Jonathan Papelbon Pitcher

     
 

Born: November 23, 1980
Resides: Jacksonville, FL
Height: 6-4
Weight:
225
Bats: Right
Throws:
Right
Drafted: 4th Round, 2003;
40th round, 2002 by OAK
How Acquired: Draft
College: Mississippi State
High School: Bishop Kenny High School

Photo © Kelly O'Connor

Signed with Philadelphia (Nov. 2011)

Scouting Report
: Good pitcher's build with a live arm and  solid delivery. Fastball has been clocked up to 98 mph, typically hitting the mid-90s with great command.  Good slider and changeup. All can be thrown for strikes. Papelbon also added a splitter to his arsenal in the spring of 2005, after some tutoring from Curt Schilling.  Looked to be moved to the starting rotation after the 2006 season, but in spring training 2007 Papelbon stated his desire to return to the closer's role, where he hopes to remain for his entire career.

 
   
    Career Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l % era g gs cg sh sv ip h r er hr bb so k/bb
  2003 Mississippi St. College Coll   22 6 2 0.750 2.28 25 0 0 0 7 47.1 41 16 12 3 14 54 3.86
  2003 Lowell NYP A Bos 22 1 2 0.333 6.34 13 6 0 0 0 32.2 43 23 23 2 9 36 4.00
  2004 Sarasota FSL A Bos 23 12 7 0.632 2.64 24 24 2 0 0 129.2 97 43 38 6 43 153 3.56
  2005 Portland EL AA Bos 24 5 2 0.714 2.48 14 14 0 0 0 87.0 59 28 24 9 23 83 3.61
  2005 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 24 1 2 0.333 2.93 7 4 0 0 1 27.2 21 9 9 2 3 27 9.00
  2005 Boston AL MLB Bos 24 3 1 0.750 2.65 17 3 0 0 0 34.0 33 11 10 4 17 34 2.00
  2006 Boston AL MLB Bos 25 4 2 0.667 0.92 59 0 0 0 35 68.1 40 8 7 3 13 75 5.77
  2007 Boston AL MLB Bos 26 1 3 0.250 1.85 59 0 0 0 37 58.1 30 12 12 5 15 84 5.60
2008 Boston AL MLB Bos 27 5 4 0.555 2.34 67 0 0 0 41 69.3 58 24 18 4 8 77 9.63
2009 Boston AL MLB Bos 28 1 1 0.500 1.85 66 0 0 0 38 68.0 54 15 14 5 24 76 3.17
2010 Boston AL MLB Bos 29 5 7 0.417 3.90 65 0 0 0 37 67.0 57 34 29 7 28 76 2.71
2011 Boston AL MLB Bos 30 4 1 0.800 2.94 63 0 0 0 31 64.1 50 22 21 3 10 87 8.70
  2012 Philadelphia NL MLB Phi 31 5 6 0.455 2.44 70 0 0 0 38 70.0 56 22 19 8 18 92 5.11
  2013 Philadelphia NL MLB Phi 32 5 1 0.833 2.92 61 0 0 0 29 61.2 59 23 2 6 11 57 5.18
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: PAP-il-bawn
First Pro Contract:
June 12, 2003 by Joe Mason
Signing Bonus: $264,500
MiLB Debut: June 24, 2003 (Lowell)
Added to 40-man: July 31, 2005
MLB Debut:
July 31, 2005 (Boston)
     
  Awards
2004 Sarasota Red Sox Pitcher of the Year
2004 FSL Post-Season All-Star

2004 Red Sox Minor League Pitcher of the Month (Jul.)
2004 Florida State League All-Star
2004 Red Sox Minor League Pitcher of the Month (Apr.)
Red Sox Minor League Pitcher of the Month (May 2005)
Eastern League All-Star (2005)
Eastern League Pitcher of the Week (7.3.05)

Awards (cont.)
American League Rookie of the Month (Apr. 2006)
American League All-Star (2006)
American League All-Star (2007)
2007 DHL Delivery Man of the Year (Top Closer)
American League All-Star (2008)
American League All-Star (2009)

SoxProspects.com Awards

2004 SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Year

 


 
  

 
 

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