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Jeremy Sowers MLB Career Stats

18-30 5.18 400.0 174 1.44

Jeremy Sowers Bio

  • Full Name: Jeremy Bryan Sowers
  • Born: 5/17/1983 in St. Clairsville, OH
  • Draft: 2004, Cleveland Indians, 1st rd. (6th overall)
  • College: Vanderbilt
  • Debut: June 25, 2006
  • Ret., Final Game: 10/2/2009
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MLB Career Stats 18 30 5.18 72 71 0 400.0 174 1.44


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Baseball America Triple-A All-Star

Year Team League
2006 Buffalo INT

INT Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
06/02/2008 Buffalo INT

CAR Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2005 Kinston CAR

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Season CG Rank
2006 2 6th in AL


Season SHO Rank
2006 2 1st in AL

Jeremy Sowers Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
November 2, 2011 LHP Jeremy Sowers elected free agency.
September 12, 2011 Akron Aeros activated LHP Jeremy Sowers from the 7-day disabled list.
April 7, 2011 LHP Jeremy Sowers assigned to Akron Aeros from Columbus Clippers.
March 30, 2011 LHP Jeremy Sowers assigned to Cleveland Indians.
September 21, 2010 Columbus Clippers activated LHP Jeremy Sowers from the 7-day disabled list.
August 14, 2010 Columbus Clippers placed LHP Jeremy Sowers on the 7-day disabled list.
March 31, 2010 Cleveland Indians sent LHP Jeremy Sowers outright to Columbus Clippers.
July 25, 2009 Cleveland Indians recalled Jeremy Sowers from Columbus Clippers.
July 9, 2009 Cleveland Indians optioned Jeremy Sowers to Columbus Clippers.
May 23, 2009 Cleveland Indians recalled Jeremy Sowers from Columbus Clippers.
May 14, 2009 Cleveland Indians optioned Jeremy Sowers to Columbus Clippers.
May 7, 2009 Cleveland Indians recalled Jeremy Sowers from Columbus Clippers.

