Joba Chamberlain

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  • Age: 30

Joba Chamberlain 2015 Postseason Stats

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Joba Chamberlain Postseason Career Stats

1-0 5.06 16.0 15 1.81

Joba Chamberlain Stats

0-2 4.88 27.2 23 1.70

Joba Chamberlain MLB Career Stats

25-21 3.87 535.1 528 1.39

Joba Chamberlain Bio

  • Full Name: Justin Louis Chamberlain
  • Pronunciation: Ja-ba
  • Born: 9/23/1985 in Lincoln, NE
  • Draft: 2006, New York Yankees, 1st rd. (41st overall)
  • College: Nebraska
  • Debut: August 7, 2007
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2015 Postseason Stats - - - - - - - - -
Postseason Career Stats 1 0 5.06 21 0 0 16.0 15 1.81
2015 Stats 0 2 4.88 36 0 0 27.2 23 1.70
MLB Career Stats 25 21 3.87 365 43 7 535.1 528 1.39
  • Status: Reassigned to Minors

Joba Chamberlain 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 Royals AL 215 Four-seam FB 94.34 94.15 2066.00 6.20 88.09
MLB Avg - - - Four-seam FB 92.89 92.53 2212.00 6.16 89.92


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August 16, 2015 at 11:32 PM ET

Royals sign Joba, Wandy to Minors deals

The Royals added to their Minor League depth on Sunday by signing right-hander Joba Chamberlain and left-hander Wandy Rodriguez.

July 21, 2015 at 11:59 PM ET

Jays sign Joba to Minor League deal

The Blue Jays added some depth to their bullpen on Tuesday evening by signing right-hander Joba Chamberlain to a Minor League contract.


Joba Chamberlain Awards

World Series Championship

Year Team League
2009 NY Yankees AL

Futures Game Selection

Year Team League
2007 Trenton EAS

Baseball America Minor League All-Star

Year Team League
2007 Scranton/WB INT

EAS Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
06/18/2007 Trenton EAS

FSL Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
05/14/2007 Tampa FSL
05/28/2007 Tampa FSL

HWB Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2006 West Oahu HWB

Joba Chamberlain Leaderboards


Season SO Rank
2009 133 21st in AL


Season SV Rank
2010 3 25th in AL

Games Started

Season GS Rank
2009 31 21st in AL


Season G Rank
2010 73 5th in AL
2014 69 21st in AL


Season HLD Rank
2008 19 13th in AL
2010 25 4th in AL
2011 12 21st in AL
2014 29 2nd in AL

Bases on Balls

Season BB Rank
2009 76 4th in AL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2009 21 25th in AL

Joba Chamberlain Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
October 8, 2015 Kansas City Royals reassigned RHP Joba Chamberlain to the minor leagues.
October 8, 2015 Kansas City Royals reassigned RHP Joba Chamberlain to the minor leagues.
September 7, 2015 Kansas City Royals selected the contract of RHP Joba Chamberlain from Omaha Storm Chasers.
August 19, 2015 RHP Joba Chamberlain assigned to Omaha Storm Chasers.
August 16, 2015 Kansas City Royals signed free agent RHP Joba Chamberlain to a minor league contract.
August 14, 2015 Buffalo Bisons released RHP Joba Chamberlain.
July 25, 2015 RHP Joba Chamberlain assigned to Buffalo Bisons from Dunedin Blue Jays.
July 23, 2015 RHP Joba Chamberlain assigned to Dunedin Blue Jays.
July 22, 2015 Toronto Blue Jays signed free agent RHP Joba Chamberlain to a minor league contract.
July 10, 2015 Detroit Tigers released RHP Joba Chamberlain.
July 3, 2015 Detroit Tigers designated RHP Joba Chamberlain for assignment.
February 24, 2015 Detroit Tigers signed free agent RHP Joba Chamberlain.
October 30, 2014 RHP Joba Chamberlain elected free agency.
December 13, 2013 Detroit Tigers signed free agent RHP Joba Chamberlain.
May 28, 2013 New York Yankees activated RHP Joba Chamberlain from the 15-day disabled list.
May 14, 2013 New York Yankees sent RHP Joba Chamberlain on a rehab assignment to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
May 3, 2013 New York Yankees placed RHP Joba Chamberlain on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 28, 2013. Strained right side.
July 31, 2012 New York Yankees activated RHP Joba Chamberlain from the 60-day disabled list.
July 29, 2012 Tampa Yankees sent RHP Joba Chamberlain on a rehab assignment to Trenton Thunder.
July 20, 2012 Joba Chamberlain assigned to Tampa Yankees from GCL Yankees.
July 10, 2012 Joba Chamberlain assigned to GCL Yankees.
May 3, 2012 New York Yankees transferred RHP Joba Chamberlain from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
April 4, 2012 New York Yankees placed RHP Joba Chamberlain on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 26, 2012. Dislocated right ankle.
October 12, 2011 New York Yankees activated RHP Joba Chamberlain from the 60-day disabled list.
June 10, 2011 New York Yankees transferred RHP Joba Chamberlain from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
June 8, 2011 New York Yankees placed RHP Joba Chamberlain on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to June 6, 2011. Strained flexor muscle in his right elbow.

