Jake McGee

Jake McGee #57

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  • B/T: L/L
  • 6' 3"/230
  • Age: 29


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Pitches: Strikes, Balls


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Jake McGee Stats

1-2 2.41 37.1 48 0.94

Jake McGee MLB Career Stats

21-11 2.77 259.2 319 1.02

Jake McGee Bio

  • Full Name: Jacob Daniel McGee
  • Born: 8/6/1986 in San Jose, CA
  • Draft: 2004, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, 5th rd. (135th overall)
  • High School: Edward C Reed, Sparks, NV
  • Debut: September 14, 2010
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2015 Stats 1 2 2.41 39 0 6 37.1 48 0.94
MLB Career Stats 21 11 2.77 297 0 26 259.2 319 1.02
  • Status: Active

Jake McGee 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 Rays AL 473 Four-seam FB 95.33 94.47 2292.00 6.10 88.76
MLB Avg - - - Four-seam FB 92.88 92.52 2212.00 6.16 89.92


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October 8, 2015 at 1:14 AM ET

McGee could reclaim closer's role in ‘16

Rays reliever Jake McGee finished the 2015 regular season with a 1-2 record, a 2.41 ERA, a 0.94 WHIP, six saves and 48 strikeouts across 37 1/3 innings.

September 25, 2015 at 9:06 PM ET

McGee to be available for Rays this weekend

Kevin Cash said on Thursday that left-hander Jake McGee would be available for use out of the bullpen on Friday. Well, the Rays' manager apparently jumped the gun.


Jake McGee Awards

Baseball America High Class A All-Star

Year Team League
2007 Vero Beach FSL

SOU Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
08/20/2007 Montgomery SOU
06/01/2010 Montgomery SOU

FSL Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2007 Vero Beach FSL

FSL Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2007 Vero Beach FSL

MID Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2006 Southwest Michigan MID

MID Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2006 Southwest Michigan MID

Jake McGee Leaderboards


Season SV Rank
2014 19 11th in AL
2015 6 22nd in AL


Season G Rank
2012 69 19th in AL
2013 71 10th in AL
2014 73 5th in AL


Season HLD Rank
2012 20 13th in AL
2013 27 3rd in AL
2014 14 22nd in AL
2015 19 12th in AL

Jake McGee Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
September 26, 2015 Tampa Bay Rays activated LHP Jake McGee from the 15-day disabled list.
August 20, 2015 Tampa Bay Rays placed LHP Jake McGee on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to August 19, 2015. Torn meniscus in his left knee
May 15, 2015 Tampa Bay Rays activated LHP Jake McGee from the 15-day disabled list.
May 5, 2015 Tampa Bay Rays sent LHP Jake McGee on a rehab assignment to Durham Bulls.
April 28, 2015 Tampa Bay Rays sent LHP Jake McGee on a rehab assignment to Charlotte Stone Crabs.
April 5, 2015 Tampa Bay Rays placed LHP Jake McGee on the 15-day disabled list. Recovering from December 2014 left elbow surgery
July 13, 2014 Tampa Bay Rays activated LHP Jake McGee from the paternity list.
July 11, 2014 Tampa Bay Rays placed LHP Jake McGee on the paternity list.
July 15, 2011 Tampa Bay Rays recalled Jake McGee from Durham Bulls.
May 1, 2011 Tampa Bay Rays optioned Jake McGee to Durham Bulls.
October 13, 2010 Jake McGee roster status changed by Tampa Bay Rays.
September 14, 2010 Tampa Bay Rays recalled Jake McGee from Durham Bulls.
September 14, 2010 Tampa Bay Rays activated LHP Jake McGee.
August 6, 2010 Jake McGee assigned to Durham Bulls from Montgomery Biscuits.
April 7, 2010 Jake McGee assigned to Montgomery Biscuits from Durham Bulls.
March 12, 2010 Tampa Bay Rays optioned LHP Jake McGee to Durham Bulls.
October 19, 2009 Jake McGee roster status changed by Tampa Bay Rays.
July 20, 2009 Jake McGee assigned to Durham Bulls.
July 19, 2009 Durham Bulls placed LHP Jake McGee on the 7-day disabled list.
July 18, 2009 Jake McGee assigned to Charlotte Stone Crabs.
June 26, 2009 sent LHP Jake McGee on a rehab assignment to GCL Rays.

