Who Is Jake Peavy?

August 1, 2013 3:16 PM
Who Is Jake Peavy?
" BOSTON (CBS) – Jake Peavy is expected to make his Red Sox debut on Saturday, but before Boston’s big July acquisition can toe the rubber, here are a few interesting tidbits about the 32-year-old right-hander.

- After being named the high school player of the year for the state of Alabama, Peavy was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 15th round (472nd overall) of the 1999 Major League Baseball Draft. He turned down an offer to pitch for Auburn University in order to accept a contract with the Padres.

- Though he mainly relies on his four-seam fastball and slider, Peavy also has a two-seam fastball, curveball, changeup, and cutter in his arsenal.

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- Made his MLB Debut on June 22, 2002 against the New York Yankees. He allowed just one run on three hits in six innings while striking out four, but took the loss as the Padres fell 1-0.

- Led the National League with a 2.26 ERA in 2004, and in strikeouts in 2006 with 216.

- Gave up Barry Bonds’ 700th career home run in September 2004 "

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