Justin Louis Chamberlain Bio Info

Justin Louis Chamberlain resides in Lincoln, NE in the offseason...has a son named Karter...Attended Division II Nebraska-Kearney his freshman year (2004), before transferring to the University of Nebraska the next season...a member of the 2005 Nebraska team that played in the College World Series...Named a 2006 First-Team Preseason All-American by Collegiate Baseball and Second-Team Preseason All-American by the National College Baseball Writers' Association...won the 2005 Big 12 "Newcomer Pitcher of the Year", while being named Third-team All-American by Collegiate Baseball and First Team All-Big 12...Participated in the Tigers Winter Caravan.


Made his fifth career opening day roster with the Yankees in 2013...Earned his only save of the season on April 27 versus Toronto after tossing a scoreless ninth inning...marked his first career save since September 21, 2010 versus Tampa Bay...Placed on the 15-day disabled list on May 3 (retroactive to April 28) with a right oblique strain...made one rehab appearance with Triple A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, tossing 1.0 scoreless inning...Reinstated from the disabled list on May 28...Fanned a season-high three batters on May 30 versus New York Mets -- equaled the high on July 14 versus Minnesota...Matched a career-high, tossing 2.0 innings of relief on July 30 at Tampa Bay...Retired 16 batters without allowing a hit from August 23-September 1 -- according to Elias, it marks the second-longest such streak of his career...Limited lefthanded hitters to a .257 average (19x74), while righties batted .295 (28x95) with him on the mound.