Jeremy Bryan Sowers Bio Info

Full name JEREMY BRYANS OWERS...Resides in Leesburg, VA...Married, wife's name is Ashley...Attended Ballard High School in Louisville, KY where he was named National High School All-American by Baseball America... Named Kentucky Gatorade Player of the Year, Mr. Kentucky Baseball and Kentucky High School Coaches Association Athlete of the Year as a senior at Ballard...Recorded a 10-2 record and 0.75 ERA, with 156 strikeouts, 18 walks and nine earned runs in 89 innings as a senior in 2001...Threw 13CG and 8SHO in his final high school season...Posted a 13-0 mark and 0.16 ERA with 129 strikeouts in 85.2IP as a junior...Threw 13CG/7SHO as a junior...Tossed four career no-hitters as a Bruin...Named All-State, All- Section, All-Region and County Player of the Year while leading the team to consecutive appearances in the state championship game as a junior and senior...Selected by Cincinnati in the first round (20th pick overall) of the 2001 Major League Baseball Draft, but opted to attend Vandy...Prior to the 2004 First-Year Player Draft Sowers was ranked by Baseball America as the 2nd best collegiate pitcher in terms of command and was ranked 3rd among college pitchers in terms of being "closest to the majors"...He was rated the top prospect in the SEC by BA...Led the USA Baseball Junior National Team to a silver medal finish at the Pan American Tournament in Camaguey, Cuba in July 2001, registering a 3-0 record and 0.00 ERA...Named to the 2001 Pan American All-Tournament team...Twin brother, RHP Josh, pitched at Yale and was a 10th round pick by Toronto in 2004 after being named Ivy League Pitcher of the Year and District I Player of the Year by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association...Returned to Vandy and graduated with a degree in Political Science in December 2005...Enjoys movies and music from the 1980's. 2009 Was on the starting rotation the entire second half and showed flashes of his 2006 rookie form...Was in the starting rotation from July 25 thru the end of the season and went 4-4 w/a 4.80 ERA in 12 starts (65.2IP, 69H, 35ER, 27BB, 21K, .275AVG)...Overall spent three stints in Cleveland after being optioned out of spring training to AAA Columbus on March 24 after competing for the 5th starter spot in the spring... u Recalled from Cleveland on May 7 to assume Laffey's spot in the rotation and made his 2009 Tribe debut at Boston that night (L#1, 5.0IP, 7H, 7R/ER)...His 2.25 Triple A ERA at the time of his May 7 promotion was tied for 9th in the International League...Made 2nd start on May 12 vs. Chicago-AL, a 7-4 win for the Sox and Carrasco...4.0IP, 7H, 5R/ER, 2HR by Thome, 1HR by Nix...Optioned to AAA Columbus on May 14 after 2 starts...Made 1 start upon his return to Columbus on May 17 vs. Scranton (W#2, 7.0IP, 6H, 1R/ER, 2BB, 3K)...Recalled again and placed in the bullpen on May 23. u Made first relief appearance of his professional career on May 25 vs. Tampa (5.0IP, 3H, 0R, 1BB, 1K), picking up the win in 11-10 win that saw the Indians overcome a 10-0 deficit...Equaled longest relief outing by an Indians reliever this year... Lost 3 straight decisions over 4GS since June 6-21...Worked a season-high 7.0IP in start of June 26 vs. Cincinnati, snapping a 5-game losing streak as a starter (7.0IP, 6H, 2R/ER, season-high 6K)...Optioned to AAA Columbus on July 8 and made 1 start vs. Syracuse on July 19 (L, 6.1IP, 7H, 5R/ER)...Over his 9 games (8GS) during 2nd recall from May 23-July 8 he was 2-5 w/a 4.62 ERA (48.2IP, 51H, 25ER)... u Recalled for a 3rd time on July 25 from Columbus and won that day's start at Seattle (7.0IP, 4H, 0R) and spent remainder of the year in the rotation... Was 1-2 w/a 4.42 ERA in 3 July starts (18.1IP, 20H, 9R/ER)... As a starter this year with Cleveland he was 5-11 w/a 5.48 ERA in 22 starts (118.1IP, 131H, 72ER)... In 4 Sept/Oct starts he was 1-2 w/a 6.95 ERA (22.0IP, 31H, 17ER)...ERA over first 4.0IP this year is 2.89 (84.0IP, 70H, 27ER)...Lasted a career-low 1.0+IP in start of Sept. 19 at Oakland (1.0IP, 9H, 6R/ER). u