Jeremy Hellickson

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Posted: Friday, October 5, 2012 10:55 am | Updated: 3:36 pm, Thu May 30, 2013.

Jeremy Hellickson is a right handed pitcher and a "homegrown" Ray; he was selected by the Rays in the fourth round of the 2005 June Draft.

Jeremy is the only Iowa-born player in Rays’ history and was named preseason first-team All-American by Baseball America in 2005, when he was a senior at Hoover High School. In 2009, Hellickson was named Minor League Pitcher of the Year for the Rays organization, going 9-2 with a 2.45 ERA in 20 starts between Double-A Montgomery and Triple-A Durham.

In 2010, Hellickson earned a virtual clean sweep of minor league awards, including Minor League Player of the Year by Baseball America and USA Today, and Minor League Pitcher of the Year for the second straight year, the first pitcher to win the honor twice. He made his major league debut on August 2, 201 and became the sixth Rays starter to win his big league debut. Hellickson became the first pitcher since 1920 to pitch 6-plus innings while allowing three hits or fewer in each of his first three major league appearances.

In 2011, Hellickson won the AL Rookie of the Year Award, and his 2.95 ERA ranked 8th in the AL while his .210 opponents’ average was third lowest in the majors.

He recently joined Twitter and you can follow him, @JHell58.

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