David Purcey

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  • B/T: L/L
  • 6' 5"/245


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David Purcey MLB Career Stats

7-13 4.98 206.0 174 1.54

David Purcey Bio

  • Full Name: David Kent Purcey
  • Born: 4/22/1982 in St. Charles, IL
  • Draft: 2004, Toronto Blue Jays, 1st rd. (16th overall)
  • College: Oklahoma
  • Debut: April 18, 2008
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MLB Career Stats 7 13 4.98 111 21 1 206.0 174 1.54


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David Purcey Awards

AFL Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
11/12/2007 Scottsdale AFL

AFL Rising Stars

Year Team League
2007 Scottsdale AFL

MiLB Most Spectacular Pitcher, Triple-A

Year Team League
2008 Syracuse INT

Baseball America Triple-A All-Star

Year Team League
2008 Syracuse INT

INT Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2008 Syracuse INT
2013 Charlotte INT

FSL Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2005 Dunedin FSL

David Purcey Leaderboards

Complete Games

Season CG Rank
2008 1 16th in AL

David Purcey Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
May 12, 2014 Charlotte Knights released LHP David Purcey.
November 8, 2013 Chicago White Sox signed free agent LHP David Purcey to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
November 8, 2013 LHP David Purcey assigned to Charlotte Knights.
October 21, 2013 LHP David Purcey elected free agency.
October 18, 2013 Chicago White Sox sent LHP David Purcey outright to Charlotte Knights.
July 3, 2013 Chicago White Sox selected the contract of David Purcey from Charlotte Knights.
November 15, 2012 Chicago White Sox signed free agent LHP David Purcey to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
November 2, 2012 LHP David Purcey elected free agency.
March 31, 2012 LHP David Purcey assigned to Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
December 9, 2011 Philadelphia Phillies signed free agent LHP David Purcey to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
November 2, 2011 LHP David Purcey elected free agency.
August 10, 2011 Detroit Tigers sent LHP David Purcey outright to Toledo Mud Hens.
August 2, 2011 Detroit Tigers designated David Purcey for assignment.
June 6, 2011 Detroit Tigers activated LHP David Purcey from the paternity list.
May 28, 2011 David Purcey roster status changed by Detroit Tigers.
May 27, 2011 Detroit Tigers traded 2B Scott Sizemore to Oakland Athletics for LHP David Purcey.
April 18, 2011 Toronto Blue Jays Traded LHP David Purcey to Oakland Athletics and Sacramento River Cats Traded RHP Danny Farquhar to Las Vegas 51s.
April 12, 2011 Toronto Blue Jays designated David Purcey for assignment.
September 1, 2010 Toronto Blue Jays activated LHP David Purcey from the 15-day disabled list.
August 26, 2010 sent LHP David Purcey on a rehab assignment to New Hampshire Fisher Cats.
August 16, 2010 Toronto Blue Jays placed LHP David Purcey on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to August 13, 2010. Strained ligaments in his right foot.
May 24, 2010 Toronto Blue Jays recalled LHP David Purcey from Las Vegas 51s.
March 30, 2010 Toronto Blue Jays optioned David Purcey to Las Vegas 51s.
September 8, 2009 Toronto Blue Jays recalled David Purcey from Las Vegas 51s.
September 3, 2009 David Purcey roster status changed by Las Vegas 51s.
August 31, 2009 Las Vegas 51s placed LHP David Purcey on the temporarily inactive list.
May 1, 2009 Toronto Blue Jays optioned LHP David Purcey to Las Vegas 51s.

David Kent Purcey Bio Info

Married Kaitlin … has two children: Elizabeth and William … attended the University of Oklahoma … was
named to Baseball America's preseason All-American Second Team in 2003 … was a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American in 2002 … is a 2001 graduate of Trinity Christian (Texas) Academy.


Spilt the season between the White Sox and Class AAA Charlotte … recorded a career-low 2.13 ERA
(6 ER/25.1 IP) in 24 appearances with the Sox, including a 1.61 (4 ER/22.1 IP) mark in 20 games after the All- Star Break … 19 of his 24 appearances were scoreless … left-handers hit just .205 (9-44), while righties batted .213 (10-47) … surrendered just three hits in 31 at-bats (.097) with RISP … allowed just one earned run over 11.1 IP (11 appearances) at U.S. Cellular Field … his contract was purchased from Charlotte on 7/3 … made his season debut on 7/5 at Tampa Bay (1 ER/1.0 IP) … made eight consecutive scoreless appearances (7.1 IP) from 7/19-8/7 … his victory on 8/10 vs. Minnesota was his first since 6/13/11 vs. Tampa Bay (with Detroit) … worked 8.1 scoreless IP with 10 strikeouts over eight appearances from 8/10-9/7 … retired all eight batters faced on 9/13 vs. Cleveland … was shut down for the remainder of the season on 9/23 due to a strained left ulnar collateral ligament … was selected to the International League midseason All-Star Team but did not play due to his promotion to the White Sox … converted all three of his save situations with Charlotte … limited lefties to a .146 average (6-41) … was outrighted to Charlotte on 10/18.