2012 Was 1-0 with a 4.35 ERA (20.2 IP, 10 ER) in 22 relief appearances...opponents hit .302 (26-for-86) with 3 HRs; LH .226 (7-for-31, 0 HRs), RH .345 (19-for-55, 3 HRs)...retired 15 of 22 first batters faced (68.2 percent)...allowed 13 of 24 inherited runners to score (54.2 percent)...Did not allow an earned run over his final 11 appearances of the season from 9/9-10/2 (10.1 IP) after allowing 10 ER in 10.1 IP (8.71 ERA) over his first 11 outings of the year from 8/1-9/6...Began the season on the 15-day DL recovering from "Tommy John" surgery (performed in June 2011) and a right ankle dislocation (suffered on 3/22/12)...was transferred to the 60-day disabled list on 5/3...was returned from rehab and reinstated from the 60-day DL on 7/31...missed the Yankees' first 102 games of the season...Made seven combined rehab appearances with the GCL Yankees, Single-A Tampa and Double-A Trenton (9.1 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 10 K, 1 HR)...began his rehab assignment with GCL on 7/10, tossing 4.0 scoreless innings over three starts (1 R, 0 ER, 6 K)...was transferred to Tampa from 7/20-25, going 0-1 with a 2.25 ERA (4.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HR) in three one rehab relief appearance with Trenton on 7/29, tossed 1.1 scoreless inning to earn the win (1 H, 3 K)...Made his season debut with the Yankees in 8/1 win vs. Baltimore -- his first appearance since 6/5/11 at Los Angeles-AL -- allowing 4 H and 2 ER in 1.2 IP (1 BB, 1 HR)...Appeared in back-to-back games for the first time in the Majors in 2012 in 8/6 and 8/7 losses at Detroit, combining to allow 1 ER in 2.1 IP (4 H, 2 BB, 2 K)...Earned his only win of the season on 9/9 at Baltimore, tossing 1.2 scoreless innings (1 BB)...struck out four batters, tying his career high in a relief appearance (third time, first since 9/21/07 vs. Toronto)...Made his 200th career appearance in 8/20 loss at Chicago-AL, allowing 2 H and 1 ER in 0.2 IP (2 K, 1 HP, 1 HR)...Was struck by a piece of Matt Wieters' broken bat in the 12th inning of 2012 ALDS Game 4 vs. Baltimore (Wieters singled to left on the play)...left the game with a right elbow contusion and X-rays taken were negative. 2011 Was 2-0 with a 2.83 ERA (28.2IP, 9ER) in 27 relief appearances before undergoing season-ending "Tommy John" surgery in June ... opponents batted .228 (23-for-101, 3HR); LH .250 (12-for-48, 1HR), RH .208 (11-for-53, 2HR) ... retired 22-of-27 fi rst batters faced (81.5%) ... prevented 8-of-10 inherited runners from scoring (80.0%). ... Of his 27 relief appearances, 25 were at least 1.0 inning ... held opponents scoreless in 20 of his outings. ... Made his fourth straight Opening Day roster ... tossed a perfect seventh inning to earn the Opening Day win on 3/31 vs. Detroit (1.0IP, 1K). ... Was charged with his lone blown save of the season in 4/17 win vs. Texas, allowing 1H and 1ER in 0.2IP (1BB). ... Allowed his opponent to score in just two of his fi nal 16 appearances of the season, coming in back-to-back outings on 5/13 and 5/15 vs. Boston (allowing home runs in each game) ... did not allow a run in his fi nal eight outings of the season from 5/16-6/5, tossing 9.2 scoreless innings (7H, 4BB, 7K). ... Made his fi nal appearance of the season in 6/5 win at Los Angeles-AL, tossing 1.2 scoreless innings (2H, 1BB, 1K). ... Was placed on the 15-day disabled list on 6/8 with a strained right flexor muscle ... underwent an MRI on 6/9 revealing a torn medial collateral ligament in his right elbow ... underwent "Tommy John" surgery in Pensacola, Fla. on 6/16, performed by Dr. James Andrews ... was transferred to the 60-day disabled list on 6/10. 