Jacob Daniel McGee Bio Info

Jake and his wife, Morgan, spend their offseasons in Reno, Nev. ...this winter they located two families with a total of seven foster children in Reno and provided Christmas gifts to the kids...on Christmas Eve-their second anniversary-Jake and Morgan delivered the presents and met the kids in person, a tradition they hope to continue every Christmas Eve...This marked the first offseason Jake did not get a part-time job to keep himself busy...in the past he provided a courier service delivering papers to real estate brokers, and as a senior in high school he delivered car parts for ACDelco...During a trip to New York last season, Jake and Morgan took a water taxi to visit the National September 11 Memorial & Museum...Jake and Morgan are huge fans of the Atlanta Falcons.


Served as the Rays primary closer for the final three and a half months, beginning mid-June...led the Rays bullpen and set career highs in saves (19), ERA (1.89), apps (73) and IP (71.1)...Became the ninth different Ray to lead the team in saves in the past 10 seasons...His 19 saves set a club record by a lefthander, passing J.P. Howell (17 in 2009)...didn't get his first save until June 15 at HOU after Grant Balfour earned the team's first 10...Ranked among AL's top 10 relievers in several categories: games pitched (tied for 5th), strikeouts (7th) and ERA (9th)...Among AL lefty relievers, tied for 1st in games pitched, 4th in saves, 2nd in IP, 2nd in strikeouts, 3rd in ERA and 2nd in opp SLG...his ERA set a club record for lefty reliever, breaking his own mark of 1.95 in 2012...Became the first pitcher in major league history to record exactly 5 victories in four straight seasons...his 20 career wins as a reliever are only one shy of Esteban Yan's club record...Led the AL and set a club record by allowing only 10.0 pct. of his inherited runners to score (3 of 30)...ranked 2nd in the majors to LAD J.P. Howell (5.7 pct.)...incidentally, Howell held the previous club record of 11.4 pct. (2008)...Is the Rays career leader in appearances by a lefty (258)...surpassed J.P. Howell with his 253rd appearance on Sep 9 with a save at NYY...currently tied for 4th overall with Dan Wheeler, trailing Joel Peralta (296), Grant Balfour (268) and Esteban Yan (266)...Over the last three seasons his 213 apps are the most of any AL lefty and are tied for 3rd overall in the AL with TB/SEA Fernando Rodney...only TB Joel Peralta (225) and CLE/LAA Joe Smith (218) have made more...His career-high 90 SO ranked 3rd in club history among relievers behind Brad Boxberger (104 in 2014) and Howell (92 in 2008)...According to PITCHf/x data, 96.4 pct. of his total pitches were fastballs-tops in the majors-and the remaining 3.6 pct. were curveballs...averaged 96.3 mph on his fastball, matching his 2013 mark...it was the the 3rd-hardest fastball among AL relievers (see chart)...among lefty relievers, it ranked 1st in the AL and 3rd in the majors trailing CIN Aroldis Chapman (100.3) and PHI Jake Diekman (96.9)...Finished the season 19-for-23 in save chances, with 3 of those blown saves coming in September...began the season 16-for-17 in save opportunities, and converted 16 straight chances from June 27-Sep 5...Set a club record with 76 consecutive innings without allowing a home run, but the record was broken only two weeks later by Alex Cobb (82.1)...the streak spanned 79 apps over more than a year, from Sep 6, 2013-Sep 9, 2014...it was snapped Sep 11 at NYY, on a 3-run, walk-off homer to Chris Young-his first allowed since Sep 4, 2013 at LAA (Chris Iannetta)...Pitched in both games of a doubleheader on May 1 at BOS...recorded the win in Game 2...pitched on four straight days May 21-24, for the first time...retired all 10 batters faced on 34 pitches over that stretch...Recorded a strikeout in 19 straight apps from July 6-Aug 19, a club record for a reliever...previous mark was 15 by Chad Harville in 2006.


