Josh Staumont

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Josh Staumont
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Staumont with the Omaha Sizzle in 2019
Kansas City Royals – No. 63
Pitcher
Born: (1993-12-21) December 21, 1993 (age 27)
La Habra, California
Bats: RightThrows: Right
MLB debut
July 25, 2019, for the Kansas City Royals
MLB statistics
(through June 16, 2021)
Win–loss record 2–2
Earned run average 3.14
Strikeouts 81
Teams

Joshua Tyler Staumont (born December 21, 1993) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Kansas City Royals of Major League Baseball (MLB).

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Amateur career

Staumont attended La Habra High School in La Habra, California and played college baseball at Biola University and Azusa Pacific University. In 2014, he played collegiate summer baseball in the Cape Cod Baseball League, winning a league title with the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox. [1] He was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the second round of the 2015 Major League Baseball draft [2] and became one of the highest selected players from Azusa Pacific. [3]

Professional career

Staumont made his professional debut in 2015 with the Arizona League Royals and was later promoted to the Idaho Falls Chukars; in 18 combined games between both teams, he went 3-1 with a 2.48 ERA. In 2016, Staumont pitched for both the Wilmington Blue Rocks and Northwest Arkansas Naturals, [4] [5] pitching to a combined 4-11 record and 4.23 ERA in 29 total games (26 total starts) between both teams. After the season, he played in the Arizona Fall League. He spent 2017 with both Northwest Arkansas and the Omaha Storm Chasers where he went 6-12 with a 5.56 ERA with 138 strikeouts in 124.2 total innings pitched between the two clubs. [6] In 2018, Staumont pitched for Omaha, going 2-5 with a 3.51 ERA in 74.1 innings pitched, mainly in relief. [7]

The Royals added Staumont to their 40-man roster after the 2018 season. [8] He returned to Omaha to begin 2019.

On July 20, 2019, the Royals promoted Staumont to the major leagues. [9] He made his major league debut on July 25, pitching two scoreless innings in relief. [10]

In 2020 he was 2-1 with a 2.45 ERA. [11] Balls hit off of him had the highest average exit velocity of those hit off of any major league pitcher, at 94.4 mph. [12]

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References

  1. "Josh Staumont". pointstreak.com. Retrieved September 25, 2019.
  2. "Royals tab Josh Staumont with No. 64 pick in Draft" . Retrieved November 19, 2016.
  3. "Josh Staumont - La Habra Journal" . Retrieved November 19, 2016.
  4. "Josh Staumont among top prospect performers" . Retrieved November 19, 2016.
  5. "Royals prospect Josh Staumont is power arm" . Retrieved November 19, 2016.
  6. "Josh Staumont Stats, Highlights, Bio - MiLB.com Stats - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". MiLB.com. Retrieved March 21, 2018.
  7. "Josh Staumont Stats, Highlights, Bio - MiLB.com Stats - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". MiLB.com. Retrieved December 27, 2018.
  8. https://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article221968165.html
  9. "Royals' Josh Staumont: Headed to big leagues". CBS Sports. July 19, 2019. Retrieved July 20, 2019.
  10. Jeffrey Flanagan (July 25, 2019). "3 takeaways from Royals' 14-inning loss to Tribe". MLB.com. Retrieved July 25, 2019.