Sunday, February 19, 2017

Project Durham Bulls #10: Matt Andriese

Matt Andriese 2014-2016 

Andriese was originally drafted by the Padres in the 2011 Draft, but was traded to the Rays during January of 2014, along with Logan Forsythe and Brad Boxberger, in exchange for Alex Torres and Jesse Hahn.  Pretty good trade for the Rays.  Andriese started out his time in the Rays Minor League system with the Durham Bulls.  He played the entire 2014 season with the team going 11-8 with a 3.77 ERA and 129 strikeouts in 162.1 innings.  His 2015 season was split between Durham and Tampa, 2016 he had a brief appearance with the Bulls, but spent almost the entire season with the Rays.  Andriese has been an end of rotation starter with the Rays.  With the rotation getting a little crowded this year I am guessing he might be a bullpen arm this year.  Last year he pitched 10 games out the the bullpen.  

Andriese does not have a ton of autographs, so I am happy to be able to post a card of him for this series of threads, but it's not like I had a ton of choices.  Yes, it's a Topps base autograph that are a dime a dozen and super cheap.  The card actually has a featured stat on the side that is from the Minor Leagues, but it's from his time in Lake Elsinore.  Can't win them all.  

A picture of Andriese pitching against the Charlotte Knights from 2014.  He's the shadowy player on the mound.  Is that Matt Davidson batting?  

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