Joe Biagini

Position: RHP
Born: 5/29/1990
Height: 6'4
Weight: 215
B/T: R/R
Acquired: Selected in the 2015 MLB Rule 5 Draft (TOR). Originally drafted in the 26th round of the 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft (SFG).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
2015 SEASON STATS: Went 10-7 with a 2.42 ERA in 23 games for Richmond (Double-A/Giants), striking out 84 and walking 34 while allowing 112 hits in 130.1 IP.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Already on the 40-man roster, he made the club out of spring training.
MLB Debut Date: 4/8/2016

Debut Details
April 8, in an 8-7 loss to the Red Sox. The last of six pitchers, he faced the middle of the lineup and tossed one perfect inning, getting groundouts from Xander Bogaerts and Hanley Ramirez sandwiched around a swinging strikeout from David Ortiz.

Player Notes
Biagini had posted a composite 4.06 ERA in his four pro seasons prior to the Jays taking him in the Rule 5 draft, with his 2015 campaign by far his most impressive. At Class A Augusta in 2013 he went 7-6 with a 5.03 ERA in 20 starts, striking out 79 while walking 42 and allowing 102 hits in 96.2 IP before moving up to San Jose (High A) in 2014, where he was 10-9 with a 4.01 ERA, fanning 103 in 128 IP while walking 46 and allowing 133 hits.