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Josh Tomlin

Josh Tomlin
Cleveland Indians – No. 43
Pitcher
Born: (1984-10-19) October 19, 1984 (age 29)
Tyler, Texas
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
July 27, 2010 for the Cleveland Indians
Career statistics
(through 2013 season)
Win-Loss 23–19
Earned run average 4.92
Strikeouts 188
Teams

Joshua Aubry Tomlin (born October 19, 1984) is a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Cleveland Indians.

Career

Tomlin attended Whitehouse High School, Angelina College, and Texas Tech University. He was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 11th round of the 2005 Major League Baseball Draft, but did not sign. He was drafted again by the Cleveland Indians in the 19th round of the 2006 Major League Baseball Draft, and did sign.

Since 2006, Tomlin has played with various minor league baseball teams including the Mahoning Valley Scrappers, Lake County Captains, Kinston Indians, Buffalo Bisons, and Columbus Clippers.

At Columbus, Tomlin went 8–4 with a 2.68 ERA in 20 appearances, including 17 starts. He has an overall minor-league record of 51–24 with a 3.20 ERA.

Tomlin was promoted to the Indians to make his major league debut against the New York Yankees on July 27, 2010,[1] where he outpitched the Yankees' CC Sabathia, earning a 4–1 win.

On May 7, 2012, Tomlin pitched a no-decision with a career-high 8 strikeouts in a win versus the White Sox.[2] The following day Tomlin reported soreness in his wrist and was placed on the 15-day disabled list after undergoing a MRI which revealed inflammation to soft tissue.[3] In July, holding a 5-5 record and 5.45 ERA and recording at least six innings in just 7 of 13 starts (compared to 23 of 26 in all of 2011), Tomlin stated, "Last year, they could count on me to save the bullpen. It's bothered me that I've been like that. It's frustrating."[4] On August 21, 2012, Tomlin underwent Tommy John surgery and was eliminated for the rest of the 2012 season and is expected to miss the entire 2013 season.[5]

Pitching style

Tomlin throws five pitches. He has a four-seam fastball (87–91 mph), a two-seam fastball (86–90), a cut fastball (83–88), a curveball (74–77), and a changeup (low 80s). The changeup is used against left-handed hitters, and Tomlin uses his curveball often in two-strike counts.[6] Tomlin walks very few hitters, averaging only 1.6 walks per 9 innings through his first 333 innings. He had the lowest walk rate, 1.1 per 9 innings, in the Major Leagues in 2011.[7]

Personal

Along with former Aeros teammates Jerad Head and Beau Mills, Tomlin was accused in June 2010 of assault at an Akron bar, but a jury later reduced the charges to disorderly conduct.[8]

References

External links

Baseball portal
  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)
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