recorded a no-decision in an 8-7 Yankees victory (6.0IP, 3ER)...Was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on 5/4 and did not allow a run in two starts... in his first start on 5/6 vs. Charlotte (CWS), tossed 7.1 scoreless innings and allowed only 1H and 1HBP with 0BB and 8K (90 pitches/58 strikes)... had a no-hitter broken up with two outs in the sixth inning by a Jerry Owens single... earned the win in the 4-0 SWB Yankees victory vs. the Knights...Was recalled from Scranton/WB on 5/15 and made the start that night at Tampa Bay, recording the loss in a 5-2 Rays victory (5.0IP, 5ER)... allowed a leadoff home run to Akinori Iwamura, marking his first home run allowed to a left-handed batter in the Majors (80AB)...Left his start on 5/27 at Baltimore after the third inning with a right lat muscle strain... was placed on the 15-day disabled list the next day... made one rehab appearance with the GCL Yankees (3.0IP, 3H, 1ER, 7K, 1HP)... was returned from rehab, reinstated from the 15-day D.L. and optioned to Single-A Tampa on 6/24, where he made one start... was transferred to Scranton/WB on 7/3 and made seven appearances (six starts), going 3-2 with a 2.61 ERA (38.0IP, 27H, 12R, 11ER, 4HP, 13BB, 30K, 3HR)...Was recalled to make an emergency start on 8/8 at Los Angeles (AL) after RHP Joba Chamberlain was placed on the D.L... allowed 9H and 5ER in 2.0IP (1BB, 1K)... was optioned back to SWB the next day...In 13 games (12 starts) overall with Scranton/WB, went 5-3 with a 2.35 ERA, striking out 72 batters in 69.0IP and holding opponents to a .206 batting average... held lefthanded batters to a .180 average... limited opponents to 2ER or less in 10 starts, making six 'quality starts'... struck out a season-high 11 batters in his final regular season start on 8/30 at Rochester, throwing 6.2 shutout innings...Made two postseason starts for the International League champs, going 0-1 with a 1.50 ERA (12.0IP, 2ER) and 13K...Made six starts with Los Indios de Mayaguez in the Puerto Rico Winter League, going 2-2 with a league-low 1.56 ERA... recorded his first career shutout on 11/30 at Los Lobos de Arecibo (7K, 3H, 1BB)... struck out at least five batters and allowed 3H or less in four of his six starts. 2007 Pitched his way through Single-A Advanced Tampa, Double-A Trenton and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to earn a September call-up to the Yankees for his first Major League action, having entered the season rated by Baseball America as the Yankees' fifth-best prospect...In 3 starts for the Yankees, went 1-0 with a 1.89 ERA (4 ER in 19.0 IP) and a .191 opponents batting average (13-for- 68) with 9 walks and 15 strikeouts...the Yankees were 2-1 in his starts...Received the 2007 Kevin Lawn Minor League Pitcher of the Year award, given annually to the Yankees top pitching prospect...in a combined 26 games (25 starts) in the minors, went 12-3 with a 1.91 ERA (31 ER in 146.1 IP) and .182 opponents batting average (91-for-501) with 50 walks and 163 strikeouts...Among full-season minor league pitchers, ranked second with a .182 opponents batting average, third with a 1.91 ERA and 13th with 163 strikeouts...Over his 29 games in the Majors and minors, held opponents to 3 earned runs or less in 28 games, including 9 scoreless outings...allowed 4 earned runs on June 5 vs. Binghamton for Double-A Trenton...Began the season at Single-A Tampa...Named FSL Player of the Week for May 14-20...Named FSL Player of the Month for May, going 5-0 with a 0.70 ERA (3 ER in 38.2 IP) in 6 starts...Led the Florida State League with 6 wins and a 1.29 ERA at the time he was transferred to Double-A Trenton on June 5...Over 12 games from April 16-June 16, went 9-0 with a 1.72 ERA (13 ER in 68.0 IP)...did not allow a run in 6 of those contests...Transferred to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on July 24...Had his contract purchased by the Yankees on Sept. 1 and made his Major League debut that day vs. Rays...became the third Yankee in 2007 to record a win in his Major League debut (also Chase Wright on April 17 vs. Indians and Tyler Clippard on May 20 @ Mets)...became the eighth different rookie to start a game for the Yankees in 2007 (sixth to make his big league debut), tying a franchise record for most rookie starters in a season previously set in 1907... according to the Elias Sports Bureau, prior to 2007 no more than four Yankees starting pitchers had ever made their Major League debuts in the same season...the last time as many as six pitchers did so was for the 1935 Philadelphia Phillies...Prior to his scheduled start on Sept. 22, suffered a strained upper back muscle while throwing a bullpen session and missed the remainder of the season...Named to Baseball America's midseason All-Star Team and postseason Minor League All-Star Team...Rated by Minor League News as the 40th-best prospect in the game...Following the season, was rated by Baseball America as the Yankees' fourth-best prospect and as having the organization's best control. 2006 Made his professional debut with Short-Season Single-A Staten Island Yankees...pitched 2.2 perfect innings on Sept. 6 vs. Tri-City in his only appearance...Following the season, pitched for West Oahu in the Hawaiian Winter League and was selected as a HWL Postseason All-Star...in 9 games (7 starts), went 0-2 with a 4.45 ERA (15 ER in 30.1 IP) and .268 opponents average (33-for-123) with 11 walks and 45 strikeouts.