- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 190 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 3/27/1990 (29)
Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi accepted the team's one-year, $17.8 million qualifying offer on Thursday, according to sources. Barring a contract extension, the right-hander will be a free agent after the 2020 season. Odorizzi had one of his best seasons in the bigs last year, going 15-7 with a 3.51 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and career-high 10.1 K/9 in 159 innings over 30 starts. He'll be a solid middle-of-the-rotation fantasy starter once again in 2020, and staying in the pitcher-friendly confines of Target Field is probably the best thing for his fantasy value for another year.
The Toronto Blue Jays met with the representatives for starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi on Tuesday, and they will have legitimate interest in the right-hander if he rejects the $17.8 million qualifying offer from the Twins. Odorizzi was very solid for fantasy owners in 2019, going 15-7 with a 3.51 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 178 strikeouts in 159 innings over his 30 starts for the Twinkies. His 10.1 K/9 was a career high. Moving to hitter-friendly Toronto and the fearsome American League East division would lower his fantasy appeal heading into the 2020 season, though.
Minnesota Twins starter Jake Odorizzi did his part on Tuesday night, allowing just one run on two hits over six innings as the Twins would beat the Tigers 4-2 and reduce their magic number to two. Odorizzi struck out seven and only walked one, finally getting some run support from a pair of two-run hits by Willians Astudillo and Eddie Rosario in the seventh frame. The right-hander was removed after warming up before the seventh for precautionary reasons after Odorizzi felt his hamstring start to cramp up, but the team is showing no current concerns for the future. While Odorizzi is scheduled to start the last game of the season in Kansas City on Sunday, that will likely change if the Twins have already clinched the division title.