2011 Split the season between 3 organizations: TOR, OAK and DET...Made his 2nd career Opening Day roster with TOR...Was designated for assignment by TOR on 4/12 and traded to OAK on 4/18...Pitched a career-high 3.2 relief innings, 5/19 vs MIN...Traded to DET on 5/27...Pitched a career-high 13.0 scoreless innings over 10 appearances between OAK and DET, 5/19-6/21...Held RHH to a .215 AVG (17-79) and LHH to a .327 AVG (16-49) at the major league level...Had a 3.55 ERA (5 ER, 12.2 IP) in 14 road appearances and a 6.86 ERA (16 ER, 21.0 IP) in 19 home games...Was designated for assignment on 8/2 and outrighted to Toledo (AAA) on 8/10...5 of his 8 minor league appearances were scoreless. 2010 Appeared in 33 games this season with the Blue Jays... WHAT A RELIEF: Made his first career relief appearance May 25 at LAA pitching a perfect eighth inning... Tossed a career high 2.1 innings in relief July 9 vs. BOS allowing two hits, walking two and struck out three... July 26 vs. BAL recorded his first career save pitching a perfect 1.1 innings with a strikeout... HITS HARD TO COME BY: In his 33 games this season held opponents to a .210 batting average (26-for-124) as right-handers hit .235 (19-81) and lefties hit .163 (7-43)... A LARGE INHERITANCE: Stranded 16 of 19 inherited runners (84.2%)... STREAKING: Had a career high 10.0 inning scoreless streak over 10 games from July 8-Aug. 2 allowing five hits, walking three and struck out 11 over the stretch... DISABLED: Was placed on the DL on Aug.13 with a right foot injury (strained ligaments) and was not activated until Sept.1... Was sent on a rehab assignment in New Hampshire (AA) where he pitched in three games (2.2IP/4ER)... IN THE MINORS: In 17 games with the Las Vegas 51s (AAA) was 2-1 with a 3.38 ERA (7ER/18.2IP) allowing only 14 hits, while striking out 23... Allowed a run in only three of his 17 appearances with the 51s. 2009 Broke camp with the Blue Jays for the first time in his career... In total made nine starts with the Blue Jays over two separate stints with the club... TOUGH BEGINNING: Made five starts in April before being optioned to Las Vegas of the Pacific Coast League (AAA)... In those five starts, posted a 0-2 record with a 7.01 ERA... Fanned 26 in his 25.2 innings, although did add 18 walks... MINORS: Spent the majority of the season with the 51s, making 24 starts... Led the club in wins (9), ERA (4.46) and strikeouts (109)... Won his final three decisions, going 3-0 with a 2.08 ERA... BACK FOR SEPTEMBER: Returned to the big leagues, making four starts in the seasons final month... Posted a 1-1 record with a 5.24 ERA over that span... BACK IN THE WINNERS CIRCLE: Picked up his first win of the season and first since Sept. 7, 2008, in a 9-2 win on Sept. 21... STRUGGLED AWAY FROM HOME: Made four of his nine starts on the road, suffering all three losses to go with a 9.00 ERA in 19.0 innings... Was 1-0 with a 4.34 ERA at home... DOMINATED LEFTIES: Held left-handed batters to a .156 average (7-45), although right-handed batters hit .329 (47-123)... All six home runs he allowed were to right-handed hitters. 2008 Made his ML Debut on Apr. 18 vs. DET... Tossed 4.1 innings, holding the Tigers to two hits, although walked seven in an 8-4 loss... Did not receive a decision... Made 12 starts 6th most on the club... Team record was 5-8 in his starts... Six of his 12 outings were quality starts...Recorded 11 strikeouts, Aug. 27 at TB... Only Ted Lilly had more strikeouts as a left-handed starter for the Blue Jays (1-12K, 1-13K, game)... The 11 strikeouts tied a Blue Jays mark for K's by a rookie with Jose Nunez (1987) and David Bush (2004)... It also marked a season high by a rookie in the major leagues, tied with John Lannan (Was) and Hiroki Kuroda (LAD)...Picked up his first ML win, July 26 vs. SEA, allowing three ER in six innings in an 8-3 win... Threw a complete game, his first, on Aug 27 at TB, despite taking the loss 1-0...When working on a regular turn with 4 days rest between starts, posted 2-2 record with a 3.41 ERA... Was 1-4 with a 7.56 ERA in all other starts... Made two starts in day games, going 2-0 with a 1.93 ERA...Made 19 starts for Syracuse (AAA) of the International League posting an 8-6 record with a 2.69 ERA... Was selected as the R. Howard Webster Award winner as the club's top player... His 2.69 ERA led the International League... Was selected for and pitched in the International League All-Star game... Named Pitcher of the Month at Syracuse for April and July. 2007 Spent the entire season at New Hampshire (AA)...Began the season 3-0 with a 0.89 ERA earning Organizational Pitcher-of-the-Month honours...Finished 0-5, with a 7.56 ERA before landing on the Disabled List June 15 for the remainder of the season (Cyst in his throwing arm)...Pitched in the Arizona Fall League, posting a 1-2 record with a 1.23 ERA in six starts...Allowed only 13 hits in 22.0 IP, while walking just nine and adding 25 strikeouts... Was honoured as the AFL Pitcher-of-the-Week ending November 12...Was regarded as one of the best pitchers in the AFL...Did not allow an earned run in any of his last four starts. 2006 Began the season with Syracuse (AAA) of the International League, posting a 2-7 record with a 5.40 ERA...Held opponents to a .249 avg, although walked 38 batters in only 51.2 IP...In six road starts, was 0-5 with a 7.40 ERA...Was optioned to New Hampshire (AA) of the Eastern League in June...Made 16 starts for the FisherCats, allowing three or less earned runs in eight of his starts...Finished with a 3.57 ERA in his final three starts. 2005 Combined to pitch to a 9-7 record with a 3.47 ERA in 29 starts between Dunedin of the Florida State League (A) and New Hampshire of the Eastern League (AA)... At Dunedin, posted a 5-4 record with a 3.63 ERA in 21 starts and was tabbed to participate in its All-Star Game... Recorded 116 strikeouts in 94.1 innings which ranked 2nd on the team and ranked third in the league at the time of his promotion to New Hampshire... Held opponents to a .229 batting average... Surrendered eight home runs... Had four quality starts... Had six or more strikeouts in 12 of his 21 starts... Led the team with 56 walks... In April was 2-1 with a 3.38 ERA... April 7 vs. Clearwater he registered his first win of the season... 5.0IP, 3H, 4BB, 4K... May 30 vs. Vero Beach matched his season high with 7.0IP... Had a stellar June, going 1-0 with a 2.60 ERA in five starts... June 9-July 23 made nine starts and had at least five strikeouts in all of them... Over that span struck out 63 batters in 42.1IP... Was promoted to New Hampshire on July 26... At New Hampshire went 4-3 with a 2.93 ERA in eight starts... Held opponents to a .205 batting average... Surrendered just two home runs... Added another 45 strikeouts in the Eastern League, giving him 161 on the season in 137.1 IP... Went at least 5.0IP in all eight of his starts... Tossed a complete game on August 8 against Harrisburg, in the first game of a double-header... CG, 7.0IP, 3H, ER, HR, BB, 3K... Recorded a season high 10 strikeouts in an August 18th win at Newark, giving up just two hits on the night... Collected wins in three of his last four starts of the season, going 3-1 while giving up three earned runs over that span of games (19.2 IP)... September 3 at Norwich, in his last start matched a season high by going 7.0IP... Was selected by Baseball America as the 3rd top prospect in the organization. 2004 Drafted by the Blue Jays in the first round (16th selection overall) of the 2004 First-Year Player Draft... Agreed to terms with the Club on July 23 after posting a 9-5 record and a 3.11 ERA in 18 starts in his junior season at the University of Oklahoma... Made just three regular season starts for Auburn pitching to a 1-0 record with a 1.50 ERA in those games (2 ER, 12.0 IP)... Pitched six perfect innings on the road in Oneonta on September 1, for his first win as a professional... Got the start in Game One of Auburn's New York-Penn League semifinal series with Mahoning Valley, but did not figure in the decision after giving up two earned runs on seven hits in 6.0 innings of work... Struck out six batters without a walk in that game, after collecting 13 strikeouts and one walk during the regular season... Was selected by Baseball America as the 5th top prospect in the organization.