Completed his second full season, fourth overall, with the Rays…ranked 10th in the AL with a career-high 71 appearances, 44 of which he entered in the 7th inning... Among AL left-handed relievers, he tied for 2nd in appearances, trailing MIN Brian Duensing (73), and ranked 4th with 75 SO... Finished the year with a 4.02 ERA (62.2-IP, 28-ER) but pitched to a 2.31 ERA (50.2-IP, 13-ER) over his final 56 apps (44 scoreless) beginning May 10…opponents hit just .186 (33-for-177) in that span…prior to that he posted an 11.25 ERA (12-IP, 15-ER) and allowed 19 hits and 4 HR over his first 15 apps... Righthanders hit .190 (23-for-121) against him from May 7 until the end of the season compared to .353 (12-for-34) before then... Allowed 46.2 pct. (18 of 39) of his inherited runners to score, 3rd-highest pct. among major league relievers…only OAK Ryan Cook (50.0 pct.) and MIL Michael Gonzalez (47.4 pct.) allowed a higher percentage... Gave up 8 HR, most among Rays relievers and a career high (prev. 5 in 2011)... Earned his first career save on July 11 vs. MIN... Threw fastballs on 93.0 percent of his pitches, 2nd-highest rate among major league relievers after LAD Kenley Jansen (94.1) according to PITCHf/x data…for a second straight season, his average fastball velocity of 96.3 mph ranked 2nd among lefty relievers to CIN Aroldis Chapman (98.3)... POSTSEASON: Appeared in a team-high 4 of 5 postseason games, 3 of them scoreless, but took the loss in Game 4 of the ALDS vs. Boston as the Rays were eliminated…entered with the Rays leading 1-0 in the 7th, but walked Xander Bogaerts and allowed a single to Jacoby Ellsbury…both runners came around to score after he was removed.

