Jesse English

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Jesse English
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English with the Washington Nationals
Born: (1984-09-13) September 13, 1984 (age 34)
Oceanside, California
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
April 5, 2010, for the Washington Nationals
Last appearance
April 20, 2010, for the Washington Nationals
MLB statistics
(through 2010 season)
Win–loss record 0–0
Earned run average 3.86
Strikeouts 4

Jesse Logan English (born September 13, 1984) is an American former professional baseball pitcher. He played for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball (MLB) in 2010, and for the EDA Rhinos of the Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL) in 2013.

Minor league career

English played for the AZL Giants in 2002 and 2003. In 2002, he went 4-1 with a 2.68 ERA in 12 games started, striking out 68 batters in 47 innings. In 2003, he went 0-1 with a 3.98 ERA in seven games (six starts), striking out 31 batters in 20​13 innings. He played for the Hagerstown Suns in 2004, going 0-1 with a 7.48 ERA in 17 games (four starts). He missed all of 2005 due to injury, and in 2006 he went 3-0 with a 6.35 ERA in 17 relief appearances with the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes. He struck out 40 batters in 28​13 innings that season.

He split the 2007 season between the Volcanoes and San Jose Giants, going a combined 5-1 with a 1.31 ERA in 15 games. In 34​13 innings, he struck out 57 batters. In 2008, he played for the San Jose Giants, going 13-7 with a 3.19 ERA in 26 games started. He struck out 135 batters in 135​13 innings of work. He was claimed off waivers by the Washington Nationals on September 10, 2009.[1]

Major league career

Although he had never pitched above AA, he performed well enough to make the Nationals in spring training, and made his debut on April 5, 2010—opening day—against the Philadelphia Phillies, pitching 1.1 innings in an 11-1 loss. After John Lannan was racked with seven hits, and issuing three walks, and allowing five runs in 3.2 innings, English entered the game with the bases loaded and slugger Ryan Howard at the plate. Howard grounded out to end the inning, and English retired the side in order the following inning.[2] [3]

English pitched well in April, accumulating a 3.86 ERA, and holding left-handed hitters to a .188 batting average. But injuries to position players forced the Nationals to call up position players, and so he was optioned to Triple-A Syracuse at the end of the month.[2]

English signed a minor league contract with the Cleveland Indians on March 24, 2011. He was subsequently assigned to the Short-Season-A Mahoning Valley Scrappers. English was released on June 3, 2011, prior to the start of the Scrappers' season. He pitched in August with St. Paul of the American Association. In 11 appearances, he went 0-1 with a 1.76 ERA with a save, striking out 19 over 15.1 innings.

He spent all of 2012 with Bridgeport of the Atlantic League. In 42 appearances, he went 3-0 with a 3.48 ERA, striking out 57 in 54.1 innings.

He began 2013 with Reynosa of the Mexican League. He pitched in 25 games for Reynosa before signing with the EDA Rhinos of the Chinese Professional Baseball League. He appeared in only 2 games before being released.[4] On July 15, he re-signed with Bridgeport.[5]

Post-playing Career

As of the 2017-2018 school year, English is currently listed as baseball coach at Rancho Buena Vista High School.[6]


  1. ^ Sheinin, Dave (September 10, 2009). "Nationals Claim LHP J. English on Waivers". Nationals Journal. The Washington Post. Retrieved June 13, 2010.
  2. ^ a b Viera, Mark (April 28, 2010). "Jesse English optioned to Syracuse". Nationals Journal. The Washington Post.
  3. ^ "Game Day, Philadelphia Phillies and Washington Nationals, April 5, 2010". April 5, 2010. Retrieved June 13, 2010.
  4. ^ Wong, Andy (June 28, 2013). "Rhinos release P Jesse English".
  5. ^ Herrmann, Paul (July 15, 2013). "ENGLISH RETURNS TO 'FISH TANK". Archived from the original on July 26, 2013.
  6. ^ "Rancho Buena Vista High School: Baseball". Retrieved 2018-03-30.

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
  • SABR
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