Jake McGee

Jacob Daniel McGee, (born August 6, 1986) is a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays.

He attended Edward C. Reed High School in Sparks, Nevada.

McGee is 6'3" tall and weighs 230 pounds. McGee was selected by Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the fifth round (135th overall) of the 2004 Major League Baseball Draft.

He made his minor league debut in 2004, and spent 2004 and 2005 with the Princeton Devil Rays and the Hudson Valley Renegades. In 2006, McGee spent the year with the Southwest Michigan Devil Rays. He played with both the Vero Beach Devil Rays and the Montgomery Biscuits in 2007. he spent the entire 2008 with the Montgomery Biscuits, going 6–4 with 3.94 ERA.

McGee is now on the Rays 40-man roster. He was rated by Baseball America as the third-best organizational prospect for Tampa Bay Rays and 15th overall MLB prospect in 2008. In 2007, he was ranked 5th in the Rays' organization and 37th overall in all of baseball.

McGee earned the nickname "Clockhands" in spring training before the 2005 season due to his unconventional windup.

McGee had Tommy John surgery on July 8, 2008.

McGee was promoted to the major leagues for the first time on September 14, 2010. He made his major league debut that night against the New York Yankees, walking three batters and striking out Derek Jeter for his first major league strikeout.

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