2012 Emerged as one of the AL's best relief pitchers in his first full major league season and second full season as a reliever...went 5-2 with a 1.95 ERA (55.1-IP, 12-ER) over 69 relief apps, 60 of which were scoreless...His 1.95 ERA ranked third among AL relievers and seventh in the majors...among lefty relievers, he ranked first in the AL, third in the majors and set a Rays club record (prev. 2.22 by J.P. Howell in 2008)...Held opposing right-handed hitters to .098/.157/.134 (11-for-112) with one HR, including only two hits in 44 AB (.045) from Aug. 1 through season's end...the .098 opp avg. against righties was the lowest by any left-handed pitcher (min. 100 AB) dating back to 1974 (see chart)...Ranked among AL relief leaders in opp avg. (.168, 5th), opp OBP (.213, 1st), opp SLG (.239, 2nd) and opp OPS (.452, 2nd)...among major league lefty relievers, ranked 1st in opp OBP and ranked secnd behind CIN Aroldis Chapman in opp avg., opp SLG and opp OPS...Struck out 73, with only 11 BB, in 55.1 IP...his 11.87 SO/9 IP ranked 6th among AL relievers...among left-handed relievers, it ranked second in the AL and 4th in the majors...his 6.64 strikeout-to-walk ratio ranked second among AL relievers, fourth in the majors and first among all ML lefty relievers...From Aug. 1 through season's end, compiled a 0.86 ERA (21-IP, 7-H, 2-ER, 1-BB, 29-SO) in 23 apps...from July 1 through season's end, recorded 13.81 SO/9 IP (29.1-IP, 45-SO)...According to PITCHf/x data, his average fastball velocity of 95.7 mph ranked second among all lefty relievers (min. 50 IP) after CIN Aroldis Chapman (97.7)...Allowed only three HR all season, but none after July 18 vs. CLE...did not allow a homer in his final 27 apps...retired 22 consecutive batters between Aug 28-Sep 15...Inherited 54 base runners, tied for four most in the AL...14 of them scored (25.9 percent), compared to the AL average of 29.4 percent...When he was ahead in the count, held opponents to a .101 avg. (8-for-79). 2011 Rookie made his first Opening Day roster and served two stints with the Rays: Opening Day through April 30 and July 15 through season's end...Held lefties to a .164 avg. (10-for-61) but righties hit .400 (20-for-50)...Earned 5 wins out of the bullpen, 4 coming in September, tops among major league rookies...tied the club record for wins in September, joining David Price (2010)...earned the win in the final 2 games of the season (Sep 27-28 vs. NYY)...his other 2 wins in September came over Boston and Texas...walked only one batter in 10 September apps...the last AL rookie to get 4 relief wins in September was TOR David Wells in 1987...During his first stint with the Rays made 11 apps and compiled a 5.14 ERA (7-IP, 4-ER) with 3 BB and only 2 SO...opponents batted .367 (11-for-30)...During his second stint with the Rays went 5-2 with a 4.29 ERA (21-IP, 10-ER) in 26 apps...had 25 SO against 9 BB and posted a .235 (19-for- 81) opp avg...Inherited three bases-loaded situations with the Rays and struck out his only batter faced in each instance: Adrian Gonzalez on July 16 vs. BOS, Alex Avila on Aug 22 vs. DET and Jorge Posada on Sep 22 at NYY...Allowed 3 HR in 3 consecutive apps over 5 days...on Aug 7 vs. OAK gave up a game-winning homer to Josh Willingham in the 10th inning and suffered his first career loss...in his next app (Aug 10 vs. KC) recorded his first career win when he allowed a 3-run HR to Melky Cabrera in the top of the 9th but got the win after the Rays scored 5 runs in the bottom of the 9th...Allowed only 1 run in 2.2 IP in his win on Sep 18 at BOS, the longest outing of his career...the win moved the Rays to within 2 games of Boston in the AL Wild Card race...threw a career-high 43 pitches...allowed only 1 hit in 6 apps vs. the Red Sox on the year (4.1-IP, 1-BB, 5-SO)...Posted a 2.70 ERA (33.1-IP, 10-ER) in 24 apps with Triple-A Durham after being optioned... went 9-for-10 in save opps...Entered the season rated by Baseball America as the No. 4 prospect in the Rays system. 2010 Twenty-four-year-old was recalled from Triple- A Durham on Sep 14 after transitioning to the bullpen with the Bulls ... made 8 appearances after his call-up, 7 of them scoreless, and did not allow a hit over his first 6 outings. ... Was one of only two lefthanders to pitch out of the Rays bullpen in 2010, with Randy Choate. ... Became one of only eight pitchers in history to not allow a hit over his first 6 major league appearances...the last was SF Jonathan Sanchez in 2006 (8 games) and last in the AL was SEA Brian Fuentes in 2001 (6)...Sanchez and MIN Garry Roggenburk (1963) share the major league record with 8 consecutive games without a hit to begin a career. ... Made his major league debut Sep 14 vs. NYY, entering in relief of Matt Garza with two on and two out in the 5th...walked his first two batters, forcing in a run before striking out Derek Jeter to end the threat ... faced one batter in the 6th and issued his third walk to Curtis Granderson... Granderson later scored, the only run McGee allowed in the majors. ... After his debut, did not allow a run in his next 7 outings (4.2-IP), allowing 2 hits and no walks with 5 strikeouts. ... Began the year with Double-A Montgomery, where he made 19 starts before his Aug 7 promotion to Durham...went 3-7 with a 3.57 ERA (88.1-IP, 35-ER) and