Allowed 15 runs over 9.0IP (19H) over his last 3 starts from 9/19-on after shutting out Minnesota over 7.0IP on 6 hits on Sept. 14 in the Metrodome...Walked 42 right-handed hitters to go along with 27 strikeouts...Batters hit .323 (64-198) w/runners on, .340 (35-103) with RISP and .227 (10-44) with RISP-2outs...Runners were 5-for-8 in SB off him...Triple A batters hit .247 (36-146, 2HR), including a mark of .286 (8-28) by LHH and .194 (13-67) with runners on and .122 (6-49) w/RISP...At AAA this year he was 2-2 w/a 2.89 ERA in 6 starts (37.1IP, 36H, 12ER, 9BB, 27K, .247AVG)...Combined 11-26 since 2007 season at the big league level. 2008 Spent the last four months of the season in the Tribe's rotation after Jake Westbrook's season-ending injury... Enjoyed 10 solid starts at AAA Buffalo after competing for the 5th starter spot in spring training with Aaron Laffey and Cliff Lee...Got progressively better as the season went along, lowering his second half ERA to 5.05 from 6.50 in the first half and lowering his average against in the second half (13GS) to .250 and hitters batted at a .339 clip off him in 9 winless first half starts...Recorded best statistical month by far in September going 2-2 w/a 4.45 ERA in 5 starts (28.1IP, 27H, 14ER), his lowest ERA of any month by a half run...Over his last 4 starts from Sept. 9th on he was 2-1 w/a 3.91 ERA (23.0IP, 21H, 10ER, .247AVG)...Tossed an 8.0 inning gem on Sept. 9 at Baltimore, equaling a career-high w/7K in 8.0IP (season-high for 2nd time) in picking up 3rd win (8.0IP, 4H, 1R/ER, 1BB, 7K)...Recalled for first time on April 26 and made his first ML start of the season on April 26 vs. New York-AL in Progressive Field ...ND, 5.1IP, 7H, 3R/ER, 1BB, 3K....Optioned to AAA the next day...Recalled for the 2nd time on May 16th and made his 2nd ML start of the year on May 16 at Cincinnati...ND, 5.0IP, 5H, 3R/ER, 2BB, 2K, 2HR and was optioned to AAA Buffalo the next day... Recalled for the 3rd time on June 8 and lost at Detroit (4.0IP, 7H, 5R/ER) and spent the remainder of the season in the Tribe rotation in place of Jake Westbrook...Lost his first 5 decisions covering 9 starts and earned his 1st victory of the season in start on July 19 at Seattle in his 10th start ... 6.0IP, 5H, 4ER, HR, 3BB, 3K, HR... Prior to his start on July 19 Sowers' last big league level win was on May 24, 2007 at KC, a span of 13GS w/o a win... Did not receive a decision in start on July 13 vs. Tampa Bay as he walked a career-high 7 and struck out a career-best 8 batters in 4.0 innings... 4.0IP, 3H, 2R/ER, 7BB, 8K, 93P...From that start on batters hit .257 (79-307) off him the rest of the season...Notched 2nd win on August 17 vs. the LA Angels (6.2IP, 8H, 3R/2ER)...MLB hitters hit .291 (141-484, 18HR) as LH batted .258 (32-124, 7HR) and RHH batted .303 (109-360)...Batters hit .325 (67-206) with runners, .286 (36-126) with RISP and .315 (17-54) with RISP-2outs...Walked 2.3 batters per 9.0IP in the 2nd half compared to 3.9 BB/9.0IP in the first half...ERA in the first inning was 8.18 (22.0IP, 29H, 20ER)...9SB/6CS (T12th most CS in the AL)...Pitched well in Buffalo, working into 5th inning in first 4 starts while fanning season-high 6 in 4.2IP in April 21 start at Pawtucket...Was 4-3 w/a 2.08 ERA (60.2IP, 56H, 16R/14ER, 17BB, 43K, .251 avg. against) in 10 starts overall at AAA Buffalo... His 2.08 ERA ranked 3rd in the International League at the time of his June 6 and final recall...Over 3 starts from May 17-June 5 he was 2-1 w/a 1.80 ERA (20.0IP, 22H, 5R/4ER, 3BB, 17K) between starts at Cincinnati and Detroit...LHH Batters hit .240 (18-75, 2HR) and RHH hit .257 (38-148, 2HR). 