Jake Brentz

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Jake Brentz
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Brentz with the Altoona Curve in 2018
Kansas City Royals – No. 59
Pitcher
Born: (1994-09-14) September 14, 1994 (age 26)
Ballwin, Missouri
Bats: LeftThrows: Left
MLB debut
April 3, 2021, for the Kansas City Royals
MLB statistics
(through June 16, 2021)
Win–loss record 1–0
Earned run average 1.99
Strikeouts 36
Teams

Jacob Steven Brentz (born September 14, 1994) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Kansas City Royals of Major League Baseball (MLB). He was drafted in the 11th round of the 2013 Major League Baseball draft by the Toronto Blue Jays.

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Career

Brentz attended Parkway South High School in Manchester, Missouri. [1]

Toronto Blue Jays

He was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 11th round of the 2013 Major League Baseball draft. [2] On July 12, 2013, Brentz signed with the Blue Jays. Brentz made his professional season with the Gulf Coast Blue Jays.

Seattle Mariners

On July 31, 2015, the Blue Jays traded Brentz, Rob Rasmussen and Nick Wells to the Seattle Mariners for Mark Lowe. [3] [4] He finished the season with the Low-A Everett AquaSox. In 2016, he split the season with Everett and the Single-A Clinton LumberKings, also appearing in two games for the Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers.

Pittsburgh Pirates

On September 1, 2016, the Mariners traded Brentz along with Pedro Vasquez to the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for Arquimedes Caminero. [5] Brentz split the 2017 and 2018 season between the High-A Bradenton Marauders and Double-A Altoona Curve. [6] Brentz started the 2019 season with Altoona before being promoted to the Triple-A Indianapolis Indians. [7] On August 16, 2019, the Pirates released Brentz. [8]

Kansas City Royals

On August 20, 2019, Brentz signed a minor league contract with the Kansas City Royals organization. [9] He finished the 2019 season with the Double-A Northwest Arkansas Naturals, hurling 5.1 innings of 3.38 ERA ball with 8.4 K/9. [10] On July 19, 2020, Brentz was added to the Royals 60-man player pool, a replacement for the minor leagues due to the cancellation of the Minor League Baseball season because of the COVID-19 pandemic. [11] Brentz was invited to Spring Training for the Royals in 2021. [12] On April 1, 2021, Brentz had his contract selected to the 40-man roster, and it was announced that he had made the Royals Opening Day roster. [13] On April 3, 2021, Brentz made his MLB debut in relief against the Texas Rangers, pitching a scoreless 2/3 inning and notching his first major league strikeout, striking out Rangers first baseman Nate Lowe.

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