Jake Petricka- Milwaukee Brewers
Jake Petricka will attempt to hone his craft as a member of the Milwaukee Brewers bullpen in 2019. Petricka spent last season with the Blue Jays making 41 relief appearances going 3-1 with a 4.53 earned run average and an 8.9 SO/9 rate.
Petricka provided 28 scoreless appearances for the Blue Jays last season while surrendering only six home runs in 45.2 innings of work in 2018.
The hurler was drafted three times including a second-round selection the third and final time he was taken. The White Sox drafted Petricka twice along with the Yankees sandwiched in between the selections.
The 30-year old had previous major league time with the White Sox prior to his short stint in Toronto. Petricka sports a career 10-12 record with a respectable 3.98 earned run average with 16 saves over 222 relief appearances. The right-hander closed out 14 games for Chicago in 2014 while accumulating a career-high 2.0 WAR that season.
Petricka could be a sleeper for Milwaukee and provide some upside along with veteran experience for the postseason-hopeful Brew Crew.