2007 Had an inconsistent season, splitting the campaign between Cleveland and AAA Buffalo after opening the season in the Tribe rotation...Went 1-6 w/a 6.93 ERA in 12 starts thru June 9 (62.1 IP, 77 H, 48 ER) and was optioned to AAA Buffalo on June 10...Made 15 starts for Buffalo, remaining with the Bisons thru the end of their season...Received no decision in his first start, April 5 at Chicago (6.0IP, 1 H, 2 R/ER, career-high 5BB, 1K, HB)...Posting season-high trying 7.0IP, 6H, 1R/ER, oBB, 3K, ND...Lost May 5 at Baltimore, lasting just 2.0IP in the shortest outing of his career...5H, 6R/ER, 3BB, 0K, HR to R. Hernandez... At LA on May 10 he suffered an 8.0 loss to the Angels and Kelvim Escobar... Fell to 0-3 and totaled 5.0IP, 9H, 6R/ER, 1BB, 2K...Started the year 0-4 w/a 7.13 ERA thru his first 8 starts before winning lone start of the season on May 24 at Kansas City, snapping a personal five-game losing streak that dated back to 9/12/06 (9 starts w/out a win)...7.0IP, 6H, 1R/ER...After that start he went 0-2 w/a 9.22 ERA in three starts (13.2IP, 20H, 14 ER) and was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo on June AAA and AA Playoffs - Lost his first start on June 14 at Norfolk (7.0IP, 8 H, 3R/ER)...Was winless in his first 6GS in Buffalo (June 14-July 15), posting a 5.82ERA (25 ER/38.2IP) in that stretch...Rebounded with a complete game on July 20 with a win over Syracuse, totaling 9.0IP, 6H, 2R/0ER, 3BB, 8K...From July 20 thru the season's end (9GS), went 4-1 with a 2.95ERA, totaling 58.0IP, 61H, 27R/19ER, 15BB, 41K)...Went 3-1 in August with a 3.08ERA...Overall for Buffalo wnet 4-5 with a 4.10 ERA in 15 GS (96.2IP 112H, 56R/44ER, 24BB, 61K)...Held AAA left-handed hitters to a .236 average against...Joined Akron for the EL playoffs, winning both of his starts...Beat Erie in Game 3 of the first round on Sept. 7 (7.1IP, 4H, 1R/ER, 2BB, 7K)...On Sept. 14, beat Trenton in Game 3 of the Eastern League finals (6.0IP, 4H, 0R, 2BB, 4K)...Recalled from Akron on Sept. 17...Made final start on Sept. 26 in Seattle (game 2) and tossed 5.0 shutout innnings (ND, 5H, 0R, 2BB, season-high tying 5K)...Stats - Batters hit .293 (22-75) with RISP and .333 (9-27) with RISP-2outs...Batters his .263 (35-133) with runners on base and .350 (49-140) w/no one on. 2006 Had an exceptional year between AAA Buffalo and Cleveland, posting a combined record of 16-5 w/a 2.42 ERA in 29 starts (185.2IP, 163H, 50ER) in just his 2nd full professional season...His 2nd half ERA of 2.72 was the 2nd lowest in the AL and his ERA of 2.33 (6-1, 8GS, 65.2IP, 56H, 17ER) from July 22nd thru the end of the season was the 2nd lowest mark in MLB behind Roger Clemens' 2.25 mark...Won 6 straight decisions, a season-high by an Indian, from July 22-Sept. 5 (7GS, 1.93ERA, 60.2IP, 13ER)...Finished 4th among AL rookies in ERA (3.57), T4th in wins (7) and T3rd w/his 6-game winning streak. u Spent first 2 months of the season, posting a record of 9-1 w/a 1.39 ERA (97.1IP, 78H, 20R/15ER, 1HR, 29BB, 54K, .224 avg all'd) and went at least 5.0IP in 14 of 15 starts while tossing 2 complete game shutouts...At the time of his promotion to Cleveland on June 24 he had the lowest ERA in Triple A baseball and was tied for 1st in the International League in wins and is 3rd in innings pitched... Won his last 7 straight decisions at Buffalo and did not lose over his last 11 starts, going 7-0 w/a 1.35 ERA from April 28 to June 20 (73.1IP, 53H, 11ER, 20BB, 37K)...Enjoyed a stretch of 29.0 consecutive innings from May 14-29 without allowing an ER & tossed a complete game, 7.0IP 1-hit CG shutout on May 19 vs. Pawtucket & tossed a 7.0IP, two-hit CG shutout on June 15 at Durham...Was the Topps International League Player of the Month for May (4-0, 0.88ERA, 6GS, 41.0IP, 30H, 4ER)...Went 2-1 w/a 1.44 ERA in 5 April starts (31.1IP, 30H, 5ER)...Bisons were 12-3 in his starts as he worked at least 5.0IP in 14 of his 15 assignments...Batters hit .224 (78-348) off him with just 1 HR allowed in 97.1IP...LH batters hit .205 (16-78) and RH hitters hit .230 (62-270). u Promoted to Cleveland on 6/24 when his contract was purchased from AAA Buffalo and added to the 40-man roster (Jason Johnson designated)...Lost his ML debut against the Cincinnati Reds on 6/25 in Jacobs Field, a 4-2 win for the Reds ...5.0IP, 5H, 4R/ER, 1BB, 3K, 2-run HR to Griffey and Dunn...Notched his first Major League win on 7/3 vs. the New York Yankees in Jacobs Field, a 5-2 win over Wang...Allowed a 2-run HR to Giambi in