Jason Grilli posted by Angels Fan
Born November 11, 1976, Jason Grilli plays Major League Baseball for the Los Angeles Angels as their pitcher. Grilli played college baseball, even though he was drafted by New York Yankees in MLB draft of 1994. He played for Seton Hall University, where he was credited with striking out 18 batters in a single game, which broke the Big East record held by Charles Nagy.
In 1997, Jason Grilli was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in their first round draft. He was already popular for his good deliveries, and since he was a pick in the high draft, he quickly became the top prospect. In 1998, Grilli started playing professional baseball with Shreveport Captains, a Double-A team, and with Fresno Grizzlies, which is a Triple-A team. Pitching in 123 1/3 innings for the Captains, Grilli managed 100 strikeouts and an ERA of 3.79. Pitching for the Grizzlies in eight games, Grilli had a 2-3 record and 5.14 ERA. In 1998, he was named All-Star in Texas League.
In 1999, Grilli was traded to the Florida Marlins, and made his MLB debut in May 2000. In 2002, he missed the entire minor league season due to elbow surgery, and returned the next year to pitch for Albuquerque Isotopes, a Triple-A team. In 2003, Chicago White Sox got Grilli through Rule 5 draft. Subsequently he was released in 2005, when he signed up with Detroit Tigers for pitching in minor league. After that, Grilli has pitched for Colorado Rockies, Texas Rangers, Cleveland Indians, Philadelphia Phillies, and Pittsburgh Pirates.
In 2013, Grilli made 54 appearances, pitching for the Pittsburgh Pirates, where he struck out 74 batters in 50 innings and had an ERA of 2.70. In June 2014, Grilli was traded by the Pirates to Los Angeles Angels in exchange for Ernesto Frieri, a relief pitcher.Continue reading "Jason Grilli"