2010 Was 3-4 with three saves and a 4.40 ERA in a teamleading 73 relief appearances with the Yankees, working exclusively out of the bullpen for the entire season...opponents batted .253 (71-for-281, 6HR); LH .246 (31-for-126, 3HR), RH .258 (40-for-155, 3HR)...retired 48-of-73 first batters faced (65.8%)...prevented 28-of-37 inherited runners from scoring (75.7%)...appeared in consecutive games 18 times...the Yankees were 48-25 in games he appeared in...Had 56 relief outings of at least 1.0IP (76.7%)...held opponents scoreless in 52 of his appearances...Made his third consecutive Opening Day roster...held opponents scoreless in 14 of his rst 17 outings of the season...Earned the save in back-to-back games on 5/3 vs. Baltimore and on 5/4 vs. Baltimore-his first save since 9/23/07 vs. Toronto...according to Elias, is one of just three Yankees to earn a save in consecutive games since Mariano Rivera became the team's closer in 1997 (also Mike Stanton-4/11-12/98 and Juan Acevedo-4/25-26/03)...Struck out the side in a perfect eighth inning on 5/14 vs. Minnesota (1.0IP, 3K)...was credited with the win despite not being the pitcher of record when the Yankees took the lead...Allowed a relief-appearance career-high-tying 4ER in 0.1IP on 5/29 vs. Cleveland, recording his first blown save and third loss of the season (4H, 1BB, 1K)...also allowed 4ER in 1.0IP in 7/10 loss at Seattle...Beginning 7/28, just prior to the acquisition of Kerry Wood on 7/31, through the end of the season, went 2-0 with a 2.15 ERA in 30 relief appearances (29.1IP, 20H, 5BB, 30K)...allowed no more than 2H in any of his outings...three of the seven runs allowed came via solo HRs...Went nine consecutive appearances without allowing a run from 7/28-8/14 (8.2IP, 2H, 3BB, 6K)...was the second-longest such streak in his career, trailing only an 11-game stretch from 8/7-9/7/07 to begin his Major League career...Tossed a season-high 2.0 perfect innings in 7/30 loss at Tampa Bay, striking out three...Allowed 1ER in 3.1IP over three relief appearance in the postseason (4H, 2BB, 3K)...Posted one save and a 10.45 ERA without recording a decision in seven spring training appearances (one start), allowing 13H and 12ER in 10.1IP (8BB, 9K, 1HR)...was selected as a member of the Yankees bullpen on 3/25 when Phil Hughes was named the Yankees' fifth starter. 2009 Was 9-6 with a 4.75 ERA in 32 appearances (31 starts) with the Yankees... the Yankees were 20-11 in his starts, including 15 come-from-behind victories... were 15-4 in his 19 starts at home... opponents batted .274 (167-for-610, 21HR); LH .266 (85-for-319, 11HR), RH .282 (82-for-291, 10HR)... hit an American League-high 12 batters, matching the most HBP by a Yankees pitcher in the 2000s (Randy Johnson, 2005)...Allowed a total of 21R (19ER) in the first inning of games (30.2IP, 5.58 first-inning ERA)... combined to allow 73R (64ER) over his other 126.2IP (for a 4.55 ERA in the second inning of the game and beyond)...Was 5-3 with a 4.03 ERA in 13 games (12 starts) on the road... went undefeated in his first nine road starts of 2009, going 5-0 with a 2.78 ERA (55.0IP, 17ER)... went 4-3 with a 5.28 ERA (90.1IP, 53ER) in 19 starts at Yankee Stadium... was the second-highest home ERA in the AL behind Scott Kazmir (5.95)...Did not record a decision in his first three starts of the year and 11 of his first 17 starts of 2009... according to the Elias Sports Bureau, Chamberlain's 10 decisions (7-3) through his first 29 career starts were the fewest in Major League history...Struck out a career-high 12 batters in 5/5 loss vs. Boston, including nine on called third strikes... were the most strikeouts in a game by a Yankees pitcher since Mike Mussina on 5/7/03 at Seattle (12K)... marked the most by a Yankee in a home game since Mussina on 9/24/02 vs. Tampa Bay (12K)... became the youngest Yankee to strike out 12-or-more batters since Al Downing on 6/21/64 (Game 2) at Chicago-AL (13K)... allowed the first four batters of the game to score and first five to reach, after which he permitted just one infield single, 2BB and 1HP with all 12K... according to the Elias Sports Bureau, only two other pitchers since 1900 struck out 12-or-more batters in a game in which they allowed four-or-more first inning runs (Herb Score in 1959 and Nolan Ryan in 1973)...Elias also noted that Chamberlain became one of five pitchers to strike out 12-or-more batters while pitching less than 6.0 innings in a game (also Cole Hamels in 2006, Curt Schilling in 1997, Kevin Appier in 1994 and J.R. Richard in 1978)...Hit a batter in four consecutive star ts f r om 4 / 2 4 - 5 / 10 , matching the longest such s t reak for a Yankees pitcher in the last 50 years... also Rick Rhoden (1988), David Cone (1998), Orlando Hernandez (2002) and Randy Johnson (2005)-credit: Elias...Was hit in the right k ne e wi th a l ine drive off the bat of Adam Jone s , the second batter of the game, on 5/21 