Acquired: Drafted in the sixth round of the 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft (ARI).
Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
|CURRENT SEASON STATS: 1-0 with a 5.23 ERA in eight games at Visalia (High A) allowing 12 hits in 10.1 innings, walking five and striking out 22.|
Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from Visalia April 30 when LHP Keith Hessler was designated for assignment.
MLB Debut Date: 4/30/2016
|April 30, in a 5-2 loss to the Rockies. The last of four pitchers, he came on for reliever Brad Ziegler with one out in the ninth inning and needed just three pitches to get Geraldo Parra to ground into a game-ending double play.|
|Though Curtis tossed just three pitches (two of them for strikes) in his major league debut, it’s a pretty safe bet he’ll throw a lot more of them in his big league career. A truly unexpected call-up, coming as he did from the Visalia Rawhide (High A), the 23-year-old southpaw’s stats in his first two pro seasons have been nothing short of amazing. In 2015 at Kane County (Class A), he went 4-4 with a 1.33 ERA in 53 games out of the Cougars’ pen, picking up 33 saves and striking out 75 while walking just 12 and scattering 33 hits in 54 innings. Opposing hitters batted just .176 against him. In his pro debut in 2014, Curtis was 2-1 with a 1.00 ERA at Hillsboro (Short-Season A), collecting 14 saves and striking out 42 over 27 innings, walking 12, allowing 18 hits and holding hitters to a .188 average. And if you want to put a smile on your face, check out this MLB.com story about Curtis receiving the news about his unexpected promotion, the accompanying photo from which truly tells 1,000 words. The photo was taken by Rawhide pitching coach Jeff Bajenaru.|