Jacob Rhame

Position: RHP
Born: 03/16/93
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 190
B/T: R/R
Acquired: Via trade from the Dodgers on August 20, 2017, as the player to be named later in the deal for OF Curtis Granderson (NYM). Originally drafted in the sixth round of the 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft (LAD).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
0-3 with a 4.00 ERA in 45 games between Oklahoma City (Triple-A) and Las Vegas (Triple-A), striking out 66 and walking 10 in 54 innings while allowing 54 hits for a .257 BAA.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Recalled from Las Vegas on September 1 when rosters expanded.
MLB Debut Date: 09/02/17

Debut Details
September 2, in a 12-8 loss to the Astros in the first game of a doubleheader. The third of six pitchers, he allowed two hits in one-and-one-third shutout innings, striking out one. Of 22 pitches, 14 were for strikes. Coming on for left-handed reliever Tommy Milone with two outs and the bases empty in the bottom of the fifth, he gave up a single to center to George Springer before retiring Alex Bregman on a fly out to center. In the sixth, Jose Altuve grounded out to shortstop before Josh Reddick doubled to right. However he was left stranded when Marwin Gonzalez struck out swinging and Cameron Maybin grounded out to shortstop.

Player Notes
Less than two weeks after joining the Mets organization from the Dodgers, Rhame found himself in the orange and blue in the big leagues. Originally drafted out of Grayson Community College, a Texas baseball junior college powerhouse, he'd gone through some changes before the draft and came out stronger. After heading to the University of Oklahoma on a baseball scholarship out of high school, he put on some weight, lost some v elocity on his fastball and was cut from the team. That summer he headed to the Alaskan summer league and turned things around, finding a fitness regimen, and headed to Grayson. With a fastball in the mid-to-high 90s that has hit triple digits, a hard slider and a cutter, he's been successful at every stop since reaching full-season ball in 2014 when he combined for a 2.00 ERA and nine saves in 51 games at Great Lakes (Class A), striking out 90 and walking just 14 in 67 1/3 innings, scattering 48 hits for a .198 BAA. In 2015, he combined for a 2.68 ERA in 44 games between Rancho Cucamonga (High A) and Tulsa (Double-A), striking out 70 and walking 20 in 57 innings, allowing 36 hits for a .181 BAA. In 2016, he moved up for his first taste of Triple-A at Oklahoma City and depite a 1-7 record posted a 3.29 ERA in 54 games, collecting seven saves and striking out 70 in 63 innings, walking 28 and allowing 53 hits for a .231 BAA.