vs. Baltimore (0.2IP, 2H, 1K)... exited the game with a bruised right knee after facing four batters... X-rays taken on- si te at Yankee Stadium were negative... did not miss a start...Tossed a career-high 8.0 innings on 6/1 at Cleveland, recording the win in a 5-2 Yankees victory (4H, 2ER, 2BB, 5K, 1HR)...4 Was undefeated in seven consecutive starts from 5/10-6/12, going 2-0 with a 3.89 ERA (34.2IP, 15ER, 18BB, 29K)...Following his loss on 6/18 vs. Washington, compiled a career-high nine-start undefeated streak from 6/24- 8/11, going 5-0 with a 3.78 ERA (52.1IP, 22ER) over the stretch... was one of just three Major Leaguers to win at least five games and go undefeated over the nearly two-month stretch (also Houston's Wandy Rodriguez and the Angels' Jered Weaver)...Allowed a career-high 8R (3ER) in 3.2IP on 7/5 vs. Toronto (9H, 1BB, 1K, 2HR)... was just the second time in his career he allowed multiple home runs.,,Won his first four starts immediately following the All-Star break, posting a 2.03 ERA (26.2IP, 6ER) and a .156 (14- for-90) opponent's batting average from 7/19-8/6... marked the first time in his career he recorded a win in four straight starts... was 3-0 with a 0.83 ERA over three starts from 7/19-29, allowing just 8H and 2ER in 21.2IP (8BB, 2HP, 1WP, 1BK, 1HR)... became the first Yankees pitcher to limit his opposition to 3H or fewer in three straight starts since Randy Johnson in April 2005...Recorded his first win at Yankee Stadium on 7/19 vs. Detroit, striking out eight batters in 6.2IP (3H, 1ER, 3BB, 1HR)... snapped a nine-start winless stretch at Yankee Stadium to begin the season (0-2, 5.36 ERA)... according to the Elias Sports Bureau, it marked the most winless starts at home to begin a season for a Yankees pitcher since 1990 when Andy Hawkins was 0-7 in his first 10 home starts and Tim Leary was 0-6 in his first nine home starts at the original Yankee Stadium...Matched his career high with 8.0IP and recorded the win on 7/29 at Tampa Bay in a 6-2 Yankees victory (3H, 0R, 2BB, 5K)...Recorded the win on 8/6 vs. Boston despite issuing a career-high 7BB... was the most walks allowed by a Yankees pitcher who also recorded a victory since David Cone walked seven in a 12-3 Yankees win on 4/9/99 vs. Detroit, according to the Elias Sports Bureau... allowed 4ER in 5.0IP (6H, 5K, 2HR)...Went eight consecutive starts without a win from 8/11-9/20, going 0-4 with a 8.42 ERA (31.0IP, 44H, 29ER, 14BB, 22K, 4HR) over the stretch... allowed a seasonhigh 7ER twice over the span (8/25 vs. Texas and 9/20 at Seattle)... lost consecutive starts for the first time in his career on 8/16 at Seattle and 8/25 vs. Texas...Lost his first road start of the season on 8/16 at Seattle and had his career-high nine-start undefeated streak snapped, recording the loss (5.0IP, 7H, 4ER, 3BB, 2K)... marked his first career post-All-Star Break defeat... prior to the loss, had been 8-0 and tied with Pat Darcy (1974-76) as having the most career post-All Star break wins without a defeat since the Midsummer Classic was first played in 1933...Set a franchise record by pitching 4.0 innings or less in six consecutive starts from 8/25-9/20, according to the Elias Sports Bureau... made his lone relief appearance of the season in the final team game of 2009 on 10/4 at Tampa Bay, tossing 1.0 perfect inning (1K)...Made 10 relief appearances in the 2009 postseason, going 1-0 with a 2.84 ERA (6.1IP, 9H, 2ER, 1BB, 7K)... earned the win in Game 4 of the World Series, allowing the game-tying run on a solo homer and striking out the side in 1.0IP of relief. 2008 Was 4-3 with a 2.60 ERA in 42 appearances (12 starts) with the Yankees... according to the Elias Sports Bureau, became the first Yankee since Roy Sherid in 1929 to start his rookie season with at least 10 relief appearances before a mid-season switch resulting in at least 10 starts...Opponents batted .233 (87-for-373, 5HR); LH .247 (46-for-186, 2HR), RH .219 (41-for-187, 3HR)... was 3-1 with a 2.76 ERA as a starter... the Yankees were 8-4 in his starts... in 30 relief appearances, was 1-2 with a 2.31 ERA... as a reliever, retired 25-of-30 first batters faced (83.3%) and prevented 8-of-10 (80%) inherited runners from scoring...Began the season in the Yankees bullpen before making the transition to