the first inning before posting 6.0IP shutout frames (4H)...7.0IP, 6H, 2R/ER, 1BB, 4K)...Suffered his 2nd loss of the season on July 8th, a 7-4 loss to the Orioles (season-low 3.2IP, 7H, 7R/ER)...Allowed season-high 3HR on July 16 @MIN...Tossed the first CG/Shutout of his Major League career on July 22 vs. Minnesota ...It was an 11-0 win over the Twins and Scott Baker (9.0IP, 4H, 0R, 1BB, 4K, 104P)...Did not allow a runner to 2nd base...Tossed his 2nd straight CG/Shutout on July 28 vs. Seattle... Was a 1-0 win... 9.0IP, 5H, 0R, 1BB, 3K... Became the first Indian since Bud Black in 1989 to toss consecutive CG/shutous and first Indians rookie hurler since Dick Tidrow in 1972 (July 31-Aug 4) to throw consecutive shutouts... The last big league rookie to do it was Dontrelle Willis in 2003 (one was a rain-shortened 5.0IP game)...The last rookie to throw consecutive 9.0IP shutouts was Rolando Arrojo for Tampa Bay in 1998...Did not receive a decision in start of August 2 at Boston (was a 6-5 loss to the Sox- 5.0IP, 5H, 2R/ER, 2BB, season- high 5K)... Allowed a pair of runs in the 4th inning as he had his scoreless streak snapped at 22.0IP... It was the 3rd longest by a Indians rookie since 1972 and was T7th longest in the Majors in 2006... Also longest streak by a Tribe pitcher since Paul Assenmacher's 23.1IP in 1997...Won his 4th game of the season in 13-0 win over the Royals on August 13 (6.0IP, 5H, 0R). u Won an Indians team-high 6 straight decisions from July 22 thru Sept. 5...Over the 7 starts he was 6-0 w/a 1.93 ERA (60.2IP, 49H, 13ER) ...Lost his last start of the year on Sept. 12 vs. KC (5.0IP, 7H, 4R/ER) and was shutdown for the last 3 weeks of the season after pitching a combined 185.2 innings on the year...Combined on the year he was 16-5 w/a 2.42 ERA in 29 starts (185.2IP, 163H, 50ER)...Major League hitters batted .252 (85-337) off him w/10HR (.392SLG, .298OBP)...LHH are 16 for 71 (.225, 4HR) and RHH are 69 for 266 (.259, 6HR)... Batters hit .234 (33-141) with runners on & .290 (20-69) w/RISP (12-35, .343 w/RISP-2outs)...The .234 mark with runners on was 11th lowest in the league...Allowed 6 stolen bases (3CS)...Tribe was 8-6 in his starts...10 of his 14 starts in the big leagues went into the 6th inning. 2005 Went a combined 14-4 with a 2.37 ERA in 27 starts at A Kinston, AA Akron and AAA Buffalo in his first season as a pro (159.1IP, 141H, 42ER, 149K, .235 avg)...Led organizational pitcher in wins and strikeouts and was 3rd in ERA and IP and was named Minor League Pitcher of the Year (Bob Feller Award)...His 2.37 combined ERA was seventh-lowest in all of Minor League Baseball...Walked 30 batters the entire season w/a 5.0:1 SO/BB ratio and averaged 1.7BB/9.0IP... Started the year at A Kinston where he worked into the 5th inning in all 13 of his starts and fanned 6 or more in 8 of those outings...Went 3-2 w/a 2.38 ERA in 6 May starts (34.0IP, 28H, 9ER, 35K) and was promoted to AA Akron on June 16...Lefty Carolina League hitters hit .173 (13-75) and batters hit .210 (13-62) with RISP, .083 (2-24) with RISP-2outs... At the time of his AA promotion, he was tied for the Carolina League lead in wins (8) and was 4th in ERA (2.78) and strikeouts (75)... He suffered the loss in his AA debut on June 22 vs. Reading...After that, he did not lose a regular season decision, going 5-0 with a 1.75 ERA in 12 starts (77.1 IP, 66 H, 20 R, 15 ER, 7 BB, 67 SO)...Jeremy pitched 24.0 consecutive innings without allowing an earned run from July 3-22... Was promoted to Triple A Buffalo on September 1 and made one start for the Bisons...He picked up the win on September 2 @ Ottawa (5.2IP, 7H, 1R/ER, 4K) and returned to Akron for the Eastern League Playoffs...In two post-season starts for the EL Champion Aeros, Jeremy was 1-1 with a 5.25 ERA (12.0 IP, 13 H, 9 R, 7 ER, 5 BB, 10 SO)...Opposing left-handed Eastern League batters struggled against Jeremy, batting just .186 (11-59) and on the year lefties also hit .186 (26-140)... After the season was named the 2nd best prospect in the Indians organization by Baseball America.