Joe Mantiply

Position: LHP
Born: 3/1/1991
Height: 6'4
Weight: 215
B/T: R/L
Acquired: Drafted in the 27th round of the 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft (DET).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
CURRENT SEASON STATS: 4-2 with a 2.73 ERA in 56 games between Erie (Double-A) and Toledo (Triple-A), striking out 69 batters and walking 12 in 59.1 IP while allowing 51 hits.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from Erie on September 3. RHP Donn Roach was designated for assignment to clear a spot on the 40-man roster.
MLB Debut Date: 9/3/2016

Debut Details
September 3, in a 5-2 loss to the Kansas City Royals. The last of five pitchers, he tossed just two pitches in his one-third of an inning. Coming on in the bottom of the eighth inning with two outs and runners on second and third, he got Jarrod Dyson to fly out to center field.

Player Notes
Originally drafted in the 48th round of 2009 out of high school in Dry Fork, Virginia, by the New York Mets, Mantiply opted to head to Virginia Tech. He was also drafted in 2012 by the Phillies in the 28th round before finally signing with the Tigers after the 2013 draft. In 2015, he combined between Erie and Toledo for a 2.27 ERA in 39 games, striking out 51 while walking 13 in 63 innings of work, on the heels of a 2014 campaign where he combined for a 2.55 ERA between West Michigan (Class A) and Erie, fanning 86 in 82 innings while walking 22.