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Full Name: Jacob Edward Peavy Primary Position: P
Height/Weight: 6' 1"/180 First Game: June 22, 2002
Birthdate: May 31, 1981 MLB Experience: 5 years
Birthplace: Mobile, Alabama
Bat/Throw: Right/Right


Biography

Jacob (Jake) Edward Peavy (born May 31, 1981, in Mobile, Alabama) is the ace for the San Diego Padres. He bats and throws right handed.

Peavy is 6'1 tall and weighs 191 pounds. The Padres drafted him out of high school where he attended St. Paul's Episcopal School; Peavy declined an offer to pitch for Auburn University in order to accept the Padres' contract offer. In 2001 Jake parts of both the 2001 and 2002 seasons playing for the Mobile BayBears, the Padres AA-ball affiliate.

in, 2002, Peavy was named to Major League Baseball's Futures Game but could not participate as he was promoted to the Padres on June 21. He made his major league debut on June 22, 2002 when the Padres hosted the New York Yankees. He went six innings and allowed three hits and one run. Unfortunately, he lost 1-0.

During his third year of major league experience in 2004, Peavy emerged as the Padres' ace starting pitcher and one of the best pitchers in baseball. He compiled a 15-6 record, struck out 173 in 166 innings and led the Major Leagues with a 2.27 ERA.

On February 28, 2005 Jake signed a four-year contract extension with San Diego.

During the 2005 season, Peavy was selected for the National League All-Star team and ended the regular season leading the National League in strikeouts with 216 (in 203 innings). He was second in the Majors to Minnesota's Johan Santana (who had 238 strikeouts). In addition he finished the season with a 13-7 record, 2.88 ERA, a K:BB ratio of over 4:1 and WHIP of 1.044.

After the Padres won the National League West in 2005, Peavy was widely considered their key for upsetting the St. Louis Cardinals, who they faced in the National League Division Series. However, Peavy gave up 8 runs in the first game, and afterwards the Padres announced that he would miss the rest of the season with a broken rib, which he apparently suffered while celebrating the Padres clinching the NL West Championship.

Peavy was a member of Team USA in the 2006 World Baseball Classic. He started the opening game for the U.S., a 2-0 win over Mexico, giving up just 1 hit and no runs over three innings. He did not factor in the decision in the second round game against Japan, as he gave up 3 runs in 5 innings in a game that the U.S. won, 4-3.

The 2006 season was a rough one for Peavy, who finished 11-14 with a 4.09 ERA. Nevertheless, he finished second in the National League in strikeouts with 215, one behind league leader Aaron Harang (who tossed 32 more innings than Peavy).

2007 was a superlative season for Peavy. He won the National League's pitching triple crown (leading the league in strikeouts, ERA, and Wins), the first time that occurred since Randy Johnson accomplished the feat in 2002. Peavy was the National League's starter in the All-Star game.

Scouting Report

Peavy's repertoire includes two-seam and four-seam fastballs (90 to 96 mph) a changeup (80 to 84 mph), a hard slider (83 to 88 mph), and sports an occasional curveball (74-76 mph). Many players around the game point out Peavy's tremendous ability to keep poised and locate his pitches down as the key to his success against hitters.

Statistics

Pitching Stats

Year Team G GS W L ERA K R ER CG SHO SV IP H HR BB IB WP HBP
2002 SD N 17 17 6 7 4.52 90 54 49 0 0 0 97.2 106 11 33 4 4 3
2003 SD N 32 32 12 11 4.11 156 94 89 0 0 0 194.2 173 33 82 3 2 6
2004 SD N 27 27 15 6 2.27 173 49 42 0 0 0 166.1 146 13 53 4 1 11
2005 SD N 30 30 13 7 2.88 216 70 65 3 3 0 203 162 18 50 3 3 7
2006 SD N 32 32 11 14 4.09 215 93 92 2 0 0 202.1 187 23 62 11 4 6
2007 SD N 34 34 19 6 2.54 240 67 63 0 0 0 223.1 169 13 68 5 4 6
Total 172 172 76 51 3.31 1090 427 400 5 3 0 1087.1 943 111 348 30 18 39

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
2002 SD N P 17 17 97.2 9 19 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1.000
2003 SD N P 32 32 194.2 17 20 3 3 0 1 7 1 0 .925
2004 SD N P 27 27 166.1 10 24 1 4 0 1 16 1 0 .971
2005 SD N P 30 30 203 10 24 1 1 0 2 19 5 1 .971
2006 SD N P 32 32 202.1 22 20 2 1 0 2 25 6 0 .955
2007 SD N P 34 34 223.1 21 27 0 1 0 2 21 2 1 1.000
Total P 172 172 1087.1 89 134 7 10 0 8 91 15 2 .970

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
2002 SD N 17 33 4 7 0 2 .212 .212 .303 3 0 0 13 0 2 0 0 0
2003 SD N 32 55 4 4 0 1 .073 .150 .073 0 0 3 21 2 8 0 0 0
2004 SD N 27 59 5 10 0 3 .169 .222 .186 1 0 4 17 0 5 0 0 1
2005 SD N 30 53 5 10 0 2 .189 .259 .208 1 0 4 16 1 5 0 0 1
2006 SD N 32 60 6 10 2 9 .167 .180 .317 3 0 1 19 0 8 0 0 0
2007 SD N 34 73 8 17 0 7 .233 .250 .315 4 1 2 14 0 8 0 0 1
Total 172 333 32 58 2 24 .174 .214 .234 12 1 14 100 3 36 0 0 3

Transactions

  • Selected by San Diego Padres in the 15th round of the free-agent draft (June 2, 1999 - signed June 9, 1999).

Trivia

  • Two-time All-Star (2005, 2007)
  • On August 2, 2007, struck out Jeff DaVanon of the Arizona Diamondbacks, recording his 1000th career strikeout in the process.
  • On April 25, 2007, struck out nine consecutive strikeouts against the Diamondbacks, one shy of Tom Seaver's record for most consecutive strikeouts in a game. The 10th batter, Eric Byrnes, checked his swing on a 2-2 count, but on appeal the umpire called the pitch a ball. Byrnes walked on the next pitch.
  • Lead the NL in strikeouts in both 2005 and 2007, and was one strikeout shy of tying Aaron Harang for the league lead in 2006.


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