Jimmy Yacabonis

Position: RHP
Born: 03/21/92
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 205
B/T: R/R
Acquired: Drafted in the 13th round of the 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft (BAL).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
1-0 with an 0.90 ERA and seven saves in 23 games at Norfolk (Triple-A) with 18 strikeouts and 16 walks in 30 innings, allowing 15 hits for a .149 BAA.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from Norfolk on June 10 when RHP Logan Verrett was recalled, RHP Stefan Crichton was sent down and RHP Edwin Jackson was designated for assignment.
MLB Debut Date: 06/11/17

Debut Details
June 11, in a 14-3 loss to the Yankees. The third of four pitchers, he gave up four runs, all earned, on two hits in one inning, walking two and striking out one. Of 35 pitches thrown, 17 were for strikes. Coming on to start the bottom of the seventh inning in relief of right-handed reliever Logan Verrett, he struck Chris Carter out swinging before issuing walks to Ronald Torreyes and Brett Gardner. Aaron Hicks followed with a two-run double to center, scoring Torreyes and Gardner, and Aaron Judge followed with a two-run homer to center. Matt Holliday then lined out to left and Starlin Castro flew out to left to finish Yacabonis' day.

Player Notes
The St. Joseph's University product has quietly and consistently worked his way through the Orioles system, making his Triple-A debut this spring. Iin 2016, he combined between Frederick (High A) and Bowie (Double-A) to go 2-4 with a 2.64 ERA in 50 games, converting 11 of 12 save opportunities while striking out 67 in 64 2/3 innings and walking 20 while giving up 51 hits for a .216 BAA. He'd posted a 4.02 ERA in 43 games at Frederick in 2015 and led the league's relievers with 9.5 SO/9 after a split season between Delmarva (Class A), where he'd posted a 1.07 ERA in 21 games, and Frederick, where he had an 8.58 ERA in 17 games, in 2014. He'd made a big first impression in his 2013 pro debut at Aberdeen (Short-Season A), posting a 1.52 ERA in 18 games and limiting New York-Penn League hitters to a .149 average in 29 2/3 innings. He's made big strides in his control of a mid-90s fastball, power slider and changeup.