starting pitcher in late May...Among AL rookies, ranked first in ERA (2.60), second in strikeouts (118), fourth in opponents batting average (.233) and seventh in innings pitched (100.1)... allowed just 5HR, an average of 0.45HR/9.0IP, the second-lowest among all rookie Major Leaguers with at least 75.0IP (behind the Marlins' Chris Volstad, 0.32HR/9.0IP)...His strikeout total marked the most by a Yankees rookie in a single season since Orlando Hernandez recorded 131K in 1998... were the third-most in a season by a Yankees pitcher under the age of 23, behind Al Downing's 171 in 1963 and Lefty Gomez's 150 in 1931...Has struck out 64-of-114 batters faced in his career when the count has reached 0-2 (56.1%) and 152-of-273 batters after two strikes (55.7%)... has struck out 96 of the 238 batters he has recorded a first-pitch strike against (40.3%)...Over the last two seasons (2007-08), ranks fifth in the American League with a 2.17 ERA (min. 60G)... during the same span, is sixth among all AL pitchers with 11.00K/9.0IP (152K, 124.1IP)... has allowed 147 baserunners in his Major League career (99H, 45BB, 3HP) while striking out 152 batters...Made his first appearance of the season in 4/1 Opening Day win vs. Toronto, tossing a scoreless eighth inning (1.0IP, 1BB, 2K)... made his first Opening Day roster... was placed on the bereavement list from 4/14-19 to be with his hospitalized father, Harlan, in Nebraska (missed five team games)...In 4/20 win at Baltimore, allowed 2H and 1ER without retiring a batter before game was delayed by rain (did not return when play resumed)... was just the second earned run allowed of his career and first since 9/16/07 at Baltimore...Allowed a "walk-off" single to Joe Crede to suffer his first Major League loss on 4/23 at Chicago (AL)... was his fourth appearance in five games...Recorded his second loss-and first career blown save-on 5/6 vs. Cleveland, walking the leadoff batter for the second time in his career (also 8/28/07 vs. Boston) and allowing a three-run HR to PH David Dellucci in the eighth... the three-run HR was just his second career HR allowed (also Mike Lowell on 9/16/07 at Boston)...Began the transition from relief pitcher to starter on 5/21 vs. Baltimore, tossing 2.0 scoreless innings (1H, 2BB, 3K)... Manager Joe Girardi announced the move following the game... tossed a relief-appearance career-high 40 pitches on 5/24 vs. Seattle (2.0IP, 1H, 1BB, 2K)... in three "transition" relief appearances, did not allow a run over 5.1IP, holding opponents to 3H and 4BB while striking out eight batters... Girardi announced on 5/30 that Chamberlain would make his first start on 6/3 vs. the Toronto Blue Jays...Allowed 1ER in 2.1IP (1H, 2R, 4BB, 3K, 1BK) without recording a decision in his first Major League start on 6/3 vs. Toronto... threw 62 pitches overall, facing 12 total batters and marking the first time he faced more than nine batters in a single game... opposed Roy Halladay and, according to Elias, joined Greg Cadaret as the only Yankee to make his first Major League start against a former Cy Young Award winner... Cadaret recorded the loss against Roger Clemens on 7/7/89 at Fenway Park after making over 100 relief appearances for the A's and Yankees...At 22 years old, joined Yankees pitchers Phil Hughes (21) and Ian Kennedy (23), as the first trio all age 23 or younger, to start a game in the same season for the Yankees prior to September callups since 1993 (Sterling Hitchcock, Mark Hutton and Sam Militello)... the last Yankees trio to do it as early in the season (prior to 6/4) was Gil Blanco, Al Downing and Mel Stottlemyre in 1965...According to the Elias Sports Bureau, his 2.23 ERA over his first 11 Major League starts was the lowest for any Yankees pitcher since Mel Stottlemyre in 1964 (1.97 ERA)...Held opponents to 3ER or less in each of his first 11 Major League starts from 6/3-7/30, becoming the first pitcher to do so since the Marlins' Josh Johnson in 13 straight starts from 2005-06 (credit: Elias Sports Bureau)... was the only Yankees pitcher in 2008 to have at least 11 straight starts and allow no more than 3ER in any of them... was the first Yankee to accomplish the feat since Mike Mussina from 4/4-5/31/06 (12 straight starts)...Ranked sixth among all Major League starters with a 