Josh Shortslef #56

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Josh Shortslef does not have any MLB stats for the 2009 season

Josh Shortslef Bio

  • Full Name: Joshua Page Shortslef
  • Born: 2/1/1982 in Oswego, NY
  • Draft: 2000, Pittsburgh Pirates, 6th rd. (179th overall)
  • High School: Hannibal, NY
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Josh Shortslef does not have any MLB stats for the 2009 season


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Josh Shortslef Stats

*Since 2006

Josh Shortslef Advanced Stats

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Josh Shortslef Statcast Events


Josh Shortslef Awards

EAS Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2008 Altoona EAS

CAR Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
06/05/2005 Lynchburg CAR

Josh Shortslef Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
June 8, 2009 Reading Phillies released LHP Josh Shortslef.
June 2, 2009 Reading Phillies activated LHP Josh Shortslef from the 7-day disabled list.
May 19, 2009 Reading Phillies placed LHP Josh Shortslef on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to May 18, 2009. Left shoulder tendinitis

Joshua Page Shortslef Bio Info

Joshua Page Shortslef...Wife's name is Melissa...Is a 2000 graduate of Hannibal (NY) High School, where he was a four-year varsity starter in baseball and a three-time All-League selection...Also played basketball and is Hannibal's 2nd-leading scorer in school history (1,668 points)...Averaged over 21 points per game while leading Hannibal to back-to-back Section III titles in 1999 and 2000...Was a New York Class-C All-State basketball selection after his senior campaign...Signed baseball letter-of-intent to the University of South Carolina before signing with the Pirates...Signed by Pirate scout Charlie Sullivan. 2006 Spent majority of season with Double-A Altoona...Missed close to three months of action due to a strained left forearm muscle...Began season in starting rotation and joined teammate Landon Jacobsen as the first pitchers in Curve history to win each of their first three starts to open a regular season...Won each of his first five decisions, falling one victory shy of club record set by Wilson Guzman in 2000...Was placed on disabled list on 5/29...Returned to action on 8/4 while making first of three rehab starts with the GCL Pirates...Was reinstated from D.L. on 8/22 and went 1-1 with a 3.55 ERA (12.2ip/5er) in final three regular season starts with Altoona...Started Game Two of the Eastern League divisional playoffs vs. Akron on 9/7 and was tagged for eight runs in 0.2ip in the Curve's 12-0 loss...Participated in the Arizona Fall League and went 0-1 with a 2.65 ERA (17.0ip/5er) in six games (five starts) with Grand Canyon. 2005 Began season in Extended Spring Training program in Bradenton, FL, before joining Lynchburg (A) on 5/3...Allowed just one run in 6.0ip to earn first win on 5/8 vs. Myrtle Beach...Named Carolina League Pitcher-of-the-Week for the week of 5/30 - 6/5 after going 2-0 with a three-hit, 7.0-inning shutout on 5/30 vs. Potomac...Won his final three regular season starts, allowing a combined three runs in 21.0 innings of work...Allowed five runs and nine hits in 3.2ip while suffering loss vs. Frederick in Game Two of the Carolina League Northern Division playoff series. 2004 Spent entire season with South Atlantic League champion Hickory (A)...Tied for second in the league in wins...Began season in the bullpen before joining starting rotation in late May...Won four straight starts from 7/12-28, allowing just seven runs in 29.1ip during that time (2.15 ERA)...Struck out season-high nine batters on 7/23 vs. Kannapolis...Did not pitch in the post-season. 2003 Began season in Hickory's starting rotation...Lost each of his first two starts before being placed on the disabled list on 4/11 with elbow discomfort...Returned to action on 5/27 and suffered losses in each of his next three starts...Was shut down for the remainder of the season following his start on 6/7 at Charleston (SC). 2002 Led New York-Penn League in victories while spending entire season with Williamsport...Received a decision in all 14 of his appearances...Posted a 1.88 ERA (24.0ip/5er) and went 4-1 in his first five outings (four starts)...Won each of his last five starts. 2001 Spent second consecutive season with GCL Pirates...Went 0-3 in his five starts and 2-0 in his five relief appearances...Tossed minor league career-high 4.2 innings of relief on 7/13 vs. GCL Orioles. 2000 Began professional career with GCL Pirates after being selected by Pittsburgh in the sixth round of the June draft...Signed with the Bucs on 6/16.