Jake Petricka

Jake Petricka

35-Year-Old PitcherP
 Free Agent  
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$Signed a one-year, minor-league contract with the Twins in March of 2022. Released by the Twins in July of 2022.
Let go by Twins
PFree Agent  
July 29, 2022
Petricka was released by the Twins on Friday, Brandon Warne of Access Twins reports.
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Petricka made 21 relief appearances at Triple-A St. Paul to begin the year and posted a 4.18 ERA and 1.34 WHIP in 23.2 innings. However, he'll part ways with the organization after Brad Peacock signed a minor-league contract with the Twins on Friday.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2021
 
 
-45%
BAA vs RHP
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-45%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2021vs Left .333 16 3 4 4 1 0 0
Since 2021vs Right .182 16 5 3 2 0 0 1
2023vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021vs Left .333 16 3 4 4 1 0 0
2021vs Right .182 16 5 3 2 0 0 1
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2021
 
 
-93%
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ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2021Home 2.45 0.55 3.2 0 0 0 14.7 2.5 0.0
Since 2021Away 34.71 4.71 2.1 0 1 0 7.7 23.1 3.9
2023Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021Home 2.45 0.55 3.2 0 0 0 14.7 2.5 0.0
2021Away 34.71 4.71 2.1 0 1 0 7.7 23.1 3.9
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Although he had the best strikeout (9.1 K/9) and walk (2.1 BB/9) rates of his career in 2017, Petricka's inability to keep the ball in the park (2.10 HR/9) steered him to the highest ERA he's posted at any level as a professional (7.01 ERA). The whiffs appear to be a fluke, however, as he carried a very low swinging-strike rate (7.1 percent), and that the White Sox have been unable to turn him into a valuable late-inning reliever does not bode well for his chances of picking up a high-leverage role with another club at any point in the near future. Rather than pay him more than $1 million for 2018, the White Sox chose to non-tender him in December. As a free agent, it's likely that Petricka will get another look somewhere this spring, but he might have to settle for a minor-league deal.
It was only a couple of years ago that Petricka was closing out games for the White Sox, although that seems like a distant memory. The right-hander slotted into the bullpen as a middle reliever to start 2016, but things went downhill after just nine games, as he was forced to miss the remainder of the season after undergoing hip surgery in June. Petricka still holds some decent numbers in his past, such as only allowing five home runs between 2014 and 2015, although he also displayed an inability to get left-handed hitters out during that span. The 28-year-old should be ready to go for spring training and will be in the mix for a bullpen spot, although his days of pitching in high-leverage situations are probably over unless something drastically changes with his arsenal.
Petricka emerged as the White Sox’s closer in 2014, but he found himself lost in a middle relief role in 2015 after the club overhauled the back end of its bullpen. His velocity pretty much unchanged from a year ago in the mid-90s, but a lower strikeout rate in front of a poor defense spelled doom for his ERA and WHIP. He should occupy a middle relief role once again in 2016.
Petricka was one of the team's top setup men for the season's first few months, and he took over the closer role in late June. The right-hander relies primarily on a sinking fastball that results in a ton of groundballs, but the rest of his pitches (changeup and slider) are generally just OK. His 67 appearances may have worn on him toward the end of the season, as he had a .351 BAA and 5.79 ERA over the final two months of the season before leaving his last start with arm soreness. He should enter the season in good position to retain a late-inning role in front of new closer David Robertson, but is not quite a lock until we get through spring training.
Petricka has found new life in the White Sox's system as a reliever. He had been a once-promising starter in the organization's lower levels a few years ago, but his path to the majors became clearer when he became a reliever in 2013. His lack of control was less of an issue in shorter bursts, and he used a mid-90s fastball and plus changeup to post a 1.81 minor league ERA en route to a 16-appearance audition in Chicago. His 134 ERA+ over his 19.1 MLB innings should be good enough to put him in the discussion for a setup role out of camp.
Petricka barreled through three minor league organizations in 2011, and he finished his first full season as a professional at High-A Winston-Salem. His K:BB tumbled to an average 46:26 in 67.2 High-A innings after an impressive 48:13 in 41.2 frames at Low-A Kannapolis, but he still fed his defense a high level of groundballs. Scouts like his mid-90s fastball, but his secondary pitches still need a bit of work. He likely profiles as a mid-rotation starter or bullpen guy, depending on the organization's needs come 2013 or 2014.
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Joins Twins on minor-league deal
PMinnesota Twins  
March 31, 2022
Petricka signed a minor-league deal with the Twins on Thursday, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
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Released, re-signed by Angels
PLos Angeles Angels  
September 28, 2021
Petricka was released and subsequently re-signed by the Angels last week, according to his MiLB.com transaction log.
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Designated for assignment
PLos Angeles Angels  
September 16, 2021
Petricka was designated for assignment by the Angels on Thursday, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
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Takes loss in Angels debut
PLos Angeles Angels  
August 26, 2021
Petricka (0-1) was charged with the loss and a blown save Wednesday in a loss to Baltimore, pitching two-thirds of an inning and allowing four runs on two hits and two walks while striking out one.
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Joins big-league club
PLos Angeles Angels  
August 25, 2021
The Angels selected Petricka's contract from Triple-A Salt Lake on Wednesday, Sam Blum of The Athletic reports.
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