1.80 ERA in June (min. 5GS)... established a career high with nine strikeouts in 5.2IP on 6/19 vs. San Diego... matched the most strikeouts by a Yankees pitcher in 2008 (Pettitte four times, Wang once)...Earned his first career win as a starter on 6/25 at Pittsburgh, tossing 6.2 scoreless innings... was his first time holding opponents scoreless in a Major League start... tossed a career-high 114 pitches...Tossed a career-high 7.0 shutout innings (3H, 1BB, 9K) on 7/25 at Boston... retired each of his last 10 batters faced and did not allow a hit after David Ortiz's fourth-inning single... eight of his nine strikeouts were swinging...Had 124K at the time he reached 100.0 career IP on 7/25 at Boston, the most for any Yankees pitcher all time through his first 100.0 innings in the Majors... allowed just 24R in his first 100.0IP, the fewest by a Yankee since Dave Righetti allowed 23 in 1981 (credit: Elias Sports Bureau)...Was removed from 8/4 loss at Texas in the fifth inning with right shoulder stiffness after allowing 8H, 5ER and 2HR in 4.2IP... had an MRI performed on 8/5 and was seen by Dr. James Andrews on 8/6... was diagnosed with rotator cuff tendinitis and placed on the 15-day disabled list on 8/6 (missed 24 team games)...Was reinstated from the 15-day D.L. on 9/2 and returned to the bullpen... made his 21st relief appearance of the season that night at Tampa Bay, allowing 1H and 1BB in 1.1IP...Had a 2.38 ERA in 10 relief appearances after returning from the D.L. on 9/2, allowing 11H and 3ER in 11.1IP (14K) without recording a decision...Entered the 2008 season ranked by Baseball America as the Yankees' top prospect and the top pitching prospect in all of Baseball (third-best overall)... was also rated as having the "Best Fastball," "Best Curveball" and "Best Slider" among all pitchers in the Yankees system. 2007 Was 2-0 with one save and a 0.38 ERA in 19 relief appearances with the Yankees in 2007, allowing only 2R (1ER) in 24.0IP...the Yankees were 17-2 in games in which he pitched...Opponents batted .145 (12-for-83, 1HR); LH .132 (5-for-38, 0HR), RH .156 (7-for-45, 1HR)...Retired 16-of-19 first batters faced (84%)...prevented 2-of-2 inherited runners from scoring (100%)...Struck out 34 batters in 24.0IP, averaging 12.75 strikeouts per 9.0IP while issuing just 6BB...Converted his only save opportunity (100%)...Pitched more than 1.0 inning in eight of his 19 appearances...Appeared in consecutive games four times in 2007...appeared in games on consecutive days just once, on 9/26-27 at Tampa Bay, tossing 1.0 scoreless inning in each appearance...First batters hit just .111 (2-for-18)...struck out 24 of the 47 batters he recorded a first-pitch strike against (51%)...Did not allow a run in his first 15.1 Major-League innings...according to the Elias Sports Bureau, it was the second longest scoreless-inning streak for any pitcher in Yankees franchise history to begin his Major League career...Slow Joe Doyle went 18.0 innings before allowing his first career run in 1906...Made his Major League debut in 8/7 win at Toronto, closing out the game with 2.0 scoreless innings (1H, 2BB, 2K)...had contract purchased from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre prior to the game...In 8/30 win vs. Boston, allowed 1H and 1BB in 1.1IP before being ejected in the ninth inning by HP Umpire Angel Hernandez...was suspended for two games (8/31-9/1) by Major League Baseball...was his first appearance this season (in the Majors and Minors) without recording at least one strikeout (99.2IP, 152K)...failed to record a strikeout in his next outing as well (9/5 vs. Seattle)...Earned his first Major-League win on 9/5 vs. Seattle, tossing a perfect seventh inning (1.0IP)...became the ninth Yankees pitcher to record his first Major League win this season (also Clippard, DeSalvo, Henn, Hughes, Igawa, Kennedy, Ramirez and Wright)...Allowed one unearned run in 1.2IP on 9/12 at Toronto, snapping his streak of 15.1 scoreless innings to begin his Major League career...Earned his second win of the season on 9/16 at Boston, allowing 2H and 1ER in 2.0IP (3K, 1HR)...allowed solo-HR to Lowell in the eighth, snapping his streak of 17.0 innings without allowing an earned run to begin his Major League career...In 9/19 vs. Baltimore, struck out the only batter he faced (0.1IP) in the eighth...was the first time this season he entered the game in the middle of an inning. 