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Jake Peavy


Jake Peavy MLB

Vital Statistics:

Born: May 31, 1981

Hometown: Mobile, Ala.

Height: 6-1

Weight: 180

Bats: Right

Throws: Right

Family: Wife, Katie; sons Jacob Edward II and Wyatt

Primary position: Starting pitcher

Before The Bigs:

  • Selected by the Padres out of Mobile St. Paul’s Episcopal High School. He declined an offer to play at Auburn to sign with San Diego.
  • Was solid at every level of the minors, and played part of two seasons in his hometown for the Double-A Moblie BayBears.
  • Skipped Triple-A and made his debut at age 21 for the Padres on June 22, 2002 at home in an interleague game against the New York Yankees.

Career Highlights:

  • After going 18-18 in his first two seasons, Peavy emerged as one of the top starters in the majors in 2004, going 15-6 and leading the National League with a 2.27 ERA.
  • Led the NL in strikeouts in 2005.
  • Member of Team USA in the 2006 World Baseball Classic.
  • Struck out nine batters in a row against the Arizona Diamondbacks on April 25, 2007.
  • Named to the NL All-Star team in 2005 and 2007, and started the game in 2007.

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