Jacob Faria

Position: RHP
Born: 07/30/93
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 200
B/T: R/R
Acquired: Drafted in the 10th round of the 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft (TAM).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
6-1 with a 3.07 ERA in 11 starts at Durham (Triple-A), striking out 84 and walking 22 while allowing 44 hits in 58 2/3 innings, limiting opposing hitters to a .204 BAA.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Recalled from Durham on June 7 when INF Brad Miller went on the 10-day DL.
MLB Debut Date: 06/07/17

Debut Details
June 7, in a 3-1 win against the White Sox. The starting pitcher, he earned the win, allowing one run on three hits in six-and-one-third innings, walking two and striking out five. Of 95 pitches, 62 were for strikes. In the first inning, Leury Garcia led off with an infield single before Melky Cabrera flew out to center. Leury Garcia then stole second and scored on a single to right by Jose Abreu before Avisail Garcia struck out looking and Todd Frazier flew out to right. In the second, Matt Davidson and Tim Anderson both grounded out to third base and Kevan Smith struck out looking. In the third, Yolmer Sanchez grounded out to second before Leury Garcia drew a walk, but he was caught stealing before Cabrera grounded back to the mound. In the fourth, Abreu grounded out to third, Avisail Garcia lined out to center, and Smith doubled to left before Sanchez struck out swinging. In the sixth, Leury Garcia popped out to short, Cabrera grounded out to short, and Abreu lined out to third. In the seventh, Avisail Garcia lined out to center before Frazier drew a walk, at which point Faria was replaced on the mound by right-handed reliever Tommy Hunter who struck out both Davidson and Anderson to end the threat.

Player Notes
Faria, who returned to the minors on June 8 when OF Peter Bourjos was activated from the DL, was originally drafted out of Garh H.S. (Cerritos, California), and has quickly emerged as one of the organization's top prospects thanks to his deceptive delivery, arsenal of usable fastball, plus changeup and curveball, and consistently excellent numbers as he's made his climb. Signed away from a commitment to Cal State Fullerton, he's posted a career .219 BAA in six-plus seasons, and before his call-up he'd posted outings at Durham that included a 6 1/3 inning, nine-strikeout performance, a 13-strikeout game and an 11-inning shutout to finish April. In 2016, between Montgomery (Double-A) and Durham, he was 5-10 with a 3.99 ERA in 27 starts, combining to limit batters to a .207 average as he struck out 157 and walked 52 while allowing 110 hits in 151 innings. His 2015 campaign was the big eye-opener as he combined between Charlotte (High A) and Montgomery to go 17-4 with a 1.92 ERA in 25 games, the second-most wins in the minor leagues, striking out 159 and walking 52 in 149 2/3 innings, allowing just 103 hits for a .197 BAA.