4 Recorded his first career save on 9/23 vs. Toronto, retiring the final four batters (3K) on his 22nd birthday...according to the Elias Sports Bureau, he became the third pitcher to earn his first Major League save on his birthday (also Kansas City's D.J. Carrasco in 2003 and the Mets' Grant Roberts in 2003)...Combined to make 18 appearances (15 starts) with Single-A Tampa, Double-A Trenton and Triple-A Scranton/WB in 2007, going 9-2 with a 2.45 ERA while registering 135K in 88.1IP (62H, 24ER, 27BB, 4HR) 15 minor-league starts, went 9-2 with a 2.56ERA (61H, 25R, 24ER, 27BB, 125K, 4HR) three relief appearances, tossed 4.0 scoreless innings (1H, 0BB, 10K)...Did not allow an earned run in 10 of his 18 minor-league appearances and tossed at least 5.0 innings in 13 ¬ his 15 minor league starts this season...Struck out seven or more batters in 12 consecutive starts from 5/22-7/25 (4GS with Tampa, 7GS with Trenton, 1GS with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre)...Began the season with Single-A Tampa, going 4-0 with a 2.03ERA in 7GS (40.0IP, 25H, 9ER, 11BB, 51K)...Did not allow more than 3ER in any of his seven starts with Single-A Tampa...Was named Florida State League "Pitcher of the Week" twice in the month of May...for the week of 5/7-13, went 1-0 with a 0.00ERA in 2GS (9.0IP, 3H, 0ER, 4BB, 11K)...also won the award for the week from 5/21-27, was 1-0 with a 1.29ERA in 2GS (14.0IP, 6H, 2ER, 4BB, 16K)...Tossed a season-high 8.0 scoreless innings in 5/27 win at Vero Beach, allowing 2H and 2BB while striking out nine (with Tampa)...Struck out 28 batters in 20.0IP over his last three starts with Tampa (from 5/27-6/7)...Was promoted to Double-A Trenton on 6/ two stints with the Thunder, went 4-2 with a 3.35ERA (8G/7GS) in 40.1IP (32H, 15ER, 15BB, 66K, 4HR)...Struck out at least seven batters in each of his six starts with Trenton...In his first week at the Double-A level, was named Eastern League "Pitcher of the Week" from 6/11-17...was 1-0 with a 0.82ERA in his first two games after his promoted from Tampa (11.0IP, 6H, 1ER, 3BB, 17K)...Struck out 22 batters in 11.0IP over two starts on 6/28 at Altoona and 7/3 vs. Harrisburg, allowing just 2ER...included was a career-high 12 strikeouts in 6.0IP on 7/3 vs. Harrisburg...Was named to the U.S. team for the 2007 Futures Game, played on 7/8 in San the game, allowed 1ER on 1H and 1BB in 1.0IP (1K) in relief...Was promoted to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on 7/24, making his third class jump of the season...Was 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA in three appearances (1GS) for Scranton/WB over two stints, striking out 18 batters without allowing a run in 8.0IP (1BB) two relief appearances, tossed 3.0 shutout innings (1H, 8K)...Struck out 10 batters in 5.0 shutout innings in his first and only start for Scranton/WB on 7/25 vs. Louisville...Made first minor-league relief appearance of the season on 7/30 at Rochester, striking out the side in a perfect seventh inning (1.0IP)...In his final minor-league appearance, tossed 2.0 scoreless innings of relief for Scranton/WB on 8/4 vs. Buffalo (1H, 5K)...Entered the 2007 season ranked by Baseball America as the fourth-best prospect in the Yankees' organization...also rated as having the "Best Fastball" among all pitchers in the Yankees' system...Made professional debut with the West Oahu CaneFires in the Hawaiian Winter League in 9G(6GS) with West Oahu, was 2-2 with a 2.63ERA (37.2IP, 28H, 11ER, 3BB, 46K)...ranked second in the league in strikeouts...Selected by the Yankees in Compensation Round A (41st overall) of the 2006 First-Year Player Draft, becoming the highest drafted Native American in baseball history. 2006 Selected by the Yankees in Compensation Round A (41st overall) of the 2006 First-Year Player Draft, becoming the second-highest drafted Native American in baseball history ... Made professional debut with the West Oahu CaneFires in the Hawaiian Winter League... in nine games (six starts) with West Oahu, was 2-2 with a 2.63 ERA (37.2IP, 28H, 11ER, 3BB, 46K)... ranked second in the league in strikeouts while his ERA was tied for fifth-best in the league.