tallied 100 strikeouts (10.19 SO/9 IP). ... Transitioned to the bullpen with Durham, going 1-1 with 1 save and a 0.52 ERA (17.1-IP, 9-H, 1-R/ER, 3-BB, 27-SO) in 11 games (1 start)...held opponents to a .148 avg. (9-for-61) with 0 HR, including .097 (3-for-31) vs. LHP... also pitched in 2 games for the Bulls in the playoffs vs. Louisville, tossing 3 scoreless innings of relief (0-H, 1-BB, 5-SO). ... Did not allow a run until his 10th appearance with Durham, beginning with 14.2 consecutive scoreless innings. ... Combining his stops in Montgomery and Durham, including IL playoffs, he went 4-8 with a 2.98 ERA (108.2-IP, 43-R, 36-ER, 90-H, 37- BB, 132-SO) in 32 games (12 starts). ... In 30 total apps in the minors, held lefties to a .189 (25-for-132) avg. with 0 HR. ... Enters 2011 rated by Baseball America as the No. 4 prospect in the Rays system. 2009 Spent the first 3 months of the season recovering from Tommy John surgery (July 8, 2008)...Returned in late June and made 16 starts for the Gulf Coast League Rays and Charlotte (A) over the remainder of the season, working a total of 30 innings...struck out 40...Made his first game appearance in almost a year when he started for the GCL Rays June 26 at GCL Orioles...faced 3 batters in a 9-2 loss (0-IP, 2-H, 3-R, 2-ER)...in his next outing, June 30 at GCL Red Sox, he pitched 2 perfect innings striking out 5...made 5 GCL starts...Moved to Charlotte after the All-Star break and made 11 starts over the season's final 6 weeks went 0-2 with a 6.45 ERA...struck out 26 in 22.1 innings...logged a season-high 3 innings on four occasions...his final outing of the season, Sep 6 vs. Sarasota (Reds), he pitched 3 scoreless innings...Rated by Baseball America as the organization's 8th-best prospect (5th pitcher) following the season...In his professional career has 593 strikeouts in 515 innings pitched (10.36 SO/9 IP) 2008 Made 15 starts for Double-A Montgomery in 2008 before tearing the ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow on June 22 vs. Mississippi (Braves)...Dr. James Andrews performed season-ending Tommy John surgery on July 8...Was selected to the Southern League midseason All-Star Team, but was unable to pitch due to injury...marked his 6th career All-Star selection...Held opponents to a .230 batting average, including a .213 mark against lefties...Entered the season ranked by Baseball America as the No. 15 prospect in all of baseball... following the season, was rated by BA as the No. 9 prospect in the Rays organization...was added to the 40-man roster on Nov 20 along with pitchers Wade Davis and Dale Thayer. 2007 Led the Rays organization with 175 strikeouts, 4th most in all of minor league baseball while pitching for A Vero Beach and AA Montgomery...averaged 11.25 strikeouts per 9 innings, 6th best in the minors...despite promotion to Montgomery in early August, led the Florida State League with 145 Ks fanning 74 in his last 50.2 innings at Vero Beach...it was his second league strikeout crown (also A Midwest League in 2006)...Made a combined 26 starts at Vero Beach and Montgomery and didn't allow an earned run in 11 of those starts... pitched to a combined ERA of 3.15 (IP-140.1, H-105, ER-47, BB-52, SO-175)...had 7 starts in which he pitched 6 or more innings and didn't allow a run, but won only four of those games...allowed 3 ER or less in 22 of 26 starts and 3 hits or less 10 times...opponents batted .207 (105-508)...Had four games of 10+ strikeouts and now has 10 such games in his career...fanned a career-high 13 at Daytona (Cubs) on July 2 but didn't get the decision despite allowing no runs and only 2 hits in 7 innings...in 5 starts vs. Daytona he struck out 45 and walked two...was 2-0 vs. the Cubs and allowed 4 ER in 32.2 IP for a 1.10 ERA...In 18 of 26 starts he had more Ks than hits allowed...had 70 more strikeouts than hits allowed...in his pro career has 167 more strikeouts than hits allowed...In his 2nd start after joining Montgomery, he combined with Nick Debarr on a 2-hit shutout over Jacksonville (Dodgers) on Aug. 15...Was 3-1 in his last 4 regular season starts for Montgomery then went 1-0 (ERA-1.23, IP-11.0, H-11, ER-3, BB-2, SO-14) in two postseason starts...beat Huntsville (Brewers) 2-1 in Game 2 of the SL Championship Series (IP-6, H-6, R-1, ER-1, BB-0, SO-6)...Named Vero's Pitcher of the Year and was selected as having the best fastball in the FSL by Baseball America...BA also selected him to its Class-A All-Star Team and 2nd team All-Minor League Team. 2006 Led the Midwest League and the Rays organization in 2006 with 171 strikeouts...Midwest League All-Star...was named Southwest Michigan Pitcher of the Year...ranked fourth among all minor league starters with an 11.49 strikeouts per 9 IP ratio and was one of only three pitchers to fan 10+ batters six times during the season...Opponents batted just .211 off him...his 2.96 ERA ranked 6th in the Rays organization and 10th in the Midwest League...also tabbed as having the Midwest League's Best Fastball by Baseball America's Best Tools survey. 2005 Finished 2nd in the NYPL in 2005 with 89 strikeouts...allowed 3 runs or less in all but two starts...tabbed as the 9th-best prospect in the NYPL. 2004 Named Princeton Pitcher of the Year in 2004...led staff with 5 wins and tied for team lead with 53 strikeouts.