Jake Newberry

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Jake Newberry
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Newberry with the Omaha Storm Chasers in 2018
Kansas City Royals
Pitcher
Born: (1994-11-20) November 20, 1994 (age 26)
San Diego, California
Bats: RightThrows: Right
MLB debut
August 20, 2018, for the Kansas City Royals
MLB statistics
(through May 2, 2021)
Win–loss record 4–0
Earned run average 4.52
Strikeouts 69
Teams

Christopher Jake Newberry (born November 20, 1994) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Kansas City Royals of Major League Baseball (MLB).

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Career

Amateur career

Newberry attended Mira Mesa Senior High School in San Diego, California. [1] The Kansas City Royals selected him in the 37th round of the 2012 MLB draft while he was in class. [2] He signed with the Royals, beginning his professional career. [3]

Professional career

Newberry made his professional debut that season with the Arizona League Royals, going 1-0 with a 2.81 ERA over 16 innings. He spent 2013 with the Burlington Royals, going 1-1 with a 2.68 ERA over 11 games (six starts), 2014 with the Idaho Falls Chukars in which he went 6-4 with a 4.50 ERA over 68 innings, and 2015 with the Lexington Legends, going 4-2 with a 5.04 ERA 35 relief appearances. Newberry spent 2016 with both Lexington and the Wilmington Blue Rocks, compiling a combined 3-2 record and 2.57 ERA over 35 games, and 2017 with the Northwest Arkansas Naturals and the Omaha Storm Chasers, going 6-4 with a 2.61 ERA over 62 relief innings. He returned to Northwest Arkansas and Omaha in 2018, going 5-0 with a 1.63 ERA over 41 relief appearances. [4]

The Royals promoted Newberry to the major leagues on August 18, 2018. [5] [6] [7] He made his major league debut on August 20. [8] He finished his rookie season with a 4.73 ERA across 14 appearances.

In 2019 with the Royals, Newberry recorded a 3.77 ERA with 29 strikeouts in 27 games. With the 2020 Kansas City Royals, Newberry appeared in 20 games, compiling a 1-0 record with 4.09 ERA and 24 strikeouts in 22.0 innings pitched. [9]

In 2021, Newberry struggled to a 16.62 ERA across 4 appearances for the Royals, and was designated for assignment following the promotion of Jackson Kowar on June 7, 2021. [10]

Personal

Newberry and his wife, Tiffany, were married in November 2019. [11]

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References

  1. "Four-run hole no problem as Mira Mesa climbs back to win". The San Diego Union-Tribune. May 23, 2012. Retrieved August 18, 2018.
  2. https://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/for-petes-sake/article229420219.html
  3. https://theathletic.com/487290/2018/08/23/from-the-37th-round-to-the-royals-the-unlikely-story-of-rookie-pitcher-jake-newberry/
  4. https://www.baseballessential.com/news/2019/04/03/from-37th-round-pick-to-the-majors-the-inspiring-story-of-royals-jake-newberry/
  5. Rieper, Max. "Royals call up reliever Jake Newberry". Royals Review. Retrieved August 18, 2018.
  6. FOX Sports Kansas City (June 13, 2018). "Royals option Jason Adam to Triple-A, call up Jake Newberry". FOX Sports. Retrieved August 18, 2018.
  7. https://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article216966405.html
  8. http://www.wibw.com/content/news/Yarbrough-Rays-post-another-shutout-1-0-over-Royals-491319711.html
  9. https://www.mlb.com/player/jake-newberry-623470
  10. https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2021/06/royals-designate-jake-newberry-for-assignment.html
  11. https://twitter.com/OMAStormChasers/status/1191762273917972481