JESS AMEDEE
RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
Born: September 5, 1993
Height: 6′ 2″
Weight: 205
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 27th Round, 821st Overall, 2014
How Acquired: Draft
College: University of Texas
Agent: N/A

WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES

Amedee went to Northern Colorado as a freshman in 2012 and Baseball America said he showed command of four quality pitches at the time, one of which it described as a big breaking ball.  He went to Central Arizona Community College in 2013 and made six appearances, then transferred to Texas in 2014.  His numbers there were poor, with 35 walks in 48.1 innings and a 6.52 ERA.  Perfect Game projected him to go in the 10-15 round range heading into the season.  It was hard to find information on Amedee, since he mostly played at smaller schools and moved around a lot.  He pitched some as a starter with Texas, but may be used to fill out the bullpen in the lower levels for the Pirates.  Amedee signed quickly.

2014
R+:  2-0-1, 6.26 ERA, 1.65 WHIP, 27.1 IP, 4.6 BB/9, 12.5 K/9

Amedee pitched out of the Bristol bullpen and struggled, apart from a very high K rate.  He had an extreme reverse platoon split, with right-handed batters posting nearly double the OPS against him that left-handed batters did.

Unless he makes a lot of progress in fall instructionals and spring training, Amedee will probably go to Morgantown in 2015.

STATS
Baseball Reference — Minors
Fangraphs
MiLB.com

College
W-L-Sv
G
GS
IP
H
HR
BB
K
WHIP
OAVG
ERA
2014 (NCAA) 1-4-4 19 8 48.1 50 2 35 46 1.76 .284 6.52
2013 (JC) 0-1-0 6 3 25.2 25
CONTRACT INFORMATION
2015: Minor league contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 2014
MLB Debut:
MiLB FA Eligible: 2020
MLB FA Eligible:
Rule 5 Eligible: 2017
Added to 40-Man:
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
June 7, 2014: Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 27th round, 821st overall pick; signed on June 12.