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Full Name: Russell Reid Ortiz Primary Position: P
Height/Weight: 6' 1"/200 First Game: April 2, 1998
Birthdate: June 5, 1974 MLB Experience: 9 years
Birthplace: Van Nuys, California
Bat/Throw: Right/Right


Biography

Born on June 5, 1974 in Van Nuys, California, Russ Ortiz (Russell Reid Ortiz) played for the San Francisco Giants, Atlanta Braves, Arizona Diamondbacks and Baltimore Orioles over the course of his 9 year career. Ortiz broke into the bigs on April 2, 1998 with the San Francisco Giants, and put up a 4.99 ERA in 88.1 innings pitched in 1998, his rookie year.

There is some disagreement on what was Russ Ortiz's most productive season. Some believe that it was 2003, when he posted a 3.81 ERA, won 21 games and struck out 149 batters. However, others believe that it was 2001, when he posted a 3.29 ERA, won 17 games and struck out 169 batters.

Scouting Report

Statistics

Pitching Stats

Year Team G GS W L ERA K R ER CG SHO SV IP H HR BB IB WP HBP
1998 SF N 22 13 4 4 4.99 75 51 49 0 0 0 88.1 90 11 46 1 3 4
1999 SF N 33 33 18 9 3.81 164 109 88 3 0 0 207.2 189 24 125 5 13 6
2000 SF N 33 32 14 12 5.01 167 117 109 0 0 0 195.2 192 28 112 1 8 7
2001 SF N 33 33 17 9 3.29 169 90 80 1 1 0 218.2 187 13 91 3 8 0
2002 SF N 33 33 14 10 3.61 137 89 86 2 0 0 214.1 191 15 94 5 5 4
2003 ATL N 34 34 21 7 3.81 149 101 90 1 1 0 212.1 177 17 102 7 5 4
2004 ATL N 34 34 15 9 4.13 143 98 94 2 1 0 204.2 197 23 112 7 4 3
2005 ARI N 22 22 5 11 6.89 46 92 88 0 0 0 115 147 18 65 3 5 4
2006 BAL A 20 5 0 3 8.48 23 39 38 0 0 0 40.1 59 15 18 0 2 2
2006 ARI N 6 6 0 5 7.54 21 21 19 0 0 0 22.2 27 3 22 1 0 1
2006 Total 26 11 0 8 8.14 44 60 57 0 0 0 63 86 18 40 1 2 3
2007 SF N 12 8 2 3 5.51 27 32 30 0 0 0 49 57 4 20 1 0 6
Total NL 262 248 110 79 4.32 1098 800 733 9 3 0 1528.1 1454 156 789 34 51 39
Total AL 20 5 0 3 8.48 23 39 38 0 0 0 40.1 59 15 18 0 2 2
Total 282 253 110 82 4.42 1121 839 771 9 3 0 1568.2 1513 171 807 34 53 41

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1998 SF N P 22 13 88.1 9 13 1 2 0 1 11 4 0 .957
1999 SF N P 33 33 207.2 13 31 0 2 0 1 25 7 1 1.000
2000 SF N P 33 32 195.2 11 33 0 4 0 1 21 9 1 1.000
2001 SF N P 33 33 218.2 12 34 1 4 0 0 6 6 0 .979
2002 SF N P 33 33 214.1 15 47 1 2 0 1 7 7 0 .984
2003 ATL N P 34 34 212.1 13 25 1 5 0 1 22 5 2 .974
2004 ATL N P 34 34 204.2 7 38 0 5 0 1 18 7 0 1.000
2005 ARI N P 22 22 115 7 17 0 2 0 0 2 5 0 1.000
2006 BAL A P 20 5 40.1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1.000
2006 ARI N P 6 6 22.2 2 6 0 1 0 0 4 2 2 1.000
2006 Total P 26 11 63 5 8 0 1 0 0 4 5 2 1.000
2007 SF N P 12 8 49 6 9 0 1 0 1 4 2 0 1.000
Total P 282 253 1568.2 98 255 4 28 0 7 120 57 6 .989

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1998 SF N 22 25 3 7 1 2 .280 .333 .400 0 0 2 9 0 5 0 0 0
1999 SF N 33 71 7 14 1 8 .197 .230 .268 2 0 3 17 0 7 0 0 1
2000 SF N 33 61 7 12 0 5 .197 .290 .230 2 0 8 16 0 6 0 0 2
2001 SF N 33 67 6 13 0 6 .194 .247 .284 6 0 5 19 0 8 0 0 1
2002 SF N 33 69 11 17 2 9 .246 .299 .406 5 0 6 17 0 7 0 0 1
2003 ATL N 35 70 6 18 2 10 .257 .303 .400 4 0 4 17 1 6 0 0 1
2004 ATL N 34 59 1 6 0 1 .102 .131 .136 2 0 1 17 1 10 0 0 1
2005 ARI N 24 34 1 7 0 1 .206 .270 .235 1 0 3 9 0 6 0 0 1
2006 BAL A 20 2 1 2 0 2 1.000 1.000 1.000 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 ARI N 6 4 0 0 0 0 .000 .200 .000 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
2006 Total 26 6 1 2 0 2 .333 .500 .333 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0
2007 SF N 12 17 0 3 0 3 .176 .176 .235 1 0 0 4 0 2 0 0 0
Total NL 265 477 42 97 6 45 .203 .256 .289 23 0 33 126 2 58 0 0 8
Total AL 20 2 1 2 0 2 1.000 1.000 1.000 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 285 479 43 99 6 47 .207 .260 .292 22 0 34 126 2 58 0 0 8

Transactions

  • Selected by San Francisco Giants in the 4th round of the free-agent draft (June 1, 1995 - signed June 14, 1995).
  • Traded by San Francisco Giants to Atlanta Braves in exchange for Damian Moss and Merkin Valdez (December 17, 2002).
  • Granted free agency (October 29, 2004).
  • Signed by Arizona Diamondbacks (December 11, 2004).
  • Released by Arizona Diamondbacks (June 13, 2006).
  • Signed by Baltimore Orioles (June 25, 2006).
  • Granted free agency (October 30, 2006).

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